The 5th annual Austin International Drag Festival will take place November 14-17, 2019.
The WORLD'S FIERCEST DRAG FESTIVAL celebrates its FIFTH YEAR!
For the second year in a row we have TWO Festivals in one!!! On Thursday, November 14 we will have a mini festival celebrating Drag Kings called KingFest!!! Then the full festival takes over for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (November 15-17) where you will celebrate everything Drag (and yes, the Kings will be there too!)
Once again, Austin, Texas becomes the center of the Drag Universe as hundreds of Drag Artists from all over the world decend upon our fair city to entertain thousands of Drag fans and each other. This is the crème de la crème of the Drag world. Each artist will be displaying their greatest talents for your education and entertainment.
CLOSE TO 400 PERFORMANCES ALL WEEKEND!
Including the following Ambassadors and Headliners..
Ambassadors: Erika Klash (Dragula S2, San Francisco, California), Miss Taint (San Antonio, Texas), Shawn Benét (San Antonio, Texas), Spikey Van Dykey, Maximum Capacity (Toronto, Canada)
HEADLINERS: Soju (RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11), Ariel Versace (RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11), Genie (Drag Race Thailand Season 2), Jazell Barbie Royale (Miss International Queen 2019), Ursula Major (Dragula Season One), Miss Kitty Litter ATX (Camp Wannakiki Season 2), Diana Fire (Camp Wannakiki Season 2),Art Simone (Melbourne, Australia), Rowdy Rory (Austin, Texas), Merrie Cherry (Brooklyn, New York), Freddy Prinze Charming (Phoenix, Arizona), Mary Jane Styles (Austin, Texas), Lucy Stoole (Chicago, Illinois), Alexander The Great (Austin, Texas), Geneva Convention (Knoxville, Tennessee),Hugo Grrrl (Wellington, New Zealand) Vegas Van Cartier (Austin, Texas), Tucker Noir (Las Vegas, Nevada), Rosalind Hussell (Austin, Texas), Rasta Boi Punany (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Papi Churro (Austin, Texas), Nadine Hughes (Austin, Texas), May May Graves (Dallas, Texas), Max Ryder (London, England), Matryx (Orlando, Florida), Kitty Buick (San Antonio, Texas), Kat Sass (Chicago, Illinois), Jack Rabid (Austin, Texas), GhÖst (Berlin, Germany), Flarington King (Toronto, Canada), EmmaSis (Austin, Texas), Dr. Lady J (Cleveland, Ohio), Discord Addams (Chicago, Illinois), Damien D'Luxe (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Complete Destruction (Boston, Massachusetts)
There will be some very special events happening throughout the weekend including KingFest (Thursday), Soju's Seoul Train Kpop Party (Thursday Night), Book Signings (All Weekend), Shot With Soju (Live Recording), Welcome To Camp (Camp Wannakiki Showcase), LatinX Showcase, International Showcase, Trish TV, Drag Coven, Werrrk.com, Special Celebrity Guests (soon to be announced), Festival Finale Party "Nocturnal Emissions: The Ballroom", and a Special Celebrity Brunch (additional purchase required).
Also there will be open Auditions for Season 3 of the hit Drag Reality Competition series, "Camp Wannakiki".
What's up at the festival? In the daytime, visit the Drag Village located in our host hotel where you will be treated to Drag showcases, a Drag Market, Meet & Greets, Panels, Workshops, Podcasts, Game Shows, a Photography Studio, a Glamour Lounge, a Special Welcome Show, after hours events and much more. In the evenings catch our Drag Shuttle to the Red River Cultural District in downtown Austin to witness even more of the best Drag artists from around the world in multiple venues just feet from each other!
This is an ALL AGES festival. The nightly Drag showcases are limited to ages 18+ (some stages 21+). Children ages 16 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Some festival content and language (including artist performances) may not be suitable for all ages. Parental discretion is advised. This is a 100% volunteer run nonprofit event produced by Austin International Drag Foundation Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to the education, support and advancement of Drag Artists everywhere. THIS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY THE CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.View Map