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.

2/14/21
Austin Marathon & Half Marathon
Downtown Austin
One of the country's premier races attracts nearly 20,000 participants from around the world. Events surrounding the marathon include a 5K, live music, finish line festival and beer garden.
www.youraustinmarathon.com

TBA
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. 
www.sambaparty.com

TBA
OUTsider Festival
Various Locations
As one of Austin’s most progressive festivals, OUTsider brings together Austin’s LGBTQI community for five days of creation and inspiration. This multidisciplinary art festival showcases film, performance art, music, visual art and more.
www.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!
www.austinoysterfestival.com

March 2021 Austin Events and Festivals

Find unofficial and alternative events during SXSW week and throughout March here.

3/13/21 - 3/27/21
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. 
www.rodeoaustin.com

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.
www.sxsw.com

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. 
www.texassports.com

TBA
92nd Annual ABC Kite Fest
Zilker Park
The nation's oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites in the air and is free to attend for people of all ages; complete with kite flying contests, food, games and more.
www.abckitefest.org

TBA
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.
www.drumtheprogram.org

TBA
St. Patrick's Day Festival
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
This annual family-friendly festival celebrates all things Irish. Come enjoy authentic Celtic music and dancers, Irish language workshops, the finest Irish imports and plenty of good craic!
www.stpatricksdayaustin.com

TBA
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.
www.dellmatchplay.com

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.
www.urbanmusicfest.com