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Austin

As the Texas capital and the home of the Longhorns, Austin inspires big expectations that it easily lives up to with its supply of outdoor adventure and delicious eats, and its well-deserved status as a cultural hub.

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Upcoming Events

Hector Ward and The Big Time in Concert

June 20-21

This is the official album release show for Austin-based, blues-funk rock band Hector Ward and The B...

"Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time"

Jan. 26-July 14

Following its last showcase at the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, this new solo exhibition by ...

Professional Art Academy Teen Summer Camps

June 3-Aug. 2

Art studio Atelier Dojo offers a rigorous training to young, dedicated artists between 13-18 years o...

Sizzlin' Summer Shop Hop

Aug. 22-24

For three days in August, receive a 20% discount on regular-priced fabrics. There is a chance to win...

Texas Music Museum International Music Festival

Sept. 7-8

The ninth annual festival features a diverse set of accomplished Texas performers specializing in da...

Texas Bamboo Festival

Sept. 21

The 26th annual Texas Bamboo Festival brings bamboo enthusiasts together to share their passion and ...

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct. 4-6, 11-13

One of the country's largest celebrations of live music, this two-weekend, six-day festival brings t...

Swan Songs Serenade with Marcia Ball

Oct. 20

Austin-based, music nonprofit Swan Songs hosts its annual fundraiser featuring a seated dinner, a li...

Murder, Mayhem, and Misadventure Walking Tour

Oct. 26

The 13th annual tour is a free, 45-minute tour highlighting historical—not scary—events from the...

Formula 1 Pirelli United States Grand Prix

Nov. 1-3

The pinnacle of motorsports returns to Circuit of The Americas for a weekend-long celebration of spe...

Run for the Water

Nov. 3

Runners of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in this inspiring Austin event wh...

Motown: The Sound of Young America

April 13, 2019-Jan. 26, 2020

This exhibit celebrates the 60th anniversary of the birth of Motown Records. The exhibit traces the ...

Kyle Turner, Michael Ward, Latrese Bush, and Pamela Hart in Concert

Sept. 1

This combination of saxophone from Kyle Turner, Michael Ward on the violin, the soulful voice of Lat...

Xuefei Yang in Concert

Oct. 5

Xuefei Yang is the first internationally recognized Chinese guitarist on the world stage. She paved ...

William Chris Vineyards Grape Punch

Aug. 17-18, 24-25

All sessions feature a mini learning session focused on harvest and the winemaking process, and are ...

¡Eso Es!: A Latinx Music Texas Tour

Aug. 31

Margin Walker presents ¡Eso Es! (Spanish for “That’s It!”), a new, four-city tour happening o...

9/11 Stair Climb

Sept. 11

The Hill Country Galleria hosts and sponsors the annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Bee Cave. Bee C...

Fall Equinox Celebration

Sept. 23

Scholz Garten, in conjunction with One Step Entertainment, presents the Fall Equinox Celebration. Th...

Saturday Night Concert Series

Sept. 14, 21, 28

Every Saturday from Sept. 14 through Oct. 12, Hill Country Galleria hosts its popular Saturday Night...

Party for the Parks

Oct. 2

Austin Parks Foundation presents Party for the Parks, the biggest parks fun-raiser in town. The even...

Saturday Night Concert Series

Oct. 5, 12

Every Saturday from Sept. 14 through Oct. 12, Hill Country Galleria hosts its popular Saturday Night...

Movies in the Park: "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"

Oct. 17

Austin Parks Foundation's Movies in the Park is a free series of films in partnership with Alamo Dra...

Texas Book Festival

Oct. 26-27

Known as one of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas...

"Texas Monthly" Barbecue Fest Weekend

Nov. 2-3

Celebrate the magazine’s latest list of the Top 50 barbecue joints in Texas with its 10th annual w...

Santa's Arrival and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Nov. 23

Hill Country Galleria kicks off the holiday season with this annual free event. Guests enjoy a speci...

Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic

July 4

The legendary Willie Nelson plays host to one of America's most celebrated festivals. The all-day ev...

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