The 101X Weekend Guide: August 9-11th
It's Pride weekend in Austin and we're going to paint the town red! The 101X Weekend Guide has highlighted a few fun events happening near you that are definitely worth checking out—brought to you by UNation.
Saturday, Aug 10| 11 AM - 7 PM |
It’s pride week in Austin and there are SO many things going on around town to celebrate. The biggest of them all is the annual parade and festival taking over Austin this Saturday. More than 400,000 attended the celebration in 2018, and with more expected to attend this year, it’s sure to be the largest pride celebration in Austin yet! Enjoy a day full of carnival games, inflatable games, drag queen storytime, and plenty of pride to go around.
Explore more than 140 vendors accompanied by live music all afternoon. You’re sure to work up quite an appetite with all of this fun, but no worries because they will have a great selection of food and drink options for you to choose from!
While the festival requires a ticket to attend, the parade is free and open to all. Beginning at the Texas State Capitol, the route marches down Congress Avenue, turning right on 4th Street through the Warehouse District. You can expect two emcee stages located throughout the route at the intersection of Congress and 4th, and the Rooftop at Rain!
Friday, August 9th.
Liverpool vs Norwich City | 2 PM |
The beginning of the new English Premier League season kicks off this Friday as Liverpool faces Norwich City! If you’re looking for the perfect place to watch the game then Haymaker is your spot! Join fellow soccer fans in watching the match while enjoying delicious food from Haymaker’s kitchen along with some great for 21+. And get ready, because the action won’t stop until someone is crowned champion in May 2020.
Cool Summer Nights | 6 PM |
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Temperatures are in the hundreds but this weekend you can keep cool at the Bullock Texas State History Museum for the final Cool Summer Nights event of the season! The theme for this one is space and will draw inspiration from the Cowboys in Space exhibit, celebrating the history of sci-fi westerns in pop culture! So if you’re in the mood to do something “out of this world” this weekend then make sure to check this event out! And don’t worry about having to find a parking spot, because complimentary parking is available in the Museum’s garage!
Saturday, August 10th
TLC Oyster Fest | 2 PM |
TLC is throwing their 1st Annual Oyster Fest and they want you to come celebrate with them! Festivities include an oyster shucking contest, oyster eating contest, live music, and more! Think you got what it takes to compete? Then register now for the chance to win some cash prizes! And even if you don’t feel like competing, you can enjoy TLC’s special edition oyster flights (hot or cold) and signature cocktails (21+)!
Hot Wings & Hot Things Festival | 5 PM |
Tech Ridge Center
Things will be getting heated at this weekend’s Hot Wings & Hot Things Festival! You’ll be able to sample wings from various vendors, enjoy some cocktails (21+), and more! There will be a DJ on site spinning tunes all evening long and activities to keep the kiddos entertained. Day passes are only $10 or you can go both Saturday and Sunday for just $14!
Sunday, August 11th.
Meet The Horns | 1:30 PM |
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
Texas Football fans will have the chance to meet the 2019 team this Sunday at the annual “Meet The Horns” event! Those in attendance will receive a team-issued poster to get autographed at various player stations located throughout the stadium! Make sure to plan ahead of time for the opportunity to meet your favorite players! As we prepare for the season ahead of us, this is a great way to show the team your support! HOOK ‘EM!
Queer Riot Fest | 5 PM |
One World Theater
This weekend, the Queer Riot Fest will be raising awareness for the LGBTQI community through an evening filled with art. There will be live music, live theater, arts and crafts, and more. Tickets are only $15 and a portion of ticket proceeds will go to local non-profits that provide services to Austin’s queer and trans communities. So this Sunday, head over to Queer Riot Fest and show your pride!