After a busy and record-setting 2022, Austin is preparing for a busy 2023 with a robust and exciting lineup of events scheduled for spring.
Tennis fans won’t want to miss the inaugural ATX Open, taking place February 27 - March 5 at Westwood Country Club. As part of the Hologic Women’s Tennis Association Tour, the ATX Open is one of 50-plus events and four Grand Slams, spanning six continents, and nearly 30 countries and regions, reaching a global audience of over 700 million.
Every spring, crowds descend on downtown Austin to experience the world-renowned SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival, this year taking place March 10-19. Consisting of three main components, Interactive, Music and Film, each track brings top creatives and global professionals together to collaborate during this exciting 10-day event.
Over the years, Rodeo Austin, taking place March 10-25, has grown from a show featuring 16 animals into one of Austin's premier events, featuring Pro rodeo events, daily concerts, livestock shows and more.
With a rare, match-play format consisting of the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, taking place March 22-26, consists of the very best players from around the world.
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) will welcome race fans March 24-26 when NASCAR at COTA returns to Austin for the third time, courtesy of Speedway Motorsports. Experience another unforgettable race weekend with the running of the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series at COTA.
Every year, the nation's oldest kite festival, ABC Kite Fest, taking place April 1, features hundreds of kites across the Austin sky. This year, the festival is hosting a weekend showcase and contest. More details to be announced soon.
MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix, the fastest show on two wheels revs up Austin, April 14-16, for three days of bar-banging motorcycle racing action with the greatest riders in the world! The only North American stop of the world's premier motorcycle racing series, the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix, comes to COTA this April.
A free, family event, the Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival, taking place May 6-7, is the oldest and largest art festival in Central Texas. Musicians, food vendors, artists and craftspeople turn Sixth Street - historically called Pecan Street - into a lively street fair where there is something for people of all ages.
Hot Luck Festival, taking place May 25-28, returns to honor the soul, sweat and DIY diversity of the food and music world. The festival is an eat-with-your-fingers picnic and party experience that highlights open-pit feats of culinary know-how, and music in your ears that is as thoughtfully created as the food on your plate. Come hungry, thirsty, and bring your dancin’ boots.
Event dates are subject to change or cancellation. For a complete list of live and in person events taking place, head to www.visitaustin.org/events.