City Guide



Events 2018

Sixth Street, a host of South by Southwest

South by Southwest

The largest and most important of the many live music events for which Austin is renowned is the annual South by Southwest festival, held at more than 50 venues around the city and drawing performers from around the world. The festival started in...  see full details

Samba dancers

Carnaval Brasileiro

One of the biggest carnivals staged outside Brazil, and undoubtedly Austin's biggest and reportedly wildest party, is the euphoric Carnaval Brasiliero, a tradition in the city every February since it was started on a small scale in 1975 by a group of home-sick Brazilian...  see full details

Food and Wine Festival

Austin Food and Wine Festival

Austin becomes a cuisine and fine wine destination towards the end of March and beginning of April with some of the best chefs in the US culinary scene descending upon the town at the behest of many of Texas's local masters to educate...  see full details

The Austin City Limits Music Festival

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Rated as one of the largest music festivals in the United States, the three-day Austin City Limits event in a 15-acre city park grew as an offshoot from the popular television series of the same name. The Festival draws young and old to...  see full details