Austin Events Calendar February & March 2021

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 2021 Austin Events and Festivals

2/1/21 - 2/28/21
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 
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.

2/19/21 - 2/21/21
OUTsider Festival
Virtual + The VORTEX
As one of Austin’s most progressive festivals, OUTsider brings together Austin’s LGBTQI community for three days of creation and inspiration. This multidisciplinary art festival showcases film, performance art, music, visual art and more.

2/27/21 - 2/28/21
craftHER Market
A creative community marketplace - homegrown in Austin, Texas. Expect a virtual version of the regular in-person marketplace and craftHER boxes that amplify LGBTQ+ and BIPOC small business owners.

Austin Oyster Festival
Republic Square
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!

March 2021 Austin Events and Festivals

3/16/20 - 3/20/20
SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival
Virtual Event
In 2021, SXSW will be taking the premier music, film and interactive media event online for a fully virtual festival. This internationally-recognized event will feature conference keynotes and sessions, screenings, showcases, networking and exhibitions at the digital experience.

St. Patrick's Day Festival Online
Virtual Event
This annual family-friendly festival celebrates all things Irish. Tune in to enjoy authentic Celtic music from national and international artists, along with the Inishfree Irish Dancers and plenty of good craic!

3/18/21 - 3/20/21
Springfest 2021
The Cathedral
Join atxGALS + The Cathedral for Springfest, an intimate and exclusive three-day celebration of local art and music. This one of a kind event will showcase art by Austin's emerging women artists, intimate live performances by leading local musicians and panel sessions focused on local women entrepreneurs, art and community.

3/24/21 - 3/27/21
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.

3/24/21 - 3/28/21
World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play
Austin Country Club
With a rare, match-play format consisting of the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play field consists of the very best players from around the world and is one of the most elite and exciting tournaments on golf’s calendar.

Long Live Music
Long Center for the Performing Arts
The Long Center and Luck Reunion announce the return of Long Live Music Presented by White Claw, a socially distanced concert series that will feature performances from some of music’s most cherished acts. This series is dedicated to bringing the excitement of national touring acts back into Austin’s world-renowned live music scene.

ABC Kite Fest - Kite Showcase & Content
Every year, the nation's oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites across the Austin sky. This year, the festival is hosting a weekend showcase and contest. More details to be announced soon.

Congo Square ATX Festival
Rosewood Catherine Lampkin Pavilion
This free live music event brings culture to the stage. The family-friendly event spotlights Indigenous artists and provides a taste of what makes Austin so cool. The artistic lineup features performers from Africa, Colombia and the African Diaspora.

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.

Postponed to 2022
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.