Top 15 Events and Festivals in Austin Texas USA
Here Top Events USA highlights the top 15 Austin Texas USA events, festivals and fairs.
The most popular events and festivals taking place in Austin, Texas include the BatFest and Night of the Bat on the
Congress Avenue Bridge of Austin, Texas, and the
Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade
See below for a complete list of the main Austin Texas US events
Sherwood Forest Faire
early February to early March
This perfect event for the whole family, one the top 15 events and festivals in the Austin Texas USA according to TopEventsUSA.com, features a wide selection of activities to celebrate the Renaissance era, from all you can eat, all you can drink feasts as they may have been presented in those Renaissance years to kid-friendly shows and a faerie tea party, from a regular parade, over 40 stage acts to hundreds of merchant shops, as well as fun rides and games for the whole family.
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Austin Marathon and Half Marathon
With more than 20,000 runners cheered on by thousands of spectators, the LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon and Half Marathon is one of the largest combined marathon and half marathons in the USA and has become one of the main Austin Texas US events. Along with the Dallas Marathon and the Houston Marathon, the Dallas Marathon is one of the three Marathons of Texas, held in the winter months from December through February.
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South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals
In 28 years, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences and Festivals in Austin have grown from a tiny music festival into one of the biggest conferences and festivals in the nation. Offering the latest and greatest in the music, film and interactive worlds, as well as performances by over 2,000 bands from across the globe, this event takes place at the Austin Convention Center, numerous venues and more than 100 stages throughout central Austin.
For more information about the South by Southwest Multimedia Conference visit: http://www.sxsw.com
Statesman Capitol 10,000
The largest 10K race in Texas and the fifth largest in the USA, the Statesman Capitol 10,000 race marks the start of Spring in Austin, Texas. Attracting over 24,000 serious athletes and even those wearing chicken suits or Elvis costumes, or carrying entire buildings on their shoulders, for more than 35 years the Statesman Capitol 10,000 draws whole families for a day of fun and festivities.
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last Saturday in April
Pease Park – Austin, Texas
Marking a birthday that has been celebrated for more than 50 years in Austin, Texas, Eeyore’s Birthday Party at Pease District Park is a “fun” fund raiser event in the name of the famous depressed donkey character in A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories. Now one of the main Austin Texas US events according to TopEventsUSA.com, Eeyore’s Birthday celebration is not just about just having fun – the aim of the day-long party is to collect money for non-profit groups in Austin. Activities for the day include live music, artists doing face painting and temporary tattoos, costume contests, and even Maypoles for the young or young at heart. Admission to the park is free.
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Showcasing some of Texas’ most talented and famous chefs and restauranteurs, the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival is presented by FOOD & WINE Magazine and is dedicated to promoting the treasures of the Central Texas food and wine community. The Austin FOOD & WINE Festival is open to all food and wine lovers but not those under the age of 21.
For more information about the Austin Food and Wine Festival visit: http://www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com
Pecan Street Festivals
early May and late September
East 6th Street – Austin, Texas
Major Texas events for over 35 years, the Pecan Street Festivals are free, bi-annual juried arts and crafts festivals held on 6th Street in Austin, Texas. These lively street fairs complete with musicians and food offerings of all sorts, showcases the talents of artisans from all over the USA and features everything from all manner of arts and craftwork including paintings, sculpture, jewelry and woodwork, as well as fun items from games to candles and cowboy hats.
For more information about the Spring and Fall Pecan Street Festivals visit: http://www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com
Renegade Craft Fair
Palmer Events Center – Austin,Texas
A large-scale marketplace event that grows every year, the Renegade Craft Fair (RCF) showcases and highlights the work of hundreds of today’s most talented indie-craft artists from the Lone Star State and beyond featuring their hand-crafted treasures and original artwork. For those interested in taking part in indie crafts, the Renegade Craft Fair also features hands-on workshops with talented crafters and artists.
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KNBT Americana Music Jam
Gruene Hall – Austin, Texas
A popular Austin event for over sixteen years, and benefiting a different local charity each year, the annual KNBT Americana Music Jam celebrates Americana music and features exceptional artists of the genre such as Charlie Robison, Reckless Kelly and James McMurtry.
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end June to beginning July
A popular event for more than 60 years, the popular Firecracker Open is one of the oldest, traditional amateur golf tournaments in the USA. Taking place at the Lions Municipal Golf Course, one of the city's most popular courses, the Firecracker Open attracts golfers from all Texas and the USA.
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BatFest and Night of the Bat
Congress Avenue Bridge – Austin, Texas
One of the most unusual events in the USA, and now one the top 15 events and festivals in the Austin Texas USA according to TopEventsUSA.com, the annual Austin Bat Fest and Night of The Bat features more than 2-million Mexican free tail bats emerging from under the bridge at between 7 and 8 pm for their nightly flight that can last at least half and hour. The event also includes 2 stages of live music, and more than 80 different arts & crafts displays, food, drinks, children's activities, a “bat” costume contest, and “bat” activities.
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Harvey Penick Invitational
Held at the Austin Country Club, the Harvey Penick Invitational golf tournament is a 54-hole individual stroke play event with two divisions, one for Mid-Amateurs aged 25 and over and one for Senior Amateurs aged 55 and over. The Pete Dye-designed Austin Country Club, opened in 1984, is recognized as one of the finest golf courses in Texas.
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Formula One World Championship
Featuring a 3.4-mile circuit track with capacity for 120,000 fans, Circuit of the Americas joins Pirelli to produce the new Formula One World Championship US Grand Prix to take place at Circuit of the Americas (COTA), the nation’s first Grand Prix-purposed track and event complex, located southeast of Austin. This prestigious racing venue is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the USA.
For more information about the Formula One World Championship visit: circuitoftheamericas.com
Zilker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Zilker Park – Austin, Texas
A family favorite each year, the Zilker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony features the popular 120 foot wide Zilker tree standing more than 150 feet tall and decorated with over 3,300 Christmas lights and a giant star that is over ten feet wide. Fun includes eating too much candy and kettle corn, and singing carols.
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updated Top 20 Events USA pages do not include every single event on offer in each state or city in America – only those recognized as one of the top 20 in each location, elected by residents, tourists and visitors, the team of travel writers working for Top Events USA, and some officials of the relevant states and cities of the USA too.