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4th of July Celebrations in Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

The 4th of July is only a few weeks away, so it’s time to think about how you plan to celebrate our independence in Austin. Austin will be full of fun and memorable ways to celebrate, from the usual fireworks to parades and live music. Here’s a few 4th of July events coming up in Austin to look forward to.

H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks

The fireworks at the Long Center for the Performing Arts is where you’ll find families decked out in red, white, and blue at Vic Mathias Shores. This amazing event featuring a fireworks display will fill the city skyline with spectacular colors. Make sure you get there early for a perfect place on the grass.

Westlake 4th of July Parade

The Westlake parade begins at 9 am featuring live music, bouncy house games and fun activities after the parade. You and your pets can compete in a costume contest. There will also be breakfast tacos from Texas Honey Ham, cookies from P. Terry’s and ice cream at Northstar Bank.  The best part is it’s all FREE!

4th of July Celebration at Blue Starlite

Come to the Blue Starlite Urban Mini Drive- In’s Independence Day celebration and watch the movie Independence Day starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum.  After the movie, enjoy a fireworks show on their high definition screen. And you can enjoy this all from the comfort of your car.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

Spend the 4th of July with Willie Nelson! Live Nation, C3 Presents, and Circuit of The Americas (COTA) are hosting the return of Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic to Circuit of The Americas.  Country music legend and American treasure Willie Nelson hosts one of America’s most celebrated festivals.

Grey Rock Stars and Stripes Firework Show

Celebrate independence day at the Grey Rock Golf Golf Course and Tennis Club with their annual Stars and Stripes event the first week of July! Members and their friends can buy tickets to get an up-close relaxing view of the event from the 18th Fairway. There’s great food the whole family will enjoy along with some of the best fireworks in South Austin.

Whatever you do this 4th of July, make sure you have a fun and safe Independence Day in Austin!

Have a Memorable Memorial Day in Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

Memoral Day Parades in Austin

Memorial Day is almost here.  It’s a time to celebrate our freedom and honor those who sacrificed their lives for it. What better way to do that than a parade? It’s a great way for families and communities to come together, have fun, and remember. There are some great Memorial Day celebrations and parades scheduled this weekend in the Austin area.  Here’s what you can look forward to this weekend:

Saturday May 26, 2018

Fiesta Amistad 2018:  Come to the Old Settlers Association Ground for the 50th Annual Fiesta Amistad You can enjoy food, games, arts and crafts, and a plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Musicians from around the area will perform, including Ruben Ramos, Jay Perez & The Band, Marcos Orozco, Hugo Guerrero y Fanango, and Round Rock Ballet Folklorico along with DJ Primo and Jess Lopez setting the tone during the day. Admission $5 at the gate.


Sunday May 27, 2018

Close Assault 1944: Remember the true meaning of Memorial Day at the Texas Military Force Museum at Camp Mabry with this look back at World War II. This show focuses on the history of the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas Army National Guard during World War II. The program is free and features members of the Texas Military Forces Living History Detachment exhibiting the uniform and equipment worn by the American GI in the European Theater of the Second World War, as well as those of his German opponent. There will also be firing demonstrations of the most famous U.S. and German small arms of World War II, along with displays of everything from tents and radio equipment to GI baseball gloves and mess kits and operational vehicles such as an M4 Sherman Tank, M3 Halftrack and Jeeps. Showtimes are at 11 am and 2 pm. 


Monday May 28, 2018

Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza Memorial Day CeremonyThis annual Memorial Day ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial Plaza on Monday, May 28. The ceremony begins at 9:30 am. United States Senator John Cornyn will be the guest speaker and there will be music by the 36th Infantry Division Band of the Texas Army National Guard.

Make sure to check back on our blog for more great things to do in Lake Travis and Austin. You can search for the perfect home on our website using our powerful home search tools. You can also get free listing alerts of homes as they hit the market at WelcomeToLakeTravis.com. And you can always feel free to call us at 512-657-4467​ to talk to an experienced agent today.​

Have a Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Treat Your Mother to Brunch in Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

It's time once again to show our moms how much we appreciate all they do for us. This year, Mother's Day falls on Sunday, so it s a perfect occasion to take dear mother out to Sunday Brunch. You'll have no shortage of options for a delicious Mother's Day brunch in Austin. There's a brunch for every taste and budget. Here's a few brunch specials you can look forward to this Sunday May 13.  Make sure to make reservations now.

Jeffrey's

Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch buffet featuring truffled deviled eggs and the seafood tower. Or you can order items such as lemon ricotta pancakes, truffled scrambled eggs, or take advantage of the carving station and desert table. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $85 per person.

Josephine House

This picturesque venue is the perfect setting for Sunday brunch, with pastry baskets, burrata and berries, a number of tempting entrees, along with free mimosas. $50 per person.

Lambert’s

For the mom who loves great BBQ, she will love Lambert's barbecue brunch buffet with live music.  This mouth-watering brunch includes brown sugar and coffee rubbed brisket, spicy breakfast sausage, made-to-order eggs, a breakfast frito pie and more. $50 for adults, $25 for children.

Chicon

A more affordable family option can be found at Chicon, where you'll enjoy pastry baskets, pulled pork Benedicts, migas and more. Drinks are a la carte, with $2 mimosas. Brunch will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $25 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under. 

Make sure you take time to thank for for all she's done. There's always fun things to do in Lake Travis and Austin so check back each week on our blog for more great reasons to buy a home in Austin. You can search for the perfect home on our website using our powerful home search tools. You can also get free listing alerts of homes as they hit the market at WelcomeToLakeTravis.com. And you can always feel free to call us at 512-657-4467​ to talk to an experienced agent today.​

Have a Happy Mother's Day!

May Is a Month of Festivals in Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

May Is a Month of Festivals in AustinMay is just around the corner, and so are the festivals! You can't beat a great festival in Austin in May, and these upcoming festivals in Austin promise fun for the whole family and for many interests. Here's a few of the festivals coming up in May to plan for.

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Various Locations
5/2/18 - 5/6/18

The festival will showcase contemporary films and videos from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. These films and videos are made by or about Latinos in the U.S. or the rest of the world, along with films and videos by or about indigenous groups of the Americas.

www.cinelasamericas.org

JMBLYA
Circuit of The Americas
5/5/18

This three-day, three-city traveling festival comes to Austin this May. The festival will showcase some of the most sought-after talent in hip-hop music today, with headliner J. Cole and performances from Migos, Cardi B, Kevin Gates and many more.

www.jmblya.com

Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival 
East Sixth Street
5/5/18 - 5/6/18

A free, family event, the Pecan Street Festival is the oldest and largest art festival in Central Texas. Musicians, food vendors, artists and crafts people turn Sixth Street - historically called Pecan Street - into a lively street fair where there is something for people of all ages. 

www.pecanstreetfestival.org

Finding Euphoria Fest
Carson Creek Ranch
5/11/18 - 5/13/18

Come to Carson Creek Ranch for live music, camping, yoga and a variety of mindful workshops at this immersive three day festival. There's music styles for everyone - hip-hop, electronic, ambient, tribal and experimental. 

www.euphoriafest.com

There's always fun things to do in Lake Travis and Austin so check back each week on our blog for more great reasons to buy a home in Austin. You can search for the perfect home on our website using our powerful home search tools. You can also get free listing alerts of homes as they hit the market at WelcomeToLakeTravis.com. And you can always feel free to call us at 512-657-4467​ to talk to an experienced agent today.​

Have Fun in Austin With These Upcoming Events in April

by Rebecca Shahan

Have Fun in Austin WIth These Upcoming Events in AprilNow that spring is well underway, it’s time to start having some fun in the Austin and Lake Travis area. There’s always fun events to enjoy here.  So get ready to enjoy the months of April with these exciting upcoming events in Austin.

4/13/18 - 4/15/18
Art City Austin Festival 
Palmer Event Center
One of Austin’s favorite festivals, this event features almost 200 national artists, top local restaurants, two music stages and hands-on art activities. 
www.artallianceaustin.org

4/18/18 - 4/21/18
Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival 
The Paramount Theatre and other locations
The Paramount Theatre is proud to present the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival.  Laugh yourself silly with some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. The festival will be highlighted by National headliners, up-and-comers and local Austin-based comedians for three days of hilarity. 
www.austintheatre.org

4/19/18 - 4/22/18
30th Annual Old Settler's Music Festival 
Dale, TX
Celebrate American music and art with Central Texas' signature music event.  You’ll see and hear Grammy-winning Americana, arts and crafts, camping, food and libations. Swing and dance to acoustic jazz, blues and bluegrass performed by old-time local favorites and award-winning artists from around the world. 
www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org

4/20/18 - 4/22/18
MOTOGPTM Grand Prix of The Americas
Circuit of The AmericasTM
Come to the Circuit of The AmericasTM track for the MotoGPTM. This exciting race takes place with a three-day series at the purpose built Grand Prix venue.
www.circuitoftheamericas.com/motogp

4/21/18
Weird Homes Tour
Around Town
Keeping Austin Weird is what this event is all about. This wacky annual event showcases a selection of the most creative homes around town.  You can also meet the homeowners who keep our wacky culture alive and weird.
www.weirdhomestour.com

Check back each week on our blog for more great reasons to buy a home in Austin. You can search for the perfect home on our website using our powerful home search tools. You can also get free listing alerts of homes as they hit the market at WelcomeToLakeTravis.com. And you can always feel free to call us at 512-657-4467​ to talk to an experienced agent today.

Plan the Perfect Valentine's Day in Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

Austin Valentine's Day IdeasIf you're looking for something special to do for Valentine's Day this year, don't worry. Austin is full of great ways to spend the day with your sweetheart.  Austin is rife with unique culture, art, diversity, and plenty of special events, activities, clubs, concerts and more. And of course you can find plenty of special packages at hotels and restaurants for a special evening. And you don't have to be in a romance to have fun.  There's plenty of ways for people who are “single and want to mingle,” hanging with girls, or having a night out with the guys to have a great time.  Here's a few of the best ways to enjoy Valentine's Day this year in Austin.

Romantic Weekend Hotel Packages

This is for couples who want to have a weekend getaway. Even if you live in Austin, you can take a weekend getaway to various hotels offering special packages. Bedandbreakfast.com lets you choose from tons of sweet little inns to get away from the city. Visit BedandBreakfast.com to make romantic reservations for a sweet package for two.

Zilker Botanical Gardens

This is a great idea no matter if it's for a family, an outing with friends, date groups, or just the two of you.  The 31 acres of greenery set among the Colorado River makes the perfect setting for a picnic of wine and cheese. Or you can dine at the Garden’s cafe. Best of all, these gardens are free to visit, saving more money for chocolates!

Ride a Horse-Drawn Carriage

What can be more romantic than taking a ride through downtown in a horse-drawn carriage? Die Gelbe Rose Carriage and Austin Carriage both offer great deals. This is also a great idea for the family, especially the kids. Bring some flowers and enjoy the ride! 

Austin Steam Train

Climb aboard this special Hill Country Flyer or the Valentine's Day Dinner Train to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They will take you on a romantic ride through the Texas Hill Country, crossing the South San Gabriel River and Short Creek Canyon. During the two hour layover in Burnet you can enjoy lunch and shopping on your own, a leisurely stroll around the historic town square and the Wild West Gunfight (weather permitting). Adult-only cars and family friendly cars are available. Or take a ride on the Valentine’s Day dinner train and enjoy handcrafted premium wines from The Austin Winery at the three course wine pairing dinner.

Want to learn more about what makes Austin and Lake Travis such a great place to live? Check back on our blog every week for more fun things to do in Austin!

 

Celebrate the New Year in Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

Where has the year gone?  It's hard to believe, but another year has come and gone, and now it's time to celebrate a new year in Austin.  If you haven't already made plans, the there's a number of great ways coming up in Austin to help you celebrate. Here's a few events coming up that you're sure to enjoy.

Austin's New Year

This free event has it all - food trucks, fun for the kids, art installations, and best of all, a grand fireworks display over Town Lake/Lady Bird Lake. Enjoy live music from Tomar and the FCS, Brownout, Magna Carda and Ian Moore Band.

Gatsby's House - Austin New Years Eve 2018

The Omni Austin Hotel is hosting one of the most upscale New Year's Eve parties in Austin. Take a trip back to the roaring 20's as you dance the night away toDJ Tony Styles alongside a supporting cast of all-star deejays. Enjoy premium drinks from a fully stocked prepaid bar and multiple courses of hors d'œuvres. Throw on your best 20's attire and get ready to have the time of the year.

New Year's Eve 2018 VIP Party at The Rooftop on 6th

The Rooftop on Sixth​ is hosting the ultimate NYE celebration. Come party at the hottest bar on E 6th St. It's the biggest balloon drop in Austin, with complimentary champagne at midnight. Make sure to reserve early to save money.

Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve in Austin and a happy 2018!

Round Out the Holidays WIth These Fun Events in Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

​The holiday season in Austin is well underway, but there's still time to round out the season and make it one to remember.  Austin is full of great holiday events that will help you and your family get the most out of this holiday season.  Here's a few of the top events for you to enjoy.

Trail of Lights

Bring the whole family to this spectacular mile walk of dazzling lights at Zilker Park. You can also bring a can of food to help the Trail collect 25,000 meals for the Central Texas Food Bank. ​

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

Come experience this unique shopping experience and pick up some great last-minute gifts. There's live music, wide aisles for dancing, along with great gifts from more than 100 artists and craftsmen. Don't miss this cherished Austin tradition.

Ice Skating on Whole Foods Roof

Ever ice skated on a roof?  Now's your chance! Whole Foods Market on South Lamar is hosting it's 13th annual Ice Skating on the Rooftop Plaza through Jan 15.  This Austin tradition draws over 16,000 skaters per year. Bring your family and join this fun holiday tradition!

Say Thanks to Mother in Austin!

by Rebecca Shahan

It's that time again to tell our moms how much we love them for all they do.  Have you thought about how you're going to tell your mom thanks? If you need some help, here's a few ideas for ways to say thanks to mother in Austin.

The Driskill Presents and Elegant Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Bring mom to The Driskill from Thursday to Sunday for an elegant afternoon tea, featuring delicious French Pastries, champagne, fragrant teas, scones, tea sandwiches, classic French pastries and petite fours.

Build & Brunch With Mom

Why not build a terrarium with mom while you enjoy a delicious brunch? This is a class that lets you and your mom each build your own basic terrarium.  A unique way to spend the day with mom!

Mother's Day Celebration at Krause's Cafe

Treat your mom this Sunday to Nutella Stuffed Pancakes served with fresh strawberries, Fresh Market Quiche made with ham, and other delights.

If you want more ideas, check out this list of ways to thank mom in Austin this week.

Have a happy Mother's Day!

Get Ready For Fun in Austin This Month

by Rebecca Shahan

Fun times are at hand in Austin this month!  There’s plenty of good times to be had this April in Austin.  So get ready for a great time with these upcoming events!

Euphoria Fest | 4/6/17 - 4/9/17

Enjoy live music, yoga, and camping at this four day festival. Artists such as Alesso, Chromeo, Wiz Khalifa, Magna Carda and more will bring together music styles that cover ambient, electronic, hip-hop, tribal and experimental.

The 16th Annual Lonestar Round Up | 4/7/17 - 4/8/17

Hot rod and custom car enthusiasts unite at the Travis County Expo Center to see vintage cars from all over the country.

Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort | 4/14/17 - 4/16/17

Indulge in the splendor and colors of over 20 hot air balloons from across the country as they meet at the Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort. Enjoy balloon rides, live music, and the annual evening balloon glow.

Weird Homes Tour | 4/22/17

Tour some of Austin’s wackiest and creative homes and meet the homeowners, as you discover what "Keep Austin Weird" is all about.

Check out more fun events in Austin this month!

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Rebecca Shahan
Keller Williams Realty, Austin
1921 Lohmans Crossing, #100
Austin TX 78734
512-657-4467
Fax: (512) 263-0109