The Gwyndows Guide To June Events In Austin

Summer is truly a magical time in Austin. Since most of the kids from the University of Texas are out of town, traffic is lighter. There are events everywhere with tons of things you can do any day of the week. From movies and concerts in the park to hitting the swimming holes and hiking the Greenbelt, Austinites make the most of summer.

Here are some of the events in June we’re looking forward to at Gwyndows:

Grassy Thursdays at St. Elmo Brewing

Every Thursday in June starting at 7pm

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In the burgeoning St. Elmo neighborhood sits an eponymous brewery with a killer beer garden, a rotating menu, and an awesome food truck serving “drinking foods.” The St. Elmo Brewing Company oozes Austin-ness, so it’s only fitting that they add a live music night into the mix. Best of all? It’s free!

Every Thursday, make your way down south for Grassy Thursdays at St. Elmo. Enjoy the sounds of the city’s best bluegrass musicians while sipping one of the many fresh brews St. Elmo’s Brewing Company serves up. In addition to beer, they offer cold-brew coffee and craft sodas. Hungry? Not a problem. The onsite food truck Soursop puts an Asian spin on pub fare alongside classic curries.

Learn more about St. Elmo Brewing Company here.

Bubblepalooza at the Long Center for Performing Arts

June 3rd (9am)

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Bubblepalooza is back and better than ever! This annual event brings families from all over Austin together downtown for live music, food, activities, and– most importantly– BUBBLES!

Cool off with a snow cone from Kona Ice or fill up on breakfast tacos. There will be “I Love Austin” button making, face painting, and a giant graffiti wall for the perfect Instagram shot. Get into the spirit of the event with giant bubble making or take your turn at the foam pits. It’s all good, clean fun!

Learn more here.

Ai Weiwei at The Contemporary Austin and Waller Creek

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One of the great things about Austin growing as a city is the emergence of the local art scene. Not only is Austin the home to some serious talent, but our galleries are attracting more and more heavy hitters. This summer, you have to check out the Ai Weiwei exhibit presented by The Contemporary and the Waller Creek Conservancy.

The exhibit is a two parter. At The Contemporary downtown, visitors can take in Iron Tree Trunk (2015). Then, head down to the Waller Delta to catch Forever Bicycles (2014). Afterward, we suggest stopping by Easy Tiger for homemade Chex mix, freshly baked pretzels, and beer.