It is officially Spring in Austin, TX and with the warmer weather comes a whole slew of amazing events from the famed SXSW to Rodeo Austin and so much more! Below we have put together a list of our favorite happenings across Austin this March and April. Comment below if we missed anything your looking forward to.
89th ABC Kite Fest
The nation's oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites in the air and is free to attend for people of all ages; complete with kite flying contests, food, games and more.
3/9/18 - 3/18/18
SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival
Austin Convention Center and more than 50 venues host noted filmmakers, musicians and multimedia artists from around the world converge to showcase music, film and interactive media during this internationally-recognized event.
3/10/18 - 3/24/18
Travis County Expo Center
Over the years, Rodeo Austin has grown from a show featuring 16 animals into one of Austin's premier events, featuring Pro rodeo events, daily concerts, livestock show and more.
St. Patrick's Day Festival
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
This annual family-friendly festival celebrates all things Irish. Come enjoy authentic Celtic music and dancers, Irish language workshops, the finest Irish imports and plenty of good craic!
3/30/18 - 3/31/18
Austin Urban Music Festival
More than 15,000 music revelers converge on Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake to enjoy Austin's only music festival focused on R&B, neo-soul and hip hop music.
Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
Mike A. Myers Stadium
The premier track & field event brings together the best high school, college and professional athletes from Texas, the U.S. and the world.
3/31/18 - 4/7/18
Austin Fashion Week
Locations around Austin
Austin Fashion Week showcases the work of fashion designers, photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists and models from around the state of Texas with over a hundred including runway shows, designer meet-and-greets, themed parties and benefits for Austin non-profits.
4/5/18 - 4/8/18
Austin International Poetry Festival
Poets from around the world, country and all of Texas gather for four days of live performances, readings and workshops during the Austin International Poetry Festival in April of every year. AIPF provides an inclusive, diverse, multi-generational environment welcoming the broadest possible audience of poets and non-poets alike in appreciation of the spoken and written word.
4/6/18 - 4/7/18
The 17th Annual Lonestar Round Up
Travis County Expo Center
A huge outdoor car show and live music festival with tons of vintage hot rods and custom cars driven here from all over the country, and bringing visitors from all over the world.
Congress Avenue to Auditorium Shores
Texas' largest 10K race and one of the nation's top runs draws some 18,000 serious and not-so-serious runners.
4/13/18 - 4/15/18
Art City Austin Festival
Palmer Event Center
Nearly 200 national artists, top local restaurants, two music stages and hands-on art activities make this one of the city's favorite festivals.
4/18/18 - 4/21/18
Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival
The Paramount Theatre and other locations
Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival presented by the Paramount Theatre brings to Austin, TX some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. National headliners, up-and-comers and local Austin-based comedians ensure three hilarious days of fun.
4/18/18 - 4/22/18
Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts. The festival takes place over 5 days in venues and locations all over the city. Hundreds of local, national and international artists across all disciplines converge for one of the most unique cultural events in the country.
4/19/18 - 4/22/18
30th Annual Old Settler's Music Festival
Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and crafts, camping, food and libations. Acoustic jazz, blues and bluegrass are all performed by old-time local favorites and award-winning artists from around the world.
4/20/18 - 4/22/18
Austin Reggae Fest
A fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, Reggae Fest features three days of reggae, world and dub talent, along with more than 50 vendors selling food and arts & crafts.
4/20/18 - 4/22/18
MOTOGPTM Grand Prix of The Americas
Circuit of The AmericasTM
MotoGPTM, the pinnacle of all motorcycle World Championships, joins the roster of racing events at the Circuit of The AmericasTM track with a three-day series at the purpose built Grand Prix venue. With the addition of this race, the new circuit is the first North American racing venue to host both two-and four-wheeled World Championship events in one year's time.
Weird Homes Tour
This wacky annual event showcases what "Keep Austin Weird" is all about. Tour a selection of the most creative homes around town and meet the homeowners who keep our wacky culture thriving.
4/26/18 - 4/29/18
LEVITATION, formerly Austin Psych Fest, returns to downtown Austin this spring.Over the years, this independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed event that attracts attendees from all over the world.
4/27/18 - 4/29/18
Austin Food + Wine Festival
Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park
Pamper your palate in one of the hippest cities in the country at the Austin Food + Wine Festival. Join top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin's own acclaimed gourmet scene for an indulgent, three-day epicurean adventure unlike any other, topped off with live musical performances.
54th Annual Eeyore's Annual Birthday Party
Live music, local beer, food, acrobats and costume contests surround this annual gathering of Austin's most eclectic locals. Eeyore's Birthday serves as fundraiser to benefit many local non-profits.
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