5 Can’t-Miss Upcoming Events in Austin, Texas

3 Jul 2021

A crowd of people cheering at a music festival similar to some upcoming events in Austin, Texas.

After a year of hibernation, Austin is officially back! The downtown streets are bustling full of people. Sixth and Rainey have come back to life. Zilker Park and Barton Springs are dotted with happy Austinites and visitors soaking up the summer sun. Whether you’re a frequent visitor to Austin or are visiting for the first time, you’ll find a high-energy town where there’s no shortage of things to do. With luxury vacation rentals in downtown Austin, Lake Austin, Lake Travis, and Hill Country, Walker Luxury Vacation Rentals will put you in the heart of it all so you can fully enjoy the best upcoming Austin events.

1. Blues on the Green – Zilker Park  (8/10/21 – 8/11/21)

What better way to enjoy a summer evening than sitting in the grass in Zilker Park and enjoying live music? Blues on the Green in Zilker Park is a favorite summer event for Austin locals and visitors alike. The event is in its 30th year of operation and boasts some serious local talent. This year, Blues on the Green visitors can expect to see Jackie Venson, Blackillac, Peterson Brothers Band, Kydd Jones, Suzanne Santo, Eve Monsees, and Jimmie Vaughan.

People walking through a street during a Pride Festival parade similar to one you can find in Austin, Texas.

2. Austin Pride Parade – Fiesta Gardens (8/15/21)

Celebrate Austin Pride Month this august at Fiesta Gardens. Dress up and celebrate inclusivity as summer comes to an end with Austin Pride. This parade marches down Congress Avenue during the largest annual LGBTQI advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas.

3. Outlaw Music Festival Tour – Germania Insurance Amphitheatre (8/22/21)

Country legend and Texas Icon Willie Nelson is returning to the stage for the Outlaw Music Festival Tour. Willie will be joined by fellow musical greats Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, The Avett Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Bingham, Margo Price, Yola, and more. This 14-stop tour begins in Austin at the Germania Insurance Amphitheatre.

People standing outside watching a large group of bat fly by as the sun sets in Austin, Texas.

4. Bat Fest – Congress Avenue Bridge (8/28/21)

Home to the world’s largest urban bat colony, Congress Avenue Bridge is a sight to see at dusk. This event celebrates our nocturnal winged friends with live music, family-friendly activities, a costume contest, and more.

5. Blended Festival – Long Center (9/10/21 – 9/11/21)

This wine and culinary festival will make its Austin debut in early September at the Long Center for Performing Arts. The event will feature culinary stations, craft cocktails, and live music. 

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