Planning a trip in February and looking for events and things to do in Austin? From food to film and coffee to culture, here are a few of our favorite Austin events in February to add to your list!

Austin Marathon and Half Marathon runners at the starting line in austin texas
Credit Ed Sparks, courtesy of the Austin Marathon.

2/1/20 - 2/29/20
Black History Month
Various Venues
To commemorate Black History Month there will be events throughout the city celebrating important people and moments in time in African-American history.

Valentine's Day
Around Town
If you're visiting Austin on Valentine's Day, there is plenty to do around town to celebrate the holiday (or not)! Plan an unforgettable date with your loved one or pals, dine at one of the city's best eateries or get your laughs on at a local comedy club. Book your trip today!

Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
Downtown Austin
One of the country's premier races attracts around 20,000 participants from around the world. Events surrounding the marathon include a 5K, live music, finish line festival and beer garden.

2/19/20 - 2/23/20
OUTsider Festival
Various Locations
As one of Austin’s most progressive festivals, OUTsider brings together Austin’s LGBTQI community for five days of creation and inspiration. This multidisciplinary art festival showcases film, performance art, music, visual art and more.

2/21/20 - 2/22/20
Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association's Hall of Fame Awards Show
Paramount Theatre
The Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association brings together Texas music icons in one of Austin’s most iconic settings. To commemorate inductees, the show will include live performances by Texas-born artists and more. 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees are Jerry Jeff Walker, Jim Collins, Larry Henley, Susanna Clark and T-Bone Walker.

Dancer in costume at Carnaval Brasileiro in austin texas
Carnaval Brasileiro. Credit Merrick Ales.

Austin Modern Home Tour
Various Locations
The Austin Modern Home Tour celebrates 13 years of collaborative exchange between architects, developers, designers and real estate professionals. Participating homes on the tour will open their doors for viewing throughout the day, then enjoy food, beverages and additional homes at the post-event soiree.

Carnaval Brasileiro 
Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside Brazil. Brasileiro-style samba, costumes and wild abandon can all be seen in the heart of Texas.

Texas Rollergirls Season Opener
Austin Sports Center
Formed in 2003 as the only sports league of its kind, Texas Rollergirls are considered the "godmothers of flat track derby" and are an admired and highly visible presence in the roller derby world. Experience the Texas Rollergirls in action this February.

2/22/20 - 2/23/20
Lone Star Le Mans
Circuit of The Americas
The FIA World Endurance Championship will return to Circuit of The Americas in Austin this February for a two-day racing event. The six-hour race, which will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2020 will be the fifth round of the 2019-2020 WEC season. Circuit of The Americas is well known to WEC’s competitors as the championship has raced there five times in the last seven years.

Austin Oyster Festival
Republic Square
This is one tasty festival you don’t want to miss! The Oyster Festival is an annual hit among locals and visitors alike. Not sure which kind of oyster you prefer? Try ‘em all while enjoying a little live Cajun and “newgrass” music on the lawn at historic Republic Square!