Camp Nowhere 2019 and More Evens in Austin This Weekend

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June is staying hot with all the awesome stuff to do in Austin and it’s that time of the week when we let you in on the inside scoop. The search for your weekend plans comes to a halting stop, NOW. From electronic concerts to family-friendly summer festivals, and everything in between!

Be sure to read (or at least scroll) to the bottom and check out all the ways to navigate around Austin WITHOUT a car–that’s right, we went there. Take the hassle out of driving to these cool events. 

Now, what we’re all here for, weekend plans! Let’s get straight to all the good stuff going down this weekend.

Let’s all go nowhere together, Camp Nowhere that is! Back in Austin for the second time, this lively mini-festival is taking over Circuit of the Americas’ Austin360 Amphitheater.

Popular electronic and pop artists will be rocking the stage for one night only. Some of the artists performing are ODESZA, ZHU, Gryffin, Chelsea Cutler, and Robotaki.

This will be a night of lights, interactive art, awesome live music, and so much more. There might not be any real campfires but it’s still going to be lit!

Event Details
🗓 JUN 23 | Doors open at 4PM
📍 Austin360 Amphitheater
🎟 Start at $39.50

2. Dripping Springs Summer Fest

As of June 21st, it will officially be summer. Head out to Dripping Springs to officially kick off summer with a family-friendly market full of fun activities for all ages.

Shop from over 50 local vendors, snag some delicious food from food trucks, sip on beer, enjoy live music, and maybe even sample some wine.

Activities include yard games, horse and donkey feedings, make and take classes for everyone, yoga classes, clothing swap, face painting, and more.

The focus of the event is to raise funds for Austin Pets Alive as well as Helping Hands, Dripping Springs. Wrangle up the family because your Saturday plans are made!

Event Details
🗓 JUN 22 | 10AM–6PM
📍 Rambling Rose Ranch

The Chingona Fest was created to celebrate the Latina culture and because of that, you know it’s going to be a good party! The mission of the festival is to inspire Latinas through music, food, art, film, and community.

There will be several local small-business vendors to check out, plus delicious bites available. The festival creators believe representation is key and therefore have curated a lineup that accurately depicts their message.

If you’re looking to continue after the party, grab your tickets to the official Chingona After Party! There will be live DJ sets and great vibes taking over one of our favorite downtown bars, The Venue ATX.

Event Details
🗓 JUN 22 | 11:30AM–8:30PM
📍 Pleasant Valley
🎟 $30

Crafts & Drafts is turning ONE and they want to celebrate with YOU!

Crafts & Drafts is a BYOB craft studio offering a large variety of DIY workshops. They have over 50 workshops and projects available for you to choose from and don’t worry, you don’t have to be highly skilled to complete it–they have people to help guide you to your finished product. 

This Saturday, they will be offering a handful of mini projects such as can koozie painting and fire ink art, ranging from $5–$10. They’ll be giving away discounts and free tickets throughout the day so stop by for a special scratch-off ticket for a chance to win!

While it’s typically BYOB, Crafts & Drafts will be providing refreshments as part of the celebration. They will have water, sodas, coffee, as well as beer and wine for you to choose from. 

Be sure to purchase your project in advance so they can make sure to have enough supplies. However, if you decide last minute to attend, no worries if you don’t pre-purchase, they will have additional projects that will be on a first come first serve basis. 

Event Details
🗓 JUN 22 | 11AM–5PM
📍 Crafts & Drafts Austin
🎟 $5

First, you eat tacos, then you eat dessert. However, we fully support dessert first followed by tacos. 

In addition to all of the great food trucks that will be on site, there will be a number of other awesome activities to keep you entertained throughout the evening. Stop by the petting zoo and let the kids check out the animals. Plenty of games will be available, as well as comic con superheroes and their villains!

There are a couple of different ticket levels depending on what you are looking to get out of the festival. If you plan on grabbing a bite to eat from one of the trucks, checking out the petting zoo, and other activities, the general admission ticket is for you. The VIP ticket allows you to access the festival an hour early, receive a 10% discount on participating food trucks, and discounts on all cocktails. The Ultra VIP ticket grants you all of the above plus a free dessert from one of the trucks!

Children 12 years and younger always receive free admission!

Event Details
🗓 JUN 23 | 6PM–10PM
📍 Wolf Ranch Town Center
🎟 General Admission $6 | VIP $15 | Ultra VIP $40

Who Says You Need A Car To Attend All These Awesome Events?

We recently came across an article by Mike Holp, a traveling photographer based here in Austin. It highlights all the ways to get around Austin without a car and it got us thinking. Why should we have to put so much extra stress on ourselves trying to drive and find parking for these awesome events? After all, we were named the most congested city it Texas. Yes, even above Houston.

We know we’re not the only one who relies WAY too much on my car–and we’re not saying to give it up either, just to open up your mind to the possibility of getting around Austin in a different way every now and then. 

You could easily hop on Capital Metro and get anywhere around the city. Heading to Blues on the Green? CapMetro has like 10 stops near Zilker. Down to SoCo for a day of shopping? CapMetro, y’all.

When you’re downtown there are so many options available to get around. Hop on a scooter, rent a bike, walk, catch a rideshare, haul a pedicab, the options are endless! Check out Holp’s article to learn more.

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi 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 InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.