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Things to do in Austin Texas during Memorial Day weekend

Are you searching for fun things to do in Austin Texas during Memorial Day weekend? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

In this article I will list for you some things you should consider adding to your list of things to see and do in Austin Texas this weekend.


Various locations across Austin 

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is offering two new 16 oz. Watermelon ‘Ritas presented as the ideal handcrafted summer cocktails. The drinks are topped with a giant slice of fresh-cut watermelon for only $5.99, and just like the homemade food at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, the cocktails are handcrafted using fresh ingredients, too.

Tito’s Watermelon Vodkarita: The Tito’s Watermelon Vodkarita is made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, sweet and sour and watermelon puree garnished with a lemon wedge and slice of watermelon.
Watermelon Texas Frozen Swirl: The Watermelon Texas Frozen Swirl is a new spin on the signature frozen Texas Margarita, featuring gold tequila and triple sec, swirled with watermelon puree and slice of watermelon.
Both cocktails are available at Cheddar’s restaurants nationwide and are available for a limited time only this summer. With more than 160 restaurants in 28 states, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is known for its iconic, made-from- scratch meals, generous portions and affordable prices – all served up in a welcoming atmosphere that feels like home.

The restaurant chain has several locations in Texas, including one in Austin at 13301 N. U.S. Highway 183. To find a location near you, click here.


Downtown Austin: 1717 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703 // 512.982.1550

2700 W Anderson Ln #202, Austin, TX 78757 // 512.374.1121

Round Rock: 2800 N Interstate Hwy 35 #200, Round Rock, TX 78681 // 512.693.2393

This upcoming Monday, guests can not only enjoy COVER 3’s weekly lunch menu, but also a special brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring popular brunch options such as Chilaquiles, Migas, Green Chile Beef Breakfast Enchiladas, Chicken Tinga Breakfast Enchiladas and more. This special offering applies to all COVER 3 locations in Central Texas, including Austin, Round Rock and San Antonio.The special menu also will feature an extra offering of COVER 3’s U-Mix-It Bloody Mary & Bubbles Bar. The Bubbles Bar is a stand-alone station featuring 4 make-your-own mimosa options with cranberry, orange, grapefruit, peach nectar and pomegranate flavors as well as fresh fruit and juices, while the Bloody Mary Bar offers a selection of mixes and condiments ranging from Applewood Smoked Bacon, House-Pickled Veggies, Jalapeños, Stuffed Olives, and so much more.

A glimpse of some of Cover 3’s Memorial Day brunch offerings. Photo courtesy of Cover 3.


10901 Domain Dr.

Officials at the popular,retro-ranch-themed boutique hotel are excited about their new “poptail” creations for which they’ve scheduled a launch party just days ahead of Memorial Day. The debut of new poptail creations is scheduled on Friday, May 24, with a “Poptails + Puptails” launch party. Officilals also announced the addition of local dog food truck – Bow Wow Bones Food Truck to the event, who will be providing the first 25 four-legged guests with a complimentary Bow Wow Bones ice cream to enjoy during the party.

To celebrate the return of the summer poptails, the property is hosting its May 24 “Summer of Poptails” launch party from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., complete with complimentary mini poptail tastings of the new flavors: Lone Star Sunrise, Cherry Mint Freeze, and Sour Grapes. Furry attendees won’t be left out with the Bow Wow Bones Food Truck now onsite with complimentary “puptails” for the first 25 lucky dogs to attend. Guests are invited to come early to the hotel’s monthly Friday Night Flix held on the property’s outdoor pavilion where the ’80s classic, “Sixteen Candles,” will be shown on a large projector at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Join Lone Star Court and Succulent Native for a Sunday Funday Planting Party on Sunday, June 2 from 3-4 p.m. Succulent Native instructors will teach attendees how to create their perfect succulent arrangement and how to take care of them at home. In addition to creating a custom terrarium, attendees will receive a complimentary poptail from The Water Trough. The event is open to the public and tickets are available for $40 here. Space is limited and tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.


Lone Star Court’s Friday Night Flix movie series is back and better than ever with a lineup of classics for the whole family to enjoy. Locals and hotel guests are invited to indulge in The Water Trough’s extended happy hour specials starting at 4 p.m. and munch on a $5 burger and fries special. Each film begins at 8 p.m. and includes:

May 24 – Sixteen Candles
June 21 – Homeward Bound
July 19 – Grease
August 23 – Annie


Lone Star Court is the perfect oasis for those looking to relax, unwind and enjoy a staycation. To celebrate summertime, the property will offer the “Summer of Poptails” package, which includes:

Retro-inspired guest room accommodations for two
Two signature Poptails from The Water Trough
$10 Credit toward the Mini Bar food & beverage items per night, per room
Complimentary late check out of 2 p.m., Texas-style continental breakfast, self-parking, and Wi-Fi
Book here


1607 San Jacinto Blvd.

Scholz Garten’s Memorial Day Weekend celebration is scheduled on Sunday, May 26, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. To that end, Scholz Garten and Covert Curiosity have teamed up to host a weekend bash featuring performances by Croy and the Boys, Mayeux & Broussard, Union Specific, and Altamesa. In addition to a lively lineup, Scholz will include cocktail, beer, and food specials throughout the day.

Known as the longest running Biergarten in America and oldest restaurant, bar, and music venue in Texas, Scholz has been established as an Austin favorite for UT fans, music lovers, and families to enjoy traditional German food and beers from local breweries and more. Scholz Garten offers an all-day, full-service lunch and dinner menu comprised of modern-day twists on traditional German dishes in addition to salads, sandwiches, and specialties. Imported German beers, local draft beers, and specialty cocktails are offered at Scholz.

Scholz Garten is located at 1607 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701 and is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday 12 – 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.scholzgarten.com or follow Scholz on Facebook and Instagram.

Large patio with 500-person-capacity s ideal for gatherings big or small. Photo by Tony Cantú/Patch staff.


13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150, Driftwood, TX

Vista Brew, which offers craft brews plus American fare in a rustic setting, with a focus on hyper-local ingredients, is offering a special menu on Memorial Day and the day before:

Sunday, May 26:

·Vista is hosting a lamb roast with roasted veggies, saffron rice, and herb garlic chutney. Additionally, Vista is hosting The Austin Flea from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most amazing and talented vendors. Expect live music starting at 5 p.m. from western swing band Wilkinson’s Quartet.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 27:

·Vista will be open on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.! There will be a special menu, offering plates ($20) of beef sausage hoagies with grilled onion and Kolsch mustard, cheeseburgers, salad, baked beans, cornbread, and coleslaw. Vista Brewing will also be selling the charcuterie and snack boxes from the garden. Live music will begin at 3 p.m. from Americana and Folk artist Padre Paul Handelman, who is a Veteran.

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