2019 Summer Events in Austin, TX

June 19th, 2019 by

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It’s summer in Texas, and we can’t wait to grab our sunscreen and get outside for a wide variety of summer festivals in Austin! From tasty food events to rocking musical concerts, there’s no shortage of entertainment coming up in 2019. We have the scoop on upcoming events in Austin, so get ready to fill your calendar with plenty of fun summer happenings!

Austin Summer Music Festivals

Summer is the perfect time to take in some tunes in the fresh air.

  • Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park” – this free, summer-long concert series allows families and friends to spread out a picnic blanket and enjoy a rotating selection of brass, big band, strings, and other musical selections
  • Hot Summer Nights – venues located in the Red River Cultural District host a four-day long musical experience, paired with local food trucks, vendors, and more
  • Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic – presented by Willie Nelson himself, this can’t-miss lineup of country artists is sure to rock the Austin360 Amphitheater

Austin Food Festivals

Looking for something new to spice up your summer menu? There are several unique food festivals on deck for this summer.

  • Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival – as one of the world’s largest hot sauce festivals, there’s sure to be flavors to test even the most adventurous palettes
  • Quesoff – grab a bag of chips and get ready to dip during this competition for all things melted cheese
  • Austin Oktoberfest – indulge in your favorite German offerings, including traditional beer, sausage, and more
  • Texas Craft Brewers Festival – as the state’s largest beer event, this festival allows guests to taste countless brews as they soak in the sun

Unique Austin Festivals

There’s always something special to do in Austin! Check out some of these unique summer events.

  • Bat Fest – where else but in Austin can you see over 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats fly free? If you can take your eyes off the sky, there will also be music, food, and a bat-costume contest
  • Austin Pride Festival – join the fun with this annual parade and festival celebrating love and community
  • Fantastic Fest – open up your cinematic landscape with this genre film fest, presenting horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and more

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