The Shoal Creek Social returns September 1-15, 2021!

The Shoal Creek Social is Shoal Creek Conservancy’s largest, annual celebration and fundraising event, and it’s coming to you this year with a free, family-friendly Scavenger Hunt and Creekside Hangouts with games and activities along the Shoal Creek Trail.

Make a Donation

How to Participate:

Creekside Hangouts

These parties along the creek will offer a variety of activities, entertainment and surprises.  Each Hangout location will also provide printed copies of our Scavenger Hunt maps, which will guide you and your friends & family to some of Shoal Creek’s greatest treasures.

When: Saturday, September 4th and Saturday, September 11th – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Duncan Park, 900 W 9th Street and NW District Park – South, 6600 Shoal Creek Blvd

What:  Food, drinks, activities and more from Shoal Creek Conservancy and friends:

  • Austin Subaru Showroom on Shoal Creek
  • Helping Here with H-E-Buddy
  • Camp Lounge with REI
  • FREE Pet Photo Booth by Tomlinson’s
  • Roll the Dice and Protect Your Pack with Wondercide
  • The Culture of Your Austin with Austin Board of Realtors
  • Hammock Lounge with Kammok
  • Rambler Sparkling Water Trailer

Plus, curated art, history, and cultural tours with Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation starting at Republic Square (422 Guadalupe) on Saturday, September 11th at 10am

Who:  ANYONE!  All activities are free and family-friendly. Just drop in anytime between 9am-1pm to join the fun.


The Shoal Creek Social is our largest, annual fundraiser. Once an indoor, ticketed, gala-style event, the Social is now OUTDOORS, TRAIL-WIDE and OPEN TO EVERYONE!  We hope you’ll support our year-round work for the Creek and Trail by making a donation.


Make a Donation

Shoal Creek Scavenger Hunt

Find hidden gems and not-so-hidden legacies on the self-led scavenger hunt. Download the map online (2021 map coming soon) or pick up a copy at neighboring businesses or a Creekside Hangout on Saturday, September 4th or 11th.

(2020 Scavenger Hunt and Map below. 2021 edition coming soon!)

You can also show your support for Shoal Creek by attending an upcoming event, subscribing to our monthly newsletter, or continuing to support our work. We’ll see you on the trail soon!

Become A Sponsor

View the 2021 Shoal Creek Social Sponsorship Packet, or submit an inquiry below.