Summer Fun 2015

Summer Fun 2015

Will Summer 2015 be the threshold that finally delivers us out of the long, hot Texas drought? Or will the weather gods pull a psych-out at the last minute and plunge us back into triple-digit torment? This year's rain sure seems to indicate a cool break. But you know Texas: There's no sense trying to pin it down.

Full Summer Fun Calendar

Planning your summer early? Check out our roundup of the season's big events.


Gear Up for Summer

If you can't stand the heat, get into this issue

Kate X Messer, Thu., May 14, 2015

The Great Outdoors 2.0

Becoming one with nature ... and 200 Instagram followers

Andrea Kinnison, Thu., May 14, 2015

Put a Cape on It

Donning Layers of Costumery May Reveal Layers of Secret Identities

Jessi Cape, Thu., May 14, 2015

Water Balloon Tech: Burst or Bust?

New products hit the market but not the mark

Kate X Messer, Thu., May 14, 2015

... Until Your Pool Runs Dry

Austin's swimming pools are leaking – and that may be the least of PARD's problems

Michael King, Thu., May 14, 2015

Introducing the New Official Beer of Austin

ATX has a brewed awakening

Eric Puga, Thu., May 14, 2015

Hecho en Mexico

¡Pachanga! Fest crosses borders

Thu., May 14, 2015

Mavericks, Schemers, and Beautiful Dreamers

This year's Paramount Summer Classic Film Series has a lot of character(s)

Josh Kupecki, Thu., May 14, 2015

Mobile Games to Keep You Cool

When the heat is on, cool off with local apps

James Renovitch, Thu., May 14, 2015

Under the Stars

Stars & Stripes and Blue Starlite

Jessi Cape, Thu., May 14, 2015


No Pressure; No Diamonds

Learning the facets of the AAA hotel inspector's trade

Kate X Messer, Fri., July 17, 2015

10 Uses for an Inflatable Pool

The kiddie pool makes a comeback

Alexa Harrington, Thu., July 16, 2015

You Think This Is Hot?

Summer Fun is back for seconds after a pause for floods and gay marriage

Kate X Messer, Wed., July 15, 2015

Coaster Enthusiasts

Thrill seekers embark on Memorial Day pilgrimmage

Nina Hernandez, Fri., May 22, 2015

Roadtripping, AAA-style

Nostalgia for TripTiks and roadtrips amps up during summer

Kate X Messer, Wed., May 20, 2015

Movin' on Up

Charm School Vintage and Coco Coquette move into larger spaces

Sarah Marloff, Tue., May 19, 2015

Relishing the Recreational Vehicle

Where a home on the range becomes a home with range

Xander Peters, Mon., May 18, 2015

Gay Edition

Follow the Summer Fun rainbow to the summer's best LGBTQ bets

Blake McCoy, Fri., May 15, 2015

Road Show Picks

Bruise through this year's stadium tour

Nina Hernandez, Fri., May 15, 2015

Quesoff Wants Your Queso

Cheesy contest enters fifth year

Brandon Watson, Tue., May 12, 2015

Paramount Announces Summer Film Lineup

An embarrassment of cinematic riches await

Josh Kupecki, Tue., May 12, 2015

Summer's Coming

Let our past years' special issues get you in the mood for Summer Fun

Kate X Messer, Tue., May 12, 2015


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Fun 2013

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Fun 2012

The Elements of Summer Fun
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