Carnaval celebrates keeping Austin weird!
Austin's wildest, most notorious party. celebrates
the city's weirdness at the spacious, Palmer Events
Center on the shores of Town Lake, 900 Barton Springs Road.
For more than 70 years, this rite of springtime has been celebrated
yearly by Austinites who fill the skies with handmade kites. The kite
festival draws up to 10,000 spectators annually to watch the contests and performances by professional stunt kite flyers.
The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo kicks into Austin at the
Travis County Exposition Center. The hoof-pounding event includes
a livestock show, a carnival, "xtreme" bull riding and concerts,
and will attract about 300,000 people
Festival/Convention offers one of the best opportunities to learn
about the future of the digital world, make contacts in the independent
film world, meet with the alternative label world, and listen to the
best music from around the world.
Come see creativity in full bloom at the Austin Fine Arts Festival! The streets of Downtown Austin will
be transformed into a colorful garden of creativity where art enthusiasts may explore the booths and shop
the artwork of the nation's top visual artists and fine craftspeople. All participating artists are selected
via a competitive jury process, so you can expect to find original, one-of-a-kind artwork in a variety of mediums and price ranges.
A weekend of music, food and fun celebrating Bob Marley's vision of peace, love, and unity for mankind, while groovin' to the sounds
and beats of the some of the best local, regional, national and international reggae bands. Sample exotic Caribbean foods,
shop vendors displaying a variety of third world crafts or bungee jump, climb a rock wall, and dance wildly amongst the drum circles.
Kid friendly area available.
A nationally known music festival featuring the best in roots and Americana music. Held in Camp Ben McCulloch in Austin,
Texas at the height of bluebonnet and wildflower season, there's great music and activities for the whole family.
Each spring, thousands of runners enjoy one of the best-organized road race events in Central Texas.
The Young Men's Business League of Austin and Schlotzsky's Franchise LLC work together to organize and staff the event.
The YMBL all-volunteer organization was founded in 1913 and exclusively supports the Austin Sunshine Camps.
Many things in this life achieve cult status, but not many are more deserving than the boiled, canned and processed
flesh of the pig. Where else but Texas would thousands descend on the "The Perpetual Pandemonious Party of Pork"
in celebration of the potted pig and its glorious incarnation, Spam.
The Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival brings together innovative culinary artisans and wine producers who celebrate
the rich traditions that influence Texas wine and food. The Festival's purpose is to promote Texas wine and food and to increase
appreciation of Texas' impact on food and wine throughout the world.
The Austin Automobile Dealers Association sponsors and manages this annual event in conjunction with the Austin American-Statesman, which is held
at the Austin Convention Center. Since its inception the auto show has grown in both square footage and attendance. As it is not a selling show,
it provides an ideal opportunity to showcase every line make under one roof in just a few short hours.
See past virtual show.
Each year vendors and entertainers play host to thousands of visitors when this weekend festival
takes over Sixth Street. Once in the spring and again in the fall, almost 300 selected arts and crafts
vendors from all of the United States display their work for sale. Booths full of food, handmade gifts,
jewelry and more, pack the street from IH 35 to Congress Avenue. Live local music graces five stages and
you will find a special kid's carnival with entertainment for children.
A six-day bash starting Sept. 16 featuring Mariachi bands,
folk dances, pinatas and fine food. The event includes Conjunto,
Tejano and country music, along with the Fiesta Patrias Queen pageant. 482-0175.
A nautical race with more than 80 keel boats sailing over
Lake Travis. Watch from the comfort of the 35-acre Austin Yacht Club. 266-1336.
Halloween on Sixth Street
The seven-block historic street is barricaded and 60,000
costume-wearing Halloween revelers fill Austin's best-known
entertainment district. It's the Lone Star State's premier spot for
All Hallows Eve. 478-0098.
Austin Texas is officially ready to host the first Formula 1 race in the United States since 2007. The race will occur on November 16-18
at the brand new purpose-built racetrack, the Circuit of The Americas (COTA), which was recently completed in Austin.
Austin's best-loved holiday tradition, thousands come to
see the decorated park and the lighting of the 165-foot
Christmas tree. The trail of lights is a mile-long display of holiday
figures and wintertime scenes. The tree lighting ceremony takes
place on the first Sunday of December. Call - 512-974-6700