• Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay ResortMarch 30- April 1
    Horseshoe Bay Resort 200 Hi Cir N, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657

    Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort is the region’s only annual hot air balloon festival. Each year, thousands of balloon enthusiasts from across Texas arrive to watch hot air balloons glow and ascend over the Hill Country terrain. Event organizers will coordinate ‘flicker’ burns where pilots simultaneously make their balloons flicker by lighting up and quickly turning off the flames inside the balloons.
    Not to mention that the balloons will glow after sunset! This is a must-see event!

  • EasterApril 1
  • The University of Texas Symphony OrchestraApril 3
    Bass Concert Hall 2350 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin, TX 78712

    The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra, led by Gerhardt Zimmerman, is recognized as one of the top college orchestras in the nation. Scheduled to coincide with Passover and Easter celebrations, join the UT Symphony Orchestra and The University of Texas Choirs, under the direction of James Morrow, for a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony. This is a beautiful and unique way to experience Easter!

  • Movies in the ParkApril 5
    Northwest District Park 7000 Ardath St, Austin, TX 78757

    The Lion King will be shown at North West District Park for free by Austin Parks Foundation with Alamo Drafthouse and Whole Foods Market! Make sure to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics for a fun and relaxing evening under the beautiful Austin night sky! Dogs are welcome, and there will be food trucks!

  • Austin Fashion WeekApril 5- April 7
    Multiple Locations, Austin, TX

    This year Austin Fashion Week celebrates its 10th anniversary! Fashion X Austin is the largest week of fashion events in Texas and the 4th largest fashion week in the United States! The week emerges independent designers with hopes of being connected to boutique buyers and consumers through runway shows and pop up shops. To celebrate ten years, Austin Fashion Week will be featuring ten major events, so make sure not to miss it!

  • Austin International Poetry FestivalApril 5- April 8
    Multiple Locations, Austin, TX

    The Austin International Poetry Festival is dedicated to poetry, to past and present board members, volunteers, venues, members, affiliated organizations, patrons, sponsors, and attending poets from all corners of the world and Austin! Their goal is to promote literary excellence by uniting poets from around the world to celebrate the diversity of humanity through the power of a written and spoken word. There will be many activities to participate in, including venues, diverse themed poetry readings, open mics, workshops, music and poetry, anthology reading, dusk to dawn, and poetry symposium and more!

  • Lone Star Round UpApril 6- April 7
    Travis County Exposition Center 7311 Decker Ln, Austin, TX 78724

    The Lonestar Round Up is an outdoor car show hosted at Travis County Expo Center with a sprawling weekend-long celebration of hot rods and custom cars for the people who build them, drive them! There will be live music, a giant swap meet, vendors, and tons of traditional hot rods and custom cars from across the country! It’s a unique, home-grown and Texas-sized experience that is family friendly!

  • Exit WoundsApril 6- April 8
    Ballet Austin 501 W 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701

    Exit Wounds is a full evening of dance portrayed in three chapters that explore situations in Stephen Mills’ life. This complex dance performance explores the idea that when those we love and those who have influenced us exit this life, they leave us with beautiful memories and important lessons. You will discover the impact loss can have on our lives and the way we have to face it, understand it, and ultimately, grow beyond it. Experience this dance that will move your heart and mind at Ballet Austin!

  • Texas VegFestApril 7
    Fiesta Gardens Building 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702

    Texas VegFest is an educational event orchestrated by Texas Veg Foundation that celebrates the health, environment, and animal welfare benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. When you attend the event, you gain the knowledge necessary to begin incorporating more plant-based products! There will be educational lectures, cooking demonstrations, youth activities, fantastic food, craft beer, and live music and even more activities! Entrance to the event is free to the public.

  • Cap 10KApril 8
    Multiple Locations, Austin, TX

    Austin’s oldest annual race, the Statesman Cap10K will be celebrating its 41st race! You can also run the race with a costume on if you want to participate in the costume contest! Runners will start their race on the Congress Avenue bridge and run over Town Lake, downtown Austin and around the historic Texas State Capitol building. Live music performed by local artists will keep the rhythm with the thousands of footsteps winding through Austin. At the finish line, runners will be welcomed with a festival near the lake with food trucks, a beer garden, live music, a kids zone and race vendors to celebrate your finish!

  • Butterfly Fantasy Quilt and Stitchery ShowApril 13- April 14
    San Gabriel Park Community Center 445 E Morrow St, Georgetown, TX 78626

    The Butterfly Fantasy Quilt and Stitchery Show is a non-profit organization that is staffed entirely by volunteers. You can donate artisan supplies, fabric, books, tools, kits, quilts and quilt tops or you can buy beautiful artisan crafts. Many of the artisans who participate in this event continue using the time-honored method of handcrafting, and many use the newest innovative equipment and materials in the marketplace. All products are made by artisans 50 years or older with love for the craft.

  • Bluebonnet FestivalApril 13- April 15
    Multiple Locations, Burnet, TX

    The Bluebonnet Festival is hosted by the Chappell Hill Historical Society, a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of the community’s history and historic buildings. The festival boasts more than 250 juried exhibitors including home décor, gardening, artists, craftsmen, jewelry, clothing, and more! There will also be delicious country-style food, live entertainment and music, and tours of the historic community. A special Children’s Activity Corner provides pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, barrel train and more! This is a great event to go to with your family and friends!

  • Hounds and Heroes 5K and Family FestivalApril 14
    H-E-B Center at Cedar Park 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613

    The Hounds and Heroes 5K and Family Festival kickes off with a timed 5K run/walk at 9:00 a.m. followed by the dog costume contest at 10:00 a.m. and then “Central Texas Dogs Got Talent” contest at 11:00 a.m. All proceeds from the event go directly to The Dog Alliance”s programs including Bow Wow Therapy Dogs and Hounds for Heroes service dogs. This event is one of their biggest fundraisers of the year!

  • Waller Creek Pop-Up PicnicApril 14
    Palm Park 711 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701

    The Waller Creek Conservancy is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create and maintain a chain of extraordinary urban parks around Waller Creek, in partnership with the City of Austin. This picnic is an Austin favorite, inviting everyone to experience Waller Creek with friends and family! Enjoy picnic baskets prepared by some of Austin’s best restaurants, kick back and listen to live music, catch up with friends, and watch the sunset behind our city’s skyline.

  • Kyle Market DayApril 14
    Kyle Chamber of Commerce 101 S Burleson St, Kyle, TX 78640

    Kyle Market Days is where live music and local vendors meet fun! Join the city of Kyle to find that perfect homemade item and all while enjoying free live music! From plants, crafts, to some of the best homemade foods, you’re sure to find something you love!

  • Art City Fine Arts FestivalApril 14- April 15
    Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd,, Austin, TX 78704

    Each April, Art City Austin: Fine Arts Festival; presented by the nonprofit organization Art Alliance Austin, promotes visual art and the art marketplace in Austin. 2018 marks the 68th year of this event! Approximately 150 local and national artists will exhibit outdoors under the canopy and throughout the grounds creating a centralized hub for art in downtown Austin! There are even more events Friday night including a party with music, performance, activations, and much more!

  • East Austin Urban Farm TourApril 15
    Multiple Locations, Austin, TX

    The East Austin Urban Farm Tour is a fundraising event with all the proceeds going to Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance. Enjoy delicious bites from many of Austin’s top chefs using the freshest farm ingredients and handcrafted sips from local brewers, wine merchants, and mixologists on each farm. Guided farm tours allow guests to get to know the farmers behind the food and learn how it’s grown. The tour takes place on four working urban farms; Boggy Creek Farm, Hausbar Farms, Rain Lily Farm and Springdale Farm!

  • Fusebox FestivalApril 17- April 22
    Multiple Locations, Austin, TX

    Fusebox Festival is a city-wide celebration featuring artists from all over the world! Their goal is to put on a festival built that creates a space for the unexpected, for disruption, for discovery, and for experimentation. It’s also a powerful moment to connect, imagine new things together, and build community. The performances, the parties, the meals, and the discussions leverage and celebrate the potential of the live situation!

  • Moontower Comedy FestivalApril 18- April 21
    Multiple Locations, Austin, TX

    Moontower Comedy Festival is presented by the Paramount Theatre, and brings you some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe! This marathon of side-splitting nights throughout the city brings over 100 comedians doing everything from stand-up and sketch to improv and musical comedy! National headliners such as Jo Koy, Tig Notaro, Mike Birbiglia, Tiffany Haddish, Mike Birbiglia, David Cross, and Weird Al will be there, up-and-comers 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!

  • Old Settlers Music FestivalApril 19- April 22
    Old Settler’s Park 1616 FM 3158, Tilmon, TX 78616

    At Old Settler’s Music Festival, there are almost three dozen bands, performance workshops, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, music stores, youth talent competition, gospel shows, Friday and Saturday concerts at the Salt Lick Pavilion, wholesome food, libations and more! Some of this year’s lineup includes Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth and Bob Schneider! They also offer camping at the festival creating a cultural experience all of its own, and the grounds rival some of the most beautiful festival camping sites in the world! The best part is that kids twelve and under get in free when accompanied by a paying adult! This year they are now offering multi-day “teen” priced tickets!

  • Austin Reggae FestivalApril 20- April 22
    Auditorium Shores 900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    The Austin Reggae Festival brings three days of incredible dub music with international food and art vendors to the city’s most picturesque outdoor venue! Headliners for the 2018 event include the Wailers, Black Uhuru, Kabaka Pyramid and the and the Bebble Rockers, Sister Nancy, Nattali Rize, New Kingston, Mighty Mystic and many more! The Austin Reggae Festival benefits the Central Texas Food Bank, and over the last decade, this event has raised more than $1,000,000 to help feed hungry families in the Central Texas region.

  • Texas Community Music FestivalApril 20- April 29
    Central Market 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

    The Texas Community Music Festival has a wide variety of music genres and dancing including musical gamut, jazz, traditional bierhaus, Scottish pipe, orchestras, drums, and Middle Eastern Bellydancing. For 2018, the festival celebrates its 13th anniversary, which means that this year will be the best year yet!

  • MotoGPApril 20- April 22
    Circuit of the Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617

    Now firmly established as one of the most thrilling race experiences of the year, MotoGP brings the world’s most talented and skilled motorcycle riders to the Circuit of the Americas for the ultimate race! You can expect a jam-packed weekend of world-class two-wheeled excitement on-track alongside an incredible schedule of off-track entertainment. MotoAmerica will also bring its signature brand of star-spangled motorcycle racing to the track, filling out a stacked lineup of the world’s greatest motorcycle riders. This will be a weekend you won’t forget!

  • The Weird Homes TourApril 21
    Multiple Locations, Austin, TX

    The Weird Homes Tour is an annual event of like-minded people who are inspired by the strange, the kooky, the odd and the unexpected parts of Austin and the world. It showcases what “Keep Austin Weird” is all about! Visit the inside of the homes of collectors of oddities, rare art collectors, performance artists, painters, sculptors and architects who keep Austin’s weird culture thriving!

  • Earth DayApril 22
  • Hill Country Film FestivalApril 26- April 29
    Multiple Locations, Fredericksburg, TX

    The Hill Country Film festival is a celebration of independent film, screens over 90 independent films (short and feature length), hosts revealing Question and Answers, provides captivating filmmaker panel discussions and nightly festival parties giving attendees a chance to rub elbows with filmmakers! All these activities and events will be held at Fritztown Cinema in Fredericksburg.

  • Levitation April 26- April 29
    Multiple Locations, Austin, TX

    Levitation is series of events and music festivals curated and organized by The Reverberation Appreciation Society and started with the first Austin Psych Fest in 2008. The Festival has now grown into an international event that attracts attendees and fans from around the world! This year’s line up will include Ty Segall, Parquet Courts, Electric Wizard, Panda Bear, Slowdive, Ministry, Thee Oh Sees, The Black Angels, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and more!

  • Texas Burlesque FestivalApril 27- April 28
    Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

    The Texas Burlesque Festival is a two-day hoedown and showdown celebrating the revival of burlesque, cabaret and vaudeville! This festival is a weekend that overflows with opportunities to refine your bump and grind including parties, a roundtable with brunch, workshops, and performances. Their mission is to foster a supportive community among performers in Texas, across the United States and the world through networking and professional performance opportunities.

  • Founders Day FestivalApril 27- April 29
    Downtown Dripping Springs 511 Mercer Street, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

    The Founders Day Festival is the largest annual community event in Dripping Springs! The three-day festival celebrates the founding of Dripping Springs and its community since 1850 and offers a variety of family-friendly activities. The spring festival kicks off with the Grand Parade followed by live music on two stages! There will be a carnival, cook-off competitions and arts and crafts vendors, and more! This festival offers something for everyone to participate in!

  • Austin Food and Wine FestivalApril 27- April 29
    Auditorium Shores 900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    The Austin Food and Wine Festival marks a collaboration between C3 Presents and some of Texas’ most celebrated chefs and restaurateurs! Some of these chefs include Tim Love, Tyson Cole and Jesse Herman! This is their 7th year bringing the food and wine festival into Texas, and they promise to give you a gourmet celebration unlike any other! There will be cooking demos, wine and cocktail seminars, a Grand Taste Pavilion, 40 food artisans and an autograph tent! A portion of the Festival’s proceeds will benefit The Austin Food & Wine Alliance, who are dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in Central Texas.

  • Red Poppy FestivalApril 27- April 29
    Georgetown Square, Georgetown, TX

    Known as the “Red Poppy Capital Of Texas,” Georgetown is one of the few places in the United States where red poppies grow naturally every year. So come over and celebrate its signature red poppies with the 19th Annual Red Poppy Festival, April 27-29! The festival encompasses three days of concerts (headliner is Joe Nichols), parades, contests, art, food and family fun in the downtown area.

  • Eeyore’s BirthdayApril 28
    Pease Park 100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX 78705

    Eeyore’s Birthday Party is a fundraiser to benefit non-profit groups in Austin. Some of these groups will be selling hot and cold food (there will also be a vegetarian menu), soft drinks, juices, spring water, and Texas beer! Make sure to wear a costume since there will be costume contests and other games with prizes for children of all ages! There will be plenty of activities to participate in such as face painting, henna, and temporary tattoos. All while engaging in these activities, you can listen to live music! Happy Birthday, Eeyore!

  • Lake Travis Spring FestApril 28
    Hill Country Galleria 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX 78738

    SpringFest is the premier event in the South Lake Travis area at the Hill Country Galleria! Presented by St. David’s Emergency Center, the festival is the perfect community and family fun event on a perfect Spring weekend in Lake Travis. SpringFest is expecting record attendance this year, so mark your calendars and save the date for SpringFest 2018!

  • Sunset Valley Art FestApril 28
    Sunset Valley City Hall 3205 Jones Rd, Sunset Valley, TX 78745

    Each year, over 4,000 art lovers gather at the Sunset Valley ArtFest’s grounds for an amazing day of artistic appreciation and exploration. Sunset Valley ArtFest’s goal is to advocate for the enhancement and integration of the arts in their community. The ArtFest showcases a variety of media and art forms such as painting, jewelry, sculpture, dance, live music, interactive craft activities for children and more! This is a great event to attend with your family and friends!

  • Buda Wiener Dog RacesApril 28- April 29
    Buda City Park 204 San Antonio St, Buda, TX 78610

    Every spring the Buda Lion’s Club hosts their annual Buda Wiener Dog Races at Buda City Park. Their yearly country fair and fundraiser begins with the cutest pet parade, followed by the nationally known Wiener Dog Races, where the speediest dachshunds take to the track! Not to mention that there will also be a BBQ cook-off, a bake-off, arts and crafts, games for the kids, a washer tournament and lots of entertainment!

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