Austin Events Calendar February & March 2023

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 2023 Austin Events and Festivals

2/1/22 - 2/28/22
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.

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 15th 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

Carnaval Brasileiro 
Emo's
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

OUTsider Festival
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.
outsiderfest.org

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!
austinoysterfestival.com

March 2023 Austin Events and Festivals

3/10/23 - 3/19/23
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

3/10/23 - 3/25/23
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

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

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.
dellmatchplay.com

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

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

Soul Food Truck Fest
Huston-Tillotson University
Get a taste of Austin's mobile soul food gems at this annual festival. From savory barbecue to Cajun-seasoned seafood and traditional soul food, 15 food trucks will be serving up mouthwatering dishes. The festival will also feature kid-friendly activities, live music, retail vendors and more.
souldfoodtruckfest.com

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.
urbanmusicfest.com

Springfest
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.
thecathedralatx.com

St. Patrick's Day Festival
Virtual
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