St. Edward's University Uganda Holiday Craft Sale
3001 South Congress, Ragsdale Center • Austin, TX 78704
A variety of hand-made crafts including baskets, wood carvings, art work, jewelry and various other items made by Ugandan women will be for sale. Proceeds provide funding for the necessities of life for the Ugandan people. Sponsored by the School of Humanities and the School of Social and Behavioral Science. more...
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
208 Nueces Street • Austin, TX 78701
Located at Austin Music Hall Downtown
From 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar features live music, 85 personalized booths offering unique fine art and gift items, including paintings, jewelry, books, photography, blown-glass and sculptures, a full bar, and great food. Held in December. more...
Heart O' Texas Orchid Society's Annual Show & Sale
2220 Barton Springs Road • Austin, TX 78746
Zilker Botanical Gardens Center
Show and plant sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out all the beautiful orchids that will be on display. There will also be hundreds of blooming orchids for sale, as well as helpful information for growing these beautiful plants from vendors and society members. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Held in April. more...
International Gem & Jewelry Show
900 Barton Springs Road • Austin, TX 78704
Lester E. Palmer Events Center
Founded in 1967, in the Washington, D.C. area by Herbert A. Duke Sr., the renowned International Gem & Jewelry Show features exhibitors selling the highest quality loose gems, gold, silver, estate jewelry, beads, accessories and much more all at the best possible prices. This International Gem & Jewelry Show in Austin is open from April 12th-14th, 2013. Visit the website for information about classes or demonstrations that may be offered at the show. more...
501 West 3rd Street • Austin, TX 78705
Ballet Austin presents both classical and contemporary works during its fall to spring season (September to May), with the goal of providing innovative performances and educational programs that enrich the cultural life of those in the Austin area. more...
1101 Red River • Austin, TX 78701
Founded in 1911, and the oldest performing arts organization in Austin, the Austin Symphony Orchestra takes it as its mission to enhance the cultural life of both adults and young people through its concerts and programs. The Symphony is headquartered in Sympony Square, a rich complex of historic limestone buildings and an ampitheatre, and holds its performances in this square. The ASO offers classical, pops, family, casual classic and special attraction concerts; it also provides educational programs to the public. more...
South By Southwest Music and Media Conference
Box 4999 • Austin, TX 78765
Various locations, mostly downtown
Musicians and music-industry types from all over the world flock to Austin for one of the country's most important music-industry conferences, the now legendary South By Southwest Music Festival. This conference showcases a great diversity of musical styles that represent an international scope. Held in March. more...
Long Center for the Performing Arts, The
701 West Riverside Drive • Austin, TX 78704
Located at the Corner of South 1st Street
A two-theater entertainment venue, the Long Center for the Performing Arts features the 2,400-seat Michael & Susan Dell Hall and the Debra and Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre. The flexible Debra and Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre serves regional artists and community arts groups and can be used for film screening and corporate meetings. International, national, and local talent can be seen on stage at the Long Center for the Performing Arts throughout the year. more...
Hyde Park Theater
511 West 43rd • Austin, TX 78751
The Hyde Park Theatre produces new and classic productions of alternative theatre. Along with the award-winning plays produced in this cozy and intimate ninety-seat theatre, the annual FronteraFest offers a five-week fringe festival that showcases over eight hundred local and national artists. more...
State Theatre Company
719 Congress Avenue • Austin, TX 78701
Formerly Live Oak Productions, the State Theatre Company has moved into its permanent residence, a renovated movie cinema, and now works to offer engaging productions that support and encourage local talent and original creations. The productions offered range from classics to new plays, from challenging drama to musicals. In addition to the productions staged by the theatre, the company also offers drama classes on the premises through the aegis of The State Theatre Company School of Acting. more...
Mary Moody Northen Theater
Located at the End of Theatre Pass • Austin, TX 78704
On the East Side of St. Edward’s University Campus
512-448-8484 (Box Office)
The center of the Theatre Arts degree program that is offered by this liberal arts university, the Mary Moody Northen Theatre hosts productions regularly that often feature well-known directors and acclaimed guest stars. more...
Paramount Theater for the Performing Arts
713 Congress Avenue • Austin, TX 78701
Built in 1915, this 1,300-seat classic vaudeville house is now the premier venue in Austin for the performing arts. The shows that are offered include drama, comedy, Broadway shows, concerts, children's theatre, dance and films. The architectural elegance of the theatre's interior makes each performance even more of a special event. more...
Austin Country Flea Market
9500 US 290 East • Austin, TX 78724
5 miles east of Interstate 35
512-928-2795 or 512-928-4711
This is the largest fleamarket in central Texas; it spans one hundred thirty acres and contains hundreds of covered booths, an open show stage, and display and entertainment areas. more...
Country Peddler Show, The
5508 Highway 290 West, Suite 208 • Austin, TX 78401
Browse through a great selection of arts and crafts by over 200 vendors at this arts and crafts show that features items such as folk art, garden art, jewelry, pottery, clothing, candles, and gourmet food. The show visits Corpus Christi in February, August, and November. more...
Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo
7311 Decker Lane • Austin, TX 78724
Formerly the Austin-Travis Country Livestock Show and Rodeo, this event is now known as the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, and features the famous rodeo itself, as well as well-known Country & Western performers each night of the event, livestock and agricultural exhibits, an auction carnival, a barbeque cook off, a children's barn, and much, much more. Held in March. more...
Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival
MLK and Congress Ave. in Front of the Texas State
It's all about the food and the music! This popular Louisiana themed event features the best in Louisiana cuisine prepared by concessionaires from Louisiana and Texas. Enjoy an extensive menu of Cajun seafood. The highlight of the show is 6000 pounds of jumbo crawfish and other bayou favorites. Enjoy dancers, juju mamas, and lots of beads and tokens. Music includes Cajun, Zydeco, Funk, Brass Bands, Blues, Rock, & Jazz . Belly dancers and late night burlesque shows will add to the excitement. ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE. Held in April. more...
Old Settlers Music Festival
Overton City Hall
The Overton Bluegrass Festival Committee would like to thank everyone who attended and all of our festival volunteers for making our 20th Annual Overton Bluegrass Music Festival a resounding success! We had a great crowd, the weather was beautiful, the music was the best ever, and the food was great as ususual. Held in June. more...
AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL & HEART OF FILM SCREENWRITERS
1604 Nueces • Austin, TX 78701
Celebrating film and screenwriting at the Austin Film Festival & Heart Screenwriting. Held in October. more...
Austin Duck Adventures
209 E. Sixth Street • Austin, TX 78701
The "Austin Duck" was originally a British Alvis Stalwart. The Stalwart was manufactured by the Alvis Company; it is a vehicle / vessel that is very similar to the DUKW built by General Motors for the United States Army. The vehicle can be driven in either four-wheel drive (the four rear wheels) or in six-wheel drive. Six wheel drive capabilities facilitates existing in the water. Maximum speed on land is 40 miles an hour and its speed in water is about 6 knots. more...
Texas Book Festival
610 Brazos, Suite 200 • Austin, TX 78701
The schedule for the Texas Book Festival is now online - from a party for Babar with his creator Laurent de Brunhoff to an in-depth panel about America's standing in the world, the Festival covers the gamut of new ideas and hot books published this year, all free and open to the public. Austin mayor Will Wynn will moderate a panel on Saturday, Nov. 1st about energy issues; the Paris Review hosts a special event with Richard Price at the Continental Club; Susan Orlean screens Adaptation at the Alamo Drafthouse - and that's just the beginning. Check it all out here. Held in October. more...
The Republic Of Texas Biker Rally
600 Congress Ave • Austin, TX 78701
Roadway Productions handles the promotional activities associated with the majority of events held in Austin each year. If you would like to become a vendor or sponsor one of the events in Austin, Texas then send us an email using our Contact page and we will get you the specific information you need right away. Held in June. more...
Cine Las Americas Film Festival
81 San Marcos • Austin, TX 78702
Cine Las Americas' main activities are divided in two: the exhibition and promotion of Latin and indigenous film and video, and the creation and administration of bilingual media arts education programs for minority youth in Austin. Held in April. more...
La Dolce Vita Food & Wine Festival
3809 W 35th St • Austin, TX 78703
Join us for a night lived like Bacchus-the Roman god of wine-as we experience this 19th annual food & wine festival on the grounds of Austin's beloved lakeside oasis: Laguna Gloria. Sample fare provided by over 50 of Austin's most prestigious chefs, and linger over fine wines provided by Twin Liquors. La Dolce Vita features wineries from the great state of Texas, live music, and an outdoor cigar/scotch lounge-the Bacchanalia Lounge. more...
Austin Museum Of Art At Laguna Gloria
3809 West 35th Street • Austin, TX 78703
West Of Mopac
As the Museum's original home, AMOA-Laguna Gloria is a monument to our long-standing commitment to the community-offering a unique experience of history, art, and nature. Visitors can tour the recently restored 1916 Italianate-style villa that was the home of Texas legend Clara Driscoll. more...
Old Pecan Street Fall Festival
East 6th Street
The Pecan Street Festival is a free, bi-annual juried art festival held on 6th Street in Austin, Texas. The festival has been an Austin tradition for more than 30 years. The show features artisans from all over the United States who display and sell homem. Held in May. more...
Austin Bat Fest
100 South Congress Ave • Austin, TX 78704
Batfest!, Will feature Arts, Crafts, Music, Food, Bat Watching, Children's Activities, and Educational Displays. Estimated attendance is around 40,000! With Scenic backdrop of Town Lake and downtown Austin. Come out and see between 1.5 and 2 million Mexican Free Tail Bats while shopping for creative items made in Austin. See over 30 bands on two stages. Held in August. more...
IJA Juggling Festival
P.O. Box 7307 • Austin, TX 78713
The 61st Annual IJA Juggling Festival will be held July 14-20, in Lexington, Kentucky, in the large, well-lit, climate-controlled juggling space of the Lexington Convention Center. Specially invited guests include:Performers from Ecole de Cirque de Quebec (Quebec Circus School)Niels DuinkerCasey Boehmer more...
Old Settler's Music Festival
P.O. Box 151947 • Austin, TX 78715
Old Settler's Music Festival is a nationally known music festival featuring the best in roots and Americana music. The festival is held in the gorgeous Texas hill country, at the height of the Bluebonnet and wildflower season. Old Settler's Music Festival offers great music and activities for the whole family. Held in April. more...
Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
1216 East 51st Street • Austin, TX 78723
The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival was founded in 1987 and became a 501c3 in 1995. The festival has grown tremendously in size and scope from a short four-day run of four films primarily focused on coming out and AIDS to a multimedia. Held in October. more...
HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow
11709 Boulder Lane, Suite 110 • Austin, TX 78726
HFTP is proud to offer complimentary press registration to HFTP's Annual Convention and Tradeshow. To qualify, an applicant must cover the industry on a regular basis by writing regular reports or publishing articles on the hospitality and technology industries. Held in October. more...
Austin Wine Festival
11003 Ranch Road 2222 C • Austin, TX 78730
Wineries from Lampasas to New Braunfels and Fredericksburg to Dripping Springs have bloomed from a pioneering few, into an internationally awarded and recognized wine region... The number 2 wine destination in the nation, second only to Napa! Together they have created the now 2nd annual Austin Wine Festival, the first of its kind in Texas. Held in April.
3rd Annual Austin Chocolate Festival
1300 S. Pleasant Valley #178 • Austin, TX 78741
Participating vendors will offer samples to festival guests and they can compete in up to 11 categories of the chocolate competition. Each vendor can enter as many categories as they wish and are automatically entered into the most popular sample and best booth contests. The public and industry professionals will judge the competitions and the winners are based on their votes. Plaques and ribbons will be given to the winners directly after the competition or delivered by mail. The Annual Austin Chocolate Festival is fun for the whole family. Held in October. more...
Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival
12731 Research Boulevard, Suite 112A • Austin, TX 78759
The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival "brings together innovative culinary artisans and wine producers who celebrate the rich traditions that influence Texas wine and food." The annual Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival will take place in April. more...
SXSW Film Conference and Festival USA
Box 4999 • Austin, TX 78765
South by Southwest (SXSW, Inc.) is a private company based in Austin, Texas, with a year-round staff of professionals dedicated to building and delivering conference and festival events for entertainment and related media industry professionals. Since 1987, SXSW has produced the internationally recognized Music and Media Conference & Festival. Held in March. more...
Austin Jugglefest 2006
1102 South Congress Avenue • Austin, TX 78704
Jugglefest is a three-day event full of workshops, games, demonstrations, and shows featuring juggling, unicycling, and related circus arts. Everyone is welcome to come on down to pick up the basics, learn some new tricks, meet some crazy people or just chill out and watch. Held in February. more...
Austin Pagan Pride Day
900 Guadalupe • Austin, TX 78735
Jo Beth Henderson is Bellafeather. Bellafeather's music is "progressive folk art rock" with influences in jazz, folk rock, classical, and the avant-garde. Two Feathers Ghostwood plays Native American flute and other instruments. Slyther plays high-energy rock n' roll, with a heaping side of strong melodies. He was frontman for Call the Circle, which has disbanded. Wyrdgrl is a rich tapestry of tales between myth and perception woven by singer-songwriter Dana Davis. The two guitar players from Linton Mancilla play acoustic rock. The Nematoads, a trippy, twangy, five-piece modern surf band from Austin, straddle the line between Â´60s retro cool and tall-in-the-saddle Tejas twang. Velvet Brick plays rock, classic rock, and metal. Held in September. more...
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
About Fantastic Fest Fantastic Fest is a week-long festival featuring the best in new science-fiction, fantasy, horror, animation, crime, Asian, and all around badass cinema. The event was created to offer exposure to genre films which are often overlooked by the traditional festival circuit. We strive to offer acquisition, media and exhibition opportunities for undistributed films as well as to spotlight upcoming genre theatrical releases and give audiences a chance to see 35mm prints of repertory classics. Fantastic Fest is held each year at one venue, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on South Lamar in Austin, Texas. The Alamo Drafthouse was named the best cinema in America by Entertainment Weekly, and features food and drink served to your seat without any disruption of the movie experience. During his Keynote Address at the International film Festival Summit in Las Vegas, Variety president and publisher Charlie Koones listed Fantastic Fest in a list of "10 Film Festivals we Love," which he described as "interesting and exciting" events, not listed in order of importance. In addition t more...
Austin Film Festival
604 Brazos Street • Austin, TX 78701
The Driskill Hotel or various other locations TBD
The film and television industries celebrate their art with the Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference, the Screenwriters Conference, Heart of Film Screenplay Competition, Prime Time Television Competition, Film Competition, Film Screenings Program, Friends of the Festival Membership Program, and the Young Filmmakers Program. Held in October. more...
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