by Jan Daum
on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 3:10pm.
Dog days of Summer!
It's that time of year again. Store shelves are displaying shiny new school supplies, signaling the beginning of the end of summer. The first day of school is fast approaching! But before you dust off the backpacks and lunchboxes, take some time to get the most out of what's left of summer with a few last minute summer fun destinations to beat the heat. Make the most of the dog days with concerts, water parks, and even a solar eclipse viewing party! And if you are in the market for a new home, I am here to supply you with all your real estate needs!
Late Summer Fun
Even though it's almost time to get back to a school routine, there is still time to enjoy the last taste of summer. And you don't have to go far to do it. Here is just a taste of late summer local fun. Check out some of these local attractions below:
Blue Hole Park is a scenic lagoon bordered by limestone bluffs along the South Fork of the San Gabriel River. It is located five blocks north of the downtown Square along N. Austin Avenue. The park features picnic areas, trails, restrooms, and wading areas. Blue Hole Park is open from dawn until dusk. The entrance to Blue Hole Park is at W. 2nd Street and Rock Street. Free parking is available at the corner of 3rd Street and Rock Street.
Inner Space is a fun family activity that is also educational. They offer tours of the caves, a playground, a mining area, a gift shop, and several displays of fossils that were found in the cave. Monday thru Saturday: 9am-6pm Sunday: 10am-6pm 512-931-2283 4200 S. I-35 Frontage Rd. in Georgetown. https://innerspacecavern.com
Rock'N River is a family-friendly water park that features a lazy river, a water, splash pad, playground, rock climbing over water, slides & tipping buckets. Also available are cabanas, bungalows, concessions, food trucks, showers and a general store. 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX See website for pricing and operating hours. Rock'N River website
Typhoon Texas Waterpark features many water slides, pools ,wave pool, lazy river, splash pad, net bridge trails, challenge course and zip line! You can also rent cabanas and enjoy the concessions and general store. 18500 TX-130 North Service Road Pflugerville, TX 78660 https://www.typhoontexas.com/Austin
Back to School Bash August 5, 9am to Noon. Meet Spider-Man & Wonder Woman; free bounce house; face painting; and so much more! Where? Wolf Ranch Town Center, in the parking lot across from Ross Dress for Less 1015 W University Ave, Georgetown
Always, Patsy Cline (Palace Theatre) August 18 - September 17 A musical tribute to the legendary country singer complete with down-home country humor and true emotion. The show includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams, and Walking After Midnight. 810 South Austin Avenue, Georgetown http://www.georgetownpalace.com/home
Second Saturday Market Days August 12 & September 9, 9am - 4pm Join us as the downtown Square comes alive with booths featuring handmade arts and crafts, unique gifts, entertainment, food, and much more! Combined with the shops and restaurants around the Square, you’ll enjoy a delightful day for the whole family! Market Days are held the second Saturday of each month, March through November, in the heart of Downtown Georgetown. For more information: (512) 868-8675 or visit: www.TheGeorgetownSquare.com
8th Annual Williamson County Alzheimer's Texas Walk September 23, 9am - 11:30am, San Gabriel Park Raise awareness about Alzheimer's and related disorders, support families currently facing the disease, honor those we have lost, and support the mission of Alzheimer's Texas. San Gabriel Park - Area Z Registration at 9 a.m./ Walk at 10 a.m. Register at www.txalz.org/walkor (512) 241-0420 San Gabriel Park, 445 East Morrow Street, Georgetown
Flix Goes Retro August 1 - September 7 Get your Eighties on at Flix Brewhouse this month. Almost every day from August 1 through September 7 memorable movies from the past will be showing on the silver screen once again. Clear your schedule for favorites like "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "Spaceballs", "Footloose", "Dirty Dancing", "Sixteen Candles" and many more. Flix Brewhouse is located at 2200 S Interstate 35 in Round Rock (Hester's Crossing area). For dates and times visit: https://www.flixbrewhouse.com/round-rock
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Prete Plaza September 21, Noon - 2pm Round Rock Public Library, in partnership with the Space Science Institute, invites you to experience the solar eclipse over Round Rock on August 21, 2017. The party will be in Prete Plaza while the moon’s shadow will move across our area, noon – 2 p.m. Join us for as much of the event as you’d like. Prete Plaza is located at 221 E Main Street in downtown Round Rock.
This year's Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 11 - 13. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.
FYI - Texas public schools are required by law to start following the third Monday in August, unless the state grants a waiver.