Looking for fun things to do in July? Check out these listings from live music to a video game convention. This list is not comprehensive.

Music America: Iconic Objects from America's Music History

This new exhibit presented by The LBJ Presidential Library and the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music chronicles the story of American music through instruments, handwritten original lyrics, books, photographs, costumes and more. Visitors are able to see artifacts from artists like Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald, Madonna, Prince and more.Austin Chamber Music Festival

The Austin Chamber Music Center will present local, emerging, and international-touring chamber artists at its annual festival. This summer’s lineup includes Emerson Quartet’s Philip Setzer, Kronos Quartet’s Jeffrey Zeigler, Anton Nel, American String Quartet and more.The Drop-in

The Drop-in is a free summer concert series at the Long Center for the Performing Arts that takes place every Thursday throughout summer. Food trucks and a full bar are available.
  • Through Aug. 15, 7 p.m.
  • Free
  • Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin
  • www.thelongcenter.org
Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks

The Austin Symphony will perform music with a fireworks display over Lady Bird Lake for Independence Day. Austinites can attend the event by buying tickets for a table or lawn at the Long Center for the Performing Arts or a shoreline ticket at Vic Mathias Shores.
  • July 4, 4 p.m.
  • $35-$2,500
  • Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr, Austin; Vic Mathias Shores, 950 W Riverside Dr., Austin
  • www.starspangledfest.com/july-4
Zilker Summer Musical: "Legally Blonde"

Zilker Theatre Productions will present "Legally Blonde The Musical" on Thursdays and Sundays through July and August. Guests can bring a lawn chair or blanket to watch the production. This is the 65th annual Zilker Summer Musical.
  • July 12-Aug. 17 8:15 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive, Austin
  • www.zilker.org
Hot Summer Nights

The free music festival in the Red River Cultural District will take place over three days featuring over 100 local musicians across 12 venues. The festival was founded in 2017 to provide venues and artists revenue during traditionally slow months.Trivia Night

Adults are invited to compete in a Trivia Night at the Spicewood Springs Branch of the Austin Public Library. Teams can have up to six players and compete for prizes in a variety of trivia topics. Snacks and drinks will be provided.Classic Game Fest

A three day convention dedicated to retro video games will feature over 150 vendors, costume contests, live music, games, panels and tournaments.Leagues Cup 2024

Austin FC and Pumas UNAM will face off at the start of the Leagues Cup 2024, a month-long World Cup-style tournament.Ballet Folklórico de Austin presents Guelaguetza Oaxaqueña

Dance group Ballet Folklórico de Austin will perform at the Long Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate Guelaguetza, a festival celebrated in Oaxaca, Mexico in July, commemorating the indigenous cultures of the region.Austin Reptile Shows

Austin Reptile Shows will bring an educational experience to the Little Walnut Creek Branch of the Austin Public Library featuring live reptiles. Children will learn about reptiles from all over the world.