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April and May 2014

4/4/14 - 4/5/14
The 13th 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.

Capitol 10,000
Congress Avenue to Auditorium Shores
Texas' largest 10K race and one of the nation's top runs draws some 10,000 serious and not-so-serious runners.

4/11/14 - 9/18/14
Unplugged at the Grove Presented by 93.3 KGSR
Shady Grove
Check out Austin's longest running free live music series on Shady Grove's iconic pecan tree shaded patio. On Thursdays, Unplugged   

4/11/14 - 4/13/14
Circuit of the Americas
MotoGPTM is the premier motorcycle racing World Championship; an eighteen-race series visiting thirteen countries, four continents and with pan-global television coverage. Ten nationalities of the world's most skilled riders line a grid armed with cutting-edge motorcycle technology with prototype machinery fielded by three manufacturers; Ducati, Yamaha and Honda. As well as the premier class there are also two ultra-competitive World Championship Grand Prix categories, which form part of MotoGPTM. 

Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival
Austin American Statesman Parking Lot
Join for 7,000 pounds of Free Crawfish! Live music by Cowboy Mouth, Buckwheat Zydeco, Bonerama, Big Sam's Funky Nation, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, JJ Calier & The Zydeco Knockouts, and Dr. Zog. A live Samba group doing a New Orleans style parade performance. All kinds of Louisiana food by more than 12 vendors.

4/12/14 - 4/13/14
Art City Austin Festival
Downtown Austin
Get Ready for Austin's weekend-long arts festival that transforms the streets of downtown. The celebration of art, culture and creativity will invigorate the streets, plazas and open spaces along Austin's Cesar Chavez Street and 2ND Street District with art of all kinds.

4/16/14 - 4/27/14
Fusebox Festival
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 12 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.Join the festival in it's 10th year!  

4/18/14 - 4/20/14
Austin Reggae Festival
Auditorium Shores
A fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, the event features three days of amazing reggae / world / dub talent on the Main Stage and Charlie's Dub Corner. 

4/22/14- 4/27/14
17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Various Locations
The 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival screens an average of 110 feature and short films, including films made in the past two years by or about Latinos, Iberoamericans or indigenous peoples of the Americas, creating a truly Pan-American cinematic experience.

4/23/14- 4/26/14
Moontower Comedy Festival
Paramount and State Theatres
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival presented by the Paramount Theatre brings to Austin, TX some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. This marathon of side-splitting nights throughout the city is slated to bring over 100 comedians doing everything from stand-up and sketch to improv and musical comedy. National headliners, up-and-comers and local Austin-based comedians ensure that there are options for every type of comedy fan; die-hards to those just looking for a fun night.

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. Over a hundred events take place during Austin Fashion week including runway shows, designer meet-and-greets, themed parties and benefits for Austin non-profits.

4/25/14 - 4/27/14
Austin FOOD & WINE Festival
Butler Park
Pamper your palate in one of the hippest cities in the country at the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival, presented by FOOD & WINE Magazine. Join top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin's own acclaimed gourmet scene for an indulgent, two-day epicurean adventure unlike any other, topped off with live musical performances.

Eeyore's 50th Annual Birthday Party
Pease Park
Live music, beer, food, acrobats and costume contests surround this annual gathering of Austin's most eclectic locals. Eeyore's Birthday serves as fund-raiser to benefit many local, Austin non-profits.

5/2/14 - 5/4/14
Austin Psych Fest
Carson Creek Ranch
Mark your calendars, Austin Psych Fest will return to Carson Creek Ranch the weekend of May 2 - 4, 2014! There will on-site camping and three stages with music- the main stage and river stage with psychedelic light shows in the evening, and a tent stage featuring psychedelic light shows all day long.

5/3/14 - 5/4/14
Palmer Events Center
Don't miss Re:Make, a two-day event at Palmer Events Center. Come to shop awesome handmade, innovative, and out of the box goods from makers across the country. Try your hand at a creative DIY project, or learn something new from an expert in their craft. Register for FREE here:

5/3/14 - 5/4/14
The Old Pecan Street Festival
Sixth Street Austin
The Pecan Street Festival is a FREE, bi-annual juried arts and crafts festival held on historic 6th Street in Austin, TX. The show proudly features over 275 artisan vendors from all over the world who display and sell homemade art and craft work.

Pachanga Latino Music Festival
Fiesta Gardens
Pachanga is a Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival dedicated to showcasing the vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and the impact it has on American culture today. The Pachanga lineup includes rock, alternative, tejano, mariachi, cumbia, salsa, electronic, funk, hip-hop and indie rock. 

5/11-5/14 and 5/18-5/21
Austin Restaurant Week
Various Locations
Austin Restaurant Week hosts the city's favorite and top restaurants through a two-week culinary adventure. Enjoy two-course pre-fixe menu pricing for lunches from $12-17, three-course pre-fixe dinners at $27 or $37, and brunches at select locations for $17! Meals on Wheels and More has returned as the charity beneficiary this Spring, and every Austin Restaurant Week meal donates $2 directly to Meals on Wheels and More to support their programs. 

5/19/14 - 6/1/14
Chaos in Tejas
Various Locations
A nice lil mix of punk, hardcore, metal, hip hop, garage rock, indie rock, and all points in between.

Circuit of The Americas
RedFest is a three-day party with a southern attitude, full of music, comedy and outdoor fun. It is a festival like none before, with loads of hands-on outdoor activities, sports, an old style saloon, dance hall, massive sports bar, and some of the biggest names in music and comedy across 3 stages. If you work hard, play harder, and love the outdoors then RedFest is for you. 

Austin Jazz Festival
The Backyard at Bee Cave
Austin proudly hangs it's collective hat on being the Live Music Capital of the World® - with several music festivals to match. Jazz is a uniquely cultural phenomenon that unites people across the divides of race, age, nationality and socio-economic status. The 2014 festival features international jazz master Kirk Whalum, Jazz Funk Soul with Jeff Lorber and Everette Harp, saxophonist Jessy J and flautist Althea René. 

Lifetime Capital of Texas Triathlon
Palmer Events Center
Life Time Tri CapTex 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.

Austin Music Volume 13 CD Release
Austin Visitor Center & Gift Shop
We're thrilled to announce the release of our annual compilation, Austin Music Volume 13! Please join at the new Austin Visitor Center from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. We'll have tasty treats from El Chile Cafe y Cantina, Tito's Handmade Vodka and Austin Beerworks. And of course, there will be LIVE music! Performances by Latasha Lee & the Blackties and Austin's Band of the Year, RIDERS AGAINST THE STORM! First 100 guests receive a complimentary copy of #AMV13  

KGSR Blues on the Green
Zilker Park
Every other Wednesday during the summer, Zilker Park will be filled with thousands of people, blankets and lawn chairs, families and music lovers. As Austin's largest FREE concert series KGSR's Blues on the Green is consistently ranked as a top annual entertainment event and has become a staple of the Austin lifestyle and a very casual and comfortable experience. 

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