The spring season is full of a few different special occasions that are worthy of getting out and seeing something new. Easter can be one of those reasons for you to see Austin for a wonderful spring getaway. Easter can be an important holiday for some encouraging time with family to celebrate their faith. Many school districts also provide a day off from regular classes to celebrate this holiday. Regardless of how you spend your Easter holiday, you can have the most fun here in Austin. Here are a few different activities and attractions you can expect during Easter in Austin:
ABC Kite Fest
If you happen to visit Austin just before Easter Weekend you can find yourself in town around the time of the ABC Kite Fest. This unique event will take place on April 1st at Zilker Park for a memorable time for all ages. ABC Kite Fest is an all-ages event that has been a family tradition for years. You will find all-day-long activities during this event such as a kite flying contest and Mossfest, a unique children’s music concert. Thousands of Austinites will be at Zilker Park for this free event where you can make a kite and gaze at it flying in the sky. Local sponsors allow this community event to continue year to year. Don’t miss out on the ABC Kite Fest if you are in Austin early for Easter!
Easter Egg Hunts
It will not be a typical Easter holiday without a thrilling egg hunt for you and your family to participate in. Luckily, Austin has quite a few different Easter egg hunts that occur throughout the holiday. Many of the Easter egg hunts occur at local churches in the area. These churches have included Bethany Lutheran, First United Methodist Church Austin, and Riverbend Church. Other organizations that also host Easter egg hunts in the city have included Oak Hill Fire Department and Huston Tillotson Community Center. Each of these egg hunts occurs the Saturday or Sunday of Easter Weekend so you can find an egg hunt that works out for your schedule. Expect these free events to be welcoming and offer your children an exciting way to spend their holiday together. Perhaps the biggest and most exciting Easter egg hunt that happens each year is the one held at the Austin Zoo. Nothing is more exciting than hunting for Easter egg eggs as your family searches around the Austin Zoo with exciting animal exhibits nearby. This event will take place on Saturday April 8th with check-in at 8:30 AM. This Easter egg hunt requires registration beforehand to participate in the fun. All you need to do is to bring your Easter basket so your children can find all the eggs they can muster. There is a Little Hunters area that is designed for children ages 3 and younger. Registration for this year’s event will open soon; call the Austin Zoo for any questions by dialing 512-288-1490.
Another great way to enjoy your Easter weekend is by finding an Easter brunch nearby. We admit this is an activity the adults will look forward to the most as Easter brunches around Austin serve up tasty food and delicious drinks. For those looking for a more luxurious meal look no further than Goodall’s. This fine dining establishment has a prix fixe meal for Easter brunch that often includes salmon, steak, deviled eggs, and so much more. Don’t forget the desserts too such as lemon bars and more. Jeffrey’s is another fine dining establishment in Clarksville that features seafood towers and lamb porchetta. For a more family-friendly meal, check out Fareground, which comes with a variety of food vendors and more. Make sure to place a reservation for your Easter brunch, as they are all sure to fill up quickly.
For those sticking around Austin for a few days after Easter, they can check out the Fusebox Festival, a hybrid arts festival that combines theatre, film, dance, music, and visual arts for a unique experience. Hundreds of artists from all over the world will descend upon Austin for this five-day event. Each performance is an intimate affair at local theatres or clubs. Large-scale projects will also be on hand in local parks and warehouses. Many of the artists who participate in the Fusebox Festival are Grammy Award winners. The festival lineup will be revealed soon so you can see what incredible artists you might be able to see in person!
Spend Your Easter in Austin
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The summer season will be at a close before you know it and with that comes the fall season. If you are looking for the perfect destination to spend a fall break look no further than Austin, Texas. Our Southwestern home is the perfect place to unwind and find some exciting things to entertain you. Luckily Austin is able to do that and so much more. Take a look at fall activities in Austin you can enjoy this year:
Have Some Harvest Fun
The fall season is always popular for the onset of all harvest-related activities in Austin. If you are looking for pumpkin patches Austin will have you covered. Each year local farms will be hosting their pumpkin patches where you can pick your own. All farms are located just outside of the Austin city limits making them easy to get to. Head over to Marble Falls and stop by Sweet Berry Farm. During the month of September, this farm will be hosting their pumpkin patch where you can pick and choose any gourd you see. Barton Hill Farms located in Bastrop has additional activities such as a giant corn maze and farm animals to feed and pet. It doesn’t feel any more fall-related than when it comes to visiting a pumpkin patch!
Visit the Austin Zoo
Nothing is more exciting for a child than seeing some of their favorite animals up close at a zoo. Luckily Austin has that covered with the Austin Zoo. Spacious habitats and exhibits highlight some of the unique creatures that call this zoo home. During the fall season, the Austin Zoo will be hosting their Boo at the Zoo every Friday and Saturday night for the second half of October. This spooky addition to the zoo brings out a haunted mansion and even a thrilling train ride decorated for Halloween. Additional tickets are needed for this spooky activity at the zoo!
Enjoy Some Craft Beer or Wine
Austin is a craft beer mecca for the state of Texas. When you are in the city you are bound to see one of the many craft breweries as you drive around. Make sure you stop by one of these locales for some handcrafted ales. Austin Beerworks is a local favorite with a giant beer garden to relax in. Zilker Brewing Company and Taproom have an enjoyable space and even better brews. Many of these breweries offer tasty food options too so it is not just the adults having all the fun. Since it is the fall you should also go and enjoy some craft cider too. Austin has plenty of cider shops that offer this sweet and delectable treat. Places such as Texas Keeper Cider and Austin Eastciders will take care of your cider needs! Austin also has a variety of vineyards and wineries to enjoy a tasting flight. Many of the wineries are located in the hill country just outside of town. Let Discover Texas Wine Tours offer you one of their wine tours where they take care of the driving for you. Expect to try some of the best wineries that Texas has to offer.
Enjoy some Football
If there is one thing to know about Texas it is that the state takes football very seriously. Join the locals for the fun by cheering on the University of Texas Longhorns at one of their games. If you prefer to enjoy the game in front of the TV you can stop by Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub which has plenty of TVs. Prepare to see a lot of orange every Sunday as the Longhorns thrive in their hometown of Austin.
Austin is surrounded by hill country allowing you to find some great hiking trails in the area. Head over to Lady Bird Lake where you can enjoy a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails. If you prefer to hike outside the city the Enchanted Rock State Natural area offers beautiful hikes with views of the granite batholith. Many of the wild refuge and discovery centers outside the city require reservations so make sure to book before you head out.
Go to the Drive-In Theaters
The fall season is the perfect time to enjoy the weather outdoors. Austin has several different drive-in theaters where you can lay out and enjoy a film on the big screen. Local venues in the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In and Doc’s Drive-In Theatre. Each venue offers tasty food and beverages to pair with your outdoor cinema experience.
Get Ready for These Activities in Austin This Fall
As you can see there are quite a few different ways to spend your time here in Austin this fall. For the most relaxing stay possible make sure to choose one of our vacation rentals here in the area. See our exclusive list of Lake Travis cabin rentals here.