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As the Texas capital and the home of the Longhorns, Austin inspires big expectations that it easily lives up to with its supply of outdoor adventure and delicious eats, and its well-deserved status as a cultural hub.

Upcoming Events

ATX Television Festival

June 1-4

The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St.

ATX Festival is the first festival devoted to television's history and future. It functions like a traditional film festival with premieres of new series, current hits, and cult favorites. The fest also offers access to the industry's leading professionals with cast and creator Q&A's and panels focusing on innovation in both production and content delivery.

“Hook, Line, and Sinker”

June 1-Oct. 31

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Award-winning artist Chalda Maloff unveils new works in the “Hook, Line, and Sinker” exhibit at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The exhibit is on display in the Colony Park Gallery, across from gate 10 in the post-security ticketed section of the Barbara Jordan Terminal. Maloff’s digital paintings are characterized by juxtaposition, transparencies, and spatial ambiguity. A long-time Austin resident, Maloff holds university degrees in computer science and art history, and she has been active in the field of digital art for decades. Her tools are an electronic tablet, stylus, computer, art software, large-format art printer, and archival pigment inks. Taking inspiration from nature, the artist’s frequent topic is sea life. “I chose the fish as my subject for its positive associations across cultures and spiritual traditions,” she says. “In Graeco-Roman mythology, the fish often symbolized sacred transformation. In Christianity, it is associated with faith and abundance. In Buddhism, it symbolizes happiness and freedom. With this exhibit I hope to provide a welcome antidote to the stress of travel.” Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is committed to highlighting the creativity of the region.

Pride Mini Film-A-Thon

June 3-5

Galaxy Theatres, 6700 Middle Fiskville Road

All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) is the oldest and largest gay and lesbian film fest in the Southwest and the largest LGBTQ cultural event in Austin. The event includes feature and short films showcasing the diverse experiences of queer people.

Pond and Garden Tour

June 3-4

Various locations

The Austin Pond Society once again sponsors this charitable tour of ponds and gardens throughout the greater Austin area. The self-guided tour features streams, fountains, waterfalls, koi, and aquatic plants. Some of these ponds and gardens are certified wildlife habitats. This year's tour has a stronger emphasis on new DIY ponds and water gardens along with professionally built water gardens.

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

June 7-11

Various locations, Downtown Austin

Contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula are showcased. Films and videos made by or about Latinxs in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about Indigenous groups of the Americas, are invited to participate.


June 13-18

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Sixteen-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Featuring a beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the ’60s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” the Tony Award-winning musical is described as being “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful" by "The New York Times."

Premier Rugby Sevens

June 17

Q2 Stadium, 10414 McKalla Place

Watch eight teams compete in the fastest game on Earth: rugby. There is also live music, inflatables, photo-ops, vendors, a costume contest, and on-field entertainment.

19th Fest

June 18

Waterloo Park, 500 E. 12th St.

Get a taste of Austin's mobile soul food gems at this annual festival, which bills itself as "America's Juneteenth Celebration." From savory barbecue to Cajun-seasoned seafood and traditional soul food, over 10 food trucks are serving up mouthwatering dishes. The festival also has kids' activities, live music, and retail vendors.

Austin Asian American Film Festival

June 21-25

AFS Cinema, 6259 Middle Fiskville Road

Feature filmmakers' unique voices are celebrated in a forum where viewers come together to experience the wide array of Asian American Pacific Islander perspectives. Narrative features and shorts and documentary features and shorts are showcased throughout the festival.


June 23-July 8

Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road #122

Experience the harrowing story of Henry Box Brown, the abolitionist lecturer and early magician who escaped slavery by mailing himself to freedom. Using actual magic, this world premiere by Jarrett King imagines an unwritten chapter in the story of one of history's most overlooked folk heroes.

City-Wide Vintage Sale

June 24-25

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

H-E-B Austin Symphony July Fourth Concert and Fireworks

July 4

Vic Mathias Shores , 920 E. Riverside Drive

The Austin Symphony hosts an annual concert of patriotic music culminating in a spectacular fireworks display over Lady Bird Lake.

Zilker Summer Musical

July 7-Aug. 12

Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2206 Barton Springs Road

Pack a picnic and enjoy a free, annual musical at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. The outdoor theater troupe hosts performances Thursdays through Sundays.

City-Wide Vintage Sale

July 15-16

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Aug. 12-13

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

Professional Bull Riding Team Series: Austin Gambler Days

Aug. 25-27

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

See an action-packed team bull riding competition with some of the world's best bull riders, including the local Austin Gamblers bull riding team.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Ice Ball

Aug. 26

JW Marriott Austin, 110 E. Second St.

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) for Austin's brightest gem, the Ice Ball Gala. It's a night of elegance, inspiration, and revelry that makes a difference for children in the community. With cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and live music, it's an exciting evening that changes children's lives for the better, forever.

Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

Oct. 20-22

Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.

The pinnacle of motorsports returns to Texas for a three-day celebration of speed and sound. The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix provides an action-packed experience that fuses world-class racing with major championship implications. This year’s event includes the first F1 Sprint race on American soil, as one of six sprint races in the 2023 season, and concerts by The Killers and Queen + Adam Lambert.

Austin Film Festival

Oct. 26-Nov. 2

Various locations, 1801 Salina Drive

Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on both top-billed films and indies alike. The Austin Film Festival's mission is to further the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story.

The June 2023 cover of Texas Highways Magazine

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