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AUSTIN AREA EVENTS & PLACES FOR 2017
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CALENDAR OF AREA EVENTS- 2017

Star Of Texas Fair & Rodeo

Location: Austin Event Date: March 11th - March 25th, 2017

"Where Weird Meets Western". Austin goes cowboy as PCRA competitors hit the arena and area-students exhibit prize livestock.There is a huge old-fashioned carnival, Bar-B-Que Austin & other cook-offs, exhibits, shows, dances, petting zoos, puppet shows, and world renowned entertainers that appeal to all audiences perform in concert nightly. From rock n' roll to country, there is someone guaranteed to suit everyone. Last year's entertainer's included Willie Nelson, Gary Allan, Tanya Tucker, Smokey Robinson, Diamond Rio, Kevin Fowler, The Mavericks, and many more entertainers. This year's entertainers will be announced on January 10.

Travis County Expo Center.

Website: http://www.rodeoaustin.com

Phone: 512.919.3000



SXSW - South By Southwest Edu Expo

Location: Austin Event Date: March 6th - March 9th, 2017

Developing from a regional event into an international platform, SXSWedu continues to support its community’s desire to connect, collaborate, create and change how we teach and learn. The SXSWedu team is humbled to host an event that celebrates educators as rock stars and provides a forum for meaningful outcomes.

Austin Convention Center

Website: http://www.sxsw.com

Phone: 512.467.7979



SXSW - South By Southwest Interactive Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: March 10th - March 14th, 2017

The SXSW Interactive festival will take place March 10-14, 2017 in Austin, Texas. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies, the event features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to experience a preview of what is unfolding in the world of technology.

Austin Convention Center

Website: http://www.sxsw.com

Phone: 512.467.7979



SXSW - South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: March 10th - March 18th, 2017

The SXSW Film Conference and Festival features a dynamic convergence of talent, smart audiences and industry leaders in a uniquely creative environment. A hotbed of discovery and interactivity, the event offers invaluable networking opportunities and immersion into the art and business of independent film. The Film Conference buzzes with world-class speakers, creatives and innovators in a productive social atmosphere. Simultaneously the internationally acclaimed Film Festival program celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent, featuring provocative documentaries, comedies, genre standouts and more.

Austin Convention Center

Website: http://www.sxsw.com

Phone: 512.467.7979



SXSW - South By Southwest Music Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: March 13th - March 19th, 2017

After building up to the world's leading music industry event, the SXSW Music and Media Conference is back to continue the tradition in 2017 for the 31st great year. Upon becoming the biggest and most anticipated convergence of all things music, media and entertainment, SXSW is ready to keep the reputation alive by programming an even better event each year. By day, thousands of conference registrants network in the halls of the Austin Convention Center on their way to do business in the SXSW Trade Show, sit in on informative panel discussions featuring some of the industry's key players, gain insight from legendary keynote speakers or plan out their abundant party schedules. At night, SXSW showcases roughly 2,000 musical acts from around the globe, representing well over 50 different countries, on over 90 stages in downtown Austin. All this, and so much more, combine to make SXSW one of the most revered music events, year after year. Austin Convention Center and more than 50 other venues throughout downtown Austins entertainment district. Coincides with St. Patricks Day celebrations throughout Austin for big crowds and lots of fun.

Various Venues - Downtown Austin

Website: http://www.sxsw.com

Phone: 512.467.7979



SXSW - South By Southwest Comedy Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: March 11th - March 18th, 2017

Growing from a singular night’s celebration of comedy’s biggest names into a week-long whirlwind of a festival, SXSW Comedy presents uniquely diverse programming that highlights exceptional emerging and established talent.

Austin Convention Center

Website: http://www.sxsw.com

Phone: 512.467.7979



12th Annual Austin Spring Home & Garden Show

Location: Austin Event Date: March 24th - March 26th, 2017

Hundreds of exhibitors display the latest in home and garden products and technology spread over thousands of square feet for everything from builders, contractors, the latest materials, and everything from pools and spas and decks, to landscaping equipment and tools and entertainment systems for outdoor entertaining.

Austin Convention Center

Website: www.showtechnology.com

Phone: 877.663.6186



12th Annual Austin Urban Music Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: March 31 - April 1, 2017

A family-friendly celebration of Afro-American culture, Austin's Urban Music Festival welcomes anybody interested in having a good time while celebrating great music from several genres including funk, R&B, and hip-hop. The festival started over a decade ago, but it became a huge hit due to its first-rate line-ups, impeccable arrangements, and welcoming venue. The event aims at promoting a more thorough understanding of the African-American contribution to the Texan and American music scene, by inviting legendary African-American artists to perform side-by-side with up-and-coming talents from around the region.
Auditorium Shores
Phone: 512.436.4191


Euphoria Music Festival - Texas

Location: Austin Event Date: April 6th - April 9th, 2017

The Euphoria Music Festival Texas presented by Insomniac Productions is a two-day music and laser-light festival featuring a stellar line-up of popular bands from around the country. Past lineups have included Ghostland Observatory, and Pretty Lights. Staged at Carson Creek Ranch, it is a huge gathering of music lovers converging on a small outdoor venue to rockout and experience spectacular laser-light shows and great music. This year's lineup includes Alesso, Chromeo, Pretty Lights Live, Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug and Zeds Dead.

Carson Creek Ranch - 9507 Sherman Rd. (Off Hwy. 71 near Austin airport)

Website: http://www.euphoriafestival.com

Phone: 855.235.2867



16th Annual Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round-Up

Location: Austin Event Date: April 7th - April 8th, 2017

Since its beginning in 2002, the Lonestar Round Up has grown from a humble one-day outdoor car show hosted at an old football stadium to a sprawling weekend-long celebration of hot rods and custom cars for the people who build them, drive them, and just can't get enough of the music, art, history and creativity inspired by and created around them. The very best in live music, art exhibits, a giant swap meet, vendors, mini bike races and tons of traditional cars from across the country take over the spacious grounds of the Travis County Expo Center on Friday and Saturday, not to mention the BBQs, open house parties, and cruise nights spread out all around Austin that the Round Up has become famous for. The show with amazing rides driven here from all over the country, attracts visitors from all over the world. It features a live music festival, talented artists, pinstripers & unique shopping, great food and cold drinks. Folks and friends and families get together for a special Texas-sized weekend.

Travis County Expo Center

Website: http://www.lonestarroundup.com

Phone: None Listed



13th Annual Fusebox Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: April 12th - April 16th, 2017

Fusebox is an annual contemporary art and performance festival that takes place in Austin, TX each April. Fusebox champions innovative works of art across a variety of different mediums. The festival acts as a catalyst for new ideas, new artistic models, and approaches to help us engage with the issues and questions that define contemporary life. Fusebox is an idea engine. A space where artists and audiences can take risks, ask questions and explore ideas together, break rules, and blur boundaries. It is a platform for visionary works, unabashed play, and new ways of engaging with our world.

Various museums throughout Austin.

Phone: 512.800.3066



Austin Reggae Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: April 14th - April 16th, 2017

Come have an amazing time at the Austin Reggae Festival and enjoy live music, great food, and arts and crafts. It's a festival full of fun for the whole family located at the beautiful shores of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin.

Auditorium Shores

Website: www.austinreggaefest.com

Phone: Not Listed



Old Settlers Music Festival

Location: Driftwood Event Date: April 20th - April 23rd, 2017

Old Settler's Music Festival, which began in 1987, is Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy winning Americana, arts & crafts, camping, food & libations. Enjoy acoustic jazz & blues, bluegrass, old-time local faves & award-winning artists from around the world.

Salt Lick BBQ Pavillion@ Camp Ben McCullough.

Website: www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org

Phone: 512.478.0578



126th Anniversary Fiesta San Antonio 2017

Location: San Antonio Event Date: April 20th - April 30th, 2017

Fiesta really is one of America's truly great festivals. It began as a way to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. That commemoration still takes place. But over the past century and more, Fiesta has grown into a celebration of San Antonio's rich and diverse cultures. Fiesta's many events include NIOSA (Night In Old San Antonio), Mariachi Festival, Battle of Flowers Parade, and the annual Oyster Bake.

Downtown San Antonio.

Website: http://www.fiesta-sa.org

Phone: 877.723.4378



Moto GP - Grand Prix Of The Americas 2017

Location: Austin Event Date: April 21st - April 23rd, 2017

Circuit of the Americas will host the MotoGP Grand Prix Of the Americas for the fourth time at the Circuit Of The Americas track ocated outside the City of Austin southeast of the Austin-Bergstrom International airport. This venue will be exciting for all Grand Prix classes, as next to MotoGP also Moto2 and Moto3 will participate at the MotoGP Austin. Combine your visit with holidays in Texas, a great state with lots to see.

Downtown Austin & COTA Track-Elroy

Website: http://www.motogp.com
Phone: 512.301.6600



Earth Day Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: April 22nd, 2017

Families enjoyed live music, food, children's activities and various entertainments, including fire dancers and a viewing of the Planet Earth documentary. Plus there are over 100 environmentally conscience artists, vendors and green businesses gathered at the festival to celebrate Earth Day. Austin Mayor Steve Adler will give the keynote address this year.

Huston-Tillotson College Campus.

Website www.earthdayaustin.com

Phone: 512.743.4245



40th Annual Capitol 10,000

Location: Austin Event Date: April 23rd, 2017

The American Statesman Capitol 10,000, which started in 1978 with 3,400 runners is now the largest 10K in Texas and the 7th largest in the nation with over 20,000 entrants last year and even more expected this year. The Capitol 10,000 attracts the silly (costumed walkers & runners) to the serious (world class athletes) and has become an annual rite of spring in Austin, Texas. Bring the whole family to this fun, festive event. Walk it, jog it or run it, just don't miss it!

Downtown Austin - Capitol Start with Auditorium Shores Finish

Website: www.cap10k.com

Phone: 512.445.3598



NIOSA 2017 (A Night In Old San Antonio)

Location: San Antonio Event Date: April 25th - April 28th, 2017

NIOSA (pronounced "knee-oh-sa") is a four-night event that celebrates San Antonio's diverse cultural heritage with 15 ethnic areas that serve fabulous foods in over 250 food booths and provides entertainment to over 85,000 revelers. NIOSA benefits the education, grants, preservation and museum programs of the Conservation Society. Since its founding in 1924, the Conservation Society has played a critical role in preserving the historic character of San Antonio.

La Villita (adjacent to the Alamo downtown).

Website: http://www.niosa.org

Phone: 210.226.5188



Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: April 19th - April 22nd, 2017

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival presented by the Paramount Theatre brings to Austin, TX some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. This marathon of side-splitting nights throughout the city is slated to bring over 60 comedians doing everything from stand-up and sketch to improv and musical comedy. National headliners, up-and-comer 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 consists of 12 venues over 4 days with 60 comedians doing 200 performances.

Paramount Theatre, Stateside at the Paramount, 29th Street Ballroom, Beale Street Tavern, Cap City Comedy Club, Mohawk, 501 Studios, New Movement Theatre, The Parish, Velveeta Room.

Website www.moontowercomedyfestival.com

Phone: 512.382.9017



Austin Food + Wine Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: April 28th - 30th, 2017

The Austin Food + Wine Festival kicks off an unforgettable weekend with an exclusive evening of gourmet nibbles, fine wine and spirits under the live oaks of Republic Square Park in the heart of the city. Savor bites prepared by a lineup of trailblazers from the Texas culinary scene. The Austin Food + Wine Festival is presented by FOOD & WINE Magazine, with 30 years of experience developing, organizing and sponsoring world-class culinary destination festivals around the country.

Auditorium Shores.

Website: http://www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com

Phone: 888.512.SHOW



Eeyore's 54th Annual Birthday Party

Location: Austin Event Date: April 27th, 2017

Outdoor festival and fundraising event celebrating the birthday of the lovable donkey character from Winnie-The-Pooh. No other festival highlights the Keep Austin Weird theme better than this event. See colorful and outrageous costumes, partake in games, face painting, enjoy ice cold beer, food, and lots of cultural music at this free all day event.

Pease Park.

Website: http://www.eeyores.com

Phone: 512.448.5160



The 23rd Annual Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: 2017 Date TBA

This event features the best in Louisiana cuisine prepared by concessionaires from Louisiana and Texas, along with 6 tons of jumbo crawfish. Enjoy a Voodoo Village with magic shops, dancers, juju mamas and a traditional funeral procession with lots of beads and tokens. Enjoy Cajun and Zydeco music by local and national entertainers.

Austin American Statesman Parking Lot

Website: www.roadwayevents.com

Phone: 512.441.9015



Old Pecan Street Spring Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: May 6th - May 7th, 2017

The Pecan Street Festival is a free, bi-annual juried arts and crafts 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 homemade art and craftwork. Festival goers can find paintings, sculpture, woodwork, candles, jewelry, cowboy hats, home decor, games, and other useful and whimsical household items. Local musicians provide entertainment on five stages. The festival is the largest art festival in Central Texas, attracting over 300,000 people per event and generating $43 million in economic impact.

Old Sixth Street.
Website: http://www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com
Phone: 512.485.3190



46th Kerrville Folk Festival

Location: Kerrville Event Dates: May 25th - June 11th, 2017

The Kerrville Folk Festivals are family oriented events held twice annually at the Quiet Valley Ranch, 9 miles south of Kerrville on Texas Hwy 16. The two festivals are The Kerrville Folk Festival starting on the Thursday before Memorial Day at the end of May and The Kerrville Wine and Music Festival in the fall. The music continues for 18 days with performances by more than 100 singer songwriters and their bands. Interspersed between weekends are workshops in songwriting, blues guitar, and harmonica. The annual Kerrville New Folk songwriting competition is held on the first weekend and draws 32 of the best of America's emerging songwriters. Award winners are recognized at a special concert on the second weekend. The Texas Folk Music Foundation sponsors the Professional Development Program for Teachers the second mid-week of the festival and is a great way for teachers to earn continuing education credits while learning how to utilize music as a teaching tool. A variety of food items ranging from bar-b-que to vegetarian selections are available in the theater at our food service pavilion during main stage performance nights. Beer, wine, smoothies, soft drinks and gourmet coffee drinks are also available. The Kerr-Cafe is located in the Quiet Valley Ranch campgrounds and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and evening snacks. Ice, beer, and soft drinks are also available at the Kerr-try store in the campgrounds.

Quiet Valley Ranch

Website: www.kerrvillefolkfestival.com

Phone: 830-257-3600



49th Annual Fiesta Amistad 2017

Location: Round Rock Event Date: 2017 Dates TBA

Central Texas' largest Hispanic two day event. Fiesta Amistad is always held on Memorial Day weekend and features live music, plenty of food, and family entertainment.

Lakeview Pavillion-Old Settlers Park in Round Rock

Website: http://www.elamistadclub.com/fiesta09

Phone: 512.844.5222



ROT Rally - Republic Of Texas Biker Rally

Location: Austin Event Date: June 8th - June 11th, 2017

The Republic of Texas Biker Rally (ROT Biker Rally) is the biggest motorcycle rally in Texas and one of largest motorcycle events in the U.S.. Enthusiasts come enjoy the amazing motorcycles, the Austin nightlife and of course the beautiful Texas women.The rally is always the second Thursday in June each year and is held at the Travis County Exposition Center in Northeast Austin Texas.The rally is known for its high caliber music acts, and after all, Austin,Texas is the Live Music Capital of the World. The ROT Rally is proud to be a part of Austin and brings top named entertainment to the event each year. Past years headliners include names like Hank Williams Jr., Willie Nelson, Bret Michaels, Joan Jett, Paul Rogers, Steppenwolf, and Charlie Daniels to name a few. The City of Austin cooperates by closing off 54 square blocks of the downtown area for a huge gathering of bikers on Congress Ave. and Sixth Street. It is considered the largest biker party in a downtown area of any metropolitan city. The ROT Rally expects more than 50,000 participants, and will draw over 200,000 spectators to the downtown streets of Austin during the Friday Night of ROT. The attractions out at the Travis County Expo Center include a ride in bike show, custom bike builders, The World Famous Wall of Death, Comedians, nationally reknowned bands,The Paradise Bar, a tattoo expo, contests for the ladies, stunt riders, 350 vendors and distributors, the ROT Rally Friday night parade and more. The Guinness Book of World Records certified the ROT Parade as the "Longest Parade of Motorcycles."

Travis County Expo Center and Sixth Street.

Website: http://www.rotrally.com

Phone: 512.252.9768



3rd Annual Austin Bacon & Beer Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: June 12th, 2017

The 3rd Annual Austin Bacon and Beer Festival  will be on Sunday, June 12 from 2:30pm–5:00pm, presented by Edible Austin in partnership with Eat Boston. The festival has previously sold out in Austin, Boston, Denver, San Francisco and Philadelphia! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. This popular event showcases bacon-centric food prepared by bacon-loving chefs from Austin and Central Texas—and we’ll be pairing it all with craft brews! Can you ask for a Sunday afternoon better spent? 

Circuit Of The Americas

Website: www.craftbeeraustin.com

Phone: 512.600.1088



KGSR Blues on the Green

Location: Austin Event Dates: May thru August 2017 (Wednesdays) 2017 Dates TBA

Bring your friends and family out every other Wednesday evening between May and mid August to enjoy six big nights of Austins longest running FREE music series. Patrons can enjoy food and non-alcoholic beverages from local restaurants, and stop by our local charity area for volunteer and donation information. Blankets, lawn chairs, dogs on leashes, children are all welcome.

Zilker Park

Website: http://www.kgsr.com/other/blues/

Phone: Not Listed



Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K

Location: Austin Event Date: June 24th, 2017

Unofficially known as "the slowest 5K you'll ever run," is an experience you'll never forget. As you waddle, wade, paddle, or slither your way down a course through the heart of downtown Austin, you'll enjoy various fun stops along the way. Don't forget to wear your weird costume. After the race enjoy the Keep Austin Weird Festival where there will be live music and Austin-based food & drink vendors.

Downtown Austin

Website: www.keepaustinweirdfest.com

Phone: Not Listed



Urban Assault Ride

Location: Austin Event Date: 2017 Date TBA

The Urban Assault Ride has evolved from a lifelong love affair for bikes and all things bike related. The 1st UAR was in Austin TX in June 2003. The idea was to combine all the cool things from bike races, adventure races, and music festivals into one crazy event. It has since grown to be one of the biggest cycling events in the country! The Urban Assault Ride is the biggest bicycle scavenger hunt series in the nation You and your teammate will set out on a city-wide quest for 'checkpoints' on your favorite two-wheeled bike. At each checkpoint, you'll drop your bikes and complete a funky/adventurous obstacle course, then remount your bikes and hit the streets for more.

Website: www.urbanassultride.com

Phone: Not Listed



Frontier Days Celebration

Location: Round Rock Event Date: July 4th, 2017

A parade, jalapeno pepper contest, children's games, washers tournament,Sam Bass Shootout and fireworks were all part of the City of Round Rocks July 4th Frontier Days Celebration. The day started with the parade through downtown Round Rock at 10:00 am, followed by festivities all afternoon at Old Settlers Park. At the park, participate in the washer's tournament, Round Rock the Boat Regatta, pony rides, inflatables and children's games, arts and crafts vendors, Ballet Folklorico dancers and a re-enactment of the historical Sam Bass Shootout, all leading up to the annual fireworks celebration.

Old Settler's Park in Round Rock

Website: http://www.roundrockfrontierdays.com

Phone: 512.218.5400



Austin Symphony Concert & July 4th Fireworks Celebration

Location: Austin Event Date: July 4th, 2017

The free annual symphony concert and fireworks display for the whole family will be held on the banks of Auditorium Shores with grand reflections off the moonlit waters of Lady Bird Lake. The orchestra will perform at 8:30 p.m. followed by the fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

 Auditorium Shores

Website: http://www.austinsymphony.org

Phone: 512.476.6064



11th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: 2017 Date TBA

Do you scream for ice cream? If you do, bring yourself, your friends, your family, and even your dog to the 11th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival. This yummy event will include lot's of games, activities, contests and live entertainment as well as what we all scream for ICE CREAM!

Fiesta Gardens

Website: www.austinicecreamfestival.com

Phone:512.441.9015



22nd Annual Austin Fall Home & Garden Show

Location: Austin Event Date: August 18th - August 20th, 2017

Hundreds of exhibitors display the latest in home and garden products and technology spread over thousands of square feet for everything from builders, contractors, the latest materials, and everything from pools and spas and decks, to landscaping equipment and tools and entertainment systems for outdoor entertaining.

Austin Convention Center

Website: www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com

Phone: 210.408.0998



13th Annual Austin Bat Fest ATX & Night Of The Bat
Location: Austin Event Date: August 2017 Date TBA

The Austin Bat Fest features the largest Mexican Free-Tail Bat Colony in North America with approx. 2 million bats taking flight at dusk. There will be arts & crafts booths, food, refreshments, children's activities, costume contests,and educational displays. See more than eight live bands on two stages. Downtown Austin - Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, $15.00 Adult Admission/Kids Free. 
Website: http://www.roadwayevents.com
Phone: 512.441.9015



27th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Location: Austin Event Date: August 2017 Date TBA

Amateurs and pros compete with their hottest, sweetest and most original sauces in a taste-off. You gotta eat the heat to beat the heat during the Summer in Austin. Winners get a bottling contract for their concoction.

Fiesta Gardens.
Website: http://www.austinchronicle.com/hotsauce
Phone: 512.454.5766


Kerrville Fall Music Festival

Location: Kerrville Event Dates: September 2nd - September 4th, 2017

Each year over Labor Day Weekend wine lovers and music enthusiasts gather at the Quiet Valley Ranch (9 miles south of Kerrville on TX Hwy 16) to celebrate the art of songwriting and winemaking.This Texas Hill Country setting is perfect for introducing our audiences to the newest and best wines that Texas has to offer in addition to performances by dozens of the world's best songwriters.The Kerrville Fall Music Festival (formerly known as the Kerrville Wine & Music Festival) features three, 6-hour evening concerts and two, 2-hour afternoon concerts by two dozen singer-songwriters.During the evening concerts only, we have booths set up for Texas top winemakers who offer tastes, glasses, or bottles of their current vintage wines. Craft Vendors, Food and Wine Booths are located in the Kennedy Outdoor Theater and will be open each festival day at 6 p.m., with the music starting at 7.Please be advised that this event isn't your typical "wine tasting" party.Wine will only be available in the Kennedy Outdoor Theater during the evening concerts.Wine will not be available during the day or in the campgrounds unless you choose to participate in one of the Saturday or Sunday afternoon Wine Seminars. A variety of food items ranging from bar-b-que to vegetarian selections are available in the theater at our food service pavilion during main stage performance nights. Beer, wine, smoothies, soft drinks and gourmet coffee drinks are also available.

Website: www.kerrvillefolkfestival.com

Phone: 830-257-3600



30th Annual Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: September 2017 Dates TBA

 AGLIFF Family Screenings Program focuses on providing film screenings and community building for LGBTQ families. AGLIFF is dedicated through this program to give families the opportunity to build LGBTQ family awareness and support. This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission for the Arts.

Website: www.agliff.org

Phone: 512.302.9889



Cedar Park BYDEE Art Festival

Location: Cedar Park 2017 Dates TBA

The Cedar Park Bydee Art Festival is a celebration of art, music, dance and food. Enjoy food concessions, music, fine arts fair, crafts fair, jugglers, performances, caricatures, face painting and art projects.

Website: www.cedarparkfun.com

Phone: 512.401.5000



Schlotzsky's 36th Annual Bun Run

Location: Austin Event Date: 2017 Date TBA

Schlotzsky's has announced they are introducing the Sunshine Run this Spring and moving the Schlotzsky's Annual Bun Run in beautiful Austin, Texas to the Fall for 2014. We are proud to be the longest-running 5K in the city and for the second time, we are also hosting a 10K as part of the Bun Run! All proceeds of the run benefit the Austin Sunshine Camps, which through the support of the Austin Young Men's Business League, has provided summer camping experiences and leadership opportunities for underserved youth in the Austin area. Get ready to run your buns off and raise funds for Austin Sunshine Camps. The 5K is for competitive (timed) runners as well as non-competitive runners/joggers/walkers/dog-walkers.

Domain Central Park

Website: www.bunrun.com

Phone: Not Listed



Fantastic Fest

Location: Austin Event Date: September 21st - September 28th, 2017

FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. In years past the festival has presented the world premieres of THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, CITY OF EMBER, ZOMBIELAND, GENTLEMEN BRONCO and Disney's FRANKENWEENIE 3D from director Tim Burton. Previous guests at Fantastic Fest have included Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Dolph Lundgren, Jemaine Clement, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau,George Romero, Darren Aronofsky and Mike Judge. The festival features a full line-up, including world, national and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre films.

Alamo Drafthouse 

Website: www.fantasticfest.com

Phone: Not Listed



Sherwood Celtic Music Festival Location:McDade Event Date: 2017 Dates TBA This season festival-goers will be transported to Sherwood Forest in 1190. Entertainment is provided for imaginations of all ages, with interactive puppet shows, sing-a-longs, faery tea parties (once per day), and fantastic jugglers on three stages dedicated to kid-centered fun. The area has two food purveyors, Marco Polo's Taste of the World and Sir Timothy Haughtons Highland Cafe, with options for young and mature palates alike. There is lots of seating so parents can sit and enjoy a meal while the kids run around chasing (or being chased by) faeries and other woodland creatures through the play castle. There are ample shopping opportunities nearby and adult beverages just around the corner as well!Campgrounds at McDade. Website: http://www.sherwoodforestfaire.com Phone: None Listed

State Fair Of Texas

Location: Dallas Event Date: September 29th - October 22nd, 2017
Enjoy entertainment including live music concerts, carnival rides, various exhibits, great food, auto show and much much more. Also enjoy the great Red River Shootout football rivalry between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners at the Cotton Bowl while in Dallas on October 14, 2017.

Fair Park in Dallas 
Website: http://www.bigtex.com
Phone: 214.565.9931



Hairy Man Spooky Fest

Location: Round Rock Event Date: 2017 Date TBA

According to legend, the Hairy Man haunts the winding road along Brushy Creek. Many legends persist about the Hairy Man, but some believe he was an infant accidentally left behind by settlers heading west in the 1800s. Raised by wild animals in the fern bluffs, the Hairy Man viewed the creek as his own. He resented the intrusion of strangers into his territory and would jump out of the trees to frighten people away. Or, hanging from the leafy canopy above the road, he would drag his feet across the top of passing carriages. On one occasion, the Hairy Man attacked a horse-drawn wagon, spooking the horses. The old hermit was supposedly run over by the wagon and killed, and now his spirit lingers along the creek and road. Like many others have reported through the years, perhaps you will see him running behind your car late one night as you drive through the pitch black darkness of Hairy Man road. The Annual Hairy Man Festival celebrates the legend and is a family fun-centered event that raises money for many local charities and offers a full day of food, arts & crafts, children's activities, special performances, and live music all day. Also, there is a Hairiest Man contest which features a $500 cash prize this year.

Cat Hollow Park in Round Rock

Website: http://www.hairymanfestival.org

Phone: None Listed



Old Pecan Street Fall Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: September 23rd - September 24th, 2017

The Pecan Street Festival is a free, bi-annual juried arts and crafts 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 homemade art and craftwork. Festival goers can find paintings, sculpture, woodwork, candles, jewelry, cowboy hats, home decor, games, and other useful and whimsical household items. Local musicians provide entertainment on five stages. The festival is the largest art festival in Central Texas, attracting over 300,000 people per event and generating $43 million in economic impact. East Sixth Street.
Website: http://www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com
Phone: None Listed



37th Annual Oktoberfest 
Location: Fredericksburg Event Date: October 6th - October 8th, 2017 Oktoberfest is a colorful, festive celebration of German heritage. It has become an annual tradition around the world. Oktoberfest in Fredricksburg is a community event of family entertainment featuring two stages and two tents with continuous oompah music, art & crafts, children's fun area, a German bier tent, and vineyard area, plus delicious food and drink ... all weekend long. Celebrate with German food and drink, polka and waltz contests, music, artisans, Kinder park, souvenirs and more. Market Platz in Fredericksburg.
Website: http://www.oktoberfestinfbg.com
Phone: 830.997.4810  


Tour De Fat

Location: Austin Event Date: October 2017 Date TBA

The Tour De Fat is an event that travels through 13 cities in the US spreading the good word about the positive social offerings of the bicycle encouraging people to trade in their cars for bikes. The event includes a parade, costumes, port-a-karaoke, bikes and beer. Fiesta Gardens.

Website: www.newbelgium.com

Phone: 970-221-0524



ACL (Austin City Limits) Music Festival

Location: Austin Event Dates: October 6th - October 8th, 2017 & October 13th - October 15th, 2017
The lineup for the 16th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival has not been announced yet for 2017.This will be the fifth year the festival will be spread out over two consecutive weekends.  Past lineups have included Eminem, Pearl Jam, Red-Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, and Iggy Azalea, as well as popular bands such as Gotye, Outkast and Bass Nectar. The undercard in past years have included such diverse acts as The Shins, Weezer, Band of Skulls, The Whigs, Steve Earle, and Asleep At The Wheel. The annual sold-out festival also includes activities, arts & crafts, art market, food vendors and more.Zilker Park.
Website: http://www.aclfestival.com
Phone: 512.404.4500


Texas Renaissance Festival

Location: Plantersville Event Date: September 30th - November 26th, 2017 (Saturdays & Sundays & Thanksgiving Friday)

The Texas Renaissance Festival is the nation's largest, most acclaimed renaissance theme park. The enchanted 55 acre village comes to life as all of Europe comes to pay homage to the King and Queen with Eight Themed Weekends. Hundreds of costumed performers are showcased in over 200 daily performances. Visitors meander along shaded cobblestone walkways visiting over 340 shoppers overflowing with unique arts and crafts or offering delicious foods and beverages. All ages will be amused by the games of skill and human-powered rides. Revel in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and beauty of this authentically recreated 16th Century British village with lush landscaped grounds covered with beautiful gardens and vines.

Todd Mission Festival Grounds

Website: www.texrenfest.com

Phone: 800.458.3435



32nd Annual Hutto Olde Tyme Days

Location: Hutto Event Date: 2017 Dates TBA

Hutto Olde Tyme Days festival, held in downtown Hutto, features a parade, classic car show, 3 ring circus, and a washers competition, along with over 100 booths with a large variety of foods, arts and crafts.

Downtown Hutto

Website: www.oldtymedays.com

Phone: 512.759.4400



Formula One - United States Grand Prix Racing

Location: Austin Event Date: October 20th - October 22nd, 2017

The United States Grand Prix is a motor race which has been run on and off since 1908, when it was known as the American Grand Prize. The race later became part of the Formula One World Championship. Over 41 editions, the race has been held at nine locations, most recently in 2007 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race this year will be the fifth to be held at the new Circuit Of The Americas Track in Austin. Last year's post-race entertainment featured Taylor Swift in concert. This year's post-race entertainment TBA

COTA Track in Elroy.

Website: www.formula1.com

Phone: 888.205.3315



15th Austin Jewish Film Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: 2017 Dates TBA

AJFF is a examination of Jewish life and culture using the power of film and video to entertain and educate. The festival provides a open and inviting forum for the Austin community to dialogue with filmmakers, actors, creators and expert panelists. The films featured in this festival explore universal themes including human rights, global peace, religious freedom, and tolerance. The festival is moving to the fall for this year.

Arbor Theatre

Website: www.austinjff.org

Phone: 512.735.8008



Austin Film Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: October 26th - November 2nd, 2017

The 24th annual AFF features a four-day conference, eight days of films and parties with one-of-a kind networking opportunities for filmmakers, screenwriters and film lovers. It is dedicated to furthering the art, craft and business of writers and filmmakers and recognizing their contributions to film, television and new media. The AFF supports the work of aspiring and established writers and filmmakers by providing unique cultural events and services, enhancing public awareness and participation, and encouraging dynamic and long-lasting community partnerships.

Downtown Austin

Website:www.austinfilmfestival.com

Phone: 512.478.4795



Viva La Vida Fest: 34th Annual Dia De Los Muertos

Location: Austin Event Date: October 28, 2017

 Austins largest and longest-running Day of the Dead festival featuring Latino artists and entertainment, educational art activities, and a grand procession in the heart of downtown. Viva la Vida Fest celebrates life and our environment through art and culture, using the traditions of Dia de los Muertos. The festival brings together a diversity of people in Austin to pay homage to friends, family, and heroes. The festival features a grand procession followed by a costume contest and a street celebration with: natural and organic Mexican and Tex-Mex foods and beverages, hands-on art activities & artist demos, local artist and retail booths, spectacular, larger-than-life props, live music and dance performances!

Downtown Austin 

Website: www.mexic-artemuseum.org

Phone: 512.480.9373



 9th Annual Zombie Ball

Location: Austin Event Date: October 28, 2017

A fun Halloween event that features scary characters, three stages of music, the 2nd largest disco ball in Texas, and high-end video capable lighting installations. Dancing and fun dead people everywhere. Last year music included Bob Schneider & The Scabs. Headliners this year have yet to be announced.

ACL Live Moody Theatre.

Website: www.zombieball.com

Phone: Not Listed



Texas Book Festival
Location: Austin Event Date: November 2017 Dates TBA The Texas Book Festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas and imagination. The festival was established in 1995 by First Lady Laura Bush, a former librarian and an ardent advocate of literacy. It has quickly evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country, annually hosting over 200 Texas and nationally known authors. Approximately 40,000 visitors participate annually in a weekend of author readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, and musical entertainment.Texas State Capitol.
Phone: 512.477.4055


Fun Fun Fun Fest
Location: Austin Event Date: October 27th - October 28th, 2017
This annual two-day music festival features live music and cool bands that showcase Austin's diverse musical landscape. Previous years have brought in bands such as Judas Priest, Death Cab for Cutie, Girl Talk, Spoon, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Black Angels and more. After being cancelled for 2016, this year's lineup and new venue has not been announced yet for 2017.Auditorium Shores.
Phone: None Listed


Wurstfest

Location: New Braunfels Event Date: November 3rd - November 12th, 2017

A unique celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun for over 50 years!
Enjoy great music, good fun, good food and special events that is Oktoberfest, Texas Style!Wurst Hall in Landa Park
Phone: 800.221.4369


26th Austin Powwow and Native American Indian Heritage Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: 2017 Date TBA

The Annual Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival is the nation's largest annual school event and the largest American Indian annual gathering in Texas. Enjoy this single-day gathering of traditional American Indian dancing, singing, arts, crafts, foods and traditional/contemporary entertainment.

Toney Burger Center.

Website: www.austinpowwow.org

Phone: 512.371.0628



Austin Celtic Festival

Location: Austin Event Date: 2017 Dates TBA

The largest gathering of celts in central Texas. The festival is designed to celebrate the authentic music honed by the Celtic people. The Austin Celtic Festival highlights traditions and achievements to celebrate the extraordinary craftsmanship and study that made places like Ireland and Scotland leaders in folk music and dance. Enjoy music, food, and vendors.

Fiesta Gardens

Website: www.austincelticfestival.com

Phone: Not Listed



27th Annual Austin Turkey Trot

Location: Austin Event Date: November 23, 2017

Gather the whole family for Austins Thanksgiving Day Tradition, benefiting Caritas of Austin. The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is a chip-timed five mile run, one mile walk and Stepping Stone School Kids K. Join over 15,000 Central Texans and their families at Texas largest five mile race. Run, walk or jog in any event and enjoy food, live music and a giant tent full of games, arts and crafts run by Stepping Stone School for the kids.

Downtown Austin

Website: www.thundercloud.com

Phone: 512-479-8805



A Christmas Affair

Location: Austin Event Date: 2017 Dates TBA

The Junior League of Austin sponsors this annual holiday event consisting of hundreds of merchants and participants exhibiting and selling their items, along with food, drinks, and entertainment. Have fun and get a jump on the holiday shopping season at the same time. Palmer Events Center.

Website: www.jlaustin.org

Phone: 512.467.8982



42nd Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

Location: Austin Event Date: December 15th - December 24th, 2017

Holiday Shopping, Live Music, and Fun. Art and music have made the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar a local cultural icon. An art fair and music festival rolled into one, it has long been Austin's favorite scene for holiday shopping - Austin, style - in search of imaginative, handcrafted gifts that range from sophisticated to funky. Palmer Events Center

Website: http://www.armadillobazaar.com

Phone: 512.447.1605