Things to do in Austin this Month

Fun activities and events happening all over town this month in Austin, TX! 

Austin visitors watch the Congress Bridge bats
 

July 2015

July 1 - 101X Summer Cinema
Central Market 4001 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
Showing of The Sandlot.
July 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.
July 2 - Movies in the Park
Republic Square Park 422 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701
Showing of The Incredibles.
July 2 - Unplugged at the Grove 2015
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Shinyribs.
July 3 - Friday Night Films at South Shore District
South Shore District 1333 Shore Distric Dr, Austin, TX 78741
Showing of Sleepless in Seattle.
July 4 - H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Vic Mathias Shores 800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
The Austin Symphony hosts an annual concert of patriotic music and a spectacular firework display over Lady Bird Lake.
July 4 - Independence Day
Happy 4th Y'all!
July 4 - Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival
Hill Country Galleria 12700 Hill Country Blvd Ste. T-100, Bee Cave, TX 78738
Shopping, music, barbecue, fireworks and fun for the whole family, including the dogs.
July 4 - Independence 4th of July Celebration
Independence Brewing 3913 Todd Ln Suite 607, Austin, TX 78744
Independence Brewing Co. celebrates July 4th with live music, Wünder Pig Barbecue Co. and The Good Times Ice Cream Austin food truck and lots of beer.
July 4 - Bob Schneider's 4th of July Bash
Nutty Brown Cafe 12225 Highway 290 West, Austin, TX 78737
Bob Schneider is back for his annual 4th of July Bash at the Nutty Brown Cafe. Wear your red, white and blue to this celebration of the U S of A with a spectacular fireworks show!
July 4 - 5th Annual Corn Dog Eating Contest
Black Sheep Lodge 2108 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Corn Dog eating contest at Black Sheep Lodge.
July 4 - 4th of July Party
Hotel Vegas 1500 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Celebrate July 4th at Hotel Vegas with DJ's providing music, dunking booth, swimming pool, and crawfish boil with free hot dogs.
July 7 - Trailer Food Tuesdays
Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Sample the delicious food trucks of Austin at the Long Center.
July 9 - Anthony Bourdain: Close to the Bone
Bass Concert Hall 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712
For one night only, Bourdain will spend the evening sharing candid, unyielding insights about his life’s work and travels, including an open question and answer session with the audience.
July 9 - Unplugged at the Grove 2015
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Jonathan Tyler.
July 9 - Movies in the Park
Republic Square Park 422 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701
180 Degrees South presented by Patagonia.
July 10 - Friday Night Films at South Shore District
South Shore District 1333 Shore Distric Dr, Austin, TX 78741
Showing of Clueless.
July 12 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Brass.
July 15 - 101X Summer Cinema
Central Market 4001 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
Showing of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
July 16 - Unplugged at the Grove 2015
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring James McMurtry.
July 18-19 - Forest Creek Central Texas Amateur
Forest Creek Golf Club 99 Twin Ridge Parkway, Round Rock, TX 78664
Some of the best Central Texas amateur golfers will head to Round Rock to tee off in this 17th annual golf tournament.
July 18-19 - Body Mind Spirit Expo
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
This holistic expo focuses on advancements in spiritual and planetary awakening with like-minded souls.
July 19 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Woodwinds.
July 22 - Blues on the Green
Zilker Park 2100 Barton Spring Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Bob Schneider.
July 23 - Unplugged at the Grove 2015
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard.
July 25-26 - Classic Game Fest
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Come celebrate the biggest retro video game convention in Texas during 2 days of exciting classic video games, retro game tournaments, costume contests, live video game music, and more!
July 26 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Big Band.
July 29 - 101X Summer Cinema
Central Market 4001 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
Showing of Hook.

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June 2015

June 2 - Texas Social Justice Series: The Right to Vote
Bob Bullock Museum 1800 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701
Explore the historic events leading up to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and cover historic disenfranchisement of racial minorities, the impacts of the Voting Rights Act in Texas and current court decisions related to the law.
  • June 3 - Blues on the Green
    Featuring Jimmie Vaughan and The Tilt-A-Whirl Band with Special Guests.
  • June 4 - First Thursday on South Congress
    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 4 - First Thursday in Downtown Buda
    Join the Buda Downtown Merchants’ Group as they encourage local residents and visitors to wander the unique antique and specialty shops.
  • June 4 - West End Galleries First Thursday
    Gallery hopping from 6-8pm, viewing Russell Collection Fine Art and Wally Workman Gallery.
  • June 4 - Movies in the Park
    The NeverEnding Story presented by Wheatsville Co-Op at Dick Nichols District Park.
  • June 4-7 - ATX Television Festival
    ATX Festival is the first festival devoted to Television's history and future. It offers access to the industry's leading professionals with cast and creator Q&A and panels focusing on innovation in both production and content delivery.
  • June 4-7 - X Games Austin
    A festival that highlights the intersection of sports and lifestyle that exists in action sports, with more than 250 of the best action sports athletes competing for the most coveted medals in Skateboard, BMX Freestyle, Moto X and more.
  • June 5 - First Friday in Downtown Georgetown
    Enjoy Roland Waits and The Wayward Travelers while taking in some late shopping and dining in the heart of Downtown Georgetown!
  • June 5-6 - That 80's Concert!
    The Austin Civic Orchestra will celebrate the '80's in its annual free Pops Concerts at the Sheffield Hillside Theater in Zilker Park.
  • June 5-7 - Vintage Market Days
    Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and more.
  • June 6 - Ronald McDonald House Party 2015
    Join more than 400 of Austin’s vibrant young professionals as they support families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. This is an event you won’t want to miss — a great time meeting new friends, enjoying fabulous food and refreshing drinks and dancing to great music.
  • June 6 - Wimberley Market Days
    Wimberley Market Days are the oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country and this coming Market Day, they will have donation buckets for "Flood Relief" and the money collected will be given to those in need in our community.
  • June 7 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
    Austin Symphony performing Brass.
  • June 9 - Paws 'n' Pints
    Rescues can set up a booth and educate the community about fostering or the adoption process. During the event, 10% of the bar tab goes to participating rescues, and funds are also collected from the pet fashion show/contest and pet portraits.
  • June 9 - Trailer Food Tuesdays
    Sample the delicious food trucks of Austin while enjoying live music and drinks.
  • June 11 - Unplugged at the Grove 2015
    Featuring The Oh Hellos.
  • June 11 - Movies in the Park
    The Little Mermaid at Republic Square Park.
  • June 11-14 - Republic of Texas Biker Rally
    The state's largest motorcycle gathering attracts thousands of bikers for rides, parades and music.
  • June 12 - Music on the Square Summer Concerts
    Featuring Georgetown Fire Department Pipes and Drums Bands on the Courthouse Square.
  • June 14 - Flag Day
    Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14th in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
  • June 14 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
    Austin Symphony performing Woodwinds.
  • June 18 - Unplugged at the Grove 2015
    Featuring Mike Barfield.
  • June 18 - 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 instituion.
  • June 19-20 - Cedar Park Rodeo
    Two days of bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, and much more!
  • June 19 - Music in the Square Summer Concerts
    Featuring Xander playing Classic and Oldies Rock & Roll on the Courthouse Square.
  • June 20 - Central Texas Juneteenth Celebration
    Juneteenth, also known as "Freedom Day" or "Emancipation Day," is the oldest known African American celebration commemorating the end of slavery.
  • June 21 - Father's Day
    Honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
  • June 21 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
    Austin Symphony performing Big Band.
  • June 24 - Blues on the Green
    Featuring Shakey Graves with Riders Against The Storm.
  • June 25 - Unplugged at the Grove 2015
    Featuring The Rocketboys.
  • June 25 - Movies in the Park
    Tremors at Little Stacy Park.
  • June 27 - Keep Austin Weird Festival & 5K
    Anything is possible at this decade-old Austin extravaganza! Run, skip or race through the streets of downtown Austin wearing the wackiest costume.
  • June 28 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
    Austin Symphony performing Strings.
  • June 28 - The 2015 Family Water Festival
    This exciting outdoor event will have live music, over 30 educational booths with engaging activities, presentations, arts & crafts, food trailers, door prizes, live animals, door prizes, and more!

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May 2015

  • May 1 - Contemporary Art 101: Biennial Cultures/History's Utility
    Led by art historian Dr. Andy Campbell seeks to understand contemporary practice in the context of the past twenty-five years of artistic production.
  • May 1 - 10th Anniversary Symphony Concert
    Cinematic Symphony celebrates a decade of performing the great music of movies, television, and video games with our 10th anniversary concert.
  • May 2 - 2015 North by North Austin Garden and Artisan Tour
    The tour includes 17 private gardens, a school garden, and 3 community gardens and access to over a dozen artists, all in North Austin, Austin's hidden gem.
  • May 2 - iHeartRadio Country Festival
    iHeartRadio Country Festival returns to Austin, Texas on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at the Frank Erwin Center with an amazing lineup of country artists!
  • May 2 - SpringFest
    Family friendly event with free admission, dunk tank, live music, arts and crafts and much more!
  • May 2 - Derby in the City
    Full day of music, including Shakey Graves and Whiskey Shivers.
  • May 2-3 - The Old Pecan Street Festival
    The Pecan Street Festival is a FREE, semi-annual juried arts and crafts festival held on historic 6th Street in Austin, TX.
  • May 2-3 - Lone Star Jam
    Two days of music at The LBJ Library Lawn.
  • May 3 - Whisler's Crawfish Boil
    In celebration of crawfish season, we are hosting a Crawfish Boil with live music by Boss Street Brass Band. Complimentary crawfish available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sangria, Bloody Marys, mimosas, spring cocktails and East Side King's Thai Kun also available for purchase.
  • May 3 - 9th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
    This fiesta will take place at Fiesta Gardens Park located at IH 35 and Lady Bird Lake.
  • May 4 - Elton John
    Elton John performance at ACL Live at The Moody Theater.
  • May 5 - Cinco De Mayo
  • May 7 - First Thursday on South Congress
    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 7 - West End Galleries First Thursday
    Gallery hopping from 6-8pm, viewing Russell Collection Fine Art and Wally Workman Gallery.
  • May 8-10 - Levitation Fest
    Three days of music at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas.
  • May 8 - Art Night West 2015
    Celebrate this unique Austin event with a multi-venue cultural experience. Visit four art spaces, meet gallery directors and artists, and learn about central & west Austin art.
  • May 9 - 2015 Austin World Belly Dance Day Evening Showcase
    Shimmy Mob Austin/Fredericksburg 2015 features a talented plethora of Middle Eastern Dancers from across Texas, coming together to celebrate World Belly Dance Day and bring the joy of our art to the public!
  • May 10 - Mother's Day
  • May 12 - The 10th Annual Dog Leg Classic
    Texas Humane Heroes is a nonprofit 510(c)(3) located in Leander that saves animals from euthanasia lists throughout Texas. This years event is being held at Topgolf Austin!
  • May 16 - Pachanga Latino Music Festival
    Pachanga is a Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival dedicated to showcasing the vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and the impact it has on American culture today.
  • May 16-17 - Mini Maker Faire
    At Maker Faire, you'll find arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music.
  • May 17 - 5K For Epilepsy
    Runners will enjoy a 3.1 mile competitive, chip-timed run through Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock.
  • May 25 - Memorial Day
  • May 29-30 - Ballet Under the Stars
    Featuring the choreographic talents of the company, enjoy original neo-Classical ballet, innovative modern, heartfelt contemporary and entertaining Broadway style jazz.
  • May 30 - 2015 Texas 4000 Atlas Ride
    The Texas 4000 ATLAS Ride is a 700+ person cycling event from Cedar Park to Lampasas where supporters can ride the first 25, 50 or 70 miles with the Texas 4000 team as they start their 70-day journey.
  • May 30 - Austin Maifest Texas German Bier Festival
    This event will include over 10 of Central Texas' best-known local breweries showcasing German-style beer.

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April 2015

  • Apr 1-12 - Fusebox Festival
    Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts.
  • Apr 1 - April Fool's Day
  • Apr 2 - South Congress First Thursday
    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.
  • Apr 2 - West End Galleries First Thursday
    Gallery hopping from 6-8pm, viewing Russell Collection Fine Art and Wally Workman Gallery.
  • Apr 3-5 - Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort
    This year's festival will feature historic war plane flyovers, powered parachutes, award-winning live music from native Texan Sunny Sweeney, great food and more.
  • Apr 5 - Easter Sunday
  • Apr 8 - Civil Rights Panel
    The Blanton will co-host a panel discussion on the Civil Rights Movement with the University of Texas' LBJ Library and Museum and Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
  • Apr 9-12 - Austin International Poetry Festival
    Poets from around the world, country, and all of Texas gather for four days of live performances, readings and workshops.
  • Apr 9 - Live Fire!
    Experience Austin's premier meat-centric, live-fire cooking event at the famous Salt Lick BBQ Pecan Grove Pavilion in the Texas Hill Country with live music, premium wines, spirited cocktails, craft brews and chef mastery supporting culinary grants.
  • Apr 10-12 - MOTOGPTM Grand Prix of the Americas
    MotoGPTM, the pinnacle of all motorcycle World Championships, joins the roster of racing events at the Circuit of the AmericasTM track with a three-day series at the purpose built Grand Prix venue.
  • Apr 10-18 - Austin Fashion Week
    Austin Fashion Week showcases the work of fashion designers, photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists and models from around the state of Texas with over a hundred including runway shows, designer meet-and-greets, themed parties and benefits for Austin non-profits.
  • Apr 12 - Capitol 10K
    Texas' largest 10K race and one of the nation's top runs draws some 10,000 serious and not-so-serious runners.
  • Apr 15 - Tax Day
  • Apr 16-19 - Old Settler's Music Festival
    Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and crafts, camping, food and libations. Acoustic jazz, blues and bluegrass are all performed by old-time local favorites and award-winning artists from around the world.
  • Apr 17-18 - The 14th Annual Lonestar Round Up
    A huge outdoor car show and live music festival with tons of vintage hot rods and custom cars driven here from all over the country, and bringing visitors from all over the world.
  • Apr 17-19 - Austin Reggae Fest
    A fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, Reggae Fest features three days of reggae, world and dub talent, along with more than 50 vendors selling food and arts & crafts.
  • Apr 18 - Untapped Festival
    Craft beer & music festival series. Lineup includes Manchester Orchestra, Phosphorescent, Black Joe Lewis, Jean Grae, Bear Hands, In The Valley Below, Bop English and Calliope Musicals.
  • Apr 18 - 17th Annual Butterfly Festival
    Over 3500 butterflies released and a wide variety of fun activities, great food, and a wonderful flight house.
  • Apr 22 - Earth Day
  • Apr 22-25 - Moontower Comedy Festival
    Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival presented by the Paramount Theatre brings to Austin, TX some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. National headliners, up-and-comer and local Austin-based comedians ensure a hilarious night of fun.
  • Apr 22-26 - Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
    The festival showcases contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Apr 24-26 - Austin Food & Wine Festival
    Join top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin's own acclaimed gourmet scene for an indulgent, three-day epicurean adventure unlike any other, topped off with live musical performances.
  • Apr 25-26 - Art City Austin Festival
    Nearly 200 national artists, top local restaurants, two music stages and hands-on art activities make this one of the city's favorite festivals.
  • Apr 25 - Eeyore's Annual Birthday Party
    Live music, beer, food, acrobats and costume contests surround this annual gathering of Austin's most eclectic locals.
  • Apr 25 - The 21st Annual Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival
    It's a Cajun festival in Texas. More than 5,000 pounds of crawfish are consumed at this annual event, which also features zydeco, brass band, funk, blues and rock music.
  • Apr 25 - Sunset Valley ArtFest
    Sunset Valley ArtFest offers varying forms of art: from classic paintings to music, local foods, jewelry, forging, sculpting, and activities for the kids!
  • Apr 25-26 - Art City Austin 2015
    Art fair that includes an outdoor art fair of nationally recognized artists, live musical performances, food trucks, interactive projects and entertainment for kids of all ages.

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March 2015

  • Mar 1 - Alamo Defenders Remembrance Ceremony
    The names of the men who perished defending the Alamo will be read and a musket volley will be fired in their honor.
  • Mar 1 - Zilker Kite Festival
    The ABC Zilker Kite festival is FREE for everyone and benefits Communities In Schools of Central Texas.
  • Mar 2 - Texas Independence Day
    Celebrates the adoption of the state’s independence declaration.
  • Mar 5 - First Thursday on South Congress
    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.
  • Mar 5 - West End Galleries First Thursday
    Gallery hopping from 6-8pm, viewing Russell Collection Fine Art and Wally Workman Gallery.
  • Mar 6-8 - Pirelli World Challange
    North America's top production-based racing series kicks off.
  • Mar 7 - It's My Park Day
    Each year, thousands of volunteers work to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city.
  • Mar 7 - Georgetown Swirl
    Evening of downtown shopping while sampling Texas’ top wines, dining on local restaurants’ savory bites and live music.
  • Mar 7 - Explore UT
    The biggest open house in Texas.
  • Mar 7 - Sunshine Community Gardens Sale Annual Plant Sale
    The sale is the largest Certified Organic Non-Profit Plant event in Texas. Over 150 Tomato varieties, 72 Wicked Hot and Sweet Bell Pepper varieties, 15 kinds of Eggplants, 5,000 thousand herbs and other plants ready for spring planting.
  • Mar 8 - International Women's Day
    International Women's Day events honour and celebrate the achievements of women all around the world.
  • Mar 8 - Begin Daylight Saving Time
  • Mar 12 - Texas Film Awards
    Join the Crystal Anniversary of the Texas Film Awards and help celebrate the legacy of Texas film.
  • Mar 13-22 - SXSW
    Set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences.
  • Mar 14-28 - Rodeo Austin
    Austin's largest carnival with live music, food and much more!
  • Mar 16-21 - University of Texas Spring Break
  • Mar 17-22 - Texas Rockfest
    Features the best in unsigned talent that Austin and the surrounding southwest region have to offer, as well as some of the best indie artists from across America and beyond.
  • Mar 17 - Nerd Nite Austin
    SXSW w/ National Geographic at The North Door
  • Mar 17 - St. Patrick's Day
  • Mar 17 - St. Patrick's Day Austin
    Best place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with authentic Irish culture and tradition, fun for the whole family.
  • Mar 18 - Austin Music Awards
    Winners of The Austin Chronicle's 2014-2015 music poll ballot will be awarded.
  • Mar 20 - Spring Begins
    Vernal equinox that brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and rebirth of flora and fauna.
  • Mar 25-28 - The Texas Relays
    Annual track and field competition.
  • Mar 27-29 - Honk!TX
    HONK!TX is a nonprofit, community-driven festival that brings brass bands from around the country to perform absolutely free in the public spaces of Austin, TX.
  • Mar 27-28 - Austin Urban Music Festival
    Two days of family-friendly celebration of R&B and soul music.
  • Mar 28 - Earth Hour
    Lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change.
  • Mar 28-29 - Zilker Garden Festival
    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.

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February 2015

  • Feb 1-14 - FronteraFest 2015
    FronteraFest is five weeks of alternative, offbeat, new, and just plain off-the-wall fringe theatre.
  • Feb 1 - Superbowl 2015
    New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks
  • Feb 2 - Groundhog Day
  • Feb 5 - South Congress First Thursday
    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.
  • Feb 5 - West End Galleries First Thursday
    Gallery hopping from 6-8pm, viewing Russell Collection Fine Art and Wally Workman Gallery.
  • Feb 7 - 25th Annual Mock Surgery & More
    Mock Surgery & More gives visitors the opportunity to learn what happens during surgical procedures and about many health care professionals and organizations that support surgical care.
  • Feb 7 - Modern Home Tour Austin
    Its purpose was simple – to highlight and promote the collaborative exchange between Real Estate Professionals, Architects and Developers and to invite Austinites to join the Modern Movement.
  • Feb 7 - Rodeo Austin Gala
    The Rodeo Austin Gala is one of the city's largest black tie affairs and features a four-course meal, cocktails, a live and silent auction, and award-winning entertainment throughout the night.
  • Feb 7 - Hot Rods and Hatters 4th Annual Car Show
    Featuring Downtown Lockhart, this event has hosted over 200 cars from Classics to the Traditional Hot Rod with a Live Rockabilly Music atmosphere that envelopes the surround town square.
  • Feb 11 - Top Dog Direct Speed Pitch Event
    A cross between "Shark Tank” and “American Idol,” each inventor has 60 seconds to pitch a panel of executives to become the next "must have" infomercial product.
  • Feb 11 - Nerd Nite Austin
    Several folks give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. Also, often bands, acrobats, trivia, and other shenanigans as well.
  • Feb 14 - Valentine's Day
  • Feb 15 - Austin Marathon and Half Marathon
    The course runs 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.
  • Feb 16 - President's Day
  • Feb 18-21 - Austin Energy Regional Science Festival
    The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is one of Texas’ largest regional science fairs with almost 3,000 students from 3rd through 12th grade.
  • Feb 20-22 - Jugglefest
    Celebrating its 22nd year, Jugglefest is a three-day event full of workshops, games, demonstrations, and shows featuring juggling, unicycling, and related circus arts. Everyone is welcome to come on down to pick up the basics, learn some new tricks, meet some crazy people or just chill out and watch.
  • Feb 21-22 - That Takes the Cake
    Fabulous sugar artists (and more) to bring you an amazing cake show.
  • Feb 28 - African American Community Heritage Festival
    AACHF offers a family-friendly extravaganza filled with games and vendors; providing a Kid’s Zone with bounce houses, safety demonstrations, arts & crafts, home décor, books, clothing, jewelry, storytelling, health, vision and dental screenings and insurance outreach coupled with dance, giveaway prizes and a live entertainment mix to satisfy varying musical tastes.
  • Feb 28 - Carnaval Brasileiro
    Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian carnaval celebrations outside Brazil – samba, costumes and wild abandon – Brasileiro style in the heart of Texas.

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January 2015

  • Dec 20 - Jan 4 - Annual Holiday Lights & Ice
    Skating, s'mores, games, twinkling lights and more at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. Over 4,100 square foot ice rink that is accompanied by a display of over 200,000 twinkling lights and festive activities for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Jan 1 - First Thursday
    First Thursday is a popular monthly event that takes place along South Congress Avenue. On these nights, some stores have special sales going on or free drinks.
  • Jan 1 - Barton Springs Pool Polar Plunge
    Barton Springs Pool hosts a polar plunge to ring in the new year.
  • Jan 1 - West End Galleries First Thursday
    Spend the evening looking at the Russel Collection Fine Art and Wally Workman Gallery.
  • Jan 1 - 7 - Free Week
    Since 2003, the first week of January in Austin unites local bands, venues, and promoters celebrate the New Year and all things awesome about local music with a week of free shows.
  • Jan 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 - Thursday Night Social Ride
    Social Cycling ATX brings Austin cyclists of all types together to share their love of riding bikes. Every Thursday of the month, people gather for a very casual cruise around town and for refreshments at hosted bars.
  • Jan 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, & 28-31 Market Days at the Boggy Creek Farm
    A Boggy Creek Farm provides year-round Organic produce that are picked daily. Guests are able to visit the gardens and Hen House on the premise.
  • Jan 6, 13, 20, & 27 - Bavarian Nights
    Every Tuesday in January, Hotel San Jose courtyard host a celebration with pretzels, specialty big German beers, spiced mulled white wine and polka music.
  • Jan 11 - Disney in Concert
    Disney in Concert is derived from some of the most famous movie scores ever like Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pixar and more. The musical program explores many of Walt Disney’s stories and characters through some of the best-loved songs in movie history.
  • Jan 11 - Color Fun Fest 5K
    The Travis County Exposition Center will host a 5K run with the Holi Festival and the energy of electronic dance music. This color fun run features a post-run celebration with DJ entertainment all while covering the crowd with thousand of pounds of vibrant colored powder.
  • Jan 13 - Anchorman Pub Run Event + Screening
    The event begins with a walk/run to a nearby newsworthy destination and pint of local brew before heading back to watch the movie. Participants will also receive two tickets good for beer, soda, or popcorn once back at the theatre.
  • Jan 14 - Nerd Nite
    A combination of Q&A with three "intellectual obsessives," speed-dating, friend-matching, and curated pop-up library for the duration of the night.
  • Jan 19 - MLK Day
    A day to honor the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Jan 20 - 25 - MAMMA MIA!
    The Bass Concert Hall will showcase a smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S," "Super Trouper," "Take a Chance on Me," and "The Winner Takes it All," with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.
  • Jan 22 - Harlem Globetrotters
    The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Frank Erwin Center with a family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family creating memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Jan 31 - Austin Gorilla Run
    Run a 5K with friends or family and benefit mountain gorillas. Gorilla suits welcome and after-party to celebrate!

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December 2014

  • Dec 5 - Lakeway Lights On!
    Enjoy a Trail of Lights closer to your home in Lakeway. Lighting ceremony at the Lakeway City Hall on December 5th.
  • Dec 5-22 - Christmas in the Community
    Christmas in the Community is a series of twelve concerts held throughout the city of Austin featuring different ensembles of the orchestra playing familiar holiday music.
  • Dec 6 - Holiday Sing-Along Downtown Stroll
    Gather your friends and family to kick off the holiday season.
  • Dec 6 - German-Texan Heritage Society Christmas Market
    Enjoy the holidays German-Texan style at this holiday market of crafts, goods, food and more!
  • Dec 7 - 21 - Austin Trail of Lights
    An annual Austin favorite, the Trail of Lights is a journey through Zilker Park with hundreds of thousands of lights, food vendors, and activities!
  • Dec 7, 14, 21, 28- Super Soul Sunday
    Put some shorts and sandals on and head over to Icenhauer’s every Sunday for The Nightowls’ weekly residency, Southern Fried Sunday.
  • Dec 13 & 14 - Luminations at the Wildflower Center
    Thousands of luminaries and twinkling lights turn the center into a holiday wonderland during Luminations, an Austin holiday tradition.
  • Dec 14 - HITS Running Festivals
    Be there when HITS Running Festivals returns to Circuit of the Americas with its signature "a distance for everyone!"
  • Dec 16 - 24 - Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
    Another merchant gathering, the Armadillo Bazaar allows more than 160 vendors and artists to sell their gifts just in time for the holidays.
  • Dec 25 - Christmas Day!
  • Dec 31 - New Year's Eve
  • Dec 31 - Austin's New Year
    This alcohol-free, family-friendly event celebrates the diversity and creativity of the city with visual art installations, jugglers, storytellers, fire dancers and other festive performances.
 

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November 2014

  • Nov 1 - Dia de los Muertos
  • Nov 1 - UT Longhorns vs. Texas Tech
  • Nov 1 & 2 - Formula 1 US Grand Prix
    People from all around the world come to Austin to enjoy races of all kinds at the Circuit of the Americas track near the Austin-Bergstrom airport.
  • Nov 2 - End Daylight Saving Time
  • Nov 4 - Election Day
  • Nov 6 - First Thursday
    Every First Thursday of the Month on South Congress, there is plenty to see, buy and eat for all ages. Many stores have special sales and snacks for their customers, and it's a great event for families!
  • Nov 6 - West End First Thursday
    Make the first Thursday of every month a night to spend at a gallery in the West End.
  • Nov 7-9 - Fun Fun Fun Fest
    A coexistence of all things punk, hardcore, indie, hip-hop and comedy all in one place for one weekend.
  • Nov 7-16 - Wurstfest
    The annual "Ten Day Salute to Sausage" (and beer) is a unique event celebrating German culture.
  • Nov 8 - UT Longhorns vs. West Virginia
  • Nov 8 - Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival
    Experience a day of American Indian dancing, singing, foor, and arts & crafts at the largest festival of its kind in Texas.
  • Nov 11 - Veterans Day
  • Nov 12 - Nerd Nite
    Gather at a 6th Street bar with your fellow nerds for drinks, conversation and fun.
  • Nov 13 - Movies In The Park
    Every year between May and November you can enjoy FREE films in Republic Square Park brought to you by the Austin Parks Foundation and Alamo Drafthouse! Bring chairs, blankets, pets and picnics and catch some classics!
  • Nov 15 - UT Longhorns vs. Oklahoma State
  • Nov 15-16 & 22-23 - East Austin Studio Tour
    For two weekends in November, Austin's most creative minds take over Austin's East Side to raise awareness about local art.
  • Nov TBD - Austin Chocolate Festival
    Did you have big dreams as a kid of becoming a chocolatier? Live out your chocolate fantasies and head over to the Norris Conference Center this year for the 7th Annual Chocolate Festival.
  • Nov 17 - Leonids Meteor Shower
  • Nov 19-23 - A Christmas Affair
    Every year the Austin Junior League invites more than 200 merchants to participate in the four-day holiday market. Get an early start on your holiday shopping while benefiting a few good causes.
  • Nov 23 - Empty Bowl Project
    In its 17th year, the Austin Empty Bowl Project provides a family-fun event the Sunday before Thanksgiving for you to pick a custom cermic bowl to fill with gourmet soups and breads to enjoy while listening to live music.
  • Nov 27 - Thanksgiving
  • Nov 27 - UT Longhorns vs. TCU
  • Nov 27 - Operation Turkey
    Operation Turkey and teams of local volunteers help to feed almost half of Austin's homeless and less fortunate every Thanksgiving
  • Nov 27 - Turkey Trot
    Hosted by Austin local business Thundercloud Subs, this annual Thanksgiving Day race has become a tradition to take part in for many families of Austin.
  • Nov 28 - East End Fourth Friday
    Enjoy a night of jazz and arts in the East End on the fourth Friday of every month.
  • Nov 28-December 24 - Blue Genie Art Bazaar
    Free admission to this event at The Marchesa Hall & Theatre at Lincoln Village! You can find just about anything amidst all of the cool and unusual things for sale.
  • Nov 29 - Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade
    Donate a toy or two and enjoy the Downtown parade filled with giant bablloons, floats, music and more.

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October 2014

  • Oct 1 - Yoga in the Park
    Free yoga classes every Wednesday of October at Republic Square Park at noon!
  • October 1 - Yoga in the Park
    Free yoga classes every Wednesday of October at Republic Square Park at noon!
  • Oct 2 - First Thursday
    Every First Thursday of the Month on South Congress, there is plenty to see, buy and eat for all ages. Many stores have special sales and snacks for their customers, and it's a great event for families!
  • Oct 2 - West End First Thursday
    Make the first Thursday of every month a night to spend at a gallery in the West End.
  • Oct 3-5 - Austin City Limits Music Festival
    Festivalgoers enjoy 8 stages days of music, food, and art set against the dazzling downtown skyline. ACL Festival brings together over 130 musical acts of all genres from country to electronic to rock.
  • Oct 3-5 - Fredericksburg Oktoberfest
    It's that time of the year again. A time when dancing, eating and drinking as much as possible is a cultural must!
  • Oct 4 - UT Longhorns vs. Baylor
  • Oct 7 - National Night Out
    National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. Neighbors are invited to attend their event, meet other neighbors and commit to helping law enforcement reduce crime in their community.
  • Oct 8 - Nerd Nite
    Gather at a 6th Street bar with your fellow nerds for drinks, conversation and fun.
  • Oct 10-12 - Austin City Limits Music Festival
    Missed your chance to go to ACL the previous weekend? There's still time to check out one of the coolest music festivals in the country!
  • Oct 11 - UT Longhorns vs. Oklahoma
  • Oct 11-12 - Fall Plant Sale & Gardening Festival
    Enjoy a day of searching through hundreds of types of plants and seeds at the Lady Bird Wildflower Center. Children's activities, walks and tours will be available as well.
  • Oct 13 - Columbus Day
  • Oct 18 - UT Longhorns vs. Iowa State
  • Oct 18 - Dia de los Muertos Viva la Vida Fest
    Enjoy music and a free party outside of the Mexic-Arte Museum following the Dia de los Muertos parade.
  • Oct 18 - German-Texan Heritage Society Oktoberfest
    Music, food, kids activities and more at the German Free School to celebrate Oktoberfest.
  • Oct 22 - Film & Food Party
    Austinites love a good pairing of film and food! Both can be enjoyed at this event hosted by Austin Film Festival.
  • Oct 22-30 - Austin Film Festival
    Every October, the Austin Film Festival and Conference brings producers, agents and screenwriters together to showcase the best film talent in the nation.
  • Oct 24 - East End Fourth Friday
    Enjoy a night of jazz and arts in the East End on the fourth Friday of every month.
  • Oct 24-27 - Art Outside
    Head on out to Apache Pass in Rockdale, TX to experience this annual outdoor art show with whimsical art and musical treats.
  • Oct 25 - UT Longhorns vs. Kansas State
  • Oct 25-26 - Texas Book Festival
    Former first lady Laura Bush chairs this major book event at the state Capitol building. A wide variety of authors and speakers will be in attendance.
  • Oct 26 - UT Longhorns vs. TCU
  • Oct 27 - Goblins in the Garden
    Bring the kids to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to enjoy a Halloween party amidst the fall foliage.
  • Oct 29 - Movies in the Park
    Every year between May and November you can enjoy FREE films in Republic Square Park brought to you by the Austin Parks Foundation and Alamo Drafthouse! Bring chairs, blankets, pets and picnics and catch some classics!
  • Oct 31 - Halloween
  • Oct 31-Nov 2 - Formula One Austin Fan Fest
    Once the checkered flag is waved and the track is cleared, head downtown to continue the celebration of the finest racing technology, culture and entertainment.

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