Festivals in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas festivals are always a huge draw for people who live here and visitors alike. Austin festivals always provide the best in food and music!

Austin Derby Fest

Austin Derby Fest

By Kristy Owen | Festivals, Outside, Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

Austin is celebrating the most exciting two minutes in sports like never before by hosting the inaugural Austin Derby Fest.  The streets are going to be blocked of for a one of a kind Kentucky Derby Block Party. They’ll have Ray Wylie Hubbard, Deer Tick, The Dirty River Boys, and Whiskey Shivers for entertainment throughout

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest Lineup Revealed

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest Lineup Revealed

By Jason Neff | Festivals, Things To Do In Austin

The Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival announced its full showcase schedule today. With 100 comics performing across 10 venues, this year promises to be another landmark year for one of our favorite festivals. The lineup includes National Headliners such as Fred Armisen, Hannibal Buress and Demetri Martin, as well as Austin comics Matt Bearden, Matt

SXSW Free Show Survival Guide

SXSW Free Show Survival Guide

By Kristy Owen | Festivals, Free things to do in Austin, Live Music, Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

We’re just going to come out and say it: The greatest thing about SXSW for Austin locals is all the free stuff you can see, drink, eat, and enjoy. You can hate on traffic. You can hate on tourists. You can hate on hipsters all you want. But what you can’t deny is that we’ve

10 Essential Austin Festivals for 2014

10 Essential Austin Festivals for 2014

By Kristy Owen | Festivals, Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

March marks the beginning of festival season here in Austin, TX. With the kick-off of SXSW, there is an endless onslaught of music, art, film, book, and even wiener dog festivals that take over Austin and surrounding towns throughout the rest of the year. If you’re looking for a complete list of every festival that

317.13 Austin Fan Fest

317.13 Austin Fan Fest

By Kristy Owen | F1 Weekend Events & Parties, Family Friendly, Festivals, Free things to do in Austin, Live Music, Outside, Things To Do In Austin

Round two of Formula One weekend is officially upon us! Even if you don’t have plans to go out the racetrack, there’s still plenty of FREE fun right downtown. True to our ‘Live Music Capital Of the World’ title, the Fan Fest is has a solid schedule of bands including Andy Grammer, Berlin, Los Lonely

317.13 Austin Fan Fest

317.13 Austin Fan Fest

By Kristy Owen | F1 Weekend Events & Parties, Festivals, Free things to do in Austin, Live Music, Outside

Round two of Formula One weekend is officially upon us! Even if you don’t have plans to go out the racetrack, there’s still plenty of FREE fun right downtown. True to our ‘Live Music Capital Of the World’ title, the Fan Fest is has a solid schedule of bands including Andy Grammer, Berlin, Los Lonely

311.13 Fun Fun Fun Fest

311.13 Fun Fun Fun Fest

By Kristy Owen | Festivals, Live Music, Things To Do In Austin

Okay, you’ve procrastinated long enough. It’s Friday; you’ve worked hard this week and the weather is perfect for fest-ing. My advice: Do it. Take a half day, buy a ticket, and get down to Auditorium Shores.   This is one of my favorite festivals of the year because it’s so much more than just a

Three Reasons We Love Fun Fun Fun Fest

Three Reasons We Love Fun Fun Fun Fest

By Jason Neff | Festivals, Live Music, Things To Do In Austin

With ACL now in the rainy rearview, it’s high time we started talking about this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest. This is the eighth go around for FFF, and it seems to continue to better with age. Headliners this year include Slayer, Snoop Dogg (Lion?), MGMT, and M.I.A. They also recently announced the addition of

292.13 81st Annual Mediterranean Festival

292.13 81st Annual Mediterranean Festival

By Kristy Owen | Festivals, Things To Do In Austin

It’s not that often that we get to celebrate Austin’s international flavor, and this festival is a fun and delicious way to do just that. This long-running event has been named one of Central Texas’ Top 10 Food Festivals by the Austin Chronicle. There will be dancing, cocktails and food from all over the Mediterranean,

ACL 2013 Survival Guide

ACL 2013 Survival Guide

By Jason Neff | Festivals, Live Music, Outside, Things To Do In Austin

What to bring: Cash Sunglasses Koozie Sunscreen (lotion only, spray will be confiscated) Hand sanitizer Empty plastic or aluminum water bottle (they have a free filling stations inside) Blanket or collapsable chair if you’re okay with hauling it around; I never have. TP- by Sunday, it’s almost impossible to find, so ladies bring your own.

273.13 Pecan Street Festival

273.13 Pecan Street Festival

By Kristy Owen | Dog Friendly, Family Friendly, Festivals, Free things to do in Austin, Things To Do In Austin

One of Austin’s oldest and longest running festivals is back! In my head, Pecan Street Festival is the official start of fall, hopefully cooler days are soon to come. Fall in Austin is my favorite time of year. If you’ve never been, it’s a gigantic street fair with music, art, kids activities, jewelry, giant turkey

272.12 19th Annual Hairy Man Festival

272.12 19th Annual Hairy Man Festival

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Festivals, Outside, Things To Do In Austin

There are so many things going on this weekend. It’s a fun weekend to be an Austinite. Check out the calendar for a list of things happening today, but a uniquely Austin option is the Hairy Man Festival. This is the 19th Annual Hairy Man Festival. The name says it all. There will be hairy

ACL Festival 2013: Five Artists/Bands You Might Not Be Familiar With

ACL Festival 2013: Five Artists/Bands You Might Not Be Familiar With

By Jason Neff | Festivals, Live Music, Outside, Things To Do In Austin

One of my favorite aspects of ACL, and music festivals in general, is discovering new music from some of the bands that are listed a little further down the page on the lineup. Here are five artists who if you haven’t seen before, you should definitely catch at this year’s fest. 1. Autre Ne Veut

259.13 Diez y Seis Celebration

259.13 Diez y Seis Celebration

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Festivals, Outside, Things To Do In Austin

The City of Austin is busy helping Mexico celebrate their independence from Spain!  Celebrating Independence Day, whether it is ours or someone else’s, is always a good time! The day will be full of fun, with tons of live music, food, and all the makings of a good old fashioned celebration! Happy Independence Day Mexico!

ACL Playlist and Preview- Bear Mountain

ACL Playlist and Preview- Bear Mountain

By Jason Neff | Festivals, Live Music, Outside, Things To Do In Austin

You asked for a playlist featuring artists that will be performing at this year’s ACL Music Festival, and we listened. My good friend Austin Rubel was kind enough to put a playlist together for us (and you) on his music blog, Soundpan.net. It features some bands you’ve most likely heard of, and hopefully, some that you haven’t.