Film Screening - 2017 SXSW Conference & Festivals | Photo by Nicky G. Hernandez Jr.

Every March, thousands of people from around the world descend on the capital city of Texas for South by Southwest. Now in its 32nd year, the event, which began in 1987 as a small, local music festival, has grown to include a film festival, conferences on education, comedy, technology, and gaming, as well as numerous exhibitions, showcases, and high-profile speakers.

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How to do SXSW for Free

The festival has more free events this year than ever before.

South by Southwest Survival Guide

Tips on how to get the most out of your time in Austin.

Vision with Volume

The Flatstock poster show at South by Southwest.

The History of SXSW

From local music festival to a global sensation over the last 30 years.

Be Sure to Visit

The new Central Public Library downtown »

Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin” installation on the University of Texas campus »

Brush Square museums »

The Daytripper’s East Austin recommendations »

Photos from SXSW 2018

From the March 2018 issue

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