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

February 2022 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.

2/12/22
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

2/16/22 - 2/20/22
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

TBA
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

TBA
The Front Market & Festival
A creative community marketplace - homegrown in Austin, Texas. This annual marketplace amplifies female, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC small business owners.
thefrontmarket.com

March 2022 Austin Events and Festivals

3/11/22 - 3/20/22
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

3/12/22 - 3/26/22
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

3/23/22 - 3/27/22
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

3/25/22 - 3/27/22
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

TBA
ABC Kite Fest
Zilker Park
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.
abckitefest.org

TBA
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

TBA
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

TBA
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.
thelongcenter.org

TBA
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

TBA
St. Patrick's Day Festival
Jourdan Bachman Pioneer Farms
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

TBA
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