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Upcoming things to do in Austin!

Ballet Austin's "The Nutcracker"
December 3 - 23, 2016
Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX

The holiday season officially begins with the return of Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker, now celebrating its 54th year as the longest-running production of its kind in the State of Texas. Stephen Mills’, Ballet Austin's Sarah and Ernest Butler Family Fund Artistic Director, seasonal classic, based on a version of the 200-year-old story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, is a family favorite. It features enchanting sets and costumes, animated choreography, and a cast of hundreds Details.
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
December 13 - 23, 2016
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

Find an exciting variety of upscale art, handmade gifts, heirloom pieces and stocking stuffers for everyone on your list from over 160 carefully curated artists. This is the place to find gifts from the heart, build an art collection year by year, personally meet the artists and commission custom pieces. Details.
Broadway by Request ™
December 29 - 30, 2016
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

Select from various duets, male and female solos, and many others. It’s an exciting way for you to have a voice in what you’d like to hear! Details.
W Austin New Year’s Eve
Saturday, December 31, 2016 9:00 p.m.
W Hotel Austin 200 Lavaca St Austin, TX

Spread awareness of new up-and-coming nonprofit organizations at this charity event. 50% of the net profits will be donated to selected beneficiaries. Celebrate the joy of giving with us!! Details.
Austin's New Year
Saturday, December 31, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Auditorium Shores 900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX

This alcohol-free, family-friendly event celebrates the diversity and creativity of the city with visual art installations, jugglers, storytellers, fire dancers and other festive performances. Details.
Free Week
January 1 - 8, 2017
Around Austin, TX

The first week of January might be the best time for a music fan to visit us! Why? Hundreds of Austin bands participate in this annual event that encompasses multiple venues all over Austin. Details.
Austin Boat Show
January 19 - 22, 2017
Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX

There’s something for everyone! In addition to great deals on boats and marine gear, a day at the show promises plenty of family friendly entertainment. There’s a Kids’ Zone featuring fun activities for young mariners. If you’re interested in improving or enhancing your boating skills, the boater education program offers a terrific line-up of free boating, fishing and sailing seminars every day of the show. 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.
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.
Houston Super Bowl
All year events
Game Day, Sunday, February 5, 2017
Give Texans the opportunity to put on a big show and they will never disappoint. Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 5, 2017 and come early for Houston celebrations, parties, attractions and concerts!! Check back often!! 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.
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 Food and Wine Festival - Austin, TX - April 27-29, 2012

Austin Rodeo delivers superior entertainment to fans year-round, while boasting an economic impact that exceeds $68 million annually.

Austin Dell Children's Museum

Vacation Cake - We Save Room for You

The Official Site of the University of Texas Longhorns

2017 Shell Houston Open-USCityBest-Redstone Golf Club Tournament Course-A Cause for Children!

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