By far the cutest pre-party in town, this year's tailgate kicks off at Austin Humane Society and will be jam-packed with delicious food, drinks, kids' activities, and vendors, plus dozens of puppies available for adoption. Starting at 2pm, the party continues down the road with the Puppy Bowl at Yard Bar.
Sat., Feb. 1, 11am-5pm. Free (VIP & Puppy Bowl entry, $35 donation).
Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson; Yard Bar, 6700 Burnet Rd.