Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / by Holly Northup
Between music festivals, hot-air balloon sightings, comedy, costume parties, motorcycle racing, and some of the craziest homes you’ll ever see – Austin offers a plethora of activities that represent the incredibly diverse culture of one of the best cities around!
Participate in one or all of the following happenings around town and get to know the city you live in!
FUSEBOX FESTIVAL: Today - 4/16/17 – This festival is an eclectic mixture of theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts that brings together hundreds of artists from all over the world. It takes place at multiple venues throughout Austin. Please see www.fuseboxfestival.com for more information.
BALLOONS OVER HORSESHOE BAY RESORT: 4/14/17 - 4/16/17 – An amazing sight to behold as over 20 hot-air balloons float overhead at this fabulous resort just outside of Austin! The event also features activities and live music. For more information, please go to www.balloonsoverhsbresort.com.
AUSTIN REGGAE FEST: 4/14/17 - 4/16/17 – This festival includes a weekend at Auditorium Shores filled with live reggae music, food, arts and crafts. The bonus is that it is a fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank! You get to have a blast and help people at the same time! For more information, please go to www.austinreggaefest.com.
MOONTOWER COMEDY & ODDITY FESTIVAL: 4/19/17 - 4/22/17 – Get ready to laugh your head off during this festival that gathers comedians from across the nation! Presented by and mostly held at the Paramount Theater, this event also includes shows at other locations. Please see www.austintheatre.org for more information.
ANNUAL OLD SETTLER’S MUSIC FESTIVAL: 4/20/17 - 4/23/17 – Celebrate this festival’s 30th anniversary at the Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion in Driftwood, Texas. Entertainment includes Americana, jazz, blues and bluegrass music from artists all over the world. The event also features arts, crafts, food and drinks. For more information, please go to www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org.
MOTOGP GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS: 4/21/17 - 4/23/17 – Sponsored by Red Bull, this one-of-a-kind motorcycle racing event takes place at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas. MOTOGP is different from other motorcycle races because each custom bike is built from the ground up and allows race-goers access to both the motorcycles and riders. Please see www.circuitoftheamericas.com/motogp for more information.
WEIRD HOMES TOUR: 4/22/17 – Tour these unconventional homes of artists, interesting items collectors, rare art collectors and more throughout Austin that keep our slogan, Keep Austin Weird, so apropos even today! You also get to meet the owners that have created these eclectic properties!! For more information, please go to www.weirdhomestour.com.
CAPITAL 10K: 4/23/17 – Run Texas’ largest 10K race with 18,000 other participants from Congress Avenue to Auditorium Shores. For more information, go to www.cap10k.com.
AUSTIN FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL: 4/28/17 - 4/30/17 – Check out some of the tastiest treats around that have been created by the nation’s best chefs, sommeliers, and wine makers. This event takes place at Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park and features live musical performances. For more information, please go to www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com.
ANNUAL EEYORE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY: 4/29/17 – Celebrate 54 years of this eclectic tradition. Even better, help raise money for local non-profits and give back to our community! Eeyore’s Birthday Party takes place at Pease Park and features live music, food, beverages, acrobatic performers and a costume contest! For more information, please go to www.eeyores.org.
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