Summer Events In & Around Austin

Summer Events In & Around Austin

Austin and its surrounding areas offer a variety of activities and attractions to enjoy during the summer months. Here are some upcoming events happening in June, July, and all summer long!

All Summer Long All

The Drop-In Summer Concert Series

Every Thursday through August 10
Long Center
ACL Radio & The Long Center teamed up to bring you a free weekly concert series on the Long Center lawn all summer long. The event features a diverse lineup of Austin’s favorite and emerging artists in the heart of downtown.

Paramount Summer Classic Film Series

May 26 - September 2
The Paramount Theatre
The series showcases a curated selection of classic films on the big screen, offering movie lovers a chance to enjoy timeless cinematic masterpieces in a nostalgic and atmospheric setting.

Blues on the Green

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Zilker Park
The event brings together music lovers for free, open-air concerts featuring local and national blues and rock artists. Bring blankets and friends to create your cozy spots on the grass.

Driftwood Nights

Every Friday until September 1
Vista Brewing
Every Friday night in the summer Vista Brewing is hosting live music from 6 to 8 PM. They offer up beers on draft, local wines & ciders, and picnic-style farm-to-table snacks. Click here for a list of the upcoming performers.


Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

June 7 - June 11
Various Locations
The festival showcases contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films and videos made by or about Latinos & Latinas in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about Indigenous groups of the Americas are also invited to participate.

Central Texas Juneteenth Parade & Celebration 

June 17, 9:30 AM - Noon
Rosewood and Boggy Creek Park
Juneteenth, also known as "Freedom Day" or "Emancipation Day," is the oldest known African-American celebration commemorating the end of slavery. This annual event features a parade with floats and entertainment and a celebration with food and local vendors.

African American Book Festival

June 24
George Washington Carver Center
This free literary event showcases new works by and about African Americans. Notable speakers and authors will discuss their works and facilitate conversations.

Pride in Local Music Festival

June 24
Long Center for the Performing Arts
The Pride in Local Music concert event celebrates local music through the rainbow heartbeat of our great music city, produced by the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The day features musical performances from local artists on the lawn at Long Center for the Performing Arts.


Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic
July 4 at 1pm 
Q2 Stadium
Created in 1972 by Willie himself, this iconic Independence Day celebration features incredible live music acts and a fireworks show. This year’s musical guests include  Willie Nelson & Family, Tyler Childers, Dwight Yoakam, Shakey Graves, and more.
*Important to Note: There are tons of events going on in and around Austin to celebrate July 4th. Keep an eye out for our upcoming 4th of July Events blog post!
Zilker Summer Musical
July 7 - August 12, Every Thursday through Sunday at 8:15pm

Zilker Hillside Theatre

Indulge in a free, annual musical at Zilker Hillside Theatre. Enjoy live performances every Thursday through Sunday. Pack a picnic and be enchanted under the open sky.

Hot Summer Nights

July 20 - July 23
Red River Cultural District
Hot Summer Nights is a free multi-day music and arts festival held each summer in the Red River Cultural District. The event showcases local and emerging talent across various venues in the city, celebrating the vibrant music and arts scene of Austin.

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