Where to Go Next: Jaws On the Water in Texas

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Alamo Drafthouse, a theater chain in Texas, is bringing back Jaws On the Water this summer and people are straight up excited.

It’s a packed event every year. Guests hop on big shark-themed inner tubes, crack a beer and watch the movie Jaws with several hundred other true shark groupies.

Volente Beach Jaws On The Water

I don’t know about your family, but so many families I know love all things sharks. We make Shark Attack Snacks and Shark S’mores Pops and don’t even try to talk to us during Shark Week.

Oh no. Something terrible just happened as I was writing. That dang song Baby Shark popped in my head. (Did you hear Netflix is making a Baby Shark show?) I’m sorry. Now it’s in your head, too.

Volente Beach Jaws On The Water

Jaws On the Water

Austin, Texas invites you to join in on one of the most unique movie-watching parties ever. Each year, in celebration of the original reason so many Americans were afraid to go in the water, Austin invites Jaws fans everywhere to enjoy the flick while they float in beautiful, warm water.

There are bars and food to enjoy between the sounds of your own screams.


The sun starts to sink and everything begins to grow dark. The famous “dun dun duuuun” theme music thunders over the sounds of people laughing and talking in the water.

Sure, your feet are dangling right now. You’re brave. In the beginning, anyway. Let’s see how long that lasts. Jaws taught us that dangling our feet in dark water is basically asking to have them bitten off.


When Is Jaws On the Water?

It runs from June through August and will have 16 showings.

Where is Jaws On the Water?

The event is on Lake Travis in Texas. More specifically, Beachside Billy’s Restaurant & Water Park. The whole spectacle is a creation of Alamo Drafthouse theaters and has become an annual Austin phenomenon.

Volente Beach Jaws On The Water

Ticket Information

You can buy them online for $45. Here’s what the website says your ticket includes…

Admission to Volente Beach Resort fun from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, with all rides and hang out spots open, including the Lazy Lagoon, The Sidewinder, volleyball, a beachside bar and grill and a whole lot more.

A ticket to the On the Water screening of one of the greatest films of all time.

An explosive finale (on nights when the fire marshal allows it).

The chance to be a floating shark snack for a squad of scuba divers to scare.

Are we all heading to Texas this summer?

Apparently, there are bungalows on site.  If you’re considering making the trip and you want to stay in one, you should book right away. There are only 8 of these charming little cottages.

What else sounds like a fun getaway this summer?

Have ideas? Please share!

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