There is nothing better than for spring to finally come around the corner and push winter away. It has been a cold winter this year, and we simply cannot wait for the spring season. Austin is the perfect vacation destination for your spring vacation, as many events take place all season long. Our vacation rentals will be within a short distance of all the action. Here are some of our favorite spring events in Austin, Texas:
South by Southwest
Each year around this time a variety of music festivals across the country begin to announce their lineups for the upcoming event. Some call this “festival season” and is a special time for music lovers everywhere. If you have visited Austin before, you know that live music is an important staple for those in town. Most bars offer live music and the city itself hosts a variety of music events each year. Once of the biggest events to take place in Austin year after year is South by Southwest, or SXSW as it is more commonly referred to. SXSW is one of the biggest festivals in the world and offers more than just music. This giant event is a combination of music, film, and technology innovation.
This year SXSW will take place March 10th through the 19th for 10 full days of incredible activities. This year’s lineup includes the always popular music festival portion along with the film and TV festival. The music festival brings in world class acts for a variety of performances with many taking place at the various live music venues in the city. The film and TV festival brings in A-list stars to Austin to promote upcoming movies and TV shows. You may even be able to catch a special screening with the stars in it too! SXSW also includes a comedy festival featuring some of the biggest stand-up comedy acts along with several keynote speakers. Head around Downtown Austin to find exhibitions set up with state-of-the-art technology. SXSW is a unique festival in that you can purchase a festival pass that is perfect for you. Some passes can get you into the live music only if that is what you want or just into the film portion. Passes slowly increase in price leading up to the event so make sure to purchase yours today!
ABC Kite Fest
Another popular event that takes place in Austin year after year is the popular ABC Kite Fest, the country’s oldest kite festival. Hundreds of different kites will be showcases in this truly special event at Zilker Park. This year will include a community kite contest and various children’s activities. This year’s ABC Kite Fest will take place on April 1st from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Zilker Park.
Austin Urban Cultural Fest
If SXSW is too big of an event for you and you are looking for R&B and hip hop music, look no further than the Austin Urban Cultural Fest. This popular event will be taking place at Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake where 15,000 music lovers will hit the scene. This is the only Austin event to focus exclusively on R&B, hip hop, and neo-soul for an event like no other. Additional activities at the event also include a live showcase with other cultural makers such as award-winning chefs, dancers, and content creators. The Austin Urban Cultural Fest will take place this year on April 1st.
Austin is not just a champion for live music but also all of the arts. The Fusebox Festival is an incredible event that combines all live art into a single festival. The Fusebox Festival combines music with live theater, dance, literature, culinary arts, film, and much more. International artists from all over the world will descend onto Austin to showcase their incredible discipline with live performances and workshops. The event takes place over various different venues from all across the city. This year’s Fusebox Festival will take place April 12th through April 16th.
MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix
It is time to rev up your engine for this year’s MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix. This is the premier motorcycle racing for the world at Austin’s event is the only North American stop for the year. Come see professional motorcycle racers hit the track and unbelievable speeds. This year’s MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix will take place at Circuit of the Americas from April 14th through April 16th.
Book Today and Enjoy These Events in Austin, Texas
There is no better city for live events than Austin, so make sure to visit the city during our busy spring season. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable all stay long and provide you with incredible amenities, one of them being a prime location – close to your favorite events in Austin, Texas. Find your rental today.