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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 27, 2010
Huston-Tillotson University

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

Austin Celtic Festival
November 2010
Fiesta Gardens

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

Austin Italian Festival
August 22, 2010
Laguna Gloria

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

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

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

Austin Reggae Festival
April 16-18, 2010
Auditorium Shores

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

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

Bastille Day Austin
July 2010 (TBA)
French Legation

Carnaval Brasileiro
February 20, 2010
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 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

Deutschen Pfest
May 14-16, 2010
Pflugerville, Texas

Diez y Seis Celebrations
September 2010 (TBA)
Fiesta Gardens

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

Ghoulwill Ball
October 2010
Driskill Hotel

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

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

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

Juneteenth Celebration Austin
June 19, 2010
Rosewood Park

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)

Mediterranean Festival
October 2010
St. Elias Orthodox Church

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

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

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

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

Rodeo Austin
(Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo)
March 12-27, 2010
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, 2010

Texas Greek Festival
May 2010 (TBA)
Laguna Gloria

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

October 29 - November 7, 2010
New Braunfels, Texas

Zilker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 6, 2009
Zilker Park

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

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