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Austin Annual Events

Looking for a way to celebrate the season, explore new cultures, or enjoy some live music? Don't miss out on these favorite Austin events or explore even more annual events and festivities! Want to know more about festivals, events, and activities in Austin? Contact us today! 


Music & Film

South by Southwest (SXSW): It’s the biggest music, film, and interactive event of the year—so don’t miss out!
Austin City Limits Music Festival: More than 100 bands line up across 8 stages for 2 action-packed weekends of food and music.
The Austin Film Festival: Bring your best work and pitch to top-notch movie execs and producers who want to meet you.
Urban Music Festival: Two days of nonstop hip-hop, R&B, and reggae concerts.
Fun fun Fun Fest: A big blend of every style for those who love diverse music genres.


Food & Drink

The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival: Compete or just come and eat.
Austin Ice Cream Festival: Enjoy entertainment, games, contests, and yes, ice cream!
Austin Food & Wine Festival: Taste, try, and enjoy at this Food & Wine Magazine-hosted event.
AustOberfest: It’s all-you-can-eat-sausage and beer-tasting for true champs.


Art & Culture

Art City Austin: It’s cultural celebration meets art festival meets block party and features work from local and national artists.
Austin Celtic Festival: Celebrate the traditions of Irish and Scottish culture with live music, food, dancing, and events.
Dragon Boat Festival: Head to Lady Bird Lake Festival Beach for performances, food, and more.


Sports & Athletics

Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5k: Celebrate Austin’s uniqueness with entertainment, a costume contest, and a run.
Austin Marathon & Half Marathon: It is the major annual running event of Austin.
Free Day of Yoga: Studios all over the city offer free classes all day, beginners welcome.


Family Fun

Zilker Kite Festival: Admire the wide variety of designs, bring a kite, or enter the contest.
Bat Fest: Enjoy music, arts and craft vendors, and a bat costume contest, and watch out for Mexican free-tailed bats.
Children’s Book Fair: Meet authors and characters from all of your favorite kids books, and participate in fun learning activities.
St. Patrick’s Day Austin: Celebrate the holiday with a festival of international and local music and dancing.


Holiday Celebrations

Trail of Lights: Head to Zilker Park for the most extravagant celebration of the holidays. Participate in the Fun Run for an advanced viewing of the trail, light displays, and the Zilker Tree.
Austin’s New Year: Non-alcoholic, family-friendly events and fireworks.


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