This festival is presented by the Paramount Theatre and is bringing to Austin, TX some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. National headliners, up-and-comers and local Austin-based comedians ensure three hilarious days of fun.
Seeds from poppies in Europe were sent to Georgetown right after World War I. Henry Purl Compton (known as “Okra”) who served in the American Expeditionary Forces sent them to his mother. She planted them at her home which is now 507 East 7th Street. From there, they were spread (by birds, bees, and people!) down the river and over much of Old Town. On April 25, 1990, Georgetown was certified by local residents and the Texas Legislature as the “Red Poppy Capital of Texas.”
Come out and enjoy a car & truck show, artisans, the festival parade and there will also be a kids fun zone and children's coloring contest and much more! There will be the Red Poppy 5K and eats as well.
Friday April 26th: 6 PM - 7 PM (Kick off Concert begins at 7)
Saturday April 27th: 10 AM - 9:30 PM (Pat Green will be on stage 9:30)
Sunday April 28th: 11 AM - 5 PM
Indulge in artisanal food, wine, beer, and spirits from hundreds of purveyors, Over 40 demos and tasting sessions stocked with kitchen secrets, war stories, an opportunity to Mingle with the chefs, or throw on your apron and fire up a grill with the pros, an intimate kickoff dinner to taco duels and live music.
Join the Austin Public Library's inaugural Kids Block Party, the city's first festival celebrating children, literacy, and learning through play. The event is perfect for children 0-12 and their families!
Saturday at 10 AM
This is a FREE event for the whole family!Enjoy six activity blocks of fun throughout the Central Library:
Come out to the Leander bull riding shoot out and watch a action pack, up close and personal side-by-side bull riding. Along with the legendary mutton busting for the kids to compete in. And help support a great event supporting the Leander FFA .
Food and drinks
$12 for adults $7 children
7pm show time
Join Hill Country Water Gardens and Nursery for their 20th Annual Lily Blossom Festival all day Saturday, April 27th. It's a fun family event featuring free BBQ, music by The Mighty Pelicans, free hourly seminars, and Great Sales throughout the day! From 8am to 11am Jeff Ferris and Tom Spencer will be broadcasting LIVE from the nursery. Go to Hill Country Water Gardens.com for door-buster specials, festival discounts, and speaker line-up. Hill Country Water Gardens is located in Cedar Park on Hwy 183.
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!
You might ask yourself...Where is Pecan Street in Austin, I don't see it on the map? The locals will let you know that this was the former name of the famed 6th street. 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 re-purposed 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.
May 4th: 11 am - 8 pm
May 5th: 11 am - 8 pm
For true rookie triathletes and veterans alike. The Rookie Triathlon course is a 300 meter swim, 11.2 mile bike and 2 mile run.
And don't miss the finish line party complete with food and drink (including beer!) needed to re-fuel.
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.
FREE ENTRY ALL DAY
Central Texas kicks off Spring on the Lake Travis with LAGO FEST. There is plenty to see, do and hear – live music, artwork by Texas artists and fine craftsman, terrific food trucks, beverages for all ages, a kids zone, and more.
Headliner: Ray Wylie Hubbard
These FREE concerts are an annual tradition and are popular! Come early and bring a blanket or chair to get a good spot.Concerts begin at 7:30pm!Picnics are welcome and like all of our concerts, this one is family/kid friendly (there are playgrounds nearby at both venues).
May 18th - Elizabeth Milburn Park
1901 Sun Chase Blvd
Cedar Park, TX 78613
May 19th - Old Settler's Park Lake Pavilion
620 Round Rock West Cove
Round Rock, TX 78681
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!
Stroll down the streets along the railroad tracks to visit local arts and crafts booths and enjoy the tastes of Texas Wines and Spirits. Bring the family as there will be fun for kids, both young and old! While visiting, enjoy local entertainment inside the Flanigan's Courtyard.This is a free event and open for anyone to walk around the festival.
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.
Come out for the Annual Military appreciation BBQ at Reunion Ranch in Georgetown! Heroes Night Out is a non-profit community based organization that is dedicated to enhancing and supporting Service Members, Veterans, First Responders and their family members through programs and services in a caring, safe, family-friendly environment; which is immersed with peers and battle buddies. From monthly free dinners to caregivers support to Magic Camp and the Appreciation BBQ, Heroes Night Out offers a number of great events for veterans and their families.
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!
Take a step back in time to Leander's Mason Homestead for the 2nd Mason Days! Come enjoy pioneer demonstrations: such as blacksmiths, rope making, rug hooking, candle making, wood working, bee keeping, and much more! There will be activities for all ages, food, and fun!
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.
Yes it's back. The summer's most sought after movie event returns for the 5th year in a row. JAWS ON THE WATER returns to The Volente Beach Resort and Beachside Billy's on the shores of Lake Travis. Sixteen great showings from June thru August in a 3 month run of weekend “dive-in” shows.
6 - 11 PM
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.
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 9am, 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!
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.
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.
The Zilker Hillside Theatre
Pack a picnic and come enjoy the free, annual musical at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. The outdoor amphitheater will host performances of "The Little Mermaid" taking fans "under the sea" Thursdays through Sundays beginning around 8:15 p.m. Feel free to bring a picnic basket and/or cooler. A variety of ice cold drinks and snacks can be purchased from ZTP's Concession Stand. (Proceeds benefit the production.)
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.
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. The festival is dedicated to championing challenging and thought-provoking cinema, celebrating new voices and new stories from around the world and supporting new filmmakers. We work with various other festivals, archives, cinematheques and individuals to spotlight lesser-known film regions, luminaries and more in an ongoing effort to expand the general knowledge and appreciation of cinema. Each year we bring together fans, guests, industry, press and others in an inclusive and fun environment for a week long celebration of film in all its forms through carefully curated screenings and events, both in and outside of the theaters.
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. This FREE ADMISSION event features live music, concessions, kids zone, and a variety of vendors.Coolers are allowed, but NO GLASS CONTAINERS. Friendly, leashed pets are also welcome.
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 21: 11am-10pm
September 22: 11am-8pm
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!
Saturday, September 28
8:30am, 9:20am, 10:10am,
11:00am, 11:50am, 12:40pm,
1:30pm, 2:20pm, 3:10pm,
4:00pm, 4:50pm, 5:40pm
Sunday, September 29
8:30am, 9:20am, 10:10am
11:00am, 11:50am, 12:40pm
1:30pm, 2:20pm, 3:10pm
4:00pm, 4:50pm, 5:40pm
ACL Festival features a diverse lineup of acts every year with 8 stages, more than 125 performances – and best of all, two weekends.
Weekend 1: October 4-6th
Weekend 2: 11-13th
Hours: 11 A.M - 10 P.M
Come check out the most popular event in Leander featuring hot rods, customs, muscle cars, and antique and classic automobiles - every third Saturday between the months of June and October.
Old Town Band Stand, including activities for families, a farmers market and food trucks!
Where: 201 S. Willis Street, Leander, TX 78641
When: Jun. - Oct.The 3rd Saturday of the month
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
For the last 25 years, Austin Film Festival has taken pride in championing great work from legendary, contemporary and rising talent. Known as the “Writers Festival,” AFF recognizes the writer as the core of the creative process in filmmaking.
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 6th, 7th, 8th and 13th, 14th and 15th
6:00 – 9:00 pm each evening
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.
Burnet is considered one of the best places in Texas for viewing wildflowers. The town officially gained recognition to the well-known fact in 1981, when the Texas State Legislature officially designated Burnet the “Bluebonnet Capital of Texas". There is no match in beauty when it comes to Texas Bonnets! Come to our site and book a spot so you can witness the true beauty of Texas first hand!
Enjoy the awe inspiring nature of the Texas Blue Bonnets and check out the Texas hill country. Shopping, antiques & classic cars, demolition derby, biergarden, kids bicycle decorating, live bands with Mike Ryan as the headliner, air show, pet parade, carnival, games and a 5k & 10k run and the great Mighty Thomas Train!
Where: Burnet, TX
When: April 12-14