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5 Traditions That Keep Austin Weird

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The “Keep Austin Weird” slogan is still alive and well. Our city still hasn’t lost its edge as a unique place to live with quirky places to visit and traditions to be a part of. While 2020 hasn’t been a normal year, we’re still thinking about all of the things that keep Austin weird.

1. Maudie’s Tex-Mex Moonlight Margarita Run

The 5k raises money for The Trail Foundation to help protect and enhance the trails around Lady Bird Lake and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail each year. While the drinking may not take place during the race, everyone comes together for great food and drinks after the race is complete.

2. The O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships

Each year, the life of author O. Henry is celebrated by hosting two competitions — the Punniest of Show and Punslingers. The championships bring a lot of fun and even have food trucks, live music, and book sales.

3. Celebrating Eeyore’s Birthday

Pease Park is where Austinites flock every year in honor of the birthday of the melancholy donkey from Winnie the Pooh. With drum circles, children’s games, and pop-up booths, there’s something for everyone. It’s also a great fundraiser operated by the Friends of the Forest Foundation.

4. Building Fairy Homes at Zilker Botanical Garden

The Zilker Botanical Garden invites families to build faerie homes out of native materials and plants to place along the Woodland Faerie Trail. It’s creative and gets families involved in keeping the trails beautiful by telling them that trash is a fairy’s kryptonite, so they can avoid littering.

5. Celebrating Christmas All Year Round at Lala’s Little Nugget

Do you love the Christmas season and enjoy all of the decorations and holiday cheer? Well, you will find that all year long at Lala’s. From holiday-themed cocktails to Christmas trees and holiday lights strung around the bar, you’ll feel like Santa will be paying a visit at any second. A little slice of the North Pole is waiting for you right here in Austin.

There are a variety of quirky and weird things to love about Austin. If you have more traditions that you love that Keep Austin Weird, be sure to share them with us, and contact Prism Realty for helpful information on the city as well as how to buy or sell your home.