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Auditorium Shores, Austin

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Auditorium Shores is an urban park located in downtown Austin, Texas, within the larger Town Lake Park. Its name refers to its location between the former Palmer Auditorium and the shores of Lady Bird Lake. The park is known as the site of major music performances at South by Southwest and Fun Fun Fun Fest, as well as a number of other events.
Auditorium shores is located on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake, immediately west of South 1st Street. To its south are the Long Center and Palmer Events Center. The Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail passes through the park from west to east near the shore; one of the trail's major trailheads adjoins Auditorium Shores. The site includes a memorial statue of late Austin resident Stevie Ray Vaughan, who played a number of concerts at Auditorium Shores. The park is known for its large off-leash dog area by the water (though recent redevelopments have moved to reduce the space available for off-leash dogs) and its scenic view of the downtown Austin skyline.
Auditorium Shores has long been a popular site for music performances, and is known today as a central site for several regional and national music festivals, such as Fun Fun Fun Fest and South by Southwest. It was also the site of the Austin Aqua Festival in the 1980s and '90s, and currently hosts some events for the Austin Food & Wine Festival. Arrange to visit Auditorium Shores and other attractions in Austin using our Austin vacation planning tool.
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  • So much grassy areas for dogs to run and enjoy. There were warning signs by the water about algae being unsafe. I would just keep my dog away from the water. Also a pretty area for the owners to have....  more
    So much grassy areas for dogs to run and enjoy. There were warning signs by the water about algae being unsafe. I would just keep my dog away from the water. Also a pretty area for the owners to have....  more »
  • Stopped here to take prom pics so we could get the lake and Austin skyline in the pics!! The view was absolutely beautiful and we had awesome lighting. This was definitely a good spot to take pics.. 
    Stopped here to take prom pics so we could get the lake and Austin skyline in the pics!! The view was absolutely beautiful and we had awesome lighting. This was definitely a good spot to take pics..  more »

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