Things for Seniors to Do in Austin, Texas This Summer
Austin is a vibrant and growing city known for its unique culture, food, music and warm weather, making it a great place to retire.
Querencia at Barton Creek, a senior living community in Barton Creek, Texas, is located amid the rolling hills and beautiful scenery of Travis County. While there is plenty to do on-site and nearby, our location also allows older adults to experience all the excitement of downtown Austin. And what’s more energizing than summertime in the city? In this article, we’ll highlight some of the seasonal events in the area and why our team and residents love Greater Austin summers so much.
Why Austin Summers Are Special
Summer-loving adults are well-suited to life in Austin. Here, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities to keep you entertained. Summer is a time for celebration. Austin does it right.
Following are just a few of the things we love about summers in Austin.
- BBQ and breakfast tacos. Austin’s food scene is full of enticing flavors. However, you can almost never go wrong with barbecue or breakfast tacos, especially in the summertime.
- All the water activities. Whether you’re taking a dip in Barton Springs or kayaking in Lady Bird Lake, there’s no shortage of ways to get out on — or in — the water.
- It’s festival season. There are numerous festivals in Austin throughout the year, but the summer season goes all-in on food, music and culture. A little something for everyone.
- Farmers markets. While you can technically visit the farmers market year-round in Austin, the summer season is the perfect time to acquire fresh produce. Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller and Sustainable Food Center Farmers’ Market are two regulars on the scene.
4 Summer Activities Near Austin, Texas
When the summer months hit, residents at Querencia at Barton Creek have a lot of options for entertainment. Residents are able to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors in Barton Creek, while still only a short drive away from the scenery, sounds and flavors of bustling downtown Austin.
These four popular summer events offer just a taste of what the area has to offer.
Hot Luck Live Food & Music Festival
Hot Luck Live Food & Music Festival is a celebration of food and music inspired by “friendly tailgates, family reunions, get togethers and potlucks of our past and present.” There’s a little something for everyone to enjoy at this annual event, which recognizes top local chefs.
The Drop-In Free Summer Concert Series
The Drop-In is a free outdoor concert series that takes place on the Hartman Concert Lawn across multiple months in Austin each year. The 2022 series runs from May 26 to August 11 and performances happen every Thursday evening. It’s a great way to experience live music.
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic & Fireworks
Willie Nelson’s first 4th of July Picnic took place in 1973, and the annual concert has shifted between a number of Texas locales since then. However, Austin is by far Nelson’s most frequent stop, and the show has been held there consistently since 2015. The 2022 edition of the event includes performances by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Tyler Childers, and Nelson himself.
Austin Pride Festival & Parade
The Austin PRIDE Festival & Parade is the largest annual LGBTQ advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas. The event consists of a daylong festival followed by a parade. Austin has always been one of the most progressive cities in Texas, and this summer celebration showcases that.
Summer Activities at Querencia at Barton Creek
While Austin and Barton Creek have an abundance of summer activities to engage in, our team at Querencia at Barton Creek is also proud of the on-site services and amenities we offer. Our community provides elevated but relaxed living, surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. This setting engages the curiosity of our residents and encourages them to get outdoors and explore.
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about what life is like at Querencia at Barton Creek, our dedicated team is here to answer your questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.