Weekend Events in Austin: August 18-20

AUSTIN, Texas – When the scorching heat of summer hits, finding ways to cool down becomes a top priority. To help beat the heat, we have put together a list of fun activities happening this weekend.

First on the list is a free outdoor screening of the movie DC League of Super-Pets, presented by Waterloo Greenway. On August 18, head over to the Moody Amphitheater on Trinity Street from 7 to 10 p.m. In addition to the movie, the event offers audience contests, live music, family-friendly activities, and a hot dog cookout.

For those seeking a break from the heat while indulging in some culture, Georgetown Palace Theatre’s musical production of The Sound of Music is the perfect choice. Running through September 17, this beloved tale tells the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers during World War 2. Tickets range from $17 for children to $36 for adults and can be purchased on georgetownpalace.com.

Fans of the Jurassic Park franchise will be thrilled to hear that Jurassic World is coming to life on stage at the Moody Center. From August 18 to 20, audiences can witness more than 24 animatronic dinosaurs, combined with breathtaking projection and scenery. Each ticket also includes a pre-show experience where attendees can get up close and personal with dinosaurs, vehicles, and a gyrosphere. To learn more, visit jurassicworldlivetour.com.

Fitness enthusiasts should mark their calendars for Austin Fit Fest on August 19 at the Palmer Events Center. From 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., attendees can take part in various sports and activities, including jiu-jitsu, cross-fit, powerlifting, weightlifting, armored combat, MMA, and strongman. The festival provides the opportunity to meet fitness professionals, explore new health products and services, witness live competitions, and participate in free demos. Tickets for this event start at $30 and can be purchased at austinfitfest.com.

Lastly, the 2nd annual Buda Margarita Salsa Festival promises a fusion of music and flavor. On August 19, beginning at 4 p.m., the Buda Amphitheater will host this exciting event featuring performances by Pat Green, Micky and the Motorcars, Rio Tripiano, and Rochelle and the Sidewinders. Attendees can also enjoy margaritas, food, a salsa contest, and access free hydration stations and a splash pad to stay cool. Tickets for the Buda Margarita Salsa Festival are available through outhousetickets.com, starting at $25.

With these fantastic options available this weekend, there is something for everyone to beat the heat and have a great time in Austin. So don’t let the high temperatures get in the way of enjoying the weekend to the fullest!

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