Need some ideas to plan how to pass the time this summer? Here are some of the events Austin has in store.


The Drop-In

Discover new music at ACL Radio and the Long Center’s free outdoor concert series. Attendees can set up on the Hartman Concert Lawn to enjoy a performance from one of the 22 featured artists. No outside food is allowed but food and alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. Pets are welcome but must be leashed.Austin Pride Parade and Festival

Austin Pride Foundation’s annual Pride is back for its 32nd celebration. This year’s theme is Queer Cabaret: Unleashed Glamour and Glitz. The parade will start at the Texas State Capitol Building and make its way to the Ann Richards Bridge. Some of the events taking place include Drag Queen Story Time, carnival rides, vendor booths and concessions.There is no cost to view the parade, but tickets are for sale for the festival portion of the event.
  • Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (festival), 8 p.m.-11 p.m. (parade)
  • Festival: free (ages 6 and under), $10 (ages 7-17), $20 (ages 18 and up). Parade: Free.
  • 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., Austin (festival), 1101 Congress Ave., Austin (parade)
Mending Circle at Spicewood Springs

Individuals of all experience levels are welcome to attend this group to learn more about how to mend clothes and fabric through sewing techniques. The event will take place at the Austin Public Library Spicewood Springs Branch. Recommended ages are 18 and up.Wine’d Down Wrap-Up Wednesday

Join the Austin Diaper Bank in a wrapping party to help package diapers and period products for local families. Participants can enjoy complimentary small appetizers and wine during the event. Tickets can be purchased on the Austin Diaper Bank website. The event is for ages 21 and up.City-Wide Vintage Sale

Since 1977, the City-Wide Vintage Sale has hosted events for vintage lovers and bargain hunters alike. The sale takes place at the Palmer Events Center. Tickets can be purchased on the sale website or at the door, day of the event.
  • Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • $10 (adults), free (admission for ages 12 and under)
  • 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin
All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival

Austin's oldest film festival, PRISM 37 by aGLIFF, is back showing films relevant to the lives of LGBTQI+ individuals and allies. The theaters participating in the festival are AFS Cinema, Galaxy Theatres, Violet Crown Cinema and Alamo Drafthouse Mueller. Opening Night of the festival will take place at AFS Cinema on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:00 p.m. Some films being screened include “S/He is Still Her/e – The Official Genesis P-Orridge Documentary,” “Desire Lines” and “Bulletproof: A Lesbian’s Guide to Surviving the Plot.” Festival tickets can be purchased on the aGLIFF website. Individual tickets will be available starting Aug. 15.51st annual Austin Train Show

Enjoy all things model trains related at the Austin Model Railway Society’s 51st annual Austin Train Show at the Palmer Events Center. The show features operating model and lego railroads, dozens of vendors, model railroad raffles and a Kiddie Express train to ride.
  • Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $8 (purchased in advance), $10 (at-the-door price for both days), free (children ages 12 and under with an accompanying adult)
  • 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin

CASA Superhero Run

CASA programs across Central Texas and Circuit of the Americas are hosting the 15th annual Superhero Run. All funds raised will support CASA’s mission in advocating for children in the court system who have faced abuse or neglect. Community members who participate in the run are encouraged to sport their favorite superhero outfit. Those who want to join the fun without the run can purchase a festival entry ticket. Various vendors will be attending the event including Amy’s Ice Cream, Austin Ghostbusters and Kidstrong. Attendees can expect music, family-friendly activities and a costume contest.