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Upcoming Events

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 ...

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Jan. 18-19

This is Austin's iconic vintage market since 1977, with vintage, antique, and re-purposed items only...


Jan. 24

This is a big multimedia concert devoted to community and belonging. With an international cast of a...

3M Half Marathon

Jan. 19

More than 7,500 runners annually attempt to beat their personal bests at one of the country's fastes...

Martin Luther King Jr. March and Festival

Jan. 20

Join the march from the MLK statue at the University of Texas campus to historic Huston-Tillotson ...

Chance the Rapper in Concert

Jan. 23

After postponing his tour following the birth of his second daughter, Chance the Rapper hits the roa...

Austin Marathon

Feb. 16

Not just a marathon, but a half marathon and 5K, too. The annual race attracts more than 20,000 part...

"Fashion Forward"

Dec. 21, 2019-April 12, 2020

Fashion takes center stage in this exhibition showcasing the history of style in Texas, particularly...

This Light of Ours

Feb. 15-May 31

The Bullock Museum presents This Light of Ours: Activist Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, a...

Ed Ruscha

Jan. 11-July 12

The iconic American artist and pioneer of the Pop Art movement, whose career spans 60 years, debuts ...

Gabriel García Márquez

Feb. 1-July 19

The Ransom Center digs into its collection for "The Making of a Global Writer," an exhibition featur...

David Russell in Concert

March 7

Grammy Award-winning David Russell returns to Austin for a weeklong residency celebrating his artist...

Redmond O'Toole in Concert

April 11

Irish classical guitarist Redmond O'Toole is in town, all the way from the Emerald Isle, to perform ...

Monster Jam

April 18-19

The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world returns to Austin for anothe...

SoloDuo in Concert

April 25

Masterful Italian-born SoloDuo audaciously transforms Beethoven classics in a dazzling season finale...

"The Artist at Work"

Dec. 14-June 28

Artists have long created images of themselves engaged in art-making in order to elevate their socia...

UMLAUF After Dark

Feb. 4

The first UMLAUF After Dark of 2020 offers live music from Will Taylor and Strings Attached, artwork...

The Contemporary Print

Jan. 17-Feb. 15

Join PrintAustin in celebrating its seventh annual juried international exhibition, "The Contemporar...

Gabriel Iglesias “Beyond the Fluffy” World Tour “Go Big or Go Home”

March 6

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is one of a handful of comedians with the distinct honor to headline and s...

Art City Austin

April 17-19

The 70th annual festival and preview party brings together the city’s creative community with two ...

It's My Park Day

March 7

Thousands of Austinites help improve and transform parks, trails, and greenbelts throughout the city...

South by Southwest

March 13-22

Get your badge to partake in 10 days of concerts, screenings, panels, parties, and other events at t...

Rodeo Austin

March 16-30

Grab your boots and cowboy hat for Austin's largest annual rodeo, stock show, fair, and series of co...

World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play

March 27-31

The world's top 64 professional golfers compete in this elite tournament that draws the likes of Tig...


March 26-April 11

From the perspective of this brother, Theo, "Vincent" intimately relates the life story of the iconi...

Bloody Mary Fest

April 12

Austin's original Bloody Mary Fest is back, but this time with crawfish. The festival features local...

Wael Shawky: "Cabaret Crusades III: The Secrets of Karbala"

Dec. 21, 2019-April 19, 2020

The Blanton screens the third and final installment of Egyptian artist Wael Shawky’s widely acclai...

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival

April 22-25

Founded in 2012, the festival offers a diverse mix of comedians, podcasts, and performers from aroun...

Autonation IndyCar Challenge

April 24-26

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) welcomes the AutoNation IndyCar Challenge—North America's premier o...

Food and Wine Festival

April 24-26

The annual culinary extravaganza offers three days of delicious food and wine along with panels and ...

Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival 

May 2-3

Austin's largest and oldest arts festival has music, vendors, food, art, and other lively street fai...

"Lady Bird: Beyond the Wildflowers"

April 4, 2020-August 8, 2021

This new exhibition celebrates the life and legacy of former first lady of the United States, Lady B...

Post Malone in Concert

March 10

Grammy Award-nominated, diamond-certified Dallas artist Post Malone extends the Runaway Tour, launch...

Sturgill Simpson with Special Guest Tyler Childers in Concert

March 28

Following the release of his new album, "Sound and Fury," Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Stu...

Honk!TX— Festival of Community Street Bands

April 3-5

Have fun at a nonprofit, community-driven festival that brings street and brass bands from around th...

Michael Bublé in Concert

April 5

Singer Michael Bublé has announced 27 new North American tour dates in 2020 following the phenomena...

The Wittliff Collections Festival

April 18

The internationally acclaimed collection of Southwest writing, photography, film, and music hosts it...

"The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s"

Feb. 16-May 17

Founded and directed by José Carlos Mariátegui, the Peruvian magazine "Amauta" was one of the most...

Tool in Concert

Jan. 21

Tool, who are in the midst of their first North American tour in support of their No. 1 charting, re...

Stand-Up Comedy: Jo Koy

Jan. 31

Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one...

Growing Your Roots: The Inaugural African American Genealogy Conference of Austin

Jan. 30-Feb. 2

This genealogy conference debuts the first weekend going into Black History Month. The free, four-da...

Jugglefest XXVII

Feb. 21-23

This three-day event is full of workshops, games, demonstrations, door prizes, trick trading, and sh...

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