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35 Things to Do in Austin in March | Austin March Events


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Marc Anthony Opus Tour 2020March 1
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613 Marc Anthony is one of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture. He has received countless gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He has been credited with over 30 Billboard chart hits and over 4.7 Billion views on YouTube. His album, Marc Anthony 3.0, released July 23, 2013, has received an American Music Award; a GRAMMY® Award nomination; five Premios Lo Nuestro; two Premios Juventud; ten Billboard Latin Music Awards; three Billboard Awards; and special recognition from the Univision television network.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!March 1
The Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 Whatever you do, don’t let The Pigeon star in his own musical production! Because it’s not easy being The Pigeon– you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. With a script written by Mo Willems, this comedic musical production is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party!

Buda Farmer’s MarketMarch 1
Buda Mill & Grain Co. 306 S Main St, Buda, TX 78610 The Downtown Buda Farmers Market is a place where farmers, producers and artisans can gather to provide fresh local goods, promote sustainability and support healthy living. Market shoppers will find fresh produce, meat, eggs, bread, kombucha, handmade soaps, baked goods, handmade candy and fudge, honey, gluten-free products, plants, crafts, ready to eat food, olive oil, pet products and more. Enjoy live music from local musicians while supporting your local vendors. Come be a part of the magic that is Buda!

Amplify AustinMarch 5
The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living 2351 Oakmont Dr, Round Rock, TX 78665 Amplify Austin’s mission is to cultivate the power of giving back. The 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together while helping local nonprofits. Programs such as Amplify Austin Day, See Jane Give, Give Back Jack, and Austin Involved Board Internship are designed to encourage participants to find the issue they care most about and take action to become part of the solution. This inspires the people of Austin and their neighbors to make a difference in their community by connecting them with the causes they’re passionate about on one easy-to-use platform where they can donate to charities in their neighborhood. So get involved by giving back and making a difference in your community!

Gabriel Iglesias “Beyond The Fluffy” World TourMarch 6
Frank Erwin Center 1701 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 Gabriel Iglesias is one of a handful of comedians with the distinct honor to headline and sell out the Staples Center, Madison Square Garden, and the Sydney Opera House. In addition to being one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, Iglesias is also one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube, with over 410 million views and has over 14 million fans across social media. He was recently featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018 issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Lorne Michaels.

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure 35th Anniversary Tour with Paul ReubensMarch 6
ACL Live 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 The 35th anniversary of the film is being celebrated with Pee-wee’s Big Adventure 35th Anniversary Tour with Paul Reubens. Each event will include a special screening of the film, followed by amazing stories about the making of the movie told by Paul Reubens. Three levels of exclusive VIP packages will be available that include a ticket as well as a super-secret gift, plus photo opportunity as well as a signed print. For further details, visit peewee.com.

BBQ AustinMarch 6- March 7
Rodeo Austin 9100 Decker Lake Rd, Austin, TX 78724 If your a big fan of smokey barbeque, as most of us do in Texas, don’t miss this chance to see and taste some of the best barbeque in Texas! At BBQ Austin, cities from all over Texas send their best bbq teams to compete in the Invitational Division for the title of “State of Texas BBQ Grand Champion.” Additionally, all teams compete for the title and purse of “BBQ Austin Grand Champion.” Not to mention, you can also enjoy free samples!

GT World Challenge AmericaMarch 6- March 8
Circuit of the Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617 The GT World Challenge America will return to COTA on March 6-8 to open their 2020 season. The 90-minute SprintX style format provides racing fans with some of the most exhilarating competition in the motorsports world. For the sixth time at COTA, GT World Challenge America will bring an action-packed weekend with roaring engines from seven different manufacturers as drivers go door to door in a highly competitive series!

Water Lantern FestivalMarch 7
Mueller Lake Park 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723 Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime! This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven’t met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.

Austin Bold FCMarch 7
Circuit of the Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617 Austin Bold FC is an American professional soccer team located within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Austin, Texas. Founded in 2017, the team made its debut in the USL Championship in 2019. Join Austin FC at the Circuit of the Americas for their season opener game against New Mexico United on March 7th at 7:30 pm!

The Banff Centre Mountain Film FestivalMarch 9
The Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 Direct from the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival, and Whole Earth Provision Co. presents the first of two nights of the 2020 edition of the World Tour with films that explore remote landscapes and cultures as well as adrenaline-fueled action sports. This event will be sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you. Proceeds from your ticket will support our Texas State Parks!

Post Malone – Runaway TourMarch 10
Frank Erwin Center 1701 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 Grammy® Award-nominated diamond-certified Dallas, TX artist Post Malone extends the Runaway Tour. Swae Lee will be the special guest with Tyla Yaweh. Post Malone doesn’t stop making history. His latest album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” recently returned to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for the fifth non-consecutive week, marking the longest run atop the chart this year. It stands out as the biggest album event of 2019 and will continue his reign in 2020.

38th Annual Austin Music AwardsMarch 11
ACL Live 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 The Society for the Preservation of Texas Music and The Austin Chronicle are proud to present the 38th annual Austin Music Awards on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020, at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater. Hosted by comedian Chris Cubas, and 2019 Best Guitarist winner, Jackie Venson. Founded in 1983 by The Austin Chronicle, Austin Music Awards annually recognizes the accomplishments of local artists and industry professionals who have forged Austin’s international music reputation. For 37 years, Austin music fans have chosen the Chronicle’s Music Poll and Austin Music Awards winners, but for the 2020 AMA’s, votes will also determine the performance line-up!

The Office! A Musical ParodyMarch 11
The Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin. The Office! A Musical Parody, currently playing Off-Broadway in New York City, is the unauthorized parody of the hit TV show, “The Office.” Don’t miss this hilarious new musical that lovingly pokes fun at everyone’s favorite coworkers. Your favorite moments from all 9 seasons mashed up into one “typical” day with Michael, Jim, Pam, Dwight, and others at The Office.

AladdinMarch 11- March 22
Bass Concert Hall 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78701 Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, and the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. See why audiences and critics agree, ALADDIN is “Exactly What You Wish For!”

Chris Stapleton All-American Road ShowMarch 12
Frank Erwin Center 1701 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” will return this summer and fall with an extensive new run of shows. Special guests include Jamey Johnson and Yola!

SXSW 2020- CANCELLEDMarch 13- March 22
Multiple Locations Austin, TX If you want to stay in Austin this spring break, then head out to SXSW! The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences and Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Check out their website and browse the programming overview by day and start building your own customized schedule today as you get ready for your next SXSW adventure! Stay tuned for more programming announcements throughout the 2020 season!

Austin Music & Arts FestivalMarch 14
Old Settlers Park 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665 Join the City of Round Rock, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, and Outlaw Nation are at the Austin Music & Arts Festival! Come and enjoy major concerts, professional artists, a classic car show, a custom motorcycle show, a camper and RV show, and dozens of fun attractions and highlights. National recording artists will be performing throughout the afternoon and evening on the main stage, as well as juried visual artists presenting the heritage and the culture of Round Rock’s great art community. And best of all, admission is FREE! So, bring the whole family for a fantastic weekend of fun.

Festival of Color and LoveMarch 14
Radha Madhav Dham 400 Barsana Rd, Austin, TX 78737 Come out and play with colors and feel like a kid again at the Festival of Color and Love! There will be live music performed, Bollywood dance performances, and delicious authentic Indian food! If you don’t know how to Bollywood dance, there will be dance workshops so you can participate in their famous Holi Rain Dance!

Rodeo AustinMarch 14- March 28
Rodeo Austin 9100 Decker Lake Rd, Austin, TX 78724 Rodeo Austin is a family-friendly event and offers something for everyone! The top-ranked athletes in each rodeo event compete in Rodeo Austin for the title of Champion! In an action-packed two hours, fans enjoy extreme competition, bullfighting entertainment, and the fan-favorite Mutton Bustin’. There will be a carnival, shopping, food and a variety of shows and special attractions. Rodeo Austin also hosts over 100 live music performances during the fifteen-day Fair and Rodeo with a variety of music from Texas country to punk rock! Exhibitors from Texas and across the nation travel to Austin each year to show their animals as well!

St. Patrick’s Day Austin- CANCELLEDMarch 15
Pioneer Farms 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr, Austin, TX 78754 Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day 2020 by grabbing your friends and family for an epic weekend of Irish celebration! St. Patrick’s Day Austin is the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day since they are committed to authentic Irish culture. No green beer (just the finest Irish imports in the color the Irish gods intended) and no leprechauns! Come for fierce Irish tradition and fun for the whole family!

South By San JoséMarch 18- March 21
Hotel San José 1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 South x San José will return to the Hotel San José and Jo’s parking lot for the 21st year with live music, local vendors, and good times. Rain or shine and the party is always and forever free to attend. Stay tuned for music announcements!

Indie FestMarch 20- March 21
Eureka! 200 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 Indie Fest is a FREE Independent Artists Showcase event happening during Music Week in Austin next March 2020. Texas Indie Fest 2020 will be a two day independent music showcase featuring the best emerging artists from around the country.

Hooked on Fishing Spring TournamentMarch 21
Lake Kyle 700 Lehman Rd, Kyle, TX 78640 This unique tournament will test your strategic ability to catch qualifying species of fish in Lake Kyle such as Large-Mouth Bass, Sunfish/Perch, and Channel Catfish! The Grand Prize is to be announced! 100 percent of the proceeds from this tournament will go to the Kid’s Fishing Clinic & Derby and Lake Kyle Development. This fishing tournament is open to all adults (18 and older) with a valid Texas Freshwater Fishing License.

Dripping Springs Farmers MarketMarch 25
Dripping Springs Ranch Park 1042 Event Center Dr, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 The City of Dripping Springs believes that local agriculture is essential to the region’s economy and is committed to making economic and educational connections between residents and local agricultural producers through the Dripping Springs Farmers Market. The market is a Texas Department of Agriculture certified farmers’ market and operates in accordance with all city, county, state and federal laws, for the benefit of vendors and customers alike.

Clyde Littlefield Texas RelaysMarch 25- March 28
Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium 707 Clyde Littlefield Dr, Austin, TX 78712 Watch the Longhorns Cross Country, and Track & Field team take on other colleges in the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays! This premier track & field event brings together the best high school, college, and professional athletes from Texas, the U.S., and the world!

Urban Music FestMarch 27- March 28
Auditorium Shores 900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 The Urban Music Fest is Austin’s only music festival focused on R&B, neo-soul, and hip-hop music! UMF has had over 500 musicians play on the Auditorium Shores, and 10,000 festival attendees come to the festival! This year’s festival will be a fun-filled weekend full of great entertainment and community participation! All are welcomed to join in the fun!

Austin Home & Garden ShowMarch 27- March 29
Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701 The Austin Home & Garden Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned local and international home professionals. Whether you’re joining them at the Austin Convention Center with a specific project in mind or just looking for some inspiration, their local home professionals have you covered. With hundreds of booths to explore and several unique feature displays to enjoy, this is a valuable event for all Austin homeowners! This year’s special guest is Ty Pennington from TLC’s Trading Spaces and ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition!

Sturgill Simpson: A Good Look’n TourMarch 28
Frank Erwin Center 1701 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 Following the release of his new album, “Sound & Fury,” Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson has announced North American dates for his 2020! Acclaimed country breakout star and very special guest Tyler Childers, will join Simpson on tour for a once-in-a-lifetime live show experience. Offering a rare quote to media, Simpson said, “We are a live band. Everyone knows we are a live band. Steal the record or give it away, just come to the shows. For free tickets, send a message to Tyler’s Instagram.”

Blanton Block PartyMarch 28
Blanton Museum of Art 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712 Join The Blanton for a free day-to-night community festival to kick off Spring and celebrate the big changes on our block. Explore a revolutionary period in Latin American art through our exhibition “The Avant-Garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s” and learn how Amauta magazine connected artists and ideas internationally. The Blanton Block Party is the perfect fusion of live music and world-class art, providing outdoor family art activities, local food, and tours throughout the day! Event parking will be offered at a special rate of $5.

Mighty Texas Dog Walk 2020March 28
Austin Amerivan-Statesman 305 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 Join thousands of dogs and their best friends for a scenic stroll, free samples galore, and amazing advice from top vets and trainers. This year’s costume & team theme is Dogs Are Magic! There will also be lots of cool selfie backdrops for you and your dog! Dogs will also be receiving awards such as Team Raising the Most Donations, Largest Team, and Best Team Costumes. The grand prize winner will receive 2 SXSW wristbands for the individual biggest fundraiser from a team! You can also save $10 when you pre-register online!

Warrior DashMarch 28
Rusty’s Walnut Creek Ranch 394 Pleasant Chapel Rd, Cedar Creek, TX 78612 With over two and a half million participants worldwide since 2009, Warrior Dash reinvented the concept of a 5k run and created a revolution: Warrior Nation! Take down 12 world-class obstacles and test your strength against the muddiest obstacles around, and venture through mud-caked backroads and uneven terrain as you race over three miles to the finish line. Then enjoy listing to a live DJ, have some beer, grub on food, and experience warrior games all day long before and after your race!

Zilker Kite FestivalMarch 29
Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704 Let your imagination take flight! On March 29th, join thousands of Austinites in Zilker Park for the 91st Zilker Kite Fest! Held each year in March, the Zilker Kite Fest is one of Austin’s most beloved, family-friendly traditions. Zilker Kite Fest boasts day-long activities for all ages, including the traditional kite-flying contest and showcase, and MossFest, a children’s music concert. Soar into spring and join thousands of Austinites for a free, all-day event filled with kite making, flying, and gazing!

Paw Patrol Live! Race to the RescueMarch 31- April 1
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613 No job is too big, and no pup is too small! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” an action-packed, music-filled production. The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol, produced by Spin Master Entertainment, will visit H-E-B Center, March 31, and April 1!

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