Outdoor Theater Show, Drinks and Food – The Perfect Post-Pandemic Trip

Way Off Broadway Community Players presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Smooth Village at 203 W. Broade St., Leander, TX beginning July 9 and will be happening for two weekends on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.

Enjoy the lively atmosphere of Leander’s own Smooth Village, the perfect outdoor venue for Way Off Broadway’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare’s iconic comedy. Smooth Village’s BuzzBar will be open for refreshments and local food trucks will be onsite. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Way Off Broadway’s website here. Tickets are $10 per person and seating will begin one hour prior to showtime.

You can also visit Smooth Village’s website for more information and to find out about other great events here!

Event Schedule:

  • Friday, July 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 11 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 17 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 18 @ 6:00 p.m.

Leander Mural Adds to Austin Area Insta-Worthy Destinations

What trip doesn’t include memorable photos? They may be one of the best souvenirs you can get on your travels! The hilarious outtakes you and your best friends capture trying to get the one perfect instagram ready picture may actually end up being your favorite!

Adding to the many memorable Austin area Instagram worthy locations is the recently finished Leander Mural located at the corner of Crystal Falls Pkwy and Leander Drive. This community beautification project was sponsored by local businesses and individuals and completed by renowned local artist Libby Bratt and has turned into the local selfie hotspot!

Get the perfect Selfie

Ready to take your trip and capture the perfect selfie? Check out these tips for getting it just right!

  • Pick the Right Time of Day!
    • The sun can be brutal on the eyes and make awkward shadows, aim for early morning, or try hitting the golden hour. The golden hour usually hits one hour before sunset and adds that dreamy, romantic feel to your pictures! Bonus, catching the golden hour for selfies is the perfect time for pre-dinner pictures! Check out this dining guide to see where to head after your pictures to satisfy those hunger cravings!
    • For an even more ethereal quality, trying getting there during the blue hour, though “hour” here is a misnomer. The blue hour is the 15-20 minutes before sunrise or after sunset! Using this delicate lighting can add mystery to your photos! Looking for something fun to do after your sunset photos? Check out local hot spots, like Leanderthal Distillery. A full list of fun places can be found here!
  • Bring Your Sense of Humor!
    • Stiff, uncomfortable poses and forced smiles don’t make the best pictures. Try getting into weird positions on purpose and let the laughter make the photo!
    • Try bringing a prop or pet! It can be easier to relax when you have something to hold or a pet to calm you!
  • Try it Horizontal, we think you’ll like it!
    • You don’t need fancy equipment to get a great photo, your phone camera will work great, but your natural instinct might be to hold your phone the same way for pictures that you do for talking on it. In this case, that might not be the best way to go! Try switching to horizontal instead of vertical!
  • Pick Your Spot
    • The mural is very long, you don’t have to get the whole thing in your photo! Pick your favorite area and zoom in on your gorgeous faces!

We are so excited to be one of the sponsors of such an amazing project! We can’t wait to see your photos! Be sure to tag us when you post them!

Leander Invites You to the Old Town Street Festival

Old Town Street Festival, taking place in the heart of Old Town Leander at 100 N. Brushy Street on June 5, is excited to announce this year’s schedule and music line-up. The annual festival will start at 11 a.m. with the Old Town 5K, arts and craft booths and the Kids Fun Zone presented by HL Chapman. Wade Hayes, presented by ACDI, will take the Old Town Grandstand at 6:30 p.m. The after-party with LC Rocks, presented by Texas Family Eyecare, will kick off at 8 p.m. 

The festival will have activities, shopping and, of course, live music, all day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., including Lucas Sousa, presented by Giddens Homes. General admission is free and tickets for the VIP section of the Wade Hayes concert and the roller skating rink can be purchased online here. Tokens for rides and kids activities can be purchased at the festival. Parking will be available at the Leander Metro rail station with buses providing transportation to Old Town or in the Leander ISD parking lots surrounding Old Town. Check back as we feature vendors and events all spring leading up to the festival!

Details and more information can be found on the Old Town Street Festival Site.

For more information about the Old Town 5K, check out this post or the official website here.

Food

What is more on-brand for festivals than food? From healthy to indulgent, come try it all!

Shopping

Whether you are a serious shopper or a casual browser, Old Town Street Festival has over 100 vendors carrying everything from wine to knives, so you are sure to find something for everyone!

Activities

From the very young to the young at heart, Old Town Street Festival has activities for everyone. The petting zoo, rides and face painting are sure to bring smiles to little ones, and the live music and roller skating are great for all ages! Be sure to bring your own lawn chair and take it easy during the live music!