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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

NASCAR at COTA

May 21-23

The inaugural NASCAR weekend at Circuit of The Americas features the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Seri...

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...

Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K

April 25

The annual race attracts more than 20,000 participants from around the world and finishes at the Tex...

The Wittliff Collections Festival

Nov. 14

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

"To Kill a Mockingbird"

Feb. 9-14

Broadway in Austin and Texas Performing Arts present Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptatio...

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 ...

Black Violin in Concert

Feb. 5

Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Jo...

A Talk with Food Writer Samin Nosrat

Feb. 2 (rescheduled date)

As an undergraduate studying English at UC Berkeley, Samin Nosrat took a detour into the kitchen at ...

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 ...

"Design Shine"

Nov. 18, 2020-March 4, 2021

Created to showcase emerging talent in the fields of architecture and design, this annual competitio...

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...

City-Wide Vintage Sale

April 10-11

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, ligh...

City-Wide Vintage Sale

May 22-23

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, ligh...

"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...

Taste of Mexico

April 21

Since 1998, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Taste of Mexico has become one of the leading Mexican-inspired cul...

South by Southwest

March 16-21

The annual tech, film, music, and comedy festival in the capital city moves to an all-online format....

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