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101X Summer Cinema Series
Free outdoor movie screenings. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Select Wednesday nights, June through August. See website for schedule.

3M Half Marathon
The largest stand-alone half marathon in Texas is celebrating its 23rd year. If running isn't your thing, volunteers are needed to support, hydrate, and cheer on the runners.

A Christmas Affair
This holiday market features about 200 vendors, plus parties, kids' activities, a private shopping brunch, and of course, Santa himself.

African American Book Festival
Promoting empowerment through literature, this community event brings together readers and writers in order to facilitate collaboration, dialogue, creativity, and activism.

Amplify Austin Day
Participate in this 24-hour period (6pm-6pm) of community-wide online giving, helping to raise funds for Central Texas nonprofits.

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Peruse art, handmade gifts, heirloom pieces, and stocking stuffers for everyone on your list.

Armadillo Classic Ride
Enjoy the beautiful rolling scenery and wildflowers while getting in a great ride. Routes are 10 to 105 miles.

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Art City Austin
Downtown's 2nd Street District hosts art installations and interactive art projects. More than 100 artists will be featured, with their works on display and for sale.

Art From the Streets Show & Sale
Homeless and formerly homeless people produce works of art that are sold at this annual show. All proceeds go to the artists.

ATX Television Festival
Screenings, panels, and events put audiences in touch with the actors, writers, and creators who bring stories to the small screen.

Austin Auto Show
See some of 2018's most anticipated car models and cutting-edge auto technology.

Austin Cactus & Succulent Society Fall Show & Sale
Browse hundreds of species of succulents at the Zilker Botanical Garden. Free.

Austin Celtic Festival
Celtic dancers, actors, musicians, and storytellers.

Austin City Limits Music Festival
Austin's biggest outdoor music festival takes over Zilker Park for two weekends of auditory bliss.

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Austin Duck Derby
Adopt and race a rubber ducky for $5. Festivities include music, games, food trucks, face-painting, and more. Stop by the "Best Dressed Duck" tent and vote for your favorite!

Austin Energy Regional Science Festival
This is one of Texas' largest regional science fairs, showcasing the work of nearly 3,000 students in 3rd through 12th grades.

Austin Film Festival
This national-level film festival presents narrative, animated, and documentary features and shorts, including premieres, advance screenings, and independent films.

Austin Gorilla Run
Run a 5K in a gorilla or banana suit (provided) to benefit mountain gorillas.

Austin Heart Walk
This walk/run benefits the American Heart Association, which seeks to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans.

Austin Home & Garden Show
This is the place to solve all of your home and garden projects. You'll find the latest in products and services from builders, contractors, landscapers, and more.

Austin International Poetry Festival
Join poets from around the world to celebrate literary excellence through the power of written and spoken word.

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Austin Jugglefest
Now in its 25th year, this fest features juggling, unicycling, and circus arts. All are welcome to come pick up the basics, learn some new tricks, or just enjoy the show.

Austin Marathon and Half Marathon
Join 18,000 participants from around the globe as runners explore Austin's landmarks, neighborhoods, and culture. Come out to run, volunteer, or cheer at this charitable event.

Austin Museum Day
On this special day, Austinites enjoy free access to exhibits and activities at local museums.

Austin Music Awards
The biggest night in Austin music, with special recognition going to local musicians.

Austin Pet Expo
Bring your best friend for free nail trims, discounted vaccines, and obedience demos. And if you don't have a best friend, you can adopt one at the expo.

Austin Pond and Garden Tour
Streams, fountains, waterfalls, fish, and aquatic plants - some of these ponds and gardens are certified wildlife habitats.

Austin Powwow
The largest of its kind in Texas, this festival strives to preserve the traditions, heritage, and culture of American Indians.

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Austin Record Convention
Peruse CDs, LPs, tapes, posters, and collectibles.

Austin Reggae Festival
Local and national reggae bands invade Auditorium Shores for a music-filled weekend benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank.

Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
This Austin tradition draws more than 100,000 people for a free evening of fireworks and symphony music.

Austin Symphony-Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park
Sundays feature varying ensembles of the Austin Symphony all summer. Performances include jazz, light classical, pops, and film scores. Bring a picnic and blanket.

Austin Ultimate Women's Expo
Discover the season's best, from luxury boutiques to emerging designers. Make it a girls' weekend.

Austin's New Year
This annual alcohol-free, family-friendly celebration showcases art, food trucks, and live music. Free.

Ballet Under the Stars
The Metamorphosis Dance ensemble performs for free at the Zilker Hillside Theater. Show begins just before sundown. Rain date: June 3.

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Bat Fest
More than a million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge at dusk. Get batty with live music, arts & crafts, food and drinks, and a bat-costume contest.

BBQ Austin
Champion teams from all over Texas compete in this invitational division for the title of "State of Texas BBQ Grand Champion" and the opportunity to represent Texas in Washington, D.C., at the national cook-off.

Bike to Work Day
Make your daily commute on two wheels. A variety of fueling stations offer bikers free coffee and snacks.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar
This annual shopping event features handmade art and gifts from more than 200 local and regional artists. A portion of proceeds goes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Admission is free.

Boo at the Zoo
Wear a costume, hop on the haunted train ride, explore the haunted house, and see the animals by the glow of your flashlight.

Bowl for Kids
Make a positive, long-lasting impact on children in our community by supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, and help change lives for the better.

Cap 2K Swim
This pledge swim promotes water conservation and open-water swimming. It stretches from Red Bud Isle to the Texas Rowing Center.

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Capitol 10K
Now in its 41st year, this is the largest 10K race in Texas and one of the top 10 in the nation.

Carnaval Brasileiro
This is one of the largest Carnaval celebrations outside of Brazil. Enjoy samba music, conga lines, and outrageous costumes at the Palmer Events Center.

Celebrando Salsa & Heritage Festival
Put on your dancing shoes for this semi-formal event, where you can enjoy Salsa dancing, folklore from Puerto Rico, arts & crafts, and comida criolla (a Puerto Rican dish).

Enjoy Asian/Pacific foods, culinary demos, cultural performances, kids' activities, art, and more.

Cherrywood Art Fair
This neighborhood fundraiser benefits the eastside arts scene and showcases local artists, live music, kids' activities, and great food in a family-friendly environment.

Children's Book Fair
Meet popular children's book authors, enjoy children's activities and learning opportunities, or take a break with storytime.

Chinese New Year
Head to Chinatown Center and celebrate the Year of the Dog with dim sum and dancing dragons.

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This role-playing and board-game convention strives to inspire and prepare youth for careers in the gaming industry.

Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade
Benefiting Operation Blue Santa, attendees are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate. Santa's Helpers will line the parade route to collect donations.

Cine las Americas
This film fest promotes cross-cultural understanding by educating and entertaining the community through films made by or about Latinos.

Classic Game Fest
Enjoy 70,000 square feet of retro video games and fun at the Palmer Events Center.

Clean Lady Bird Lake
Keep Austin Beautiful and the Watershed Protection Department ask volunteers to help remove debris from the shoreline and water at 25 locations around the lake.

Clean Lady Bird Lake
Keep Austin Beautiful and the Watershed Protection Department ask volunteers to help remove debris from the shoreline and water at 25 locations around the lake.

Come Dance! Ballet Austin's Free Day of Dance
Whether you're a seasoned dancer or a novice, this is the day to get your groove on. Head to Ballet Austin to try out many different styles.

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Cowboy Breakfast
This is the official kickoff to Rodeo Austin. It features a Texas-sized buffet, live music, and two-stepping lessons. Free.

Día de los Muertos Viva la Vida Fest
The Mexic-Arte Museum hosts a parade and party to celebrate and remember the departed.

Deep Eddy Pool Splash Movie Nights
See some new releases and old favorites, while you cool off in the 72-degree water or enjoy a picnic on the hill. Movies at dusk. Check website for schedule.

Deutschen Pfest
Make your way to Pflugerville for this pfun-pfilled pfest, complete with a parade and carnival rides.

Dragon Boat Festival
Dragons race at Lady Bird Lake's Festival Beach. Performances, food, and more.

Dry Comal Creek Grape Stomp
Teams of two participate in this event. One of you will do the "stomping," and the other will do the "collecting." The team producing the most juice in the allotted time wins.

Earth Day Austin
Love and celebrate planet Earth while getting inspired by speakers and workshops and enjoying live music.

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Earth Hour
Rethink power usage and turn out the lights for an hour, 8:30-9:30pm. Enjoy a candlelit dinner, talk to your neighbors, stargaze, or go camping.

East Austin Studio Tour
This free, self-guided art event provides the public the opportunity to meet local artists and artisans who drive the city's creative culture.

East Austin Urban Farm Tour
Spend the afternoon perusing eastside farms, with tastes prepared by local chefs using ingredients straight from the source.

Eat Drink Local Week
Participating restaurants feature special menu items sourced locally (read: fresher, tastier, and more sustainable).

Eeyore's Birthday Party
Wear a costume, get your face painted, take a lap around the maypole, then join the drum circle at Pease Park.

Empty Bowl Project
Help feed Austin's hungry by purchasing ceramic bowls from local potters. Fill your bowls with gourmet soups from local chefs, and check out live music.

Explore UT
Dubbed "the biggest open house in Texas." Events allow you to learn and explore the UT campus. Free.

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Fall Home & Garden Show
Builders and contractors showcase their latest products and services for decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, landscape displays and materials, kitchenware, and more.

Fantastic Fest
This is is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., focusing on horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the globe.

Fiesta Amistad
Round Rock hosts Central Texas' largest Hispanic festival, celebrating its 50th year.

Film & Food Party
The Driskill Hotel hosts this evening of cocktails and culinary treats.

Formula 1
The Circuit of the Americas hosts the U.S. Grand Prix. Expect more speed, more thrills, and more music.

Fredericksburg Oktoberfest
This fest celebrates Fredericksburg's German heritage with oompah music, food, drink, artisans, and family fun.

Free Comic Book Day
Readers around the nation flock to independent comic-book stores for special giveaways.

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Free Day of Dance
Classes are offered all over town: country, swing, salsa, ballroom, tango, and more.

Free Day of Yoga
Try yoga for the first time, or try out a different style. Discover the benefits of yoga with free classes all around town.

Free Week
Haven't had a chance to check out that local band you've heard about? Now's your chance! And it's free!

Funky Chicken Coop Tour
This tour encourages city residents to raise chickens at home and demonstrates how chicken housing can be incorporated into urban residences.

Fusebox Festival
This fest brings together artists and audiences to explore new ideas and possibilities of contemporary culture.

German-Texan Heritage Society Christmas Market
Enjoy traditional German Christmas music, handcrafted items from the Erzgebirge region of Germany and a visit from Sankt Nikolaus, who brings gifts for the kids.

German-Texan Heritage Society Oktoberfest
Live music, food, a biergarten, kids' activities, and more at the German Free School.

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Giving Tuesday
This global day of giving is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Show Austin how much you love it by donating to local charitable organizations.

HAAM Benefit Day
Local businesses donate 5% of the day's proceeds to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

Heart O' Texas Orchid Society Show & Sale
Still blooming strong for more than 40 years.

Heart of Texas Rockfest
Strategically positioned to coincide with SXSW, this fest boasts the best unsigned talent that Austin and the surrounding Southwest region have to offer.

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival
Shopping, music, barbecue, fireworks, and fun for the whole family, including the dogs.

Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll
Congress Avenue will be abuzz with holiday cheer, live music, and family-friendly fun! Shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums will be open late and feature special activities.

Check out brass bands on the streets of Austin, where everyday locations spontaneously turn into stages.

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Hottest Day of the Year Ride & Party
Celebrate the summer heat with this leisurely paced social bike ride, with various pool stops along the way, ending at a great afterparty.

Hyde Park Theatre FronteraFest
A "fringe theatre" festival. Bills feature a potpourri of theatre, comedy, dance, and musical pieces. Venues include theatres, public places, and private homes.

Ice Ball
Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, an auction, and live music, all to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.

International Bacon Day
Satisfy your love for pan-fried pork goodness, and indulge in all that is bacon.

It's My Park Day
Thousands of volunteers get together to work on various projects in Austin's parks and greenbelts.

Jack's Generic Tri
This triathlon is short enough for beginners but still challenging enough for experienced athletes.

Keep Austin Beautiful Day
Join volunteers for a day of service, fun, and community-building, while making our city cleaner and more beautiful for all Austinites.

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Keep Austin Beautiful's Highway 360 Cleanup
While holiday tree decorations are a fun tradition, taking them down is important for reducing litter and keeping our city beautiful.

Keep Austin Beautiful's Resource Giveaway Day
Soil, mulch, compost, seeds, and gardening supplies available on a first-come, first-served basis. Plant and gardening experts will be onsite for advice.

Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K
This 5K is the ultimate toast to keeping Austin weird. Don your weirdest costume, and enjoy a party after the run.

Kerrville Fall Music Festival
Enjoy this celebration of songwriters, as well as Texas wine and craft brew seminars.

Kerrville Folk Festival
This 18-day music fest at Quiet Valley Ranch emphasizes songwriting with performances by new and seasoned talent. Camping allowed.

KGSR's Blues on the Green
Grab your family, friends, dogs, and blankets, and enjoy Austin's biggest free concert series. See website for schedule.

Kosher Chili Cook-Off
Join Congregation Agudas Achim for a kosher bowl of red. Think you cook the best chili in town? Prove it.

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Lady Bird Day
Celebrate the legacy of Wildflower Center co-founder Lady Bird Johnson. Enjoy free admission, crafts, storytime, and more.

Lemonade Day
This special day focuses on helping youth become the business leaders, social advocates, and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow ... one lemonade stand at a time.

Camping, music and psychedelic light shows.

Life Time Tri CapTex
Tens of thousands of triathletes from around the globe make their way to Austin for this popular race.

Lonestar Round Up
This weekend roundup is a celebration of hot rods and custom cars and the people who build and drive them. It features a swap meet and live music.

Los Reyes Magos Celebran Octavitas
The Three Kings help Austinites celebrate the close of Puerto Rico's extended holiday season. The kings bring gifts for the kids.

Luminations at the Wildflower Center
This display features thousands of luminaries and twinkling lights, turning the Wildflower Center into a winter wonderland. Children's activities offered in the gallery.

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Maifest und Kinderfest
German food, German singing, German music. And, of course, German bier.

Maker Faire
This family-friendly event dares you to invent, learn, and be inspired.

Max's Ride
In memory of Max Harrison, this motorcycle ride helps raise money for the ALS Association.

Mighty Texas Dog Walk
Spend the day with your best friend and celebrate 30 years of this special fundraising walk. Money raised goes to Service Dogs Inc., which trains dogs to assist people with hearing loss or disabilities.

MLK Celebration
March from the MLK statue on the UT campus to the Capitol, then head over to Huston-Tillotson University for a cultural festival.

Modern Home Tour Austin
Celebrating its 10th year, this self-paced, self-driving tour showcases spectacular examples of modern design, construction, and decor.

Moonlight Cruise
This unofficial annual bike ride attracts hundreds of riders, and it's been happening since 1982. Ride starts at 2am.

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Moonlight Margarita Run
Now in its 15th year, this popular nighttime 5K run is followed by a Tex-Mex party with margaritas.

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival
National headliners, up-and-comers, and local comedians perform around town.

Music Under the Star
This free concert series happens each July on the Bullock Museum's Lone Star Plaza. Check website for lineup.

NAMI Walk Austin
This is the largest and most successful mental-health awareness and fundraising event in America.

National Dance Day
Ballet Austin offers classes in a variety of dance styles and levels of ability all day long. Come for one class, or dance all day!

National Night Out
Get out and meet your neighbors, and take advantage of this opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime.

National Public Lands Day
The nation's largest single-day volunteer effort for parks, trails, and green spaces.

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National Trails Day
Austin Parks Foundation, Hill Country Conservancy, and Texas Conservation Corps partner to host this special day of trail maintenance.

Nature Nights at the Wildflower Center
On Thursday evenings partake in interactive presentations, expert-led hikes, crafts for kids, and explorations of Central Texas ecology.

Nerd Nite
Every second Wednesday of the month, partake in some nerdery, try nerd speed-dating, or sign up to become a Nerd Nite ambassador.

O. Henry Pun-Off
Boasting more than 40 years of puns, this world championship crowns the Punniest in Show.

Old Settler's Music Festival
Four days of camping and multiple stages of bluegrass, roots, and Americana bands.

Operation Turkey
Not everyone can afford a warm Thanksgiving feast. But you can help change that by spending your morning delivering Turkey Day meals to the less fortunate.

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
This fest showcases the best in improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy, featuring performers from all over the country and across the globe.

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OUTsider Fest
This fest showcases the endeavors of LGBTQIA filmmakers and artists while educating and entertaining the public.

Pecan Street Festival
This twice-a-year arts & crafts festival on Sixth Street features unique vendors, food, and live music.

Pecan Street Festival
This twice-a-year arts & crafts festival on Sixth Street features unique vendors, food, and live music.

Polar Bear Splash
Participate in this annual New Year's Day swim at Barton Springs. The outside air may be frigid, but the springs stay a constant 68-70 degrees all year.

Record Store Day
Celebrate independently owned record stores with exclusive releases and discounts.

Republic of Texas Biker Rally
Bikers and enthusiasts from all 50 states and beyond have been ROT-rallying for 20-plus years. The Travis County Expo Center hosts most events.

Rodeo Austin
This nonprofit rodeo provides scholarships to Texas students. It features barrel racing, "mutton bustin'," and saddle bronc riding.

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Rookie Tri
This triathlon is open to beginners and experienced athletes alike.

Rooster Teeth Expo
This three-day gaming event invites attendees to play some of the greatest new video games, learn about the industry, and meet like-minded fans.

Rosedale Ride
Participate in this annual charity ride with routes of 23, 42, and 62 miles, and support the children of the Rosedale School, Austin ISD's only school exclusively for children with multiple disabilities.

Sacred Springs Powwow
Head to San Marcos for dance performances, traditional drums and singers, an Indian market with arts & crafts booths, and authentic Native foods.

Santa's Ranch
Drive down a winding country road to take in beautiful holiday lights and animated displays. Enjoy delicious homemade hot cocoa, kettle corn, and snacks. Throughout the holidays.

Settlement Home for Children Charity Garage & Estate Sale
You can donate or shop at this annual charity event, with 100% of proceeds going to the Settlement Home.

Shakespeare in the Park
See The Merry Wives of Windsor (with a Texas twist) performed on the Zilker Hillside. Shows start at 8pm.

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Sherwood Forest Faire
Jousting, falconry, sword-fighting, glass-blowing and blacksmithing demonstrations, wizards, feasts, and more. It's a medieval good time for the whole family.

Sherwood Forest Grown-Up Summer Camp
This 21 and up camp offers "grown-ups" the opportunity to learn the skills and crafts of the Renaissance era.

Sherwood Forest Youth Summer Camp
Escape the distractions of modern technology by taking a step back in time. Campers will create useful tools and learn skills essential to daily life during the Renaissance.

South by Southwest
This fest celebrates the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

Spring Home & Garden Show
It's time to give a whole new look to your home and garden.

Spring Native Plant Sale
Choose from nearly 300 species of native-bred plants that thrive in the Central Texas climate. Purchase seeds, grasses, plants, perennials, trees, and shrubs.

St. Patrick's Day Austin
The Celtic Cultural Center of Texas celebrates this Irish tradition with fun for the whole family. No green beer or leprechauns included.

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Sunset Valley ArtFest
With nearly 4,000 people in attendance each year, this fest offers varying forms of art - from classic paintings to music, and sculptures to jewelry. Local food and kids' activities are on hand, too.

Sunshine Community Gardens Plant Sale
Peruse more than 100 types of organic tomatoes, plus peppers, eggplants, and tomatillos.

SUP El Camino Real
This is Texas' original SUP river race. It's the perfect combination of competition and recreation.

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm Fall Festival
Visit this peach orchard on the San Gabriel River in Georgetown to fulfill all of your autumnal desires: a pumpkin patch, hay rides, and live music. Weekends, 9am-6pm.

Talk Like a Pirate Day
Yar! Land ho! Practice your best Captain Jack Sparrow.

Texas Fireworks Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Light up your Halloween night with pyrotechnics at Kreig Softball Fields, presented by Planet K.

Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame Awards
This celebration honors songwriters who represent the spirit of Texas.

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Texas Native Plant Week
Spend the week learning about our state's native plants and why it's important to conserve them.

Texas Relays
This annual track & field event brings tens of thousands of people to Austin to compete, cheer, and party.

Texas Tax-Free Appliance Weekend
Purchase any type of energy-efficient appliance with the Energy Star logo, and pay no Texas taxes.

Texas Tax-Free Weekend
During this tax holiday, most clothing and footwear priced less than $100 can be purchased tax-free.

Texas Tribune Fest
This three-day event brings together the biggest names in politics to discuss the most pressing issues that affect Texans and Americans.

Texas Trucklandia Fest
This is the world's largest food truck mash-up and taste-athon - samples from food trucks all over Austin.

That Takes the Cake!
Celebrating its 15th year, this sugary event features celebrity demonstrations, decorating competitions, and classes. This year's theme: "Science of Cake."

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The Nutcracker
Now in its 56th year, Ballet Austin's The Nutcracker is the longest-running production of this seasonal classic in Texas. Shows throughout December. See website for schedule.

Third Thursday at the Blanton
This free, monthly event features extended museum hours, live music, yoga in the galleries, happy hour at the cafe, and tours.

Trail of Lights
This festival of lights began in 1965 as a small gathering called the "Yule Fest." It is now a community-wide celebration, with hundreds of thousands of visitors walking the trail each year. See website for schedule and special events.

Travis Heights Art Trail
Artists open their homes and studios to the public just in time for holiday shopping.

Turkey Trot
Start Thanksgiving off right, by getting active before the tryptophan sets in. Participate in the 5-mile run or 1-mile walk. Proceeds benefit Caritas of Austin.

Urban Music Festival
This family-friendly fest showcases gospel, hip-hop, R&B, soul, and neo-soul music at Auditorium Shores.

Violet Crown Festival
This fest sports family fun and provides info about community resources. Free admission.

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Walk to End Lupus Now 5K
Participate in this fun run that benefits local programs and services of the Lupus Foundation of America. All funds raised go toward lupus research.

Wiener Dog Races
These four-legged friends may be short, but those little legs are a lot faster than you would think.

Winter Tree Fest
Learn about the best trees for your yard and how to care for them, purchase native trees and shrubs, and participate in guided walks and talks by experts.

New Braunfels' "Ten Day Salute to Sausage" celebrates German culture with a Texas twist.

Zilker Kite Festival
Witness the spectacular sight of hundreds of kites in the sky. Free. Dogs welcome. Rain date: March 11.

Zilker Pops Concerts
Free concerts at Zilker Park. This year the Austin Civic Orchestra honors our armed forces and veterans.

Zilker Relays
Teams of four tackle this 10-mile race.

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Zilker Summer Musical
This free, annual performance runs throughout the summer at the Zilker Hillside Theater. This year's production is All Shook Up. Shows start at 8:15pm.