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Upcoming things to do in Austin!

5th Annual Austin Oyster Festival
Saturday, February 25, 2017
French Legation Museum 802 San Marcos St, Austin, TX

This is one tasty festival you don’t want to miss! Now in its fifth year, the Oyster Festival is an annual hit among locals and visitors alike. Not sure which kind of oyster you prefer? Try ‘em all while enjoying a little live cajun and “newgrass” music on the lawn! Details.
Carnaval Brasileiro
February 25, 2017
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian carnaval celebrations outside Brazil – samba, costumes and wild abandon – Brasileiro style in the heart of Texas! Details.
Illuminations Night Time Half Austin
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Austin, TX

Run exquisite illuminated golf cart paths in the evening while basking in the glow of a run like no other. This is only topped off by amazing race swag and a festive post race party surrounded by a world class resort setting aglow. Details.
Zilker Park Kite Festival
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Zilker Park Austin, TX

The nation's oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites in the air and is free to attend for people of all ages; complete with kite flying contests, food, games and more. Details.
SXSW
March 10 - 17, 2017
Austin Convention Center and more than 50 venues

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery. Details.
Rodeo Austin
March 11 - 25, 2017
Travis County Exposition Center 7311 Decker Ln, Austin, TX

Staying true to the official sport of Texas, Austin hosts one of America's top 10 ProRodeos every March. The top ranked athletes in each event compete in Rodeo Austin for the title of Champion. In an action-packed two hours, fans enjoy extreme competition, bull fighting entertainment and the fan-favorite Mutton Bustin'. Details.
St. Patrick's Day Austin
Friday, March 17, 2017
Downtown Austin, TX

The event features two stages of local and international Celtic music stars as well as performances by bagpipe bands, cloggers and Irish dancers. The festival also offers mouth-watering authentic Irish cuisine and delicious Irish taps including everyone’s favorite Irish stout, Guinness. Details.
Austin Auto Show
March 24 - 26, 2017
Austin Convention Center 500 East Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX

On display will be some of this year’s most anticipated car models, full of cutting edge technology and style. This is the perfect opportunity to compare brands and models for virtually all manufacturers under one roof in the perfect setting. Whether you are a car enthusiast, first time car buyer or simply just looking for something to do with the family over the weekend, there is definitely something for everyone at the show. Details.
Art City Austin
March 31 - April 2, 2017
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

Hosted by Art Alliance Austin, Austin's iconic annual art fair will sport more than 100 exhibiting artists this year. Art City Austin is unique in its pairing of an art fair featuring 25 contemporary art galleries with an art festival featuring 125 self-represented artists from across the country. Details.
The 15th Annual Lonestar Round Up
April 7 & 8, 2017
Travis County Expo Center

A huge outdoor car show and live music festival with tons of vintage hot rods and custom cars driven here from all over the country, and bringing visitors from all over the world. Details.
Fusebox Festival
April 12 - 16, 2017
Various Locations Austin, TX

The festival takes place over 5 days in venues and locations all over the city. Hundreds of local, national and international artists across all disciplines converge for one of the most unique cultural events in the country. Details.
Austin Fashion Week
April 12 - 20, 2017
Locations around Austin, TX

Fashion Week showcases the work of fashion designers, photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists and models from around the state of Texas with over a hundred including runway shows, designer meet-and-greets, themed parties and benefits for Austin non-profits. Details.
Old Settler's Music Festival
April 20 - 23, 2017
Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion & Camp Ben McCulloch 18300 FM Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX

Old Settler's Music Festivalis Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy winning Americana, arts & crafts, camping, food & libations. Acoustic jazz & blues, bluegrass, old-time local faves & award-winning artists from around the world. Details.
Capitol 10K
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Congress Avenue to Auditorium Shores Austin, TX

Texas' largest 10K race and one of the nation's top runs draws some 18,000 serious and not-so-serious runners. Details.
Eeyores Birthday Party
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Pease Park Austin, TX

The Birthday Party is a fund-raiser to benefit non-profit groups in Austin. Lots of groups will be selling hot and cold food (including vegetarian), soft drinks, juices, spring water, and Texas beer at the event. Look for commemorative Eeyore Birthday Party T-shirts. Details.
BP MS 150
April 29 - 30, 2017
State Capital, Austin, TX

The ride is the largest event of its kind in North America, with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers, and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin. Details.
Shiner Gasp
Saturday, May 6, 2017 7:00 a.m.
Met Center 7551 Metro Center Dr. Austin, TX

The Shiner GASP is one of the state's longest running bike rides and different than any other bike ride: riders start in Austin and ride to the historic Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas for an afternoon of great food and beer. The Shiner GASP originated in the 1970s as an informal cycling pilgrimage from Austin to the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas for fans of Shiner beer. Details.
Old Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival
May 6 - 7, 2017
East Sixth St Austin, TX

A free, family event, the Pecan Street Festival is the oldest and largest art festival in Central Texas. Musicians, food vendors, artists and crafts people turn Sixth Street - historically called Pecan Street - into a lively street fair where there is something for people of all ages. Details.
Kerrville Folk Festival
May 25 - June 11, 2017
Quiet Valley Ranch 3876 Medina Hwy, Kerrville, TX

The Kerrville Music Festivals are family oriented events which are held each year on the Quiet Valley Ranch, just 9 miles south of the resort town of Kerrville in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Details.
Life Time Tri CapTex
Monday, May 29, 2017
Lady Bird Lake, Downtown Austin, TX

The Life Time triathlon attracts all levels of athletes from top ranked professionals to first-time triathletes. The event includes the USA Paratriathlon National Championship, sprint and international distances, First Tri distance and sprint and international distance relays Details.

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