Summer Fun 2017

Perfect Playlist: Soundtracking Your Summer Fun

We’ve got zero scientific proof to back up our findings, but the Chronicle’s crack team of beer drinkers, party barge divers, and Baywatch watchers all conclude the same: Summer is the best season for making memories, and those memories are even sweeter with a soundtrack.

Our Summer Fun issue is chockablock with ideas for how to do the season right – the can't miss concerts, comedy shows, movies, and more – and we’ve assembled playlists to get you in the mood for everything summer has to offer. Let’s make some memories.

Summer Fun: Alternatives to Sno-Cones
Alternatives to Sno-Cones
Chill treats

May 22, 2017

Summer Fun: Local Skincare Products
Local Skincare Products
Don't sweat it

May 21, 2017

Summer Fun: Cold, Dark Holes to Crawl Into
Cold, Dark Holes to Crawl Into
Escape the Texas sun in these underground getaways

May 20, 2017

Summer Fun: Bark & Zoom Opens at ABIA
Bark & Zoom Opens at ABIA
Your pup will want to stay in this doghouse

May 19, 2017

Page Three: Summer Songs
Page Three: Summer Songs
Soundtracking the summer

May 18, 2017

The International Waters of Austin’s Concert Scene
International Waters of the ATX Concert Scene
Party barges bring summer shows to cooler locales

May 18, 2017

My Year With <i>Baywatch</i>
My Year With Baywatch
To protect and surf

May 18, 2017

Getting to Oz Through Austin Arts
Getting to Oz Through Austin Arts
Area arts events make a Yellow Brick Road to The Wizard of Oz in Zilker Park

May 18, 2017

A Guide to Finding Beer Outside of Austin’s City Limits
Finding Beer Outside of City Limits
Drinking outside of the box

May 18, 2017

SwimATX Tackles Lifeguard Shortage
SwimATX Tackles Lifeguard Shortage
Learn-to-swim program educates Eastside kids on water safety

May 18, 2017

Austin's Utilities Brace for Busy Billing Season
Austin's Utilities Brace for Busy Billing Season
"If the water goes through the meter, you bought it. If electricity goes through the meter, you bought it."

May 18, 2017

The Paramount Summer Classic Film Series, Song to Song
Paramount Summer Classic Film Series
As heard in the movies

May 18, 2017

Gay Place
Gay Place
This is the summer to have fun, get wet, take a road trip, and stay fired up

May 18, 2017

Public Notice: Fun Is Where You Find It
Public Notice: Fun Is Where You Find It
Some things to look forward to(?) this summer

May 18, 2017

Music: Summer Snapshot
Music: Summer Snapshot
Concert calendar

May 18, 2017

Arts: Summer Snapshot
Arts: Summer Snapshot
Theatre, dance, comedy, and lit events on the horizon

May 18, 2017

Food: Summer Snapshot
Food: Summer Snapshot
Highlights from the summer foodie calendar

May 18, 2017

Community: Summer Snapshot
Community: Summer Snapshot
Parades, rides, races, and more

May 18, 2017

Screens: Summer Snapshot
Screens: Summer Snapshot
TV, film, and gaming events

May 18, 2017

PLAYLISTS

Previous Summer Fun coverage:
2015, 2014, 2013

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