August Austin Events Guide
With school starting back up soon, we know you and your family want to soak up every last drop of summer fun. This month, Austin offers fun-filled events for you to spend time together as a family and enjoy the outdoors.

Jaws on the Water
Volente Beach Resort
The Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow presents an on-the-water screening of the greatest thriller, Jaws. Bring your friends and family to relax on Lake Travis with brand new inner tubes (with cupholders!), but be prepared for unknown creatures lurking in the water.
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Blues on the Green
Zilker Park
Austin’s largest free concert series is coming to a close for the year, so pack your blankets and dogs to join us in Zilker Park. Enjoy homegrown music and great performances by local legends, The Oh Hellos with Bidi Bidi Banda.
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Movies in the Park
Mason Homestead
Spend time with your family under the stars at this FREE screening of Paddington 2. What family is complete without their dog? The movie is pet-friendly so bring your furry friends on a leash. Be sure to arrive before dusk to enjoy music and games before the movie starts.
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Austin PRIDE Festival & Parade
Fiesta Gardens
With over 400,000 attendees in 2017, The Austin PRIDE Festival and Parade is the largest LGBTQ advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas. Enjoy amazing entertainment along with many non-profit organizations and social clubs with opportunities to support or volunteer.
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Cedar Park Rodeo
Cedar Park H-E-B Center
This action-packed weekend is sanctioned by the Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association (CPRA). Watch professional rodeo events including bronc and bull riding, barrel racing, roping, steer wrestling, mutton busing and more at the Cedar Park Rodeo.
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Bat Fest 
Congress Avenue Bridge
Live music, children’s activities, delicious food and drinks, arts and crafts vendors and 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats can be found at Bat Fest this year. Celebrate the world’s largest urban bat colony right here in Austin.
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Quesoff 2018
Mohawk Austin
From top chefs to home-cooking neighbors, dozens of vendors will compete in four categories: Meaty, Spicy, Veggie and Wild Card, with one lucky winner awarded Best in Show. Join melted cheese lovers for this delicious celebration from 1-4pm.
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