With only a couple of weeks left before the start of school, it’s time to cram in all the fun stuff you said you were going to do before summer is over. Luckily, this weekend is jam packed with unique events to add some spark to the few weekends left this summer.
Of note is the Texas Tax Free Weekend happening all weekend long. Another event I highly recommend is the Balloons over Lake Travis — it’s not easy rolling out of bed on a Saturday morning before the sun comes up, but this event is worth it!
Here’s all the goods for this weekend. Pick one or choose a bunch — just have a great weekend in the Lake Travis area.
Friday, August 8
Texas Tax Free Weekend Stock up on your back-to-school essentials this weekend!
Lakeway Movies in the Park The Nut Job at Lakeway City Park (8:45pm)
Family Movie Night at Ski Shores Cafe with free s’mores for the kids (6:30pm)
Jumpstart on the Starlight Stage at the Oasis (7:00pm – 10:30pm)
Groove Knight at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7:30pm)
Strange Dayz Best 60s costume wins $50! Rumi’s Tavern in Jonestown (9:00pm)
Saturday, August 9
Balloons over Lake Travis The balloons plan to launch from Mansfield Dam Park at sunrise (approx. 6:45) Get there around 6:15am to allow time for parking and to watch the balloons get ready to launch.
Alamo Kids Camp featuring Corpse Bride at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline – all Alamo Kids Camp Series screenings are free! (9:30am)
Hawaiian Luau Party at The Cigar Room in Lakeway (noon to midnight)
Austin Party Band Starlight Stage at the Oasis (7:00pm – 10:30pm)
Sophisticates at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7:30pm)
Dave Koz & Friends at One World Theatre (7:00pm)
Snakeboy Johnson at Rumi’s Tavern in Jonestown (9:00pm)
Sunday, August 10
Lone Star Farmers Market in the Shops at the Galleria (10:00am – 2:00pm)
Cars and Coffee Largest car show on Lake Travis. Free fun for the whole family (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Sunday Brunch at the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse Live music by Kent Mayhew (11:00am – 2:00pm)
Salsa Night at The Oasis with The Brew Enjoy music inspired by jazz and Latin artists and free dance lessons (7:00pm – 10:30pm)
In the Big City
2nd Annual Barton Springs Fest This year’s event celebrates Barton Springs and sustainable living. Saturday, August 9 (8:00am – 7:00pm)
The 8th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival at Fiesta Gardens. Saturday, August 9 (10:00am – 7:00pm)
56th Annual Zilker Summer Musical – Oklahoma! Thursday-Sunday evenings, July 11 – August 16, 2014 (approx. 8:30pm)
As always, if you have an event you’d like for us to include in coming weeks or you know of fun happenings this weekend, be sure to leave it in the comments or send it to us right here in a message.