A three-day weekend is upon us. Here’s how to spend it in Central Texas.
Wednesday, May 24: Watch the new 'Baywatch' on a beach. The Rock. The Rock’s pecs. Zac Efron. Zac Efron’s pecs. Drinks and waterpark fun. Need we say more?
Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28: Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival. Live music, crawfish, vendors, a carnival and more.
Friday, May 26: St. Arnold Anniversary Party at Whip-In. Celebrate the Texas brewery’s 23rd birthday.
Friday, May 26: Lone Star Court’s Poptail Kickoff. Complimentary bites and poptails (popsicle cocktails) at the hotel’s onsite restaurant, The Water Trough.
Friday, May 26: Watch 'Titanic' as part of the Paramount Summer Film Series. Come decked out in your best cocktail garb. No icebergs allowed.
Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29: Splashway Waterpark Grand Opening. Private cabanas, wave pools, lazy rivers and a brand-new ride. You can even stay at Splashway’s campgrounds if you’d like more than one day of fun.
Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29: 3 Days of Burger Brunch at El Sapo. Discounted mimosas and Bloody Marys, chamoy margaritas and brunch burgers.
Saturday, May 27: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Boat Party Adventure. Watch the movie at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, then shiver your timbers and don your best pirate gear for a cruise on Lady Bird Lake.
Saturday, May 27: Bob Schneider at Nutty Brown Cafe & Ampitheatre. An Austin classic performing at an Austin classic.
Saturday, May 27: The Austin Flea at Austin Beerworks. Enjoy the flea market featuring handmade, vintage and local items.
Saturday, May 27: Picnic lunches at Fall Creek Vineyards. Take a drive into the Hill Country and enjoy an outdoor picnic with bocce ball and washers.
Sunday, May 28: The Austin Flea at Friends and Allies Brewing. If Austin Beerworks is too far north for you, venture east.
Sunday, May 28: 'Bonnie and Clyde' at the Paramount’s Summer Film Series. They’re young. They’re in love. And they kill people.
Sunday, May 28: Crawfish boil at Mean Eyed Cat. $15 for 3 pounds of mudbugs.
Monday, May 29: Memorial Day Splash & Bash at Zip Lost Pines. Get your zipline on for a discounted holiday rate and enjoy food, face painting, vendors, water slides, arts and crafts and more. BYOB.
Monday, May 29: Memorial Day Brunch at Banger’s Sausage and Beer Garden. Three-day weekend = one extra day for brunch.
Monday, May 29: The Hell Yes Project Olympics & Memorial Day Party at the ABGB. Six events: Egg on a spoon racing, speed hole, water balloon toss, crowler can stacking, a pie eating contest and live band karaoke. And it’s all for a good cause.
Monday, May 29: Watch 'Fitzcarraldo' then go on a cruise. Alamo Drafthouse Ritz will host a screening of the opera, followed by a classy cruise on Lady Bird Lake.
See all Memorial Day events in our event calendar. Are we missing an event? Add it to our calendar here and make sure to choose “Memorial Day” as the category.
Other weekend activities:
Go see a movie. Try “Baywatch,” “Everything, Everything,” “Alien: Covenant” or “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” if you haven’t seen them yet.
Eat some great food. Try one of our critic’s picks! Matthew Odam ranked his 25 favorite restaurants in Austin in our 2016 Dining Guide. You should also check out our list of barbecue all-stars and hamburger all-stars, because Sunday is both National Brisket Day and National Hamburger Day.
Go for a swim. It’s Memorial Day weekend, for goodness’ sake. Check out this interactive map of the best swimming holes in Central Texas.
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