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Mar 28, 2019 // Merrin Duhe

Top 5 Festivals and Events in Austin, Texas

With endless things to do in Austin each year, it’s clear to say the city is full of talent and sharing the passion we have for our city and our local Austinites. The heat can’t stop us from enjoying what we love most: contributing to the growth of our economy and the music, arts, and film industries we thrive on. Here is our list of our top 5 favorite Austin events.

  • Austin Food + Wine Festival

    Foodies, eat your heart out! The Austin Food + Wine Festival features endless tastings, top restaurants, celebrated chefs, beer, wine and spirits, barbeque, tacos, and live music! This is a one-stop shop for delicious food, drinks, and good times. This event is perfect for food and wine lovers who want to try signature bites made by Central Texas chefs from top-rated restaurants. You can also enjoy culinary demos, tasting sessions, grilling lessons, and a 5-course meal and wine pairing…all in one place. The festival is April 26th-28th, 2019 located at Auditorium Shores. Tickets range from $250 to $625!

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  • PubCrawler of Austin UT Tailgate

    Want to cruise through a tailgate on a Pub-crawl, Longhorn style? Make your fellow Longhorn fans envious by renting a Pubcrawler of Austin party bike to ride along and celebrate in style! Don’t forget your favorite brews, Pubcrawler of Austin is BYOB and every rider gets a free koozie. Yeehaw. This event is perfect for sports fans, especially for those Longhorns who love to preparty at the tailgate! This experience will wow your friends and fellow fans. Starting at the stadium, you will cruise through the tailgate in style. Call 512-657-7334 to book today!

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  • SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festival

    This event takes over the entire city of Austin for 2 weeks! Noted filmmakers, musicians, and thought leaders showcase music, film and interactive media at this international event. Around every corner, there are unique events to attend. You won’t want to miss it! SXSW is perfect for influencers, music and film lovers, interactive media partners, and more! This 2-week nonstop festival has endless events to attend. The festival is all around the city of Austin. Pop-ups galore! Pricing varies, so make sure to check out the website, sxsw.com for more info.

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  • Austin City Limits Music Festival

    One of the largest celebrations of music in Texas, the six-day festival includes 140+ musical acts over the two weekends. The ACL experience includes music, local food, art, and other activities! This festival is perfect for music fest lovers. People travel from all over the country to enjoy this event and our incredible city, Austin Texas! Austin City Limits Music Festival is located in Zilker Park! This open space includes beautiful skyline views and natural beauty. Tickets aren’t on sale yet, but you can sign up for their email list to be the first to know about all things ACL Fest!

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  • Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival

    Pecan Street Festival is one of the largest, and longest running arts and music festivals in the nation! The festival is held twice yearly in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District. This event is perfect for art lovers of all kinds! The festival attracts hundreds of local and national artisans offering handcrafted creations. This is a free 2-day festival located at the 7 blocks of East 6th street, previously known as Pecan Street. This year, the spring fest is May 4th and 5th, and the fall fest is on September 21st and 22nd.

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Austin Texas is home to numerous festivals and events throughout the year! The mix of musicians, techies, film pros, athletes and foodies make for unique niche events all year round. We hope the list of our top 5 events and festivals gives you some insight into what fun we have each year. We hope to see you there!

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