Monthly Calendar of Austin Events

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While the dates change, there are plenty of annual events that happen in every month.  The dates will obviously change every year so please check the link and/or the phone number before you head out.


Red Eye Regatta – The Austin Yacht Club rings in the new year with boat races on Lake Travis

FronteraFest – Hyde Park Theatre does five weeks of alternative theatre

Austin Boat Show – Exactly what it sounds like


Carnaval Brasilero – Austin has the largest Carnaval celebration outside of Brazil

Mardi Gras – Another big transplanted party.


South by Southwest – The music, film, and interactive conference that has become one of the signature Austin events

Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo – Probably exactly what you would imagine.  Rodeos, livestock, carnival rides, and heart stopping  food

Zilker Park Kite Festival – Professional and amateur kite-flyers gather once a year to show off their wares

Texas Guitar Show – Consumer guitar show


Eeyore Birthday Party – An outdoor celebration of the grumpy Winnie the Pooh character.  A bohemian festival that has become a way of raising money for non-profits.

Austin Reggae Festival – Music, arts, and Jamaican food all weekend on Auditorium Shores


O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships – Yeah.  Its a competition for the  best pun.

Old Pecan Street Arts Festival – Biannual live music, arts, crafts, and food show on Sixth Street.


Republic of Texas Biker Rally – The state’s largest rally attracts Harley riders from all over the country


Austin Symphony Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks – The biggest concert and fireworks show in town attracts thousands to Auditorium Shores every year


Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival – If August wasn’t hot enough, you will get plenty of opportunities to taste and buy hot sauce from pros and amateurs

Austin Ice Cream Festival  As if you need an excuse to eat ice cream.

BatFest – There is always a reason to have a multi-stage music festival in Austin.  The return of the bats is as good as any.


Austin City Limits – This weekend of music is arguably what put Austin on the map for most people.  Whatever time of year you are reading this…go ahead and try and get your tickets.

Old Pecan Street Arts Festival – Biannual live music, arts, crafts, and food show on Sixth Street

Chilympiad – Men’s state cookoff championship.

Austin Shakespeare Festival – Just what it sounds like. Professional theatre with an emphasis on the plays of William Shakespeare.


Austin Film Festival – One of the top film festivals in the country – it shows top billed movies as well as indies.

Halloween on Sixth Street – It will  be crowded but I guarantee you will see some of the most imaginative creative costumes ever.


Fun Fun Fun Fest – This music festival features underground music of rising stars.

Austin Celtic Festival – Two days of all things Celtic

Wurstfest – Week long celebration of all things sausage.  Funner than that may sound.


Trail of Lights – a mile long display of lights and your chance to spin under the largest Christmas tree in Austin.  Budget cuts threaten this every year, so make sure you go while you still can

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar – Like everything else Austin….live music, arts, food and gifts.

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