Featured Events


Early Bird Barbeque Dinner (off site early Thursday evening)

This will be held at a very popular delicious local restaurant near the Hotel. Come sample please some real Texas/Austin barbeque deliciousness.   Transportation included.

Golf and Fellowship (off site Friday morning)

A CAWS Tradition will continue this year at an iconic Austin Golf Course, transportation and a golf cart provided and a bag of goodies plus prizes. Don’t miss it.

Taste of Austin Dinner (Friday early evening)

Five iconic Austin restaurants and food trucks on site at the hotel, outside in a very cool location just at the front of the Hotel. Sample each of the restaurants and a special Austin dessert too. Of course you can count on barbeque Texas/Austin style, and memorable tacos, and some other delicious food choices. And live music and other entertainment.

Recovery’s Got Talent (Friday later evening)

Not your everyday talent show, but a fully produced event on a big stage. A member of the North Texas fellowship produced a sold out show in Dallas recently and she has agreed to bring that production to our CAWS Convention. Come see some inspirational performances by members of our fellowship who offer up great moments on stage.

Legendary Keep CA Austin Weird Block Party (Saturday early evening)

This will be an event to remember! It is set in the front parking area of the Hotel with a street/Block setting with happenings both outside and inside. There will be murals of several Austin iconic locations, a meditation pod, street performers and buskers, armadillo races, goat yoga, chalk art, and great Austin memorable fun. A grilled lunch will be provided and is included in the price. Lots of surprises still to be included plus a muralist, and live music of course.

CA Divas (Saturday later evening)

A fully produced drag show with some of Austin’s favorite performers, many of which are members of our fellowship . Will feature too the fabulous Diva dollars.

Sunday Morning Fun Run/Walk (Sunday morning early)

Come join us on a fun, very memorable Run/Walk. The course is literally out the back door of the Hyatt Hotel, includes a specially designed t-shirt too. Remember it is the journey as well as the destination. Run or Walk or meander, but come join us in healthy fellowship.

The Silent Disco Experience (Sunday after the banquet and speaker)

Catch for the first time at a CAWS Convention the phenomenon which is silent disco. Several DJ’s play music which is only heard in your headphones, there is no music in the room itself. Come shake to your own groove as you listen to some great music which exactly fits your musical taste and the same room with several hundred of your closest fellowship friends. A disco ball, glow in the dark props and glow sticks and more are in your future at this event.

Late Night Lounge (each night late night in the lobby of the Zilker Ballroom on-site)

We were able to have the Starbucks agree to stay open each Convention night all night. So, we set up a lounge area where you can come congregate with friends and fellowship members from around our C.A. world. We will have two resident DJ’s play each night and some live music interspersed as well throughout the weekend. A great way to wind down after a wonderful convention day each day.

Other Ticketed Events: These Events feature some of Austin’s more interesting things to do. We have just bought some tickets for these and will simply sell them to those that are interested. Transportation to each is on your own (they are close to the Hotel or at the Hotel (Bat Bridge Cruise), so a short shared taxi or ride share will get you there. Please order these sooner than later, as quantities are limited. A quick thumbnail of each is as follows:

Esther’s Follies: This is a variety show with magic, dance, political commentary and more. Voted on several websites as the #1 thing to do in Austin. We have limited tickets for Saturday evening.

Gospel Brunch: Another unique Austin event. A full on gospel choir at a great barbeque restaurant near our Convention Hotel. On Sunday morning mid-morning. Again, we have limited tickets for this Sunday morning.

Bat Bridge Cruise: This is a small boat cruise which leaves at the dock just behind the Hotel. You can walk to the boat dock in two minutes from the back patio of the Hotel. This is the famous boat cruise to witness the legendary bats which live in and under the Congress Bridge fly out near sunset each evening. This cruise is for Friday night before dusk. Tickets are limited.