It’s summer in Austin and that means music. If you’re looking for events in Austin this June, be sure to check out all the family friendly events taking place this month in Austin. From celebrating Father’s Day to celebrating Pride, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in Austin.
Events in Austin this June
When: June 1st– 3rd, 2018
Where: Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez
Thousands of gamers will flock to the Austin Convention Center June 1-3 for the return of DreamHack, the world’s premier gaming lifestyle festival. If you’ve never been, prepare for one of the most epic celebrations the gaming community has to offer. Explore worlds of esports, art, music, cosplay, tabletop, arcade, panels, LAN, PC, console, mobile, panels, expo hall and more over three action packed days. DreamHack is open 24 hours and each night is yours to enjoy with games, music and friends. Make sure you don’t miss Friday’s DJ set this year featuring Krewella, Pegboard Nerds and Tokyo Machine.
Austin Black Pride Celebration
When: June 7th, 2018
Where: Various Austin Locations
Austin Black Pride was recreated in 2016 with Queer People of Color in mind. The founders of Austin Black Pride noticed that Austin was lacking in spaces and programming that catered to the unique needs of its Black LGBTQ community. ABP was not created to further divide, bash, or belittle non-Black LGBTQ communities; but to instead preserve the culture and history, while also celebrating the evolution of Black LGBTQ folk.
Austin Black Pride is a weekend of events that were created to highlight Austin’s Black LGBTQ community interests, talents, and culture. More event details to follow!
ATX Television Festival
When: June 7th– 10th, 2018
Where: Various Downtown Austin Locations
ATX Television Festival is a four-day event that celebrates the television medium: looking back at its history, where it is now, and where it is headed. The festival consists of panels, screenings, and events where attendees and leaders in the TV industry talk, watch, and experience television together as one community.
Heading into our 7th Season, ATX showcases TV’s past, current, and upcoming series through screening Q&As and panel discussions. This programming ranges from never picked up pilots, reunions, current series going into a new season, to premiering content from upfronts, summer, or online. Panel discussions can be 1:1 conversations, featuring a single show, or are focused on a topic that pulls professionals from a variety of shows and features such topics as the ratings system, series finales, and testing/focus groups. And with 50/50 split between fan and industry, ATX Television Festival is a unique festival event that stems from a true celebration of the medium.
Republic of Texas Biker Rally
When: June 7th– 10th, 2018
Where: Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
The Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally has brought bike riders and enthusiasts from all 50 states and international locations to Austin, Texas for the largest “turnstile” (paid ticketed attendees) motorcycle bike rally in the United States. The ROT Rally is held at the Travis County Expo Center, and is widely known for its downtown Austin bike parade, which closes off more than 50 city blocks and ends on Congress Avenue in front of the Texas State Capitol.
The ROT Rally attracts distinguished musical acts and entertainers from Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Joan Jett, Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd. For more information about the ROT Rally visit us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the social media icons in the header or footer of our site.
Blues on the Green
When: June 13th, 2018
Where: Zilker Metropolitan Park
2100 Barton Springs Rd
Austin’s favorite summer tradition is back. 93.3 KGSR’s Blues on the Green invites music lovers out to Zilker Park to enjoy a family and pet friendly night of homegrown music in a relaxed atmosphere. Grab your family, friends, dogs, and blankets, and join us for Austin’s largest FREE concert series.
When: June 16th, 2018
Where: George Washington Carver Museum
1165 Angelina Street
Join the Carver Musuem in celebrating JUNETEENTH on Saturday, June 16th from 12-4 p.m. The Carver ‘s Juneteenth Celebration will featuring live music, crafts and activities for kids, food, a marketplace with vendors, character interpretations, and more!
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19th, 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South.
Join us in celebrating this important date in American history!
Austin Ice Cream Social
When: June 23rd, 2018
Where: Fiesta Gardens
2101 Jesse E Segovia Street
Located at Fiesta Gardens along Ladybird Lake, Austin Ice Cream Festival offers a variety of activities for kids, including: giant Jenga, bouncy castle, rock climbing, dunk tank, bubble zone, water gun target practice, pedestal joust, yard games, and more.