While you do not need a reason to come and experience Austin, the beautiful southwest scenery and lively attractions in the area should be more than enough, you will find that the summer events are definitely worthy of a visit. Austin features some incredible summer events that are either annual occasions or brand-new celebrations to enjoy. Both visitors and locals can enjoy these summer events in Austin this year. Take a look at what the top ones are going to be this year in Austin:

The Drop-in Summer Concert Series

Everyone knows that Austin is all about live music and it never disappoints. Just head to Downtown Austin and find a local bar and you are sure to find live music taking place. Each summer Austin hosts the Drop-In Summer Concert Series for a diverse lineup of favorite Austin artists in the area. The event offers free weekly concerts on the Long Center lawn all summer so you can enjoy live music without breaking the bank. The Drop-In Summer Concert Series takes place from May 25th through August 10th.

Paramount Summer Classic Film Series

If you prefer flashing lights and buttery popcorn you may prefer to go watch a movie instead of seeing a live music show. Austin has a summer event for that as well with the Paramount Summer Classic Film Series. Come to the Paramount Theatre each week for a classic film shown on their big screen. You can enjoy a variety of films from comedies to dramas in the way movies were meant to be seen. The Paramount Summer Classic Film Series will take place from May 26th to September 2nd.

Blues on the Green

Come experience one of Austin’s favorite summer traditions by enjoying the Blues on the Green concert series. This free concert series is put on by Austin City Limits Radio and takes place at Zilker Park. You will be able to catch a variety of musical artists for absolutely free. This year’s Blues on the Green will take place on July 18th and July 19th for two whole days of free summer music and fun!

HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks

Each year locals and visitors spread out over Austin to check out one of the local events here in the area. However, you simply cannot pass up the opportunity to enjoy the HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks. As the name suggests the Austin Symphony will be on hand for a 4th of July concert that is sure to bring out all of the patriotic favorites live in person. You can enjoy the show at Mathias Shores, formerly known as Auditorium Shores, for a wonderful event. As the concert finishes a huge fireworks display will be shot off over the city skyline. The event begins at 8:00 PM with the concert starting at 8:30 PM sharp. What makes the HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks so special is that it is absolutely free to attend. VIP tickets are also available for those who want a more special experience. Don’t miss out!

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

Another incredible 4th of July event that simply cannot be missed is the annual Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic right here in Austin. Willie Nelson has been a resident of Austin for years and always helps the city out with incredible events. This year’s 4th of July Picnic will be more special than ever as it is the 50th anniversary of the event! You can enjoy live musical performances from artists including Willie Nelson & Family, Tyler Childers, Shakey Graves, Dwight Yoakam, and many more. All of the performances will be taking place at the Q2 Stadium in Austin where the event was held last year. Doors open at 11:00 am with musical acts starting at noon. Don’t miss out on this event as tickets are on sale now starting at $49 per person!

Don’t Miss Out on These Summer Events in Austin

Get ready for the absolutely free district-wide summer festival with Hot Summer Nights. This festival is all about community and features local music at a variety of venues all around Downtown Austin. Enjoy delicious food and drink from local restaurants and vendors. Local venues that participate in Hot Summer Nights include Elysium, Valhalla, The 13th Floor, Stubbs Bar-B-Q, and more. What started as a way to support local artists during the initially slower summer season has not become one of the biggest events of the year. Don’t miss out on Hot Summer Nights starting on July 20th!

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