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Austin Tips & Info ...........................................................2

All Day Food & Late Night Guide .................................3

Calendar of Events .........................................................4

Downtown Austin (Map) .............................................12

Things to Do Fall & Winter .........................................14

North Austin (Map) ......................................................16

Lake Travis (Map) .........................................................18

South Austin (Map) ......................................................24

To Austinites, Visitors and Newcomers

Please enjoy our collection of recommended attractions,

restaurants and retail. Be sure to tell our advertisers that

Celebrate Austin sent you! Also, look for our hardbound

guidebook in Austin-area hotel rooms and gift shops or

visit us at CelebrateAustin.com.

Publisher Judy Barrick

Executive Vice President Linda Olson

Business Development Mac Gilpin and Carrin Reid,

Michelle Broyles

Art & Editorial Direction Blackbuck Marketing

About the Cover Photo by Dan Herron / HerronStock

Copyright and Trademark, 2019-2020, by Celebrate Texas Publications,

Inc. All rights reserved. No part of the book may be reproduced in any

form without permission in writing from the publisher. Corporate

offices are located at 10713 RR 620 N., STE F-622, Austin, TX 78726.

For more information, please call (512) 346-6235 or visit our website at

CelebrateAustin.com.

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Austin Tips & Info

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Fire/Police/Sheriff/Ambulance, 911

Austin Police Department, (512) 974-5000

Travis County Sheriff’s Office, (512) 854-9770

GENERAL INFORMATION

Weather, (512) 451-2424;

kvue.com/weather

HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS

St. David’s Medical Center, (512) 544-7111; stdavids.com

Heart Hospital of Austin, (512) 407-7000; hearthospitalofaustin.com

Seton Medical Center Austin, (512) 324-1000; seton.net

Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, (512) 324-7000; seton.net

St. David’s South Austin Hospital, (512) 447-2211; stdavids.com

Seton Northwest Hospital, (512) 324-6000; seton.net

St. David’s North Medical Center, (512) 901-1000; stdavids.com

TRANSPORTATION

Capital Metro Bus, (512) 474-1200; capmetro.org

Amtrak, (800) 872-7245; amtrak.com

SuperShuttle, (800) BLUE-VAN /(800) 258-3826; supershuttle.com

ExecuCar, (800) 410-4444; ExecuCar.com

V.I.P. Limousine Service, (512) 784-6745; viplimoaustin.com

Austin Ultimate Sedan, (512) 689-9420; ausultimate.com

Austin Cab Company, (512) 478-2222; austincab.com

Tipsy Taxi Austin, (512) 848-4553; tipsytaxiaustin.wordpress.com

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, (512) 530-2242, (800) 514-6667;

austintexas.gov/airport/

DOUBLE NAMES

Many of the roads in Austin

have two names!

• MoPac Expressway / Loop 1

(most locals just call it “MoPac”)

• Capital of Texas Hwy / Loop 360

• Highway 71 / Ben White Blvd

• Research Boulevard / 183

• RR 2244 / Bee Cave Road

• RR 2222 / Koenig Lane

• Enfield Road / 15th Street

HOW LOCALS PRONOUNCE IT

Burnet Road is “Burn-it”

Manchaca Road is “Man-shack”

Koenig Lane is “Kay-nig”

• Martin Luther King Blvd or MLK /

19th Street

• Windsor / 24th Street

• Cesar Chavez / 1st Street

• Dean Keaton Street / 26th Street

• Sixth Street / Old Pecan Street

• Guadalupe Street / “The Drag”

• Duval Street is central and north

• Lady Bird Lake is often referred

to as Town Lake by locals

Guadalupe Street is “Gwad-a-loop”

Lavaca Street is “Le-VAK-ka”

San Jacinto pronounce the “J”

like Jimmy

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All Day Food &

Late Night Guide

Restaurant Name B Br L HH D LN

Austin Land & Cattle (512) 472-1813 • • •

Beachside Billy’s (512) 258-5110 • • •

Cafe Blue (512) 428-5796 • • • •

The Carillon Room (512) 404-3655

(in AT&T Hotel) • • • • •

Chez Nous (512) 473-2413 • •

Ciclo (512) 685-8300

(in Four Seasons Hotel) • • • • • •

County Line (512) 346-3664 • •

El Alma (512) 609-8923 • • • •

El Chile Cafe (512) 457-9900 • • • •

El Chilito (512) 382-3797 • • • •

Flores (512) 996-9636 • • • • •

Flyrite Chicken (512) 284-8014 • • •

Iron Cactus (512) 472-9240 • • • •

Lady Bird Bar and Kitchen (512) 481-

1000 (formerly Red River Tavern) • • • • • •

Lupe Tortilla (512) 582-2201 • • • • •

Mighty Fine Burgers (512) 735-2800 • •

Oasis on Lake Travis (512) 266-2442 • • • •

Rudy’s BBQ (512) 418-9898 • • •

Shack 512 (512) 547-7610 • • •

Trace (512) 542-3660 (in W Hotel) • • • • • •

Yuyo Peruano (512) 919-4147 • • • •

B: Breakfast Br: Brunch L: Lunch HH: Happy Hour D: Dinner

LN: Late Night * only on Fridays

For addresses and more info visit: celebrateaustin.com/directory/

Please call restaurant to verify hours as it may have changed.

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Calendar of Events

SEPTEMBER

UT Football See the full schedule on page 6. Tickets

available at texassports.com

Fantastic Fest Largest genre film festival in the U.S.,

specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies

from all around the world. Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas,

Sept. 19–26. fantasticfest.com

Fall Pecan Street Festival Free, juried music and

arts and crafts festival held twice a year on historic

Sixth Street. More than 300 vendors. Sept. 21–22.

pecanstreetfestival.org

Austin Museum Day Enjoy free access to dozens of

exhibits, cultural sites, and activities at Austin-area

museums! Sept. 22. austinmuseums.org/museumday

Texas Craft Brewers Festival Largest beer festival in the

state features more than 70 breweries. Fiesta Gardens,

Sept. 28. texascraftbrewersfestival.org

Austin Oktoberfest 6th annual event celebrates Central

Texas German heritage with sausage, beer, contest

stage, bowling and live music. Scholz Garten, Sept. 28.

austoberfest.com

OCTOBER

Austin City Limits Music Festival One of the premier

music festivals in the U.S. More than 140 acts on eight

stages attract around 65,000 fans. Zilker Park, Oct. 4–6 &

11–13. More details on page 17. aclfestival.com

Austin Film Festival Hundreds of films, TV premieres,

panels, and parties. This festival celebrates its 26th year

in 2019. Various theaters, Oct. 24-31. austinfilmfestival.

com

Viva La Vida Festival & Parade Hosted by the Mexic-

Arte Museum, this is one of your only opportunities

in the U.S. to experience a Día de los Muertos (Day of

the Dead) parade. Downtown Austin, Oct. 26. mexicartemuseumevents.org

Texas Book Festival More than 250 authors and 40,000

book lovers converge for readings, cooking demos, live

music, kids’ activities, and more. Capitol Building, Oct.

26–27. texasbookfestival.org

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Calendar of Events

NOVEMBER

Formula 1 United States Grand Prix Take in the peak

of motorsports competition during the day, then see

more star power off-track at night with Bruno Mars

& Britney Spears. Circuit of the Americas, Nov. 1-3.

circuitoftheamericas.com/f1

Austin Powwow Largest powwow in Texas is in its

28th year. Festival features American Indian dancing,

singing, arts and crafts, and food. Travis County Expo

Center, Nov. 2. austinpowwow.net

Austin Celtic Festival Enjoy Celtic music and dance

performances, Highland games, history demos,

vendors, and more. Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms,

Nov. 2–3. austincelticfestival.com

Texas Monthly BBQ Festival Sample and judge the

best barbecue the world has to offer. City Terrace at

the Long Center, Nov. 2–3. texasmonthly.com/event/

tmbbq-fest-2019

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Calendar of Events

East Austin Studio Tour Two-weekend self-guided tour

of working art studios with more than 100 artists. Various

locations, Nov. 16–17 & 23–24.

east.bigmedium.org

A Christmas Affair The Junior League of Austin brings

together 200 vendors for a holiday market, children’s

events (incl. Santa!), and private shopping brunch.

Proceeds benefit local nonprofits. Palmer Events Center,

Nov. 20–24. jlaustin.org

“A Christmas Carol” at ZACH Theatre This inspired,

family-friendly adaptation of the Dickens classic

introduces Ebenezer Scrooge to modern music for a

raucous good time. ZACH Theatre, Nov. 20–Dec. 29.

zachtheatre.org

Blue Genie Art Bazaar Support local artists at this

unique holiday market with more than 200 local and

regional vendors. Portion of proceeds go to Make-A-

Wish Foundation. 6100 Airport Blvd., Nov. 29–Dec. 24.

bluegenieartbazaar.com

Chuy’s Christmas Parade Giant balloons, floats, marching

bands, and vintage cars. Bring new, unwrapped toys to

donate to Operation Blue Santa. Starts at 11th & Congress,

Nov. 30. chuysparade.com

Ice Skating at Whole Foods Take a spin around the ice

rink atop Whole Foods’ flagship store downtown. 10am–

9pm daily; $10 fee includes skate rental. Nov. 23–Jan. 21.

wholefoodsmarket.com/store/event/ice-skating-plaza-1

DECEMBER

Blue Genie Art Bazaar (See description above.) 6100

Airport Blvd., Nov. 29–Dec. 24. bluegenieartbazaar.com

“A Christmas Carol” at ZACH Theatre (See description

above.) ZACH Theatre, Nov. 20–Dec. 29. zachtheatre.org

Ice Skating at Whole Foods (See description above.)

Nov. 23–Jan. 21. wholefoodsmarket.com/store/event/iceskating-plaza-1

Austin Symphony Orchestra Presents Handel’s “Messiah”

A beloved Christmas tradition. Hear the ASO accompanied

by Chorus Austin. Hyde Park Baptist Church & Emmaus

Catholic Church, Dec. 3–4. austinsymphony.org/events/

handels-messiah

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Calendar of Events

Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker” This year marks the

56th annual production of this family-friendly Christmas

classic. Each performance features a local celebrity as

Mother Ginger. Long Center, Dec. 7–23. balletaustin.org

Trail of Lights Spectacular display of more than 2

million lights with food trucks and nightly entertainment.

Many nights are free to attend. Zilker Park, Dec. 10–23.

austintrailoflights.org

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar Shop national and local

vendors for handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts at one of the

city’s oldest holiday festivals. Palmer Events Center, Dec.

13–24. armadillobazaar.com

Austin’s New Year Alcohol-free, family-friendly celebration

with musical acts, jugglers, storytellers, fire dancers, and

other performances –and, of course, fireworks. Auditorium

Shores, Dec. 31. austinsnewyear.com

JANUARY

Ice Skating at Whole Foods (See description on page 8.)

Nov. 23–Jan. 21. wholefoodsmarket.com/store/event/iceskating-plaza-1

Martin Luther King March and Festival Join the march

from the MLK statue at UT to Huston-Tillotson University to

celebrate King’s life and legacy. Jan. 20. mlkcelebration.com

FEBRUARY

Carnaval Brasileiro The largest Carnaval celebration outside

of Brazil delivers big on dance music, costumes, spirits,

and wild abandon. Emo’s, 2015 E Riverside Dr., Feb. 22.

sambaparty.com

MARCH

SXSW (aka South by Southwest) An extraordinary

combination of music, independent films and new

technology. Various locations, Mar. 13–22. sxsw.com

Rodeo Austin Where Weird Meets Western. 9100 Decker

Lake Rd., Mar. 14–28. rodeoaustin.com

St. Patrick’s Day Festival Family-friendly event – enjoy

the culture of Ireland including music, dance and language.

Various locations, Mar. 17. stpatricksdayaustin.com

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Downtown

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Things to Do – Fall & Winter

Ao5 Gallery Austin’s largest contemporary gallery (over

7,000 square feet), boasts an eclectic collection of artists and

a new museum-like setting. arton5th.com

Austin Aquarium Small, new aquarium with many varieties of

sea life, plus touch tanks & frequent events. austinaquarium.

com

Austin Farmers’ Markets Make healthy food choices and

support local farmers. Most stay open throughout the fall

and winter. Locations throughout the city. edibleaustin.com/

index.php/farmersmarkets

Austin Nature and Science Center Visitors of all ages can

enjoy nature exhibits and educational programs. Mon–Sat 9

am–5 pm; Sun 12–5 pm. Free admission with a small charge

for groups. austintexas.gov/department/austin-nature-andscience-center

Austin Zoo This nonprofit zoo houses only rescue animals.

Big cats, monkeys, bears, reptiles, birds, deer & more at cozy

sanctuary with a train tour. austinzoo.org

Blanton Museum of Art UT’s art collection features

Renaissance to 20th-century American paintings, Latin

American art, Greek & Roman sculpture. blantonmuseum.org

Bullock Texas State History Museum Exhibits, I-MAX films

and educational experiences sharing the story of Texas.

thestoryoftexas.com

Cathedral of Junk “Best Organized Chaos” winner, 60 tons of

discarded items piled artfully in a South Austin Backyard. Call

ahead to make an appointment: (512) 299-7413; $10 per group.

Commemorative Air Force, Centex Wing Aviation museum

with planes, WWII hangar, library, and WWII artifacts. Don’t

miss the Veteran’s Day Big Band Swing Dinner Dance on the

Saturday closest to Veteran’s Day. centraltexaswing.org

The Contemporary Austin Cutting-edge art by emerging

and mid-career TX artists. Film screenings, tours, talks

throughout the year. Tues–Sat, 11 am–7 pm; Sun 12–5 pm.

thecontemporaryaustin.org

Downtown Austin Downtown boasts an endless list of

restaurants, bars, music, museums, and entertainment for

everyone to enjoy. Downtown Austin is hippie meets modern.

austintexas.org/things-to-do/entertainment-districts/

downtown

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Things to Do – Fall & Winter

Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail Best place in downtown Austin

for running, walking, and biking. 10.1 miles of trail around Lady

Bird Lake. zilkerpark.org/zilker-park-amenities/lady_bird_lake

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures Daytime & nighttime

3-hour zipline tours & a private beach with hammock seats.

ziplaketravis.com

Lake Travis Looking for a breathtaking scenery and a relaxing

atmosphere? Visit Lake Travis. With unlimited outdoor and

water sport activities everyone can participate. laketravis.com

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum At this

presidential library and museum see “the story of our time with

the bark off.” Permanent exhibits as well as numerous special

events held throughout the year. Daily 9 am–5 pm. lbjlibrary.org

Mount Bonnell The highest point in Austin at 775 feet, this is

a popular tourist destination to view the city of Austin, Lake

Austin, and surrounding hills. austintexas.gov/department/

mount-bonnell

Mayfield Park Peaceful preserve with walking trails

and beautiful wildlife. Daily 5 am–10 pm. Free admission.

mayfieldpark.org

South Congress Eclectic, hip, fashionable, and funky all

combined on one cool street. Numerous restaurants, shops,

and music venues. do512.com/p/south-congress

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North Austin

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Austin Parks Foundation Presents

Music Festival • Zilker Park

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The Raconteurs • Kacey Musgraves • Lizzo

Third Eye Blind • Rosalía

Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Tyler Childers • King Princess • Lil Uzi

Vert • Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers

RL Grime • Jenny Lewis • Kaytranda Troy-

Boi • Jai Wolf • Gary Clark Jr.

21 Savage • Kali Uchis • Lauren Daigle

Brittany Howard • Hippie Sabotage The

Kooks • Judah & the Lion • Metric Rebelution

• Griz • BANKS • FISHER LANY • Caamp

• Bea Miller • Joseph

And Many, More!

Tickets & Schedule at: aclfest.com

Not all Performers

Appearing Both Weekends.


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Things to Do – Fall & Winter

Texas Memorial Museum Dinosaurs and fossils, Texas

wildlife, evolution, gems, minerals, and the largest flying

animal ever found, the Texas Pterosaur. Tues–Sat, 9 am–5

pm. tmm.utexas.edu

Texas Military Forces Museum – Camp Mabry Military

museum dedicated to Texas armed forces past & present.

Tues–Sun, 10 am–4 pm. texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org

Texas State Capitol Free tours daily. Learn about the

building and TX history and legislature. tspb.state.tx.us/

plan/tours/tours.html

University of Texas Campus Free tours daily – see the

campus, stadium, or UT tower. utexas.edu/visitor-resources

Zilker Botanical Garden Enjoy a prehistoric garden,

Japanese garden, rose garden, and more. Hosts workshops,

plant sales, and docent-led tours. Daily 9 am-5 pm.

zilkergarden.org

Zilker Park 351-acre, dog-friendly park in the heart of South

Austin. Hiking, biking, kayaking, jogging, and many special

events such as ACL, SXSW, Reggae Fest, and Zilker Kite

Festival. zilkerpark.org

Lake Travis

Tessera on Lake Travis

Hill Country Rentals

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6 Lake Travis Zipline Adventures

6 The Oasis on

Lake Travis

County Line

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Beautiful Vacation Rental Homes, Villas and

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Come discover what makes the Hill Country

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Club, Grill/Bar, 4 Pools, Lake Front Beach, Sand

Volleyball, Marina, and take a golf cart ride on

the 15-miles of trails to explore the community

with much more fun.

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AUSTIN ZOO

10808 Rawhide Tr, Austin, 78736

www.austinzoo.org

(512) 288-1490

Located in the beautiful

Hill Country of Central Texas,

Austin Zoo is a nonprofit rescue

zoo. A forever home to more than 300 animals, across 100 different

species, guests will enjoy an up-close and personal experience

with animals from all over the world.

Some of Austin Zoo’s animals, such as Rusty, like to paint.

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