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Best Things to Do in Austin Today

Looking for fun things to do in Austin today? Our comprehensive guide is updated regularly and includes all the free fun in Austin each month. Don't miss out on these Austin events! Check out our list of things to do in Austin year round if you're looking for annual or seasonal events.

 

Austin Events in October 2016

September 29-October 2 - UTOPiAfest 8
UTOPiAfest 1555 Lemond Rd, Utopia, TX 78884
UTOPiAfest is a unique campout festival in Utopia, TX offering mind-blowing musical performances. The natural amphitheater on the 1,000-acre Four Sisters Ranch is perfect for watching the West Texas Hill Country sunsets.
September 30-October 2 - Austin City Limits
Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on two consecutive three-day weekends.
September 30-October 2 - Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg
MarktPlatz 126 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg celebrates its German heritage through German music, food and drink, artisans, children's area and family fun.
October 1 - Texas Teen Book Festival 2016
St. Edward's University 3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Now in its eighth year, the Texas Teen Book Festival is one the largest festivals of its kind in the country, featuring nationally acclaimed and bestselling authors with an expected attendance of nearly 5,000 teens, parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians.
October 1 - Gondra's Carnival of Color: 2nd Annual Blacklight Monster Party
Elysium 705 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Get together for a night of music and dancing with colorful monsters and bizzare spectacles.
October 1 - 90s Flashback Party with Zoodust
The Highball 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Zoodust is a 90's Cover Band based out of Austin that plays a grand majority of top Alternative Rock hits from the 90's and will be performing a free, live performance at The Highball.
October 1 - The Purple Party
The North Door 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702
The North Door is hosting a celebration of Prince's artistic, philanthropic and activist contributions with a full-length dance and burlesque show.
October 1 - 3rd Annual Operation American Muscle Car Show
Texas Military Forces Museum 2200 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
Hosted at Camp Mabry, this event will have live music, cool cars, food truck competition, silent auction, and more!
October 1 - Go Fish! Learn to Fish Event
McKinney Falls State Park McKinney Falls State Park , Austin, TX 78744
Families can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities.
October 5 - Stand Up for Safe Families Paddle Parade
Texas Rowing Center 1541 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703
The 6th Annual Lauri Wright Stand Up for Safe Families Paddle Parade is in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
October 6 - First Thursday on South Congress
Guero’s Taco Bar 1412 S. Congress, Austin, TX 78704
First Thursday of each month, all of the stores along South Congress stay open late. Some of the stores have special sales and give out free drinks on these nights.
October 6 - Gruene Music & Wine Festival
Gruene Historic District 1601 Hunter Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Over the years, Gruene Music & Wine Festival has become a four day celebration not only of Texas and Americana music, but also a celebration of Texas, German and New World wines, specialty beer, food and handcrafted items.
October 7-9 - Austin City Limits
Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on two consecutive three-day weekends.
October 8 - 6th Annual GAYCL
Cheer Up Charlies 900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
The 6th Annual ALL QUEER independent alternative showcase with live music.
October 8 - 6th Annual Sacred Springs Powwow
Meadows Center 201 San Marcos Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
Join over 4,500 attendees for a beautiful Native American festival culturally rich in music, art, dancing, and food.
October 9 - Austin Writers Roulette
Malvern Books 613 W. 29th St, Austin, TX 78705
The Austin Writers Roulette is a monthly, theme-inspired, adult spoken word and storytelling event.
October 10 - Columbus Day
Texas State Capitol 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
The anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in and discovery of the American Continent.
October 12 - Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
The Moody Theater 310 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
The Austin City Limits Hall of Fame recognizes both performing artists and special individuals who have been instrumental in making the long-running show a music institution.
October 13 - Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden
Rainey Street Banger's, Austin, TX 78701
This is one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in town, spanning four days (and nights). Eat, drink, dance and play to your heart's desire at this all-out party on Rainey Street.
October 13 - Austin Film Festival
Downtown Austin 1801 Salina St, Austin, TX 78702
Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on both top-billed films and indies alike.
October 15 - Dia de los Muertos Music Festival
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
The festival will feature renowned recording artists in the Latin and Texas music industries. The festival will offer food and beverages, cultural performances, altar contest as well as Kids Zone activities for kids.
October 15 - The 2016 Austin Heart Walk
Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke.
October 15 - Oktoberfest
German-Texan Heritage Society 507 East 10th St, Austin, TX 78768
Check their website for more details!
October 15 - 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's
Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Ln, Austin, TX 78724
Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's.
October 21-23 - FORMULA 1 United States Grand Prix
Circuit of The AmericasTM 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617
International drivers will be in Austin this October to compete in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix with three days of racing, camping, live music events and more.
October 22 - AustOberfest
Scholz Garten 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Austin Saengerrunde will open its doors to 4th Annual AustOberfest (Austin + Oktoberfest) celebrating Central Texas German heritage with German-style sausage, lots of bier, contest stage, bowling & live music.
October 23 - Halloween Children’s Concert 2016
Dell Hall 701 W. Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
The entire family is invited to dress up in their favorite costume and enjoy “boo-tiful” music with their Austin Symphony Orchestra!
October 30 - Texas Monthly BBQ Festival
City Terrace at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Sample from the best purveyors of smoked meats the state has to offer , and enjoy a day of great music, cold beer, and fascinating barbecue shop talk.
October 30 - Ironman 70.3 Austin
Walter E. Long Park 6614 Blue Bluff Rd, Austin, TX 78724
Race in Ironman 70.3 Austitn which will begin in Lake Walter E. Long, the bike ride will loop through rolling Texas farmlands, and final run will end inside Luedecke Arena.
October 30 - So Over Halloween: Industry Karaoke Night
The Highball 1120 S Lamar Blvd , Austin, TX 78704
A part for everyone who had to deal with the worst of Halloween party goers and want to celebrate the end of it with specials, prizes, and a worst costume contest.
October 31 - Halloween
Texas State Capitol 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
The night of October 31, the eve of All Saints' Day, commonly celebrated by children who dress in costume and solicit candy or other treats door-to-door.
October 31 - Texas Fireworks Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Krieg Baseball Field 517 S. Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78741
Light up your Halloween night with pyrotechnics at Kreig Softball Fields, presented by Planet K

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Austin Events in September 2016

September 3 - 2016 Summer Classic Film Series
Stateside at the Paramount 719 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Playing King Kong and Giant.
September 4 - 2016 Summer Classic Film Series
Stateside at the Paramount 719 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Playing Gone with the Wind.
September 5 - Labor Day
September 5 - Tri-Rock Triathlon
Auditorium Shores 800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
The urban setting provides a swim start at the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue with a swim course in Lady Bird Lake, fast and closed bike course with stunning views over the Congress Street Bridge and finishes with a run along the Auditorium Shores running path.
September 5 - Free Yoga Day
Downtown, Austin, TX
All day Monday, participating studios across the Austin area offer free classes as an opportunity for people of every age and fitness levels.
September 7-10 - Austin Music Video Festival
Austin, TX
At the 2nd annual Austin Music Video Festival, attendees will experience 4 days of screenings, an award show, interactive video technology, parties, panels, workshops, and live concerts!
September 8-11 - The 29th Annual Film Festival
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
This year’s program includes more than 30 feature films and 47 short films that feature the stories of gay men, lesbians, transgender women and men, queer youth, and many others within the LGBTQ+ spectrum.
September 9 - Zilker Relays
Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The Zilker Relays is a 10-mile race with teams comprised of 4 runners, with a festival after the race.
September 9 - Fittipaldi Exotic Driving
Driveway Austin Motorsports 8400 Delwau Ln, Austin, TX 78725
Fittipaldi Exotic Driving is launching at Driveway Austin, providing Texans more opportunity than ever to experience some of the most powerful, high performance sports cars in the world.
September 10 - 9th Annual Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival
Dripping Springs Ranch Park & Event Center 1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Visit the Texas Hill Country and sample the largest assortment of Texas wines, craft beers, gourmet foods and spirits available under one roof, at the 9th Annual Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival.
September 12 - De La Terre Dinner Series
Foreign & Domestic 306 E. 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751
Two Austin chefs from the Uchi and Odd Duck family present a weekly dinner series on Monday nights.
September 12 - Pints and Poses
Hyatt Regency Austin 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The free, one-hour class will be held in the Foothills Ballroom, which provides views of Lady Bird Lake and skyline views of downtown Austin from the hotel’s 17th floor.
September 13 - Shack, Track and Field
Shake Shack 1100 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Meet at Shake Shack for a free 3-4 mile community run.
September 15-17 - Lone Star Le Mans
Circuit of The Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617
This three-day event features live music, interactive displays, an open paddock and nearly nine hours of racing, finishing under the stars - all topped off with a fireworks show.
September 16 - After Glow
JW Marriott Austin 110 E. 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
A luminous evening of live music, delicious bites, specialty cocktails, STEAM activities and more, After Glow is an opportunity to raise money for a great cause, too.
September 17 - Local & Live Music Series
Austin Visitor Center 602 E. 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Each performance will provide the audience with a closer, more intimate experience with the artists, who will usually be playing solo or acoustic sets.
September 17-18 - Old Gruene Market Days
Gruene Historic District 1601 Hunter Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Shop handmade items and unique finds from over 100 artisans and vendors during Old Gruene Market Days.
September 17 - Austin Pratham Gala 2016
Hyatt Regency Downtown Austin 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The event will feature Keynote Speaker Srikant Datar, and Honoree Sam Kumar with food, music, a live auction, and a silent auction, which includes vacation packages, art donated by notable artists, and a weekend astronaut training experience.
September 18 - Austin Museum Day
Downtown, Austin, TX
Enjoy free access to exhibits and activities at Austin-area museums!
September 18 - Xtreme Xperience at Driveway Austin
Driveway Austin Motorsports 8400 Delwau Ln, Austin, TX 78725
At Xtreme Xperience, guests will be able to accelerate past 100 mph on a world-class 1.5-mile road course.
September 18 - CASA Superhero Run
Domain Central Park 11100 Alterra Pkwy, Austin, TX 78758
Run, walk or fly to the 2016 CASA Superhero Run 5K and Kids 1K, where you can be a superhero for children who've been abused or neglected.
September 22-29 - Fantastic Fest
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
The festival focuses on genre films such as horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, Asian, and cult with many writers, directors and actors, either well-established or unknown.
September 23-24 - 3rd Annual Fajita Fiesta
Buda City Park 204 San Antonio St, Buda, TX 78610
Fiesta goers will experience the blending of foods, music and cultures.
September 23-25 - Texas Tribune Festival
Hogg Memorial Auditorium 110 Inner Campus Dr, Austin, TX 78705
The annual Texas Tribune Festival is an innovative and engaging three-day event for people who are passionate about the issues that affect all Texans.
September 24 - Texas Craft Brewers Festival
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
The Texas Craft Brewers Festival is the state’s largest craft beer event focused exclusively on Texas-produced craft beer.
September 24 - Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Tour 2016
Austin360 Amphitheater 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617
Live Nation and Funny Or Die present the return of the world’s biggest comedy tour.
September 24 - 9th Annual Georgetown Wine & Music Fest
Georgetown, TX
The 9th Annual Georgetown Wine & Music Fest will include live music, a handful of wineries, and located in the beautiful town sqaure.
September 24-25 - The 37th Annual Fall Pecan Street Festival
Downtown Sixth Street, Austin, TX 78701
The Pecan Street Festival is one of the largest, and longest-running, arts/crafts and music festivals in the nation presented by The Pecan Street Association, a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization.
September 26 - De La Terre Dinner Series
Foreign & Domestic 306 E. 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751
Two Austin chefs from the Uchi and Odd Duck family present a weekly dinner series on Monday nights.
September 28 - The Wine Down
3TEN Austin City Limits Live 310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Suite 1A, Austin, TX 78701
Presented by Ruffino Wines, music TBA, bites by Living Room at W Austin and Pop-up by Sikara.
September 29 - 9th Annual Words of Hope Dinner
Hyatt Regency Downtown Austin 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Words of Hope is Caritas' largest annual fundraising event featuring an author or prominent figure whose story reflects Caritas' mission and work.
September 29 - Whiskies of the World Expo
Four Seasons Hotel Austin 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
The Expo will provide whisky tastings, whisky and food pairings, whisky and cigar pairings, and the chance to interact with outstanding whisky brands as well as fellow whisky enthusiasts.
September 30-October 2 - Austin City Limits
Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on two consecutive three-day weekends.
September 30-October 2 - Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg
MarktPlatz 126 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg celebrates its German heritage through German music, food and drink, artisans, children's area and family fun.

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Austin Events in August 2016

August 3 - Blues on the Green
Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Sweet Spirit and The Suffers
August 4 - Unplugged at the Grove 2016
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring TBA
August 6-7 - Grape Stomp at Dry Comal Creek
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards 1741 Herbelin Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132
Any two adults can participate in this highly anticipated winery event. One of you will do the “stomping” and the other will do the “collecting.”
August 6 - Local & Live Music Series
Austin Visitor Center 602 E. 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Each performance will provide the audience with a closer, more intimate experience with the artists, who will usually be playing solo or acoustic sets.
August 7 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Strings
August 8 - Pints and Poses
Hyatt Regency Austin 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The free, one-hour class will be held in the Foothills Ballroom, which provides views of Lady Bird Lake and skyline views of downtown Austin from the hotel’s 17th floor.
August 10 - Sound and Cinema: Quote-Along Labyrinth ft. Sweet Spirit
Long Center 701 West Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Classic movies on Alamo Drafthouse's giant inflatable screen paired with live music, with the perfect view of the downtown Austin skyline behind the stage.
August 10 - 101X Summer Cinema: School of Rock
Central Market 4001 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
Free outdoor movie showing starting at dark with chances to win prizes.
August 11 - Unplugged at the Grove 2016
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Bob Schneider
August 11 - Pay It Forward
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705
Featuring more than a dozen of the best chefs in Austin, music from local band, The Mrs, and a fundraising goal of $65,000, Pay It Forward will highlight the Austin restaurant scene and contribute to an amazing cause.
August 12-14 - LakeFest Drag Boat Races
Lakeside Park Marble Falls 305 Buena Vista Dr, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Feel the roar of the engines and the vibrations in your chest as over 100 boats race to reach speeds of over 260 mph and turn the banks of the lake into a wild three-day boat race party.
August 13 - Austin Ice Cream Festival
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
Bring yourself, your friends, your family and even your dog to the Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival. The event will include lots of games, activities, contests and live entertainment as well as ice cream.
August 13 - Alamo Drafthouse presents Star Wars Marathon
Alamo Drafthouse 701 W. Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Audiences are encouraged to dress in their finest Jedi robes or Galactic Empire uniform to watch a Star Wars marathon.
August 13 - 5k for Clay
Clay Madsen Recreation Center 1600 Gattis School Road , Round Rock, TX 78664
The event honors Clay Madsen and the Clay Madsen Recreation Center which strives to be a safe place where children and adults can learn the leadership and sportsmanship qualities that Clay upheld in his life which was ended by cancer.
August 13-14 - Grape Stomp at Dry Comal Creek
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards 1741 Herbelin Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132
Any two adults can participate in this highly anticipated winery event. One of you will do the “stomping” and the other will do the “collecting.”
August 14 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Brass
August 15-20 - 2016 NAGAAA Softball World Series
Various Locations, Austin, TX
This year, the Gay Softball World Series heads to Austin to celebrate its 40th Anniversary.
August 16 - Long Center presents Trailer Food Tuesdays
Long Center 701 W. Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Sample the delicious food trucks of Austin in one convenient location featuring the best view in town.
August 17 - Sound and Cinema: Tommy Boy ft. Matthew Logan Vasquez (of Delta Spirit)
Long Center 701 West Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Classic movies on Alamo Drafthouse's giant inflatable screen paired with live music, with the perfect view of the downtown Austin skyline behind the stage.
August 18 - Unplugged at the Grove 2016
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring The Rocketboys
August 20 - 12th Annual Bat Fest
Statesman Bat Observation Center 305 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
The event includes 5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk, 3 stages with live music, more than 75 arts & crafts vendors, delicious food and drinks, fun children’s activities, a bat costume contest and other bat activities.
August 20 - Local & Live Music Series
Austin Visitor Center 602 E. 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Each performance will provide the audience with a closer, more intimate experience with the artists, who will usually be playing solo or acoustic sets.
August 20-27 - Austin PRIDE 2016 Celebration
Various Locations, Austin, TX
Join Austin PRIDE for their 26th Annual Celebration from Sat. Aug. 20th thru Sat. Aug. 27th!
August 20-21 - Austin Pet Expo
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, and see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training.
August 20 - Sixth Annual Quesoff
Mohawk 912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Around 30 vendors of all shapes and sizes - restaurants, top chefs, home-cooks, neighbors, brother, sisters will all go head to head in four categories - Meaty, Spicy, Veggie and Wild Card.
August 21 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Woodwinds
August 21 - Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
Each year, more than 15,000 people flock to Fiesta Gardens to try as many different types of sauce as they can during this one-day event.
August 25 - Unplugged at the Grove 2016
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Jackie Venson
August 25-28 - Capital City Black Film Festival
Various Locations, Austin, TX
The 2016 Capital City Black Film Festival is packed with films, acting seminars, weekend parties, and more.
August 25-28 - Gillespie County Fair
Gillespie County Fair Association 530 Fair Drive, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Four days filled with carnival and midway, fair food, livestock judging, agricultural and household exhibits, arts and crafts, antique tractor shows, and live pari-mutuel horse racing!
August 28 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Big Band
August 30-September 5 - Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
Various Locations, Austin, TX
The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is a seven-day live performance festival that showcases some of the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, and a variety of comedy performances from all over the country and across the globe.

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Austin Events in July 2016

July 1-24 - Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture
Bullock Texas State History Museum 1800 North Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Explore the complex systems that bring food from farm to fork, all around the world.
July 2 - Bastrop Patriotic Festival
Fisherman's Park 1200 Willow St, Bastrop, TX 78602
Bastrop celebrates Independence Day with a Pet and Pal Parade, live music, a spectacular fireworks display and a performance from the Austin Symphonic Band.
July 2 - Round Rock Market Days
Centennial Plaza 301 West Bagdad Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664
A lively, fun community event held every month in beautiful Centennial Plaza from March through December.
July 2 - Local and Live Music Series
Austin Visitor Center 602 East 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Learn more about Austin's local artists, Ruby Jane Trio.
July 3 - Lockhart July 4th Extravaganza
Lockhart City Park 504 City Park Rd, Lockhart, TX 78644
An annual celebration of the nation’s independence, complete with food, arts and crafts, games, swimming and fireworks.
July 4 - HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks
Vic Mathias Shore (formerly Auditorium Shores) 800 West Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Great food, drinks, and a variety of local arts & crafts vendors, topped with a fireworks display over the city skyline backed by symphonic patriotic classics.
July 4 - Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic
Austin306 Ampitheater 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Del Valle, TX 78617
Willie Nelson and some of the biggest names in music gather to celebrate Independence Day in a two-day jam extravaganza.
July 4 - Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration
Hill Country Galleria 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX 78738
Enjoy shopping, dining, fireworks, and live music from Vallejo and KP & The Boom Boom.
July 4 - SERTOMA 4th of July Celebration
San Gabriel Park 445 East Morrow St, Georgetown, TX 78626
The family-friendly outdoor party features live entertainment, a Hometown Parade, arts and crafts, games and a petting zoo, capped off with a spectacular fireworks display.
July 4 - Round Rock July 4th Frontier Days
Old Settlers Park 3300 East Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
A fun, free event for the whole family including a parade, carnival rides, movies in the park, a jalapeno eating contest, games for the kids and fireworks.
July 4 - SummerFest San Marcos
San Marcos Plaza Park 206 North CM Allen Pkwy, San Marcos, TX 78666
Celebrate the 4th with live music throughout the event along with a parade, children’s patriotic costume contest and a fireworks display to top off the evening.
July 5-31 - Summer Classic Film Series
Paramount Theater 719 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Different classic movies are played at the Paramount every day through the beginning of September.
July 6 - Sunset Sessions with MOD Fitness
W Hotel WET Deck 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
Take part in a sweaty barre class, then stay and enjoy a dip in the pool and cocktail specials.
July 6 - Sound and Cinema
Long Center 701 West Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Classic movies on Alamo Drafthouse's giant inflatable screen paired with live music, with the perfect view of the downtown Austin skyline behind the stage.
July 8 - Texas Country Kickoff II
Cedar Park Center 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Featuring Casey Donahew Band, Sunny Sweeney and more.
July 9 - Kick & Roll Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Event
Round Rock Sports Center 2400 Chisholm Tr, Round Rock, TX 78681
The biggest sneaker-themed basketball tournament in the USA hosted by Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation to educate, raise awareness, and honor survivors of the disease.
July 13 - Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park
Symphony Square Amphitheatre 1101 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Summer program featuring local musicians, dancers, storytellers, magicians, mimes, and crafts people.
July 15 - Bob Schneider with Tosca String Quartet
Long Center 701 West Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Texas’ own Bob Schneider reunites with the famous Tosca String Quartet for a special concert.
July 16 - Bubblepalooza
Long Center City Terrace 701 West Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Rain or shine, enjoy live music, chalk art, food trailers, and lots of bubbles.
July 16 - Local and Live Music Series
Austin Visitor Center 602 East 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Learn more about Austin's local artist, Mrs. Glass.
July 16-17 - City Wide Garage Sale
Palmer Event Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
A large, indoor gathering where unique vendors sell used items, vintage collectables, and interesting antiques.
July 16-17 - Float Fest 2016
Cool River Ranch 601 Dupuy Ranch Rd, Martindale, TX 78655
Described as "The Raddest, Loudest, Floatest Fest in Texas", float the river to get to two concert stages with musical acts that never overlap.
July 17 - The Art of Rap Festival
Austin306 Ampitheater 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Del Valle, TX 78617
Nationwide tour featuring an impressive lineup of legendary rappers and hip-hop artists.
July 19 - Food Trailer Tuesdays
Long Center 701 West Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Sample the delicious food trucks of Austin in one convenient location featuring the best view in town.
July 20 - Sound and Cinema
Long Center 701 West Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Classic movies on Alamo Drafthouse's giant inflatable screen paired with live music, with the perfect view of the downtown Austin skyline behind the stage.
July 20 - Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park
Symphony Square Amphitheatre 1101 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Summer program featuring local musicians, dancers, storytellers, magicians, mimes, and crafts people.
July 20-31 - Zach Theatre presents Mary Poppins
Zach Theatre (Topfer Theatre) 1510 Toomey Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Everyone's favorite nanny presented on Zach Theatre's stage.
July 21 - Live Music on the Lawn with Buzz & The Blue Cats Band
Charles Johnson House- American Legion 404 Atlanta St, Austin, TX 78703
Outdoor live music where you can BYOB and have a picnic or purchase food from food trucks, with all proceeds going to the American Legion.
July 22 - (Baby Got) Back to the '90s
Cedar Park Center 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Featuring Naughty by Nature, En Vogue, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, Sisqo, and 2 Live Crew.
July 24 - Lady Bird Day
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
The Wildflower Center honors its founder: what she did for our nation's environment, her legacy, and the legislation she inspired.
July 27 - The Wine Down 2016
ACL Live 310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Music by El Tule with bites by Malaga and pop-up by Luxe Apothetique, benefitting the Austin Music Foundation.
July 27 - 101X Summer Cinema: The Goonies
Central Market 4001 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
Free outdoor movie showing starting at dark with chances to win prizes.
July 27 - Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park
Symphony Square Amphitheatre 1101 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Summer program featuring local musicians, dancers, storytellers, magicians, mimes, and crafts people.
July 29 - Art After Six
Austin City Hall 301 West 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
Extended gallery hours and talks by artists from the 2016 exhibition, with featured artists Barbara Attwell, Jess Bee, and Cherry Taylor.
July 30-31 - Classic Game Fest
Palmer Event Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
One of the largest retro game conventions in the country, this two-day fest includes free play on game systems and aracades, the opportunity to buy and sell classic games and consoles, and much, much more.

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Austin Events in June 2016

June 2 - First Thursday on South Congress
Güero’s Taco Bar 1412 S. Congress, Austin, TX 78704
First Thursday of each month, all of the stores along South Congress stay open late. Some of the stores have special sales and give out free drinks on these nights.
June 2 - First Thursday in Downtown Buda
Downtown , Buda, TX 78610
Join the Buda Downtown Merchants’ Group as they encourage local residents and visitors to wander the unique antique and specialty shops.
June 2-5 - X Games Austin
Circuit of The Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617
Three day festival that has more than 250 of the best action sports athletes competing for the most coveted medals in Skateboard, BMX Freestyle, Moto X and more.
June 4 - TX German Bier and Kase Festival
Austin Saengerrunde and Scholz Garten 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
The event showcases specialty German style bier and local chefs, foodies, and cheese enthusiasts will compete for the title of "Best in Show."
June 5 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Strings
June 5 - Bollywood Meets Borscht Belt 2016
Dell Jewish Center 7300 Hart Ln, Austin, TX 78731
Enjoy dinner sponsored by Indian restaurants and all proceeds will fun school supplies for homeless children in Austin, Manor and Del Valle.
June 9 - Unplugged at the Grove 2016
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Harvest Thieves
June 9-12 - ATX Television Festival
Downtown Various Locations, Austin, TX 78701
The focus of the ATX Television Festival is the celebration of the medium of television: looking back at its history, where it is now, and where it is headed.
June 9-12 - Republic of Texas Biker Rally
Travis County Exposition Center 7311 Decker Ln, Austin, TX 78724
Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts flock to Central Texas to enjoy amazing motorcycles, Austin nightlife and the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
June 10-11 - Fittipaldi Exotic Driving
Driveway Austin 8400 Delwau Ln, Austin, TX 78725
Fittipaldi Exotic Driving is a unique motorsports training, development and vehicle showcasing complex located in the heart Texas.
June 11-12 - Over the Edge
W Austin 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas' biggest fundraising event of the year gives people the opportunity to raise funds to rappel at W Austin.
June 12 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Woodwinds
June 12 - Shack Track & Field Austin: Run
Shake Shack 1100 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Meet at Shake Shack at 7PM for a free 3-4 mile community run.
June 13 - Introducion to Screenwriting
A free screenwriting class that teaches 12-17 year olds about story arc, character development, formatting a screenplay, plots and subplots, try/fail cycles and more!
June 13 - Pints and Poses
Hyatt Regency Austin 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The free, one-hour class will be held in the Foothills Ballroom, which provides views of Lady Bird Lake and skyline views of downtown Austin from the hotel’s 17th floor.
June 13 - 22nd Annual Hot Rod Power Tour
Circuit of The Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617
The largest rolling car show in the country, possibly in the world, and a colorful midway of mobile display rigs from more than 50 performance manufacturers and aftermarket specialists.
June 14 - Flag Day
June 15 - Introducion to Screenwriting
A free screenwriting class that teaches 12-17 year olds about story arc, character development, formatting a screenplay, plots and subplots, try/fail cycles and more!
June 16 - Unplugged at the Grove 2016
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Harvest Thieves
June 17-19 - Cedar Park Rodeo
Cedar Park Rodeo 2100 Ave. of the Stars, Austin, TX 78613
Three evenings of professional rodeo action including bare back riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, girls barrel racing, girls breakaway roping, team roping, and mutton busting. Also, musical performances!
June 17-18 - Solstice Festival
Pan Am Park 2100 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78702
Every summer in Austin, Texas, they throw a free music festival using their technology and last year had 145 concerts happening at 35 venues around the city.
June 18 - 2nd Street Soundcheck
2nd Street District 400 W. 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
Benefiting the Austin Music Foundation and KUTX 98.9, this free music and street festival will feature over 21 local artists, delicious food and drinks from local restaurants, art vendors, in-store performances, and more all taking place in downtown Austin.
June 18 - Central Texas Juneteenth 2K, Parade & Celebration
Rosewood Park 2300 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702
Juneteenth, also known as "Freedom Day" or "Emancipation Day," is the oldest known African American celebration commemorating the end of slavery. The day will consist of 2K run/walk, parade and park celebration.
June 18 - Ronald McDonald House Party 2016
Palm Door 401 Sabine St, Austin, TX 78701
Join nearly 200 of Austin’s vibrant young professionals as they support families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas.
June 19 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Big Band
June 19 - Father's Day
June 21 - Old Gruene Market Days
Gruene Historic District 1601 Hunter Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Shop handmade items and unique finds from over 100 artisans and vendors during Old Gruene Market Days.
June 22 - Blues on the Green
Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Wild Child and Max Frost.
June 23 - Unplugged at the Grove 2016
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard
June 25 - 2016 African American Book Festival
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702
The Austin African American Book Festival is a yearly event that showcases new literature by and about African Americans.
June 25 - Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K
Veteran's Pocket Park and American Legion Grounds 404 Atlanta St, Austin, TX 78703
Run, skip or race through the streets of downtown Austin wearing the wackiest costume.
June 26 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Brass
June 30 - Unplugged at the Grove 2016
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
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Austin Events in May 2016

May 1 - Hill Country Film Festival
Fritztown Cinema 2254 S US HWY 87, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Venture out to Fredericksburg, Texas for a four-day independent film festival in the heart of the picturesque Hill Country.
May 1 - Art City Austin
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Art Austin is a collective of Austin galleries, museums, art spaces, art events, and self-guided art tours.
May 1 - LEVITATION
Carson Creek Ranch 9507 Sherman Rd, Austin, TX 78742
LEVITATION has it all from music, numerous stages, camping site, food and drink, marketplace and vendors, plus art and visuals.
May 4-8 - Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Downtown Various Locations, Austin, TX 78701
The festival will offer narrative and documentary feature and short films and videos, as well as experimental, animation, and music video selections, in competitive and non-competitive sections.
May 5 - First Thursday on South Congress
Güero’s Taco Bar 1412 S. Congress, Austin, TX 78704
First Thursday of each month, all of the stores along South Congress stay open late. Some of the stores have special sales and give out free drinks on these nights.
May 6-8 - Dreamhack Austin
Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
For the first time ever the World's largest digital festival DreamHack is coming to North America.
May 7 - Muddy Miler Family Adventure 2016
Old Settlers Park 3300 East Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
The Muddy Miler is a themed adventure run offering the entire family more obstacles, more mud and more fun than your average run event.
May 7 - The Dinner Detective Austin
Courtyard Marriott Downtown 300 E. 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States.
May 7 - Local & Live Music Series
Austin Visitor Center 602 E. 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
All shows will take place every other Saturday and are free and open to the public. Come hear some of the best music Austin has to offer.
May 7 - Big Squeeze 10th Anniversary Extravaganza Concert
Bullock Texas State History Museum 1800 N. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze with a statewide youth accordion contest, and featuring past contest winners who will showcase a variety of Texas-based accordion genres including conjunto, polka, Cajun, and zydeco.
May 7 - Touch-a-Truck
Camp Mabry 2200 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
Touch-A-Truck is a fun-filled event that provides an opportunity for kids of all ages to come to Camp Mabry and have the chance to touch, explore and climb on any vehicle they can imagine from fire trucks and ambulances to backhoes and bulldozers.
May 7-8 - The Pecan Street Festival
Downtown Sixth Street (Old Pecan Street), Austin, TX 78701
The Pecan Street Festival is a free two-day arts festival held each spring and fall in downtown Austin’s charming Sixth Street Historic District.
May 7-8 - Maker Faire Austin
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd , Austin, TX 78704
Maker Faire Austin is a family-friendly event full of invention, creativity, education, and entertainment that will make even adults feel like kids again.
May 8 - Mother's Day
May 11 - 9th Annual Farm to Plate
Barr Mansion 10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 78759
More than 30 of Austin’s most acclaimed chefs will serve samples of their culinary creations at Sustainable Food Center’s 9th annual Farm to Plate.
May 12-14 - Radiant Conference 2016
Celebration Church 1202 Rabbit Hill Rd, Georgetown, TX 78626
Acclaimed speakers and creative worship will inspire and encourage women on their mission to make truth, kindness, redemption, grace, love, and power brighter in our everyday lives.
May 13 - Downtown Street Fair
Business Center 900 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
The festival includes food vendors, retailers, entertainers, artists and more! Also, it is free and open to the public.
May 14 - The Dinner Detective Austin
Courtyard Marriott Downtown 300 E. 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States.
May 14 - JMBLYA 2016
Austin American-Statesman 305 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
This year’s stacked lineup is filled to the brim with a highly curated selection of acts that blend together some of today’s biggest music performers with several exciting up-and-comers.
May 14 - Volente Olive Festival
Volente Beach 16107 FM 2769, Leander, TX 78641
The event includes an “olives, olives and more olives,” information on the health benefits of olive oil, olive trees sales and tips on growing olive trees in central Texas.
May 14-15 - West Austin Studio Tour
West Austin Studio 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2 #101 , Austin, TX 78702
WEST is a free, annual, self-guided art event occurring over two weekends in May, providing the public with an opportunity to meet the makers: the local artists and artisans who leave a lasting imprint on Austin’s vibrant, dynamic culture.
May 18-24 - Austin Sketch Fest
Downtown Various Locations, Austin, TX 78701
Austin Sketch Fest will showcase some of the best comedy acts in Austin.
May 20 - Downtown Street Fair
Business Center 900 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
The festival includes food vendors, retailers, entertainers, artists and more! Also, it is free and open to the public.
May 21-22 - West Austin Studio Tour
West Austin Studio 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2 #101 , Austin, TX 78702
WEST is a free, annual, self-guided art event occurring over two weekends in May, providing the public with an opportunity to meet the makers: the local artists and artisans who leave a lasting imprint on Austin’s vibrant, dynamic culture.
May 21 - The Dinner Detective Austin
Courtyard Marriott Downtown 300 E. 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States.
May 21 - Local & Live Music Series
Austin Visitor Center 602 E. 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
All shows will take place every other Saturday and are free and open to the public. Come hear some of the best music Austin has to offer.
May 26-31 - Kerrville Folk Festival
Kerrville Music Festivals 3876 Medina Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028
The Kerrville Music Festivals are family oriented events which are held each year on the Quiet Valley Ranch, just 9 miles south of the resort town of Kerrville in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
May 27 - Downtown Street Fair
Business Center 900 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
The festival includes food vendors, retailers, entertainers, artists and more! Also, it is free and open to the public.
May 30 - Life Time Tri CapTex
Lady Bird Lake Various Locations, Austin, TX 78701
Life Time Tri CapTex was founded in 1991 and has become one of the most popular multisport races in the country.
May 30 - Memorial Day

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Austin Events in April 2016

April 1 - April Fools Day
April 1 - Lewis Black: The Naked Truth Tour
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Comedian Lewis Black stand up.
April 1-2 - Austin Urban Music Festival
Auditorium Shores 800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
The festival continues to play a huge role in the community. It is focused on breaking new boundaries each year and will continue to do so as it aims to reach the hearts and minds of Urban music lovers where ever they may be.
April 2-3 - Zilker Garden Festival
Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
For over 50 years, the annual Zilker Garden Festival has been a one-stop, garden shopping destination when spring arrives in Austin and Central Texas. A family-friendly event, the garden festival offers something for everyone.
April 2 - Texas VegFest 2016
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
Texas VegFest celebrates the health, environmental, and animal welfare benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.
April 2 - Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest
Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
The event offers consumers the ability to sample gluten free products prior to purchasing in your local shops. Also, demo stage presentations that help you learn to cook gluten free and lectures from gluten free veterans that offer educational value.
April 3 - NOLA, Texas Food and Music Festival
Cedar Park Center 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613
All you can eat crawfish and musical acts, including Asleep at the Wheel, Cowboy Mouth and Bob Schneider.
April 6-10 - Fusebox
Fusebox Austin 2023 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702
Performance festival, film festival, music and visual art festival, culinary and social event, public art project, and everything in between, the festival is truly a multi-track experience much like the world we live in.
April 7-10 - Austin International Poetry Festival
Blanton Museum of Art 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Austin International Poetry Festival promotes literary excellence by uniting poets from around the world to celebrate the diversity of humanity through the power of written and spoken word.
April 7-10 - Euphoria
Carson Creek Ranch 9507 Sherman Rd, Austin, TX 78742
Find your Euphoria at Carson Creek Ranch for their 5th anniversary camping and music festival to create, feel and live in the moment.
April 7 - First Thursday on South Congress
Güero’s Taco Bar 1412 S. Congress, Austin, TX 78704
First Thursday of each month, all of the stores along South Congress stay open late. Some of the stores have special sales and give out free drinks on these nights.
April 8-9 - 15th Annual Lonestar Round Up
Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Ln, Austin, TX 78724
The Lonestar Round Up is an outdoor car show and live music festival featuring vintage hot rods and custom cars driven here from all over the country.
April 8-10 - MotoGP™ World Championship
Circuit of the Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617
The planet’s most talented and skilled riders will line the grid at the Grand Prix of the Americas, to battle it out. Discover 2016’s emerging talents and the excitement of Grand Prix racing in the ultimate test for the finest athletes and machinery in motorcycle racing!
April 10 - Cap 10K
Congress Avenue Bridge S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Cap 10K has not only grown to become the largest 10K in Texas, but also the seventh largest in the nation. In 2015, more than 18,000 registered for the annual Austin tradition.
April 14-17 - Old Settler's Music Festival
Old Settler's Music Festival 18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
The four-day festival, featuring more than 30 of the finest talents on the American roots music scene, takes place at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood, just south of Austin.
April 15 - Tax Day
April 15-17 - Austin Reggae Festival
Auditorium Shores 800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Three-day reggae festival that benefits the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.
April 15-23 - Austin Fashion Week
Austin, TX
Going into its 8th year, Austin Fashion Week is the largest fashion event in Texas and one of the most highly acclaimed in the Southern United States.
April 16-17 - Texas Military Department Open House and American Heroes Air Show
Camp Mabry 2200 West 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
The Texas Military Department Open House and American Heroes Air Show is a fun free family event that hosts a variety of events to honor Veterans, First Responders and our communities.
April 20-23 - Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
This marathon of side-splitting nights throughout the city is slated to bring over 100 comedians doing everything from stand-up and sketch to improv and musical comedy.
April 22-24 - Earth Day
April 22-24 - Austin Food+Wine Festival
Auditorium Shores 800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
All weekend long, indulge in artisanal food, wine, beer, and spirits from hundreds of purveyors.
April 23 - 22nd Annual Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival
The Austin American Statesman 305 South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Enjoy two stages featuring 10 Louisiana bands. Tempt your taste buds with some amazing food vendors who sell everything from jambalaya to alligator. If you prefer crawfish, the festival has 7,000 pounds of free large, boiled, live crawfish!
April 23 - Sunset Valley ArtFest
Toney Burger Activity Center and Stadium 3200 Jones Rd, Austin, TX 78745
This event is an all day celebration of the arts with live music, food, and kids activities.
April 29-May 1 - Art City Austin 2016
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Art Austin is a collective of Austin galleries, museums, art spaces, art events, and self-guided art tours.
April 29-May 1 - LEVITATION
Carson Creek Ranch 9507 Sherman Rd, Austin, TX 78742
LEVITATION has it all from music, numerous stages, camping site, food and drink, marketplace and vendors, plus art and visuals.
April 30 - Eeyores Birthday Party
Pease District Park 1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX 78705
Eeyores Birthday Party is a fund-raiser to benefit non-profit groups in Austin. Some of these groups will be selling hot and cold food (including vegetarian), soft drinks, juices, spring water, and Texas beer at the event, plus live music from noon to 6p.m.
April 30 - 2016 iHeartCountry Festival
Frank Erwin Center 1701 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
For the third year in a row, iHeartCountry Festival is back and returning to Austin, Texas! A star-studded lineup is set to celebrate all things country at the Frank Erwin Center.

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Austin Events in March 2016

March 3 - First Thursday on South Congress
Güero’s Taco Bar 1412 S. Congress, Austin, TX 78704
First Thursday of each month, all of the stores along South Congress stay open late. Some of the stores have special sales and give out free drinks on these nights.
March 3 - West End Galleries 1st Thursday
Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery 1137 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Gallery hopping from 6-8pm, viewing Russell Collection Fine Art and Wally Workman Gallery.
March 4-6 - Pirelli World Challenge
Circuit of The Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617
Be there for the start of the 2016 season when race-prepped, production-based cars from Bentley, Cadillac, Ferrari, McLaren, Maserati, McLaren, Porsche, Audi and more hit the track at Circuit of The Americas.
March 5 - Warrior Dash Texas 2016
Rustys Walnut Creek Ranch 394 Pleasant Chapel Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78612
With over two and a half million participants worldwide since 2009, they’ve reinvented the concept of a 5k run and created a revolution: Warrior Nation.
March 5 - Mighty Texas Dog Walk 2016
Austin American-Statesman 305 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Join thousands of dogs and their best friends for a scenic stroll, free samples galore, advice from top vets and trainers.
March 5 - Wurstfest Craft Beer Festival
Wurstfest 120 Landa Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Brewery tastings, 80+ craft beers under the Stelzenhaus Food trucks, and live music all day.
March 6 - Zilker Kite Festival
Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The ABC Zilker Kite festival is free for everyone and benefits Communities In Schools of Central Texas.
March 8-9 - Amplify Austin Day 2016
Austin, TX
Twenty four hours to raise $9,000,000.
March 10 - Movies in the Park: The Sandlot
Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park 7000 Ardath St, Austin, TX 78757
Movies in the Park is a series of free films brought to you by Austin Parks Foundation in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse.
March 11-20 - SXSW Music, Film, Interactive
Austin, TX
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences and Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies.
March 12-26 - Rodeo Austin
Travis County Expo Center 9100 Decker Lake Road, Austin, TX 78724
Join Rodeo Austin for 15 days of fun featuring livestock shows, Austin's largest carnival, family fun, rodeo action and live music!
March 13 - Daylight Saving Time Begins
Spring forward.
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day Austin
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr, Austin, TX 78754
The St. Patrick's Day Austin is the best place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! A commitment to authentic Irish culture.
March 19 - Cirque Noir presents Pattern Drama at SXSW
Chicon Collective 301 Chicon St, Austin, TX 78702
Come let yourself get painted, watch an artist create live, and let the melodic sounds transport you to another time and place.
March 24 - Movies in the Park: Shrek
Dick Nichols District Park 8011 Beckett Rd, Austin, TX 78749
Movies in the Park is a series of free films brought to you by Austin Parks Foundation in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse.
March 25-27 - 2016 Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort
Horseshoe Bay Resort 200 Hi Cir N, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657
Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort is the region’s only annual hot air balloon festival. Each year, thousands of balloon enthusiasts from across Texas arrive to watch hot air balloons glow and ascend over the Hill Country terrain.
March 26 - Rang Barse Holi Rain Dance
Elizabeth Milburn Park 1901 Sun Chase Blvd , Cedar Park, TX 78613
Celebrate Holi with a Festival of Colors with a live DJ and authentic Indian Food.
March 26 - Giddy Up 2016
River Road Ice House 1791 Hueco Springs Loop Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132
It started off as a "little" chopper show in New Braunfels and quickly became one of the biggest chopper parties in Texas.
March 26 - TEDxSpeedwayPlaza: TEDx Returns to UT Austin
UT Student Activity Center 201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
TEDxSpeedwayPlaza is an independently organized TED event.
March 26 - Austin Slackline Festival
Austin, TX
Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned slacker, you'll find fun new tricks, a new sense of balance, and tons of new friends.
March 27 - Easter
March 28-April 2 - Texas Relays Festival
Mike A. Myers Stadium 707 Clyde Littlefield Dr, Austin, TX 78705
The second largest track meet in the United States, the event brings together the top high school and college athletes to compete in races and field events including everything from the long jump to the javelin throw.
March 31 - Movies in the Park: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Republic Square Park 422 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701
Movies in the Park is a series of free films brought to you by Austin Parks Foundation in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse.

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Austin Events in February 2016

February 1-13 - FronteraFest 2016
Hyde Park Theatre 511 W. 43rd St, Austin, TX 78751
The 23rd season of this renowned five-week, city-wide, unjuried fringe festival featuring over 800 local and national artists annually.
February 2 - Groundhog Day
According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks.
February 2-4 - Austin Blind Cafe
Austin Blind Cafe 404 Atlanta St, Austin, TX 78703
The Blind Cafe Experience is social experience, of music, socializing and learning through community, where there will be a group discussion between the audience and their legally Blind keynote speakers. As well, you are signing up for a live music listening concert, performed with the intention of helping you to remember how to feel and listen, to music without your visual conditioning and social etiquette and cell phones!
February 4 - First Thursday on South Congress
Guero’s Taco Bar 1412 S. Congress, Austin, TX 78704
First Thursday of each month, all of the stores along South Congress stay open late. Some of the stores have special sales and give out free drinks on these nights.
February 4 - Dancing with the Stars: Live!
Bass Concert Hall 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712
Dance All Night Tour includes pro dancers Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Jenna Johnson, and more.
February 4 - West End Galleries 1st Thursday
Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery 1137 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Gallery hopping from 6-8pm, viewing Russell Collection Fine Art and Wally Workman Gallery.
February 6 - Rodeo Austin Gala
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The Rodeo Austin Gala is one of Austin's largest black tie affairs, featuring a four-course dinner, cocktails, silent and live auction shopping, and award-winning entertainment by Kacey Musgraves.
February 6 - Hot Rods and Hatters 5th Annual Car Show
Hot Rods and Hatters 110 S Main St, Lockhart, TX 78644
Car show with awards, live music from Rick Broussard's Two Hoots and a Holler and The Octanes and free to the public.
February 6 - 2016 CASAblanca Gala
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
Located at the JW Marriott Austin Hotel, complete with exciting auctions, a casino after-party, delicious cuisine and the inspiring stories of CASA children and volunteers.
February 6 - The 9th Annual Puppy Bowl
Austin Humane Society 124 W Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752
The 9th annual Austin Humane Society Puppy Bowl is a Super Bowl-themed, free family-friendly community event featuring AHS adoptable puppies dressed in uniform, children’s activities, and local vendors and businesses.
February 7 - Super Bowl 50
Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos
February 14 - Austin Marathon and Half Marathon
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon allow 5,000 participants the experience of running through some of Austin’s most scenic and historic neighborhoods. Highlights include the Hyde Park neighborhood, Lady Bird Johnson Lake, the University of Texas campus, the State Capitol and Congress Avenue.
February 14 - Valentine's Day
February 14 - 2016 ValenPugs Gala
MAX's Underground Wine Dive Austin 207 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
This Valentine's Day gala is a human only event to raise funds for our rescue pugs. Cost of ticket includes a delicious buffet, silent auction, dessert, romantic live music and a special "Behind the Scenes Presentation."
February 15 - President's Day
February 16-18 - The Long Center presents Riverdance
The Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W. Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures.
February 17-20 - Austin Energy Regional Science Festival
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is one of Texas's largest regional science fairs with almost 3,000 students from 3rd through 12th grade. It encourages and rewards innovative student research and provides scientists, engineers and other professionals a chance to volunteer in the community.
February 20 - FLASHBACK
The Parish Underground 214 East Sixth St, Austin, TX 78701
Flashback is an over-the-top 80s and 90s dance party benefiting Austin Children's Shelter & SafePlace.
February 26-28 - Jugglefest XXIII
Texas School for the Deaf - Seeger Gymnasium 1102 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Celebrating its 23nd year, Jugglefest is a three-day event full of workshops, games, demonstrations, and shows featuring juggling, unicycling, and related circus arts.
February 26 - Go Red For Women Summit
JW Marriott Austin 110 E. 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
The American Heart Association will be holding their annual Go Red For Women Summit featuring keynote speaker, former First Lady Laura Bush.
February 27 - Carnaval Brasileiro
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The biggest Brazilian carnaval celebrations outside Brazil - samba, costumes and wild abandon - in the heart of Texas.
February 27 - That Takes the Cake
Round Rock Sports Complex 2400 Chisholm Trail Rd, Round Rock, TX 78681
Fabulous sugar artists create art from sweets.
February 27 - Austin Classical Guitar presents David Russell
AISD Performing Arts Center 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Austin, TX 78723
Talk with Russell about his philanthropic efforts in India and Africa and how his global perspective and transcendent talents have led him to a place of tremendous insight and civic leadership.
February 28 - Austin Lamb Jam
Barr Mansion 10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 78759
This is the annual multi-city culinary cook-off's second visit to Austin where event attendees and food media will decide who has earned their "chops" by voting on the chef's inventive American lamb dishes.
February 28 - Austin Summer Camp Fair
Norris Conference Center 2525 West Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757
Over 70 camps attending Austin Summer Camp Fair from Austin, Texas to Ontario, Canada.

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Austin Events in January 2016

January 1 - Polar Bear Splash 2016
Barton Springs Pool 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Every year on January 1st, Barton Springs Pool hosts a polar plunge to ring in the new year.
January 1 - Hotel San Jose New Year's Day Hangover Hangout
Hotel San Jose 1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Free Jo’s coffee, drink specials, and food to cure what ails you.
January 1-9 - Ice Skating on the Plaza
Whole Foods Market 525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Ice skating on the rooftop of the Whole Foods downtown store from 10 am until 9 pm, daily!
January 1-6 - Annual Holiday Lights & Ice
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa 8212 Barton Club Dr, Austin, TX 78735
Get in the holiday spirit with skating on our indoor ice rink that overlooks the scenic hill country and is accompanied by a display of twinkling lights and festive activities for the whole family to enjoy.
January 1-10 - Austin's Free Week
Austin, TX
Free Week was created by Graham Williams, founder of Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, who saw an opportunity to keep the music scene alive during the winter. Bands perform at different venues throughout the week, and of course, every show is free.
January 7 - First Thursday on South Congress
Güero’s Taco Bar 1412 S. Congress, Austin, TX 78704
First Thursday of each month, all of the stores along South Congress stay open late. Some of the stores have special sales and give out free drinks on these nights.
January 7 - West End Galleries 1st Thursday
Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery 1137 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Gallery hopping from 6-8pm, viewing Russell Collection Fine Art and Wally Workman Gallery.
January 7,14,21,28 - Bavarian Nights
Hotel San Jose 1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Every Tuesday in January, Hotel San Jose courtyard host a celebration with pretzels, specialty big German beers, spiced mulled white wine and polka music.
January 7-10 - Austin Boat Show & Travel Trailer Show
Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
The Austin Boat and Travel Trailer Show is an annual event that showcases boats of all types, along with travel trailers from dealers around Central Texas.
January 10 - Rogue Distance Festival
Cedar Park High School 2150 Cypress Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Rogue Running presents the Rogue Distance Festival with 30K & 10K. The 30k (18.6 miles) is part of the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge for the fourth year in a row, and the 10K for the third.
January 10 - Annual Get Fit! Day
Ballet Austin 501 W 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701
Attend Ballet Austin's annual Get Fit and kick off the new year celebrating health and wellbeing. This is your opportunity to sample conditioning and fitness classes, try Pilates reformers, learn more about living healthy, and have fun!
January 12-31 - FronteraFest 2016
Hyde Park Theatre 511 W 43rd St, Austin, TX 78751
Austin’s Frontera Fest is a five-week festival of offbeat fringe theatre categorized as Short Fringe, Long Fringe and B.Y.O.V Fringe (Bring Your Own Venue). Taking place at venues across Austin, this celebration is a great way to see the city while supporting the arts.
January 15-31 - PrintAustin
Austin, TX
PrintAustin is a month-long celebration of the art of printmaking, with the intent to educate the public about various printmaking programs.
January 18 - March, Festival, and Food Drive
MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus 305 E 23rd St, Austin, TX 78712
The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city.
January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
A day to honor the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 21-24 - Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival
Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Four days of contests, tattoo artists and vendors, plus after parties.
January 23 - Startup Games
Fair Market Austin 1100 East 5th St, Austin, TX 78702
Sixteen tech startups compete in ten events for a day of networking, fun and philanthropy. Each company plays for the charity of their choice, and at the end of the event, every charity walks away with money for their organization, with the largest portion of the pot going to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.
January 24 - Austin Bacon and Beer Festival 2016
Fair Market Austin 1100 East 5th St , Austin, TX 78702
This popular event showcases bacon-centric food prepared by bacon-loving chefs from Austin and Central Texas—and they’ll be pairing it all with craft brews!
January 30 - Austin Gorilla Run
Camp Mabry 2210 W. 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
Run a 5K with friends or family and benefit mountain gorillas. Gorilla suits welcome and after-party to celebrate!

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