The Best Fun Things to Do in Austin, TX This Summer

There’s no shortage of fun things to do in Austin this summer, but none bring the action quite like Pinballz. Our jam-packed summer calendar is stuffed with one-of-a-kind events and opportunities, so you’ll always have somewhere to bring your friends, family, and co-workers.

Whether you enjoy arcade games, weekly events, or exciting one-time celebrations, Pinballz is your ticket to summer fun. Below, we preview some of the most action-packed events you can take advantage of in the coming months.

Inaugural Laser Tag Championship

DATE: July 11th

TIME: 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Pinballz Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd Austin Texas


We can only accept eight teams in total, so be quick to secure your spot!

On July 11th, all the best laser tag players in Austin will get together for an intensely fun evening of laser tag!

This event is set to become an annual tradition, meaning that the best of the best will establish their legacy as some of the first Pinballz laser tag champions.

This will be a King of the Hill tournament, so we will mark zones in our massive laser tag arena and your team will have to secure and defend each of these areas!

All 21+ participants are invited to our laser-tag-themed cocktails at the Whiskey Bar inside Pinballz. Our cocktails are designed to not only be delicious, but also to give you the energy and pizzazz required for a night of raucous lazer tag.


  • $20 entry fee
  • Four players per team
  • Register online before coming
  • All participants must be 12 years or older



Summer Mixology Class

DATE: July 13th, 2023

TIME: 7 pm

LOCATION: Pinballz Lake Creek , 13729 Research Blvd Austin Texas

The highly anticipated summer mixology class is coming up soon!

Learn the fundamentals of cocktail-mixing by mastering the three key elements of any excellent cocktail: ethanol, sugar, and acid).

This two-hour, 21+ event costs just $45 and you will be making these delicious summer drinks:

  • The Bourbon Bee
  • Spicy Watermelon Margarita
  • Lavender Lemonade

At this event, you will learn from expert bartenders and use professional bartending tools. Plus, you will have the chance to enjoy some delicious summery flavors.



Barbie Party

DATE: July 20, 2023

TIME: 6:00 pm

LOCATION: Pinballz Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd, Austin, TX

Enter our Barbie party costume competition for a chance to win many on-theme prizes. Check out our photo booth and our Whiskey Bar (with themed cocktails and edible glitter, of course!)

We will be offering kids costume contests and adult costume contests where you can compete for funniest costume, best couple’s costumes, most authentic, and most creative.



Tilted Comedy – Live Comedy Shows

DATE: July 21, 2023

TIME: 9:00 pm

LOCATION: Pinballz Lake Creek , 13729 Research Blvd Austin Texas USA

When you need a laugh, head to Pinballz Lake Creek for some live comedy this summer. For each Tilted Comedy show, eight comics take the stage, a combination of local and well-known comedians. Tickets are $10 a person plus a minimum purchase of two menu items, which can be any combination of food or beverages.

Bring a valid ID to show you’re over 21, and prepare to laugh out loud! Doors open at 8:30 pm, and the show starts at 9:00 pm.

Galactic Pinball Tournament

DATE: August 7, 2023

TIME: 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Pinballz Lake Creek , 13729 Research Blvd Austin Texas

An exciting cash prize awaits the winner of this intense, knock-out-style pinball tournament!

Our space-themed pinball machines take this spaced out game into the stratosphere. It costs just $10 plus coin drops and all levels of Pinball skills are welcome.



Third Friday Street Fighter Tournaments


July 21st

August 18th

TIME: 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Original Pinballz Arcade, 8940 Research Blvd, Austin, Texas, USA

Summon your inner warrior for the Street Fighter Tournament at the Pinballz Original location every third Friday of the month. For a $20 entry fee, you can jump, kick, and punch your way to one of three prizes. Players will advance using a double-elimination tournament-style bracket.

Feel the surge of adrenaline as the crowd roars, propelling you toward victory. Tournament winners will receive:

  • First Place: $100 cash payout plus a $100 game card
  • Second Place: $50 cash payout and $50 game card
  • Third Place: $20 cash payout and $20 game card

The tournament begins each third Friday at 7:00 pm, but we recommend you check in by 6:45 pm. The minimum number of participants is eight, so gear up, grab your teammates, and conquer the battlefield in an exhilarating quest to become a legend of Street Fighter!

Sunday Cornhole Tournaments – Kingdom Location


July 16th

July 23rd

July 30th

August 6th

August 13th

August 20th

August 27th


12 noon


Pinballz Kingdom

15201 S I-35 Frontage Rd, Buda, TX

There’s nothing like playing cornhole with friends while sipping a cold beverage on a hot summer day. If you want to up your game, bring your friends to one of Pinballz Cornhole Tournaments on Sundays at noon. This ongoing, league-style tournament is open to all skill levels and is the perfect weekly hangout for those who enjoy a little friendly competition.

Players can select from various game modes, including the classic four-round game or other popular variations like round-robin and switcholio. For league plays, we recommend you sign up via Scoreholio as soon as possible.

Blues Music Wednesdays


July 12th

July 19th

July 26th

August 2nd

August 9th

August 16th

August 23rd

August 30th


7 pm


Pinballz Kingdom

15201 S I-35 Frontage Rd, Buda, TX

Are you a music fan? If so, blues legend W.C. Clark plays every Wednesday at Pinballz Kingdom. W.C. Clark has been a pivotal part of the Austin music scene since the 1960s, so stop by and enjoy live music from the Godfather of Austin Blues! Performances run from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Bier Garden. If you’re looking for fun things to do in Austin with kids, don’t worry! All ages are welcome to attend these free, weekly performances.


Summer Concert Series

We’ve put together four nights of some of the best live music that Austin has to offer! For just $5 per night, come enjoy the tunes of local bands and sip on drinks from the Whiskey Bar.

NIGHT ONE: Garrett Douglas and the Ramifications + Soma Jerome

DATE: July 28, 2023

TIME: 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Pinballz Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd, Austin, TX


NIGHT TWO: Kenny Normal + Window Shop

DATE: August 11, 2023

TIME: 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Pinballz Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd, Austin, TX




DATE: August 25, 2023

TIME: 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Pinballz Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd, Austin, TX



Monday Karaoke Nights


July 17th

July 24th

July 31st

August 7th

August 14th

August 21st

August 28th


6 pm


Pinballz Kingdom

15201 S I-35 Frontage Rd, Buda, TX

Monday night is Karaoke Night at Pinballz Kingdom. Grab your friends, choose your song, and prepare to take center stage. Monday Karaoke Night begins at 6:00 pm. The best part? There’s no cover charge, and all ages are welcome!

Pinballz is Your Ticket for Fun Things To Do in Austin This Summer

Prepare yourself for a summer of non-stop excitement and entertainment! The summer calendar at Pinballz is packed with fun things to do in Austin that will suit everyone’s taste.

Whether you’re a fan of modern or classic arcade games, laser tag, go-karts, or simply seeking a memorable outing for the whole family, Pinballz has you covered. With three convenient locations in the Austin area, the possibilities for summer fun are endless, and Pinballz promises an unforgettable experience that will last long after the season fades.

Once those summer nights are over, you can still count on Pinballz. Reach out today to learn more about how we deliver year-round entertainment.