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One thing that’s great about the Texas Book Festival is that you can make it as simple or full as you'd like. Families can be perfectly content hanging out on the Capitol lawn, rolling down hills, rea
Barton Hill Farms had been on my “to do” list for a couple of years. Recently, the kids and I got to check it out. The day trip was a hit! It reminded us of the surprises that make exploring new plac
The Austin City Limits Festival spans two weekends and showcases over one hundred bands, bringing local musicians and big acts from across the globe to play on its eight stages. Fans come to catch the
Don’t leave yourself mourning, “O had I but follow’d the arts!” Go see Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on the roof of the downtown Whole Foods Market! It’s glorious and devilishly funny. The fairly simp
Camp Mabry, an operating military post open to the public, offers a surprising range of activities for young civilians, from tank and aircraft displays to a military museum and even fishing. Extendin
Come see me at the Texas Book Festival! I'll be signing copies with the Texas Writers' League from 4:00-5:00 on Sunday. Look for me in Tent 4. Here's a map. If you have a copy already, bring it! My
Jason Rodriguez was “born and raised in South Austin,” and he says it with that classic, laid back, South Austin pride. His family has owned and operated the concession stand near the Zephyr for over
Contained within the bounds of Zilker Park, there are over a dozen family-friendly things to do! To make it easy to find them all, I created this handy dandy kid-centric map. You can download a copy o
Looking for fun ways to get your signed copy? Come on out! Sunday, 1/14/18 When I Grow Up Festival Asian American Resource Center 10:00 am - 2:00 pm This free, fun, family-friendly festival featu
One thing about working on a guidebook is that you can’t put off trying things on the “to do” list. You’ve got to do them now, especially annual events since they don't come around often. Juggle Fest
Come on out to Hill's Cafe on Sunday, March 2nd, from 4:00-6:00 for the big book launch! There will be lots of fun kid activities in addition to the book signing! A juggler and balloon twister will be
Visitors will enjoy this open-air tour of the city in an amphibious vehicle that travels from downtown into Lake Austin. Locals will likely learn some new nuggets of information as well. For instanc
This festival has celebrated the simple joy of springtime kite flying since 1929, making Austin home to the longest continuously running kite festival in the country. Zilker Park is dedicated to