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.
As you get ready to head out on your upcoming vacation getaway to Austin you may start to realize that costs can really add up. This is not just for Austin but any vacation destination as you pay for lodging, food, activities, and more. Austin also has plenty of exciting events around the city that will make your trip memorable as ever. Luckily many of these events are low-cost and will help you with your overall travel costs. Take a look at some of our favorite family-friendly events in Austin that will go easy on your wallet:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center & The Field of Light
Austinites can always look forward to a day spent at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, which is also known as the Texas Botanical Gardens, has been open for 40 years! And this year is special because they have opened the highly-acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro’s The Field of Light display which debuted on September 9th of 2022! The Field of Light illuminates 16 acres with 28,000 solar-powered, fiber-optic light pods. This display is meant to showcase the intersection of art, nature, and technology. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is open every day from 9 AM to 5 PM but the Field of Light display will be illuminated every day from 5 PM to 11 PM. So clear your evening for a night of music and lights.
Fall Pecan Street Festival
You probably would not have guessed that one of the largest and longest-running street festivals is right here in Austin and is named after one of our favorite nuts. That is where the Fall Pecan Street Festival comes in every September for a variety of arts and crafts, local vendors, and much more. The Pecan Street Festival technically takes place twice a year, on the first Saturday and Sunday of May and also on the last Saturday and Sunday in September. The Fall Festival is just around the corner with all of its exciting activities. Visitors will be able to explore all of the handcrafted creations that come from various mediums such as wood, metal, glass, leather, and stone. While you are browsing around you can enjoy all of the local Austin musical acts with some renowned veterans across three stages. The Pecan Street Festival takes place along Sixth Street in Downtown Austin between Interstate 35 and Brazos Street. Entry is always free!
Austin Oktoberfest 2022
After the previous 2021 session was canceled the Austin Oktoberfest is back on for 2022. This all-ages event lets you enjoy all things German with delicious food and drinks. Oktoberfest is a famous German celebration that has been going on since 1812. The German Texas Heritage Society brings about the celebration every year for authentic German brews and food along with exciting games. Guests will be able to enjoy delicious food such as brats along with German beers. This event will take place at the German Free School, a historical building found in downtown Austin. A variety of kids’ activities will also be on hand so the whole family has fun. Austin Oktoberfest 2022 will take place on October 8th from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at The German Free School.
Boo at the Zoo
One of Austin’s most looked-forward-to events is returning with Boo at the Zoo. The Austin Zoo hosts this spooky and exciting family event every Friday and Saturday night in October. Enjoy train rides, a haunted house perfect for all ages, and live musical entertainment. Boo at the Zoo is included in every regular zoo entry making it a wallet-friendly event.
Austin Trail of Lights
Whenever you visit Austin during the holiday season you will find plenty of events taking place. One of them is the Austin Trail of Lights, a jubilant display of holiday lights. This extravagant event has been named one of the top 10 Public Displays of Holiday Lights by USA Today. This event takes place at Zilker Park where you will find over 2 million holiday lights hung up along with 90 light holiday trees plush additional holiday displays and light tunnels. This event is always free and lets you see some of the best holiday lights displays in the country. Don’t miss out on the 58th Annual Austin Trails of Lights taking place Tuesday through Sunday each week from December 8th through the 23rd. You can visit the park for the light show between the hours of 5:45 PM to 10:45 PM.
Events in Austin are Waiting
As you can see there are plenty of exciting family-friendly events in Austin that won’t break the bank. Make sure to book your stay and get ready for the best time in Austin. Contact us today! See our exclusive list of Lake Travis cabin rentals here.