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

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  • Amplify AustinMarch 1
    1210 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702

    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!

  • First Thursday on South CongressMarch 1
    South Congress Austin, TX 78704

    On the First Thursday of every month along South Congress, shops stay open until about 10:00 p.m! Some of the stores have specials, sales, give out drinks, and some of the restaurants and bars have drink specials as well! Local vendors set up on the sidewalk and have anything from handcrafted jewelry, art, and clothing to unique Austin artifacts! It feels like a big neighborhood block party! Not to mention there are also Musicians that play along the street and that South Congress Hotel usually has a party going on with live music, drink specials, and more!

  • Buda Farmer’s MarketMarch 1-March 31
    Buda City Hall 121 N. Main Street, Buda, TX 78610

    With a strong focus on sustainability, the Buda Downtown Farmers Market provides visitors, residents and local businesses with high-quality goods and the freshest, most nutritious and most reasonably priced locally grown produce! Farmers, producers, and artisans can gather to provide fresh local goods such as produce, eggs, art, etc.!

  • Wine and Cheese PairingsMarch 2
    Fall Creek Vineyards 18059 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619

    Fall Creek Vineyard and Antonelli’s Cheese are bringing together a favorite combination of food and drinks: cheese and wine! Join them on Friday, March 2 from 6-8 pm for a delicious wine and cheese class on the art of pairing wine and cheese. They will be serving six artisanal kinds of cheese from Antonelli’s with six of Fall Creek’s favorite wines! Come out for a chance to taste our way through cheesy, vinous education!

  • BBQ AustinMarch 2-March 3
    Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Ln, 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!

  • 2018 Warrior DashMarch 3
    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. The enjoy listing to a live DJ, have some beer, grub on food, and experience warrior games all day long before and after your race!

  • The Brunch BoatMarch 4
    Austin Tour Company 607 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701

    Austin Tour Company teamed up with Capital Cruises and 365 Things Austin to bring you The Brunch Boat! A brunch-time party cruise on Town Lake! Enjoy great music (Resident DJ), food (pizza, breakfast tacos, chips, queso, and salsa), and beverages (Bloody Mary’s, coffee, Topo Chico, beer and Mighty Swell) aboard a fabulous boat with air conditioning, bathrooms, and a gorgeous roof deck. You can also get great pictures and views of the Austin skyline from the boat roof deck! This amazing deal is only $45 per person and is an event for people 21+ only.

  • 89th ABC Kite FestMarch 4
    Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    Held each year on the first Sunday in March, the ABC Kite Fest is one of Austin’s most beloved, family-friendly traditions! ABC Kite Fest, held at Zilker Park, creates day-long activities for all ages. Some of these events include a traditional kite-flying contest and showcase, a fun run and MossFest, and a children’s music concert! Soar into spring and join thousands of Austinites for a day filled with kite making, flying and gazing!

  • SXSW 2018March 9-March 17
    Various 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.

  • Rodeo AustinMarch 10-March 24
    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!

  • South x San JoseMarch 14-March 18
    Hotel San Jose 1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

    South By San José is returning to the Hotel San José and Jo’s parking lot with live music, local vendors and good times. The party is always and forever free to attend!

  • St. Patrick’s AustinMarch 17
    JW Marriott 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

    Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day 2018 by grabbing your friends and family for an epic weekend of Irish celebration! There is a variety of St. Patrick’s Day events going on in Austin from block parties to family-friendly events. Pioneer Farms, hosted by the Celtic Cultural Center, is a festival that honors the patron saint of Ireland in a more traditional way! If block parties with leprechauns and kegs of green beer are more your style, then head to Fourth Street in downtown Austin! So stay close to it all with JW Marriott’s St. Patrick’s Day Package which includes everything you need to help survive the weekend!

  • Hooked On Fishing Spring TournamentMarch 17
    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 extremely Grand: a three day and two night stay in Rockport! 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.

  • Mighty Texas Dog Walk 2018March 24
    Austin American-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 Carnaval! 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!

  • Blanton Block Party 2018March 24
    Blanton Museum of Art 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

    Explore the Blanton Museum of Art for a free day-to-night community festival celebrating the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries. It’s the perfect way to experience Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin,” the stand-alone building designed by the renowned artist! The Blanton’s galleries and outdoor plaza will have lots of activities throughout the day such as art-making, live music, dining, and special museum tours. The party continues in the evening with after-hours art viewing, a cash bar, music and dancing, a photo booth, and even more art activities!

  • Festival of ColorsMarch 24
    Elizabeth Milburn Park 1901 Sun Chase Boulevard, Cedar Park, TX 78613

    Come out and play with colors and feel like a kid again at the Holi Festival of Colors! There will be live music performed by Dj Dhol Player, Bollywood dance performances, and delicious authentic Indian street 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! The best part is that kids under the age of 10 are free!

  • Spring PflingMarch 24
    Pflugerville Recreation Center 400 Immanuel Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660

    The Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the day with a single focus on city recreation programs and activities, including outdoor fun! City residents may sign up for summer camp, swim lessons and more! Attending this event will help you get more information about new spring and summer classes. You can also participate in demonstrations of dance classes, archery and more! Make sure to stay tuned for more fun activities that may come up!

  • Zilker Garden FestivalMarch 24-March 25
    Zilker Park 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    Celebrate the Annual Zilker Garden Festival at Zilker Botanical Garden. This is a one-stop, garden shopping destination when spring arrives in Austin and Central Texas. There will be vendors selling a variety of plants and garden-themed arts & crafts, ceramic pottery, custom jewelry, handmade artistic clothing, herbal products, garden hats, and so much more! Not to mention there is also live music, food vendors, and a craft beer garden. A family-friendly event, the garden festival offers something for everyone!

  • Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays March 28-March 31
    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.

  • Austin Urban Music FestivalMarch 30-March 31
    Auditorium Shores 900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    The Urban Music Festival 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!

  • Giddy Up TXMarch 31
    River Road Ice House 1791 Hueco Springs Loop Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132

    Giddy Up Vintage Chopper Show is a laid-back motorcycle gathering, yet it’s more of a big party than a traditional chopper show! It’s always packed and attended by scores of the highest quality, custom built, vintage choppers around Austin! Toss in plenty of Texas hospitality, beautiful weather, twisty country roads and riverside camping, and you get a can’t-miss, home-grown event that should be in your plans for this spring! Buy a Giddy Up Patch and get your free chance to win a 1946 Knucklehead Chopper built by Matt Jackson of Jackson’s Choppers!

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