Austin Events March - There's always the chance for a late freeze (early in the month), but by March, for all practical purposes, spring has arrived in Austin Texas.
March is the month for Austin's largest and most anticipated festival - South by Southwest (SXSX). Originally a music festival putting indie bands and recording industry reps into contact, the festival now includes a world class film festival and gaming/interactive festival.
SXSW tends to overshadow the other events taking place in March, like the Capitol 10K (5th largest 10K race in the United States), the annual Rodeo Austin, and the unique Explore UT opportunity.
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Austin Music AwardsMarch 2012 (TBA)
Austin Music Hall
Celebrate Texas (Texas Independence Day)
March 2 and 3-4 + 12, 2012
Various Austin Locations
March 3, 2012
University of Texas at Austin
Zilker Park Kite Festival
March 4, 2012
Rain Date: March 11, 2012
South by Southwest (SXSW)
March 9-18, 2012
(Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo)
March 9-24, 2012
Travis County Expo Center
(Heart of Texas Quadruple Bypass Music Festival)
March 14-17, 2012
Downtown Austin - Multiple Locations
St. Patrick's Day Austin (Festival)
March 17, 2012
Cover3 + The Lion & Rose in Westlake Hills
Fashion for Compassion
March 23, 2012
Saks Fifth Avenue (Great Hills Trail)
Austin Jewish Film Festival
March 24-30, 2012
Regal Arbor Cinema & City Lights Theatre
March 25, 2012
March 28-31, 2012
Mike A. Myers Stadium (UT-Austin)
Urban Music Festival
March 30-31, 2012
San Marcos Green Living Showcase
March 31, 2012
San Marcos Conference Center
Zilker Garden Festival
March 31 - April 1, 2012
Zilker Botanical Gardens
The above calendar includes links, reviews, and information for annual or recurring Austin events and festivals.
For a more comprehensive resource of upcoming special or one-time events, concerts, shows, and other entertainment in the Austin area, please see the Austin Events This Weekend page.