It’s pool party time! On Saturday, May 21 come on out to Deep Eddy Pool to help celebrate 100 years of swimming in one of Austin’s favorite spots. This free event will take place from 5-9 p.m. Enjoy live music, a synchronized swimming performance, face painters, balloon twisters, and fire dancers!

event-poster-5660358Entertainment & Vendors:

  • Live music on the west lawn will include Melancholy Ramblers, Hey, and Sister Jane.
  • The H2Ho’s will make a splash with their synchronized swimming.
  • On the top deck there will be food and drinks available for sale from Jim Jim’s Water Ice, Austin’s Pizza, Magnolia Cafe, Thundercloud Subs, Guero’s Taco Bar & Taco Deli.
  • A limited number of prints depicting Deep Eddy Pool, created by Austin artist Brian Phillips, will also be available for purchase at the event.

Did you know? Deep Eddy Pool has a rich history. In 1916, owner A.J. Eilers developed the Deep Eddy area into a tourist resort which boasted the first open air concrete swimming pool in Texas.

Visitors enjoyed a carnival like atmosphere complete with a Ferris wheel and hobby horses, and the resort also included water shows such as the Great Lorena and her diving horses as well as Marcia Burke, the five year old “World Famous Diving Baby.”

Costume Contest: Show off your retro swim look! Prizes for most original and most authentic swimwear will awarded to those who come dressed in costume or retro bathing attire.

Prize Drawing: While admission is FREE, donations are welcome to go to Friends of Deep Eddy towards their continuing efforts to help maintain and support the grounds at Deep Eddy Pool. Donor’s names will be put into a drawing for gift cards to local establishments.

More Info: Click here to learn more about Deep Eddy Pool and regular pool hours & fees.

*featured image of Deep Eddy Pool by Jeff Minch