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Austin Events on Lady Bird Lake

Looking for things to do in Austin with your furry friend? Want to take advantage of your student I.D. card with BOGO free specials? Then head down to Zilker Park to see what’s happening at Rowing Dock!

Check out our up-and-coming Austin events that are happening on Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake Austin to all the longtime locals). On the calendar you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy being out on the water in the heart of downtown. Join Rowing Dock for:

 

  • College Day
  • Yappy Hour
  • Full Moon Paddles
  • Bat Paddles
  • Fundraisers
  • Special Seasonal Events

 

Reservations are highly recommended for our seasonal Austin events and the bat paddles. Our extremely popular sunset venture on Lady Bird Lake to see the bats from underneath Congress Avenue Bridge is only offered during the summer months when the Mexican free tailed bats are in town.

Upcoming Austin Events at Rowing Dock

April

  • 04.30.17

    PALS Paddle and Play Day

    Join us with or without your canine companion for a morning on the dock and the water to help raise money for Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors (PALS), a program of Meals on Wheels Central Texas!

    Grab a ticket for land activities such as the dog agility course, doggie beer and ice cream tastings, and fun for people too. Cap off the morning with an hour on the water - kayaking, canoeing, or stand up paddle boarding.  

    All proceeds raised from this event support the PALS program. PALS provides pet food and veterinary care for the pets of our homebound elderly clients. Help us keep our clients living at home, happy and healthy with their beloved pets.

    The event is 9am to 1pm for land activities. Water activities begin at 11am. Your Paddle Pass ticket for kayaking, canoe, or stand up paddling can be used anytime through the day after 11am.

     Go HERE to donate or to purchase your tickets!

May

  • 05.01.17 - 05.31.17

    Yappy Hour- Every Tuesday!

     

     

    Join us for Yappy Hour All Day Every Tuesday at Rowing Dock. Bring your furry friend and get your second hour rental for FREE!

  • 05.01.17 - 05.31.17

    College Day @ The Dock

     

    Attention College Students: Bring a friend for a paddle on a Wednesday and get a buy one get one free special for the first hour on single kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Both students must have valid student ID.

  • 05.07.17

    Paddle for #HOPE - 10am til 2pm

    Bring family and friends to enjoy Lady Bird Lake on kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards. Little ones will also enjoy our fun safety activities, face painting, and appearances by Clicky, in the Kidz Zone. A portion of the proceeds from all watercraft rentals during the event will benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's work to prevent child abuse, exploitation, and abduction in Texas. 

    You can help raise awareness and funds to prevent child victimization in 3 ways

    1. Join us for a paddle Sunday morning

    2. Click HERE to Pre-Pay for your rental equipment or to create a fundraising team

    3. Click HERE to Donate!

  • 05.10.17

    Full Moon Paddle

     

    Experience Lady Bird Lake like never before! Join Rowing Dock for a fun-filled night of moon gazing as we open our doors at night. From 8pm-10pm, enjoy paddling the best boats on Lady Bird Lake under the night sky. Head upstream towards Redbud Island, or point your boat east towards downtown to view the burgeoning Austin skyline.

    Regular rental rates and rules apply. No reservations accepted. Kayaks and canoes only, sorry no SUPs. Last rental is at 9pm, due back by 10pm.

June

  • 06.01.17 - 06.30.17

    Yappy Hour- Every Tuesday!

     

     

    Join us for Yappy Hour All Day Every Tuesday at Rowing Dock. Bring your furry friend and get your second hour rental for FREE!

  • 06.01.17 - 06.30.17

    College Day @ The Dock

     

    Attention College Students: Bring a friend for a paddle on a Wednesday and get a buy one get one free special for the first hour on single kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Both students must have valid student ID.

  • 06.09.17

    Full Moon Paddle

     

    Experience Lady Bird Lake like never before! Join Rowing Dock for a fun-filled night of moon gazing as we open our doors at night. From 8pm-10pm, enjoy paddling the best boats on Lady Bird Lake under the night sky. Head upstream towards Redbud Island, or point your boat east towards downtown to view the burgeoning Austin skyline.

    Regular rental rates and rules apply. No reservations accepted. Kayaks and canoes only, sorry no SUPs. Last rental is at 9pm, due back by 10pm.

July

  • 07.01.17 - 07.31.17

    College Day @ The Dock

     

    Attention College Students: Bring a friend for a paddle on a Wednesday and get a buy one get one free special for the first hour on single kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Both students must have valid student ID.

  • 07.01.17 - 07.31.17

    Yappy Hour- Every Tuesday!

     

     

    Join us for Yappy Hour All Day Every Tuesday at Rowing Dock. Bring your furry friend and get your second hour rental for FREE!

  • 07.04.17

    July 4th Fireworks Paddle

    Celebrate Independence Day from the water! Be dazzled by the fireworks display over Lady Bird Lake from the best seat in the house – your boat! Late night rentals of kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards are by reservation with prepayment only.

    Rowing Dock will close for regular rentals at 7:00pm and will re-open at 7:45pm for this event. Music at Auditorium Shores starts at 8:30pm and fireworks begin at 9:30pm. We have a limited number of boats, so make your reservations today.  

     

    ***TICKET SALES TBA

     

     

     

  • 07.08.17

    Full Moon Paddle

     

    Experience Lady Bird Lake like never before! Join Rowing Dock for a fun-filled night of moon gazing as we open our doors at night. From 8pm-10pm, enjoy paddling the best boats on Lady Bird Lake under the night sky. Head upstream towards Redbud Island, or point your boat east towards downtown to view the burgeoning Austin skyline.

    Regular rental rates and rules apply. No reservations accepted. Kayaks and canoes only, sorry no SUPs. Last rental is at 9pm, due back by 10pm.

  • 07.29.17

    Bat Paddle - Saturday

    Sign up today for our first Bat Paddle of the season! Perfect for friends and family, Rowing Dock Bat Paddles are by far the best way to experience the bats.

    Kayak at sunset to Congress Bridge, take in the glittering skyline, and watch the bats from the best seat in the house!

    This popular event fills up fast, so be sure to reserve your kayaks early and get ready for an iconic Austin experience you’ll never forget.

    Plan to arrive at Rowing Dock at 6:30PM. We will return to the dock at 10:00PM. 

    Purchase tickets here

August

  • 08.01.17 - 08.31.17

    Yappy Hour- Every Tuesday!

     

     

    Join us for Yappy Hour All Day Every Tuesday at Rowing Dock. Bring your furry friend and get your second hour rental for FREE!

  • 08.01.17 - 08.31.17

    College Day @ The Dock

     

    Attention College Students: Bring a friend for a paddle on a Wednesday and get a buy one get one free special for the first hour on single kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Both students must have valid student ID.

  • 08.04.17

    Bat Paddle - Friday

    Sign up today for our popular Bat Paddle! Perfect for friends and family, Rowing Dock Bat Paddles are by far the best way to experience the bats.

    Kayak at sunset to Congress Bridge, take in the glittering skyline, and watch the bats from the best seat in the house!

    This popular event fills up fast, so be sure to reserve your kayaks early and get ready for an iconic Austin experience you’ll never forget.

    Plan to arrive at Rowing Dock at 6:30PM. We will return to the dock at 10:00PM. 

    Purchase tickets here.

  • 08.05.17

    Bat Paddle - Saturday

    Sign up today for our popular Bat Paddle! Perfect for friends and family, Rowing Dock Bat Paddles are by far the best way to experience the bats.

    Kayak at sunset to Congress Bridge, take in the glittering skyline, and watch the bats from the best seat in the house!

    This popular event fills up fast, so be sure to reserve your kayaks early and get ready for an iconic Austin experience you’ll never forget.

    Plan to arrive at Rowing Dock at 6:30PM. We will return to the dock at 10:00PM. 

    Purchase tickets here.

  • 08.07.17

    Full Moon Paddle

     

    Experience Lady Bird Lake like never before! Join Rowing Dock for a fun-filled night of moon gazing as we open our doors at night. From 8pm-10pm, enjoy paddling the best boats on Lady Bird Lake under the night sky. Head upstream towards Redbud Island, or point your boat east towards downtown to view the burgeoning Austin skyline.

    Regular rental rates and rules apply. No reservations accepted. Kayaks and canoes only, sorry no SUPs. Last rental is at 9pm, due back by 10pm.

  • 08.12.17

    Bat Paddle - Saturday

    Sign up today for our popular Bat Paddle! Perfect for friends and family, Rowing Dock Bat Paddles are by far the best way to experience the bats.

    Kayak at sunset to Congress Bridge, take in the glittering skyline, and watch the bats from the best seat in the house!

    This popular event fills up fast, so be sure to reserve your kayaks early and get ready for an iconic Austin experience you’ll never forget.

    Plan to arrive at Rowing Dock at 6:30PM. We will return to the dock at 10:00PM. 

    Purchase tickets here.

  • 08.19.17

    Bat Paddle - Saturday

    Sign up today for our popular Bat Paddle! Perfect for friends and family, Rowing Dock Bat Paddles are by far the best way to experience the bats.

    Kayak at sunset to Congress Bridge, take in the glittering skyline, and watch the bats from the best seat in the house!

    This popular event fills up fast, so be sure to reserve your kayaks early and get ready for an iconic Austin experience you’ll never forget.

    Plan to arrive at Rowing Dock at 6:30PM. We will return to the dock at 10:00PM. 

    Purchase tickets here.

  • 08.25.17

    Bat Paddle - Friday

    Sign up today for our popular Bat Paddle! Perfect for friends and family, Rowing Dock Bat Paddles are by far the best way to experience the bats.

    Kayak at sunset to Congress Bridge, take in the glittering skyline, and watch the bats from the best seat in the house!

    This popular event fills up fast, so be sure to reserve your kayaks early and get ready for an iconic Austin experience you’ll never forget.

    Plan to arrive at Rowing Dock at 6:30PM. We will return to the dock at 10:00PM. 

    Purchase tickets here.

September

  • 09.01.17 - 09.30.17

    College Day @ The Dock

     

    Attention College Students: Bring a friend for a paddle on a Wednesday and get a buy one get one free special for the first hour on single kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Both students must have valid student ID.

  • 09.01.17 - 09.30.17

    Yappy Hour- Every Tuesday!

     

     

    Join us for Yappy Hour All Day Every Tuesday at Rowing Dock. Bring your furry friend and get your second hour rental for FREE!

  • 09.06.17

    Full Moon Paddle

     

    Experience Lady Bird Lake like never before! Join Rowing Dock for a fun-filled night of moon gazing as we open our doors at night. From 8pm-10pm, enjoy paddling the best boats on Lady Bird Lake under the night sky. Head upstream towards Redbud Island, or point your boat east towards downtown to view the burgeoning Austin skyline.

    Regular rental rates and rules apply. No reservations accepted. Kayaks and canoes only, sorry no SUPs. Last rental is at 9pm, due back by 10pm.

October

  • 10.01.17 - 10.31.17

    Yappy Hour- Every Tuesday!

     

     

    Join us for Yappy Hour All Day Every Tuesday at Rowing Dock. Bring your furry friend and get your second hour rental for FREE!

  • 10.01.17 - 10.31.17

    College Day @ The Dock

     

    Attention College Students: Bring a friend for a paddle on a Wednesday and get a buy one get one free special for the first hour on single kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Both students must have valid student ID.

  • 10.05.17

    Full Moon Paddle

     

    Experience Lady Bird Lake like never before! Join Rowing Dock for a fun-filled night of moon gazing as we open our doors at night. From 8pm-10pm, enjoy paddling the best boats on Lady Bird Lake under the night sky. Head upstream towards Redbud Island, or point your boat east towards downtown to view the burgeoning Austin skyline.

    Regular rental rates and rules apply. No reservations accepted. Kayaks and canoes only, sorry no SUPs. Last rental is at 9pm, due back by 10pm.

  • 10.28.17

    Tales from the Yak - Spooky Guided Paddle

    Join us for a spooky night out on the lake! Venture out onto the lake with us and listen to stories of ghosts and monsters! 

    ***DETAILS AND TICKET SALES COMING SOON

  • 10.31.17

    Halloween Costume Paddle

    Join us for a Halloween Costume Paddle. Receive a second-hour free rental when you paddle in your costume! Our kayak graveyard will be set up for a great photo op! 

November

  • 11.01.17 - 11.30.17

    Yappy Hour- Every Tuesday!

     

     

    Join us for Yappy Hour All Day Every Tuesday at Rowing Dock. Bring your furry friend and get your second hour rental for FREE!

  • 11.01.17 - 11.30.17

    College Day @ The Dock

     

    Attention College Students: Bring a friend for a paddle on a Wednesday and get a buy one get one free special for the first hour on single kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Both students must have valid student ID.

December

  • 12.01.17 - 12.31.17

    Yappy Hour- Every Tuesday!

     

     

    Join us for Yappy Hour All Day Every Tuesday at Rowing Dock. Bring your furry friend and get your second hour rental for FREE!

  • 12.01.17 - 12.31.17

    College Day @ The Dock

     

    Attention College Students: Bring a friend for a paddle on a Wednesday and get a buy one get one free special for the first hour on single kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Both students must have valid student ID.

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