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July 27, 2021

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Fun and Games in Downtown Austin

July 19, 2021

There is nothing quite like a little fun and games to break up our regular routines. Some of us have agile fingers and quick reflexes with a controller, perfect for virtual play. Others prefer to exercise their gray matter and challenge...

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Where to Find Unique Gifts in Austin’s Downtown

July 15, 2021

When it comes to gift giving, anniversaries, holidays, birthdays, housewarmings and other celebrations that come up on the regular may leave you feeling tapped out. The search for the perfect gift can often feel like an overwhelming task. Whether gift-giving...

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How to Find an Austin FC Watch Party Downtown

July 12, 2021

Austin has its first professional sports team, and Matthew McCounaughey isn’t the only person who’s excited about it. If you can’t score a ticket to an upcoming game at Q2 Stadium, or it’s an away game, don’t worry. There are...

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Best Spots for Brunch in Austin’s Downtown

July 7, 2021

You could argue that brunch is a lifestyle. Perhaps it’s a fun outing with friends, a chance to snag a reservation at one of the newest places in downtown Austin or simply an answer for what to do if you...

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Meet the Team: Walter Gonzales

June 28, 2021

The Downtown Austin Alliance recently welcomed a new staff member to our team: Walter Gonzales. A native Austinite, Walter will lead our government relations efforts at the organization. Learn more about our new employee, Walter’s background and favorite spots downtown....

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What to Do on a Rainy Day in Austin

June 24, 2021

You know the drill: you have fun day planned in downtown Austin. Out of nowhere, a Texas thunderstorm rolls in and you are back in planning mode again. Don’t let the clouds spoil your adventure. When you need a plan...

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Austin 4th of July Fireworks & Downtown Events

June 21, 2021

The summer of 2021 is off to a promising start, as the Austin Symphony announced that the H-E-B July 4th Concert and Fireworks are returning this year! Here are some ideas of how to catch the Austin 4th of July...

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Ways to Cool Off in Downtown Austin

June 18, 2021

On those hot days in Austin when you can fry an egg on the sidewalk, you may find it’s difficult to get motivated to leave your house. But staying indoors all summer is not the answer, either. With one of...

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Meet the Team: Raasin McIntosh

June 15, 2021

The Downtown Austin Alliance is thrilled to bring fresh ideas and new faces on staff. This particular new hire was one of the founding board members of the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation. Find out a bit more about our new...

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2021 Austin Pride Month Events in Downtown

June 10, 2021

June is Pride Month, and there is no shortage of ways to celebrate in downtown Austin! Check out our insider guide for Austin Pride in 2021 for the destinations, events, and businesses supporting the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. Gather...

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How to Celebrate Father’s Day in Austin’s Downtown

June 8, 2021

Ask most dads, and they will tell you that while they enjoy the gifts on Father’s Day, they treasure the time spent with families, making memories. On this Father’s Day weekend, we invite you to spend time rediscovering downtown, whether...

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Best Pool Day Passes in Austin’s Downtown

June 6, 2021

Given the relentless Texas sun, it’s no wonder that Austinites prefer to spend a hot day emerged in water. Lucky for us, there are plenty of places downtown to cool off. Here are our picks of the best pool passes...

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Downtown Austin’s “Front of House” Ready for Residents and Visitors

May 28, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on many downtown businesses, particularly in the hospitality and tourism industries. With vaccination rates climbing and Austin-Travis County moving to Stage 2 of the Austin Public Health Risk-Based Guidelines, the economic recovery is...

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Best Downtown Happy Hours in Austin

May 28, 2021

It’s no secret that the best days end with a happy hour. Downtown Austin has many options to grab a drink with friends or colleagues after work or before a show or performance. Here are our picks for the best...

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Public Order Ordinances Implementation Forum Recap

May 27, 2021

The Downtown Austin Alliance hosted a virtual panel discussion on May 24, 2021 on how the public order ordinances, which went into effect after the May 1 special election, will be implemented and upheld. Our panelists included City Manager Spencer...

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Come Downtown for Memorial Day Weekend In Austin

May 24, 2021

Thank you to our veterans and active members of the military. We are extremely grateful for your service to our country. After searching high and low, we have found some amazing ways to celebrate Memorial Day weekend in downtown Austin....

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Emergency Repair Contractors

February 18, 2021

Resources for Business: Winter Storm Emergency Contractors We are working with our partners to provide emergency contractor resources to the business and residential community, and are updating this page on a regular basis. If you have a resource you would...

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Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation presents second installment of Writing on the Walls

December 7, 2020

Published December 7, 2020 Urban art series to result in four new murals on Bouldin Creek The Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation is partnering with Manifold Real Estate, Oak Pointe Real Estate and Michael Hsu Architecture to install four murals on...

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Voters Approved Two Major Transportation Propositions

November 16, 2020

Published November 10, 2020 Last week, voters approved two ballot measures that will shape the future of public transit and transportation in Austin. By voting in favor of Proposition A, voters approved a property tax increase that will help partially...

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Downtown Austin Alliance makes fourth $200,000 grant payment to Community First! Village

November 16, 2020

Official Press Release Published November 16, 2020   Donation is part of 10-year, $2 million pledge made in 2017 The Downtown Austin Alliance announced its fourth $200,000 donation to Mobile Loaves & Fishes for Community First! Village, the master-planned development...

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Do you have a plan to vote?

October 23, 2020

Election Day is here! See these Travis County voter resources, tips, local deals, and more. Find a convenient location and check wait times before you head to the polls Here’s where you can vote downtown: Austin Recreation Center 1301 Shoal...

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Have a Howling Halloween with These Themed Activities

October 23, 2020

Published October 22, 2020 Know Before You Go Scary good tips for a zero-waste Halloween at home (City of Austin) COVID-19 Safety During Halloween and Día de los Muertos (City of Austin) Planning to trick or treat this year? Local...

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Perceptions of Downtown During the Pandemic

October 8, 2020

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Downtown Austin Alliance Receives International Recognition for Excellence in Urban Place Management

October 6, 2020

Official Press Release Published October 6, 2020 The Downtown Austin Alliance (Downtown Alliance) and the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation (Foundation) were recognized by the International Downtown Association (IDA) with Downtown Achievement Awards of Excellence for its work and initiatives related...

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