Stuff you gotta do in Austin: August 2010 edition

August in in Austin means heat, ice cream & the Hot Sauce Festival

YES! the calendar returns…

Tuesday August 3rd

FREE Movie Night at  the South Austin Trailer Park  – Holy Cacao the cake ball trailer was featured on the first episode of the Food Network’s Kid in a Candy Store and they are celebrating by airing that episode, followed by a screening of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory  – starts at 7pm, and admission is ONE bottle of water to be donated to Mobile Loaves & Fishes. Check out more details HERE

Thursday August 5th

Moonlight Margarita Run & Gala– 8pm – Ahhhh Austin – Run the trail, help save the trail, drink Margaritas, sponsored by Maudie’s YUM – Read more details and link to register HERE

Friday August 6th

Robyn Ludwick, singer, songwriter – Happy Hour show at Momo’s Club  6:30 pm – gorgeous voice, the next Lucinda, I love her so i’m just gonna assume y’all will too. She is also playing Momo’s happy hour on August 18th

Saturday August 7th

20th Annual Lake Travis Hot Air Balloon Flight  – meet at 6 am *gulp* at Mansfield damn park to watch Hot Air Balloons take off and fly over the lake, what an awesome photo op!  Details on parking and tailgate party afterwards can be found HERE

Sunday August 8th

Cruising Pink with YPC Komen Austin – 6:30 to 9:pm Lake Austin : The Young Professionals Council for the Austin Affiliate Komen for the Cure are hosting a networking event on a boat cruise! Food, drinks, music, mixing, sunset, sounds awesome for a fantastic cause – Details HERE

Thursday August 12th

Celebrate the Journey –   6pm to 8pm at Sping Condominiums – The Austin American Statesman is hosting a party to honor the opening of the movie Eat Pray Love – Italian, Indian & Indonesian food, meet inspiring women, shop for books to benefit the Texas Book Festival… You must R.S.V.P. HERE


too many events to list! Between the Kick off on the 14th & the Fashion Awards on the 21st – go be fabulous at the various events all over town at 57 participating locations! Go to the website for complete schedule & even an iphone app

Saturday August 14th

Austin Ice Cream Festival – 10 am to 7 pm – Waterloo Park  – $5 kids 8 & under free

Tons of different ice cream to try, including Nada Moo vegan ice cream  – perfect summer fun – all benefiting various charities! check the website –   Ice Cream Festival  for all the SCOOP – hahahaha

Deep Eddy Mile – Adult Swimming Association’s annual swim meet at Deep Eddy Pool registration info HERE

Thursday August 18th

Poochinis & Pet-icures – 6-8pm at at Lofty Dog 403 W 2nd street

Benefiting Pug Rescue of Austin come get a free Poochini Martini and pizza while puppy gets a nail trim! Here’s the invite POOCHINIS & PETICURES

Saturday August 21st

Cupcake Smackdown  2.o – 11am to 3pm – FREE but donations very welcome for various charites

this is the best thing ever –  once again Jennie Chen celebrates cupcakes  & fun – Jaffa Cake eating contest, most people frosting a cupcake at once setting world record attempt, Cupcake Cannon & Cupcake  Pinata, cupcakes for sale to EAT of course!!  Plese check the schedule and details of event and charities HERE

BatFest – FREE celebrate our Austin treasure the bats on Congress Bridge with a free concert and festival! lineup & schtuff HERE

Sunday August 22nd

Austin Italian Festival – 4pm to 9pm at Laguna Gloria – a fund raiser for Austin Museum of Art – FERRARI Car Show, Moto Guzzi,  Aprilia & Ducati , Vespa, Italian Food, Italian Fashions. COOL! more details HERE

August 27th – 29th

Fall Home & Garden Show – at the Austin Convention center – get some inspiration for you home, awesome vendors, seminars, exhibits

Sunday August 29th

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival – 11am to 5:50 pm – Waterloo Park

Ya – seems crazy, Hot Sauce in the middle of August in Texas – but it’s a TRADITION! and it’s yummy – go for the Salsa and enjoy killer music too including El Tule & David Garza – website HERE

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