Taste test whiskey, celebrate Easter and more for South Austinites to do this weekend

South Austinites can celebrate Easter at a wide array of events this weekend. Here are events happening in South Austin this weekend.



Saturday, March 31
Taste test Texas Whiskey at annual festival
Whiskey enthusiasts meet distillers and master blenders that make Texas whiskey from across the state. The event features some of Texas' top distilleries, along with a number of wineries. Participating distilleries include Still Austin Whiskey, Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling, Balcones Distilling and more. Music and vendors will also be available throughout the evening. $25-$89. 7-10:30 p.m. Bullock Texas State Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin. www.txwhiskeyfest.com






Celebrate Easter at Bethany Lutheran Church
Guests join in celebration the morning before Easter. Egg hunts, games, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, train rides, bouncy houses, and other activities will be included. The events are open to children through 4th grade. Free.
10 a.m.-noon. Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin. 512-292-8778. www.bethanyaustin.com/easter







Skull Mechanix celebrates grand opening
While St. Elmo district’s newest brewery opened Feb. 19 it officially celebrates with a crawfish boil this weekend. Beer, wine and cold brew coffee will be available for purchased throughout the afternoon. Crawfish is first come, first serve. Free.
Noon. Skull Mechanix Brewing, 1005 E. St. Elmo Road, Ste. 2, Austin. 737-300-1002. www.skullmechanix.com





Sunday, April 1

Attend Church on a Trail
Berkeley United Methodist Church hosts a monthly service on the trails at Longview Neighborhood Park/Stephenson Nature Preserve. The congregation meets to pray, enjoy a short hike and a worship service with music and a message. An Easter egg hunt will be held after the service. Free.
4 p.m. Longview Park/Stephenson Nature Preserve, 7609 Longview Road, Austin. 512-443-6633. www.berkeleyumc.org/trailchurch







Brunch at Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling
The Ghosthill Restaurant serves a special Easter brunch that will include deviled eggs, fried smoked turkey, cole slaw and more. Cocktail specials are also included. Fitzhugh BBQ and Rickhouse Bar will be open throughout the day for walk in service. An egg drop will also take place at 2 p.m. $15-$65 per person.
Noon-6 p.m. Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling, 16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs. 512-599-0335. www.treatyoakdistilling.com




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