Things to Do in Austin: Live Movie Scores, BBQ & Wine Fest and National Tequila Day

We’ve officially made it to the dog days of summer but our boredom-weary city is still plugging away with Austin events. No need to stifle in the heat. Check out these killer things to do in Austin this week!

July 21: Score!

Image Courtesy of Texas Archive of the Moving Image

Image Courtesy of Texas Archive of the Moving Image







Where: Pan Am Hillside Park, 2100 E 3rd St, Austin,  TX 78702

When: Thursday, July 21, 8 – 10 p.m.

How Much: Free!

Arguably one of the most unique things to do in Austin this summer, Texas’ archival aficionados, Texas Archive of Moving Image, are collaborating with local bands The Casa Lomas Playboys, Moonsicles, and Dead Music Capital Band to “score” a selection of their curated footage, via live performance.

This one is outside, so feel free you bring a blanket and a chair.  You’ll find the event’s sponsor, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, onsite with a few giveaways and some raffles!

July 23: 2nd Annual BBQ & Wine Festival

Image Courtesy of 365 Things Austin

Image Courtesy of 365 Things Austin

Where: Spicewood Vineyards, 1419 Country Road 409, Spicewood, TX 78669

When: Saturday, July 23, 5 – 9 p.m.

How Much: $35 at the door, $25 advance. Get one now here!

BBQ and beer may be considered the traditional dream, but a nice glass of vino is just as nice.

Join Spicewood Vineyards, Camp Gladiator and It’s All Good BBQ for a celebration of this often overlooked pairing at the 2nd Annual BBQ and Wine Festival.

Attendees will receive delicious BBQ, and commemorative wine glass filled with Spicewood’s wine, as well as the bonus of live music from Mace Garret Band and Fred Andrews of Honeybrowne. Kids under six are admitted for free!


July 24: National Tequila Day

Photo Courtesy of the Roosevelt Room

Photo Courtesy of the Roosevelt Room

Where: Everywhere!

When: Sunday, July 24

How Much: You decide!

Tequila really is the perfect warm weather spirit – which is great for us Texans, who are embroiled in 100° weather for a large part of every year. One of the preferred things to do in Austin is enjoy a cool drink on a hot day. Thankfully, this Sunday is National Tequila Day, so we get an excuse to drink this delicious agave-based spirit (as if we needed one).

We, of course, see no problem with a simple shot with lime and salt, but if you really want to celebrate, our clients have a few cocktails to help you do so in style.

If spicy is your game, definitely try the Jalapeño Business, a spicy derivation of a margarita from Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile.  For those wanting something truly unique, The Roosevelt Room’s Lonesome Dove, made with grapefruit, cinnamon syrup, vanilla and rosewater, is sure to please. Looking to take it a little easy? CANTINE Italian Café & Bar’s Seasonal Sangria with Sangiovese wine, silver tequila, hibiscus and summer berries, will keep you refreshed.

There you have it, Austinites. Now go forth and celebrate!

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