The Texas state capitol building in Austin

Austin

Travel Region

Hill Country

Population

1m

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.

Where do you want to go today?

Upcoming Events

"Tootsie"

Feb. 22-27

(Rescheduled dates) Broadway in Austin and Texas Performing Arts present this laugh-out-loud love le...

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...

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...

Tito’s Prize 2021 Exhibition: "We are the [Hackers], Baby, [Hackers] are we" by 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...

"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...

Trail of Lights

Nov. 28-Jan. 3

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

Museum of the Future Present

Aug. 5-Dec. 31

Museum of The Future Present is an experiential, self-guided museum featuring 11 unique installation...

"The Nutcracker"

Dec. 4-23

From the scrumptious sets and costumes to the colorful characters you adore, Ballet Austin’s annua...

Armadillo Bazaar Outside

Dec. 17-19

For more than 45 seasons, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar has been a fine art shopping destination fe...

New Year Celebration

Dec. 31-Jan. 1

This alcohol-free, family-friendly event celebrates the diversity and creativity of the city with vi...

3M Half Marathon

Jan. 23

Run a mostly downhill course that takes you past some of Austin’s finest locations and finishes do...

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Jan. 15-16

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

"Shen Yun"

Jan. 7-9

Experience the beauty of ancient China before communism. Shen Yun's unique artistic vision expands t...

Luminations

Dec. 2-Jan. 30

Enjoy the natural wonder of winter in the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's beautiful Texas Arbo...

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Nov. 19-Dec. 24

A fixture of the Austin holiday season, with in-person and virtual shopping alternatives, the art ba...

Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Delusions of Space Enthusiasts"

Jan. 18

Award-winning astrophysicist and author Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson delves into the delusions of space e...

"Disney Princess: The Concert"

Feb. 6

For generations, Disney’s Princesses have enchanted audiences with their courage and kindness and ...

Diana Krall in Concert

Feb. 8

Grammy Award-winning and multiplatinum jazz singer Diana Krall embarks on a 34-city national tour wh...

Hadestown

Jan. 11-16

The winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best M...

"Terry Allen: MemWars"

Dec. 18-July 19

Many artists work in multiple mediums, but for Terry Allen, music, performance, writing, and visual ...

Russell Peters: Act Your Age Tour

Feb. 12

Russell Peters returns to the global stage with an all-new world tour. The first phase of The Russel...

"The Precious Present: In Love and Light"

Dec. 9-12

Tapestry Dance Company presents this performance featuring some of the most celebrated dance, vocal,...

"The Watchmaker's Song"

Dec. 9-18

Ventana Ballet and Red Nightfall Productions present "The Watchmaker's Song," an immersive retelling...

"Mix ‘n’ Mash Las Flores – La Vida" Exhibition and Art Sale

Dec. 10-Feb. 6

This group exhibition displays artworks from over 200 local and regional artists created on quality ...

The November cover of Texas Highways Magazine, with a title reading "Food Worth Traveling For"


Get the Magazine

Save up to 62% off the cover price

True Texas in Your Inbox

Sign up for magazine extras, upcoming events, Mercantile specials, subscription offers, and more.


Get the Magazine

Save up to 62% off the cover price

True Texas in Your Inbox

Sign up for magazine extras, upcoming events, Mercantile specials, subscription offers, and more.


Get the Magazine

Save up to 62% off the cover price

True Texas in Your Inbox

Sign up for magazine extras, upcoming events, Mercantile specials, subscription offers, and more.