Things to Do in Austin: Saturday, August 30, to Friday, September 5
BY: Sean O'Toole | Aug 28, 2014
If Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, this week is the time to squeeze in your last hurrahs of the season. That makes it the perfect time to take in a baseball game, float down the San Marcos River, or enjoy the anniversary cookout at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company. Of course, any time of year you can check Groupon for more ideas for things to do in Austin. Closing Series of the Round Rock Express Round Rock | Through September 1 Labor Day weekend marks your last chance to catch the Triple-A team in 2014, as they finish an epic six-game series against the Nashville Sounds to close the season. Some games include promotions such as postgame fireworks and $1 hot dogs and sodas. (Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd.; $7–$25; buy tickets here) Float Fest 2014 San Marcos / Martindale | Sunday, August 31 Tubing down the San Marcos River is just the beginning at this end-of-summer bash. After you’re done lounging in the water, head to the concert venue, where more than a dozen bands including Grouplove and Portugal. The Man will play two stages. You can even camp there overnight. (Cool River Ranch, 601 Dupuy Ranch Rd.; $40–$120; buy tickets here) Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company's First Anniversary Party Galindo | Monday, September 1 No cookout planned for Labor Day? The ABGB has you covered. Take a brewery tour and try the special watermelon sour anniversary beer. Then listen to live music while you play cornhole and chomp on beer brats made with the brewery’s Helles. (1305 W. Oltorf St.; free to attend) Clueless Quote-Along Circle C Ranch | Tuesday, September 2, 7:15 p.m. Warm up your vocal cords: the audience won’t just be watching Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd in this classic ‘90s satire of teen culture in Beverly Hills. Thanks to subtitles and props, they’ll be playing along. (Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5701 W. Slaughter Lane; $12; buy tickets here) Movies in the Park: The Lego Movie Cedar Park | Friday, September 5, 8 p.m. Pack a picnic and a blanket and bring the kids to see this critically acclaimed adventure, which features the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, and about 50 other stars. If you miss this week, the series continues with other family-friendly flicks over the next month. (Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd.; free)
BY: Sean O'Toole
Sean is a senior editor and a gradually improving cook. He once asked a man at an airport if he was Kevin Sorbo, and the man said no, but it was totally Kevin Sorbo.