Community Events

Below is a list of recent and upcoming community events relevant to Caritas of Austin. 


May 2017 - Salt Lick Year of Giving

The Salt Lick BBQ is celebrating their 50th anniversary by giving back to the community they love. During the month of May, 10% of all dessert sales at the original Driftwood location will be donated to Caritas of Austin.


The Salt Lick BBQ
18300 FM 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619


Saturday, May 6 - Austin Refugee Day Festival

Join us for a day of celebration honoring our growing refugee community. The festival will feature a soccer tournament, carnival games, mighty cone food truck, and photo booth. More information at or download the flyer HERE.

Logo for Austin Refugee Day Festival

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Onion Creek Soccer Complex

5600 East William Cannon

Austin, TX 78744


Saturday, April 22 - Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors 

American roots band, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, will be playing at Antone's on April 22 as part of their Souvenirs tour. 20% merchandise sales at the show will be donated to Caritas of Austin. Tickets and information HERE.


March 2017 - Book People 'Exit West' Book Promotion

Local bookstore, BookPeople, is promoting sales for "Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid, with proceeds benefiting Caritas of Austin. Exit West is the fictional story of a young couple forced to flee their homeland and become refugees as they “emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are”.


Wednesday, March 15 - ComboPlate Booking Roster Party @ Guero's

The Roster Party raises money for the Caritas of Austin Food Services programs, specifically the Caritas Community Kitchen and Food Pantry. The event is hosted and promoted by ComboPlate Booking. Each year, Caritas’ Community Kitchen provides over 85,000 free lunches to all who are hungry, and the Pantry provided over 40,000 meals in groceries last year. 

2:00-2:20 The Better Halves

2:30-2:45 Melissa Greener

2:55-3:10 The River Has Many Voices

3:20-3:40 Rebecca Loebe

3:50-4:25 James Stevens

4:35-5:10 Greg Vanderpool

5:20-5:55 Curtis McMurtry

6:05-6:40 BettySoo

6:50-7:25 Beaver Nelson

7:35-8:10 Raina Rose

8:20-9:00 Matt The Electrician

Free and open to the public, live music will be provided by the artists on the ComboPlate Booking roster and other friends. Money will be raised by raffling off CDs from the artists and all band tips will go to support Caritas of Austin. Gift certificates from local restaurants, coffeehouses and businesses will also be raffled with all proceeds also going to Caritas. Learn more at:    


Tuesday, February 21 - Drink for a Cause

Join us at the Kung Fu Saloon on February 21st for drinks, games, fun folks, and giving back to Caritas of Austin. Kung Fu Saloon offers a full-service bar and classic entertainment like old-school video games, foos ball, and Skee-Ball. Plus on the 21st, 15% of all proceeds will go back to Caritas of Austin and our programs. So come have some fun with us while doing a lot of good! 


February 10: Palo Duro Single Release Party

Join Austin band Palo Duro for its Singler Release Party benefiting Caritas of Austin. A portion of the night's bar sales will be donated as well. The event will be at The Sidewinder (715 Red River Street) from 8pm-12am. View event page HERE.



February 8 - February 9: UT Austin Chickadees Profit Share

The Chi Kappa Phi service sorority from UT Austin is hosting their Spirit Night fundraiser benefiting Caritas of Austin at the Chick-Fil-A on MLK Boulevard on February 8. Join the Chickadees from 5 PM to 10 PM to enjoy some delicious chicken and part of your purchase goes back to Caritas of Austin. You can find out more about the event here. On February 9 they'll be selling succulents and homemade baked goods on the SAC Lawn on the UT Campus, once again donating proceeds to Caritas. Click here for more. Join the Chickadees for a tasty way to give back! 


January 20th - Kindness and Cocktails

This Inaguration Day, come celebrate what was always great about Austin at Justine's Secret House - friendly, civic-minded people engaging in good conversation! Complimentary cocktails will be served. All proceeds raised from this event will be donated to Caritas of Austin. Cheers to staying engaged with the city we love! You can find out more about the event here