We all know that Austin is the city of festivals and there is always a fun and exciting festival waiting to spring up on us at any moment. There are so many different events going on and 2014 just started! Having a good time in this town is so easy when so many great Austin festivals come to town. There is always something for anyone to enjoy. Here are some of the festivals and big events coming up soon:
Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo
Travis County Exposition Center
Austin goes cowboy as PCRA competitors hit the arena and area-students exhibit prize livestock. Headline entertainers perform in concert nightly.www.rodeoaustin.com
This is perfect for any country lover residing in Austin. This rodeo has a long history dating back to 1938 and it still continues to entertain people every year. The rodeo has a little bit of everything, including a carnival fairground, concerts, and of course the rodeo’s competition events. Catch big names in country such as Josh Abbot, Eli Young Band, and Willie Nelson perform during this big event. Get the full Texas country experience by enjoying all that this Texas fair and rodeo has to offer.
Zilker Park Kite Festival
The nation’s oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites in the air and is free to attend for people of all ages; complete with kite flying contests, food, games and more. www.abckitefestival.com
This is something that is perfect for the whole family. Cross your fingers for perfect weather. This festival has so much to offer and anyone can enjoy a good kite. Have some fun with carefree flying contests and competitions alongside some great food, games, and much more. Contests include: 50 yard dash, highest angle kite, smallest kite, largest kite, steadiest kite, and much more! You and your family will have so much fun at this event, you’ll make it a family tradition. Click on the site’s link for more info and contest rules!
SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive Conference and Festivals
Austin Convention Center, Various Locations
Over 300,000 attendees, filmmakers, musicians and multimedia artists from around the world converge to showcase music, film and interactive media during this internationally-recognized event. www.sxsw.com
SXSW is the big daddy of spring festivals. It is one of the three biggest festivals in Austin, which also include Fun Fun Fun Fest and Austin City Limits. South by Southwest is the festival of all festivals combining music, movies, and tech. People from all over the world come to this festival and be ready for celebrity sightings left and right. Take advantage of the free events and parties that go on during the festival. You can also get an all access pass or a pass for just music, or just movies, or just tech. There is so much to see and do in this 10 day festival. You will enjoy all different kinds of events and fun all over Austin when this conference and festival rolls into town.
Austin is just one of those places where you cannot NOT find something to do. This city is filled with fun and outstanding activities for any person to enjoy. Austin deserves the attention and the praise for all it has to offer. Big festivals are held here because Austin is just one of the best cities in the country. If you live here, are planning to move here, or are just coming for a visit, make sure to take advantage of any of these great festivals coming to our great town soon!