Are you ready for a year jam-packed with Austin fun, food and fests? Here's your 2016 guide to some of the city's top events.

Austin Food and Wine

FEBRUARY
2/14/16

Austin Marathon & Half Marathon

Downtown Austin

Event speakers, live music from more than 40 local bands and a course that winds through Austin's most scenic neighborhoods make this popular 13.1 and 26.2-mile race a must.

2/27/16

Carnaval Brasileiro
Palmer Events Center

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.

MARCH
3/11/16-3/20/16

SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals

Various Locations
Austin Convention Center and more than 50 venues host noted filmmakers, musicians and multimedia artists from around the world to showcase music, film and interactive media during this internationally recognized event.

3/17/16

St. Patrick's Day Festival

Various Locations

A family-friendly St. Patrick's Day where families can come out and enjoy the culture of Ireland including music, dance and language.

APRIL
4/1/16
Austin Urban Music Festival

Auditorium Shores

More than 15,000 music revelers converge to enjoy Austin's only music festival focused on R&B, neo-soul and hip hop music.

4/14/16-4/17/16
Old Settler's Music Festival

Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion

Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and crafts, camping, food and libations.

4/20/16-4/23/16

Moontower Comedy Festival

The Paramount Theatre and other locations

Some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe perform in Austin.

4/22/16-4/24/16

Austin Food + Wine Festival

Auditorium Shores

Now in its seventh year, the Austin Food + Wine Festival, produced by C3 Presents, will welcome top chefs from across the nation. (pictured above)

MAY
5/7/16-5/8/16
Old Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival

East Sixth Street

A free, family event featuring musicians, food vendors, artists and crafts people.

5/14/16-5/15/16 & 5/21/16-5/22/16
West Austin Studio Tour
Across West Austin

The West Austin Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour that invites the public to discover new artistic talent; see working studios; learn about artists' tools, techniques and inspirations; and explore galleries. 

JUNE 
6/2/16-6/5/16 
X Games Austin

Circuit of the AmericasTM

A festival that highlights the intersection of sports and lifestyle, with more than 250 of the best action sports athletes competing.

6/25/16
Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K

701 W. Riverside Dr.

Anything is possible at this Austin extravaganza! Run, skip or race through the streets of downtown Austin wearing the wackiest costume.

JULY
7/4/16

Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony
Auditorium Shores

The Austin Symphony hosts an annual concert of patriotic music culminating in a spectacular firework display over Lady Bird Lake.

AUGUST
8/20/16
Bat Fest

Congress Avenue Bridge

Celebrate this batty event surrounding the world's largest urban bat colony (two million Mexican Free Tail Bats which take up seasonal residence beneath the Ann Richard's Congress Street Bridge).

TBD
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

Fiesta Gardens

If you wanna beat the heat this summer then you gotta eat the heat! Join the Austin Chronicle for one of the world's largest hot sauce festivals.

SEPTEMBER
9/5/16
Tri-Rock Austin Triathlon

Palmer Events Center

The urban setting provides a swim start at the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue, a swim course in Lady Bird Lake, a bike course over the Congress Street Bridge and a run along Auditorium Shores.

TBD
Austin Pride Week

Fiesta Gardens along the shores of Lady Bird Lake

Austin's LGBT community comes together with live music performances, film screenings, a 5K run, parades and more.

OCTOBER
9/30/16-10/2/16 & 10/7/16-10/9/16
Austin City Limits Music Festival

Zilker Park

One of the country's largest celebrations of music, this six-day festival showcases more than 130 musical acts on eight stages over two weekends.

NOVEMBER 
TBD
Fun Fun Fun Fest

Auditorium Shores

One of the most relaxed, creative and pioneering festivals in music today featuring underground and progressive musicians, comedians and more.

DECEMBER
12/31/16

Austin's New Year

Auditorium Shores

This alcohol-free, family-friendly event celebrates the diversity and creativity of the city with visual art installations, jugglers, storytellers, fire dancers and other festive performances.