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Upcoming things to do in Austin!

10th Annual Austin Bat Fest
August 23, 2014
Ann Richards Congress Ave Bridge 100 South Congress Ave, Austin, TX

What will you see at BatFest this year? 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk, 3 stages with live music, more than 75 arts & crafts vendors, delicious food and drinks, fun children’s activities, a bat costume contest and other bat activities. Details.
10th Annual Ice Ball benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters
August 23, 2014
Hyatt Regency Austin 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters, this must-attend event features a cool mix of gourmet tastes and refreshing cocktails, live and silent auction, dancing, and of course, ice sculptures! Details.
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
August 24th, 2014
Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St. Austin, TX

The hot sauce contest has three levels of competition: individuals (homemade), restaurants, and commercial bottlers. This gives us a good chance to recognize hot sauces in a class by themselves. It also gives us a chance to consider hot sauces made fresh daily in restaurants apart from those made for grocery store shelves. Details.
Kerrville Fall Music Festival
August 29 - 31, 2014
Quiet Valley Ranch 3876 Medina Hwy, Kerrville, TX

While many folks come out just to see the evening main stage shows, the heart and soul of the festival is in the campgrounds. This is where you can truly experience and appreciate the abundance of talent we are blessed to have in our midst each year. Impromptu jam sessions can pop up at any time around a campfire or anywhere there are people willing to listen. Details.
Tri-Rock Austin Triathlon
September 1, 2014
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

In the heart of downtown Austin this urban setting provides a swim start at the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue with a swim course in Lady Bird Lake, fast and closed bike course with stunning views over the Congress Street Bridge and finishes with a run along the Auditorium Shores running path. This is a destination event with a triathlon scene that rocks like no other! Details.
The Austin Flea
September 6, 2014
Opal Divine's Penn Field 3601 S. Congress Austin, TX

Find one-of-a-kind gifts for or any occasion including jewelry, glasswork, clothing, artwork, cards, purses, woodwork and so much more! Entrance to the event is Free and open to all ages! Details.
Dripping with Taste Wine and Food Festival
September 13, 2014
Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center, Dripping Springs, TX

Foodies, wine aficionados, and live music fans will come from across Central Texas and the Texas Triangle (Austin, Houston & Dallas) to enjoy the ambience of the Central Texas Hill Country. The festival will directly benefit the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Visitors Bureau. Details.
Twenty-Second Texas Bamboo Festival
September 13 - 14, 2014
Zilker Botanical Garden - Austin, TX

A gathering of bamboo enthusiasts come together to share their joys of growing & working with bamboo at the 22nd Annual Texas Bamboo Festival. There will be lectures & demonstrations about bamboo & vendors with bamboo plants & crafts for sale. Silent auction. Funds raised at the auction will go to the Texas Bamboo Society. Details.
Austin Museum Day
September 21, 2014
Across Austin

Organized by the Austin Museum Partnership, this special day features free exhibitions and activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites. Details.
Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 3 & 5, 10 & 12, 2014
Zilker Park

The festival plays host not only to 130+ artists from across the globe, but amazing local eats and wares, free fun for the kiddos, green goings-on, and other cool activities to entertain you between sets! Details.
Dash for Dad
October 18, 2014
Camp Mabry Military Base

Its time to DASH! Join Urology Austin for the DASH FOR DAD 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk with a Boot Camp Warm Up to support ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer. DASH FOR DAD is part of the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge®, America's Premier Men's Health Event Series Details.
Austin Celtic Festival
October 18 - 19, 2014
Fiesta Gardens 2100 Jesse E. Segovia Street Austin, TX

The largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas is returning for their 14th annual celebration. Four stages of Irish, Scottish and Breton music, dance, storytelling, workshops and more. Plus, Sheepherding demos, Highland Games and over 30 Celt craft vendors. Details.
Walk MS: Austin
October 26, 2014 9:00am
Dell Diamond 3400 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX

Come out and walk for "the future of a world free of MS". MS Society funds cutting edge research, drives change through advocacy and helps people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. Details.
Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
October 31 - November 2, 2014
Circuit of The AmericasTM 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX

Drivers will be in Austin competing in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in November. Built around a state-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track with capacity for 120,000 fans and an elevation change of 133 feet, the facility is designed for any and all classes of racing - from motor power to human power. Details.
Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 7 - 9, 2014
Auditorium Shores 800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX

One of the most relaxed, creative, and pioneering festivals in music today, Fun Fun Fun Fest is custom booked for the most passionate, underground and progressive musicians, comedians and fans around the world. Details.
Dancing With The Stars Austin 2014
December 7, 2014
Hilton Austin 500 E 4th St, Austin, TX

The must-attend charity event of the year brings together professional ballroom dancers and notable community members for a fun night of competition where bragging rights are earned after months of practice. Who will take home the coveted mirror ball trophy? Each year, the success of this event plays a significant role in our ability to continue providing high-level services to young victims of abuse including forensic interviews, therapy and crisis intervention. Benefitting Center for Child Protection. Details.

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