June & July events
COMPILED BY GLORIE MARTINEZ & JENNIFER SCHAEFER
Float Fest combines tubing and a music festival.
WORTH THE TRIP Float Fest, July 2324 Float Fest will return to Gonzalez with more than a dozen acts including Vampire Weekend, Chance the Rapper and Tove Lo. The event oers a 2-mile oating trip down the river and walk-on access to the concerts. This year, the event will feature a draft beer station where attendees can ll reusable containers. Times vary. Single-day general admission tickets start at $134.
CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY VIC MATHIAS SHORES
CHECK OUT CARS CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS
JUNE 30 ATTEND A CABARET EXPERIENCE The longest continuously running burlesque show in Texas will celebrate its 16th anniversary with a show at The Ballroom at Spiderhouse. The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue features live music, comedy, drag acts and burlesque performances in a cabaret setting. 7 p.m. (doors open), 8 p.m. (show starts). $20-$140 (online). 2906 Fruth St., Austin. www. thejigglewattsburlesque.com/tickets JULY 01 READ, EXPLORE AND CREATE Austin Public Library will hold its summer reading challenge, Completely Booked, through Aug. 15. Readers of all ages are invited to keep track of their summer reading via the Beanstack app and log 10 hours of reading and complete ve activity badges by reading, exploring and creating in chosen badge categories such as sports, space, writing and music. Badges can be kept track of by picking up a form at any APL branch. After completing the challenge, visit any branch to claim a prize at the front desk. Free. www.library.austintexas.gov/summer 04 SEE WILLIE AND FRIENDS Willie Nelson’s annual 4th of July Picnic will be held at Q2 Stadium and will feature special guests such as Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Tyler Childers, Brothers Osborne, Midland, Charley Crokett, Allison Russell, Particle Kid, Steve Earle & The Dukes and Asleep at the Wheel. $55-$472. 11 a.m. (doors open), noon (show starts). 10414 McKalla Place. www.q2stadium.com Join sponsor H-E-B and the Austin Symphony Orchestra for the largest Independence Day celebration in Texas. The annual family-friendly event will be held at Vic Mathias Shores and feature a reworks display against the Austin skyline backed by live music. 8:30-10 p.m. Free (admission). 900 W. Riverside Drive, Austin. www.austinsymphony.org/july4
Cars and Coee Austin, one of the largest car meetups in the country, has returned to Circuit of The Americas. The July meetup includes a Formula 1 watch party with the F1 French and Belgium Grand Prix races on the big screens in the parking lot. 8 a.m.-noon. Car show: Free (spectators), $10 (show car). Lot A, 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd., Del Valle. www.thecircuit.com 08 THROUGH AUG 13 WATCH A SUMMER MUSICAL Zilker Hillside Theatre’s summer musical “Newsies” will run from July 8-Aug. 13. The show is based on the real newsboy strike of 1899. Performances will be held Thursday-Sunday at 8:15 p.m. Attendees can bring blankets and picnics. Concessions will also be available. Admission is free. No reservations are required. 2206 William Barton Drive, Austin. www.zilker.org 22 ROCK OUT TO REO After a four-year break, rock bands Styx and REO Speedwagon have joined forces for the “Live and Unzoomed” tour, which will play the Germania Insurance Stadium. Styx will end the show. The bands will be joined by special guest Loverboy. 5:30 p.m. (doors open), 6:45 p.m. (show starts). Tickets start at $29.50. 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd., Del Valle. www.germaniaamp.com 23 THROUGH 31 SEE BANKSY’S ART Banksyland, an international touring exhibition featuring more than 80 pieces and installations from artist Banksy, is coming to Austin. The collection will feature studio works, street artworks and immersive installations. The exhibit is organized by One Thousand Ways, an international arts company specializing in experimental art immersive events. Times vary. $29. The location will be revealed to ticket holders. www.banksyland.com 23 FIX A BEAR Children will be able to bring injured or sick teddy bears in need of a little extra love and care to the Austin Humane Society Shelter for its Teddy Bear Surgery event. The event will help diagnose and treat stued animals,
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giving children a glimpse into the world of animal care. Registration is required to participate as space is limited. This event is a part of the Austin Humane Society’s 10th Annual Summer Kids Series. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 124 W. Anderson Lane, Austin. Lady Bird Johnson Wildower Center will celebrate its namesake July 23 with free all-day admission. Guests are welcomed to explore the center’s exhibits and commemorate Johnson’s environmental legacy. The center is part of The University of Texas and uses native plants to restore and create sustainable landscapes. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin. 512-232-0100. www.wildower.org/featured-events 30 WATCH RUGBY The Rugby Sevens premier https://austinhumanesociety.org 23 HONOR A TEXAS ICON league will hold its championship game at Q2 Stadium. The league features eight teams and will take place across three cities. The action will culminate in the crowning of the 2022 season’s unied men’s and women’s championship. Premium seating options are available. 3-8 p.m. $27-$99. 10414 McKalla Place. www.prsevens.com/tickets
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NORTH CENTRAL AUSTIN EDITION • JUNE 2022
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