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The Austin Events Pages

Festivals and Events in and around Austin, Texas

A little overwhelming in one sitting? For your convenience, the Austin events list has been broken up into some common sense subcategories: And by month:
Welcome to the Main Austin Events page, your resource for annual or otherwise recurring events and festivals in Austin, Texas.

With more than 150 separate events listed (and reviewed) below, you'll never run out of things to do in Austin.

The downside, of course, is that it's next to impossible to keep track of them all.

Until now . . .

Below is a comprehensive list of 150+ annual Austin events and festivals in alphabetical order.

For your convenience, the events have also been organized into various categories as well as by month. See the links in the box to the right for those pages.

And for special or non-recurring events in Austin, be sure to check out the Austin Event Calendar of Upcoming Special Events.

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Austin Events and Festivals - All

ACL Festival (Austin City Limits Music Festival)
October 8-10, 2010
Zilker Park

AIA Austin Homes Tour
October 2-3, 2010
Various Locations

African-American Community Heritage Festival
February 27, 2010
Huston-Tillotson University

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
December 11-24, 2009
Austin Convention Center

Art BASH (Show and Sale)
September 16, 2010
Texas State Hospital

Art City Austin (formerly Austin Fine Arts Festival)
April 24-25, 2010
Downtown/City Hall/Lady Bird Lake

Art Night Austin
February 27, 2010
Various Austin Galleries & Museums

Art Night Austin: East
November 2010
Various East Austin Galleries

Art Outside
October 22-24, 2010
Apache Pass (Rockdale)

Art Week Austin
April 22-26, 2010
Multiple Austin Locations

ASH Dash 5K Bunny Run
April 3, 2010
Austin State Hospital

Austin Boat Show
January 20-23, 2011
Austin Convention Center

Austin Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale
Twice Yearly
April 10-11, 2010
September 2010
Zilker Botanical Gardens

Austin Celtic Festival
November 2010
Fiesta Gardens

Austin Chamber Music Festival
July 9-31, 2010
Multiple Austin Locations

Austin Cool House Tour (Building Green)
June 6, 2010
Multiple Featured Locations and Projects

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

Austin Fair and Music Festival
November 2010
Travis County Expo Center

Austin Family Music Festival
April 10, 2010
Pioneer Farms

Austin Film Festival
October 21-28, 2010
Austin, Texas

Austin Green Living Expo
April 23-25, 2010
Austin Convention Center

Austin Home and Garden Show
SPRING: January 14-16, 2011
FALL: August 27-29, 2010
Austin Convention Center

Austin Ice Cream Festival
August 2010 (TBA)
Waterloo Park

Austin International Poetry Festival
April 15-18, 2010
Multiple Austin Venues

Austin Italian Festival
August 22, 2010
Laguna Gloria

Austin Jewish Film Festival
April 10-16, 2010
Multiple Austin Area Theaters

Austin Marathon (and Half Marathon)
February 14, 2010
Downtown Austin

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

Austin Music Awards
March 20, 2010
Austin Music Hall

Austin Pond Tour
June 12-13, 2010
Multiple Austin Locations - South and North

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

Austin Pride Parade and Festival
June 3-6, 2010
Long Center

Austin Record Convention
Twice Yearly
March 18-20, 2010
October 15-17, 2010
Crockett Event Center

Austin Reggae Festival
April 16-18, 2010
Auditorium Shores

Austin Shakespeare in the Park
April 29 - May 30, 2010
Zilker Hillside Theater - Zilker Park

Austin Songwriters Symposium
January 29-31, 2010
Wyndham Garden Hotel

Austin Symphony Concerts in the Park (Hartman Foundation)
June 6 - August 29, 2010
Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center

Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks
July 4, 2010
Auditorium Shores at The Long Center

Austin Wine Festival
May 29-31, 2010
The Domain

Ballet Under the Stars
June 4-5, 2010
Zilker Hillside Theater - Zilker Park

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

Bastille Day Austin
July 17, 2010
French Legation Museum

August 21, 2010
Congress Avenue Bridge

Batstravaganza Fun Run and Family Festival (5K)
May 1, 2010
Round Rock, Texas

Black Arts Movement Austin (BAM)
June 4-19, 2010
Multiple Venues

Blue Genie Art Bazaar
December 3-24, 2009
Monarch Events Center

Blues on the Green
June 9 - August 18, 2010
(Every Other Wednesday)
Zilker Park

Brew B Que (Buda)
July 4, 2010
Buda City Park

Bridal Extravaganza Austin
WINTER: January 9-10, 2010
SUMMER: June 6, 2010
Palmer Events Center

Buda Wiener Dog Races
(and Country Fair)
April 24-25, 2010
Buda, Texas (City Park)

Cap 2K Swim
May 2, 2010
Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake)

Capitol 10K
April 11, 2010
Downtown Austin

Carnaval Brasileiro
February 20, 2010
Palmer Events Center

Carnival ah!
April 20-22, 2010
Austin Community College - Rio Grande Campus

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

Celebration of Families
May 1, 2010
Palmer Events Center

Central Texas Air Show
April 30 - May 2, 2010
Temple, Texas

Cherrywood Art Fair
December 12-13, 2009
Maplewood Elementary

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

Chinese New Years Festival
February 20-21, 2010
Austin Chinatown Center

Christmas Market - German-Texan Heritage Society
December 5, 2009
German Free School (Downtown Austin)

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

Cinco de Mayo Austin Festival
April 30 - May 2, 2010
Fiesta Gardens

VIVA! Cinco de Mayo
April 30 - May 2, 2010
San Marcos, Texas

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
April 21-29, 2010
Mexican American Cultural Center

Dam 5K
November 6, 2010
Mansfield Dam Park (Lake Travis)

Deep Eddy Mile
August 14, 2010
Deep Eddy Pool

Deutschen Pfest
May 14-16, 2010
Pflugerville, Texas

Diez y Seis Celebrations
September 2010 (TBA)
Fiesta Gardens

East Austin Studio Tour
November 2010
East Austin
150+ Local Art Studios

Eat the Heat (Progressive Cocktail Party & Gala)
(NACE Fundraiser - National Association of Catering Executives)
August 25, 2010
Sheraton Austin at the Capitol

Eeyores Birthday
April 24, 2010
Pease Park

Explore UT
March 6, 2010
University of Texas at Austin

Fantastic Fest
September 23-30, 2010
Various Theaters
(Mostly Alamo Drafthouse - S. Lamar)

Fashion for Compassion
April 30, 2010
Saks Fifth Avenue (Great Hills Trail)

Fiesta Amistad
May 29-30, 2010
Round Rock, TX

First Night Austin
December 31, 2009

January 12 - February 13, 2010
Hyde Park Theater

Free Day of Yoga
September 2010 (TBA)
Multiple Austin Studios and Parks

Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 2010
Waterloo Park

Ghoulwill Ball
October 2010
Driskill Hotel

Green Garden Festival
February 2011
Bi-Annual Event
Zilker Botanical Gardens

The Grind: Action Sports and Music Festival
April 2010 (TBA)
Downtown Austin

Hairy Man Festival
September 26, 2010
Cat Hollow Park
Round Rock, Texas

Halloween Downtown
October 31, 2009
Downtown Austin (6th Street)

Heritage Homes Tour
May 22, 2010
Historical Austin

Hill Country Ride for AIDS
April 24, 2010
Texas Hill Country

Hot Sauce Festival
August 29, 2010
Waterloo Park

Hot to Trot 5K and Kid's K(Chuy's)
May 8, 2010
Chuy's Arbor Trails

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

Hyde Park Homes Tour
June 19-20, 2010
Hyde Park Neighborhood
Austin, Texas

Japan May Festival Austin
May 8, 2010
O. Henry Middle School

February 26-28, 2010
University of Texas Campus

Juneteenth Celebration Austin
June 19, 2010
Rosewood Park

Keep Austin Bizarre Christmas Bazaar
December 18-21, 2009
Fiesta Gardens

Keep Austin Weird 5K and Festival
June 26, 2010
Downtown Austin

Kerrville Folk Festival
May 27 - June 13, 2010
Kerville, Texas

Lake Travis Relay
October 9, 2010
Lake Travis

Lone Star Rod and Kustom Round Up
April 9-11, 2010
Travis County Expo Center

Lone Star State Jam
April 24, 2010
Waterloo Park

Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cook Off
November 2010
Austin, Texas
Location TBA

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

Maifest Austin - German-Texan Heritage Society
May 8, 2010
German Free School (Downtown Austin)

Max's Ride (ALS Benefit)
April 24, 2010
South Austin, Texas Hill Country, and Scholz Garten

Mediterranean Festival
October 2010
St. Elias Orthodox Church

Mighty Texas Dog Walk
April 17, 2010
Downtown Austin

MLK Celebration (March and Festival)
January 18, 2010
Downtown (UT, State Capitol, and Huston-Tillotson College)

Moonlight Margarita Run
August 2010 (TBA)
Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake)

Music Under the Star
July 2010 - Friday nights
[Pending - 2010 Event in Question]
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Night in Old Fredericksburg
July 16-17, 2010
Fredericksburg, Texas

No Idea Festival
January 16, 2010
Austin Art & Music Partnership

No Pants Day Austin
May 7, 2010
First Friday of May
Austin, Texas

Oktoberfest Austin - German-Texan Heritage Society
October 2010 (TBA)
German Free School

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

O. Henry Pun-Off
May 22, 2010
O. Henry Museum

Old Pecan Street Festival
Spring: May 1-2, 2010
Fall: September 2010
Old Pecan Street (6th Street)

Old Settler's Music Festival
April 15-18, 2010
Driftwood, Texas

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
August 31 - September 6, 2010
Multiple Austin Theaters and Venues

Pachanga Latino Music Festival
May 21-22, 2010
Fiesta Gardens

Paramount 5K
February 14, 2010
Paramount Theatre & Downtown Austin

Red Poppy Festival
April 24-25, 2010
Georgetown, Texas

Renegade Craft Fair Austin
May 15-16, 2010
Palmer Events Center

Revival Festival Austin
May 7-8, 2010
Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

ROT Rally (Republic of Texas Biker Rally)
June 10-13, 2010
Travis County Expo Center

Rodeo Austin
(Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo)
March 12-27, 2010
Travis County Expo Center

SafePlace Field Day and Festival
April 10, 2010
Fiesta Gardens

Sapling Days
October 2010 (TBA)
Various Austin Locations and Dates

Schlotzsky's Bun Run (5K)
May 2, 2010
Auditorium Shores

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

South by Southwest (SXSW)
March 12-21, 2010
Austin (Everywhere)

Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival
January 14-17, 2010
Palmer Events Center

St. Patrick's Day Austin (Festival)
March 17, 2010

Summerfest San Marcos
July 4, 2010
San Marcos Plaza
San Marcos, Texas

Taste of Austin
January 27, 2010
Palmer Events Center

Texas Book Festival
October 16-17, 2010
Texas State Capitol

Texas Community Music Festival
April 23 - May 6, 2010
Scholz Garten &
Central Market North

Texas Greek Festival
May 2010 (TBA)
Laguna Gloria

Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival
April 15-18, 2010
Multiple Austin and Hill Country Locations

Texas Home and Garden Show
January 2010
Austin Convention Center

Texas Relays
March 31 - April 3, 2010
Mike A. Myers Stadium (UT-Austin)

Texas RockFest
(Heart of Texas Quadruple Bypass Music Festival)
March 17-21, 2010
Downtown (4 locations)

Texas Swing
(Project Transitions Fundraiser)
June 4, 2010
Scholz Garten

Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving Day
November 25, 2010
Waterloo Park

Umlauf Garden Party
April 22, 2010
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

Unplugged at the Grove
Thursday Nights
April 15 - September 30, 2010
Shady Grove Restaurant

Urban Assault Ride - Austin
June 27, 2010
Fiesta Gardens and Multiple Austin Locations

Urban Music Festival
April 3, 2010
Auditorium Shores

Violet Crown Festival
May 8, 2010
Brentwood Park

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

Wildflower Gala
April 30, 2010
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Woofstock at Waterloo
NEXT: May 2011 (TBA)
Waterloo Park

October 29 - November 7, 2010
New Braunfels, Texas

Zilker Garden Festival
March 27-28, 2010
Zilker Botanical Gardens

Zilker Park Kite Festival
March 7, 2010
Zilker Park

Zilker Park Pops Concert
June 11-12, 2010
Zilker Park

Zilker Summer Musical
July 9 - August 14, 2010
Zilker Hillside Theater - Zilker Park
2010 Production: Annie

Zilker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 6, 2009
Zilker Park

Zilker Tree Holiday Festival (formerly Trail of Lights)
December 13-21, 2009
Zilker Park

Zilker Tree Holiday Festival Fun Run (formerly Trail of Lights 5K)
December 12, 2009
Zilker Park

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