Planning a spring escape to Austin? March is one of our busiest months for festivals and events! Here are a few of our favorite things to add to your list:

89th ABC Kite Fest
Zilker Park
The nation's oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites in the air and is free to attend for people of all ages; complete with kite flying contests, food, games and more.

stage in the park for SXSW Music Festival in front of Austin city skyline
SXSW Music Festival 2017. Credit Merrick Ales.

3/9/18 - 3/18/18
SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival
Various Locations
Austin Convention Center and more than 50 venues host noted filmmakers, musicians and multimedia artists from around the world converge to showcase music, film and interactive media during this internationally-recognized event.

3/10/18 - 3/11/18
Ferrari Challenge
Circuit of The Americas
This March, the Ferrari Challenge stops in Austin, bringing the distinctly Italian sights and sounds of Ferrari’s F1 Clienti and XX program to Texas. The event will feature the thrilling 1,035hp FXX-K., Ferrari's track-only version of LaFerrari as well as a collection of historic F1 cars from the Scuderia Ferrari.

3/10/18 - 3/24/18
Rodeo Austin
Travis County Expo Center
Over the years, Rodeo Austin has grown from a show featuring 16 animals into one of Austin's premier events, featuring Pro rodeo events, daily concerts, livestock show and more.

St. Patrick's Day Festival
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
This annual family-friendly festival celebrates all things Irish. Come enjoy authentic Celtic music and dancers, Irish language workshops, the finest Irish imports and plenty of good craic!

People dancing at the Blanton Museum Block Party
Courtesy of Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin.

Blanton Block Party 2018
Blanton Museum of Art
Visit the Blanton Museum's free Block Party festival and experience the new Ellsworth Kelly exhibit along with the museum's galleries and more family-friendly activities. Expect art-making, dining, special museum tours, after-hours art viewing, a cash bar, live music, a photo booth and more.

3/24/18 - 3/25/18
Pirelli World Challenge
Circuit of The Americas
Production-based cars from legendary manufacturers hit the track for a weekend of speed and sound. Get ready for two full days of some of the best sports car racing on eartth. When you aren't feasting your eyes on the fierce racing, you'll have access to the paddock to see the cars up close, hear the engines roar as teams work on the cars and speak with the drivers.

3/28/18 - 3/29/18
Zilker Garden Festival
Zilker Botanical Garden
For more than 60 years, the annual Zilker Garden Festival has been a one-stop, garden shopping destination when spring arrives in Central Texas. A family-friendly event, the garden festival offers something for everyone, including the annual flower show, live music, gardening talks, a kid’s corner and food court.

3/28/18 - 3/31/18
Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays 
Mike A. Myers Stadium
The premier track & field event brings together the best high school, college and professional athletes from Texas, the U.S. and the world.

3/30/18 - 3/31/18
Austin Urban Music Festival
Auditorium Shores
More than 15,000 music revelers converge on Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake to enjoy Austin's only music festival focused on R&B, neo-soul and hip hop music.