Its time for March Madness: Austin edition. Take a look at some of the Austin CVB's favorite insider staff picks below:

Texas-Film-Awards-Section-Header-V2This month, some of the greatest film-making talents in the world will come together to celebrate each other at The Texas Film Awards! Get tickets here,and spend a night celebrating the legacy of Texas film. -Kristen Maurel, Film, Music and Marketing Coordinator

The weather will warm up soon so take advantage of Austins spring weather at Zilker Park. Bring a picnic lunch, walk/jog/bike on the hike and bike trails and explore the Zilker Botanical Garden. Take the kiddos to the playground and Zilker Zephyr miniature train. -Katie Cook, Director of Digital Marketing

Escape the crush of SXSW and other March madness and head to north central neighborhood favorite Fino before they close their doors forever. The weeknight happy hour (3:30-6:30 p.m.) offers a tasty sampling of sips and Mediterranean inspired bites for a steal. So grab a spot at the cozy outdoor lounge or airy patio and welcome in the spring like a true insider. -Christine Cramer, Director of Market Analysis and Research

Looking to see some of the best ProRodeo action in the world, coupled with some big time live music acts? Cue Rodeo Austin, which takes place March 14-28 at the Travis County Expo Center. Be sure to check out the Pig Race while youre at it! -Taylor Evans, Account Director, Sports Commission

Holi Celebration at the University of Texas in Austin. Photo by Indo American News

Holi Celebration at the University of Texas in Austin. Photo by Indo American News

Mark the arrival of spring with Austin's local Holi celebration. Known as the festival of colors, Austin puts its own twist on things with live bands singing Holi songs, a traditional Holika fire burning and cultural demonstrations from India. Wear white, bring your family and friends, and celebrate the arrival of a season full of hope and joy! -Rebekah Grmela, Marketing and Tourism Coordinator

Every Sunday, Bangers Sausage House & Beer Garden on Rainey Street hosts their Big Band Brunch three hours of live music, mimosas and merriment. The menu includes traditional brunch fare with a Bangers twist braised pork belly eggs benedict, huevos rancheros with house made sauce and chorizo, as well as Bangers classic sausages and sides. Dog and child friendly. -Susan Richardson, Director, Partnership Development

Nothing is better than taking the dog for a Hill Country winter hike at Enchanted Rock State Park. Fun Fact: Enchanted Rock is the second largest batholith in the United States. -Brian Gannon, Film and Marketing Manager