KGSR's Weekend Guide: August 24-26
It's finally the weekend! Whether you like to kick back by the lake, enjoy an awesome brunch before a local shopping spree, or head to your favorite local venue for a live gig, we do our best to hand pick events that we think will fit your lifestyle.
Friday, August 24th
KGSR Presents: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
8 PM | Bass Concert Hall
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Isbell returns to Austin for three nights at Bass Concert Hall, and we're so excited to be presenting the first show! Tickets are still available now at concerthallaustin.com.
23rd Annual Austin Fall Home and Garden Show
August 24-26 | Austin Convention Center
Solve all your projects in one place in one weekend at the 23rd Annual Austin Fall Home & Garden Show! You’ll find the latest products and services for your home and landscape: builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage solutions, all kinds of plants, landscape displays, kitchenware, home accessories and so much more. Click here for more info!
8 - 11 PM | Fairmont Austin
Catch a great show for a great cause tonight at Fairmont Austin! The Bright Light Social Hour and Zach Person & the Reissue will be taking the stage to benefit Kids in a New Groove: an organization that provides Texas youth in foster care with one-on-one music mentorships. For more information on the event and ticketing options, visit the Facbeook event page!
Endless Summer (Camp)
8 - 11 PM | Revelry
Throw it back to the 70's tonight at Revelry's themed summer camp social benefiting the Girls Empowerment Network! The event is $35 for general admission ($75 for VIP tickets), and will host art installations, a live DJ set from Chulita Vinyl Club, a nail art bar, crafts and games, an essential s'mores bar, and much more! Get all the info you need right here.
Saturday, August 25th
Tiny House and Simple Living Jamboree
Time | Travis County Expo Center
The National Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree is the destination for enthusiasts, lifestyle advocates, industry professionals and those interested in the simple lifestyle – delivering and celebrating the best that simple living has to offer: mindful practices, eco-friendly products and services, and of course, one-of-a-kind tiny houses and tiny living structures. But it is more than just a festival! The Jamboree aims to raise awareness about the small-living movement, re-address how we look at housing, educate about the latest developments across the nation, and serve as a platform to discuss issues such as affordability and attainability in the housing market.
August 25 - 26 | Palmer Events Center
Calling all cat lovers! The POP Cats cat-lovers convention is descending upon Austin this wekend! The two day event will host cat playtime, adoptions, tattoos, photo ops, art installations, meet and greets, and over 80 cat-themed exhibitors from around the world! The event is all ages and tickets are still available now - click here to purchase.
1:00 PM | Mohawk Austin
Get your melted cheese fix this Saturday at the 2018 Quesoff! Around 35 queso creators will be competing head to head in four categories: meaty, spicy, veggie, and wild card, and you get to sample them all! Entry is free with a donation of two canned goods benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank, or $2 cash per person.
Sunday, August 26th
28th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
11 AM - 5 PM | Fiesta Gardens
What better way to follow up a day of sampling queso, than with a day of sampling Central Texas' hottest salsas? The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival returns for its 28th year this Sunday, hosting live music from Little Joe y Familia, El Tule, Altamesa, and more, eats and drinks from local vendors, and of course, all the hot sauce you can eat! Admission is free with a $5 donation to the Central Texas Food Bank.
Paddle for Puppies
6:45 - 9:45 AM| Rowing Dock on Lady Bird Lake
Rise and shine and hit the water with Austin Subaru at their 7th annual Paddle for Puppies event! Tickets are $40 (which benefit the Parvo Puppy Program at Austin Pets Alive!), and get you a kayak or canoe rental, a Paddle for Puppies t-shirt, and complimentary breakfast tacos and coffee to wake you up! Visit paddleforpuppies.com for more info.
Le Garage Sale
11 AM - 5 PM | Palmer Events Center
End the weekend with a little shopping spree at the biannual Le Garage Sale! Over 80 local vendors will load into the Palmer Events Center for two days with a variety of clothing, jewelry, home decor, and everything in between, plus coffee, cokctails, and great music to shop to! Click here to see the full list of vendors, including Alpine Cowboy, Brixton, Milk Moon, Strut, UAL, and so many more!