Austin Events Calendar February & March 2024

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 February & March. For a more extensive list of daily happenings, see the searchable Events Calendar.

February 2024 Austin Events and Festivals

2/1/24 - 2/29/24
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.

2/3/24
​Carnaval Brasileiro 
Speakeasy
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. 
sambaparty.com

2/4/24
Jo's Chili Cook-Off
Jo's Coffee South Congress
Join Jo's for a day of live music, cold beer and chili as they host their 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Entry to the event is free, and guests can purchase a wristband day-of to taste chili from some of Austin's best restaurants and amateur culinary talent.
joscoffee.com

2/15/24 - 2/18/24
OUTsider Festival
The VORTEX
As one of Austin’s most progressive festivals, OUTsider brings together Austin’s LGBTQ community for three days of creation and inspiration. This multidisciplinary art festival showcases film, performance art, music, visual art and more.
outsiderfest.org

2/18/24
Austin Marathon
The Ascension Seaton Austin Marathon is returning to Austin in 2024. Whether you participate in the marathon, half marathon or 5K, or cheer on the runners, don't miss this exciting race through Downtown Austin.
youraustinmarathon.com

2/24/24 - 3/3/24
ATX Open
Westwood Country Club
The ATX Open is the only professional tour-level tennis tournament held annually in Austin. The WTA 250 tournament will take place at Westwood Country Club in beautiful West Austin. As part of the Hologic WTA Tour, the ATX Open is one of 50-plus events and four Grand Slams, spanning six continents, and nearly 30 countries and regions, reaching a global audience of over 700 million.
atxopen.com

March 2024 Austin Events and Festivals

2/24/24 - 3/3/24
ATX Open
Westwood Country Club
The ATX Open is the only professional tour-level tennis tournament held annually in Austin. The WTA 250 tournament will celebrate its inaugural event in 2023 at Westwood Country Club, February 27 - March 5. As part of the Hologic WTA Tour, the ATX Open is one of 50-plus events and four Grand Slams, spanning six continents, and nearly 30 countries and regions, reaching a global audience of over 700 million.
atxopen.com

3/8/24 - 3/16/24
SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival
Austin Convention Center & Downtown Austin
Every spring, crowds descend on the downtown Austin to experience the world-renowned SXSW Conference & Festivals. Consisting of three main components, Interactive, Music and Film, each track brings top creatives and global professionals together to collaborate during this exciting 10-day event.
sxsw.com

3/8/24 - 3/23/24
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. 
rodeoaustin.com

3/15/24 & 3/17/24
San Antonio Spurs I-35 Series
Moody Center
Basketball fans mark your calendar, the I-35 Series is back in Austin, Texas at the Moody Center. Watch the San Antonio Spurs take on the Denver Nuggets on March 15 and the Brooklyn Nets on March 17. 
moodycenter.com

3/23/24 - 3/24/24
NASCAR at COTA
Circuit of The Americas
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) will welcome race fans this March when NASCAR returns Austin for the second time, courtesy of Speedway Motorsports. Experience another unforgettable race weekend with the running of the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series at COTA.
nascaratcota.com

3/27/24 - 3/30/24
​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. 
texassports.com

3/30/24
Austin Urban Cultural Fest
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. The event will also showcase other cultural makers, such as dancers, chefs and creators.
urbanmusicfest.com

Tuesday Twilights
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.
wildflower.org

Returning 2025
St. Patrick's Day Festival
This annual family-friendly festival celebrates all things Irish. Enjoy authentic Celtic music from national and international artists, along with the Inishfree Irish Dancers and plenty of good craic!
stpatricksdayaustin.com