When the Texan sun blazes over Austin and summer swings into full gear, the city comes alive like a well-tuned guitar, strumming a melody of diverse events. This vibrant hub, steeped in arts, food, music, and sports, is prepping to roll out an array of not-to-be-missed spectacles this July. So dust off your cowboy boots, folks, because Austin's got a lineup that's hotter than a jalapeño!
Here are some of the big things happening in Austin in the next 30 days:
Dates: July 7 to August 12, 2023
Location: Zilker Hillside Theatre
Start your July with the annual Zilker Summer Musical at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. This free outdoor musical event runs every Thursday to Sunday starting around 8:15 PM. Pack a picnic and enjoy the delightful performances under the stars in one of Austin’s most beloved outdoor spaces. More information is available on the Zilker website.
Dates: July 18-19, 2023
Location: Zilker Park
Next on the list is Blues on the Green, a summer tradition in Austin. Pack a blanket, bring your family, and immerse yourself in the largest free concert series in Austin at Zilker Park. Performances by local artists make this a memorable event. More details can be found on acl-radio.com.
Dates: July 20-23, 2023
Location: Red River Cultural District
For four days, 20 venues throughout the Red River Cultural District host free live music events. Hot Summer Nights, as it’s fittingly named, offers more than music. With local food and vendors joining the party, you can enjoy the city’s vibrant scene while catching performances from local acts. For more details, visit redriverculturaldistrict.org
Dates: July 22-23, 2023
Location: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin
Video game enthusiasts, rejoice! Classic Games Fest 2023, one of the top retro video game conventions in the country, is set to be the biggest yet. The event will welcome over 10,000 attendees and feature more than 75,000 square feet of pure retro gaming awesomeness with over 150 vendors & guests. For more information, visit the Classic Games Fest website.
Date: July 29, 2023, 7:30 PM
Location: Q2 Stadium
Round out the month with some sports action as Austin Football Club takes on Fútbol Club Juárez in a Leagues Cup game at Q2 Stadium. Regardless of your soccer experience, you’ll find the energy infectious. During half-time, you can enjoy local food and beverages available from the stadium’s vendors. More details can be found on the Q2 Stadium website.
Austin’s vibrant culture and love for music, food, gaming, and sports come alive in these events. Be sure to mark these dates and immerse yourself in the local scene. Enjoy what Austin has to offer this July 2023!
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