The Zilker Tree, another holiday favorite, stands 155 feet tall in the middle of Zilker Park and boasts 39 multi-colored streamers, 3,309 lights and bulbs, and a very bright star with 150 lights on the top. There will also be delicious country-style food, live entertainment and music, and tours of the historic community. For more information on the Texas Book Festival, visit texasbookfestival. There will be a carnival, shopping, food and a variety of shows and special attractions. Held every year on the weekend after Memorial Day, hundreds of bikers gather at the Travis County Expo Center and ride along the hilly roads of Austin for an entire weekend.
How about South by Southwest or the Austin City Limits Music Festival? Brasileiro-style samba, costumes, and wild abandon can all be seen in the heart of Texas. Plus, campers get to participate in panel discussions with inspiring guest speakers that are major Hollywood writers, producers, and directors! It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. Head to the Dragon Boat Festival. For more information on the Texas Book Festival, please visit. Who knows what might happen? Maureen Goo — The Way You Make Me Feel Julie Kagawa — Shadow of the Fox Brendan Kiely — Tradition Jarret Kroscozka — Hey, Kiddo Mackenzi Lee — The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy Claire Legrand — Furyborn Guadlupe Garcia McCall — All the Stars Denied Sandhya Menon — From Twinkle, With Love Ransom Riggs — A Map of Days Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children 4 Erika L. If you do, you're in luck! Also enjoy live music and special contests at this festival for a good cause! Want a running event in Austin? So come out and watch your favorite drag queens perform, meet your favorite drag queens, shop for merch, eat amazing food and more! Make sure to wear your wristband while entering gated areas of the festival.
This pass will get you into any of our venues across Austin! Fashion X Austin is the largest week of fashion events in Texas and the 4th largest fashion week in the United States! Explore the wonders of the ancient times with a fossil scavenger hunt, and even make your own fossils! Bob Shea — Crash, Splash, or Moo! Enjoy tons of live music on the beach throughout the entire weekend, amateur jet-ski races by day, and plenty of other free activities for both kids and adults. For a more extensive list of daily happenings, see the searchable. Sample hundreds of hot sauces, dine on local foods and enjoy live music. Dress up in your quirkiest costume, release your ninja skills at the obstacle course stop and cool down at the foam party fun stop. This run opens up the spring season in Austin! There will also be live music acts, a movie in the park, savory food options and adult beverages! Their contributions not only enhance our annual event but ensure Austin Film Festival can continue to administer its various educational initiatives throughout the year.
Entrance to the event is free to the public. There is a variety of St. The top-ranked athletes in each rodeo event compete in Rodeo Austin for the title of Champion! Then we teach them how to turn those stories into their very own movies with the help of a supportive crew of peers. Soar into spring and join thousands of Austinites for a day filled with kite making, flying and gazing! The week emerges independent designers with hopes of being connected to boutique buyers and consumers through runway shows and pop up shops. Ormsbee — The House in Poplar Wood Mary Pope Osborne — Hurricane Heroes in Texas Magic Tree House Celia C. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. This event is a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations in the Austin area.
On the Friday of that weekend, the City of Austin closes off parts of Congress Ave. There will be plenty of activities to participate in such as face painting, henna, and temporary tattoos. Want to work with us? A family-friendly event, the garden festival offers something for everyone! Each artist will be displaying their greatest talents for your education and entertainment. Among many other events in Harbor Beach throughout the summer months, the Maritime Festival is by far the largest. On August 29 at a private event, the festival unveiled all 280 authors scheduled to appear this year. Finding Euphoria is a place to reconnect, experience great music and meet up at The Ranch. Local acts like Golden Dawn Arkestra, Emily Wolfe, Moving Panoramas, Ringo Deathstarr and more have taken over stages in past years to celebrate summer in the Live Music Capital of the World®.
There will be a carnival, cook-off competitions and arts and crafts vendors, and more! It is the only track built purposely for Formula One Racing in the country and puts Austin on the map as a World-Class Motorsports destination! The Blanco Lavender Festival is a major fundraiser for the year for the Blanco Chamber of Commerce. The Sugar Festival is a four-day festival jam packed with activities for kids and adults. Their goal is to put on a festival built that creates a space for the unexpected, for disruption, for discovery, and for experimentation. Held at Auditorium Shores, this events provides families with a fun, non-alcoholic celebration. The Festival Weekend is free and open to the public! Of course, no Austin festival would be complete without food! There are great film festivals in Austin, too.
The program offers kids opportunities to share their creative work with peers, the public, and professional filmmakers and screenwriters. The performances, the parties, the meals, and the discussions leverage and celebrate the potential of the live situation! Afternoon and full-day classes available for age groups 13-18. Their vision is to create an opportunity to reconnect with the values and vibes that made the festival all possible, to begin with. This festival offers something for everyone to participate in! Natalie Boyce Pope — Magic Treehouse Fact Tracker: Texas Arree Chung — Mixed: A Colorful Story Samantha Clark — The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast Sharon M. Celeste Ng, Michael Beschloss, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Jacqueline Woodson will join New York Times Magazine editor and former Texas Monthly editor Jake Silverstein in a conversation at the gala on October 26 at the Four Seasons Austin. Tax-Free Weekend happens right before school starts in order for students or parents to purchase clothing, shoes and other items without paying sales tax. This is their 7th year bringing the food and wine festival into Texas, and they promise to give you a gourmet celebration unlike any other! The self-guided tour takes place over two weekends in November and leads visitors through home and commercial studios, galleries, special exhibitions, installations and art-themed parties! Purchase your Film Pass while you still can! This year's route, along with a full schedule of weekend events, will be released closer to the festival.
With costumes, music and samba, this is a fun and exciting experience. This competition connects audiences with incredible new stories, as well as connects writers with a medium that offers an incredible access to audiences and limitless opportunities to launch new stories. All while engaging in these activities, you can listen to live music! Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story. O Kwan, Miriam Parker, Susan Orlean, John Scalzi, and Jose Antonio Vargas. Draper — Blended Erin Entrada Kelly — You Go First Carolyn D. Starting at sunset, participants begin walking, jogging or running to end up at a moonlight festival where everyone can enjoy Tex-Mex food and music! The festival showcases contemporary films and videos from Latin America North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean and the Iberian Peninsula! National headliners such as Jo Koy, Tig Notaro, Mike Birbiglia, Tiffany Haddish, Mike Birbiglia, David Cross, and Weird Al will be there, up-and-comers and local Austin-based comedians ensure that there are options for every type of comedy fan; die-hards to those just looking for a fun night! The festival has premiered major horror flicks like Zombieland, There Will Be Blood, and Apocalypto.