JUNE AND JULY 2016
Check out this list for a selection of the largest annual events in Austin during June & July. For a more extensive list of daily happenings, see the searchable Events Calendar.
6/2/16 - 6/5/16
X Games Austin
Circuit of The Americas
A festival that highlights the intersection of sports and lifestyle that exists in action sports, with more than 250 of the best action sports athletes competing for the most coveted medals in Skateboard, BMX Freestyle, Moto X and more.
TX German Bier and Kase Festival
Austin Saengerrunde and Scholz Garten
Texas craft breweries bring their best German-style bier to this annual festival and grilled kase (cheese) competition. Live music and local vendors will round out the event.
6/9/16 - 6/12/16
ATX Television Festival
ATX Festival is the first festival devoted to Television's history and future. It functions like a traditional film festival with premieres of new series, current hits and cult favorites. ATX Television Festival also offers access to the industry's leading professionals with cast and creator Q&A's and panels focusing on innovation in both production and content delivery.
6/9/16 - 6/12/16
Republic of Texas Biker Rally
Travis County Exposition Center and Sixth Street
The state's largest motorcycle gathering attracts thousands of bikers for rides, parades and music.
6/17/16 - 6/18/16
Pan Am Park and Various Locations
This annual music festival celebrates the local Austin music community. The festival is held at Pan Am Park but unofficial parties are held at various vanues around town during the weekend.
Central Texas Juneteenth 2K, Parade & Celebration
MLK Blvd. and Rosewood Park
Juneteenth, also known as "Freedom Day" or "Emancipation Day," is the oldest known African American celebration commemorating the end of slavery. This annual event features a 2K walk/run, parade floats and entertainment and celebration at Rosewood Park.
African American Book Festival
George Washington Carver Museum
This free, annual literary event showcases new works by and about African Americans. Notable speakers and authors will discuss their works and facilitate conversations.
Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K
Anything is possible at this decade-old Austin extravaganza! 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.
Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up
Celebrate the cuisine of the Lone Star State. See website for a list of participating restaurants, which donate a portion of their week's proceeds to food banks across Texas.
Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony
Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores)
The Austin Symphony hosts an annual concert of patriotic music culminating in a spectacular firework display over Lady Bird Lake.
Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration
Hill Country Galleria
Shopping, music, barbecue, fireworks and fun for the whole family, including the dogs.
7/23/16 - 7/24/16
Body Mind Spirit Expo
Palmer Events Center
This holistic expo focuses on advancements in spiritual and planetary awakening with like-minded souls.