Events and Festivals
1st-2nd 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Children’s Book Fair (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin) – Join in on this free literary adventure and meet popular children’s book authors and illustrators, and enjoy story time and activities.
6th 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
First Thursday in Austin (South Congress Ave., Austin) – One big block party, perfect for all ages. Businesses go all out for this event with sales, drink specials, and discounts.
7th 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
First Friday in Georgetown (Downtown Georgetown) – Spend a great evening with friends and family at First Friday on the Georgetown Square! Enjoy shopping, unique gifts, friendly folks, and great food. All ages are welcome.
9th 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Celtic Fest (San Marcos Activity Center) – The San Marcos Celtic Festival is a free celebration of St. Brigid’s day which is considered the first day of spring in Ireland. This family-friendly festival will feature traditional Irish and Celtic music, arts and crafts, and more!
Jugglefest (Navarro High School, Austin) – Now in its 27″ year, this fest features juggling, unicycling, and circus arts. All are welcome to come and learn some new tricks or to simply enjoy the show.
22nd 12:00 pm
San Marcos Mardi Gras Parade (Downtown San Marcos) – The Mistick Krewe of Okeanos Mardi Gras Parade is an annual celebration of Mardi Gras with floats, music, and lots of fun. The parade winds through the Historic Homes District of San Marcos and Downtown
City-Wide Vintage Sale (Williamson County Expo Center, Taylor) – Austin’s iconic vintage market since 1977 is coming to Taylor with vintage, antique, and repurposed items to make for a shopper’s delight.
29th 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Austin Oyster Festival (Republic Square, Austin) – This is one tasty festival you don’t want to – miss and is an annual hit among locals and visitors alike! Enjoy oysters served raw, grilled, roasted, and fried alongside delicious seafood accompaniments, beer, wine, and spirits, all with a side of live local music.
16th 7:00 am
Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5k (Downtown, Austin) – This annual event attracts more than 20,000 participants from around the world and finishes at the Texas State Capitol. Come out to run, volunteer, or cheer at this Austin tradition.
Art, Theatre & Culture
Ballet Austin’s Restless Hearts (Dell Hall, Austin) – Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend by treating someone special to ballets by two of the world’s most accomplished choreographers, George Balanchine and Christopher Wheeldon.
Come From Away (Bass Concert Hall, Austin) – This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.
5th 6:00 pm
Dashboard Confessional (Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin)
8th 7:00 pm
Charlie Wilson (H-E-B Center, Cedar Park)
8th 8:00 pm
Sarah McLachlan (Bass Concert Hall, Austin)