From Carnaval Brasileiro to Austin Oyster Fest, February has a lot of exciting events to attend! Check out these fun events happening this month!
- FronteraFest – January 14- February 15
Multiple Locations Austin, TX It’s time to heat up your winter nights again, with the 27th season of FronteraFest at Hyde Park Theatre! The Short Fringe, the Long Fringe, BYOV, or Mi Casa (as always and ever), FronteraFest is five weeks of alternative, offbeat, new, and just plain off-the-wall fringe theatre. Every night they present a new, unjuried bill of four or five plays no longer than 25 minutes each. Taking place at venues across Austin, this celebration is a great way to see the city while supporting the arts. Too bad there’s no actual way to expect the unexpected because that is your only hope!
- PrintAustin EXPO20 – January 15- February 15
Multiple Locations Austin, TX With several professional print shops, nationally recognized university printmaking programs, internationally acclaimed print collections, and a thriving printmaking community, Austin is a hub for printmaking in Texas! The PrintAustin team is working with organizations and individuals throughout the Austin visual arts community to showcase fine art prints during this annual event. Their month-long event celebrates the art of original printmaking and educating the public about the traditions of printmaking, as well as showcasing the innovations of the contemporary approach. So, come out and support local artists!
- Trolls LIVE! – January 31- February 2
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613 Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch, and all their Trolls friends come to life on stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first-ever live tour! Jam-packed with epic music, glitter, humor, and happiness, Trolls LIVE! will visit H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, January 31-February 2 for six Trolls-tastic performances!
- Migrations World Dance and Music Festival – January 31- February 2
Wingate by Wyndham Round Rock Hotel & Conference Center 1209 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Round Rock, TX 78664 The Migrations World Dance and Music Festival is inspired by the way dance were passed through families, communities, from culture to culture, sharing and morphing from initial forms into the myriad of fusions, styles, and beautiful shapes it takes now. The festival is a three-day workshop that celebrates and focuses on dances from around the world, such as belly dance, flamenco, drum, zills, Bollywood, Chinese classical dance, ATS, classical Indian dance, and more! Not only will there be dancing, but there will be two nights of shows with live music!
- Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival – January 31- February 2
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704 Performers with many tattoos and skilled tattoo artists will feature a unique balance of entertainment and education at the festival. Seminars are offered for those interested in tattoo art history, form, and meaning. Tattoo contests are held throughout the festival, allowing attendees the chance to have the craft tattoos practiced on them by professional, skilled tattoo artists!
- Happy Trails Trail Race 5k/10k – February 1
Dripping Springs Ranch Park 1042 Event Center Dr, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 Happy Trails Trail Race is a women’s 10K and 5K trail race in Dripping Springs! Join the City of Dripping Springs for a fun run on a well-marked course and enjoy pancakes and coffee at the finish! Each participant will receive a women’s cut v-neck tech tee, and the 1st place finisher of the race will receive a unique finisher award!
- Kerrville Renaissance Festival – February 1- February 2
River Star Arts & Event Park 4000 Riverside Dr, Kerrville, TX 78028 Travel back in time to the middle ages, filled with adventure, music, romance, and fun for the whole family! Play games of skill, eat a turkey leg, and shop in their Marketplace featuring over 40 artisans!. You can also enjoy the Kerrville Renaissance Festival’s headlining entertainers and musical acts on seven stages. Though it occurs in Texas over two weekends in January and February, the adventure of a lifetime begins here! Huzzah!
- Shen Yun – February 1- February 2
The Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away!
- Gary Clark Jr. with Special Appearance by the Dixie Chicks – February 6
ACL Live 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 Voices for Justice is the signature fundraising event for Proclaim Justice, Inc., a 501(c)(3) dedicated to winning freedom for inmates who are factually innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted. All proceeds from the event will support winning freedom for innocent victims who are falsely imprisoned.
- Rodeo Austin Gala – February 8
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704 The Rodeo Austin Gala & Youth Art Auction is one of Austin’s largest black-tie affairs! A purchase of a Rodeo Austin Gala table is a great way to entertain clients, guests, friends, or family, and it helps Rodeo Austin support young Texans through scholarship and other award-giving. The evening includes a cocktail hour, a gourmet dinner, one-of-a-kind silent, and live auctions, and boot-tapping live music entertainment by Gary Allan and special guest Bri Bagwell!
- Chili Cook-Off – February 9
Hotel San José 1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 Join Jo’s Coffee for their 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off benefitting Urban Roots Farm. Since 2005, Jo’s has hosted an annual Chili Cook-off, Two Steppin’ Competition and Benefit each winter. The event supports non-profit groups addressing hunger issues locally and draws amateur and professional culinary talent into a fierce battle for the prized trophy chili pot. Entry is free, so enjoy the day and listen to some great live music! Chili tasting wristbands are $25 and are available day of (you get a sample of each chili along with one ticket to vote for your favorite). Winner’s will be announced at 3 pm, so get your vote in early!
- Austin RV Expo – February 13- February 16
Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701 The Recreational Vehicle Industry is experiencing exponential growth, and that’s no surprise considering what they know about RVing! There is no better way to explore, reunite, and travel in the comfort of your own home! The Austin RV Expo strives to produce RV shows in Central Texas that are attendee focused! Are you looking for the latest and greatest? Are you looking for accessories for your perfect RV? Looking for Seminars on how to maintain an RV? They’ve got it all!
- Valentine’s Day – February 14
- Bob Schneider & the Moonlight Orchestra – February 14
ACL Live 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 Treat your sweetheart to a romantic Valentine’s evening with Bob Schneider and The Moonlight Orchestra featuring the Tosca Strings with special guests Lex Land and Ian Flanigan! The show will include classic love songs as well as favorites from the Bob Schneider songbook!
- Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival – February 14- February 15
Multiple Locations Fredericksburg, TX Celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas. Champagne. Rose’. Live Music. Hot Air Balloons. Helicopters. Fireworks. Oysters. Crawfish Boil. Cocktails. Vendors. Come enjoy an amazing Valentine’s Weekend experience in the heart of the Texas Hill Country! Capped at a limited number of guests the entire weekend, purchase your tickets early as they sell out each year.
- Pistons on the Square – February 15
Georgetown Square Georgetown, TX Pistons on the Square is a gathering of antique, classic, muscle, and late model cars and motorcycles on the Square in Georgetown Texas the third Saturday of every month, 8-10 a.m., and is free to attend! They list most all automotive related events featuring hot rods, customs, muscle cars, antique and classic automobiles, electric cars, military vehicles, sports cars, art cars, and even trains and air shows!
- Excused Absence Comedy Festival – February 15
ColdTowne Theater 4803 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751 Excused Absence Comedy Festival is a chance for comedy fans of all ages to see award-winning adult and youth comics in an age-appropriate setting. This marathon-style event is organized in show blocks that feature youth acts opening for some of Austin’s most beloved improv troupes. Workshops, improv jams, and social events round out the weekend!
- Austin Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K – February 16
Downtown Austin Congress and 2nd Ave, Austin, TX The 2020 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K presented by Under Armour will fill Austin’s streets with more than 20,000 runners! If you missed the unveiling of their new marathon course in 2019, then 2020 is your year! Participants are treated to experience Austin’s finest! Runners will race along open roads that pass iconic landmarks like UT Tower, The I Love You Mural and the Austin Power Plant. Enjoy miles of Austin unique neighborhoods such as SOCO district and Hyde Park and get greeted by cheering crowds as you close in on the finish line in front of the Texas State Capitol on historic Congress Ave!
- Robotters International Festival – February 17- February 18
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613 The inaugural Robotters International Festival is three events in one: a K-12 STEM competition, a consumer robot showcase, and an expert speaker seminar. From 5-year-old future engineers to some of today’s leading roboticists, they are inviting people from all over the world, including the US, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Brazil to participate.
- Come From Away – February 18- February 23
Bass Concert Hall 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78701 Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America! 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. Cultures clashed, and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
- OUTsider Fest – February 19- February 23
Multiple Locations Austin, TX OUTsider is an Austin-based transmedia nonprofit that celebrates the bold originality and creative nonconformity of the LGBTQ+ communities through the presentation of provocative, overlooked, and out-of-the-box film, dance, theater, performance art, music, writing, and visual art. Through its annual festival and conference, OUTsider unites queer artists, audiences, and scholars from around the globe to exchange ideas, ignite conversations, transcend boundaries and experience new pleasures through artistic discovery!
- Jugglefest XXVII – February 21- February 23
Navarro High School 1201 Payton Gin Rd, Austin, TX 78758 Celebrating its 27th year, Jugglefest is a three-day event full of workshops, games, demonstrations, and shows featuring juggling, unicycling, and related circus arts. There will be 21 hours of workshops, games, door prizes, trick trading, and more! Everyone is welcome to come on down to pick up the basics, learn some new tricks, meet some crazy people, or just chill out and watch.
- Carnaval Brasileiro – February 22
Emo’s Austin 2015 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741 Austin’s Carnaval Brasileiro is one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside of Brazil. Their unique semi-cohesive and conscious environment have been growing like Austin. Brasileiro-style samba, costumes, and wild abandon can all be seen in the heart of Texas. So come out and celebrate Carnaval with your family and friends!
- Austin Modern Home Tour – February 22
Multiple Locations Austin, TX The Austin Modern Home Tour celebrates over a decade of collaborative exchange between architects, developers, designers, and real estate professionals, and invites every Austinite to join the Modern Movement! Founded by Krisstina Wise of Goodlife Luxury and produced and developed by co-owner James Leasure and his Modern Architecture + Design Society (MA+DS), the Austin Modern Home Tour has become a landmark Austin event.
- Mardi Gras Bar Crawl – February 22
6th Street Austin, TX The Mardi Gras Bar Crawl is coming to Austin Saturday, February 22nd, 2020! Bar Crawl Austin is turning 6th Street into Bourbon Street for the biggest Mardi Gras celebration and party! Collect thousands of beads and drink SoCo Hurricanes! It’s an incredible day of green, purple, and gold New Orleans style fun!
- An Evening With Pitbull – February 23
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613 The music of Pitbull defines a generation and soundtracks a global movement. As much as he elevated himself out of the streets and on to the international stage, he also heeded the call to grow from an entertainer to an ambassador of change. As much as listeners proudly recite the words to “Time Of Our Lives” or “Give Me Everything,” they also fervently quote his equally unforgettable aphorisms turn a negative into a positive and dale! His signature phrase that encapsulates Pitbull’s belief is that anything is possible!
- VEGANCHILL Fest – February 23
Springdale Station 979 Springdale Rd Suite #160, Austin, TX 78702 Come out for Veganchill Fest, the biggest Adult Vegan Party in Texas on Sunday, February 23rd! Doors will open at 12 pm for general admission, and 11 am for VIP ticket holders. There will be Slow-flow yoga at 11 am for VIP ticket holders. Live DJ and entertainment throughout the whole event and live drag queen performances. Not to mention live art painting, games, raffles, and gifts! There will be 40+ vegan vendors and AC inside the venue. Four bars will be serving the coldest drinks you can find in TX!
- Harlem Globetrotters – February 27- February 28
Frank Erwin Center 1701 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 The Original Harlem Globetrotters all-new Pushing the Limits World Tour is headed your way. This is more than a basketball game. It is more than a show. It is the one and only Harlem Globetrotters in an all-new, larger-than-life world tour. You’ll be on your feet, out of your seat, laughing until it hurts and loving every moment!
- Austin Oyster Festival – February 29
Republic Square 422 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701 Austin Oyster Festival presents a variety of Gulf and East Coast oysters prepared in nearly every way imaginable; on the half shell, grilled, roasted, fried, in gumbo, and more! With other offerings, including Creole BBQ shrimp, Shrimp Po’Boys, and Crispy Spiced Pommes Frites, the beautiful bivalves will be enjoyed with perfect accompaniments. Also, Bloody Mary Bars featuring Bloody Revolution, mineral water by Topo Chico, specialty cocktails by Deep Eddy Vodka, premium wine selections from favorite brands, and craft beers will round out the extensive beverage menu!
- Spicewood Vineyards’ Chili Cook-Off – February 29
Spicewood Vineyards 1419 Co Rd 409, Spicewood, TX 78669 Each year they ask up to 40 different chili competitors to come out and flex their chili making muscles so that you can stroll around while sipping wine and slurping chili. Vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award, while a panel of esteemed judges will figure out the top three. A ticket gets you a commemorative glass to keep, which they fill once with either their Sauvignon Blanc or Cabernet Claret, chili until it runs out, and four hours of exceptional live music. They are super excited to have David Beck’s Tejano Weekend headlining, as well as some other great music earlier in the day!