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

2/1/23 - 2/28/23
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.

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.

Bloody Mary Festival
Fair Market
This festival brings together the best local Bloody Mary mixes made by local bars, restaurants, & craft bottled mixes. Attendees have the opportunity to taste them all before voting for their favorite and helping crown The People's Choice award all while sampling local craft food and beverages.

2/15/23 - 2/19/23
OUTsider Festival
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.

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!

2/27/23 - 3/5/23
ATX Open
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.

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.

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.

3/21/23 - 5/9/23
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.

3/22/23 - 3/26/23
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.

3/24/23 - 3/26/23
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.

3/29/23 - 4/1/23
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.

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.

St. Patrick's Day Festival
Returning 2024
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!