Austin's Hottest 5: Must-See Events this August

Howdy, Austinites! August is here: that time of year when our beloved city is sizzling, and the outdoor fun is off the charts! With the sun shining bright, it's the perfect opportunity to soak up all the live music, delicious food, and exciting festivals that Austin has to offer.

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Now, I ain't gonna lie – it's been hotter than the Torchy's Diablo sauce in Austin lately, so y'all gotta be mindful when heading out to those outdoor events. But fear not, because we've got a bunch of fantastic happenings that'll keep you entertained and cool! From toe-tapping live music to finger-lickin' food festivals, there's something for every Austinite to enjoy. So, let's dive into some of the August events you simply can't miss.

But remember, folks, stay hydrated, slather on that sunscreen, and find some shade when needed, 'cause we want you to have a blast, but this Texas heat is not to be messed with!

Austin Pride Parade & Festivals 

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Date: August 12, 2023

Location: Fiesta Gardens


First on the list is the Austin Pride Parade & Festivals on August 12th. And let me tell you, this year’s gonna be bigger and better than ever before! With a whopping 400,000 attendees, it’s gonna be a rainbow-colored extravaganza. Get ready for mind-blowing entertainment and a whole lotta love and acceptance. Snag your tickets from their official website.

aGLIFF (All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival)

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Dates: August 23 – 27, 2023


Now, if you’re a film enthusiast with a flair for embracing diversity, you can’t miss aGLIFF – the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival. It’s more than just movies – it’s a mission to celebrate and educate our community about LGBTQ+ issues. So, head on over to the website and let the reel magic begin!

PBR Team Series - Gambler Days

Dates: August 25 – 27, 2023

Location:  Moody Center


Feeling a bit wild and adventurous? Well, how ’bout we spice things up with the PBR Team Series – Gambler Days? Hold on tight ’cause you’re in for the most exciting 8 seconds in sports! Watch the world’s best bull riders ride like there’s no tomorrow, alongside our very own Austin Gamblers. It’s gonna be a bull-riding showdown that’ll leave you hootin’ and hollerin’! Check out their website for more info.

Bat Fest

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Dates: August 26, 2023

Location: Congress Avenue Bridge


Bat Fest returns to the Congress Avenue Bridge! Brought to you by Roadway Productions, Bat Fest features 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk. There will be arts and crafts vendors, food and drinks, and two stages with your favorite music artists. Get more information here. 

The Front Fest

Dates: August 31 – September 3, 2023


Last but certainly not least, let’s wrap up August with a bang at The Front Fest. Get ready for an end-of-summer festival like no other, celebrating the contributions of Texas women and LGBTQ+ creatives. It’s all about embracing diversity and creativity, and these talented individuals are taking center stage to showcase their unique voices and artistic expressions. This is a celebration of unity, and you won’t want to miss it! Official website of The Front Fest.

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So, there you have it, Austin – your August is packed with the hottest events in town! From the fabulous Pride Parade to the thrilling bull-riding and the breathtaking sight of bats taking flight, it’s a month full of fun, love, and embracing our unique Austin community.


So slap on some sunscreen, grab your hydroflask, put on your favorite cowboy boots, and join us in making memories that’ll last a lifetime. Austin, let’s show the world why we’re the best city on Earth – diverse, lively, and always ready to have a good time! See y’all out there!

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