8 Upcoming Austin Spring Festivals Worth Checking Out

Posted by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at 8:37am.

8 upcoming austin spring fetivals worth checking out

Spring might be the best time of the year to get out and do something fun in Austin. Not only is the weather ideal to enjoy a number of outdoor activities, but it's also when the local festival scene really picks up. From music in the park to many types of street food to all sorts of arts & crafts, Austin has a plethora of great events to check out in the Spring of 2017. There are literally hundreds of festivals over the course of April and May to discover, but we've narrowed it down to eight events that we feel cover a variety of interests and appeal to a range of demographics.


The hottest outdoor music festival in Austin is fast approaching, with over 80 artists performing over four days at the beautiful Carson Creek Ranch (20 minutes outside Austin's downtown core). This year's headliners include Alesso, Chromeo, Wiz Khalifa, Zeds Dead, and Moby.

The music isn't the only thing worth going for, though. The festival is also introducing the Art Outside Village to the Euphoria festival, featuring curated art installations, yoga, music, workshops, and other performances. Those who want to camp overnight can also take advantage of a shuttle service that will pick you up and take you to your campsite.

Lonestar Round Up

This outdoor music festival and car show features custom cars and vintage hot rods from across America. It also draws guests from around the world, so you'll meet plenty of new people with interesting stories to share. BBQs and cruise nights also highlight this wonderful two-day festival.

  • When: April 7-8, 2017
  • Where: Travis County Expo Center - 7311 Decker Ln, Austin
  • Website: Festival website

Austin Reggae Festival

This three-day festival brings the best of reggae and dub music from around the world to Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park in downtown Austin. There's also tasty international food vendors, an arts & crafts booth, and new in 2017 is a VIP Pass that allows you to access the Chill Zone. This is an area to relax with chairs, a cash bar, and a prime view of the stage.

  • When: April 14-16, 2017
  • Where: Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park - 900 West Riverside Drive, Austin
  • Website: More Info and Tickets

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival

For those who enjoy a night out at one of the local stand-up comedy venues, the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival features around 100 of America's best comedians. The 2017 festival is highlighted by renowned comedians/actors Jim Gaffigan, Patton Oswalt, Ali Wong, Colin Quinn, and Margaret Cho. Performances include stand-up and sketch comedy, along with musical and improv acts.

Austin Food & Wine Festival

A true delight to the taste buds! The Austin Food & Wine Festival allows you to sample food from over 30 vendors and sip on over 50 of the top wines, beers, and spirits from across the country. You can also learn from the top local chefs at several culinary demos and enjoy live music outdoors at Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park.

  • When: April 28-30, 2017
  • Where: Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park - 900 West Riverside Drive, Austin
  • Website: Event website

Eeyore's Birthday Party

This Austin fundraising event is a long-standing local tradition and has been running for over 50 years, so perhaps it makes sense that it's held in the Old West Austin Historic District. Named after the famous donkey in Winnie the Pooh, the celebration of Eeyore's birthday is a family-friendly event with an obvious children's theme.

Highlights of the fun-filled day include live music, face painting, costume contests, and various games for kids. Admission is free and all money made from food, beverage, and merchandise sales will go towards non-profit groups in Austin.

  • When: April 29, 2017
  • Where: Pease District Park - 1100 Kingsbury St, Austin
  • Website: Event website

Pecan Street Festival

This free festival is great for the entire family, with various arts & crafts, musical performances, and dozens of food and artisan vendors all on 6th Street, between I-35 and Brazos Street. This is the longest-running art festival in Central Texas for a reason. There is truly something for everyone during this lively two-day event that takes place during the first weekend of May and the last weekend of September.

  • When: May 6-7, 2017
  • Where: Sixth Street Historic District - along East 6th Street, between Brazos Street and I-35
  • Website: Festival website

Renegade Craft Fair

The world's largest showcase of independent craft artists and designers makes its stop in Austin on the third weekend of May. Check out the hand-crafted masterpieces of the top indie artists in Texas and other parts of the country. You can also take part in your own indie crafts with the artists at various workshops.

  • When: May 20-21, 2017
  • Where: Palmer Events Center - 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin
  • Website: National event website

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