Memorial Day Weekend Activities
The City of Lakeway's Memorial Day service took place this morning at Lakeway Church. The service featured an introduction by Mayor Kilgore, wreath laying ceremony by the Lohmann's Ford Chapter NSDAR, special tribute to Gold Star Families, and featured guest speaker General Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army (Ret.). Thank you to everyone who participated in this special service this morning.

Residents will also notice small American flags placed along our more popular local roadways such as Lohmans Crossing Road and Lakeway Boulevard to honor and remember those who died while serving in the U.S. military. Thank you to the City of Lakeway Parks & Recreation staff for placing the hundreds of flags this week.

In observance of Memorial Day, City offices will be closed on Monday, May 31.

Memorial Day is also typically the kick-off to the summer season. As many will take the opportunity this weekend to hit the lake or travel, please be careful while on the roads. Lakeway Police Department and The Texas Department of Public Safety has this advice for motorists this holiday weekend:

  • Don't drink and drive (or boat). Make alternate plans if you are consuming alcohol.
  • Eliminate distractions while driving, including the use of mobile devices.
  • Check your vehicle to make sure it is properly maintained and always ensure your cargo is secure.
  • Report road hazards or anything suspicious to law enforcement.
  • Monitor weather and road conditions wherever you are traveling.

Finally, the Swim Center will officially open tomorrow (May 29). On Sunday (May 30), the community can come out and enjoy "Mermaid Day" to see real Lake Travis mermaids. The event will happen from noon to 4 p.m. Regular drop-in admission fees apply, and there is free admission for those with Summer memberships. Click here for those details.
Photo Festival Contest Winners
The winners of the 19th annual Photo Festival Contest hosted by the City of Lakeway Arts Committee were announced this week. The committee received 77 entries from 31 talented local Lakeway photographers. More than 90% of entries were submitted digitally for the first time. Categories included Nature, Wildlife, Community (previously known as Activities, Volunteers and Events), and Artistic. Several talented photography students with Lake Travis High School also submitted entries into the special Student category that was added this year.

Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Nature: Bill Galloway
"Fall Along Hamilton Creek"

  • Wildlife: Keith Everill
"Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird"
(pictured left)

  • Artistic: Randall Davis
"Fishing in the Fog"

  • Community: Joe Bain
"Lakeway Snow"

  • Student: Chloe Storm
"Explosion of Color"

Entries will be on display in the City Hall lobby starting next month. For more details and to see all the winning photos and honorable mentions this year, click here.
COVID-19 Update
If you still need a COVID-19 vaccine, Austin Public Health (APH) is offering another opportunity this weekend. No appointments will be necessary for another vaccine event happening tomorrow (Saturday, May 29) at the Travis County Exposition Center located at 7311 Decker Lane. Anyone age 12 and above will qualify to get their first free dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The event is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for details.

A total of 83,693 cases have been reported to date in Travis County. There have been a total of 2,695 cases in the Lakeway area (zip codes 78734, 78738 and 78669) since the start of the pandemic (up 7 cases from the same time last week). There are currently 338 active cases at this time in Travis County (down from 480 last week) and 94 individuals hospitalized in the region (up from 93 last week). Click here to review the COVID-19 case dashboard. Click here for more details on hospitalizations.

NEW: Virtual Fishing Derby

The City of Lakeway Parks & Recreation Department is hosting its second annual Virtual Fishing Derby from June 4 through June 6. The contest will encourage Lakeway residents to hit some of the local waterways to compete to catch the biggest, smallest or most unique fish. Photo submissions of your catch must be time stamped and sent to by midnight on June 6, 2021. Winners will be announced the following day. The photo should also include the fish alongside measuring tape or a ruler to show the size. Click here for more details, including fishing tips and rules.
NEW: Cool Arts Show & Studio Tour

The City of Lakeway Arts Committee will be accepting artist registrations for the 6th annual Cool Arts Show & Studio Tour starting next Tuesday, June 1. The show will take place at the Lakeway Activity Center on August 21 and feature live music and fine arts created by Lakeway-area artists. Art will include paintings, jewelry and pottery. There will also be a variety of children's activities. That same weekend will also feature home studio tours as artists open up their homes to show their work space and pieces available for sale. Click here for more details, including information on how to register as an artist.
Sunday, May 30 @ Noon
Monday, May 31 (All Day)
Wednesday, June 9 @ 11 a.m.