Rodeos, wrestling and live music are on the roster for events near Cedar Park in late July and August.

July 29: Relax and refresh

Aloft Austin Round Rock will host a Beer Yoga event on-site with instructor Sarah Pegues. The event allows attendees to relax while practicing yoga and drinking a cold beer. A ticket to the event includes admission plus two free beverages, including beer, wine or zero-proof beverages.July 29: Swim to live music

Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark will host a pool party with live music. Tickets for the all-day event include admission to the water park and a performance from Talking Heads tribute band HeartByrne, an afterparty with DJ Papa Glitch and family-friendly music from Radha’s School of Music. Attendees may go on a 90-minute boat trip on Lake Travis with their groups for an additional fee.July 30: Watch a wrestling match

World Wrestling Entertainment will present its NXT Great American Bash at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The event features WWE stars Tiffany Stratton, Carmelo Hayes, Bron Breakker, Dragon Lee, Roxane Perez and Wes Lee.Aug. 5: Ride an enchanted train

Princess Flyer, a princess-themed train ride by the Austin Steam Train Association, will depart from the Cedar Park Depot. The 44-mile train ride will last 3 1/2 hours with a 15-minute layover and feature the Professional Princess Team from Central Texas Theatre Academy.Aug. 11-12: Visit the rodeo

The annual Cedar Park Rodeo is returning to the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The rodeo includes two nights of saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, girls breakaway roping and barrel racing, team roping, and mutton busting. Aug. 12 will include a preshow of mutton busting and a happy hour. Mutton-busting contestants must sign up to compete when doors open. The event is presented by Michaelob Ultra and sanctioned by the United Professional Rodeo Association and the Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association. Tickets are now on sale on the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park website.Aug. 18-20: Immerse in Japanese culture

Colossalcon Texas 2023, a three-day Japanese gaming, animation and culture event, will take place at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Round Rock. The convention includes cosplaying, dance parties, waterpark and sports events, video games and arcade game. It gives attendees access to concerts, performers and live acts, media and industry guests, artists, DJs, and vendors.Aug. 19: Paint and unwind

Paint Nite will host a paint-along event at Whitestone Brewery led by local artist Erika Sutter. The registration fee includes all materials needed to recreate a painting with step-by-step instruction in two hours. Food and drinks are available for an additional cost. Participants must be age 21 or older and can bring their own apron or T-shirt to paint in or use a disposable apron provided by Paint Nite.
  • 7 p.m.
  • $35
  • 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park
  • 512-887-8938.
Aug. 25: Show off your smarts

Austin Public Library is hosting a summer trivia night at its Spicewood Springs Branch for age 18 and up. Teams with up to six players can compete for prizes while showing off their smarts. Nonalcoholic drinks and snacks will be provided. The event is hosted by Geeks Who Drink. Registration is available online.Aug. 26: Check out Austin's bats

Austin’s annual Bat Fest celebrates the nightly emergence of Austin’s immense bat population at Congress Bridge. The 2023 event will include two stages with live music from bands including George Birge, Tim Dugger and Mike Jones along with a bat costume contest. Around 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats are expected to emerge beginning at 7-8:45 p.m.Sept. 24: See the Dallas Stars

The National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars will play in a preseason game at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park against the Arizona Coyotes. The game will take place following the Dallas Stars’ three-day 2023-24 training camp at the center Sept. 21-23. H-E-B Center is home to the Texas Stars, an American Hockey League affiliate to the Dallas Stars.