Donut Festival, Plant Shops and more stuff to do in Austin!

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So much is happening! Where do we start? The Donut Festival is finally happening after it was rescheduled twice. Succulent Native is opening its second location and we are thrilled. Yard Bar is turning 6, where has the time gone? Lastly, National Burger Day. What a weekend!

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Events in Austin This Weekend

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📷 Yard Bar

1. Yard Bar Dunk Smash Birthday Bash

Yard Bar is turning 6 this year! How did they become so old?! They’ll be having a dunk tank, a photo booth, carnival games, and much more this weekend to celebrate! Fat City will be serving their classic burger and chicken sliders and Yard Bar will be featuring their Fruit Smash Hard Seltzers. Austin Humane Society will also be on-site with adoptable puppies! Make sure to bring your family, friends, and furry friends because it will for sure be a fun time for everyone!

Event Details
🗓Saturday, September 18, 2021 | 12:00pm–4:00pm
📍Yard Bar 6700 Burnet Road Austin, TX, 78757
🎟 $20.00

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2. Donut Festival Austin

The Donut Festival is back! Donut Fest curates our favorite donuts and guests can simply enjoy a Sunday Funday while sampling donuts, enjoying beer, coffee, and more with a fun-filled tasty event! Hi Sign Brewery will be hosting the 8-10 donut shops. You will be able to try 1/4 a donut at each stop, but pace yourself, the sugar high is real!

Event Details
🗓 Sunday, Sept. 19th | 1:00pm–5:00pm
📍 Hi Sign Brewing 1201 Old Bastrop Highway Austin, TX, 78742
🎟 $15.00 

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3. Frida Friday ATX at Central Machine Works

Frida Friday ATX is coming to Central Machine Works! The two-day evening market will have incredible DJs, live painters, local vendors, and more! Oh and when you’re quenched from all of your shopping at the market, you can just pop into Central Machine Works and order an ice-cold San Francisco Lager.

Event Details
🗓 Saturday, Sept. 18th | 6:00pm–10:00pm
📍 4824 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
🎟 Free 

📷 Succulent Native

We love Succulent Native and we are so happy to see they have a second location! The first 10 people to the store in the morning will get a free pot and plant! There will be other giveaways throughout the day but you will need to follow Succulent Native on Instagram to be in the loop! Make sure to go follow them, they are thriving!

Event Details
🗓 Saturday, Sept. 18th | 10:00am–6:00pm
📍Succulent Native 2058 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704
🎟 Free

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📷 Bucks Backyard

5. Bucks Backyard Blues Festival

Bucks Backyard is bringing to so many of the best names in blues tunes! Check out their lineup! The festival is happening all day long so make sure to stop by to listen to some of your favorites!

  • 11:00am – Noon | Julia Banks
  • 12:30am – 1:30pm | Eliza Zane
  • 2:00pm – 3:00 pm | Ruben V.
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm | The Backyardigans
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm | WC Clark
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Van Wilks
  • 8:00pm – 9:00pm | Paul Val
  • 9:30pm -11:00pm |Chris Duarte
  • 11:00 pm – Midnight | Murali Coryell
  • 12:30 am – Close | Sonny Wolf

Event Details
🗓 Saturday, Sept. 18th | 11:00pm–2:00am
📍 Bucks Backyard 1750 S Farm to Market 1626 Buda, TX 78610
🎟 $10.00

Local Business Spotlight

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National Cheeseburger Day is coming up this Saturday and there is no better place to spend it than at Hopdoddy Burger Bar! For National Cheeseburger Day they will have a limited-time offer burger called the Cheese Louise. The full build is a beef patty filled with swiss cheese, topped with everything bagel cream cheese, shaved red onions, and mayo on a jalapeno cheddar bun. It’s got a bagel vibe to it! At each location, they will be releasing only 48 of these burgers. You don’t want to miss it! Also, make sure to head to our Instagram for a special giveaway! 

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Kristen Votto

Kristen Votto

Kristen is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram and Facebook.