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Things to do in Austin this Labor Day weekend

The Texas Longhorns are kicking off their season this Saturday. (Texas Longhorns/Twitter)

🗓 All weekend

🎸 Lakeside music at Mozart’s

Enjoy summer music with lakeside views all weekend long at longtime Lake Austin hangout Mozart’s Coffee Roasters. Free acoustic performances kick off Thursday and run throughout the weekend.

All weekend | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters, 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard


🗓 Friday

🐶 Puppy Party with Austin Humane Society

Swing by Jo’s Red River for a coffee and pet some pups along the way to start your weekend. All pets are adoptable, and 20% of drink sales go to the Austin Humane Society.

9-11 a.m. | 📍Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 2100 San Jacinto Blvd


🗓 Saturday

🏈Texas Longhorns

Texas football is back! The Longhorns are kicking off their 2022 season with a home matchup against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.

7 p.m. | 📍Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 2100 San Jacinto Blvd


📽️ Screen on the Green “Luca”

The final showing of the Screen on the Green summer series will feature a screening of Luca, $4 happy hour and popcorn and cotton candy.

8:30 p.m. | 📍 Fareground Austin, 111 Congress Avenue



🗓 Sunday

🎵 Stretch Musik Band: Pre Labor Day Party

Celebrate (or mourn) the symbolic end of summer with a Pre-Labor Day party at the oldest bar in Austin. Entertainment includes food, drink and old-school jams from Stretch Musik Band.

7 p.m. | 📍 Historic Victory Grille, 1104 East 11th Street


🍖 Weaselfest 2022

Seven hours of live music, local brews, cigars and BBQ. It doesn’t get more Texan than that.

3- 10 p.m. | 📍Fair Market, 1100 East 5th Street


🧘Sunset Yoga and Moonlight Swim at Barton Springs

Wind down from the weekend with a free, donation-based sunset yoga session beside the Barton Springs pool. The event wraps up with a post-yoga night swim dip in the pool.

3- 10 p.m. | 📍Barton Springs Municipal Pool, 2201 William Barton Drive

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🗓 Thursday

🍹  Margarita Madness

I’m holding two drinks in my hands but only one can be named next top margarita. Join in on a bracket-style competition running throughout the month to try all eight margaritas—this week serving samples of the winners from week one and two. Tickets start at $18.

3-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday | 📍Desert Door Distillery, 211 Darden Hill Rd.

🥩 Hotel Granduca Steak & Bourbon Long Table Dinner

Enjoy a multi-course, long table-style dinner at Hotel Granduca’s signature restaurant. Choose between the linz heritage angus ribeye or crab and lobster risotto, enjoy curated bourbon pairings and relax in luxury along to live music. Tickets are $95 per person.

5:30 p.m. Thursday | 📍Visconti Ristorante & Bar, 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.

🖼 Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

Take a culinary tour around the Italian peninsula with food, wine, art and a guided audio tour around some of “Rome’s most cherished frescoes.” Tickets start at $89.

7:30-10 p.m. Thursday | 📍Paddock Events Center, 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd.

🗓 Friday

🎉 Austin’s Birthday Bash

Get a good ol’ food truck dinner and catch Roll On Over, a roller-skating performance by Ignite on Wheels at Republic Square on Friday. Stop by again on Saturday for I’ve Got 5 On It for some hip hop and other entertainment in the park headlined by SaulPaul. Happy Birthday, Austin!

6-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday | 📍Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.

🎸 Norman Seeff: 'Fifty Years in Exile'

This rare, never-before-seen collection of photos from photographer Norman Seeff features vintage shots from his session with The Rolling Stones in 1972. The exhibit will run through the end of September in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary of “Exile on Main St.”

7 -10 p.m. Friday | 📍Modern Rocks, 916 Springdale Rd.

🗓 Saturday

🏳️‍🌈 Austin Pride 2022: Beyond the Rainbow

Pride is back for the first time since 2019. Start the party early at Fiesta Gardens with Drag Queen Story Time, over 100 local vendors, carnival games and a headlining performance from Cupcakke. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 ages 7-17 and free for kids under 6.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday | 📍Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E Segovia St.

🥳 “Deep in the Heart of Pride” Watch Party

OR watch the festivities from a bird’s eye view on top of one of the only terraces overlooking the parade with a Sonesta Pride-themed cocktail. Standing room is $10, or reserve a table for $25 or $50 depending on the terrace. Proceeds go to benefit LGBTQ+ nonprofit OutYouth.

8-11 p.m. Saturday | 📍The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel, 701 Congress Ave.