Some like it hot, others like it hotter. What is your salsa tolerance? If you don't know, come find out at the Taste of Mexico! The Mexic-Arte Museum invites you to Brazos Hall in Austin, TX to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy the rich flavors and colors of Mexico without the cost of a plane ticket!
Start the joy of Christmas giving early with a brisk but fun run in May. The proceeds are used to purchase items on children's Christmas list of Williamson County, TX that won't have a lot this season. Make sure you are not afraid of ghosts because the run starts at the Haunted Jail on 4th and Main in Georgetown.
Let yourself be charmed in Old Town Leander where regional wineries and breweries bring their harvest medleys and specialties, chefs and artists bring their wares and fares to share and family and friends gather together to enjoy a day in May.
Find your shabby chic over at this upscale outdoor open air market of art, antiques, clothing, jewelry and more. They even have seasonal plantings for the green thumb in your house.
Break out your vinyl collection, see what you need, and then head over to the LARGEST sale of recorded music in the US. Find not only 78's from the 1930's but also find CD's,45's, cassettes, posters and other collectables. The "Live Music Capital of the World" also celebrates the many ways to keep the Live music alive at home!
Bring out your leather....your boots, your hat, your wallet and jam out to a great country line-up like Gary Allan, Randy Rogers Band, Reckless Kelly, Casey Donahew and 17 other cowboys and cowgirls who make music their livin' and talent worth givin'.
Foodies far and wide, sample your way through this festival and support The Austin Food & Wine Alliance. Learn how to master your own kitchen or grill at the Cooking Demo Tent or Grillin'&Chillin' Event. You can't be at an Austin Food Festival without a Taco competition at the Rock Your Taco Showdown. Naturally, since this is Austin, music will be your regular companion. Bring your appetite, you will need it!
ATX - A Television eXperience - not just your traditional film festival. Do you love independent films just as much as the classics? Or have you ever wished a TV series that you fell in love with, but got canceled, would come back? Or do you want the insider scoop on the premiers of new television series? If you answered yes to any of these, then broadcast yourself over to this fabulous Austin Texas eXperience!.
1) Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, 320 E. 6th St
2) Google Fiber Space, 201 Colorado St
3) Hotel San Jose, 1316 S Congress Ave
4) Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin, 701 Congress Ave
5) Paramount & Stat Theatre 719 Congress Ave
6) Trinity Hall 311 E. 5th St.
As far as the eye can see....54 square blocks of pure shiny metal and rubber..motorcycles of every shape, size and color dazzling parade onlookers. Come one, come all HOGs, Hamsters and everything in between. Walk the isles of the Kustom Kulture - Artisan Bike Show, participate in the father/daughter duos at the Daughters of Custom Build Off or register for the Military Bike Giveaway if you served or are serving. Simply ride into town and head to the Travis County Expo Center and speed into action.
Let the Rajun Cajun run wild from within while you bask in the likes of fried shrimp and crawfish, somehow paired with green peppers, onions, celery and a little bit of or was that a lot of cayenne pepper? Brush up on your two step, find a partner, find your rhythm and come on down to this Louisiana themed event.
Picture yourself standing next to....Tony Todd, Johnny Yong Bosch, Livvy Stubenraunch, Sam Jones or 7 others as you get your photo-op with one of these stars. Run into cosplay artists and graphic artists galore at the artist alley or get VIP experiences with a Flash, Power Rangers, Doug Jones, or Dragonball Z flare. Not to mention....there is plenty of comic CONtent to buy and see including a super hero theme car show. Superheros and civilians are all welcome! If you are weird, wacky and geeky, this is the place for you!
Free your mind from prejudice or keep it free and celebrate Juneteenth, when Texas finally adopted an abolishment of slavery, 2 1/2 years after it had been declared by President Abraham Lincoln. That day was June19th,1865. The Miss Juneteenth Austin Pageant celebrates beauty and is held a week before the festival on June 9th at 6pm so she can proudly participate in the historical parade on June 16th at 10am, afterwards head over to park to celebrate with music and food.
Formerly known as the Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K, the name was changed for licensing reasons. The name change does not make it any less fun though! The new name refers to the fun "STOPS" along the race route. Naturally, the fest continues to be fun; there is even a costume contest. So put on your running shoes and run on over, but remember to be prepared to have fun, be weird and go home tired after a awesome day!
Have your ice cream and eat it too then keep on eating and eating...from over a dozen frozen treat vendors. Into the evening you can still indulge, but some of the treats are garnished with the local booze creation and if you want you can add some savory selections on the side from the collection of local food trucks. If you want to get a little sticky, you are more than welcome to sign up for the eating contests. Work off all those calories on the climbing wall, obstacle course and yard games. Remember to bring FIDO, he is invited too!
Celebrate liberty on the 4th of July in Leander. You will find live music, vendors, children's activities and a spectacular fireworks display. The party begins way before it gets dark so come and see.
Be one of the 20,000 spectators at this event filled with Shootout Reenactments with skilled stunt men, a Jalepeno Pepper Eating Contest, a Cowboy themed variety show, a Cowboy Sing-a-long, Swifty Swine Pig Races and so much more.
These guys have been dribbling for 91 years. They might not be the original players, but the entertainment is original with high flying feats of magic. As a basketball fan, this is a must see event.
Play, Shop, Learn & Adopt everything pet related. Bring your pet along for lots of Pet Activities, get discounted vaccinations, FREE nail trims, Live entertianment, obedience demonstrations, book signings and so much more! It's a one stop shop for all things pet!
Put on your best cowboy or cowgirl and show'em what you got or just watch the professionals do it as they bare back ride, bull ride, calf rope, wrestle steer, barrel race and much more!
Dress up as a bat and come to this festival celebrating the emergence of 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats who come out at dusk to stretch their wings. You don't need the hearing of a bat to enjoy the music at any of the 3 stages or the food for every type of creature and the fun arts and crafts for the kids and adults too. See you there and may the best bat costume wow us all!
Pepper got your tongue? IT WILL....once you have sampled hundreds of hot sauces and local foods while listening to live music. This festival is not for the weak stomach, so make sure you come prepared to have your mouth on fire!
Oatmeal Texas has it's story about being taken off the map back in 1977, so, as a protest, they started the Oatmeal Festival, sponsored by Three Minutes Brand Oats company. It's known locally for it's zany country style games and it starts off in Oatmeal on Friday and moves to Bertram, with a trail-ride on Saturday. Don't miss the parade, but remember, it will "rain" oatmeal while you are there!
Prepare to be entertained as the derby playoffs prove to be a combination of pure rollergirl competition and entertainment. True to the sport, you'll probably see some playful "fights" along with some fancy and fast footwork. So come out and promote the sport and support TXRD skater owned and operated Derby magic!
Enjoy this last bit of summer fun before school starts and kids hit the books again! With inflatables galore, concessions, live music and fireworks, this festival is a great way to make lasting memories with the family before it's back to hectic routines and schedules.
If you missed this in the Spring, have no fear it is back in the fall! The bi-yearly festival is held in downtown Austin's Sixth Street Historic District and draws local and national artists offering original handcrafted creations from metal, wood, fiber, clay, leather, glass, stone and even repurposed materials. As you look for your next treasure, make sure to fill your stomach with local offerings along the way and make time to catch the live music throughout the day.
It takes place the first Saturday & Sunday in May and the last Saturday & Sunday in September.
September 22: 11am-10pm
September 23: 11am-8pm
Dust off the banjo and go to the Bluegrass Festival in Leander. There is sure to be some foot stopin' fun, good old home town cookin' and plenty of lookin' at the different vendor wares and food.
Take a 25 minute ride on a vintage steam train, listen to music, get an Engineer Certificate and participate in the attendant led activities all within that 25 minute ride. Then head over to the Burnet Community Center for a whole "car" full of fun activities including photo opportunities with Thomas the Train and Sir Topham Hatt!
Friday, September 28
10:10am, 11:00am, 11:50am
12:40pm, 1:30pm, 2:20pm
Saturday, September 29
8:30am, 9:20am, 10:10am
11:00am, 11:50am, 12:40pm
1:30pm, 2:20pm, 3:10pm
4:00pm, 4:50pm, 5:50pm
Sunday, September 30
8:30am, 9:20am, 10:10am
11:00am, 11:50am, 12:40pm
1:30pm, 2:20pm, 3:10pm
Beer, sausage,contests, bowling and live music awaits you at this Oktoberfest celebration. Home of the oldest ethnic organization in Austin, the singing society "Saengerrunde" opens it's doors for some traditional German style fun an entertainment. Prost!
Rev up your engine, your best cheering voice and cheer on your favorite driver at this high energy auto racing adventure. Make sure to sing along to Bruno or Brittany, depending on the day you arrive. If grease and gasoline is your thing, then you must come and enjoy the show!
Put on your lederhosen, bring your thirst and go for some wurst. There is plenty of food, drink and entertainment. You can even mark social dance off your to-do list with the chance to do the Chicken Dance and a Polka or two.
Step back into time and experience Bethlehem with all it's sites and sounds preparing for the arrival of a newborn baby, Christ. This live production includes performers posing as soldiers, peddlers, gypsies, the aged and crippled. No reenactment would be complete without animals...be amazed as camels, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, and doves line the streets and stalls.
2018 Dates: December 7th, 8th, 9th and 14th, 15th and 16th
6:00 – 9:00 pm each evening