Tonight is the night! If you don’t have plans for NYE and you aren’t in the mood for total debauchery, the city’s giant celebration at Auditorium Shores is a great bet. Bring in the New Year with a free, fun, and family friendly celebration.
Austin’s New Year will have have three stages, 15 local and regional bands, food trucks, kid’s activities, and multiple art installations.
Check out the full music schedule here.
Capping off the festive evening, the traditional fireworks finale will start at 10 p.m.!
When: Today, December 31st
Time: 3:00-10:30 p.m.
900 W Riverside Dr,
Austin, TX 78704
Yes , you can still enjoy the madness of SXSW without the luxury of a wristband/badge. The free shows are at Auditorium Shores are on of the best things for those that do not have credentials.
Free music plus the city as a backdrop are a sure good time.
As one that has experienced the free shows before here are some pointers:
- Parking is NOT easy. Take a cab, ride a bike, get dropped off, walk. If you are there early you may be able to park at Palmer Event Center (yet you have to pay to park).
- Be prepared for a crowd but it is a great time!
- If you don’t have a specific show in mind that you want to see late afternoon/early evening is a great time to head out because watching the sky turn from day to night with Austin as a backdrop is pretty incredible.
- Also, feel fee to tag me on instagram @365thingsaustin so I can see your pictures!
The Shins. Courtesy of Jordan Naylor.
Here is the line-up for the next few days.
Thursday March 14:
Friday, March 15 (Gates open at 3:30pm):
Saturday, March 16:
800 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704