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Every Austin festival taking place in 2024

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A group of people dancing around two musicians with brass instruments in their hands.

This could be you at Free Week this weekend.

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Austin is well known for its live music festivals, but the Capital City is also home to major events centered on comedy, reading, food, drinks, and more.

In fact, there are so many festivals in ATX that it can be hard to keep track of them all. That’s why we’re keeping details on every local festival taking place in 2024.

*Editor’s note: If an annual festival isn’t listed here, it’s likely because 2024 dates haven’t been announced yet. Bookmark this page to stay updated on additional festival announcements.

January

Free Week | Friday, Jan. 5 + Saturday, Jan. 6 | Times vary | Multiple locations | Free | More than a dozen venues will open their doors and put on performances from local stars, including Retro Cowgirl and The Tiarras.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March, Festival, and Food Drive | Monday, Jan. 15 | 9 a.m. | Multiple locations | Free | Start the day with a march from the UT campus, which ends at a food drive and festival at Huston-Tillotson University.

February

Carnaval Brasileiro | Saturday, Feb. 3 | 9 p.m. | Speakeasy, 412 Congress Ave., Austin | $40-$250 | The annual Mardi Gras celebration features live Brazilian bands, a body painter, and lots of dancing.

OUTsider Festival | Thursday, Feb. 15-Sunday, Feb. 18 | Times vary | Location TBA | $99 | Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of this festival with performances by LGBTQ+ artists centered around this year’s theme, “The Swish Up.”

People walking into the convention center under a SXSW sign

With hundreds of panels, pop-ups, and activities, SXSW will keep you busy this March.

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March

Besame Mucho | Saturday, March 2 | 11 a.m.-11 p.m. | Circuit of the Americas | $275-$950 | See artists like Los Tigres Del Norte, Grupo Frontera, and Gloria Trevi.

Sazon Latin Food Festival | Saturday, March 2-Sunday, March 3 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Lulu’s, 10402 Menchaca Rd., Bldg. C, Austin | Cost of purchase | Grab the family and head to south Austin for a weekend of tasting Latin flavors, listening to music, and celebrating.

Rodeo Austin | Friday, March 8-Saturday, March 23 | Times vary | 9100 Decker Lake Rd., Austin | $30-$175 | It’s more than just roping and riding at this weeks-long event — attendees can also expect carnival rides, fair food, and live concerts.

Luck Reunion | Thursday, March 14 | 11 a.m. | Luck Ranch, 1100 Bee Creek Rd., Spicewood | $25-$450 | Head to Willie’s patch of the Hill Country for a day of celebrating local musicians, chefs, and artisans.

SXSW | Friday, March 8-Saturday, March 16 | Times vary | Multiple locations | $835-$1,675 | Spend a week immersed with some of the brightest minds, most talented musicians, and most cutting-edge brands at this expansive fest that brings tens of thousands of visitors to Austin.

A wide shot of the basketball court at a San Antonio Spurs game at the Moody Center

The San Antonio Spurs will return to the Moody Center this spring for the second-ever I-35 Series.

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April

Texas VegFest | Saturday, April 6 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Fiesta Gardens | Free | Thousands of Austinites can enjoy all things vegan at this springtime fest.

Books and Bees Festival | Saturday, April 6 | Times TBA | Multiple locations | Free | Check out the buzz at Bee Cave’s book festival.

Fusebox Festival | Monday, April 8-Sunday, April 14 | Times vary | Multiple locations | Cost varies by event | Explore a variety of shows from local artists working in film, theater, music, literature, and more.

Moontower Just for Laughs | Wednesday, April 10-Sunday, April 21 | Times vary | Multiple locations | $150-$275 | See performances from Andrew Schulz, Amy Sedaris, Joe Pera, and dozens of others… need we say more?

ABC Kite Fest | Sunday, April 14 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Zilker Park | Free | Bring your coolest kite to show off, or just bring a picnic blanket to take in the views at this nearly 100-year-old beloved local tradition.

Indie Meme Film Festival | Wednesday, April 17-Sunday, April 21 | Times vary | Austin Film Society, 6259 Middle Fiskville Rd., Austin | $100-$200 | Tune into South Asian cinema and Q+As at five days of screenings and events.

Austin Reggae Fest | Friday, April 19-Sunday, April 21 | Times vary | Auditorium Shores | $20-$170 | Check out Mellow Mood and The Human Rights at this event, which began as a Bob Marley tribute in 1994.

Field Guide Festival | Saturday, April 20 | 1-5 p.m. | Fiesta Gardens | $120 | Celebrate local farmers and the food they make at this event featuring live talks, kid-friendly programming, artisan vendors, and, of course, lots of food.

Austin Psych Fest | Friday, April 26-Sunday, April 28 | Times vary | The Far Out Lounge & Stage, 8504 S. Congress Ave., Austin | $75-$475 | Don’t miss headliners Courtney Barnett, The Black Angels, and Alvvays at this south Austin weekend event.

birthday party

Eeyore’s Birthday Party is one of Austin’s longest-running and most beloved traditions.

Photo By Sean Loyless [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Eeyore’s Birthday Party | Saturday, April 27 | All day | Pease Park | Free | One of Austin’s weirdest and loveliest traditions will return for its 59th year.

Sunset Valley ARTFEST | Saturday, April 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Toney Burger Center, 4713 S. Lamar Blvd., Sunset Valley | Free | Browse ~100 vendors offering unique, handmade art at this fest also featuring live music, kids activities, and food trucks.

Austin Whiskey Riot | Saturday, April 27 | 3 p.m. | Fair Market, 1100 E. 5th St., Austin | $90-$120 | Try hundreds of types of whiskey at this 21+ event for lovers of the spirit.

Austin Blues Festival | Saturday, April 27-Sunday, April 28 | 12 p.m. | Moody Amphitheater, 1401 Trinity St., Austin | $80-$500 | See Brittany Howard, Big Freedia, Jimmie Vaughan, and several others at this outdoor music fest.

May

Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival | Saturday, May 4 + Sunday, May 5 | Times vary | 6th Street, Austin | Free | This event featuring hundreds of vendors is one of the nation’s largest and longest-running arts fests.

O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships | Saturday, May 11 | 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. | Brush Square Courtyard, 409 E. 5th St., Austin | Free | Socialize with other punsters, compete in pun improv, plus, take in live music + the Punniest of Show competition.

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival | Wednesday, May 15-Sunday, May 19 | Times vary | Location TBA | Tickets TBA | The 26th edition of this film festival highlights films and videos from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.

A crowd of people wearing shorts and eating at food trucks in downtown Austin

Dig into food from some of Austin’s top chefs at Hot Luck Fest.

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Hot Luck Festival | Thursday, May 23-Sunday, May 26 | Times vary | Multiple locations | $495 | Dig into bites from some of the best chefs in the country at this fest led by Aaron Franklin, James Moody, and Mike Thelin.

ATX TV Festival | Thursday, May 30-Sunday, June 2 | Times vary | Multiple locations | $150-$535 | Advertised as “TV camp for grown-ups,” this festival features panels, pitch competitions, and cameos from major shows including “Suits.”

June

19th Fest | Sunday, June 16 | Times TBA | Location TBA | Tickets TBA | Celebrate Juneteenth with traditional soul food, live music, and local vendors.

Austin Asian American Film Festival | Wednesday, June 26-Sunday, June 30 | Times TBA | Location TBA | Tickets TBA | Enjoy several days of works from Asian and Asian American artists.

Fireworks exploding over the Google building and other skyscrapers in Downtown Austin.

See fireworks light up downtown Austin from Auditorium Shores on the Fourth of July.

Photo by Varun Yadav on Unsplash

July

Fourth of July Fireworks | Tuesday, July 4 | Times TBA | Auditorium Shores | Free | The City of Austin’s annual fireworks show includes live music from the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

August

Pie in the Sky | Friday, Aug. 30-Saturday, Aug. 31 | Times vary | Lake Kyle Park, 700 Lehman Rd., Kyle | Free | Although this fest also features live music, vendors, and pie, the showstopper of this event are the hot air balloon rides.

September

Bat Fest | Saturday, Sept. 7 | Times TBA | Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge | $20-$200 | Honor Austin’s favorite flying little creatures with a night of music, dancing, and costumes.

Austin Coffee Festival | Saturday, Sept. 28 + Sunday, Sept. 29 | Times vary | Palmer Events Center | $24-$58 | Sip brews from some of Austin’s best roasters at this event also featuring tea and food.

A crowd of fans cheer for Trixie Mattel, waving a Pride flag overhead.

ACL is just as much a fashion show as it is a festival.

Photo by Alison Narro

October

ACL Music Festival | Friday, Oct. 4-Sunday, Oct. 13 | Times vary | Zilker Park | $320-$5,670 | Austin’s signature music festival returns.

Formula 1 Pirelli US Grand Prix | Thursday, Oct. 17-Sunday, Oct. 20 | Times vary | Circuit of the Americas | $1,299-$27,063 | Don’t miss the action-packed weekend, complete with racing and live music.

Austin Film Festival | Thursday, Oct. 24-Thursday, Oct. 31 | Times vary | Multiple locations | $50-$600 | Film buffs won’t want to miss this event for all things cinema, TV, screenwriting, and podcasting.

Levitation | Thursday, Oct. 31-Sunday, Nov. 3 | Times vary | Multiple locations | Tickets TBA | This music festival for electronic and dreamy tunes has been running for more than a decade in Austin.

A group of people looking at books at the Texas Book Festival.

Get your book shopping done in between panels at the Texas Book Festival

Photo courtesy Texas Book Festival

November

Fossil Fest | Saturday, Nov. 2 + Sunday, Nov. 3 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Old Settler’s Heritage Association, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock | $3 | Learn about prehistoric life, identify fossils, and engage in kid-friendly activities.

Texas Book Festival | Saturday, Nov. 16 + Sunday, Nov. 17 | Times vary | Multiple locations | Free | Book lovers will rejoice at this downtown festival featuring live panels with authors, book signings, shopping, kids activities, and demos.

December

Austin’s New Year | Sunday, Dec. 31 | Time TBA | Auditorium Shores | Free | Send off 2024 with Austin’s annual New Year celebration.

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