Get ready for an unbelievable summer season. We have all experienced a colder than usual winter and are ready for some sunshine and rays. You can start your summer season by taking a vacation getaway over Memorial Day Weekend. This is a great time to kick start your summer as the kids start their summer break from school and the parents get a few days off work. Spend your Memorial Day here in Austin for the best option. Our Texas home features plenty of live music, summer activities, and all kinds of events to enjoy. Take a look at how your Memorial Day Weekend can be celebrated here in Austin:

Go Tubing on the Rivers

Visitors are always surprised when they find out that Austin is home to several different lakes and rivers. You will easily be able to cool off as you splash around in these watering holes. Austin has several different rivers that are not too far away when getting there by car. The local rivers are known for water tubing, where you can float down the stream for a relaxing experience. Comal River can be found near New Braunfels where Rockin’ R can shuttle you to and from the river with a tube. The San Marcos River is spring-fed and has Texas State Tubes nearby to take care of your equipment needs. Regardless of what river you end up at, expect several hours of relaxing in the cool waters near Austin.

Enjoy the Hot Luck Festival

Austin is known for having exciting festivals and events all year long. This includes partaking in a little Texas BBQ at the Hot Luck Festival. This is a food and music festival that was started by the founder of Franklin Barbecue, so you know there will be good food present. This four-day festival takes place over Memorial Day Weekend this year and features a variety of events to check out. The Giddy Up welcome party features pizza and celebrity chefs to try it out. DJ Mel will be on hand with the latest tracks.

Don’t miss out on the hottest block party in town with Hi, How Are You, featuring 18 chefs and award-winning cuisine. Al Fuego is a casual cookout but with 40 chefs creating food from a variety of cuisines. Of course, it would not be an Austin festival without a little live music. You will find festival shows located at Mohawk, Antone’s, and Hotel Vegas for a variety of genres including indie rock, cover bands, blues, and jazz fusion. Grab your tickets today and purchase the “Whole Enchilada Pass” that will get you inside all of the wonderful events of Hot Luck Festival.

Hang Out in the Outdoor Austin Areas

The outdoors can be found right inside the city limits here in Austin and deserve a little attention during your Memorial Day visit. The Barton Creek Greenbelt is one such location that is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. The creek offers plenty of spots for swimming or lay out on the rocks for some sunbathing. The creek itself starts at Barton Spring Pool at Zilker Park. There are plenty of parking spots, but they will get filled up easily on nice days.

The Greenbelt is covered by forest terrain provided plenty of shade as you navigate the miles of hiking trails in the area; there are plenty of trails for cyclists too! Some popular spots along the Greenbelt include Twin Falls and Hill of Life. Austin also features plenty of lakes in the city too. Lake Travis, Lady Bird Lake, and Lake Austin all feature opportunities for you to kayak, canoe, or paddle board along the water. Local shops including Live Love Paddle and Float on Boat Rentals all offer equipment rentals for you to check out too.

Austin Greek Festival

If you wish to learn a little more about your Greek heritage or dine in on some delicious Greek food head over to the Austin Greek Festival. This local festival always takes place over Memorial Day Weekend for three days of Greek hospitality. Admission is just $5 for this popular festival. Entertainment for the Austin Greek Festival include plenty of dancing and live Greek bands. Don’t miss out on the Austin Greek Festival this Memorial Day Weekend!

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