Easter Weekend: Austin Edition
Easter in Austin is one of our favorite times of the year, with plenty of things to do in this vibrant and eclectic city, whether you're looking to celebrate the holiday or just soak up the atmosphere.
Here are some of our recommendations on the best things to do in Austin over Easter weekend.
1. Visit Zilker Park
Zilker Park is one of Austin's most popular outdoor spaces, and it's especially beautiful in the spring. Take a stroll through the gardens, have a picnic, or rent a kayak or paddleboard and hit the water. During Easter weekend, the park hosts an Easter egg hunt for children, so it's a great place to bring the family.
2. Attend the Texas VegFest
If you're a fan of plant-based eating, don't miss the Texas VegFest, which takes place on April 8-9, 2023, at Fiesta Gardens. This free event features cooking demonstrations, live music, and a variety of food vendors showcasing the best in vegan cuisine.
3. Explore the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a must-visit destination for nature lovers. This beautiful garden showcases the native plants of Texas, and Easter weekend is the perfect time to explore it. Take a guided tour, attend a workshop, or simply wander through the gardens at your leisure.
4. Enjoy live music on Sixth Street
Austin is known for its vibrant music scene, and there's no better place to experience it than on Sixth Street. This iconic stretch of bars and music venues hosts live music every night of the week, and during Easter weekend, many of the bands will be playing special holiday shows.
5. Attend Easter Sunday Services
If you're looking to celebrate the holiday, there are plenty of churches in Austin offering Easter Sunday services. The First Baptist Church of Austin, St. Austin Catholic Parish, and the University Presbyterian Church are just a few of the many options available.
6. Have brunch at a local restaurant
Austin is home to some of the best brunch spots in Texas, so be sure to indulge in a leisurely Easter Sunday brunch at one of the city's top restaurants. Franklin Barbecue, Odd Duck, and Magnolia Cafe are just a few of the many great options.
Austin is a fantastic destination for Easter weekend 2023, with plenty of activities and events to suit everyone's interests. Whether you're looking to celebrate the holiday, explore the outdoors, or experience the city's famous music scene, you're sure to have a great time in this vibrant and exciting city.
Make sure to log your Easter Weekend activities in the flockx app to let us know what you got up to inspire others to get out and explore what Austin has to offer this Easter!