Austin Events in July

Beat the summer doldrums and central Texas heat with these fun events.

Guided Downtown Walking Tours. July 2 - 28, 2013, downtown - Explore Austin's historic past with a guided tour of downtown starting at the State Capitol. Held every Tuesday, and Thursday through Sunday. Tours are free but reservations are required 48 hours in advance. Self-guided tours are also available.Guided Downtown Walking Tours

Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks. July 4, 2013, downtown - More than 100,000 will meet on July 4 to show their national pride with patriotic music by the Austin Symphony Orchestra and a fireworks display over the lake, accompanied by the 1812 Overture. Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks

RTX. July 5 - 7, 2013, downtown - An annual gaming convention that is sponsored by major national production companies and includes exhibits, game demonstrations, guest speakers, and panel discussions. RTX

Green Gate Farms Saturday Tours. July 6 - 27, 2013, east - Every Saturday, get a hands-on, guided tour of a certified organic farm. Explore the fields, gardens, and buildings, meet the livestock animals, and sample from the organic gardens. Children's Garden is available.Green Gate Farms Saturday Tours

Blues on the Green. July 10 - August 7, 2013, south - Every other Wednesday from July 10 - August 7, 2013, meet up at Zilker Park to listen to live performances by regional blues artists. Austin's largest free concert series. Blues on the Green

Nature Nights at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Thursday evenings July 11 - 25, 2013, southwest - Thursday nights during the summer, the Wildflower Center offers free admission, auditorium presentations, nature hikes, and kids' crafts. Nature Nights at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Austin Chamber Music Festival. July 11 - 28, 2013, various locations - Selected artists perform at various locations on weekends in July. Austin Chamber Music Festival

Caleb 5K Run. July 13, 2013, north - 5K fundraising run to support local charities that provide services to children. Caleb 5K Run

Oh Snap! Benefit Festival. July 13, 2013, north - A benefit music party to support international students attending college. Over 50 live bands, food, drinks, and giveaways. Oh Snap! Benefit Festival

Couples Triathlon. July 14, 2013, east - This is a miniature triathlon with special scoring for couples. Both participants complete an 800 meter swim, 11.2 mile bike, and 3.2 mile run. Participants can be couples, friends, or family members. Singles are also welcome to participate. Couples Triathlon

Live Oak Brewery Tours. July 27, 2013, east - Free tours of the Live Oak Brewing Company tours. Free samples with ID. Merchandise for sale. Live Oak Brewery Tours

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