Things to do in Austin this Month - 2015

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

Austin visitors watch the Congress Bridge bats
 

September 2015

September 1-7 - Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
The Hideout Theatre 617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Comedians from around the country show Austinites their comedy chops and throw down in a mini-golf tourney.
September 3 - Unplugged at the Grove 2015
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Gina Chavez
September 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.
September 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.
September 4-7 - LONESTARG-17
Williamson Conference Center 1209 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664
Speakers on many different movie-related topics and workshops, games, and contests, including Name That Movie with extras!
September 6 - Bob Schneider's Labor of Love Concert
Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre 12225 Highway 290 West, Austin, TX 78737
Celebrate Labor Day with Bob Schneider's Labor of Love concert!
September 7 - Tri-Rock Austin Triathlon
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Tri-Rock Austin Triathlon starts at the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue, a swim course in Lady Bird Lake, a bike course over the Congress Street Bridge and a run along Auditorium Shores.
September 7 - Free Day of Yoga
Across Austin , Austin, TX
All day participating studios across the Austin area offer free classes as an opportunity for people of every age and fitness level.
September 7 - Labor Day
Happy Labor Day Y'all!
September 10 - Unplugged at the Grove 2015
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Walker Lukens
September 10 - Movies in the Park
Republic Square Park 422 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701
Showing of Crazy Carl and His Man Boobs
September 11-13 - WobeonFest
Ironwood Hall 505 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
Highlights include an expanded program featuring a brand new Jazz Fusion Festival, in addition to the Austin World Music Festival.
September 11 - 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. Each participant runs a 2.5 mile loop from one central festival/transition area.
September 12 - 37th Annual Mexican Independence Fiesta 2015
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
A fiesta to celebrate when the impoverished peasants of Mexico declared their independence from Spain.
September 12-13 - Celtic Music Festival & Highland Games
Sherwood Forest Faire 1883 Old Hwy 20, McDade, TX 78650
The Sherwood Celtic Music Festival is a celebration of Celtic music, history and heritage.
September 17 - Movies in the Park
Republic Square Park 422 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701
Showing of Pitch Perfect
September 17 - Unplugged at the Grove 2015
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Doyle Bramhall II
September 19 - Texas Craft Brewers Festival
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
Features the best of Texas craft brewers and displays the beer community.
September 19-20 - Texas Music Jamboree
Sherwood Forest Faire 1883 Old Hwy 20, McDade, TX 78650
Featuring over 40 stage acts, over 130 merchant shoppes, great food and fun rides and games for the whole family.
September 20 - Austin Museum Day
Across Austin , Austin, TX
Organized by the Austin Museum Partnership, this special day features free exhibitions and activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites.
September 24 - Unplugged at the Grove 2015
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Jimmy LaFave
September 24 - October 1 - Fantastic Fest
South Lamar - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
The largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and movies from around the world.
September 25-26 - 18th Annual Burnet BBQ Cook-off & Music Festival
Burnet County Fairgrounds Houston Clinton Dr, Burnet, TX 78611
Almost 100 teams will serve up their secret sauces, best briskets, and mouth-watering margaritas, while attendees get to sample some of the best BBQ from around the state.
September 26-27 - The Old Pecan Street Festival
Sixth Street 6th Street, Austin, TX
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 - Texas Mamma Jamma Ride
409 Main Street, Martindale, TX 78655
Ride bikes through the Texas countryside to help Central Texans facing breast cancer and huge street party with live music, food trucks, a bike rodeo for kids, a Frankenbike Swap, a Zumba dance-along, a helmet decorating contest with prizes, a bike raffle and more
 

August 2015

August 1 - Wimberley Market Days
Wimberley Market Days 601 FM2325, Wimberley, TX 78676
Wimberley hosts the oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country and the second-largest in the state with over 475 booths.
August 1 - 3rd Anniversary Party and Beer Festival
Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden 79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
The event features live local music, four whole hogs cooked four ways, and specially curated beer.
August 1-2, 8-9 - Dry Comal Creek Grape Stomp
Dry Comal Creek 1741 Herbelin Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132
Stomp grapes to make your own "Foot Pressed" red table wine and each participant gets their name on the wine bottle label.
August 1-2 - Austin Pet Expo
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The pet expo will have exhibitors, prize giveaways, adoption and rescue groups in attendance, discounted vaccinations, and so much more!
August 1-2 - 68th Bastrop Homecoming & Rodeo
Bastrop Loop 150, Bastrop, TX 78602
Event offers rodeos, dances, class reunions, a Grand Parade, food, a carnival and much more.
August 2 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Strings.
August 4 - Trailer Food Tuesdays
Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Sample the delicious food trucks of Austin at the Long Center.
August 5 - Blues on the Green
Zilker Park 2100 Barton Spring Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Jamestown Revival with Kaleo.
August 6 - 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.
August 7-9 - Rooster Teeth Expo
Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Rooster Teeth Expo is an annual gaming and internet convention created by Rooster Teeth Productions held in Austin, Texas.
August 7-9 - Marble Falls LakeFest
Lake Marble Falls 307 Buena Vista Dr, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Lake Marble Falls transforms into a quater-mile racetrack for a three-day boat race party.
August 8 - Market Days Georgtown
Downtown Georgetown Association 103 W 7th St, Georgetown, TX 78626
Enjoy live music, vendors of all sorts, and in the heart of Georgetown.
August 8 - Austin Ice Cream Festival
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
The Austin Ice Cream Festival is fun for the whole family with games, activities, contests, live entertainment and lots of ice cream.
August 8 - 25th Annual Lake Travis Flight
Lake Travis 4905 Canyon Crest Ct, Austin, TX 78735
Watch dozens of hot air balloons float over Lake Travis early in the morning.
August 8 - 5th Annual Texas Bowl-a-thon
Highland Lanes 8909 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
Registration includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental and silent auction on-site.
August 8 - Barton Springs Fest
Barton Springs Pool 2101 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Get informed on Barton Springs and Edwards Aquifer and its contributing watersheds, while enjoying tours, workshops, music and a driving competition.
August 8 - 5K For Clay
Clay Madsen Recreation Center 1600 Gattis School Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664
5K for Clay is a benefit driven fun run/walk for everyone.
August 8-9 - 49th Annual Salado Art Fair
Inn on the Creek - The Venue 602 Center Cir, Salado, TX 76571
Featuring local artists and artists from across Texas and the United States.
August 9 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Woodwinds.
August 12 - Blues on the Green
Zilker Park 2100 Barton Spring Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Shakey Graves with Riders Against The Storm
August 13 - Eat the Heat
Shoal Crossing Event Center 8611 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78759
Enjoy Austin's finest culinary talents with specialty cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and live entertainment.
August 13 - Unplugged at the Grove 2015
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring The Suffers.
August 13-15 - Capital City Black Film Festival
Capital City Black Film Festival 701 Brazos St Suite 500, Austin, TX 78701
Three days of film, learning and filmmakers from across the nation showcasing their work.
August 14-16 - Anime Overload
Holiday Inn 6000 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752
Anime Overload is a Japanese Animation and Pop-Culture Festival held in Austin, Texas.
August 16 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Brass.
August 20 - Bluegrass, Beers & BBQ
Lone Star Court Hotel 10901 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758
Bluegrass music and complimentary treats from the Water Trough bar.
August 20 - Unplugged at the Grove 2015
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Suzanna Choffel.
August 21-23 - International Gem & Jewelry Show
Palmer Event Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Come shop the most unique selection of high quality jewelry with a handful of different exhibitors.
August 22 - 11th Annual Bat Fest
Congress Avenue Bridge 100 South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Watch 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the Congress Avenue bridge at dusk.
August 23 - Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”
Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Symphony performing Big Band.
August 23 - Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
Join The Austin Chronicle for the world's largest hot sauce festival.
August 23 - Austin Arts Block Party
Long Center 701 W. Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
This free event is open to the public and showcases ten of Austin's best and brightest arts organizations.
August 27 - Unplugged at the Grove 2015
Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Featuring Kaleo.
August 28-30 - Float Fest
Cool River Ranch 601 Dupuy Ranch Rd, Martindale, TX 78655
Float Fest is an annual music festival in San Marcos, TX featuring live music, camping and river floats.
August 29 - 35th Annual Mustang and Ford Roundup
Cabela's 15570 IH35, Buda, TX 78610
A car show that supports the charity SafePlace.
August 29 - Austin Pride Festival & 5K
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
The PRIDE Festival is the LARGEST annual LGBTQ advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas.
August 30 - Come Dance!
Ballet Austin 501 W 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701
Attend the Come Dance! event at Ballet Austin, a full day of dancing for free!

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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 25 - Outreach - Austin Under the Stars
St. Stephen's Episcopal School 6500 St. Stephen's Drive, Austin, TX 78746
Austin Under the Stars co-sponsored by St. Stephen's Episcopal School and in partnership with the Austin Planetarium.
July 26 - Cinema East 2015
French Legation Museum 802 San Marcos St., Austin, TX 78702
Doors open at 7pm and movie starts at 9pm.
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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