Austin Events Calendar: April & May 2022
For the latest updates about the status of each event, please check each event's website.
Check out this list for a selection of the largest annual events in Austin during April & May. For a more extensive list of daily happenings, see the searchable Events Calendar.
April 2022 Austin Events and Festivals
4/22/22 - 4/24/22
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.
Established in 1978, the Statesman Capitol 10,000 has grown to become the largest 10K in Texas and sixth largest in the country. Each year, Austin’s iconic race teems with talent and personality.
Austin International Poetry Festival
Poets from around the world, country and all of Texas gather for four days of virtual performances, readings and workshops during the Austin International Poetry Festival. 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.
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.
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.
Indie Meme Film Festival
Virtual IMFF2020 was one of the first live, online, and interactive film festivals of its kind. Our audience enjoyed being able to stream our films & still interact (virtually) with filmmakers, by participating in live Q&A’s post-screening -all from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
Long Center's Good Vibes Only Music Series
Good Vibes Only is the Long Center’s series of free, fully-produced performances from local artists safely recorded in the Rollins Studio Theatre. These performances are focused on what has kept Austin's culture so cool — great music, bold creativity, and Good Vibes Only.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The Wildflower Center is staying open late every Tuesday this Spring to make more hours for wildflowers! Make it a date night, a distanced picnic with friends, or come for some solo solace as spring does its thing. Each evening will feature live music from local musicians, featured visual artists, a rolling lineup of Austin’s favorite food trucks, and take-and-walk adult beverages will be available for purchase too.
May 2022 Austin Events and Festivals
Latino Music Month
The many Latino music genres are showcased during performances on the Plaza at Austin City Hall each Friday at noon. Other special events throughout the month are presented as well.
Lady Bird Lake, Downtown Austin
The Life Time triathlon attracts all levels of athletes from top ranked professionals to first-time triathletes. The event includes the USA Paratriathlon National Championship, sprint and international distances, First Tri distance and sprint and international distance relays.
Camp, hike, barbecue, tube and chill – whatever you do, get out and make the most of this long holiday weekend in Austin. Check out our Memorial Day Weekend Things to Do at the Austin Insider Blog.
Blues on the Green
Pack a blanket and the family and make your way to Zilker Park for this summertime tradition. Held monthly from May to August, Austin's largest free concert series will welcome performances by top local bands.
The Drop-In Summer Concert Series
In 2021, ACL Radio & The Long Center teamed up to bring you a free weekly concert series on the Long Center lawn all summer long. The lineup featured a diverse lineup of Austin’s favorite and emerging artists in the heart of downtown. 2022 details to be announced.
Hot Luck Festival
The Hot Luck: Live Food & Music festival returns to honor the soul, sweat and DIY diversity of the food and music world. The festival is an eat-with-your-fingers picnic and party experience that highlights open-pit feats of culinary know how, and music in your ears that is as thoughtfully created as the food on your plate. Come hungry, thirsty, and bring your dancin boots.
Circuit of The Americas
One day, traveling festival makes its stop in Austin each spring. The festival showcases some of the most sought-after talent in hip-hop music. 2022 details to be announced.
Paramount Summer Classic Film Series
The Paramount Theatre
Flashing marquee lights. Buttery popcorn. Colossal screen. It’s that movie palace atmosphere, an air-conditioned oasis. THIS is how movies were meant to be seen. The 46th Annual Paramount Summer Classic Film Series presented by CapMetro returns in May. New films will be announced each month.
Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival
East Sixth Street
A free, family event, the Pecan Street Festival is the oldest and largest art festival in Central Texas. Musicians, food vendors, artists and crafts people turn Sixth Street - historically called Pecan Street - into a lively street fair where there is something for people of all ages.
The annual festival and competition celebrating all things melted cheese returned in 2021 with a new format! Past champions and special guests competed in a special Champions League, and attendees had the opportunity to sample award-winning recipes from local chefs and restaurants. 2022 details to be announced.
The Rookie Tri
Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park
For true rookie triathletes and veterans alike. The Rookie Triathlon course is a 300 meter swim, 11.2 mile bike and 2 mile run. And don't miss the finish line party complete with food and drink (including beer!) needed to re-fuel.
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.