Food & WineMark your calendars - it's fest time in Austin! Here are our must-hits:  

Internationally-recognized SXSW brings noted filmmakers, musicians and multimedia artists from around the world to Austin to showcase music, film and interactive media. 3/8/13 - 3/17/13, Austin Convention Center and more than 50 venues

The Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays premier track and field event brings together the best athletes from around the world and wraps up with the Urban Music Festival featuring soul, R&B and hip hop artists. 3/27/13 - 3/30/13, Mike A. Myers Stadium, UT campus

The MotoGPTM Championship hits Austin's Circuit of the Americas this spring. Talented riders on cutting-edge motorcycle technology capable of going zero to 60 mph in three seconds will compete at speeds topping 200 mph. 4/19/13 - 4/21/13

Presented by the Paramount Theatre, the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest brings some of the biggest names of comedy - Dana Carvey, Jim Gaffigan and many more - to stages around Austin for four days of belly laughs. 4/24/13 - 4/27/13 (See image to right, courtesy Jack Plunkett)

The Austin Food + Wine Festival welcomes top chefs from across the nation for events throughout the city. Food + Wine Magazine is sponsoring, and proceeds benefit the Austin Food + Wine Alliance. 4/26/13 - 4/28/13