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Austin Festivals and Events

(Cultural and Seasonal Events and Festivals in Austin Texas)

A great number of Austin festivals are celebrations of specific cultures and specific holidays. In that regard, Austin Texas is rich both in history and diversity.

The list below underscores why Austin is such a great place to live - it's a friendly, partying microcosm of the world.

No matter what time of year it is, you can celebrate culture and history - whether you participate in celebrating your own or whether you participate in exploring and celebrating someone else's.

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Austin Festivals - Cultural and Seasonal

African-American Community Heritage Festival
February 26, 2011
Huston-Tillotson University

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
December 15-24, 2010
Palmer Events Center

Austin Celtic Festival
November 6-7, 2010
Fiesta Gardens

Austin Dragon Boat Festival and Race
April 24, 2010
Lady Bird Lake

Austin Italian Festival
August 21, 2011
Laguna Gloria

Austin Museum Day
September 19, 2010
30+ Local Museums - Visit For Free

Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival
November 6, 2010
Sunset Valley

Austin Pride Parade and Festival
September 10, 2011
Downtown + Fiesta Gardens

Austin Reggae Festival
April 16-18, 2010
Auditorium Shores

Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks
July 4, 2011
Auditorium Shores at The Long Center

Barsana Dham Mela (Indian Fair)
April 24, 2010
Barsana Dham (Southwest Austin)

Bastille Day Austin
July 16, 2011
French Legation Museum

Capital City Salsa Festival
May 4-8, 2011
Multiple Venues

Carnaval Brasileiro
February 5, 2011
Palmer Events Center

Celebrate Texas (Texas Independence Day)
March 2 and 6-8, 2010
Various Austin Locations

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
September 2010 (TBA)
Asian American Cultural Center
Austin, Texas

Chinese New Years Festival
February 6, 2011
Austin Chinatown Center

Christmas Austin
December 2010
Multiple Events and Locations

Christmas Market - German-Texan Heritage Society
December 4, 2010
German Free School (Downtown Austin)

Chuy's Christmas Parade (Children Giving to Children Parade)
November 27, 2010
Downtown Austin

Cinco de Mayo Austin Festival
May 7-8, 2011
Fiesta Gardens

VIVA! Cinco de Mayo
May 6-8, 2011
San Marcos, Texas

Deutschen Pfest
May 20-22, 2011
Pflugerville, Texas

Dia de los Muertos Kyle
November 6, 2010
Kyle, Texas

Diez y Seis Celebrations
September 16-17, 2011
Fiesta Gardens

Fiesta Amistad
May 28-29, 2011
Round Rock, TX

Ghoulwill Ball
October 29, 2010
Driskill Hotel

Halloween Austin
Throughout October 2010
Resource Page: Halloween Events in Austin and Costume Stores

House of Torment (Haunted House)
September - November 2010
Highland Mall BLVD

Japan May Festival Austin
May 2011 (TBA)
O. Henry Middle School
UPDATE: 2011 Event Canceled

Juneteenth Celebration Austin
June 18, 2011
Rosewood Park

Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival
April 10, 2010
Republic Square Park

Luling Watermelon Thump
June 23-26, 2011
Downtown Luling, Texas

Maifest Austin - German-Texan Heritage Society
May 7, 2011
German Free School (Downtown Austin)

Madrigal Dinner UT
November 17-20, 2010
Texas Union Ballroom (UT)

Mediterranean Festival
October 1-2, 2010
St. Elias Orthodox Church

MLK Celebration (March and Festival)
January 17, 2011
University of Texas at Austin and Huston-Tillotson University

Night in Old Fredericksburg
July 10-11, 2011
Fredericksburg, Texas

Oktoberfest Austin - German-Texan Heritage Society
October 16, 2010
German Free School

Oktoberfest - Fredricksburg
October 1-3, 2010
Fredricksburg, TX

Pachanga Latino Music Festival
May 21, 2011
Fiesta Gardens

Rodeo Austin
(Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo)
March 11-26, 2011
Travis County Expo Center

South Asian New Year Festival
April 10, 2010
Zilker Hillside Theater (Zilker Park)

St. Patrick's Day Austin (Festival)
March 17, 2011

Summerfest San Marcos
July 4, 2011
San Marcos Plaza
San Marcos, Texas

Texas Greek Festival
May 2010 (TBA)
Laguna Gloria

Texas Renaissance Festival
October 9 - November 28, 2010 (Weekends)
Plantersville, Texas

Thanksgiving Austin
Various Austin Events, Restaurant Meals, and Volunteer Opportunities
Thanksgiving Day (and Thanksgiving Weekend)
November 25, 2010
Multiple Locations

Viva la Vida Fest (Dia de Los Muertos)
October 23, 2010
Downtown Austin

October 29 - November 7, 2010
New Braunfels, Texas

Zilker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 5, 2010
Zilker Park

Zilker Tree Holiday Festival (formerly Trail of Lights)
December 2010
Zilker Park
Event Cancelled

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