The Best of 2015


As 2015 comes to an end, I looked back through my blog entries and picked out my favorite activities over the past twelve months. Austin is certainly not boring! There’s a festival, race, or big-name concert nearly every weekend, and lots of local live music every single night. So, here’s my Top Five picks for 2015…


5. Brick Fiesta – I loved this LEGO festival. Everything was Awesome!

Blog Entry: Brick Fiesta


4. EAST and WEST – The East and West Austin Studio Tours were so much fun. This year I went out exploring on one May weekend of WEST and on both November weekends of EAST. I enjoyed chatting with the artists, seeing their studios/homes, and admiring their art.

Blog Entries:
WEST: 2015
EAST Weekend 1: 2015
EAST Weekend 2: 2015


3. Austin Museum Day – Austin is so fortunate to have so many high-quality museums, and they’re all free on one Sunday in September. I especially enjoyed my first-time visits to Chateau Bellevue and Oakwood Cemetery this year.

Blog Entries:
Austin Museum Day: 2015
Oakwood Cemetery


2. Austin City Limits Music Festival – Interestingly, I didn’t put ACL Fest on last year’s list, probably because that weekend was so doggone hot. But this year’s October weather was perfect, and Bill and I saw lots of great bands. The Decemberists’ after-show at the ACL/Moody Theater was definitely the highlight of the weekend.

Blog Entries:
ACL Fest – Day 1: 2015
ACL Fest – Day 2: 2015
ACL Fest – Day 3: 2015
ACL Fest 2015: KUTX Live


1. South by Southwest – Yep, I’m hooked. For two years in a row, SxSW has been my favorite Austin activity. Interactive, Film, Music. Love it all.

Blog Entries:
Getting Ready for SxSW: 2015
SxSW: March 13 2015
SxSW: March 14 2015
SxSW: March 15 2015
SxSW: March 16 2015
SxSW: March 17 2015
SxSW: March 18 2015
SxSW: March 19 2015
SxSW: March 20 2015
SxSW: March 21 2015
SxSW: The Weird and the Cool

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