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Longhorns, lights and fests all over: Things to do in Austin this weekend

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will light up 16 acres as part of the Field of Lights starting this weekend. (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center/Facebook)

🗓 All weekend

🛍️ City-wide Vintage Sale
Bring your biggest bags and negotiation chops to the city’s biggest yearly vintage popup at Palmer Events Center. Since 1977, it's been a go-to for recyclers, bargain hunters, vintage store owners and more. An all-weekend pass is $8.


Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.| 📍Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd

🌼 Field of Light

Starting this weekend, Austin’s Wildflower Center is teaming up with British artist Bruce Munro for a 16-acre display of 28,000 solar-powered lights, representing the “intersection of art, technology and nature.”

Thursday-Sunday, 6:15 p.m.-9:30 p.m.| 📍Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave

🎸 Eastside Kings Festival
Two days, 40 bands. The Eastside Kings Festival is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of African American blues, jazz and gospel and will do so in style with a full-blown festival in East Austin. Wristbands are $25 per day.

8 p.m.-12 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday | 📍 12th and Chicon

🗓 Friday

🥟 Centroamericanto Fest
Grab a bite of El Salvadoran food, watch Central American films and stroll through vendor booths at the 14th annual fest. Musical guests include Sara Curruchich from Guatemala, Luis Pastor from Nicaragua and Mauricio Callejas from El Salvador.

Film Fest- 7 p.m. Friday, Music Fest- 5:30 p.m. Saturday | 📍 Mexican-American Cultural Center, 600 River St

🗓 Saturday

🏈 Texas vs. Alabama game and tailgate
Watch the Longhorns take on their toughest opponent yet in a home game against No.1 Alabama Saturday. If you’re an early bird, be sure to check out the tailgate before the game.

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

Austin FC watch party
For those who want a double-dip on sports this Saturday—Austin FC supporters’ group Austin Anthem, will host a watch party filled with brews, bites and more at Ctelis Brewing.

7 p.m. | 📍 Celis Brewing, 10001 Metric Blvd

🗓 Sunday

🌶️ Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Test your taste buds at the Austin Chronicle’s 32nd annual Hot Sauce Festival. Featuring hot sauce samplers from 18 commercial bottlers, food trucks, live music from TC Superstar and more. Proceeds go to the Central Texas Food Bank.

7 p.m. | 📍 The Far Out Lounge, 8504 S Congress Ave

Pro bull riding, Austin FC and cars: Things to do in Austin this weekend

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🗓 All weekend

🎸 Gallery with Rolling Stones photos

East Austin’s Modern Rocks Gallery launched a new exhibition, “Fifty Years in Exile,” a collection of rare, unseen and vintage photographs from The Rolling Stones’ 1972 session with legendary photographer Norman Seeff.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday | 📍Modern Rocks Gallery, 916 Springdale Road

🤠 Austin Gamblers*

Catch Austin’s new professional bull riding team, the Austin Gamblers, this weekend for the first time in their home city. A pre-show on Friday will include a performance by Kane Brown. Single-day tickets start at $24.

6:45 p.m. Saturday, 12:15 p.m. Sunday | 📍Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Dr.

🗓 Friday

🛍 Roll on Over & Frida Friday

The Downtown Austin Alliance is continuing Austin’s birthday festivities at Republic Square with two free events. Roll on Over will bring a rollerskating performance from Ignite on Wheels. Additionally, over 40 vendors and food trucks will be there for Frida Friday.

6-8 p.m. | 📍Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.

⚽️ Austin FC

A big MLS game is happening in Austin this weekend. No. 2 Austin FC is going against No. 1 LAFC. Tickets start at around $100.

7 p.m. | 📍Q2 Stadium, 10414 McKalla Pl.

🗓 Saturday

🎶 Summer Jam 2022

KUTX 98.9 and KAZI 88.7 are hosting an outdoor music event, featuring Anastasia Hera & The Heroes, Moody Bank$ and Tribe Mafia. Food trucks will also be on site. Tickets are $24 per person.

6:30 p.m. | 📍The Long Center’s H-E-B’s Terrace, 701 W. Riverside Dr.

🗓 Sunday

🐶 Austin Birthday PAWty

Enjoy a day out with your pup, where they can be treated with a local animal groomer onsite, mobile pet vaccinations, dog tarot card readings by Lucky Dog Tarot, dog treats, toys and more. This event is open to the public.

8 a.m. | 📍Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.

🚘 Cars & Coffee

Take the whole family for car gazing at COTA. This free event will bring classics, racecars, exotics, hot rods, muscle cars and more to the same turf. It will also offer coffee and breakfast items.

8 a.m.- 12 p.m. | 📍Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.

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