Orange and burnt orange will merge as I-35 neighbors UTSA take on the University of Texas in Austin at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The two UT affiliates will clash for the first time at the Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium, but the party is sure to be felt all around town.
Whether at a tailgate or watch party, here are the best ways to enjoy the gameday experience:
Texas Tailgarten at Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.
UT's biggest and longest-running tailgate will be back in action at Scholz Biergarten on Saturday. Since 1866, they've brought the brews, food and Longhorn celebrations to Austinites of all crests and creeds, and they're not stopping now.
1:00-4:30 DJ Island Time
4:30-6:30 Live Music: Sparkle-Grass
Longhorn City Limits at the LBJ Lawn, 4801 La Crosse Avenue
The Longhorns' free alternative to Austin City Limits will see live performances from Misterwives and Jane Leo starting at 3 p.m. on the LBJ lawn. Presented by Still Austin Whiskey, the event will include whiskey and Tito's cocktails on tap, Stubb's BBQ and live football coverage before a Silent Disco post-game party.
Watch party at the Still Austin Whiskey Co. Tasting Room, 440 East Saint Elmo Road
Enjoy a Horns Up frozen cocktail and a premier game watching experience at Still Austin Whiskey's Tasting Room each gameday. Come a little early for a taste of their fifth anniversary party starting at 1 p.m. as well.
The Tavern, 922 W 12th St
With 30 TV's and a longtime history as a hub for football fans, The Tavern is one of Austin's premier sports bars. The bar offers beers, burgers and football events each weekend, so be sure to check out their Facebook for this weekend's event details.
Lavaca Street Bar, 405 Lavaca St
Downtown Austin sports bar Lavaca Street Bar claims to be a "UT Football headquarters." Home of the Turf N' Surf Po Boy, the bar offers sandwiches, beer and other gameday fare.
Little Woodrow's, 5425 Burnet Rd
One of four Little Woodrow's in town, the sports bar's Burnet location has become the Longhorn headquarters. Hook 'em at Woodrow's each game day with beer bucket specials and an extensive indoor/outdoor game watching experience.
SAM Services Tailgate Party, 161 E 16th St.
Just as they do each week, SAM Services will provide barbecue, brews and TVs for the game at 161 E 16th St. on Saturday. A $5 donation is recommended, and make sure to bring your own chair.
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Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.
There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.
All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.
🗓 All weekend
Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.
11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway