July and August events
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Float Fest combines tubing and a music festival.
SEE WILLIE AND FRIENDS Q2 STADIUM
CHECK OUT COOL CARS CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS
WORTH THE TRIP Float Fest, July 2324 Float Fest will return to Gonzales, about 65 miles southeast of Austin, 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. www.oatfest.net 1 CR 197, Gonzales
Willie Nelson’s annual 4th of July Picnic will be held at Q2 Stadium this year and features 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. 11 a.m. (doors open), noon (show starts). $55-$472. 10414 McKalla Place. www.q2stadium.com
Cars and Coee Austin, one of the largest car meetups in the country, returns to Circuit of The Americas. The July meetup includes a Formula 1 watch party with the F1 French and Belgium Grand Prix races on big screens. Shuttles will be available to the tower observation deck. 8 a.m.-noon. Car show: free (spectators), $10 (show cars). Lot A, Circuit of The Americas Boulveard, Del Valle. www.thecircuit.com
23 THROUGH 31 SEE BANKSY Banksyland is an international touring exhibition featuring 80 pieces and installations across 22 cities from artist, lmmaker and political activist Banksy. The collection features 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. The location will be revealed to ticket holders about two weeks before the event opening. $22-$59. 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, 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. www.austinhumanedv.wpengine.com
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 summer reading via the Beanstack app and log 10 hours of reading and complete ve activity badges in chosen categories, such as sports, space, writing and music. After completing the challenge, visit any branch to claim a prize at the front desk. Free. www.library.austintexas.gov/summer 04 CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY Join sponsor H-E-B and the Austin Symphony Orchestra for the largest Independence Day celebration in Texas. The family-friendly event will be 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 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 14 WATCH A MOVIE Family-friendly lms will be shown at the El Salido pool as part of the Anderson Mill Limited District’s Float Flix program with “Finding Nemo” on July 14. The movie will begin at dusk, and the pool will close 15 minutes after the movie ends. No registration required. $5. 11500 El Salido Parkway. 512-258-4104. www.amld.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. 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
30 WATCH RUGBY The Rugby Sevens premier league will hold its championship game at Q2 Stadium. 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. 104114 McKalla Place. www.prsevens.com/tickets
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