EVENTS LISTED ON THE "AUSTIN EVENTS" WALL CALENDAR
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101X Summer Cinema Series
Free movie screenings in the park behind Central Market North. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, thirst and appetites. June through August. See website for schedule.
12th Street East End Black Heritage Festival
Celebrate Black History Month at Rosewood Park. Enjoy art activities, local food, performances by musicians and dancers, and more.
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, parties, plus kids' activities, a private shopping brunch and, of course, Santa himself.
Ameripolitan Music Awards
This awards show acknowledges musicians whose work doesn't quite fit into today's "country" genre.
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Peruse a variety of 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.
Art City Austin
Downtown's 2nd Street District plays host to art installations and interactive art projects. 125 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.
Artists & Artisans Festival
This intimate fest is dedicated to arts, crafts and nature. Explore the blooming gardens, and peruse the work of more than 30 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.
This is a 10-mile trek you won't forget. Every half-mile, runners will encounter a stage with a live band - 20 stages in total.
Austin Auto Show
Showcasing some of 2017'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 Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Compete, eat or volunteer at one of the world's largest hot sauce festivals. Free admission with a donation of canned goods to the Central Texas Food Bank.
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Austin's biggest outdoor music festival takes over Zilker Park for two weekends of auditory bliss.
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 duck!
Austin Earth Day Festival
Love and celebrate planet Earth while getting inspired by speakers and workshops and enjoying live music.
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, animation and documentary features and shorts, including premieres, advance screenings and independent films.
Austin Food + Wine Festival
Food & Wine magazine hosts this epicurean adventure.
Austin Gorilla Run
Run a 5K in a gorilla or banana suit? No, really, gorilla suits are provided. And it's all 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 Ice Cream Festival
Enter the ice-cream-eating contest, build the best Popsicle-stick sculpture or show Austin your delicious homemade ice cream.
Austin International Poetry Festival
Join poets from around the world to celebrate literary excellence through the power of written and spoken word
Austin ISD Back to School Bash
At this party and safety fair, kids receive free vaccinations and backpacks with school supplies.
Now in its 24th year, this fest features juggling, unicycling and circus arts. All are welcome to come pick up the basics, learn some new tricks or just watch.
Austin Marathon and Half Marathon
Join 18,000 participants from around the globe as runners explore Austin’s landmarks, neighborhoods and signature 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.
The largest of its kind in Texas, this festival strives to preserve the traditions, heritage and culture of American Indians.
Austin Record Convention
Peruse CDs, LPs, tapes, posters and collectibles.
Austin Record Convention
This is the largest sale of music in the nation. Find CDs, LPs, tapes, posters and collectibles from the U.S. and beyond.
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.
This triathlon is open to all experience levels and takes place in the heart of downtown.
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
The annual alcohol-free, family-friendly celebration showcases a variety of art, food trucks and live music on three stages. Free.
Ballet Under the Stars
Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble performs for free at the Zilker Hillside Theater. Show begins just before sundown. Rain date: June 4.
More than a million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from under the bridge at dusk. Get batty with live music, arts & crafts vendors, food and drinks and a bat-costume contest.
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 go 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.
Bug Night Out
What's crawling through the dirt at dusk? Which insects take flight at night? Bring a flashlight, and check out the nightlife at the Wildflower Center!
Community-minded businesses compete by building structures out of canned goods, which are then donated to the Capital Area Food Bank.
Cap 2K Swim
This pledge swim promotes water conservation and open-water swimming. It stretches from Red Bud Isle to the Texas Rowing Center.
Now in its 40th year, this is the largest 10K race in Texas and one of the top 10 in the nation.
This is one of the largest Carnaval celebrations outside of Brazil. Enjoy samba music, conga lines and outrageous costumes at the Palmer Events Center.
Cherrywood Art Fair
This neighborhood fundraiser benefits the Eastside arts scene and showcases local artists, live music, kids' activities and great food in a free, family-friendly environment.
Children's Book Fair
Meet popular children’s book authors, enjoy children’s activities and learning opportunities, and take a break with storytime.
Christmas at the Caswell House
The Austin Junior Forum transforms this historic home into a winter wonderland.
This roleplaying 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 45,000 square feet of retro video games and fun at the Palmer Events Center.
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.
This is the official kickoff to Rodeo Austin. It features a Texas-sized buffet, live music and two-stepping lessons. Free.
Deep Eddy Pool Splash Party 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.
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 adults can participate in this exciting winery 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.
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 the 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.
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.
Euphoria Music & Camping Festival
Stimulate all of your senses in this immersive experience, which allows you to listen, create and live in the moment.
Dubbed "the biggest open house in Texas." Events allow you to learn and explore the UT campus. Free.
Fall Home & Garden Show
Find the latest in products and services, from builders, contractors, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, landscape displays and materials, kitchenware and more.
Fall Native Plant Sale
Choose from nearly 300 species of native-bred plants that will thrive in the Central Texas climate. This is your one-stop shop for seeds, grasses, plants, perennials, trees and shrubs.
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.
Americana musicians gather for a weekend of family-friendly music and good food, all to raise medical emergency funds for Central Texas farmers.
Fashion and Fine Art
Witness the talents of young ladies from across Texas in the Miss Rodeo Austin Scholarship Contest, and view the finest Western art from aspiring high school artists.
Round Rock hosts Central Texas' largest Hispanic festival. Food, live music and family entertainment.
Film & Food Party
The Driskill Hotel hosts this evening of cocktails and culinary treats, presented by some of Austin’s hottest restaurants.
This monthly event provides local artists and small-business owners the opportunity to showcase their creative ideas and artwork on South Congress.
Forest Creek Central Texas Amateur
Some of the best amateur golfers in Central Texas will tee off in this 19th annual golf tournament.
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 comic giveaways.
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.
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, while demonstrating the ways that chicken housing can be incorporated into urban residences.
This fest brings together artists and audiences in order 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 Nikolas, 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.
Get Your Rear in Gear
The proceeds from this 5K run/walk go toward providing screenings and medical supplies to low-income Austinites that are at high risk for colon cancer.
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 after 46 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 Lights & Ice at Barton Creek Resort
Lace up your skates, and head to Austin’s largest outdoor ice rink. Twinkling lights, s’mores and reindeer games, to boot. Open to the public throughout the holiday season.
Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll
Congress Avenue will be abuzz with holiday cheer, live music and family-friendly activities! 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.
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. Short-form bills feature a potpourri of theatre, comedy, dance and musical pieces. Long-form shows are 90 minutes or less. Venues include theatres, public places and private homes.
Illuminate Austin Walk
Walk to raise awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence. This event benefits SafePlace, which provides shelter and services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
International Mud Day
Celebrate nature getting really muddy. Kids make mud pies and explore the Wildflower Center’s resident bugs.
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 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.
Lady Bird Day
Celebrate the legacy of Wildflower Center co-founder Lady Bird Johnson. Enjoy free admission, crafts, storytime and more.
Life Time Tri CapTex
Tens of thousands of triathletes from around the globe make their way to Austin for this popular race.
Lights of Love
Held at the historic Mueller Hangar, this evening is filled with family fun. Enjoy hot chocolate, carolers, gingerbread-house decorating and more.
Lonestar Rod & Kustom 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.
Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival
Enjoy tons of crawfish and other bayou delicacies, as well as Cajun and zydeco music.
Maifest und Kinderfest
German food, German singing, German music. And, of course, German bier.
This family-friendly event dares you to invent, learn and be inspired
Put together a six-person team, and divide and conquer all 26.2 miles. Each team member runs 4.37 miles.
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 while helping to raise money for Service Dogs Inc., which trains dogs to assist people with hearing loss or disabilities.
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
This self-paced, self-driving tour showcases spectacular examples of modern design, construction and decor in some of Austin’s premier neighborhoods.
This unofficial annual bike ride attracts hundreds of riders, and it's been happening since 1982. Ride starts at 2am.
Moonlight Margarita Run
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 Austin Walk
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.
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
Thursday evenings bring interactive presentations, expert-led hikes, crafts for kids and explorations of Central Texas ecology.
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
Celebrating 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.
Not everyone can afford a warm Thanksgiving meal. 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 from performers from all over the country and across the globe.
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.
Red Dress Run: 12 Bars of Xmas
One night, 12 bars. Runners, both men and women, are encouraged to don their best red dresses on this holiday fun run benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Austin.
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.
This nonprofit rodeo provides scholarships to Texas students. It features barrel racing, "mutton bustin'" and saddle bronc riding.
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.
Participate in this annual charity ride with routes of 23, 42 and 62 miles, and support the children of Rosedale School, Austin ISD’s only school exclusively for children with multiple disabilities.
Drive down a winding country road to take in beautiful holiday lights and animated displays. Enjoy delicious homemade hot cocoa, kettle corn and snacks. Open through December.
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 Comedy of Errors performed on the Zilker hillside. Shows start at 8pm.
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 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.
Free music from local bands: What better way to spend the longest day of the year?
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.
Sunshine Community Gardens Plant Sale
Peruse more than 100 types of organic tomatoes, plus peppers, eggplants and tomatillos.
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Yar! Land ho! Practice your best Captain Jack Sparrow.
Texas Burlesque Festival
This three-day festival celebrates the revival of burlesque, vaudeville and cabaret.
Texas Fireworks Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Light up your Halloween night with pyrotechnics at Kreig Softball Fields, presented by Planet K.
Texas Native Plant Week
Spend the week learning our state's native plants and why it's important to conserve them.
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 Trucklandia Fest
This is the world's largest food truck mash-up and taste-athon - samples from food trucks all over Austin.
Celebrate the plant-based lifestyle and its benefits for health, the environment and animal welfare.
Texas Young Composers Concert
New orchestral works composed by Texas students, age 18 and younger, and performed by the Austin Symphony.
That Takes the Cake!
Celebrating its 14th year, this sugary event features celebrity demonstrations, decorating competitions and classes. This year's theme: "What's Old Is New Again."
Now in its 55th 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.
Tour de Meat
Austin has become the mecca of Texas barbecue. Join Austin Duathletes for this celebration of beer, bikes and meat.
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.
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.
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.
Browse a variety of artists’ works at the Wildflower Center. If you’re looking for unique gifts, this is a great event to help you finish up your holiday shopping.
Winter Tree Fest
Learn about the best trees for your yard and how to care for them, purchase native trees and shrubs, participate in guided walks and talks by experts, and enjoy family-friendly activities and a scavenger hunt.
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 12.
Zilker Pops Concerts
Free concerts at Zilker Park featuring the Austin Civic Orchestra. This year's theme is "Audience by Request."
Teams of four tackle this 10-mile race.
Zilker Summer Musical
This free, annual performance runs throughout the summer at the Zilker Hillside Theater. This year's production is The Wizard of Oz. See website for showtimes.