Planning a February escape to Austin? From food to film and coffee to culture, here are a few of our favorite things to add to your list!

Enter now for a chance to win tickets for 2 to the 36th Annual Austin Music Awards on February 28th, plus a night at Hotel San Jose!

girl posing in front of Austin Texas mural
Courtesy Contiki.

2/1/18 - 2/28/18
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.

Carnaval Brasileiro 
Palmer Events Center
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.

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!

2/14/18 - 2/18/18
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.

Texas Rollergirls 2018 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.

Austin Marathon 2017 Finish Line
Courtesy Austin Marathon.

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

2/18/18 - 4/29/18
"Form Into Spirit: Ellsworth Kelly's 'Austin'" Opening
Blanton Museum of Art
Ellsworth Kelly’s last great work, the stone building entitled Austin opening at the Blanton Museum, has its roots in the artist’s deep appreciation of historical European art and architecture. This exhibition will explore how Austin’s conceptual origins began in the seminal period Kelly spent in France, when he immersed himself in the country’s artistic traditions and monuments.

Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association's 2018 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. 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees will be Buddy Holly, Mickey Newbury, Liz Rose, and Ray Wylie Hubbard.

Austin Oyster Festival
Seaholm Lawn
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!

1/25/18 - 2/26/18
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Paramount Theatre
Experience an evening of the best action and adventure sports films from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festivals at the historic Paramount Theatre. Proceeds from the Austin stop of this touring film festival go to the Texas State Parks.

Vocalist on stage at the Austin Music Awards
Austin Music Awards. Photo by David Brendan Hall.

The Austin Music Awards
ACL Live at the Moody Theater
This history-making event recognizes Austin’s outstanding live music achievements of the previous year as voted on by the Austin Chronicle readers in the annual Austin Chronicle Music Poll. Expect legendary performers, guests, and presenters to take the stage to celebrate the city's world-famous musicianship.
Enter now for a chance to win tickets for 2 to the AMAs, plus a night at Hotel San Jose!