Austin Area News and Events

Austin Holiday Events

Looking for something to do with your significant other, family, friends, or pet? The holidays are officially here which means you are most likely in the party spirit, or looking for some holiday spirits... Lucky for you, we have created a calendar with all the fun events going on in the Austin area until the end of the year!

Our list includes some of the locals favorite’s like, Zilker Trail of Lights, Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker, and Zach’s Theatre Santaland Diaries. We also wanted to include a list of events and occasions that are absolutely free!

We understand that for...

Austin Events and Activities this July!

Have a BLAST this summer with the coolest spots to hang out in Austin, Texas! From Art and Theatre, Sports events, concerts, and shopping, you will never be bored this July. Check out the monthly Calendar of Events from our trusted title company, Texas National Title!

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Thank you for attending our 8th Annual Apple Pie Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who came out and made our 8th Annual Apple Pie Giveaway such a HIT! We love this event as it gives us the opportunity to make new friendships in the community and reconnect with some familiar faces. We look forward to this each year and hope to see you all again next year! 

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Ultimate Austin Summer Guide

Ultimate Austin Summer Guide

Summer is FINALLY here, and there is SO much to do! Thanks to DO512 and Austin Plumbery, we've got the ultimate guide to Summer in Austin, a jam-packed list of ideas, events, and activities to keep the whole family entertained and active this summer in Austin!

Splash Pads

  • North Austin --> Bailey - 1101 W. 33rd St.
  • East Austin --> Chestnut - 1404 E. 16th St.
  • South Austin --> Liz Carpenter Fountain - 1000 Barton Springs Rd. 
  • West Austin --> Clarksville - 1811 W. 11th St.
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Stay Cool This Summer and Splash into Central Texas

The heat is heading to Austin and boy are we in store for a HOT, HOT, HOT summer. Stay cool this year with this list of fun and family-friendly watering holes in Central Texas. A huge thank you to our preferred title company, Texas National Title for the guide to this year's go-to spots.

We'll see you there! Happy splashing!


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Austin May Events and Activities

April showers bring May flowers...and events! It is time to get out and enjoy time with the family this month, and we've got you covered. Enjoy this month's events and activities blog for fun family-friendly activities. 

As always, tag us in your Facebook photos at our referred events for Cain Club points. We've got some amazing prizes with your name on it!


May 4: The Greatest Showman Outdoor Screening @ Community First Cinema

Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at our Community First! Village.
Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends and enjoy this special screening of the Greatest Showman.

Come as early as 7:30 pm to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot and enjoy your favorite movie...

Local Burger Chain to Expand Out of Austin

P. Terry's Burger Stand has taken Austin by storm being a local fan favorite. The ever-popular burger joint has grown to 14 locations across Austin since it started in 2005. That number will increase to 15 in early summer, as a location opens north of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the Austin American-Statesmen reports.

As if 15 stores in 13 years isn't enough, P. Terry plans to open a 16th store just shy out Austin, in San Marcos, TX. The 5,763-foot restaurant will be open by the end of the year including two drive-thrus and an inside eatery. The location, on the site of a vacant Kobe Steakhouse that needs to be demolished.  San Marcos is home to Texas State University and is expected to be a great home for the new location. 

P. Terry is one to watch as we expect further growth to come from this chain. Terry's Tex-Mex concept, Taco Ranch...

Austin Activities and Events - March

March is upon us and that means new exciting activities and events to enjoy with the whole family! Here is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about Austin area events for the month of March.

March 8th: Movies in the Park - Moana @ Ramsey Park

7PM

Kick off the 2018 Movies in the Park season with a showing of Moana at Ramsey Park! Bring a blanket and come hungry, because food trucks will be at each movie this year. (FREE)

March 9th: Hook Free Outdoor Screening @ Community First Cinema

Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends and enjoy this special screening of Hook.

Come as early as 6:30 pm to explore Community First! Village, pick your...

Popular Austin Attraction Approved for Demolition

The Historic Landmark Commission unanimously approved the demolition of the concrete walls and slabs that make up the local attraction, Grafitti Park by an 8-0 vote. The Austin symbol and attraction is expected to be turned into a condo development.  

The graffiti-smothered area, officially known as the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, opened in 2011 to muralists following a South-by-Southwest event. The concrete walls and slabs that evolved into a public canvas were leftovers from a failed multi-family development from the 1980s. 

Although the property is not considered historic by city standards, the Historic Preservation office said that because of its value to the community, the site cannot be demolished without "comprehensive photo-documentation of the existing conditions,' for preservation at the Austin History Center. Mid-City...

Austin Activities and Events - February

It's time for our favorite blog of the month, Austin area activities and events for the whole family! With February being the shortest month of the year, it's important to plan ahead so that you can enjoy all the fun and exciting adventures February has to offer. Here is a list of various events and activities in the Austin area:

Cirque Italia @ Barton Creek Square Mall

February 2nd-11th | Enjoy an aquatic spectacular by Cirque Italia that you don't want to miss! *Admit one free child (ages 2-12) with every regular full price adult admission ticket in Levels 2 & 3! This coupon can not be combined with any other offers or deals!

The Wazir of Oz @ Austin Scottish Rite Theatre

February 3rd-25th | When the Wazir of Oz gets word that...

Austin Activities and Events - January

If you haven't checked our blog since the New Year we are so excited to start a new program along with our monthly events blog! Moving into 2018 we will have our Cain Club Event Reward program connected to each monthly blog post and we hope to see you earning those points! Click here to learn more about the program. 

The month of January is jam-packed with events and activities to start the New Year off on an exciting foot. Enjoy our list of local events on the agenda this month! Don't forget to tag us in your photos on Facebook to receive those points!

1. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe 

January 6th - February 2nd | Zach Theatre

Journey through the Wardrobe to Narnia for an imaginative...

Holiday Fun for the Whole Family: Week Three

Christmas in exactly ONE WEEK AWAY! Take a break from all the holiday shopping and enjoy some time with the family at one of these amazing activities full of Christmas cheer! From twinkling lights to parades, gingerbread houses, live music, theatre, ice skating and more — the holidays in Austin are full of wonderful family events to celebrate the season! 

1.  Zilker Holiday Tree
Tree on Display through Dec. 31, 6 p.m. – 12 midnight
Take a spin under this holiday tree and enjoy hot drinks and snacks from food vendors on-site. It’s an Austin tradition!

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Holiday Fun for the Whole Family: Week Two

Welcome back to week 2 of our Holiday Fun blog series!

Last week we gave you tons of events and activities to kick off the best time of the year and this week we are back again! Enjoy the cool weather with some outdoor fun and Holiday cheer with our list of seven things to do this upcoming week! 

1. AUSTIN TRAIL OF LIGHTS 2017

The 53rd annual Trail of Lights powered by H-E-B has been announced for Saturday, Dec. 9 and will run through Saturday, Dec. 23. 
Calendars for ticket availability and online ticket purchases will be available at www.AustinTrailofLights.org.

2. Storytime with Mrs. Claus 

FREE
The Arboretum - Monday,...

Holiday Fun for the Whole Family This Week!

There is always fun to be had in the Austin Area, especially during the Holidays! With tons of options, where does one even begin? Christmas is our favorite time of the year, so we wanted to make it easy for you! Each week we will have a new list of fun holiday activities for your family to attend!

1. Zilker Holiday Tree

12/4 | 6 pm - 12 pm

Enjoy local entertainment, food, live music and more at the annual lighting of the Zilker Tree, which stands 155 feet tall and is composed of 39 streamers, each holding 81 multicolored, 25-watt bulbs – totaling 3,309 lights.

November 27 – December 31, 6 pm – 12 midnight, tree on display nightly. REMINDER – on Trail of Lights Nights the area roads will be closed as thousands visit the Trail of Lights. If you are planning to visit the Holiday Tree itself, make sure to plan around those nights.

Join us for our Annual Photos with Santa Holiday Event!

Attention Travis Country Residents: Tis' the season for photos with Santa! Come celebrate the holidays with the Cain Team at our Annual Santa's Winter Wonderland, December 2nd from 12pm-5pm at the Travis Country HOA building located at 4504 Travis Country Circle.

Santa is coming to Travis Country and he is ready to spread Christmas cheer! Avoid the chaos of the mall, bring your kiddos to take photos with Santa, enjoy yummy snacks and complete crafts and activities at Santa’s workshop!

Pets are also welcome for photos with Santa, the reindeers have promised to share their treats! We look forward to seeing you and your family for a day full of Christmas glee!

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University of Texas at Austin Claims the Most Advanced State-Run Earthquake Monitoring System

Scientific studies have established a strong link between a rash of earthquakes across Texas and new oil- and gas-related drilling techniques, and now the Lone Star State is equipped with one of the most cutting-edge methods in the country to measure and track seismic activity.

The University of Texas at Austin's state-funded earthquake monitoring system is called TexNet and is priced at about $4.7 million.  The system was formed in 2015 and uses 22 permanent monitoring stations and 40 portable monitoring stations to track the Texas tremors. 

The University recently unveiled a new online map -- using TexNet data -- that gives Texans accurate earthquake information and allows users to track quakes across the state in real time.

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Halloween Safety Tips

BOO!

The spookiest day of the year has finally come and we are so excited to see all those costumes! Halloween is such a fun time for the whole family, and here at Cain Realty Group, we want to be sure your family celebrates safely. Courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics, we have included a list of tips and tricks to having a safe yet spooktacular Halloween! 

ALL DRESSED UP:

  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should...