Austin Summer 2022 Guide (That's not Barton Springs!)

The Summer of Meridian Hive

Spring showers have rolled through and the hot temperatures are officially here. You know what that means for Central Texans – adventures! This summer, we at Meridian Hive have curated a list of events that are perfect for beating the summer heat that don’t include the typical Barton Springs suggestion.

Krause Springs

Located about 45 minutes west of Austin is Krause Springs. This site feeds

Krause Springs

into Lake Travis and consists of 32 springs. It’s absolutely perfect for a day trip or camping alike. Grab your favorite Meridian Hive hard honey four pack – we love the Lemon for hanging out by Krause Spring’s waterfall – and relax on this 115 acre private property. Check out the butterfly garden and rope swings while you’re there!

Entrance fee: $9 for adults; Camping fee: $15 for adults

Deep Eddy Pool

Deep Eddy Pool is the oldest running man made pool in all of Texas. This pool, once originally part of a resort in the early 1900s, was purchased by the City of

Deep Eddy Pool

Austin in 1935. Two weeks after the purchase was complete, floods completely decimated the original buildings and the City of Austin reopened the pool the following the year. Undergoing massive renovations in 2011, Deep Eddy Pool is currently open to the public Monday – Friday for lap swimming and Saturday and Sunday in the shallow end and lap swimming. Go across the street to Tumble 22 and find a Blackberry on tap after taking a dip in the oldest pool in Texas.

Entrance fee: $5 for adults; $2 for children

Explore the new Waterloo Greenway

After closing in 2011 (with an expected opening date of 2015) the Waller Creek Conservatory, now the Waterloo Greenway, has officially opened its Phase One space including the new Moody Amphitheater in Waterloo Park. This summer, head to the 11 acres (will be 35 after all three phases open) and enjoy all of the activities that the park has to offer. Go to one of our favorites, Scholz Garten, for schnitzel, sauerkraut, and a stein before the show this summer.

Waterloo Greenway

See for shows and events

Take the day and see a show

An hour south of Austin in New Braunfels is Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater. Whether 

Sylver Spoonyou’re looking to get out of the city for the day for a meal or to see a show, as they say, they have both! Check out Fridays and Saturdays when Sylver Spoon has live performances at 9 pm with dinner service at 7. They’ve got Meridian Hive Lemon on draft ready to go along with lunch and dinner pre-fixed menus. They’ve also got a murder mystery event each month so be sure to check their website for details! 

See “The Blue Trees” at Pease Park before it’s gone

The art installation at Pease Park by Konstantin Dimopoulos which debuted earlier this spring is a “visual scream” and “a call for some sort of humanity to come into place” when it comes to climate change and deforestation. This paint is made of a mixture of chalk and water according to the Pease Park Conservancy website and will wash away naturally. You can find these trees just north of the Kinsbury Commons. After you check out the trees at Pease Park, enjoy the shady patio at Bar Peached to continue to appreciate the nature.

Toast to the beginning of summer

Co-hosted by Rachel Lauren and Lauren Petrowski, Mimosa Fest is on Sunday May 15th and is a boozy, bougie, brunchy day party for the mimosa brunch connoisseur.  Enjoy music, vendors, food truck, and most importantly MIMOSAS with a hit of Meridian Hive. This event is a one day party located on the east side of Austin at the Fair Market grounds. We’ll see you out there for the bubbles!

Meridian Hive is your perfect summer companion. Whether you’re outside enjoying the summer sun or relaxing inside and taking advantage of the AC, we are your summer go-to!

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