15 Things To Do in 2015

By Laura Bennett

Another year has come and gone and looking back, it’s definitely safe to say that 2014 was a great year. We hosted the first ever iHeartRadio Country Festival right here at the Erwin Center, the X-Games came to Austin, the Longhorns found a new football coach and Franklin’s Barbecue expanded their brick and mortar location! And those are just a few highlights!

2014 was definitely one to remember, but we bet we can make 2015 even better! Check out are our suggestions to help make 2015 your best year yet!

Go to an amazing concert.
With Enrqiue Iglesias and Pitbull, SHINE ON- The Pink Floyd Experience Featuring the Laser Spectacular, Fleetwood Mac, The Who with special guest Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Neil Diamond and Iggy Azalea with special guests Nick Jonas and Tinashe, the Erwin Center has a pretty exciting spring lineup to choose from.

Photo by yves Tennevin

Celebrate Carnaval.
Carnaval Brasileiro in Austin is one of the biggest Carnaval celebrations outside of Brazil. Who wouldn’t want to dance and sing all night long!

Fly a kite at the Zilker Kite Festival.
Bonus points if you make your own kite!
Kite Fest_Lars Plougmann

Take a cooking class.
Because everyone knows the fastest way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach.
Cafe de Paris, Cooking Class

Photo by Jeff Kubina

Give back to your community.
If you can’t donate dollars, donate your time. Sometimes the smallest actions make the biggest difference.

Photo by AFGE

Check out X-Games 2015.
The first Austin X-Games was a huge success, so we expect year two to be even bigger and better.

Photo by Steve

Find a new hobby or pick up an old one that you haven’t done in a while.
Whether it’s knitting, reading, binge-watching television shows on Netflix or extreme sports, it’s always nice to make time to do the things you really enjoy.

Celebrate President Powers‘ last commencement ceremony as the President of The University of Texas at Austin.
The University of Texas at Austin President of nine years will address graduates for the last time at the 2015 Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 23.

Go on a trip.
Whether it’s across the pond or across Lady Bird Lake, get away for a while.

Photo by Kevin Gong

Jump into Jacob’s Well.
The perfect way to beat the heat and get an adrenaline rush!

Run a race.
There are hundreds of 5Ks, 10Ks and half and full marathons in Austin to choose from. You can even dress up like a gorilla and run three miles if you so desire.

Photo by NYNG

Find your inner Zen at Wanderlust Festival.
We can assure you you will not find a more relaxing way to spend a weekend.

Go on a UT Tower Tour.
See the University in an entirely new light.
Ut Tower

Photo by advencap

Go to a music festival…in another country!
Lollapalooza in Berlin, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Glastonbury in London and Envision Festival in Costa Rica are just a few options.

Go ice skating.
Channel your inner 10-year-old and laugh until you cry when you slip and bust your butt.
ice skating

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  1. steven · January 6, 2015

    it’s rather cruel to list fleetwood mac as one of the “15 things to do in 2015,” when there are NO TICKETS available!

  2. Anonymous · January 6, 2015

    Can I still get a refund on my two Cher tickets since she has cancelled all shows?

    • Editor · January 7, 2015

      If you purchased tickets using a credit card either online or by phone through Texas Box Office, you should have been automatically refunded. If the refund does not appear on your credit card statement or if you would like more information, please call 512-477-6060.

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