What’s going on this Memorial Day in Austin? Quite a lot, actually. As it turns out, Austin rules at hosting events that pay tribute to the amazing debt of service we owe our soldiers. Some of these events are just fun things to enjoy, and many others are specifically to do with Memorial Day. Here’s some of the of cool stuff you can do while we honor our troops.
The fourth annual Austin Sketch Fest is happening Memorial Day weekend 2013, and will showcase the very best scripted comedy America has to offer. Organized by ColdTowne Theater, the previous festivals were resounding successes, with sell out shows all weekend and talent from across the country including acts like Paul F. Tompkins, Dave Holmes, and Delicious Moment. We intend to make things bigger and better in 2013.
ColdTowne Theater is Austin’s main stage for alternative comedy, with improv, sketch and stand up shows seven days a week, featuring the smartest, brightest, and hardest-working comedians in Central Texas. ColdTowne’s resident comedians are three time winners of the Austin Chronicle’s “Best of Austin” Readers Poll for “Best Comedy Group” and have appeared all over country at festivals, on college campuses and at house parties.
Reveille Peak Ranch is honored to host the first Carry The Load-Austin, a non-profit event that helps people celebrate a meaningful Memorial Day and honor veterans and active duty service members, law enforcement officers, firefighters and their families by participating in 20.13-mile walk.
The May 25 event at Reveille Peak Ranch will have two major components: 20.13-mile walk in which people will “carry the load” in honor of one of our fallen or injured heroes.
Volstead & International Food & Drink Society present a Free Island-Style Pig Roast prepared by Chef Joe Becerra! Full tiki drink menu, two whole pigs and plenty of other locally sourced treats. Entertainment provided courtesy of Captain Jim Bradford & No Kids. Event starts at 7pm, food service at 9pm.
What better way to celebrate freedom than by eating buckets of crawfish? It is time for Gibson’s 4th Annual Memorial Sunday Crawfish Boil and this one is going to be epic. This year they went all out with more food, more drink specials, more adult toys with a bigger slip and slide, a mechanical bull and band, More Cowbell! Austin Beerworks is bringing a firkin and Tito’s Vodka will have a Bloody Mary bar. $15 for all you can eat crawfish or if you prefer Luke’s Inside Out trailer can cook you up something tasty.
From Saturday, May 25th through Monday, May 27th, all veterans eat free at HomeField Grill. All veterans dining at HomeField Grill during the mentioned dates will eat for free from a special menu.
All that is just the tip of the iceberg– Check out our Memorial Day Weekend events for many more happenins. Bring it on and sleep in Monday!