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Austin

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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

Food and Wine Festival

Nov. 5-7, 2021

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

"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...

The Wittliff Collections Festival

Nov. 14

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

Lauren Daigle in Concert

Nov. 5

Two-time Grammy Award-winner Lauren Daigle, who has sold out every one of her shows to date, opened ...

Bat Fest

Aug. 29, 2021

Come see 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge at dusk. ...

Moontower Comedy Festival

April 16-17, May 15-16, June 25-26

Founded in 2011, this festival offers a diverse mix of comedians, podcasts, and performers from arou...

Moontower Comedy Festival

Sept. 22-25, 2021

Established in 2011, this festival offers a diverse mix of comedians, podcasts, and performers from ...

Virtual Exhibit: "The Brush is a Bow"

Dec. 18, 2020-Dec. 31, 2021

Howard Rains is an artist and master fiddler originally from Texas and now living in Kansas. Rains p...

"Mexico, the Border and Beyond: Selections from the Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr. Collection"

Dec. 19-Aug. 22

The Sandoval Collection is comprised of over 1,500 artworks, many of them created by Mexican and Lat...

Prism 34

Aug. 26-Sept. 6

Austin’s oldest film festival and premiere LGBTQ+ film fest, aGLIFF announces PRISM 34. The 34th a...

Virtual Exhibit: "Access Delayed—African American Suffragist’s Courageous Influence on the 19th Amendment"

Feb. 19-Dec. 31

Texas Folklife virtually exhibits a curated collection of quilts created by Quilt Friends Collective...

"Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World"

May 19-Aug. 15

The exhibition takes visitors on a fascinating exploration of the science, sound, history, and pop c...

"Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow"

June 19-Nov. 28

Organized by the New-York Historical Society, this exhibition explores the struggle for full citizen...

Bat Fest

Aug. 28

Come see 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge at dusk. ...

Tito’s Prize 2021 Exhibition: Ariel René Jackson and Michael J. Love

Oct. 23-Jan. 8

Ariel René Jackson in collaboration with Michael J. Love are the winners of the fourth annual Tito...

"Without Limits: Helen Frankenthaler, Abstraction, and the Language of Print"

Sept. 9-March 13

A key figure in the development of color-field painting, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was a tirel...

"EPCOT: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow"

May 15-June 26

The body of work by Jerónimo Reyes-Retana presented in this exhibition is conceived as the first it...

Luminarium, A Glowing Evening in Pease Park

Oct. 23

Come see the newly transformed Kingsbury Commons, explore all of the new amenities, and enjoy a moon...

Theatre Guild on the Air Broadway Live Readings

Sept. 5-Oct. 3

Penfold Theatre is hosting a series of live readings, free-of-charge, from the Theatre Guild on the ...

Zilker Relays

Sept. 10

In this 10-mile team race, each participant runs a 2.5 mile loop from one central festival/transitio...

Blended Festival

Sept. 10-11

Dubbed "the ultimate social experience," the Blended Festival is a wine-centric event with a 100-foo...

Austin Area Jazz Festival

Nov. 26-27

Join along for a celebration of music, culture, diversity, and the arts. Enjoy entertainment from to...

Texas Book Festival

Oct. 25-31

The Texas Book Festival has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts...

Pecan Street Festival

Sept. 18-19

See a free arts festival in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District. This juried festival...

Fantastic Fest

Sept. 23-30

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-...

Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water 10-Mile, 5K, and Kids' K

Nov. 7

Run for the Water is the second-largest, fully charity-produced road race in Austin, Texas. The even...

Powwow

Nov. 6

For more than 25 years, the Austin Powwow has been the largest powwow of its kind in Texas, featurin...

Levitation

Oct. 28-31

This independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed...

Austin Film Festival

Oct. 21-28

Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotligh...

2021 Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix

Oct. 22-24

Get ready for a spectacle of speed and sound when Formula 1 returns to Texas. The race weekend exper...

"Daniel Johnston: I Live My Broken Dreams"

Sept. 11-March 20, 2022

This is the first major museum survey of visual art and music by Austin artist Daniel Johnston (Amer...

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct. 1-3, 8-10

One of the country's largest celebrations of live music, the Austin City Limis Music Festival return...

Trail of Lights

Nov. 28-Jan. 3

The 57th annual Austin Trail of Lights, the longest-running holiday tradition in the state capital, ...

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