AUSTIN, Texas — The weekend is here and, as always, there are a ton of things going on in the Austin area! From a celebration of Pride to concerts benefitting good causes, there's no shortage of fun activities happening over the next few days.
Here’s a breakdown of just some of the events you can attend this weekend.
It's the most colorful time of the year: the Austin Pride parade returns this Saturday!
While most cities celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride in June, Austin celebrates Pride in August. This year's parade will start at 8 p.m. The Austin Pride Festival will also be held earlier in the day at Fiesta Gardens.
When: Saturday starting at 8 p.m.
Where: Downtown Austin. Route begins at the Capitol, makes its way down Congress Avenue and ends at the Ann Richards Bridge at Cesar Chavez Street.
Finding treatments for children with rare genetic diseases is the goal of the To Cure a Rose Foundation. This weekend, the nonprofit is hosting its "Rosefest: Rocking Out for a Cure" fundraising event in Buda. The concert will feature performances from featuring Cory Morrow, Alpha Rev, Broken Arrow and more.
Casey McPherson, founder of the To Cure a Rose Foundation, joined KVUE to discuss the event:
When: Saturday at 6 p.m.
Where: Buck's Backyard, located at 1750 Farm to Market 1626 in Buda
After the death of their son, Lance and Lisa Keltner created the nonprofit Connor's Heart. Its goal is to raise awareness and funds in hopes of preventing more overdoses from fentanyl.
The organization is holding a benefit concert Sunday at Emo's in Austin. The event will feature performances by Eric Johnson with Roscoe Beck, David Grissom, Vallejo, Lance Keltner and Nuevo Retro and Guy Forsyth.
When: Sunday. Doors at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.
Where: Emo's, located at 2015 E. Riverside Drive
Other events happening this weekend:
- The Offspring with Simple Plan and Sum 41 – Friday at Germania Insurance Amphitheater
- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Friday at Round Rock Amp
- Jack Ingram – Friday at Haute Spot
- Boy George and Culture Club, Howard Jones and Berlin – Saturday at Germania Insurance Amphitheater
- Pride Pool Party – Saturday at Austin Motel
- Round Rock Express vs. Albuquerque Isotopes – through Sunday at Dell Diamond