Music and alcoholic beverages always go hand-in-hand—many foodies and drinkers will agree and attest to this, which is why people all over the world make sure that they always celebrate their existence.

The city of Austin is one of the places that put much importance to their wine and food. The Austin Wine & Music Festival is here once again to make sure that two of the best things in life are celebrated. On May 28-29, events will take place at The Domain in what could be this year’s biggest celebration of wine and good music.


This year, the festivities will be a lot bigger and definitely more exciting. This is a party celebrating everything local, and guests will be spending it with fun people who certainly know how to have a good time. There will be live music, seminars, and wine sampling by wineries, such as Flat Creek Estate, Dry Comal Creek, and Stone House. Guests will get a wristband that will allow 12 samples of wine or beer. For a little added extra fee, patrons could participate in the Port and Cigar pairing seminar to learn how to successfully pair the two. This will most likely sell out early, so you might want to get yourself a pass as early as possible.

Music will echo through the place as well—over 10 musicians are scheduled to play for you while you enjoy your beverage. Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, so surely this will not be your ordinary gig at the park.


There will be winery tents to provide guests with their specialty wines, and local brewery will pour you their most refreshing brews. You’ll also be glad to know that this event is for a good cause. The festival will provide some event proceeds to the Operation Finally Home organization and to Dan Wallrath, nominee for this year’s CNN hero of the year. Also, this festival proves that wine and beer could also bring out the environmentalist in you. The festival will include what the organizers call the “green party”—an effort to recycle the cups and glasses they used from drinking.


While in Austin, you can stretch your Memorial Day holiday by visiting the different places Austin is famous for. There’s the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas and the Texas State Capitol. If you appreciate art, you’ll love roaming through the halls of the Blanton Museum, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, and the Mexic-Arte. If you’re more of the outdoor type, you’ll enjoy the offered a diverse set of activities such as swimming, biking, hiking, and cruising at the state’s more than 200 parks. If shopping is what you’re looking for, the South Congress Avenue is a place filled with creative shops, unique finds, and the coolest cafés.

There are lots of things to do in Austin, so you’re sure not to have any dull moment especially on holidays. Take this chance to explore the place and discover the wonders of this great state.


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