FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2017
Check out this list for a selection of the largest annual events in Austin during February & March. For a more extensive list of daily happenings, see the searchable Events Calendar.
2/1/17 - 2/28/17
Black History Month
To commemorate Black History Month there will be events throughout the city celebrating important people and moments in time in African-American history.
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.
5th Annual Austin Oyster Festival
French Legation Museum
This is one tasty festival you don’t want to miss! Now in its fifth year, 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!
Austin Marathon & Half Marathon
One of the country's premier races attracts nearly 20,000 participants from around the world. Events surrounding the marathon iclude a 5K, live music, finish line festival and beer garden.
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.
Austin Friends of Traditional Music Mid-Winter Festival
Dougherty Arts Center
From folk to fiddle and bluegrass to blues, fans of traditional music are sure to enjoy this live, local festival. Join in a jam sesh, try your hand at a new instrument or make a new friend on the dancefloor.
Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association 2017 Hall of Fame Awards Show
Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
This annual awards show brings together Texas music icons in one of Austin’s most iconic settings. To commemorate inductees, the show will include live performances by Texas-born artists and more.
Zilker Park Kite Festival
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.
3/10/17 - 3/19/17
SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival
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.
3/11/17 - 3/25/17
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.
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!
3/31/17 - 4/1/17
Austin Urban Music Festival
More than 15,000 music revelers converge on Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake to enjoy Austin's only music festival focused on R&B, neo-soul and hip hop music.
3/31/17 - 4/2/17
Art City Austin
Palmer Events Center
Hosted by Art Alliance Austin, Austin's iconic annual art fair will sport more than 100 exhibiting artists this year.
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.
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.