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KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD FESTIVAL AND 5K 2017: AN ODDLY ENTHRALLING COMPETITION

June 23, 2017 6:00 pm

Don't be surprised to see some outlandish costumes at the Keep Austin Weird (KAW) Festival and 5K 2017. As its name suggests, the festival embraces the weirdest aspects of Austin. Anyone who is truly dedicated to keeping the city one of the weirdest in the country should wear their oddest ensemble and participate in the […]

Don't be surprised to see some outlandish costumes at the Keep Austin Weird (KAW) Festival and 5K 2017. As its name suggests, the festival embraces the weirdest aspects of Austin. Anyone who is truly dedicated to keeping the city one of the weirdest in the country should wear their oddest ensemble and participate in the 5K.

Whether you're decked out in a patriotic pair of swimming trunks or a superhero's uniform, you're welcome to run, walk, or crawl the 5K for just $27. The Keep Austin Weird Festival offers odd accents at every turn, including the Fun Stops located along the race course. Take a break from the run to slip and slide, chug a fruity drink out of a bag, or complete a quick obstacle course. Once you cross the finish line, enjoy the rest of the KAW Fest, including the live music and sideshow.

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LIVE MUSIC FILLS THE AIR AT THE AUSTIN SOLSTICE FESTIVAL 2017

June 16, 2017 3:01 pm

The Summer Solstice is more than just the longest day of the year, it's also Fête de la Musique, or World Music Day. Your community will celebrate along with the rest of the globe at the Austin Solstice Festival 2017, an annual bash that's been going on for the past four years. The focal point […]

The Summer Solstice is more than just the longest day of the year, it's also Fête de la Musique, or World Music Day. Your community will celebrate along with the rest of the globe at the Austin Solstice Festival 2017, an annual bash that's been going on for the past four years.

The focal point of the fest is, of course, live music. Bands from around the city and around the country take to stages sprinkled across Austin's Red River Entertainment District and Pan Am Park throughout the day. Fresh food and fun complement the live music, including an art market stocked with artisan-made items and yoga workshops. The fest is slated for June 15th to the 17th, and tickets start at $35 for general admission.

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