Upcoming events in Austin, TX!

Dane's Body Shop presents F'nGive Benefit for Explore Austin

Dane's Body Shop is hosting donation based bootcamp that benefits the youth leadership, mentoring and adventure non-profit Explore Austin at Barton Springs park on Saturday, August 16th. The Fusion 'n Go (F'nGo) is an outdoor workout program that caters to South Austin, and the F'nGive is a free workout session taking place on the south lawn of Barton Springs. Donations of $10 and up will grant you access to the class, as well as admission into Barton Springs. Choose a workout at 8:15 am or 9:10 am — or both if you're up for a challenge. Bring the family out for some active fun in the sun! For more details, visit their website.

2014 Classic Game Fest

Classic Game Fest is Austin’s biggest retro video game convention! Taking place on August 16-17 at the Parmer Events Center, CGF has become a summer tradition from retro gamers of all ages. For the low price of $10 for the whole weekend, guests can play classic video games, participate in retro game tournaments and costume contests and listen to live video game music! Bring your gamers out to enjoy everything from a pro level Smash Bro’s tournament to a classic video game museum. Find out more details here.

Le Garage Boutique Sale 2014

On Saturday, August 23rd, Independent boutiques in Austin, online retailers and local designers will gather together for a popular semi-annual event and give Austinites an opportunity to shop for boutique fashions at discounted prices. Retailers bring it all out at Le Garage Sale, including end-of-the-year overstock as well as current season fashions. Le Garage Sale will feature more than 70 local boutiques, online retailers and designers offering women’s, men’s and kids' fashion as well as home decor. Get access to the deals for just 10 dollars, get your tickets here!

MAX's Wine Dive presents Eat.Drink.Empower.

On Thursday, August 21st, MAX's Wine Dive is brings back its annual Eat.Drink.Empower event, which showcases the best of Austin's female chefs. This year's event will benefit SafePlace, a local, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services for individuals and families suffering through incidents of domestic or sexual violence. Guests can enjoy a decadent 12-course menu with beverage pairings, all expertly curated and designed by the talented team of female chefs and bartenders. Individual tickets will cost you $195.00 while a table of eight can eat for $1,950.00. Come out and support a good cause and eat some delicious food! Purchase tickets on their event page here.

Austin Bat Fest 2014

An Austin favorite has always been watching the bats fly out from under the Congress Avenue bridge. 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats fly through the sky at dusk each night in the summertime. The 10th annual Austin Bat Fest celebrates this truly Austin experience with a festival on August 23rd, taking place across the entire bridge.

More than 75 local arts and crafts vendors will be on hand in addition to other bat-centric activities (bat costume contest, anyone?). Three stages of music includes headliners like Blue October, Saints of Valory, Del Castillo, Alpha Rev and plenty more. Tickets are only 10 dollars, and you can find more information here.