Festivals in Central East Austin, Austin


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  • Fusebox Festival 2012
    Fusebox Festival A diverse, avant-garde lineup of contemporary musicians, dancers, actors, and visual artists descends upon Austin during the eighth annual Fusebox Festival, which celebrates innovative works of art with more than 50 events spread across two weeks of entertainment. This year, the celebration of creativity and inventiveness will unfurl at 15 different venues throughout the city, including the Festival Hub, where acts such as David Zambrano's Soul Project and Austin's own Foot Patrol are scheduled to astound eyes and ears with energetic, music-infused dance routines. In addition to its yearly collection of stage stars, the festival keeps creative gears turning with artist interviews, presentations, and culinary attractions, further creating an atmosphere where performers and audiences alike can brush elbows and settle the age-old debate of which came first—the artist or the egg?
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    1100 East 5th Street
    Austin, TX US
  • Scoot Inn
    Enjoy a night out on the town with a signature cocktail at local favorite Scoot Inn. No need to miss out on Scoot Inn just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The bar has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Scoot Inn. There's no need to winnow the guest list for a night out at Scoot Inn — the bar has tons of space for big parties. If you're ready for a show, Scoot Inn often books live musical groups or a DJ. Scoot Inn also features live music and dancing. Crowds are boisterous at the bar and the music is blaring, so get ready for a very loud night out. If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit Scoot Inn during the slower weekday hours. Scoot Inn offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the bar's E 4th St location offers nearby street parking. Scoot Inn accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
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    1308 E 4th St
    Austin, TX US
  • Challenge Nation
    Challenge Nation pioneered the urban-adventure race with a race season that includes visits to more than 35 cities across the country. Each scavenger hunt is personalized to the hosting city, exploring its many diverse neighborhoods with a series of clues that would test even the most skilled children's-book detective. The teams?composed of at least two people?vie for a $300 first-place prize. The Amazing Race?style competition rewards quick wits and wise planning over physical fitness, so the best way to prepare is by doing logic puzzles while eating Funyuns and lounging in a La-Z-Boy. The top 25 teams qualify, the top five receiving free entry, to compete in the national championship, which rewards winning teams with a $5,000 cash prize.
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    1607 San Jacinto Blvd.
    Austin, TX US
  • Austin Fashion Week
    The home of SXSW, the ACL Festival, and the world's most urbane population of bats, Austin is more than the creative heart of Texas—it's a global focal point for artists. So it's no surprise that the City of the Violet Crown is home to a show that fashion news site Fashionista called "a fashion week to watch." True to form, Austin Fashion Week isn't the average celebration of blank-faced models, impossibly distant designers, and everything fierce. Instead, the emphasis is on individual personalities and the designers of tomorrow—even the ones that are sitting in the audience. A DIY aesthetic reigns too, from the local brands for sale at the event store Shop 787 to the always popular Mash Up Team competition.
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    Austin
    Austin, TX US
  • Old Pecan Street Cafe
    Treat yourself to good food and drink at Old Pecan Street Cafe in Austin. It's easy to find fare you love at Old Pecan Street Cafe, though fat levels are anything but low. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Old Pecan Street Cafe has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. At Old Pecan Street Cafe, everyone will find something they love — kids included! Old Pecan Street Cafe caters to all party sizes, both large and small. Hop online in no time using Old Pecan Street Cafe's free wifi. During the summer months, don't miss out on Old Pecan Street Cafe's outdoor patio seating. Head to Old Pecan Street Cafe in comfort, where attire is business casual. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Old Pecan Street Cafe as well. Old Pecan Street Cafe offers carryout for your convenience. Safe and convenient valet and parking lot options are located near Old Pecan Street Cafe. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Old Pecan Street Cafe, so plan your budget accordingly. Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Old Pecan Street Cafe is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    310 E 6th St
    Austin, TX US
  • The Horn-Ball Texas Tailgaters
    Usually seeing an ambulance at a tailgate is a bad sign—but not at a tailgate thrown by Horn-Ball Texas Tailgaters. That's because at the heart of every Horn-Ball tailgate—on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Congress Avenue—sits a burnt-orange ambulance plastered with the Longhorn logo. Established in 2001, Horn-Ball is no stranger to setting itself apart from other tailgates. Today, rain or shine, the group gathers for every UT home football game, offering its members nearly 3,000 square feet of cool, covered space, an open bar, and plenty of food so nobody has to fill their foam finger with guacamole. Activities and giveaways help fill the minutes before kickoff, at which point satellite TVs relay every big hit and touchdown happening inside Texas Memorial Stadium.
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    1805 N. Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX US

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