TRIO for Paws: Lawn Party & Silent Auction!

by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: General

Now in its fifth year, Four Seasons Hotel Austin’s TRIO for Paws Lawn Party returns this month with exciting new details and some furrier-than-usual guests of honor. The event, which benefits Austin Pets Alive!, the Austin Humane Society and Emancipet, takes place Sept. 20, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on the downtown Austin hotel’s expansive back lawn – the perfect setting since, for the first time ever, many of the attendees are expected to be of the canine kind.

“In years’ past we limited the event to human guests, but we thought it would be fun and fitting to open it up to Austin’s pet population for this milestone anniversary,” said Denis Espina, the hotel’s director of food and beverage, about this exciting event and it’s unique attendee list.

In light of the expanded guest list, a variety of new activities and amenities will be offered in 2017, including:

  • Pupper Supper: In addition to gourmet hors d’oeuvres on the regular menu – including Green Gazpacho Shooters, Beet and Butternut Squash Skewers and Coconut Polenta – the chefs at TRIO will present passed treats for pets such as homemade chicken jerky, peanut butter banana cookies, and apple bacon oatmeal biscuits.
  • Best Dressed Dog Contest: Your handsome dogs who dress to impress will have a chance to win a one-night stay at the pet-friendly hotel as part of the event’s Best Dressed Dog costume contest.
  • “Smooch your Pooch” Photo Booth: A fun play on a traditional kissing booth, this new offering will feature a photo booth stocked with props and staffed by a photographer to capture the canine canoodling.

While mingling with other Austin pet-lovers, you will also be able to enjoy delicious cocktails, live music, and access to a silent auction featuring valuable items ranging from stays at other Four Seasons hotels to local restaurant gift cards, theatre tickets, and pet-related products and services.

Tickets may be purchased online in advance for $35 or at the door for $40 each, so don’t wait to buy! All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will be donated to Austin Pets Alive!, the Austin Humane Society and Emancipet.

The silent auction items this year are exciting! We’ve got some of them listed below, but come prepared to bid on exciting excursions for you and a loved one, or something to truly pamper yourself with – all in the name of Austin’s animal welfare, of course.

Listed below are some of the items for the silent auction:

  • Four Seasons Austin Brunch for 4 + 2 80 minute Spa Treatments +2 Seats at one of our lawn dinners
  • FIXE$100 Gift Card
  • Eddie V’sBasket with wine, glasses and $100 gift card
  • AccessATX2-tickets on Access ATX’s new Twisted Texas Comedy City Tour (launching Sept 2017) + 2-tickets on Access ATX’s new Twisted Texas Band & Brews Tour (launching Sept 2017)
  • Maggie Louise ConfectionsPrivate event for 20 people featuring handmade chocolates, bubbles and a tour of the production facility


Since the event’s inception, more than $80,000 has been raised for the three organizations, aiding in the effort to keep Austin the model No Kill city.

We’re excited to see you there!