Austin Annual Events

Greater Austin has festivities taking place all through the year including concerts, festivals, fairs and sporting events. The list below presents an overview of the major events in the Austin area.

January
College Baseball
From the crack of the bat to the slide on into home, NCAA baseball packs a wallop of home run frenzy for what’s oft called America’s favorite pastime. Diamond action starts in January, continuing through most of June.
Baylor Bears, Texas Longhorns, Texas State Bobcats
Austin Home and Garden Show
Over the last weekend in January, the Austin Convention Center hosts exhibitions, programs and expert advice related to home decorating, repair and outdoor landscaping, gardening and maintenance. Proceeds benefit Capital Area Food Bank, Austin Humane Society and Austin Habitat for Humanity. Call (512) 404-4000 for more information.
Annual Tenant Show
At the Guadalupe Arts Center, the Annual Tenant Show -- running mid-January through mid-February -- features work from photography and sculpture to jewelry, all pegged at $500 or less from more than 40 artists. Call (512) 473-3775 for more information.
Westlake Farmers Market
Every Saturday, rain or shine, the Westlake Farmers Market at Westlake High School offers produce, organic coffee, baked goods, handmade jewelry, stained glass, soap, flowers, plants and more. Call (512) 280-1976 for more information.
Main Street Artisan Stroll
On the second Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm visit the charming shops, taste food from local eateries, and enjoy the rich sounds of a variety of musical styles as you stroll through the beautiful downtown area. Across from the library on Main Street in historic downtown Round Rock. Call 512-535-5761 for more information.
Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic
Rifle marksmanship and heritage presentation. Learn rifle safety and marksmanship. Consistently strike a 20 inch target at 500 yards. Beneficial to everyone from the novice to the experienced shooter. January 10-11. Adams Ranches, Davilla, TX.
February
Carnival Brasiliero
Ranking among the largest such extravaganzas outside Brazilian borders, Carnival Brasiliero thrives in Austin with flamboyant costumes, samba music, and spirited fun. Call (512) 452-6832 for more information.
Motorola Marathon
With a route featuring several Austin landmarks, the Motorola Marathon course starts in the northwest, heads through downtown toward Town Lake, ending at Auditorium Shores. Call (512) 478-4265 for more information.
Texas Memorial Museum's ID Day
What’s this? At the Texas Memorial Museum, the public is invited to bring in natural objects, from fossils and rocks to insects, for free identification by University of Texas scientists and others. Call (512) 471-1604 for more information.
Main Street Artisan Stroll
On the second Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm visit the charming shops, taste food from local eateries, and enjoy the rich sounds of a variety of musical styles as you stroll through the beautiful downtown area. Across from the library on Main Street in historic downtown Round Rock. Call (512) 535-5761 for more information.
Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic
Rifle marksmanship and heritage presentation. Learn rifle safety and marksmanship. Consistently strike a 20 inch target at 500 yards. Beneficial to everyone from the novice to the experienced shooter. February 28 - March 1. Adams Ranches, Davilla, TX.
Austin Green Show & Home Products Expo
In late February through early March, Austin Convention Center hosts an exposition of green living products for building, transportation, gardening and cooking, featuring workshops, local live musicians, organic food samples, kids' activities and more. Call (512) 404-4000
March
Austin Under Forty Awards and VIP Reception
In early March, Young Women's Alliance and the Young Men's Business League host a tribute to Austin's brightest and best who have demonstrated professional excellence as well as an outstanding level of community service, at the Austin Music Hall. Ticket proceeds benefit the Austin Sunshine Camps and Young Women's Alliance Foundation. Call (512) 495-9962 for more information.
South by Southwest
Multimedia artists, musicians and film makers converge on Austin to showcase creative works. Call (512) 467-7979 for more information.
Austin Chocolate Festival
Chocoholics and others determined to fight breast cancer gather at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Austin for the Austin Chocolate Festival, presented by Fat Turkey Chocolate Company, proceeds to benefit the Austin chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Call (512) 454-7663 for more information.
Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo
Headliner shows, prize livestock, and rodeo action grab the spotlight as Austin puts on a city-wide cowboy hat for western-style action. Call (512) 919-3000 for more information.
Zilker Garden Festival
Music, food, arts and crafts, and children’s games add to the bloom of exhibits at Zilker Botanical Gardens for Austin’s premium outdoor flower festival / plant sale. Call (512) 477-8672 for more information.
Artisans Festival
Nature-related work from fine to folksy includes painting, photography, metal work, pottery and more at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Artisan Festival. Call (512) 292-4200 for more information.
Austin Farmers Market
In Republic Square Park, the Austin Farmers Market operates every Saturday from late March through early December, with locally grown produce, meats, eggs, cheese, cut herbs, potted plants and more. Call (512) 236-0074 for more information.
Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival
In late March, downtown Austin is filled with Cajun-style crawfish and other seafood, live brass and blues bands, when this annual Louisiana-themed outdoor festival is held across from the Texas State History Museum. Call (512) 441-9016 for more information.
Demo Days Kayaking Event
Over the last weekend in March, the whole family is invited to Austin's Hyde Park Quarry Lake where over 45 of the latest models of kayacks will be available for test runs and offered for sale at a substantial discount. Call (512) 396-2386 for more information.
Main Street Artisan Stroll
On the second Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm visit the charming shops, taste food from local eateries, and enjoy the rich sounds of a variety of musical styles as you stroll through the beautiful downtown area. Across from the library on Main Street in historic downtown Round Rock. Call 512-535-5761 for more information.
Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic
Rifle marksmanship and heritage presentation. Learn rifle safety and marksmanship. Consistently strike a 20 inch target at 500 yards. Beneficial to everyone from the novice to the experienced shooter. March 14 - 15. Adams Ranches, Davilla, TX.
Mike McGoldrick Memorial Bikerz, Bearz, & Dogz Benefit Ride
At the end of March, Austin Junior Forum and South Austin Area Motorcycle Enthusiasts host a bike ride to benefit AJF's Teddy Bear Program, supplying teddy bears and dalmatians to needy children, starting from Cowboy Harley-Davidson of Austin and ending at Cindy's Gone Hog Wild, featuring a scrabble scramble fun run, prizes, silent auction, and after-party at Cindy's. Call (512) 810-8223 for more information.
April
Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival
Early in April, the best of Louisiana cuisine is provided by concessionaires from Louisiana and Texas, including jumbo crawfish and other Cajun treats, while visitors enjoy live Cajun, Zydeco, funk, brass bands, blues, rock, and jazz, vendors and attractions like a live alligator show, Buda City Park, 204 San Antonio Rd, Buda, TX 78610. Call (512) 441-9015 for more information.
Demo Days Kayaking Event
Over the first weekend in April, the whole family is invited to Texas Ski Ranch in San Marcos where over 45 of the latest models of kayacks will be available for test runs and offered for sale at a substantial discount. Call (512) 396-2386 for more information.
Austin Fine Arts Festival
Some 200 artists from across the nation, top local eateries, and hands-on art activity with plenty of music are part of the Austin Fine Arts Festival. Call (512) 292-4200 for more information.
Old Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival
More than 300 fine arts and crafts vendors, 100 or so Texas bands on six stages, street performers, a carnival, petting zoo and pony rides are only part of the fun at this event in the heart of Austin’s entertainment district on historic Sixth Street. Call (512) 443-6179 for more information.
Heart O' Texas Orchid Society's Annual Show and Plant Sale
Vendors donate plants and products for this annual display of orchids, which includes hourly raffles and other activities, at Zilker Botanical Garden. Call (512) 413-3199 for more information.
Austin International Poetry Festival
Poets from far-flung locales, some 200 strong, gather for four poetic days at assorted venues for sessions such as To Rhyme Is Not A Crime, Poetry and Mental Health, and Friday Madness. Call (512) 349-9883 for more information.
Old Settlers Music Festival
Grammy-winning Americana music, arts and crafts, camping, potent libations and zesty food are part of Old Settlers, featuring acoustic jazz and blues, bluegrass, and artists from all over. Call (512) 370-4630 for more information.
Cake and Sugar Art Competition and Show
At the Texas Culinary Academy, the Capital Confectioners Cake and Sugar Art Competition and Show provides cake decorators and sugar art enthusiasts of all levels to practice and enhance skills, network, and learn new techniques. Fun includes demonstrations and real-time contests where registered competitors vie for supremacy. Call (512) 371-3401 for more information.
Texas Uke Fest
As a family-friendly event, this festival teaches all ages with proceeds for the Kids Ukulele Club. Workshops are limited to 150, but some events are open to the public. Call (210) 521-9459 for more information.
Spirit Echoes Fine Art Festival
At the Henkel Square Museum Village in Round Top, the Spirit Echoes Fine Art Festival features paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, sterling silver, and beaded contemporary and Native American jewelry, plus weavings, blown glass, woodwork, pioneer home tours and more. Artists are on hand for live demonstrations. Call (512) 345-0706 for more information.
Art Week Austin and Art City Austin
In mid to late April, Art Alliance Austin hosts a week of special exhibitions, art lectures, interactive public art projects, public art bicycle tours, and art think tanks around Austin City Hall downtown. Call (512) 974-2220 for more information.
Rockin’ Roundup
To benefit children, Rockin' Roundup at Buda's Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Game Ranch and Pavilion features music, down home cookin', Swingin' Silent Auction, Skeet Tournament, and the famous Wildflower Wine Toss. Call (512) 334-4452 for more information.
Main Street Artisan Stroll
On the second Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm visit the charming shops, taste food from local eateries, and enjoy the rich sounds of a variety of musical styles as you stroll through the beautiful downtown area. Across from the library on Main Street in historic downtown Round Rock. Call 512-535-5761 for more information.
Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic
Rifle marksmanship and heritage presentation. Learn rifle safety and marksmanship. Consistently strike a 20 inch target at 500 yards. Beneficial to everyone from the novice to the experienced shooter. April 18 - 19. Adams Ranches, Davilla, TX.
Shakespeare's Birthday Revel
Richard Garriott's Curtain Theatre hosts a festival to support Austin Shakespeare and Shakespeare in the Park during the last week in April, where you can learn to fence, negotiate a real life-sized maze, enjoy live music and games, craft making, and a pirate ship all in a lakeside park. 7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive. Call (512) 474-8497.
May
The Missy Project Golf Tournament and Auction
In early to mid-May, Great Hills Country Club hosts a golf tournament, dinner and auction to benefit the Brain and Spine Center in the treatment of Brain Aneurysm Disease (B.A.D.) in children. Call (512) 257-9680 for more information.
Wonderball
Early in May, the Parmer Events Center hosts Wonders & Worries' benefit in the Royal Court where girls and their fathers and grandfathers can share a magical evening. Call (512) 404-4500 for more information.
Austin Writers Downtown
The Writers' League of Texas stages a week-long literary showcase of Austin writers during Texas Writers Month, including book signings, refreshments and daily door prizes. Call (512) 499-8914 for more information.
Kinko’s Classic of Austin
Leading pro golfers head for The Hills Country Club, hosting the Kinko’s Classic of Austin, a 54-hole individual stroke-play Championship Tour event with a $1.6 million purse. Call (512) 732-2666 for more information.
Taste of Mexico
Mexico’s heritage unfolds with traditional dishes from some of the best regional restaurants at the Mexic-Arte Museum. Call (512) 480-9373 for more information.
Free Sunday Concerts
Each year, Austin Symphony members present a summer of free Sunday evening ensemble concerts from late May through late August at the Long Center Terrace in Hartman Park. Concertgoers often bring picnic fare. Call (512) 476-6064 for more information.
Main Street Artisan Stroll
On the second Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm visit the charming shops, taste food from local eateries, and enjoy the rich sounds of a variety of musical styles as you stroll through the beautiful downtown area. Across from the library on Main Street in historic downtown Round Rock. Call 512-535-5761 for more information.
Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic
Rifle marksmanship and heritage presentation. Learn rifle safety and marksmanship. Consistently strike a 20 inch target at 500 yards. Beneficial to everyone from the novice to the experienced shooter. May 16 - 17. Adams Ranches, Davilla, TX.
June
Texas Greek Festival
Early in June, the Austin Museum of Art - Laguna Gloria hosts the annual celebration of Greek culture, including authentic food and pastries, live bouzouki bands and traditional Greek dancing, with proceeds benefiting local charities. Call (512) 844-3856 for more information.
Annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Motorcycle Rally Parade & Concert
See 1000's of motocycles, sample street vendors and listen to live music on Congress Ave. Parade starts at 8 pm and concert begins at 8:45 pm. Call (512) 441-9015 for more information.
Texas Hill Country Railfair & Festival
Featuring railroadiana from model trains to real trains, the Texas Hill Country Railfair & Festival includes the Hill Country Flyer running from Cedar Park to Burnet. Call (512) 477-8468 for more information.
Heart O’ Texas Orchid Society Potluck & Plant Sale
The Heart O’ Texas Orchid Society hosts its annual potluck and plant sale at Zilker Botanical Gardens Center. Call (512) 280-2271 for more information.
Annual Young Latino Art Exhibition
The Mexic-Arte Museum features works from emerging artists under age 35 reshaping and redefining Latino art. Call (512) 480-9373 for more information.
Free Sunday Concerts
Each year, Austin Symphony members present a summer of free Sunday evening ensemble concerts from late May through late August at the Long Center Terrace in Hartman Park. Concertgoers often bring picnic fare. Call (512) 476-6064 for more information.
Main Street Artisan Stroll
On the second Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm visit the charming shops, taste food from local eateries, and enjoy the rich sounds of a variety of musical styles as you stroll through the beautiful downtown area. Across from the library on Main Street in historic downtown Round Rock. Call 512-535-5761 for more information.
Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic
Rifle marksmanship and heritage presentation. Learn rifle safety and marksmanship. Consistently strike a 20 inch target at 500 yards. Beneficial to everyone from the novice to the experienced shooter. June 6 - 7. Adams Ranches, Davilla, TX.
July
Fourth of July Fireworks & Symphony
The Austin Symphony’s annual concert of patriotic music wraps up with spectacular fireworks over Town Lake. Call (512) 476-6064 for more information.
4th of July Celebration
Enjoy a fabulous day of celebration at Milburn Park with dancing, live music, food concessions, and lots of activities throughout the day. The holiday will end with a magnificent fireworks display. Call (512) 401-5500 for more information.
Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival
On the 4th of July, the north and south ends of Lake Pflugerville Park will be filled with live music, food and beverage vendors, face painters, kids' activities, and fireworks in the evening over the lake. Shuttle buses are available from Hendrickson and Pflugerville High Schools. Call (512) 990-6101 for more information.
Samuels Summer Sizzle Show & Shine Shindig
At the Stone Mountain Event Center, the Samuels Summer Sizzle Show & Shine Shindig, Austin’s largest classic car show with door prizes, benefits charities including Make A Wish and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Call (512) 632-0883 for more information.
Free Sunday Concerts
Each year, Austin Symphony members present a summer of free Sunday evening ensemble concerts from late May through late August at the Long Center Terrace in Hartman Park. Concertgoers often bring picnic fare. Call (512) 476-6064 for more information.
Midnight Madness
Midnight Madness, starting at Slick Willie’s Family Pool Hall, is a treasure race taking clue-seeking teams throughout Austin. Teams of up to six players try to get ahead of competition to reach the final clue leading them home. Prizes go to winners, but all players can expect food and fun for their registration fee. Call (512) 947-6288 for more information.
Main Street Artisan Stroll
On the second Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm visit the charming shops, taste food from local eateries, and enjoy the rich sounds of a variety of musical styles as you stroll through the beautiful downtown area. Across from the library on Main Street in historic downtown Round Rock. Call 512-535-5761 for more information.
Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic
Rifle marksmanship and heritage presentation. Learn rifle safety and marksmanship. Consistently strike a 20 inch target at 500 yards. Beneficial to everyone from the novice to the experienced shooter. July 4 - 5. Adams Ranches, Davilla, TX.
August
Austin Ice Cream Festival
In early to mid August, the public and their pets are welcome to play games and enjoy live entertainment, and lots of ice cream, at Fiesta Gardens (2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street Austin, TX 78702). Hours are 10 am to 7 pm. Call (512) 441-9015 for more information.
Austin Fall Home & Garden Show
In early to mid August, the Austin Convention Center hosts an exposition of everything related to home building and decorating, gardening and landscaping, where visitors can attend informative seminars, talk to the experts, and watch TV cooking celebrities give demonstrations, with proceeds to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank, Austin Humane Society and Habitat for Humanity. Call (512) 404-4000 for more information.
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Amateurs and pros show up with their most incendiary sauces for a fiery taste-off among a panel of distinguished judges. Call (512) 454-5766 for more information.
Batfest
In mid to late August, thousands of people come to the Congress Ave Bridge to see millions of Mexican Free Tail Bats, along with 100 Arts & Crafts vendors, 20 Food & Beverage vendors and 10 Bands on 2 Stages. Event is held from 4 pm to midnight, with the bats usually emerging between 7 pm and 8:30 pm. Call (512) 441-9015 for more information.
Free Sunday Concerts
Each year, Austin Symphony members present a summer of free Sunday evening ensemble concerts from late May through late August at the Long Center Terrace in Hartman Park. Concertgoers often bring picnic fare. Call (512) 476-6064 for more information.
Main Street Artisan Stroll
On the second Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm visit the charming shops, taste food from local eateries, and enjoy the rich sounds of a variety of musical styles as you stroll through the beautiful downtown area. Across from the library on Main Street in historic downtown Round Rock. Call 512-535-5761 for more information.
Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic
Rifle marksmanship and heritage presentation. Learn rifle safety and marksmanship. Consistently strike a 20 inch target at 500 yards. Beneficial to everyone from the novice to the experienced shooter. August 15 - 16. Adams Ranches, Davilla, TX.
September
College Football
NCAA Football, created in 1997 to promote college football ideals, makes no bones about the importance of each game. Losing at any time during the season can thwart a team's chances for postseason action or an NCAA Championship. No wonder NCAA Football marketers have adopted a tagline of "NCAA Football: Every Game Counts."
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Texas Longhorns - To book seats for the Texas Longhorns, click here.
Texas State Bobcats - To book seats for the Texas State Bobcats, click here.


Old Pecan Street Fall Festival
Sixth Street (originally Pecan Street) takes on an air of autumn revelry with musicians, artists, crafters and food vendors. Call (512) 441-9015 for more information.
Bydee Art Festival
A celebration of community and diversity featuring artist booths, live steel band music, food concessions, limbo contest, artist fair, arts & crafts fair, jugglers, inflatables, face painting, and more. Heritage Oak Park. Call (512) 401-5500 for more information.
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Upward of 130 bands provide non-stop music on eight stages for more than 30 hours before some 150,000 diehard music fans from all over the world. Call (512) 478-7211 for more information.
Austin Farmers Market
In Republic Square Park, the Austin Farmers Market is open every Saturday from late March through early December, with locally grown produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, cut herbs, potted plants and more. crafts. Call (512) 236-0074 for more information.
Free Day of Yoga
Labor Day also brings A Free Day of Yoga to free-spirited Austin, with free yoga classes offered at yoga studios and other venues throughout the city, attracting some 2,000 participants. Curious adults or children seeking to try a certain style or teacher do so at no cost. Call (512) 266-1056 for more information.
Darkness to Light Gala
In late September, you will see celebrities in attendance at this black tie gala to provide education and basic necessities for neglected and abused children in Texas, at the Four Seasons Hotel on San Jacinto Boulevard. Call (512) 218-4400 for more information.
Main Street Artisan Stroll
On the second Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm visit the charming shops, taste food from local eateries, and enjoy the rich sounds of a variety of musical styles as you stroll through the beautiful downtown area. Across from the library on Main Street in historic downtown Round Rock. Call 512-535-5761 for more information.
Oktoberfest
Towards the end of September, Ginger Man hosts a festival of live music, beer and bratwurst, and a raffle to benefit the Central Texas Wildfire Relief Effort. 301 Lavaca Street. Call (512) 473-8801 for more information.
Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic
Rifle marksmanship and heritage presentation. Learn rifle safety and marksmanship. Consistently strike a 20 inch target at 500 yards. Beneficial to everyone from the novice to the experienced shooter. September 12 - 13. Adams Ranches, Davilla, TX.
October
Heart O'Texas Orchid Society's Plant Auction
During the first week in October, local orchid growers and vendors present a large selection of plants, some in full bloom, for bid at the annual auction held at Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin. Call (512) 280-2271 for more information.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo
On the first weekend in October, families can experience a variety of outdoor adventures in one place, including fishing, hunting, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, learning about the great outdoors in a number of programs, and shopping for outdoor and sports gear, at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin. Call (800) 792-1112 for more information.
Film & Food Fundraiser
One week before the Austin Film Festival, the Film & Food Charity Party is held at historic Driskill Hotel and features cocktails in lounges with film themes and food supplied by around 20 of Austin's finest restaurants, live music and a silent auction, to support the Austin Film Festival's Young Filmmakers Program. Call (512) 478-4795 for more information.
Austin Film Festival
Recognized among the nation’s top film festivals, Paramount Theatre and other locations host both indies and top-billed films from major distributors, in mid-October, along with an interactive Screenwriters Conference where aspiring writers can mingle with accomplished writers and screenwriters. Call (512) 478-4795 for more information.
Maker Faire
In mid-October, the Travis County Expo Center hosts a celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit in a fun, two-day family friendly exhibition for tinkerers, inventors, builders, crafters, hackers and all creative souls. Call (707) 827-7074 for more information.
Tour de Fat
New Belgium Brewing Company sponsors a festival in celebration of the bicycle in mid-October, featuring a parade, bicycle stunts, live entertainment, lots of New Belgium beer, and programs that cover the health benefits of cycling, at the west end of Fiesta Gardens along Bergman Avenue. Call (303) 433-7020 for more information.
Texas Book Festival
Music, poetry, readings, signings and a children’s chapter tent add to the literary atmosphere of the Texas Book Festival. Call (512) 477-4055 for more information.
Austin Chocolate Festival
In mid-October, the Norris Conference Center hosts a convention of chocolate and gourmet food vendors where visitors can sample products and judge competitions, in support of Walk MS and small Texas food businesses. 2525 West Anderson Lane. Call (512) 637-0479 for more information.
Arts Round-Up Fine Art Festival
In mid to late October, attend a juried art show with live entertainment, featuring local painters, sculptors, photographers, and other artists working with mixed media and assemblage. La Caban Grill, 21103 State Road 71, Spicewood. Call (512) 264-2820 for more information.
St. Joseph Church Octoberfest
In Devine, the St. Joseph Church Octoberfest features a Saturday street dance, silent auction and food booths. On Sunday, there’s brisket plates and bingo, arts and crafts sales, music and more. Call (830) 663-2244 for more information.
The Horror Haunted House and Dementia Haunted Asylum
The newest members of Austin's Halloween attractions feature undead zombies, flesh eaters, mutants, maggots, and a special 'horror therapy' room for the criminally demented, all next to the Lakeline Mall in Austin. Call (512) 25-SCARE for more information.
Nightmare Factory Haunted House
Central Texas' longest-running and most terrifying haunted house lets victims choose their own path to horrific experiences, with a custom blend of animatronics, live monsters, and digital sound. Call (512) 445-FEAR for more information.
Halloween on Sixth Street
Thousands of costumed participants gather to howl at the moon during one of the nation’s largest Halloween celebrations. Call (512) 474-5171 for more information.
Style Cup Austin
At the Palmer Events Center, Style Cup Austin benefits Project Transitions, serving people with HIV and AIDS, with many top salons competing in four separate categories for the night's top honor, Best in Collection. Call (512) 454-8646 for more information.
Heart O'Texas Orchid Society's New Growers Seminar, Exhibit, & Plant Sale
During the last week of October, free lectures and handouts are provided to beginner orchid cultivators, at Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin. Call (512) 280-2271 for more information.
Annual Leander High Craft Market
Annual Craft Market and Silent Auction sponsored by the Leander Lions Baseball Program. Call (512) 294-0148 for more information.
Main Street Artisan Stroll
On the second Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm visit the charming shops, taste food from local eateries, and enjoy the rich sounds of a variety of musical styles as you stroll through the beautiful downtown area. Across from the library on Main Street in historic downtown Round Rock. Call 512-535-5761 for more information.
Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic
Rifle marksmanship and heritage presentation. Learn rifle safety and marksmanship. Consistently strike a 20 inch target at 500 yards. Beneficial to everyone from the novice to the experienced shooter. October 10 - 11. Adams Ranches, Davilla, TX.
November
College Basketball
First devised by James Naismith in 1891, with the first recorded collegiate game in 1893, legions testify there’s no sound so soothing as a basketball whooshing through the net after a flick of the wrist. NCAA basketball brings grass roots hoop dreams to an entirely new level each fall, building toward March Madness, the NCAA Division Basketball Championships.
Baylor Bears, Texas Longhorns, Texas State Bobcats
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Texas Longhorns - To book seats for the Texas Longhorns, click here.


Christmas at the Caswell House
In mid November, the Austin Junior Forum presents a week of gourmet lunches, shopping expeditions and other holiday themed events, with proceeds to benefit local Austin charities. Call (512) 810-8223 for more information.
Chuy’s Christmas Parade
Huge balloons, marching bands, vintage cars, celebrities and floats add a festive air to the holiday season. Call (888) 439-2489 for more information.
Victorian Christmas on Sixth Street
Austin’s historic Sixth Street takes on a Victorian air with parades, food and drink, and more than 150 booths with handmade gift items. Call (512) 443-6179 for more information.
Savvy Kids Conference
In early to mid November, St. Gabriel's Catholic School hosts an educational fair of hands on demonstrations, workshops and exhibitor booths with kid products that teach financial, socio-economic and physical fitness. 2500 Wimberly Lane. Call (512) 535-7457 for more information.
Devine Fall Festival
In Devine, the Fall Festival kicks off with a morning parade, followed by an antique show, car show, tractor pull, and arts and crafts sale. Carnival rides, music, and entertainment are part of the fun. Call (830) 663-2244 for more information.
World United Music Festival and RMA Radio Conference
In mid-November, Roots Music Association and the United States Entertainment Force stage over 150 performances by top musicians on 7 stages in a 3-day festival featuring Country, Western, Blue Grass, Blues, Jazz, Roots Rock, Zydeco, Tejano / Latin, World, Reggae, Western Swing, Roots / Americana Country, Roots Gospel and more. Call (512) 392-4997 for more information.
Austin Farmers Market
In Republic Square Park, the Austin Farmers Market is open every Saturday from late March through early December, with locally grown produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, cut herbs, potted plants and more. Call (512) 236-0074 for more information.
Main Street Artisan Stroll
On the second Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm visit the charming shops, taste food from local eateries, and enjoy the rich sounds of a variety of musical styles as you stroll through the beautiful downtown area. Across from the library on Main Street in historic downtown Round Rock. Call 512-535-5761 for more information.
Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic
Rifle marksmanship and heritage presentation. Learn rifle safety and marksmanship. Consistently strike a 20 inch target at 500 yards. Beneficial to everyone from the novice to the experienced shooter. November 14 - 15. Adams Ranches, Davilla, TX.
December
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Eclectic gift items combine with area entertainment to fill the Palmer Events Center with an aura of old Austin in this combination art fair and music festival, during the 10 days before Christmas, where you have a last chance to find that perfect handmade gift or work of fine art amid arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, face painters, Santa and more. Call (512) 447-1605 for more information.
Cedar Park Tree Lighting Ceremony
Over 50,000 lights will illuminate one of the largest Live Oaks in Cedar Park. Enjoy caroling, carriage rides, and the Yule fire. Heritage Oak Park. Call (512) 401-5500 for more information.
Santa's Workshop
Enjoy music, games, the Yule fire, arts & crafts, hot cocoa and of course, Santa Claus. Bring the whole family for what promises to be a festive evening. Heritage Oak Park. Call (512) 401-5500 for more information.
Christmas at the LBJ Library and Museum
A Presidential Christmas is celebrated at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum (open daily except Christmas), with presidential holiday memorabilia and tax-free holiday shopping in the Museum Store. Admission is free. Call (512) 721-0200 for more information.
Cherrywood Art Fair
In mid-December, Maplewood Elementary School hosts a bazaar to benefit East Austin Elementary School's Little Artist / Big Artist Mentor Program which pairs promising young artists with successful adult mentors. Original art for sale; lots of activities for kids, live music and food. Call (512) 659-6397 for more information.
Keep Austin Bizarre Christmas Bazaar
In mid-December, Fiesta Gardens on Jesse E. Segovia Street hosts local artists and businesses in heated tents exhibiting their wares, with dance performances, fire spinners and circus acts, magicians, gourmet foods, microbrews, and much much more. Call (662) 871-5712 for more information.
Trails of Lights and Zilker Christmas Tree
Starting after Thanksgiving, this month-long festival opens with lighting of the Zilker Tree, with a pedestrian Trail of Lights transforming a mile-long stretch of Zilker Park into a lighted fairyland. Call (512) 974-6700 for more information.
Main Street Artisan Stroll
On the second Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm visit the charming shops, taste food from local eateries, and enjoy the rich sounds of a variety of musical styles as you stroll through the beautiful downtown area. Across from the library on Main Street in historic downtown Round Rock. Call 512-535-5761 for more information.
Appleseed Marksmanship Clinic
Rifle marksmanship and heritage presentation. Learn rifle safety and marksmanship. Consistently strike a 20 inch target at 500 yards. Beneficial to everyone from the novice to the experienced shooter. December 26 - 27. Adams Ranches, Davilla, TX.
First Night Austin
The new year is celebrated with art and festivities in downtown Austin, between 4th Street and Auditorium Shores, on New Year's Eve. Call (512) 391-1551 for more information.