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Austin’s Local Guide – April
Austin Motel Pool Passes – Everyday (April – October)
Austin Motel 1220 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX
Soak up the sun or the neon nightlife at the Austin Motel Pool. Book your reservation for a 3-hour day or nighttime swim in the motel’s massive kidney-shaped pool. Food and drinks are available to order from the Pool Bar.
Take Photos with Bluebonnet – Everyday
Spring is here and the iconic Texas bluebonnets are starting to bloom all across Central Texas. View our guide and find bundles of bluebonnets near you.
Try New Restaurants – Everyday
Hey foodies! Austin is booming with a variety of new restaurants for you to try from formal cuisine to must-try food trucks.
Birds, Bubbles, and Blues – Every Thursday
Geraldine’s 605 Davis Street, Austin, TX
Make reservations at Geraldine’s on Thursdays and enjoy their special of half bottles of Moet, spicy fried chicken, and live music! Doors open at 5:30 pm and music starts at 8 pm.
Saturday Morning Yoga At Austin Proper – Every Saturday
Austin Poper Hotel 600 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX
Gain a deeper level of physical and mental awareness with a 60-minute practice designed to center your energy. This revitalizing session overlooks Shoal Creek and is bound to help reset your body, mind, and soul.
Sherwood Forest Faire – April 3 – May 23 (weekends)
Sherwood Forest Faire 1883 Hwy 20, McDade, TX
Travel back in time by visiting this locally owned medieval-style village. Explore over 100 permanent buildings on 25 acres of land that feature performance stages, pubs, merchant shops, a castle, and more!
City-Wide Vintage Sale – April 10 – 11
Palmer Event Center 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX
Join Austin’s best vintage sale with a variety of vendors selling everything from cowboy boots, furniture, art, cameras, clothing and so much more.
Keep Austin Beautiful Day – April 10
Keep Austin Beautiful is mobilizing community members across the Austin-area to remove litter from their favorite neighborhood spots. They will be giving out free clean-up kits that include 2 litter grabbers, 2 standard masks, 5 trash bags, 5 recycling bags, latex gloves, sanitizer, and containers.
RKB Crawfish Boil – April 10
Revelry Kitchen + Bar 1410 E 6th St, Austin, TX
Revelry Kitchen + Bar is hosting their annual Crawfish Boil with live music from David Thacker Band out n the patio. All Crawfish comes with potatoes, corn, sausage, and homemade seasoning. Service starts at 2 pm until it’s sold out. Can’t make it to this event? Find more places to get crawfish around Austin here!
Art on the Lawn Family Edition: Cardboard Hand Puppets – April 11
Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin, TX
Enjoy a peaceful Sunday Funday with the family as you stroll the shady lawn of the Neill-Cochran House Museum. From 11 am to 3 pm, local artists will display and sell their work on the grounds of the historic site.
Sound Healing at The Cathedral – April 12
The Cathedral 2403 East 16th Steet, Austin, TX
Immerse yourself in the sounds of crystal bowls and chimes as you flow through an hour of slow movements and breathwork. Yoga mats and water will be provided at this socially distant event. Relax even more after the session with CBD cocktails from Sweet Crude.
One Love Comedy Show – April 15
The Pershing 2415 East 5th Steet, Austin, TX
One Love Comedy show is bringing the best stand-up comedians to the Capital City with performers featured on Comedy Central, Showtime, Conan, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and the Joe Rogan Experience. This month’s headliner is Fahim Anwar listed by the New York Times as a “most promising future star.”
Super Troopers: A Drive-In Movie at the Ranch – April 16
Ranger Cattle 12208 FM 969, Austin, TX
Pack up the car and head to the ranch for a Texas-style drive-in movie experience! With the purchase of registration, enjoy free beer, hard seltzer, cow feeding, and of course a movie! The event is BYOB and dog-friendly with concessions and Wagyu burgers for sale.
Austin Spring Festival – April 17 – 18, April 24 – 25
Barton Hill Farms 12208 FM 969, Austin, TX
Spend a beautiful Spring day on Barton Hill Farm. Pick your own bouquet from the flower patch, enjoy live music, fresh food, cold beer, hayrides, catch & release fishing, and relax on a swing beneath the shady tree near the Colorado River.
A Light in the Dark- Run your own 5k – April 18
This virtual run-on-your-own event is hosted by the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and is a celebration of health and wellness and a time to make taking care of yourself fun! With the $35 race donation, you will receive an at-home packet complete with glow gear, AFSP resources, and materials from their sponsors.
Spring Mini Market – April 18
South Congress Hotel 2415 East 5th Steet, Austin, TX
SoCo Hotel is hosting a Spring Mini Market pop-up shop, allowing you to show from a line-up of 16 women-owned businesses. Bev will be hosting 2 happy hours throughout the event at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Enjoy music from a live DJ and the first 25 guests will receive a free gift bag.
Bike Night At COTA – Earth Day Theme – April 20
Circuit of the Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Del Valle, TX
Cyclists can clip in and navigate The Circuit on Bike Night without the worry of city traffic while experiencing sunset views on the observation deck. After the ride, cyclists can recharge with drinks and refreshments.
Earth Day – April 22
Soak in all the magnificent landscapes and scenery around the Austin-area. From Hill Country to Downtown Zilker Park, find a variety of outdoor activities to get connected with mother Earth.
Disney Through The Decades At ZACH Theatre – April 22 – May 2
ZACH Theatre 202 South Lamar, Austin, TX
Celebrating the magic of Disney with your favorite songs from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Moana, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and more. Spend the night under the stars and the Austin Skyline on the socially distant, safe, and completely transformed People’s Plaza outside of the Topfer at ZACH. This is an enchanting sing-a-long event for the entire family.
Noir Creators Space Open Market – April 25
St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church 1202 Russel Street, Pflugerville, TX
Celebrate Black culture and shop Black-owned businesses at the first Noir Creators Space Open Market! Stop by from 12 – 6 pm and find a variety of goods to take home.
As originally published in Austin Local.