From trailer food, live music and movie classics on a giant outdoor screen to dance lessons, bubbles, and world class artists, the Long Center is THE place to be All Summer LONG.
The Long Center is your home away from home all summer long! Whether you’re enjoying the best trailer food Austin has to offer, catching a movie or live band on our City Terrace, or making memories with your loved ones at a free family event, get ready to make this summer count. Imagine the possibilities!
From proven favorites like Sound & Cinema, Trailer Food Tuesdays and Bubblepalooza!, to new experiences like our Summer Moves, which kicks off with a Summer Night Swing with the Hot Sardines, this summer there is truly something for everyone at the Long Center.
Imagine the Possibilities!
Our favorite summer family event Bubblepalooza! returns June 6! Our free annual celebration of open play, everyone is invited to spend time on our City Terrace and expansive lawns enjoying live music, chalk art, trailer food—and of course, tons of bubbles! Activities include Live Music on the Summer Stage from the Jellydots, Kupira Marimba and more; In My Own Backyard, theatre for the very young (0-4 years) presented by Trike Theatre Company and Pollyanna Theatre Company; Jeff Boyer’s Bubble Trouble inside Dell Hall; a Food Truck court, Arts & Crafts tent, local vendors, Coloring Corner, fun activities and crafts, The Thinkery, VIP Lounge for Season Ticket Holders, plus ticket giveaways & specials throughout the day!
Trailer Food Tuesdays
Trailer Food Tuesdays is back! The Long Center and Trailer Food Tuesdays have formed an exciting new partnership in response to the tremendous support and demand from the people of Austin. The result? More food, more music and more FUN! A retooled, amped up series of events featuring all of the amazing trailer food you’ve come to expect in a brand new festival-style atmosphere.
Get ready to swing, stretch and sweat your way through the summer with dancing, yoga, fitness boot camps and more! Summer Moves kicks off on Tuesday, July 7 with our big opening concert Summer Night Swing with the Hot Sardines! We’ve also partnered again Ballet Austin’s Butler Center for Dance & Fitness for Rhythm on Stage, the only instructional dance series that invites you to take center stage in Dell Hall. And you won’t want to miss our Big MEGA Workouts or our authentic Fais-Do-Do dance party featuring Gumbo Ce Soir & the Oeuval Cajun Band.
Sound & Cinema
Do512 and Alamo Drafthouse are proud to present Austin Sound & Cinema 2015, six summer nights of great live bands paired with classic Hollywood movies. This 6-show series will take place on alternating Wednesdays all summer long on the beautiful lawn of the Long Center, with the perfect view of the downtown Austin skyline behind the stage and giant inflatable Alamo Drafthouse screen. Free and open to the public.