Local Austin Events this August

Get ready for an exhilarating August in Austin! Whether you’re immersed in Reggie Rap’s Community Care Celebration, enjoying aGLIFF’s diverse film lineup, or diving into the excitement of Austin Pride Month with its giant parade down Congress Avenue, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss out on these vibrant events that celebrate community, culture, and creativity throughout August in Austin!

@loves Local Austin Events

Zilker Summer Musical
7/12/24 – 8/17/24
Zilker Hillside Theater
Pack a picnic and enjoy “Legally Blonde, the Musical” at the free, annual Zilker Hillside Theater, with live performances Thursdays through Sundays starting around 8:15 PM.

Palmer Events Center
POP Cats™, sponsored by Purina® Friskies®, is an annual festival where cats and pop culture converge, offering immersive environments, adoption areas, art, workshops, merchandise, tattoos, and photo ops for all to enjoy.

H-E-B First Free Sunday: Back to School
Bullock Museum
H-E-B Free First Sundays offer free admission on the first Sunday of every month, with activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., allowing you to explore Texas history through three floors of exhibitions.

Austin Pride Parade & Festival
Fiesta Gardens
Held each August during Austin Pride Month, this massive parade down Congress Avenue is Central Texas’s largest annual LGBTQI advocacy and fundraising event.

Reggie Rap’s Community Care Celebration
Republic Square
Join us for Reggie Rap’s Community Care Celebration, a groundbreaking mental health event series this June, July, and August at Republic Square in downtown Austin, Texas, supported by the Downtown Austin Alliance and Reggie Rap’s Room, uniting visionaries to promote mental health awareness and resources with a different theme each month.

aGLIFF (All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival)
8/21/24 – 8/25/24
Galaxy Theatres
aGLIFF, the oldest and largest gay and lesbian film festival in the Southwest and the biggest LGBTQI+ cultural event in Austin, features a range of feature and short films highlighting the diverse experiences of Queer people.

PBR Team Series – Gambler Days
8/23/24 – 8/25/24
Moody Center
This thrilling team bull riding competition showcases the world’s top bull riders and the local Austin Gamblers, delivering the most exciting 8 seconds in sports.

Austin Train Show
Palmer Events Center
Enjoy operating model and Lego railroads, clinics, vendors, a raffle, Kiddie Express train rides, a self-guided tour, and concessions, with admission at $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and free for kids 12 and under with an adult.

The Front Fest
8/31/24 – 9/2/24
Various Locations
The Front Fest is an end-of-summer festival showcasing performances, films, and creative experiences that highlight Texas women and LGBTQ+ creatives.

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