Happening

Happenings

SEE A NEW SIDE OF AUSTIN AT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS​

From weekly deals for pet owners and students to local tours and sightseeing full of fun facts, there’s always something amazing happening at Rowing Dock!

WEEKEND OF 10/7-10/9 & 10/14-10/16

advanced reservations required for rentals during acl weekends

Interested in joining us during ACL weekend & listening to tunes from the water? Book 1 hour, 2 hour, or all-day rentals in advance online. You will be able to bypass the police barricade on Stratford Drive from Rollingwood Drive when you present your reservation confirmation. Access to Stratford Drive will not be available through Barton Springs Drive due to ACL.

Thursday, September 29th | 7:30pm

Yoga and Sound Bath

Get outside and move mindfully at the Rowing Dock with Gentle Flow + Yin Yoga taught by Collette Ouseley-Moynan set to a sound healing experience guided by Jen Vu. With the backdrop of Ladybird Lake as the sun sets, you're sure to end your week relaxed and refreshed. Stay after for treats from local sponsors including Mayawell prebiotic soda, giveaways from Baja Basics and acupressure ear seeds from GoodBody Wellness.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 16TH 6:30PM

FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH 10AM

ROLL COLORADO ROLL

Don't miss out on Roll Colorado Roll, a Black History Tour that takes a deep dive on the Colorado River's influence on African American History. This guided kayak tour centers on the significance of the Colorado River and the city of Austin to African Americans all throughout history, including slavery, nonviolent resistance, and #Juneteenth. Rowing Dock is proud to support Black Austin Tours and 100% of proceeds from this tour series will go back to Black Austin Tours.

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MONDAY, JULY 4TH - 7:15PM

FOURTH OF JULY CONCERT & FIREWORKS SHOW

It's finally here! Join Rowing Dock for the much-anticipated July 4th Concert and Fireworks Show! The best part? You can experience all the magic from the comfort of a stand up paddle board, kayak, pedal kayak, or canoe.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH | 7:00 AM-8:15 AM

ROWING DOCK X FP MOVEMENT SUP YOGA

Join FP Movement on the dock for our SUP Yoga class! In this class, you'll be led through 1 hour of flow stand-up paddleboard yoga. This class is for all experience levels, as the paddleboards will be anchored to assist your balance.Wear your favorite FP Movement apparel and join us for a perfect ATX morning!

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Saturday, September 10th

full moon paddle

Come see Lady Bird Lake in a whole new light! Moon gaze under the stars as you head upstream towards Red Bud Isle or point your boat east towards downtown and see the Austin skyline all lit up. Please note that our Full Moon Paddles are ticketed, reservation-only events. Friday is the second day of the Full Moon phase- we expect greater visibility and luminosity of the moon.

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Saturday, September 17th | 8:15-10:15 AM

TRUFUSION X ROWING DOCK SUMMER SWEAT SERIES FINALE

Join us for a morning of Pilates Fusion, followed by an hour long Stand Up Paddle on Lady Bird Lake to cool down.Stay after for treats provided by Zorro coffee, GoodGoodFood Collagen Protein Cookies, Mayawell prebiotic soda, and a refreshing Real Juice seltzer from Nutrl.

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Sunday, september 25, 2022

ATX Paddle Dash

Calling outdoors enthusiasts and the outdoor-curious, alike! Join in on Austin's newest tradition – The ATX Paddle Dash, a first-of-its-kind kayak race on Lady Bird Lake, followed by a social hour, with food and drinks provided. All proceeds from this event will support Explore Austin and its mission of empowering youth through leadership, mentoring, and outdoor adventure.

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Monday, October 10 - All Day

mental health awareness day

Studies have shown that spending time outside, and incorporating nature into your daily life, can greatly benefit your mental and physical wellbeing. In support of “World Mental Health Day: make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority,” on Monday, October 10, you’re invited to Rowing Dock for a day of FREE outdoor programming designed to give you the opportunity to connect, reflect, and reset.

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Reservations Available Feb 11 - Feb 14

Valentine's Day on the Water

Love is in the water! Experience it for yourself, with your favorite girlfriends for Galentine's Day, or surprise your partner with a 2-hour cozy get-away on Lady Bird Lake with one of our exclusive Valentine’s Day Paddle Packages. We've got options for everyone - from those planning a date night to those planning a proposal!

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Weekly availability

Sunset bat paddle

On this spectacular tour, you’ll take a 2-mile paddle to the famous Congress Avenue Bridge where you’ll watch and listen to over 1.5 million bats flying overhead en route to their nightly feeding. The 4-mile round-trip is accompanied by one of our excellent guides who will also teach you about prominent architecture across the skyline, the Austin power plant, Auditorium Shores, and much more. The tour is approximately two hours but please allow three hours, as the bats dictate our timing.

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Saturday, November 5th

It's My Park Day Volunteer Lake Clean Up

Join your fellow Austinites and park lovers and help us clean up our lake! Volunteers will have the opportunity to select from cleaning up the park space around Rowing Dock on-land or getting into a kayak and cleaning up trash along Lady Bird Lake. Each shift will last two hours, and volunteers will receive a complimentary trash bag, gloves, and grabbers. As a thank you for your contribution, we’ll give you an additional free one-hour rental pass for each full bag of trash you bring to use on any future occasion.

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Every Saturday Morning

The Kayak Clean Up Crew

Help us clean up our lake! Every Saturday, volunteers will get a free two-hour boat rental, a trash bag, gloves, and grabbers (you must sign up via our meet-up group to attend as each meet up group does have limited capacity). Upon your return, a Rowing Dock team member will weigh your trash bag, snap a pic and add it to our roster. As a thank you for your contribution, we’ll give you an additional free one-hour rental pass for each full bag of trash you bring to use on any future occasion.

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Remainder of series cancelled

Summer Wellness on the Water Series

A series of weekly sunset cooldown, meditative and fitness experiences on the water, brought to you by a local Austin business.

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Every Wednesday

College Day

The eyes of Texas are upon college students on Wednesdays! Come on down to the Dock with a valid student ID and you’ll get 50% OFF any rental! This deal is good all day for regular rentals, but we do limit one vessel per college ID.

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Every Tuesday

Teacher Tuesdays

To celebrate our teachers who work tirelessly to support and educate their students, we are kicking off Teacher Tuesdays, beginning on Teacher Appreciation Day!! All teachers who bring their school identification will receive 50% off their rental every Tuesday!

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Every Tuesday

Yappy Hour

We always welcome your fur babies! But Tuesday is truly a day for the dogs. We’ll give you a FREE hour rental after the purchase of one hour with a barker on board.Please note, given the history of poisonous toxins found in the blue-green algae in Lady Bird Lake, if you decide to bring your pet, you are doing so at your own risk.To learn more about the history of toxic algae in Lady Bird Lake, please visit: austintexas.gov/algae

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Happenings FAQs

What is Yappy Hour and College Day?

Yappy Hour and College Day are specials we offer each week. Every Tuesday we offer a Yappy Hour Special all day long. Bring your pup out for a paddle and get your 2nd Hour of regular rentals free. Every Wednesday is College Day. Bring your college ID and get 50% off any regular rental.

Do you offer lake clean up days?

Yes, we actually have lake clean up days with free paddling through Keep Ausin Beautiful. You can go to their website for details on when these days might happen.

Are your events ticketed or first come, first serve?

Each event is different. Currently, our full moon paddles will be ticketed as well as specialty events like our Fireworks July 4th paddle and Paddle for Puppies are ticketed. Yappy Hour and College Day are first come first served.

Can I bring a pet that is not a dog and receive the yappy hour discount?

Yes! In the spirit of Keep Austin Weird, we welcome all pigs, lizards, birds, cats and pretty much whatever else you can think up.Given the history of poisonous toxins found in the blue-green algae in Lady Bird Lake, if you decide to bring your pet, you are doing so at your own risk. While there were no toxins found in the latest sampling of the algae (Oct, 2020), the City of Austin is still recommending that all pet owners do not let their pets/dogs swim or drink the water in Lady Bird Lake. To learn more about the history of toxic algae in Lady Bird Lake, please visit: austintexas.gov/algae

Can I bring my cooler to ticketed events?

Sure thing, feel free to bring along whatever you like. Keep in mind there is limited space inside of boats, so small coolers generally work better. Please do not bring any glass.

Do I need to wear my life jacket during events?

While life jackets do not need to be worn during day-time events, we do require life jackets to be worn during after-hours events.