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Keep the Fun Going in Austin With These Events

by Rebecca Shahan

Get ready for more fun in Austin this month. There's no reason to let the Summer fun go just yet, especially with all the great events coming up. Here's a few events rounding out September in Austin.

Austin Margarita Festival
Sat, Sep 14, 12 – 8 PM
Austin American-Statesman

Austin Margarita Festival returns to the Austin American-Statesman with the city's best margarita makers competing for a Texas-style bragging rights to create an atmosphere unlike any other. Experience over 19 different margarita flavors, live bands, DJs, an expansive tequila tasting station, and more in downtown Austin.

Austin Oktoberfest 2019
Sat, Sep 28
Saengerrunde Bowling Alley

The Austin Saengerrunde will open its doors to the 7th Annual AustOberfest (Austin + Oktoberfest) celebrating Central Texas German heritage with German-style sausage, lots of bier, contest stage, bowling and live music. 

The Austin Flea at Radio, Coffee & Beer
Sun, Sep 15, 10 AM
Radio Coffee & Beer

The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin's most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion including jewelry, bath/body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles, and more.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Fri, Sep 13, 8:15 PM CDT
Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In

Come watch the classic as it was intended, in a drive in! Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (8:15pm Show/7:30pm Gates) Sat Apr 6, 2019 8:15 pm - 10:25 pm

Pecan Street Festival
Sat, Sep 21 – Sun, Sep 22

Pecan Street Festival features a display of products such as craft, food, fantastic food, homemade cakes, biscuits, arts, crafts, goods and much more.

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Have a Fun Labor Day Weekend in Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

Labor Day is just around the corner, and so is all the fun that comes with the holiday. If you live in or near Austin and Lake Travis, there's plenty of ways to bring in the unofficial end of summer. Here's a few events coming up this Labor Day weekend to put on your calendar.

Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival
8/27/19 - 9/2/19
Multiple Venues

The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is a seven day live performance independent festival that showcases improv, sketch, stand-up and other acts leading up to Labor Day weekend. Check out some of the different shows at theaters across the city. This year’s festival hosts more than 500 performers in 180 shows.

Barracuda
8/31/19
PennyFest 2019

Don't miss this annual party at Barracuda celebrating the local music scene, featuring live music from local bands like Magna Carda, Ringo Deathstarr, TC Superstar and more.

ABGB's Sixth Anniversary Party
9/1/19
Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.

Celebrate ABGB’s sixth anniversary on Sunday. Grab your fill of pizza and beer, listen to some local live music and get a slice of the birthday cake. This year, The Derailers and The Nightowls are performing, so kick back, relax and enjoy the show.

Cafe Josie
9/1/19
Labor Day Lawn Party

Close out the summer at Cafe Josie's family-friendly lawn party, featuring live music along with food and beverage specials.

Free First Sunday at the Bullock
9/1/19
Bullock Texas State History Museum

Enjoy free admission at the Bullock Museum all day during H-E-B Free First Sundays. Step into the world of nineteenth- and twentieth-century suffragists in Sister Suffragettes, celebrating the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment. Or, discover more than 150 years of western and science fiction history in Cowboys in Space and Fantastic Worlds, a journey through the history of westerns in science fiction.
 

Have a Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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Round Out Summer in Austin WIth These Top Attractions

by Rebecca Shahan

Looking for some more great ways to spend time with your family before summer ends? Austin is full of so many great things to do, it can be hard to pin down that perfect day out on the town. So here's a few ideas for some of the best ways to spend the day with your family in Austin.

Congress Bridge Bats

If you love bats, then this is the place to see them. The Congress Bridge is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America at an estimated 1.5 million bats.  Hot August nights bring them out into multiple columns, so now is the perfect time to view them. It's even more stunning to view them from a boat as they contrast against the evening sky. Or you can get even closer and watch them from the bridge.

Austin Duck Adventures

This is the only land and water tour in Austin, and it will give you great views of the Texas Capitol and then on to Lake Austin where you drive straight into the water and float around before heading back. 

The Escape Game

How good are you at breaking out of prison? Test your escape skills at the top escape room in Austin.Work together with your friends to complete the mission and escape from 5 different adventures - The Heist, Gold Rush, Playground, Classified, and Prison Break.

Austin Detours

This is a great way to explore your new city if you just bought a home here. This tour gives you the scoop on living life in Austin as a local. You'll also enjoy the Live Music Crawl that shows you why Austin earned the reputation as the "Live Music Capital of the World."

Austin Wine Tours

Visit select top vineyards for a great afternoon with friends as you discover why Austin wines are some of the best in the country.

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Summer Fun Continues in Lake Travis and Asutin

by Rebecca Shahan

Are you and the kids getting bored with summer yet? There's no reason to sit around the house with all the fun events and activities going on in lake Travis, Austin and the surroundning area this month. Here's a few upcoming events that will keep your whole family entertained this month.

Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures
Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures

“The Ultimate Lake Experience” is this fun-filled floating water park and obstacle course, with access to a beautifully landscaped private resort-style beach. Spend the day playing beach games, swimming, and exploring the additional water attractions in the Aqua Park area.

Paramount Theatre presents Summer Classic Film Series
Stateside at the Paramount
Through 8/31

The Paramount Summer Classic Film Series, now in its 44th year, will feature more than 100 films, including well-preserved film prints and dazzling digital restorations, romance and laughs and thrills, and more.

SRE Promotions presents Corvette Invasion
Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center
July 19

Corvette lovers will unite at this three-day Corvette Invasion. The event begins begins with a "meet and greet." Then there will be a Corvette Car Show and award ceremony, and the first 300 registered Corvettes will invade the Main Street. Also make sure to check out local music, shopping, and restaurants. 

Float Fest
July 20

Float Fest is an annual two-day music festival that will take place in and around the Guadalupe River. Watch performances as you float in tubes in the river. erformers at the 2019 edition will include Major Lazer, Portugal the Man, Gucci Mane, Kaskade, Zeds Dead, Ice Cube, Big Gigantic, The Flaming Lips,and more.

There's more fun in store this summer in Austin and Lake Travis, so make sure to check back every week on our blog for more local articles, along with helpful real estate advice. 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 4th of July in Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, there's no better place to spend the day than Austin and Lake Travis. You'll find plenty of ways to celebrate freedom here, with fireworks and parties to liven your 4th of July holiday. Here's a few events coming up in the Austin area to plan for.

H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
8 PM | Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park

The Austin Symphony Orchestra will present the largest Independence Day celebration in Austin. Tens of thousands of families will be decked out in red, white, and blue for an amazing event complete with a fireworks display over the city skyline backed by symphonic patriotic classics.

2019 July 4th Fireworks Paddle
7:15 – 10:30 PM | Rowing Dock

Be dazzled by the fireworks display over Lady Bird Lake from the best seat in the house – your boat! Late night rentals of kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards are by reservation with prepayment only.

July 4th Frontier Days Celebration
8 PM | Old Settlers Park

The Austin Symphonic Band will perform in front of a crowd of thousands at Round Rock's Old Settlers Park, as part of the annual July 4 Frontier Days Celebration. Watermelon, sky divers, music and fireworks celebrate the 4th of July.

Fourth of July Austin Symphony and Orchestra
Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park

Central Texas' Largest Fireworks Show with a live performance by the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July in Austin!

Check back on our blog twice a week for more real estate news, ideas, and local events in Austin and Lake Travis. 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. 

Celebrate Mother's Day In Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

​Mother's Day is just around the corner on May 12, so if you haven't thought about how to say "thanks" to dear mother, then here's a few events coming up this weekend in Austin that will help make this a day to remember.

Olamaie: Mother’s Day Biscuits

Olamaie is offering specialty boxes of six or 12 biscuits with house-made jam, pimento cheese, and honey butter.

Cats

You have Broadway In Austin to thank for the return of this beloved musical, now featuring "new sound design, direction, and choreography for a new generation."

Giselle

Ballet Austin, accompanied by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, concludes its current season with this 19th-century classic, sure to haunt the majestic Long Center stage and give audiences a good case of the Wilis.

Broad Studios Textile Printing Workshop

Perfect for Mother's Day, attendees will learn methods of block printing and pattern-making. At the end of the class, guests will leave with a pair of textiles perfect for napkins, tea towels, or framed works of art.

Mama's Day Out

A moms-only afternoon featuring margaritas, a braid bar, and a facial mist station, plus a swag bag tailored just to moms. 100% of ticket sales benefit Saint Louise House, a local org providing housing to mothers who are experiencing homelessness.

High Tea For Two

This event for two people includes an owner-guided tour of Nutty Brown Flower Farm, followed by a flower-arrangement demonstration (your mom gets a bouquet for herself!) and then it's time for high tea with delicate finger sandwiches, cakes, and other sweet treats while you customize a wooden box to hold those gorgeous flowers.

Have a Happy Mother's Day in Austin!

Check back on our blog twice a week for more real estate news, ideas, and local events in Austin and Lake Travis. 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.

Get Ready For Fun in Austin During April

by Rebecca Shahan

Now that Spring has finally arrived, it's time for the fun times to get underway this April in Austin and the surrounding area. Here's a few events coming up next month that are sure to put some spring in your step. Dance to live music, check out classic cars, discover new art, look at weird homes - there's so much to do in Austin this April!

Old Settler's Music Festival | 4/11/19 - 4/14/19
Tilmon, TX

Have a fun time camping and listening to live music at this signature music event, featuring Grammy-winning Americana. Local favorites and award-winning artists from around the world will perform acoustic jazz, bluegrass, and blues.

Lonestar Round Up | 4/12/19 - 4/13/19
Travis County Expo Center

Custom cars from all over the country converge at this huge outdoor car show and live music festival.

Art City Austin Festival | 4/12/19 - 4/14/19
Palmer Event Center

One of the city's favorite festivals brings together nearly 200 national artists, top local restaurants, two music stages and hands-on art activities.

Austin Reggae Fest | 4/19/19 - 4/21/19
Auditorium Shores

Raising money for the Capital Area Food Bank, Reggae Fest features three days of reggae, world and dub talent, along with more than 50 vendors selling food and arts & crafts. 

Weird Homes Tour | 4/20/19
Around Town

This annual event shows how we "Keep Austin Weird" with a selection of the most creative homes around town, as you meet the homeowners who keep our wacky culture thriving.

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival | 4/24/19 - 4/27/19
The Paramount Theatre and other locations

Get a good laugh with some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. National headliners, up-and-comers and local Austin-based comedians ensure three hilarious days of fun. 

Austin Food + Wine Festival | 4/26/19 - 4/28/19
Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park

Pamper your palate in one of the hippest cities in the country at the Austin Food + Wine Festival. Join top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin's own acclaimed gourmet scene for an indulgent, three-day epicurean adventure unlike any other, topped off with live musical performances.

Eeyore's Annual Birthday Party | 4/27/19
Pease Park

Live music, local beer, food, acrobats and costume contests surround this annual gathering of Austin's most eclectic locals. Eeyore's Birthday serves as fundraiser to benefit many local non-profits. 

Check back on our blog twice a week for more real estate news, ideas, and local events in Austin and Lake Travis. 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.
 

Upcoming Events in Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

March has arrived and it's time to bring in the Spring season with some fun events in Austin this month. Here's a few of the fun and exciting events we have to look forward to.

3/8/19 - 3/17/19
SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival
Various Locations

Hosted by the Austin Convention Center and more than 50 venues, noted filmmakers, musicians, and multimedia artists from around the world will come together to showcase music, film and interactive media during this internationally-recognized event.

3/16/19 - 3/30/19
Rodeo Austin
Travis County Expo Center

The Rodeo Austin is one of the premier events in Austin, featuring Pro rodeo events, daily concerts, livestock show and more. It's a great time for the whole family.

3/17/19
St. Patrick's Day Festival
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms

​Celebrates all things Irish at this annual family-friendly festival. Come enjoy authentic Celtic music and dancers, Irish language workshops, the finest Irish imports and plenty of good craic.

3/27/19 - 3/30/19
Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays 
Mike A. Myers Stadium

The premier track & field event brings together the best high school, college and professional athletes from Texas, the U.S. and the world. 

3/27/19 - 3/31/19
World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play
Austin Country Club

With a rare, match-play format consisting of the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play field consists of the very best players from around the world and is one of the most elite and exciting tournaments on golf’s calendar.

3/29/19 - 3/30/19
Austin Urban Music Festival
Auditorium Shores

More than 15,000 music revelers converge on Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake to enjoy Austin's only music festival focused on R&B, neo-soul and hip hop music.3/31/19

3/31/19
90th ABC Kite Fest
Zilker Park

The nation's oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites in the air and is free to attend for people of all ages; complete with kite flying contests, food, games and more.

Check back on our blog twice a week for more real estate news, ideas, and local events in Austin and Lake Travis. 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.

 

Enjoy a Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner in Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

​Have you made plans yet for your romantic outing in Austin? Valentine's Day is coming up fast this Thursday, so don't forget to show your special someone how much you care. And Austin the ideal place for a romantic evening.

Here's some of the best restaurants for Valentine's Day in Austin:

Le Politique

Don't have a date for Valentine's Day? Le Politique will celebrate Galentine’s Day during lunch + dinner on February 13th. Groups of ladies are welcome to make a reservation to celebrate one another. You'll get two complimentary heart-shaped macarons as well. Reservations can be made at https://lepolitiqueaustin.com/reservations.

Central Standard

Central Standard’s is featuring a special Valentine’s Day menu including truffled mashed potatoes, grilled broccolini with braised cippollini onions, porcini mushrooms and wagyu ribeye for sharing. Reservations can be made at https://centralstandardaustin.com/reservations.

La Condesa

La Condesa will feature their A La Carte Dinner special which will be available 2/14 to 2/16. The menu includes Huachinango ($17); Tamal de Pato ($19); Pescado Asado ($39); NY Strip ($45); and Pan y Chocolate ($10). 

Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery

The Uncle Billy’s winter seasonal beer, Shokolad Chocolate Imperial Stout, is back for its third season just in time for Valentine’s Day. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Uncle Billy’s will have a series of sweet pairings during the week of February 11. They will close out the sweet week with two Shokolad Firkins released on Friday, Feb. 15 with an aged cask of Shokolad and a cask of Shokolad infused with chili peppers.

Aloft Hotel

Element  at the Aloft Hotel, will feature a Galentine’s Day special with two buckets of Infinite Monkey Wine in room upon arrival, $250 dining and drinking credit at onsite restaurants & bar, four packages containing robes, slippers, face masks, nail polish and chocolates. Available 2/8-2/18. The Indulgence Package features a sweet treat by Chef Jessica and a bottle of champagne waiting in room upon arrival.

Caroline Restaurant

Caroline’s Valentine’s Day menu specials include Smoked Beef Tataki – $16; Lobster Dinner- $38; and Red Hot Cinnamon Cheesecake – $9. There’s also a featured cocktail – Love Potion No. 9 – $9. Caroline is located in the Aloft Hotel downtown.

Have a happy and romantic Valentine's Day in Austin!
 

Check back on our blog twice a week for more real estate news, ideas, and local events in Austin and Lake Travis. 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.

Upcoming Events in Lake Travis & Austin

by Rebecca Shahan

One of the many great reasons to own a home in Lake Travis or Austin is all the great ways to have fun. The Austin area is host to many great events that celebrate the culture and flavor of Austin. Here's a few upcoming events in the Austin area that are sure to bring excitement to your life.

Carnaval Brasileiro
2/9/19 | Emo's

Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside Brazil. Brasileiro-style samba, costumes and wild abandon can all be seen in the heart of Texas. 
 

Austin Marathon & Half Marathon
2/17/19 | Downtown Austin

One of the country's premier races attracts nearly 20,000 participants from around the world. Events surrounding the marathon include a 5K, live music, finish line festival and beer garden.


Austin Oyster Festival
2/23/19 | Republic Square

This is one tasty festival you don’t want to miss! The Oyster Festival is an annual hit among locals and visitors alike. Not sure which kind of oyster you prefer? Try ‘em all while enjoying a little live Cajun and “newgrass” music on the lawn!
 

SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival
3/8/19 - 3/17/19 | Various Locations

Austin Convention Center and more than 50 venues host noted filmmakers, musicians, and multimedia artists from around the world converge to showcase music, film and interactive media during this internationally-recognized event.

Rodeo Austin
3/16/19 - 3/30/19 | Travis County Expo Center

Over the years, Rodeo Austin has grown from a show featuring 16 animals into one of Austin's premier events, featuring Pro rodeo events, daily concerts, livestock show and more. 

St. Patrick's Day Festival
3/17/19 | Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms

This annual family-friendly festival celebrates all things Irish. Come enjoy authentic Celtic music and dancers, Irish language workshops, the finest Irish imports and plenty of good craic!

Check back on our blog twice a week for more real estate news, ideas, and local events in Austin and Lake Travis. 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.

 

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