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The 16th Annual Bat Festival and more stuff to do in Austin!

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Hello Austin!

How is it already the end of August? Where has the time gone? This weekend has a wide range of events from Yoga, Brag Brunch, and Dart wars! Enjoy your last bit of summer SUPing on the lake while doing yoga or enter the music scene with the Bat Festival!

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Events in Austin This Weekend

The Bat Festival is back! We missed it last year but it’s here again and we can’t wait! The performers this year will be The Toadies, Chamillionaire, Lil Flip and more to be announced. We can’t wait to see the fabulous vendors on the bridge as well! 

Event Details
🗓 Saturday. Aug. 28th | 4:00pm–12:00am
📍Congress Avenue Bridge Austin, TX 78704 

🎟 $20.00

This brunch will feature Senator Colleen Deforrest in the cocktail garden of Still Austin Whiskey Co. This is a free event from 1pm – 3pm. The brunch menu items will be made special from the Bearded Baking Company! Still Austin will also have specialty brunch cocktails! 

Event Details
🗓 Sunday, Aug. 29th | 1:00pm–3:00pm
📍440 East Saint Elmo Road #Unit F Austin, TX 78745

🎟 Free Admission

📷 Texas Rowing Center

Yoga on a paddleboard in the middle of Lake Austin sounds like a relaxing way to spend your Saturday evening! This is a 60 minute session that includes guided yoga on the board and a short paddle journey. 

Event Details
🗓 Saturday, Aug. 28th | 6:45pm–8:30pm
📍1541 West Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78703

🎟 $40.00

📷Cars and Caffeine

Save the date, cars and caffeine is back! First Texas Honda will be hosting the event this Sunday between 9am and 11am. Bring family, friends and your ride to show off! First Texas Honda will be providing complimentary drinks. 

Event Details
🗓 Sunday, Aug. 29th  | 9:00am–11:00am
📍3400 Steck Ave Austin, TX 78757

🎟 Free

Want to battle your coworkers, friends or family? Dart Em Up has two amazing areas with a wide range of nerf guns to chose from for you to be able to kick some butt. We went and had a blast! They also serve a bunch of local beer and wine to take your nerf fight to the next level!

Event Details

🗓 Saturday, Aug. 28th  | 8:00pm–12:00am
📍13776 US Highway 183, Ste. #104, Austin, TX 78750

🎟 $30.00

📷 Irene's

Austin Pets Alive! and Irene’s are hosting an event for National Dog Day Thursday, August 26th! Grab your dogs, your dogs friends, your friends, and head there for a drink! They will also have donation-based drawings to win prizes! What a great way to spend a Thursday! 

Event Details
🗓 Thursday, Aug. 26th | 4:00pm–6:00pm
📍 506 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701
🎟 Free

Local Business Spotlight

Quothia is new to Austin and is trying to build out her new clientele here in the city! She did our hair this week and we were blown away by her technique, speed and perfection! She is currently working out of Bex + Co on W 5th St for the time being and hopes to eventually open her own salon! 

She does own a salon in Del Mar, California called Locks and Lyrics. Make sure to check out her instagram at @beautybyqwolf for photos of her beautiful work!


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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.