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Upcoming things to do in Austin!

Anime Overload
August 14 - 16, 2015
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown Austin, TX

Partake in events, panels and workshops during this Japanese animation and pop-culture convention. Details.
Austin Bat Fest
August 22, 2015
Ann Richards Congress Ave Bridge, Austin, TX

What will you see at BatFest this year? 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk, 2 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.
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
August 23, 2015
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.
Home and Garden Show Austin
August 28 - 30, 2015
Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX

With thousands of square feet of exhibits you'll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more. Details.
Splash Days
Labor Day Weekend, September 4 – 7, 2015
Various Venues in Austin, TX

We are a weekend of music, dance, and unity, and we are Austin’s one and only circuit event. We enjoy bringing fun loving men and women to Austin from all over to socialize, dance/listen to DJs from around the country/world, and to experience our beautiful city and friendly people. Benefitting AIDS Services of Austin, Equality Texas, and Project Transitions. Details.
Kerrville Fall Music Festival
September 4 - 6, 2015
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 7, 2015
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.
Dripping with Taste Wine and Food Festival
September 12, 2015
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.
Lone Star Le Mans
September 17 - 19, 2015
Circuit of The AmericasTM 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX

The three-day event will feature almost nine hours of racing, finishing under the stars and topped off with a dazzling fireworks show. All weekend long, fans and families will find exciting entertainment and live music, interactive car displays and an open paddock where you can get up close to the drivers and their cars. Details.
Texas Bamboo Festival
September 19 - 20, 2015
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 Bead Market
September 19 - 20, 2015
Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Ln, Austin, TX

You can now find wholesale and retail fashion accessories, gift merchandise, lapidary and beads at the Bead Market shows. Antique & Estate Beads, Gemstone, Glass, Crystal, Bali Beads, Metal Beads, Tools, Jewelry, Buttons, Lampwork, Seed Beads, Pearls, and more Details.
The Old Pecan Street Festival
September 26 - 27, 2015
Sixth Street Austin, TX

More than 60 of Austin’s finest musical acts bring three stages to life, and family-friendly activities from street magicians to a petting zoo delight both adults and children. Thirty food vendors provide both healthy and indulgent choices, often supported by and benefiting charitable partners. Details.
Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 2 - 4 & 9 - 11, 2015
Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

This year, the festival will again feature 8 stages, 3 days, & over 130 bands. As always, we have a wide range of talent, so there is a little something for everyone. Details.
POP Austin International Art Show
October 17 - 19, 2014
Fair Market East 5th St, Austin, TX

The show brings together some of the most renowned contemporary artists from around the world, focusing on not only established artists, but also emerging artists in the contemporary field. Details.
Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
October 23 - 25, 2015
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.
Austin Halloween Half Marathon
October 24, 2015
Cedar Park Center, 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX

The goal with this event was to create a memory for everyone – and having a half marathon in October, having it themed around Halloween was an obvious choice. The Half Marathon course is designed to be mostly flat as you will see on the course page. You won’t want to miss this event as it will be one of your favorite races in Austin. Details.
Austin Film Festival
October 29 - November 5, 2015
Paramount Theatre and various locations

Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on top-billed films and Indies alike. Details.
Blacklight Run™
October 31, 2015
Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Lane Austin, TX

Glowing participants come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; every participant will get Glowed™ and has the time of their life. Whether you are an avid runner or a walk around the park walker, the 3 miles of the Blacklight Run™ course will have you glowing and waiting for the next one! Details.
Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 6 - 8, 2015
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.
Austin Celtic Festival
November 7 - 8, 2015
Fiesta Gardens 2102 Jesse E. Segovia St Austin, TX

The largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas returns for its 18th Annual Celtic Fest. Internationally acclaimed as one of the few remaining festivals that celebrate the authentic music honed by the Celtic people. The Festival goes beyond gimmicks to highlight traditions and achievements in a way that reminds audiences of the extraordinary craftsmanship and study that made places like Ireland & Scotland leaders in folk music and dance. Details.
2015 Step Out: Austin
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Camp Mabry 2200 West 35th Street, Austin, TX

We Step Out to do our part to Stop Diabetes and take steps to improve our health! Participants are changing the future and making a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. You can too! Details.
ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, November 26, 2015
Downtown Austin, TX

In 2014, we had more than 20,000 participants from 49 states, making it the largest 5-mile run in Texas. Proudly, we donate one hundred percent of event proceeds to Caritas of Austin. Caritas helps the working poor and provides them with education and support to gain self-sufficiency. Details.
Dancing With The Stars Austin 2014
Sunday, December 6, 2015
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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