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Statesman Guide to Summer Fun

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Austin is full of special events, concerts, festivals, cold treats and more to enjoy in the summer months. Check out our gallery of local favorites.

Get cool at these spots this summer

This summer’s going to be hot as always, but Austin is full of really cool (temperature-wise) places to hang out.

Blockbuster Season: A look at 30 summer movies

Ah, summer, when a young person’s fancy turns to superheroes and space opera, and romcoms with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore (the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan of their era).

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Interactive: Central Texas Water Parks

Explore Schlitterbahn, Volente Beach and more with our guide.

More Summer Fun from the Statesman

Local entertainment and travel options.

Austin-area Events

Austin-area summer events

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Use our database to find the latest concerts, comedy, festivals and more. Check out our popular searches, including editor's picks, free events, local bands and summer fun listings.

August drinking calendar

August drinking calendar

As summer starts to wind down, have a pick-me-up at any of these events.

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Swimming Pool

Make a splash

Need to cool off? Check out our lists of area swimming pools and splash pads.  

summer fun

Summer Fun in Austin

Concerts, festivals, parties, free events and more to enjoy around Austin this summer.

Summer Entertainment

Clockwise from left: Iggy Azalea, Beastie Boys, Nelly, Haim

Playlist: Ultimate Pool Party Mix

Summer is finally here. Grab your floaties, because it's pool party time. Make the most of your fun in the sun, and jam these tunes as a soundtrack your foam noodle warfare.

Satisfy your TV craving in one sitting with these addictive TV favorites

Eight TV shows to binge-watch on Netflix

Staying in on a Saturday night to “binge-watch” one of Netflix's hundreds of television shows? Don’t be ashamed: The online streaming service has 37 million subscribers worldwide.

Summer Movies

“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” May 23

Latest summer movie news

Discover all of the heroes and villains set to light up movie screens in an epic fashion this summer.

Food & Drink


Cool summer recipes

When the thermometer keeps rising outside, check out these easy-to-prepare meals sure to satisfy a summer hunger.

Summer Travel

Summer travel

Summer travel tips

From the beaches to the mountains, take a look at our special summer travel section for ideas on planning the perfect trip.

Guide to Summer Fun

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