Things To Do In Austin Texas — June 2023

Summer fun has begun with these awesome events around Austin!

Summer fun has begun with these awesome events around Austin!

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Here’s a list of things to do in Austin Texas in JUNE:

KUTX Rock the Park

June 2

Don’t miss this free, family-friendly concert at Mueller Lake Park’s amphitheater presented by Mueller, KUTX, and Dell Children’s Medical Center. Curated by KUTX and Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, this show offers an unforgettable experience for music lovers of all ages. Catch the last show of the Spring 2023 season on June 2, featuring Rosie Flores at 6:45 PM and Big Bill at 7:30 PM. Arrive early, bring a blanket for lawn seating, and enjoy food options from local vendors or a picnic dinner. While chairs, glass containers, and alcohol are not allowed, complimentary beverages from Odell Brewing Company will be available for those 21+ with proper ID. It’s a perfect opportunity to gather with loved ones and rock out in the heart of Mueller!

ATX TV Festival

June 1-4

The ATX TV Festival in downtown Austin is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together TV fans and industry insiders. Now on its 12th season, the festival features screenings of past, current, and upcoming series, along with engaging panel discussions and events. This year’s lineup includes popular shows like The Righteous Gemstones and Outlander, as well as newer series like Manifest and Cruel Summer. Take advantage of this must-attend event for TV lovers!

Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run

June 8

For two decades, participants have gathered at Sand Beach Park in downtown Austin to kick off the scenic 5K course along the streets surrounding Lady Bird Lake and the Butler Trail. The journey culminates back at the park, where the highly anticipated Tex-Mex party and margarita celebration await. Registration includes a race entry, a special 20th-anniversary run shirt, access to the vibrant Maudie’s Finish Line Celebration, two flavorful Maudie’s Margaritas, and delectable Tex-Mex appetizer-sized bites. Participants can even register as a team, inviting their margarita buddies to join in the fun. Notably, all registration fees directly support The Trail Conservancy, aiding their mission to safeguard, improve, and connect the Ann & Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail for the community to enjoy.

Madagascar the Musical

June 10

Madagascar The Musical Live! is a high-energy and immersive production that brings the beloved characters from the Dreamworks® movie to life on stage. With an engaging storyline and catchy new songs composed for the show, audiences of all ages are sure to be captivated by the antics of Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria as they journey to the wild and wacky world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Featuring a talented cast of performers, lively choreography, and imaginative set design, Madagascar The Musical Live! is a spectacle that will have you dancing and cheering along with the crack-a-lackin’ friends from start to finish.

Rainbow on the Creek

June 10

Join Waterloo Greenway and their community partners in commemorating Pride Month at Waterloo Park! Experience a vibrant and inclusive Pride celebration that is free and family-friendly. Delight in live music, captivating dance performances, and dazzling drag shows presented by talented local artists and performers. Explore interactive exhibits showcasing the invaluable work of Austin’s LGBTQIA+ nonprofits, small businesses, and gender-affirming/sexual health service providers. The festivities kick off with “Pride is for Families” from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Meredith Heritage Tree Deck, offering a joyful experience for all ages. Later, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, the Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park will host an exhilarating Pride Celebration that promises to be an evening to remember. Join in the celebration of love, diversity, and equality during this special month of Pride. For more LGBTQIA+ Events and Venues, check out our full blog here.

Stay Black and Live: Juneteenth Festival

June 12-19

Discover the vibrant spirit of the fourth annual Stay Black and Live (SB&L) Juneteenth Festival! Taking place from June 12-19, 2023, at the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center in Austin, this year’s theme is “Austin Family Reunion.” Join us for a week-long celebration, featuring an array of engaging events, including community kickbacks, dance parties, cookouts, live music, and captivating conversations with esteemed thought leaders, educators, and public scholars. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Black history, both past and present, as we come together to commemorate this momentous occasion and foster a deeper understanding of our shared heritage. 

Hairspray The Musical

June 13-18

HAIRSPRAY has been captivating audiences since its Broadway debut in 2002 and its subsequent film adaptation in 2007. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, the show’s message of inclusion and acceptance continues to resonate with audiences today. Tracy Turnblad, played by a talented young actress, leads an all-star cast in this high-energy production that will have you dancing in your seat. From the colorful costumes to the infectious music, HAIRSPRAY is a feel-good show that will leave you smiling long after the curtain falls.

Wexel Art Sale

June 16

Wexel Art, the leading provider of high-quality acrylic display solutions in Austin, TX, is thrilled to announce their biggest sale of the year. On June 16th, art enthusiasts and interior design professionals can seize the opportunity to acquire innovative frames and art pieces at deeply discounted prices. This exclusive in-person event, held at Wexel Art’s headquarters, promises significant savings and a wide range of styles and sizes to elevate the way cherished artwork is showcased. Don’t miss this transformative opportunity to enhance your home or workspace with Wexel Art’s exceptional display options.

​Central Texas Juneteenth 2K, Parade & Celebration

June 17

Juneteenth is a significant and meaningful celebration that honors the end of slavery in the United States. With its roots in Texas, where it originated in 1865, the holiday has spread across the country and is now recognized as a federal holiday. One of the most popular ways to celebrate is by attending the annual Juneteenth festival, which typically includes a parade and a lively celebration with food and local vendors. This year’s festival at Rosewood Park promises to be a particularly exciting event, featuring entertainment from a talented lineup of performers, including Nayla Wilmore, New Orleans Beau, Joe Pratt and the Source One Band, and more.

Austin Asian American Film Festival

June 21-25

The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) has evolved from a showcase-specific event into a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. They offer a flagship annual festival and year-round community screening events, growing from a volunteer-led group to one of Austin’s premier Asian American arts nonprofits. AAAFF’s mission is to champion Asian and Asian American stories via media arts and empower Asian Americans in cinema. The organization continues to expand, collaborating with peer film festival organizations in North America, providing educational programs, an AA/PI filmmaker database, and film industry resources for creatives. AAAFF programs aim to increase understanding of the AA/PI experience through film.

ATX Sketch Fest

June 22-25

Austin Sketch Fest is a comedy festival that spotlights top-notch scripted comedy from both Austin and beyond. ColdTowne Theater is responsible for producing, booking, and organizing the festival, which has previously hosted a number of notable performers including Tim Robinson, Amber Ruffin, and Paul F. Tompkins. The festival is known for bringing in a diverse range of acts from all over the country, including cities such as NYC, Chicago, LA, Seattle, and Portland. Additionally, local Austin comedy groups are always well-represented.

As originally published in Realty Austin.

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