Upcoming Events in Austin Texas
- First Thursday is on South Congress. Vendors display their wares on the sidewalks and most businesses stay open late.
Ph: 512-837-7942 (Always call and confirm events)
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Austin Boat Show
- Boat Show Hours:
Address: Austin Convention Center , Austin, Texas
Boar's Head Pageant
- The Boar's Head celebration dates back to Medieval England where it began as a winter feast for the poor. The main dish was the meat of the feared wild boar -- its head gaily decorated and carried on a platter. Eventually, the feast became part of the Christmas season, recalling the arrival of the wise men in Bethlehem to visit the Christ child.
This delightful theatrical presentation takes you to a castle of Olde England, a lavish royal party, the arrival of the Yule Log, caroling, and the Boar’s Head celebration – the conquest of the ferocious wild boar.
Bring your family and friends to enjoy this fabulous musical production, featuring a magnificent orchestra professional performers, traditional songs, elaborate period costumes and the arrival of the Magi.
Begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the church office.
Address: Saint Albert the Great Catholic Community, 12041 Bittern Hollow. , Austin, Texas
3M Half Marathon & Relay
- The 13.1-mile course winds north to south through an urban setting and is mostly downhill Includes a two-leg relay and a 50-yard non-competitive Kids Fun Run for children age 10 and younger. Gateway Shopping Center to House Park Field.
Address: Gateway Shopping Center to House Park Field , Austin, Texas
Martin Luther King Jr. March & Festival
- The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city. The MLK Community March kicks off on Monday at 9 a.m.with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus.
Then march on to the historic Huston-Tillotson University, where exciting activities are planned. All businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals are invited to march and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.
The MLK Community Festival kicks off as soon the march arrives on location and will last until 3 p.m.; it will include all types of vendors and local musical artists to make this year’s celebration the best ever!
Address: 900 Chicon St , Austin, Texas
- Flamboyant costumes, Brazilian samba music and the uninhibited atmosphere make Austin's Carnival one of the biggest such festivals outside of Brazil.
Address: Palmer Events Center , Austin, Texas
|13||Art NIght Austin - A preview of the artists and partners collaborating in the Spring, culture enthusiasts venture through Austin's premier galleries, museums and temporary art spaces for a sampling of the most interesting work being created, exhibited and performed in Austin. Each space is paired with complimentary chef-prepared bites, select wines and music to complete the cultural trek. 6:30-10p.|
|14||Austin Marathon - Austin Marathon (formerly the Freescale Marathon) is the 15th largest marathon in the country, and it draws nearly 10,000 runners to Austin. USATF-certified and sanctioned, the point-to-point course begins in northwest Austin, continues south through downtown toward the Colorado River (aka Town Lake), wraps around the lake and finishes on Auditorium Shores. Boston qualifier.|
|6 - 20||Rodeo Austin Gala - Step into the wild, wild west for one of the premier black-tie events in Austin. Enjoy a delectable dinner, expanded silent auction, rip-roaring entertainment from Nashville superstars and more.|
|1 - 4||Austin International Poetry Festival - From academic poets in Anchorage to folk poets in Zambia, AIPF draws poets from every continent. It is the largest non-juried poetry festival in the United States. Enjoy live poetry at venues across the city or submit poetry to the AIPF anthology, di-verse-city, and Christina Sergyevna Poetry Award.|
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Art City Austin
- For one weekend in April, the center of downtown Austin turns into a wonderful celebration of art, culture, and creativity. Art City Austin features an outdoor art fair of nationally recognized artists, local food trailers, beer and cocktails, live music on the main stage and interactive projects for kids of all ages. Downtown’s art festival brings the community together to celebrate Austin’s vibrant creative culture.
Address: Downtown Austin - Cesar Chavez Street between Guadalupe and Lamar , Austin, Texas
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Old Settlers Music Festival
- Encourages children and adults to appreciate and preserve American roots music by providing workshops, displays and activities. Features Grammy-winning Americana music, 30 bands on five stages, arts & crafts, camping, food concessions and more. Enjoy acoustic jazz and blues, bluegrass, old-time, local favorites and award-winning artists from around the world. Children's activities include a new talent competition, armadillo races, petting zoo, slide, moonwalk, stilt-walking, doll making, face painting and more.
Address: The Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch , Austin, Texas
First Night Austin
- Austin becomes a canvas for street corners transformed into galleries and storefronts into stages as this festival of art, imagination and creativity spreads across downtown. The alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration of the arts includes an afternoon family festival, grand procession down Congress Avenue, family finale at City Hall and a Midnight Finale.
Ph: 512-476-5577 (Always call and confirm events)
Trail of Lights & Zilker Christmas Tree
- This month long festival includes a mile-long pedestrian trail of lights and a 155-feet tall Christmas tree.
Address: Zilker Park , Austin, Texas
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- Conspirare performs a holiday "collage" of choral concerts at the Carillon on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm and 8:00pm, and various hosting centers the other afternoons. Artistic director Craig Hella Johnson once again selects music from many centuries and styles, combining classical works, carols, pop songs and more, to create an entirely unique, intensely meaningful experience.
See website for schedules.
Address: Long Center for the Performing Arts, South First , Austin, Texas
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Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
- Live music and art have made the original Armadillo Christmas Bazaar an iconic Austin event for nearly 30 years. Art fair and music festival rolled into one, it has long been the city’s favorite scene for holiday shopping, Austin style. With imaginative, handmade gifts and fine art that range from sophisticated to funky, the show features new talent and local legends.
Address: Palmer Events Center , Austin, Texas