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Any excuse to celebrate music

Everyone knows that Austin is home to some of the most popular festivals in the country. But now people are also starting to buzz about the lesser-known gems that are catching on and well-worth the trip. But one thing is always certain, no matter which festival you choose, you're guaranteed to leave an Austin music fan.


Carnaval Brasileiro
Palmer Events Center
Flamboyant costumes, Brazilian samba music, and the uninhibited, spirited atmosphere make Austin's Carnaval one of the biggest such festivals outside of Brazil.


Rodeo Austin
Travis County Exposition Center
Austin goes cowboy as PCRA competitors hit the arena. Headline entertainers perform in concert nightly. 

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


Urban Music Festival
Urban Music Festival is a family-centric festival for the R&B, Jazz and Gospel music lovers, where national and local entertainment stage is hosted.

Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival
Buda City Park
It's a Cajun festival in Texas. More than 5,000 pounds of crawfish are consumed at this annual event, which features zydeco, brass band, funk, blues and rock music. 

Art City Austin
Downtown Austin
Nearly 200 national artists, top local restaurants, two music stages and hands-on art activities make this one of the city's favorite festivals.

Old Settlers Music Festival
Acoustic jazz & blues, bluegrass are performed at this Central Texas' signature music event. Arts & crafts, camping, food and libations complete this event.

Austin Reggae Festival
Founded in 1994, three nights of reggae will take place in downtown Austin.

Euphoria Fest
Euphoria Fest includes electronic music, art, workshops, camping and more.


Latino Music Month
Various Venues
The many Latino music genres are showcased during performances on the Plaza at Austin City Hall each Friday at noon as well as other special events throughout the month.

Levitation Music Festival
Formerly Psych Fest, this independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full weekend event that attracts attendees from all over the world.

Old Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival
East Sixth Street
Musicians, food vendors, artists and craftspeople turn Sixth Street, originally named Pecan Street, into a lively street fair.

Pachanga Music Fest
The vibrant Latino culture is showcased with authentic food, music and cultural arts.


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.


Bullock Museum's "Music under The Star" (every Friday in July)
The Bullock Museum is hosting it's free concert series performed by local musicians. Complimentary tacos and teas will be given out also.

Fourth of July Fireworks & Symphony
Auditorium Shores
The Austin Symphony hosts an annual concert of patriotic music that culminates in a spectacular fireworks display over Lady Bird Lake.


Old Pecan Street Festival
Musicians, food vendors, artists and craftspeople turn Sixth Street, originally named Pecan Street, into a lively street fair.


Austin City Limits Music Festival
Zilker Park
ACL Festival is a two weekend fest that brings together more than 130 acts from all over the world to play rock, indie, country, folk, electronic and more on eight stages.


Fun Fun Fun Fest
Auditorium Shores
National touring indie rock, hip hop, punk, electronica and metal bands converge on Austin's urban park for three days of music. There is also a comedy stage, as well as on-site screen printing, shopping and food.


Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Palmer Event Center
Shades of old Austin are reflected at this market of eclectic gift items and local entertainment.

Austin's New Year
Auditorium Shores
This alcohol-free, family-friendly event celebrates the diversity and creativity of the city with visual art installations, actors, jugglers, storytellers, dancers, fire dancers, face painters, elaborate costumes, and other festive performances. 




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