Festivals
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While many city tourists and locals visit places to admire the big city or the beautiful parks, the festivals in America are a big part of what makes the country grand and the event worth attending. Each city brings its own cultural and historical heritage that are celebrated through various festivals and events. Some cities have similar types of festivals or events, and others have unique annual celebrations.

See how many festivals you can fit on your itinerary! These celebrations are going to give you memories of a lifetime as they reflect the art, culture, heritage and the music of each city in the most exciting way. Show up and have fun with your friends, make memories and celebrate the love of food, wine, music, art, history, culture, traditions, and more at these gatherings.
ABC Kite Fest
ABC Kite Fest

(512) 837-9500

Austin, TX 78704
Website

Soar into spring with one of Austin's longest-running traditions, ABC Kite Fest.

Join the day-long activities for all ages, including the traditional kite flying contest, a kite-making workshop, face painting, games, contests, rock walls, moonwalks, MossFest, Kids Club, and the Pet Zone.

Austin Boat & Travel Trailer Show
Austin Boat & Travel Trailer Show

(512) 494-1128

Austin, TX 78701
Website

If you prefer new sleek vessels, then head over to the annual Austin Boat & Travel Trailer Show, an event that features boats of all types, along with travel trailers from dealers around Central Texas.

The show is a family event and attracts nearly 10,000 outdoor enthusiasts each year. With unbeatable deals, the latest trends in boating and outdoor recreation, fishing boats, wakeboard boats, kayaks, runabouts, and cruisers from local and national dealers.

Austin City Limits Music Festival
Austin City Limits Music Festival

(888) 512-7469

Austin, TX 78704
Website

Get ready for the musical event of the year, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, where they feature a diverse lineup of acts every year with 9 stages, 100+ performances, and best of all, two weekends.

Enjoy new artists like The National share the stage with heavyweights like Dave Matthews Band and Norah Jones.

There’s plenty to do in between sets, including a mini-fest for kids, photogenic spaces, sponsored giveaways, and merch to bring home with you.

Austin Fashion Week
Austin Fashion Week

(512) 795-4230

Austin, TX
Website

Rock the catwalk at Austin Fashion Week, where the fashionably weird meets the stunningly hip in this parade of style setting look. Whether you're into makeup, hair, clothing, or accessories, you'll find your muse before it's all over.

Austin Film Festival
Austin Film Festival

(512) 478-4795

1801 Salina St
Austin, TX 78702   Directions Website

Austin Film Festival showcases arts and crafts, convenient downtown venues, fun parties at Austin’s fine bars and restaurants, and community partnerships, while presenting an outstanding program of narrative, animation, and documentary features and shorts, including premieres, advanced screenings, and independent films.

Austin Wine & Music Festival
Austin Wine & Music Festival

(512) 974-6700

Austin, TX
Website

Awaken your senses at the Austin Wine & Music Festival, where you can experience the many flavors of gourmet dishes and signature bites from renowned chefs and top-rated restaurants. Along the way, sample sips from an array of wine, beer, spirits, and other artisanal purveyors.

Eeyore's Birthday Party
Eeyore's Birthday Party

(512) 766-4424

1100 Kingsbury St
Austin, TX 78705   Directions Website

Celebrate Eeyore's Birthday Party every April at Pease Park, where the bizarre and unusual are perfectly normal.

This celebration highlights Austin’s lovably odd, free-spirit culture at this iconic annual spring festival.

Eeyore’s Birthday Party features games, face painting, henna, temporary tattoos, live music, drum circles, dancing, and singing. Costumes are certainly encouraged. So rummage through the closet for those tutus, fairy wings, hula hoops, and flower crowns.

Old Settler's Music Festival
Old Settler's Music Festival

(888) 512-7469

1616 FM 3158
Dale, TX 78616   Directions Website

Jam out at the Old Settler's Music Festival, where they bring American roots music lovers together for camping, community, and celebration.

Enjoy this signature music festival that features Americana music roots, folk, acoustic, jazz, blues, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, gospel, and country from local favorites and award-winning artists from around the world.

Work your way through three campgrounds that provide more than 29 acres of tree-covered parkland for gathering, camping, and late-night jams by the campfire. Eclectic arts and crafts, delectable food, and ice-cold local libations round out the magical experience.

Rodeo Austin
Rodeo Austin

(512) 919-3000

9100 Decker Lake Rd
Austin, TX 78724   Directions Website

Enjoy one of the largest indoor ProRodeo events in the world, Rodeo Austin, a not-for-profit that provides real experiences and gritty fun to raise millions for Texas kids.

This year-round nonprofit is funded by a month-long real western experience held every March. Rodeo-goers get to do things they can do nowhere else including a ProRodeo, one-of-a-kind concerts, a carnival and a livestock show. All while raising millions for Texas kids.

SXSW Film & TV Festival
SXSW Film & TV Festival

(512) 467-7979

Austin, TX 78701
Website

Attend the SXSW Film & TV Festival, where they celebrate the convergence of tech, film, music, education, and culture.

This annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities.

SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Texas Book Festival
Texas Book Festival

(512) 477-4055

Austin, TX 78701
Website

Book lovers unite and enjoy the Texas Book Festival, where they connect authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination.

The annual festival weekend features a variety of author presentations and panels, book signings, cooking demonstrations, programs, and activities for kids of all ages, food trucks, and exhibiting vendors from across the state and country.

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