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Upcoming things to do in Austin!

The 2013 Austin Pet Expo
August 2, 2014
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

Learn About Pet Care, Volunteerism, Grooming, Pet Behavior & Training, Traveling with your Pet, How YOU Can Make a Difference, Different Types of Pets/Breeds, Veterinarian FAQ, Fun Activities for You & Your Pet Details.
Austin Ice Cream Festival
August 9, 2014
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St Austin, TX

Bring yourself, your friends, your family and even your dog to the 8th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival and come scream with us. This event will include lots of games, activities, contests and live entertainment as well as what we all scream for ICE CREAM! See the ICE CREAM TRUCK!!! Details.
Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer
August 10, 2014 7:00am
The Domain in Austin, TX

Join the Austin Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition for the 7th Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer. Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you! Details.
Home and Garden Show Austin
August 15 - 17, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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