17 Fun Things to do in Austin this Weekend
As the weather gets cooler, it can be difficult to find things to do in Austin, especially on weekends. Luckily for you, we’ve decided to compile a list of our favorite concerts, comedy shows, markets, and events of every kind that are taking place this weekend. Don’t have plans for this weekend? Now you’re booked up.
Event date: Every night through 6 January 2022
Possibly the only thing better than looking at colorful, artistic lights is sipping hot chocolate and eating warm treats as you do so. Reservations are going fast, so make sure to get your table or spot at the Bavarian marketplace to be a part of this iconic annual event.
Address: 3825 Lake Blvd
Event date: Every weekend through December 19 and Tuesday-Thursday the 21-23
Come celebrate the season with Ballet Austin as they put on this classic show. There’ll be hundreds of dancers, gorgeous sets and costumes, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra performing the soundtrack that never seems to get old.
Address: 701 W. Riverside Dr
Come support the Salvation Army Austin with Pat Green and Cory Morrow at the Moody Theater. Get into the giving spirit and listen to great music!
Address: 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd
Experience a full mile of interactive light shows, dancing elves, food, drinks, activities, and more! This is the perfect holiday activity for either kids or anyone’s inner child.
Address: 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd
5 – Tiff’s Treats
Brighten your Saturday with a free chocolate chip cookie from Tiff’s! Make sure to wish everyone a happy National Cookie Day on your way out.
Address: Any Tiff’s Treats location
This festival truly keeps Austin weird. Come enjoy art and music from locals at this event inspired by the desert flower.
Address: 8504 S. Congress Ave
Event date: Now-1 January 2022
Possibly one of the most iconic events in Austin this time of year is the Zilker Holiday Tree. Come enjoy this 155-foot spectacle!
Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd
After beholding the tree, stick around to go on the Trail of Lights! Far more than simply a tunnel of lights, this event features dozens of holiday displays that make it the perfect way to spend your night.
Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd
Make that panicked holiday gift shopping an enjoyable experience by visiting Austin’s biggest mini-market yet! Enjoy free beverages, music, and gift bags for the first 30 attendees.
Address: 1500 E. 4th St
Experience Rocket’s latest EP, TOO YOUNG TO DIE, live and in person this Saturday. It’s sure to be a performance you won’t forget!
Address: 615 E. Red River St
Come try a new skill with accompaniment from a classic artist. Bizarre as it may sound, it’s sure to be a unique experience you won’t regret.
Address: 1417 W. Anderson Ln
12 – San Jac Saloon
Event date: Every Sunday
Whether you’re more of an entertainer or an audience member, you won’t want to miss this event. Come claim your four minutes of fame!
Address: 300 E. 6th St
Event date: Every weekend
After a massive success in New York City, Diva Royale has graced Austin with its legendary presence. Experience the best of drag dinner and brunch shows and female celebrity impersonations.
Address: 4134 Felter Ln
14 – Austin Art Walk
Event date: Saturday and Sunday mornings
Austin is noteworthy for many things, but one of my favorites has always been its murals. Sign up for this 1.2-mile tour to explore it all!
Address: 2215 E. Cesar Chavez
Be a part of the 6th annual AMVF! Embark on this music video adventure by going to live parties or hopping on the free live stream.
Address: 7400 Cooper Ln
Event date: Every Saturday
Possibly the only thing better than comedy? Themed comedy. Come check it out at the Buzz Mill this Saturday at the witching hour.
Address: 1505 Town Creek Dr
Come comb through a trove of unique items at this limited-time market! Find the perfect gifts for your friends and family (and maybe a few things for yourself) while supporting local artists.