From networking to art to robotics, there's no shortage of events in the Lake Travis-Westlake area in August and September. Enjoy a plethora of fun, local events.


29: Network with coffee

The West Austin Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Coffee & Connections Networking Breakfast event at the Chick-fil-A in Four Points. Network with local business owners and chamber members while enjoying coffee and food from Chick-fil-A. 8:30-10 a.m. Free. 7710 N. RM 620, Austin.

29: Plan for retirement

The Lake Travis Community Library will host “Six Keys to Unlocking Your Dream Retirement,” an event that will be led by Jeremy Self of Cedarwood Financial Partners. Self will share research from the MIT Age Lab, surveys of retirees and focus groups to help shape a dream retirement plan. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

30: Learn about robotics

The Lake Travis Community Library will host a Lake Travis Robotics Workshop, featuring the Lake Travis ISD Robotics Club run by Coach Eric Fogle and his students from Lake Travis High School. Children ages 10-15 are invited to enjoy an immersive experience designing, building and programming a robot. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

31: Check out urban art

The Bee Caves Art Foundation will be hosting the ATX Urban Art Exhibit Opening Reception at the Hill Country Galleria. Enjoy an exhibition of local street art, murals, mosaics and graffiti. The opening reception will be from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 31. The art exhibit will be viewable to the public through Sept. 22. 1-5 p.m. Free. Bee Cave Arts Foundation, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. T125, Austin.


1: Go to a free concert

The Hill Country Galleria will be continuing its Live on the Lawn event series with live music by Nick Britt. Bring a blanket to lounge on the lawn, and enjoy good local music with family and friends. 7-9 p.m. Free. 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

8: Support cancer survivors

The second annual fundraiser for the nonprofit BeYOUtiful Foundation on behalf of local business Volt Salons benefits cancer survivors. Activities will include salon and spa services, a wig sponsorship drawing, retail shopping, a cash bar and more, all to benefit local women experiencing hair loss due to cancer. Ticket sales and service bookings are now open. All proceeds will provide complimentary services to all cancer survivors. Book a for-donation service at Volt71 Salon in Bee Cave to get in free. 6-9 p.m. $15. Volt71 Salon, 15500 Hwy. 71, Ste. 240, Bee Cave.

8: Eat lunch and learn

The Westlake Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon featuring software engineer Chris Wilke, who will discuss the transformative potential of integrating Generative AI into businesses. Attendees will learn seven steps to implement and scale Generative AI for their businesses with real-world examples and hands-on exercises to help streamline operations and boost profitability. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $50 (members), $65 (nonmembers). Hotel Viata, 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., West Lake Hills.

9: Go to a garage sale

The annual Lakeway City Wide Garage Sale will be held at the Lakeway Activity Center. The event will feature goods of all kinds from local sellers and community members. 8 a.m.-noon. Free (admission), $30 (booth for members), $35 (booth for nonmembers). 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway.

9: Enjoy local music

The Hill Country Galleria will continue its Saturday Night Concert Series as part of the seven-week music series hosted by Austin City Limits Radio. Throughout the seven weeks, many local artists will play live on the lawn. The lineup for this family- and dog-friendly event is to be announced. 7-9 p.m. Free. 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.

12: Taste West Austin

The Taste of West Austin will be held on the Concordia University campus and bring together the finest tastes of West Austin. Explore local culinary delights with friends, family or colleagues. 5-8 p.m. $29. Concordia University, 11400 Concordia University Drive, Bldg. B, Austin.

16: Taste Lake Travis

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce is launching Taste Lake Travis at The Meadows at Safe Harbor Marina at Emerald Point on Lake Travis along with Covert Bee Cave, which is sponsoring the event. The event will be a food and beverage festival that will bring together the region’s leaders in food, beverage and artisan goods. Enjoy curated foods, wines, distillery samples and more from local eateries, beverage makers and artisans from the Lake Travis and Hill Country region at this family-friendly festival event. Noon-4 p.m. $50. 5973 Hiline Road, Austin.

17: Be a superhero

The 14th annual CASA Superhero Run will help raise critical awareness and funds for advocacy on behalf of local children involved in the foster care system. Court-appointed special advocate, or CASA, organizations have served over 2,000 local children in the past year. Dress up as your favorite superhero and run for a good cause. This year’s goal amount to raise is $220,000. 7 a.m. $20 (kids), $40 (5K), $45 (timed 5K). Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin.

20: Attend a luncheon

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will host the annual State of the District Luncheon for Lake Travis ISD. LTISD Superintendent Paul Norton will provide an update on the state of the school district. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $55 (members), $65 (nonmembers), $530 (reserved table of eight). Flintrock Falls Golf & Country Club, 401 Jack Nicklaus Drive, Austin.

20: Learn about landscape design

Learn the basics of curb appeal and backyard design from HGTV featured landscape designer Gay Gray. Hosted by the Lakeway Parks and Recreation Department, Gray will focus on earth-wise and organic gardening, teaching participants how to create an inviting and eye-catching landscape. The first five participants who register by Sept. 13 will have their photos used in class for design suggestions. 6:15-8:15 p.m. $65. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway.

27: Listen to a reading

The Lake Travis Community Library will feature local cookbook author Mary Bryant Shrader as part of its Lake Travis Reads events. Bryant Shrader will discuss her debut cookbook, “The Modern Pioneer Cookbook: Nourishing Recipes From a Traditional Foods Kitchen,” which contains over 80 recipes for traditional pioneer cooking techniques, including making bone broth, culturing dairy and making sourdough. 7 p.m. Free. 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.