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CALENDAR OF EVENTS!

Events and festivals are subject to change without notice.  To make the most of your time, contact the event directly to verify times and more information. 

December 2018

Through December 31, 2018
54th Annual Trail of Lights
Zilker Park – 7 to 10 p.m.
The Trail of Lights is part of the essential Austin experience, lighting up the season with a celebration of community, memories and fun. The annual Tree Lighting ceremony will be held in November, then the 5k fun run will kick off the spectacular season in early December. Plan your visit early and don’t forget to take a spin under the Zilker Tree!
General admission is $3 for guests age 12 and up.

Through January 1 (except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)
Mozart’s Annual Light Show| 6 to 11 p.m. | Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, 
The 9th Annual Joyous Mozart’s Christmas Light Show is here and better than ever! This year is an on-going experience with over one million LED lights, a giant coffee mug, and more. New this year is the Cobalt Blue Piano that will be played by pianist all season long. They also have a German Market in the parking lot serving warm treats as you walk in. Whether you’ve been before or not, this is the year to add the Mozart’s Light Show to your calendar!  3825 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin

Through January 5
Ice Skating at Eisbahn (Fredericksburg)
126 W Main St, Fredericksburg $15. Includes skates.

Through January 15
Ice Skating on the Whole Foods Plaza
open daily (some closures) | from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Whole Foods, Plaza Rooftop, 525 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin
$10, includes skates. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are always open to the public, but please check the website or call Lamar Guest Services at (512) 476-1206 during the week to confirm public skating hours on weekdays. They are hosting several private parties throughout the month of December during which the skating rink will be closed. Every Friday throughout the ice rink season, the skating soundtrack is curated by KUTX for the KUTX Music Fridays series – don’t miss out.

JANUARY 2019

January 1
The Park at The Domain and South Lamar
11:00 am to 5 p.m.
Come and celebrate the first day of the New Year with a $16 brunch buffet at The Park (Domain or South Lamar) which will include all the favorites such as biscuits and gravy, applewood smoked bacon, migas, sausage, french toast, pancakes, and more. The New Year’s Day brunch will also feature $2 mimosas with five flavors to choose from – classic orange, strawberry citrus, prickly pear, mango ginger and pineapple basil – as well as $5 build-your-own Grey Goose Bloody Mary Bar.

January 1
Healthy Resolution Celebration!
1:30 PM until 4:30 PM
Myo Massage is now Myo Massage, Movement and Acupuncture. On New Year’s Day (Tuesday, January 1st, 2019) from 1:30PM to 4:30PM, join us at our newly expanded location for a Healthy Resolution Celebration! We will be offering complimentary chair massage, free classes, and massage and acupuncture demos. Whether your goal is to get fit, eat healthy or make more “me” time, we’ve got you covered. And, it wouldn’t be a Healthy Start to the New Year without catering supplied by Daily Juice. During the celebration, guests can register for raffles to win free massage, classes and memberships. Myo is located at 4616 Triangle Ave. #407 Austin, Tx 78751.

January 1 – 8, 2019
Free Week
Red River Cultural District
The first week of January might be the best time for a music fan to visit Austin. Why? Hundreds of Austin bands participate in this annual event that encompasses multiple venues all over Austin.

January 4-6
2019 Austin Boat Show

January 9-11
Potato Expo 2019

January 10
Formula Americas Driving Experience at Circuit Of The Americas
03:00 PM until 12:30 PM
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is proud to announce the new Formula Americas Driving Experience. The Formula Americas Driving Experience is the third world-class driving experience offered by the one and only F1 track in the United States, following the Audi Driving Experience and COTA Karting. The Formula Americas Driving Experience is now at COTA. Book your experience now!
The Formula Americas Driving Experience is the ultimate open-wheel driving experience, putting the driver in the cockpit of one of the world’s most advanced open-wheel race cars. With Formula Americas, anyone who has dreamt of being a race car driver can make that dream a reality.
The 90-minute Level One activity includes a brief classroom session and a track orientation session before drivers strap in for laps on the 2.3 mile National Circuit and three open-wheel laps around the full 3.4 mile Grand Prix Circuit. That program is priced at $650.

January 11-13
2019 Austin Home & Garden Show

January 15
Economically Empowered Women: The 5 Essentials
9:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Are you the captain of your financial future? Women end up retiring with 30% less than men do and they live longer!
Let 2019 be the year you get economically empowered.HERdacty’s guest speaker, Laura Pinto, a professional Wealth Advisor, draws on her extensive experience working with women to manage finances, plan their retirement and build their economic futures. She will share tips on what you can do right now to better understand your needs, assess decision and protect your financial future. Free
Frost Bank, 401 Congress Ave, 11th Floor

January 18-19
2019 3M Half Marathon Expo

January 19
2019 Easy Riders Bike Show Tour

January 21
Martin Luther King March and Festival
The University of Texas and Huston-Tillotson University
Join the march from the MLK statue at the University of Texas campus to historic Huston-Tillotson University to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy for Austin and the world.

FEBRUARY 2019

February is Black History Month
Various Venues
To commemorate Black History Month there will be events throughout the city celebrating important people and moments in time in African-American history.

February 9 
Carnaval Brasileiro
Palmer Events Center
Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside Brazil. Brasileiro-style samba, costumes and wild abandon can all be seen in the heart of Texas.
www.sambaparty.com

February 15-17
Transcend Tour
Transcend Tour is a 3-day exclusive, one of a kind dance convention for passionate dancers of all ages.

February 17
Austin Marathon & Half Marathon
Downtown Austin
One of the country’s premier races attracts nearly 20,000 participants from around the world. Events surrounding the marathon include a 5K, live music, finish line festival and beer garden.
www.youraustinmarathon.com

February 20-21
2019 TTIA Unity Dinner & Converge on the Capitol

February 20 – 24
OUTsider Festival
Various Locations
As one of Austin’s most progressive festivals, OUTsider brings together Austin’s LGBTQI community for five days of creation and inspiration. This multidisciplinary art festival showcases film, performance art, music, visual art and more.
www.outsiderfest.org

February 21-24
2019 TRVA Austin RV Expo
Austin Convention Center

TBD (to be determined)
Austin Oyster Festival
Seaholm Lawn
This is one tasty festival you don’t want to miss! The Oyster Festival is an annual hit among locals and visitors alike. Not sure which kind of oyster you prefer? Try ‘em all while enjoying a little live Cajun and “newgrass” music on the lawn!
www.facebook.com/AustinOysterFestival

MARCH 2019

March 1 – 3
Pirelli World Challenge
Circuit of The Americas
The Pirelli World Challenge offers unparalleled access to more makes and models than any other racing series. This series features more than 100 production-based cars (like the ones you drive) that have been prepped specially for racing. There will even be access to the paddock to see the cars up close, hear the engines roar and speak with the drivers.

March 8 – 17
SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival
Various Locations
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.
www.sxsw.com

March 16 – 30
Rodeo Austin
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.
www.rodeoaustin.com

March 17
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!
www.stpatricksdayaustin.com

3/22/19 – 3/24/19
IndyCar Classic
Circuit of The Americas
The popular, American-bred IndyCar series tackles COTA’s curves this March. On top of all the action on track, IndyCar attendees with Saturday admission will also be treated to a special COTA Super Stage performance from Grammy Award winning rock band Muse.

March 27 – 30
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.
www.texassports.com

March 27 – 31
World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play
Austin Country Club
With a rare, match-play format consisting of the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play field consists of the very best players from around the world and is one of the most elite and exciting tournaments on golf’s calendar.
www.dellmatchplay.com

March 29 – 30
Austin Urban Music Festival
Auditorium Shores
More than 15,000 music revelers converge on Lady Bird Lake’s Auditorium Shores to enjoy Austin’s only music festival focused on R&B, neo-soul and hip-hop music.
www.urbanmusicfest.com

March 31
90th ABC Kite Fest
Zilker Park
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.
www.abckitefest.org

APRIL 2019

April 4 – 7
Austin International Poetry Festival
Various Locations
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.
www.aipf.org

April 7
Capitol 10K
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.
www.cap10k.com

April 11 – 14
30th Annual Old Settler’s Music Festival
Tilmon, TX
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.
www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org

April 12 – 13
The 18th 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.
www.lonestarroundup.com​

April 12 – 14
MOTOGP 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.
www.circuitoftheamericas.com/motogp

April 15 – 24
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.
www.afw.fashionxaustin.com

April 17 – 21
Fusebox Festival
Various Locations
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.
www.fuseboxfestival.com

April 20
Weird Homes Tour
Around Town
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.
www.weirdhomestour.com

April 24 – 27
Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival
The Paramount Theatre and other locations
Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival 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.
www.austintheatre.org

April 26-28
2019 Austin Auto Show
Austin Convention Center

April 26-28
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.
www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com

April 27
56th Annual Eeyore’s Annual Birthday Party
Pease Park
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.
www.eeyores.org

TBD (to be determined)
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.
www.artallianceaustin.org​

TBD (to be determined)
Austin Reggae Fest
Auditorium Shores
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.
www.austinreggaefest.com

TBD (to be determined)
Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort
Horseshoe Bay Resort
More than 20 hot-air balloons from across America will converge at the annual Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort. This year’s festival will feature tethered balloon rides, local live music and the annual evening balloon glow.
www.hsbresort.com

TBD (to be determined)
NOLA, Texas Food & Music Festival
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
The NOLA, Texas Food & Music Festival showcases funk, brass, zydeco, Cajun, and blues music with seven bands plus free crawfish, kids activities, arts and crafts vendors and more.
www.hebcenter.com

TBD (to be determined)
TX German Bier & Brezel Fest
Austin Saengerrunde & Scholz Garten
The Austin Saengerrunde and Foodways Texas have partnered up to create the Texas German Bier (beer) and Brezel (Pretzel) Festival. Local craft breweries will showcase specialty German-style bier and brezel to accompany. Local chefs, bakers and other brezel-dough makers will offer up delicious bites to sample!
www.txgermanbierfestival.com

MAY 2019

Latino Music Month
Various Venues
The many Latino music genres are showcased during performances on the Plaza at Austin City Hall each Friday at noon. Other special events throughout the month are presented as well.

May 1 – 5 
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Various Locations
The festival showcases contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films and videos made by or about Latinos in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about indigenous groups of the Americas are also invited to participate.

May 4 – 5 
The Pecan Street Spring Festival
Historic Sixth Street
A free, family event, the Pecan Street Festival is the oldest and largest art festival in Central Texas. Local musicians, food vendors, artists, and craftspeople turn Sixth Street – historically called Pecan Street – into a lively street fair where there is something for people of all ages.

May 23 – 26
Hot Luck Festival
Around Town
The Hot Luck: Live Food & Music festival returns to honor the soul, sweat and DIY diversity of the food and music world. The festival is an eat-with-your-fingers picnic and party experience that highlights open-pit feats of culinary know how, and music in your ears that is as thoughtfully created as the food on your plate. Come hungry, thirsty, and bring your dancin’ boots.

May 27 
Life Time Tri CapTex
Lady Bird Lake, Downtown Austin
The Life Time triathlon attracts all levels of athletes from top ranked professionals to first-time triathletes. The event includes the USA Paratriathlon National Championship, sprint and international distances, First Tri distance and sprint and international distance relays.
www.captextri.com

May 27 
Memorial Day
Around town
Camp, hike, barbecue, tube and chill – whatever you do, get out and make the most of this long holiday weekend in Austin.

TBD (to be determined) 
Finding Euphoria Fest
Carson Creek Ranch
Live music, camping, yoga and a variety of mindful workshops come together at this immersive one day festival. Musical styles bridge the gaps between hip-hop, electronic, ambient, tribal and experimental.

TBD (to be determined) 
West Austin Studio Tour
Studios across West Austin
A self-guided tour that celebrates Austin’s talented and wildly diverse creative community. The public is invited to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artists’ tools, techniques, and inspirations, explore galleries and a variety of exhibitions, and immerse themselves in the arts and local business communities.

JUNE 2019

TBD (to be determined)
African American Book Festival
George Washington Carver Museum & Library
This free, annual literary event showcases new works by and about African Americans. Notable speakers and authors will discuss their works and facilitate conversations.

TBD (to be determined)
Austin Ice Cream Festival
Fiesta Gardens
The Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival is fun for the whole family. Games, activities, contests, live entertainment and of course, ice cream, will keep you cool and happy.

TBD (to be determined)
Fun Stop 5K & Fest
Long Center
Anything is possible at the decade-old Fun Stop 5K and Festival — formerly known as Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K. Run, skip or race through the streets of downtown Austin wearing the wackiest costume. Unofficially known as “the slowest 5K you will ever run,” this race is designed for amusement and fun.

JULY 2019

July 4
Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony
Auditorium Shores
The Austin Symphony hosts an annual, family-friendly concert of patriotic music culminating in a spectacular firework display over Lady Bird Lake.

July 5-7
2019 RTX Gaming Conference

July 11-12
Business Tech Expo 2019

July 13-16
NACUBO 2019 Annual Meeting

July 31- August 3
Scentsy Family Reunion 2019

TBD (to be determined)
Hot Summer Nights
Red River Cultural District
This summer, 20 venues throughout the Red River Cultural District will host four days of free live music, alongside local food and vendors. Local acts like Golden Dawn Arkestra, Emily Wolfe, Moving Panoramas, Ringo Deathstarr and more will take over stages in celebration of summer in the Live Music Capital of the World®.

AUGUST 2019

August 12 – 16
KW Megacamp
Austin Convention Center

TBD (to be determined)
Austin Pride Week
Fiesta Gardens and Downtown Austin
The PRIDE Festival is the largest annual LGBTQ advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas! Dozens of non-profit organizations and social clubs use the Festival as a platform to inform and interact with the thousands of attendees. Each year, countless people find new organizations to join, causes to support and opportunities to volunteer.

TBD (to be determined)
Bat Fest
Congress Avenue Bridge
Celebrate this batty event as the world’s largest urban bat colony (1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed Bats which take up seasonal residence beneath the Ann Richard’s Congress Street Bridge) take to the skies for their nightly flight. Enjoy live music, children activities, a costume contest and more.

SEPTEMBER 2019

September 22 – 25
Orange Theory Fitness Annual Convention

TBD (to be determined)
All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF)
Various Locations
aGLIFF is the oldest and largest gay and lesbian film fest in the Southwest and the largest LGBTQ cultural event in Austin. Experience the festival in September and watch for monthly screenings around town.

TBD (to be determined)
Fantastic Fest
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from around the world.

TBD (to be determined)
Texas Craft Brewers Festival
Fiesta Gardens
The Texas Craft Brewers Fest is the largest beer festival for and by Texas Brewers. This annual event features the best of Texas craft beer and displays the thriving beer community across the Lone Star State.

TBD (to be determined)
Waterloo Music Festival
Carson Creek Ranch
Waterloo is an independent festival that celebrates the roots of Austin music culture, and features nationally renowned jam bands performing alongside the city’s finest musical acts during a weekend of camping.

OCTOBER 2019

October 4 – 6
October 11 – 13
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Zilker Park
One of the country’s largest celebrations of live music, this two weekend, six-day festival brings the magic of the famed public TV series “Austin City Limits” outside the studio and into Austin’s most beloved park. More than 150 musical acts will take over eight stages along with local food vendors, brewers, artists and pop-up shops and artists.

October 16 – 19
Juice Plus Convention
Austin Convention Center

October 24
The Texas Conference for Women
Austin Convention Center

October 24 – 31
26th Annual Austin Film Festival
Paramount Theatre & Various Locations
Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on both top-billed films and indies alike.

TBD (to be determined)
Texas Book Festival
Texas State Capitol Building
The Texas Book Festival has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts about 250 authors each year. More than 40,000 book lovers of all ages attend the Festival annually, enjoying readings, panel discussions, signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children’s activities and exhibiting vendors from across the state.

TBD (to be determined)
Viva La Vida Festival & Parade
Downtown Austin
Viva La Vida is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival, featuring a Grand Procession, art activities and demos, traditional foods, live music and performances throughout the day.

NOVEMBER 2019

November 1 – 3
FORMULA 1 United States Grand Prix
Circuit of The Americas
International drivers will be in Austin this October to compete in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas track. This event promises three days of racing, camping, live music events and more – including headlining performances by Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder for ticketholders.

November 7 – 10
LEVITATION
Downtown Austin
Formerly Psych Fest, this independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full weekend event that attracts attendees from all over the world.

TBD (to be determined)
Austin Celtic Festival
Jourdan Bachman Pioneer Farms
This annual festival is also the largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas. The event is home to four stages of Irish, Scottish and Breton music, dance, sports, storytelling, workshops and more.

TBD (to be determined)
Chuy’s Christmas Parade
Congress Avenue
This spirited holiday parade features a procession of giant balloons, marching bands, vintage cars, celebrities and floats to usher in the season of giving.

TBD (to be determined)
East Austin Studio Tour
Various Locations
More than 70 eastside art studios and galleries open their doors for the public’s viewing and purchasing pleasure during this bi-annual event.

DECEMBER 2019

December 02 – 05
The Running Event
Austin Convention Center
Christina Henderson, Event Manager
chenderson@divcom.com
207-842-5476

December 6 – 8
Art from the Streets
Thousands of pieces of artwork for sale from over 100 different artists.
95% of sales goes directly to the artist.
Austin Convention Center – Ballroom A

December 31
Austin’s New Year
Auditorium Shores
This alcohol-free, family-friendly event celebrates the diversity and creativity of the city with 4 stages, 22 bands, visual art installations, jugglers, storytellers, fire dancers and a grand fireworks finale.

TBD (to be determined)
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Palmer Events Center
This holiday shopping bazaar is a fun, authentic Austin experience – for 11 days leading to Christmas, visitors can shop national and local art, handmade gifts, stocking stuffers and more while enjoying live music from the Armadillo stage and sips from a full bar. This annual tradition is a cultural icon and one of Austin’s longest running art and music festivals, attracting around 40,000 shoppers each year.

TBD (to be determined)
Trail of Lights
Zilker Park
The Trail of Lights is part of the essential Austin experience, lighting up the season with a celebration of community, memories, and fun. Plan your visit early and don’t forget to take a spin under the Zilker Tree!

TBD (to be determined)
Winter Wonderland at The Circuit
Circuit of The Americas
Every holiday season, COTA transforms into a winter wonderland. Light displays, a petting zoo, food trucks, kid-friendly activities and Santa’s workshop are just a few some of the many popular aspects of the event.