Warm weather is on the way, y’all. Embrace the blossoming flowers, sunlit brunches, and open-air happy hours while temperature allows. Read on to discover our top 22 things to do in Austin this April!
You can still experience an absolutely magical spring here in Austin, and part of that is thanks to the amazing outdoor spaces the city has to offer. Luckily, Fever Originals is bringing its wildly popular Candlelight concert series to beautiful open-air venues for the season.
- Candlelight: From Bach to The Beatles
- Candlelight Jazz: The Best of Frank Sinatra
- Candlelight: A Tribute to ABBA
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Ed Sheeran
Imagine stepping inside a restaurant blanketed in darkness and being served a sublime three-course meal – the flavors and textures of which are intensified by your remaining senses. Sounds a little bit incredible, right? An experience that’s been backed by psychologists as an ‘amplified’ way to enjoy food, the enticing ‘Dining In The Dark’ event is coming to Austin this May so you can find out yourself.
The Boozy Cauldron Tavern is popping up in Austin for a 4-part cocktail experience led by Professor Dolohov Draven and his top students. You will be taken on a magical journey where you can imbibe on the four delicious signature cocktails (including the Tavern’s Famous Butternilla Brew) and hear and feel the stories surrounding the famous tavern and the ghosts that still haunt the establishment.
Feel the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of an airplane: it’s possible! Head to iFLY Austin, a premier indoor skydiving facility powered by a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel. After a training session, you’ll experience free-fall conditions with the help of an instructor. No experience is necessary, and afterward, you can take home a personalized flight certificate
If you are drawn to stories of the macabre, then this night tour is for you! Enjoy tales of murder, mystery, unrequited love, and many, many ghosts while taking a leisurely stroll. In Austin, nearly every street corner has a story to tell; with the right guide, you’ll uncover the hidden stories that can’t be found in textbooks.
Now more than ever is the time to support small businesses. Thankfully, with live music, good eats, and a crop of awesome local shops at The Far Out Lounge, it’s never been so much fun.
When the name of your entertainment complex is called “Dreamland”, you’re already setting the bar pretty high. But when your entertainment complex, outdoor recreational center, and arts venue offers everything from Pickleball to live concerts, well, maybe the name is more fitting, after all.
Light displays and exhibitions are still out there in January if you know where to find the portal. Enter the multi-verse at the Mesmerize exhibition at the Native Hostel at 807 E 4th St.
Anyone that has ever road tripped out of state understands the sheer size of Texas. And with its enormousness, there’s plenty to see and do in the Lonestar State. From state parks and small towns, to luscious vineyards, to some strange little oddities along the way, here’s some exploration inspiration for my fellow Texan wanderlusts.
For many, a trip to the ATM, particularly after a long weekend, is a somewhat trepidatious process. One mind trick is to simply make the withdrawal without peaking at your balance – if money comes out, it means you still have some in the account. When making a withdrawal from Sprinkles Cupcake ATM, it’s kind of like that, except much more exciting.
Spend a few nights at Basecamp Terlingua, an other-worldly glamping experience that integrates the future with the past, giving its visitors the impression of luxury camping in the cosmos.
Hyde Park may possibly well be the most charming neighborhood in Austin. And it’s due to its quaint collection of local coffee houses, restaurants, and grocers. On 43rd street, across the way from Fresh Plus, you have Quacks Bakery, home to buzzworthy coffee concoctions, precious pastries, and the most enticing danishes in the capital.
The two-story Armadillo Den is hooked up with Google Fiber Wifi. With both indoor and outdoor seating options, this makes the Den ideal for mixing work and play. Its spacious patio is spruced up with oak trees, plenty of tables, yard games, a swing, and a running creek. In the near future, the Den plans to open an off-leash dog park as well as construct a kid-friendly awning area.
We could all use a psychological escape right now. Plunge into the infinite space that is imagination in the multiplicity of multi-sensory experience exhibited in Austin’s Wonderspace. Stimulate your mind at Wonderspace in Austin, where 12 surreal expositions are currently on display.
Barcrawlerz is an Austin bar crawl like no other! Kiss Me, I’m Irish features the best drink specials and the best bars in town, where you’ll drink and dance to your heart’s content. Your wristband will get you in to all and any participating bars, cover-free! Come enjoy this unique St. Patricks celebration!
Let your imagination run wild this fall in the state capital as Museum of Ice Cream has brought their stunning and whimsical experiums to Austin. MOIC, based in New York City, crafts surreal and saturated landscapes splashed with dazzling installations through which visitors are invited to connect with themselves and the environment around them.
The Quiet Clubbing experience is coming to The Belmont! This beautiful venue boasts skyline views of Austin, an ivy-covered courtyard, and three full service bars which make it the perfect venue for a silent disco. Tune into three live DJs spinning 3 different genres of music on stage all night and never leave the dance floor!
22. Love Lovecraft
Audio performance group, Radiotheatre, is both award winning and acclaimed by critics (“Phantasmic!” — New York Times). Now in its 17th year in NYC, Radiotheatre is offering ten of its greatest audio hits, recorded live before audiences during its long-running series of H.P. Lovecraft festivals! These aren’t just recreated performances of old-time radio shows, nor audiobook readings. They’re unique theatrical adaptations with great casts, original scores and superb sound design. Just bring your imagination!