Annual Events and Festivals in or Around Austin Texas

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Austin is an easy place to fall in love with. The town has a lot to offer when it comes to annual events, especially when it’s time for the city’s big music festivals. There are many events and festivals in Austin and if you are a fan of getting out and enjoying yourself, then this is the place to be. Also, if you want to occasionally meet a celebrity wearing a T-shirt in the street, Austin is a good place to hang out. You may bump into an artist on the street who resides in Austin or who is visiting. Here are some of the best events and festivals to attend in Austin.

Austin Film Festival

It’s a star-studded event held in Austin in late October. Its main focus is the art of screenwriting. There are panels with directors and screenwriters that run all day long followed by screenings at various theaters including the Paramount downtown. Late at night, the best schmoozing happens at the Driskill Bar. Everyone gathers here and enjoys conversations, beer, and overall good time with friends and strangers who love films.

The Grand Prix

The American grand prix featuring Formula One racing takes place in Austin. The event is held in October and brings in big crowds. The Formula One races are held worldwide and when they come to Texas, people don’t take the opportunity lightly.

South by Southwest

Dubbed SXSW, it is an event that has grown in popularity since the first event was held in 1987. It’s held in March and the festival includes interactive music components as well as film concepts. The festival’s music aspect draws bands, musicians (at different stages of their careers), and fans from all over the world. It’s a huge event for people living in Austin and thousands of fans attend the event.

Republic of Texas bikers rally

The rally held in mid-June makes the city roar with bikers from all over the country converging the occasion. The event is held at the Expo Center in downtown Austin. It’s a part trade show and part ongoing party with a parade of bikers lining up along Congress Avenue during the opening night of the rally.

Texas book festival

This is a city of readers and it’s a title many of the residents wear with pride. The festival is an event that is devoted to world-renowned authors and books as well. It’s held at the state capitol grounds in late October featuring more than 200 authors from all over the country and also has events for all ages to enjoy. If you are an author or an avid reader, this is an opportunity to mingle with authors and readers for a whole weekend.

Festivals and events in Austin Texas are plentiful. There are a myriad of fun festivals and events to attend here that can add some spice and variety to your life. Which ones would you be attending this year?

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