Things To Do In Austin Texas — August 2023

August in Austin doesn't disappoint with exciting events like musicals, festivals, and more!

August in Austin doesn’t disappoint with exciting events like musicals, festivals, and more!

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Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift

August 4

Immerse yourself in the enchantment of Candlelight Concerts as Taylor Swift’s captivating music fills the air at The Mansion in Austin. With a mesmerizing ambiance illuminated by candlelight, this multi-sensory experience offers a 60-minute program featuring beloved songs such as “Love Story,” “Cardigan,” and “Wildest Dreams.” Seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and the venue is wheelchair accessible. Don’t miss this unforgettable opportunity to witness the magic of live music in a truly extraordinary setting. Get your tickets now and be part of this enchanting evening at The Mansion.

Zilker Summer Musical: Matilda

July 7-August 12

Inspired by Roald Dahl’s Matilda, Matilda The Musical tells the inspiring story of an extraordinary girl who fearlessly challenges the status quo and takes control of her own destiny. With its exhilarating dance sequences and catchy tunes, Matilda offers a vibrant and uplifting adventure that will enchant both young and old, showcasing the extraordinary imagination of a very special girl.

SUP El Camino Real

August 11-12

Join in for an action-packed weekend on August 11th and 12th at Fisherman’s Park in Bastrop, Texas. Friday sets the stage with the thrilling Friday Night Sprints, followed by sprint races. On Saturday, the excitement continues with the main event! After the race, participants can enjoy a leisurely Social Paddle and SUP Games at the picturesque Colorado River Refuge. Don’t miss out on this incredible weekend of SUP racing and camaraderie in Bastrop, Texas.

Bat Fest

August 26

Held annually, this unique event draws locals and visitors alike to the Congress Avenue Bridge, home to the largest urban bat colony in North America. Attendees can immerse themselves in a vibrant atmosphere filled with live music performances, delicious food vendors, arts and crafts, and exciting activities for all ages. As dusk approaches, the true spectacle begins as thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from under the bridge, creating a mesmerizing display in the evening sky.

Stevie Nicks

August 15

Experience the magic of music as the legendary Stevie Nicks graces the stage at the Moody Center on August 15th. Prepare to be captivated by her mesmerizing vocals and enchanting presence as she performs an unforgettable setlist, including iconic hits like “Dreams” and “Edge of Seventeen.” Joined by special guest Billy Joel for a powerful rendition of “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” Stevie Nicks will take you on a journey through her illustrious career, leaving you craving more.

Jurassic World Live

August 18-20

Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled, live arena show that will leave you on the edge of your seat! Embark on a thrilling adventure as the Indominus rex breaks free, plunging Isla Nublar into chaos. Join a team of courageous scientists as they race against time to uncover a corrupt plot and rescue Jeanie, a Troodon dinosaur, from a perilous fate. Along the way, witness the awe-inspiring presence of Jurassic World’s beloved creatures, including the fierce Tyrannosaurus rex, the cunning Blue the Raptor, the majestic Stegosaurus, and the mighty Triceratops.

Summer Stock Austin – Wizard of Oz

July 22-August 6

Experience the enchanting production of The Wizard of Oz presented by Summer Stock Austin in partnership with Texas Performing Arts. Follow Dorothy’s captivating journey with her friends as they search for the mighty Wizard and strive to return home to Kansas. Immerse yourself in the timeless wonder of The Wizard of Oz live on stage this summer.

Texas Tax-Free Weekend

August 11-13

Get ready to save big while supporting local Texas businesses during the annual Tax-Free weekend! The Comptroller urges all taxpayers to take advantage of tax-free purchases on clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks (priced below $100). Whether you shop in-store or online from a Texas-based or catalog seller, qualifying items can be purchased without paying any sales tax. Mark your calendars for this year’s sales tax holiday.

Le Garage Sale

August 26-27

Experience the ultimate shopping event at Le Garage Sale in Austin. With over 100+ local, independent retailers and designers, this biannual sale brings together a curated selection of vendors offering a diverse range of on-trend merchandise for women, men, children, and home. Shop with ease as you explore the carefully curated inventory, score great bargains, and support local businesses. Le Garage Sale is a must-attend event for serious shoppers and vendors alike, providing an outlet for excess inventory while offering a fantastic shopping experience for the community.

Austin Pride Parade & Festival

August 12

Get ready to celebrate love and diversity on August 12th as Austin Pride takes center stage once again. After a record-breaking attendance of over 400,000 proud individuals in 2022, this year’s event promises to be even grander! Austin Pride never fails to deliver incredible entertainment, and this year is certainly no exception. Embracing the theme “Keep Austin Queer’d,” the festivities will honor and uplift the LGBTQ+ community in all its vibrant glory. With a day filled with performances and an electrifying atmosphere, Pride in Austin is a time to come together, stand tall, and revel in the powerful spirit of inclusivity and acceptance. Be prepared to join the joyous throngs as Austin embraces its queer identity and showcases the city’s unwavering pride!

As originally published in Realty Austin.

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