5 FUN Ways to Beat the Heat in Austin

5 FUN Ways to Beat the Heat in Austin

With the first official day of summer just behind us, things are going to start heating up here in Texas. We all know what these scorching summers can be like, and sometimes you just need a way to relax and escape the 100+℉ temperatures outside. Luckily, we’ve compiled this list of awesome ways to cool off - both kids and parents - in the Austin area this summer.

Blues on the Green presented by 93.3 KGSR

This awesome event hosted by KGSR is a great way spend some quality time with the kids! Blues on the Green is a *FREE* summer concert series hosted at Zilker Park. The music starts at dusk, long after the blazing heat of the day is in full force. While you’re here, make sure to visit the stalls of local vendors and treat yourself to a meal from Black’s Barbeque or a scoops of Amy’s Ice Cream. Boasting a star-studded weekly lineup including Jimmie Vaughan, Shakey Graves, and Kaleo, this awesome event is sure to be a summer highlight.


Paramount Summer Classic Film Series

Presented by the Paramount Film Institute, this extensive film series has a night for every member of the family. From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Poltergeist to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, escaping the heat will be a breeze! As the Paramount Theatre celebrates its 100th birthday this year, the Summer Classic Film Series marks its own special occasion: 40 years of bringing classic films to Austin movie lovers. The grand tradition continues this summer with over 100 beloved cinematic treasures and potential new discoveries gracing the big screens of the Paramount and Stateside Theatres.


Free Yoga on the Docks

What better way to chill out than a little evening yoga? Black Swan Yoga partnering with Alta's Cafe for free yoga on Lady Bird Lake every Sunday in the month of July! Starting at 7pm, the sun will just be setting as class begins, making the perfect event for moms, dads, and kids. Black Swan Yoga will be flowing and glowing on the docks of Waller Creek Boat House, and class is open to all levels of practitioners!


Ladies and Gentlemen...the Beatles!

Escape the heat and the 21st century with Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles! - a traveling exhibit curated by the GRAMMY Museum® and Fab Four Exhibits that explores the impact The Beatles' arrival had on American pop culture, including fashion, art, advertising, media and music, from early 1964 through mid-1966 – when the British boy band was at its peak. On display at the LBJ Library will be more than 400 pieces of memorabilia, records, rare photographs, tour artifacts, video, and instruments from private collectors and the GRAMMY Museum, including the original Ludwig drum head Ringo played on "The Ed Sullivan Show." It even includes an oral history booth where visitors can leave their own impressions of the timeless group.


The Thinkery at Austin Children’s Museum

From the Austin Children’s Museum Website: “The Thinkery is an evolution of Austin Children’s Museum. It’s Austin’s sparkling new home for “why” and “how.” A place where science and families play side by side. Where people connect with ideas by doing, making and experiencing. It’s a foundry for a new generation of innovators and creative problem solvers. And it’s a heck of a good time!” The Austin Children’s Museum is fun for both parents and kids, and it’s the perfect way to stay cool while learning!


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