With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, there's really no bad time to visit Austin, Texas. But you sure can't go wrong with an April trip! This month is all about live music, family fun, cultural arts happenings, experiencing the outdoors and one of the best culinary events in the state. Come for the sun and stay for the fun - here are a few of our favorite things to do this month:
Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort. Courtesy of Joe Purvis.
3/30/18 - 4/1/18
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.
3/31/18 - 4/7/18
Austin Fashion Week
Locations around Austin
Austin Fashion Week showcases the work of fashion designers, photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists and models from around the state of Texas with over a hundred including runway shows, designer meet-and-greets, themed parties and benefits for Austin non-profits.
4/5/18 - 4/8/18
Austin International Poetry Festival
Poets from around the world, country and all of Texas gather for four days of live performances, readings and workshops during the Austin International Poetry Festival in April of every year. AIPF provides an inclusive, diverse, multi-generational environment welcoming the broadest possible audience of poets and non-poets alike in appreciation of the spoken and written word.
4/6/18 - 4/7/18
The 17th Annual Lonestar Round Up
Travis County Expo Center
A huge outdoor car show and live music festival with tons of vintage hot rods and custom cars driven here from all over the country, and bringing visitors from all over the world.
TX German Bier & Brezel Fest
Austin Saengerrunde & Scholz Garten
The Austin Saengerrunde and Foodways Texas have partnered up to create the Texas German Bier (beer) and Brezel (Pretzel) Festival. Local craft breweries will showcase specialty German-style bier and brezel to accompany. Local chefs, bakers and other brezel-dough makers will offer up delicious bites to sample!
Finding Euphoria Block Party
Empire Control Room & Garage
Celebrate Euphoria Music & Camping Festival with a block party featuring some of the best artists in town at one of the best venues in town. Enjoy live music all day along with art, vendors and more.
NOLA, Texas Food & Music Festival
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
The NOLA, Texas Food & Music Festival showcases funk, brass, zydeco, Cajun, and blues music with seven bands plus free crawfish, kids activities, arts and crafts vendors and more.
Congress Avenue to Auditorium Shores
Texas' largest 10K race and one of the nation's top runs draws some 18,000 serious and not-so-serious runners.
Art City Austin. Credit Sandy Carson, courtesy of Art Alliance Austin.
4/13/18 - 4/15/18
Art City Austin Festival
Palmer Event Center
Nearly 200 national artists, top local restaurants, two music stages and hands-on art activities make this one of the city's favorite festivals.
4/18/18 - 4/21/18
Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival
The Paramount Theatre and other locations
Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival presented by the Paramount Theatre brings to Austin, TX some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. National headliners, up-and-comers and local Austin-based comedians ensure three hilarious days of fun.
4/18/18 - 4/22/18
Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts. The festival takes place over 5 days in venues and locations all over the city. Hundreds of local, national and international artists across all disciplines converge for one of the most unique cultural events in the country.
4/19/18 - 4/22/18
30th Annual Old Settler's Music Festival
Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and crafts, camping, food and libations. Acoustic jazz, blues and bluegrass are all performed by old-time local favorites and award-winning artists from around the world.
4/20/18 - 4/22/18
Austin Reggae Fest
A fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, Reggae Fest features three days of reggae, world and dub talent, along with more than 50 vendors selling food and arts & crafts.
MotoGP at COTA. Courtesy of Circuit of The Americas.
4/20/18 - 4/22/18
MOTOGPTM Grand Prix of The Americas
Circuit of The AmericasTM
MotoGPTM, the pinnacle of all motorcycle World Championships, joins the roster of racing events at the Circuit of The AmericasTM track with a three-day series at the purpose built Grand Prix venue. With the addition of this race, the new circuit is the first North American racing venue to host both two-and four-wheeled World Championship events in one year's time.
Earth Day Austin
Go green in Austin! This free, annual Earth Day event is a celebration of Austin's green initiatives. Attend panels and workshops, watch new films and documentaries, interact with hands-on activities and installations and enjoy live music and eco art.
Weird Homes Tour
This wacky annual event showcases what "Keep Austin Weird" is all about. Tour a selection of the most creative homes around town and meet the homeowners who keep our wacky culture thriving.
4/26/18 - 4/29/18
LEVITATION, formerly Austin Psych Fest, returns to downtown Austin this spring.Over the years, this independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed event that attracts attendees from all over the world.
4/27/18 - 4/29/18
Austin Food + Wine Festival
Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park
Pamper your palate in one of the hippest cities in the country at the Austin Food + Wine Festival. Join top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin's own acclaimed gourmet scene for an indulgent, three-day epicurean adventure unlike any other, topped off with live musical performances.
54th Annual Eeyore's Annual Birthday Party
Live music, local beer, food, acrobats and costume contests surround this annual gathering of Austin's most eclectic locals. Eeyore's Birthday serves as fundraiser to benefit many local non-profits.