Here Are the Coolest Things to Do This Spring in Austin

Springtime in Austin calls for new allergy symptoms, rapidly rising temps, and some of the coolest festivals and events. Let’s focus on that last part and explore some of the best things to do in Austin this spring.

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Photo Credit: Seltzer Fest

Try 100+ unique hard seltzers at this festival

March 4, 2023 @ Carson Creek Ranch

Cannonball Productions will return to Austin this March for its highly successful nationally-touring hard seltzer festival, Seltzerland. The festival kicks off in Austin on Saturday, March 4th at Carson Creek Ranch, where attendees will spend the afternoon tasting 100+ unique hard seltzers and collecting swag.

Discover your new favorite band, comedian, or film at SXSW

March 10 – 19, 2023 @ Austin Convention Center & Downtown Austin

Every spring, crowds descend on downtown Austin to experience the world-renowned SXSW Conference & Festivals. Consisting of three main components, Interactive, Music, and Film, each track brings top creatives and global professionals together to collaborate during this exciting 10-day event. Check out their amazing comedy lineup!

Explore the Wildflower Center after dark

Through May @ The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has extended its Field of Light exhibit, which ran through the holidays and is now open until May! Make it a date night, an evening with friends, or come for some solo solace as spring does its thing.

Photo Credit: Luck Reunion

Hang out in Willie Nelson’s backyard

March 15, 16, 18, 2023 @ 1100 Bee Creek Road, Spicewood, TX, 78669

Luck Presents is thrilled to announce this year’s lineup for the 11th annual music festival, Luck Reunion. Renowned as one of the most exciting, singular musical experiences of the calendar year amongst artists and fans alike, Luck Reunion will return to Willie Nelson’s Luck, TX on Thursday, March 16th, 2023. But don’t skip out on the Potluck on March 15th or the Saturday, March 18th New Orleans takeover!

Take a cocktail-making master class

March 19 & April 23, 2023 @ The Roosevelt Room

The Roosevelt Room Cocktail Master Classes are back in session for 2023! The team is ready to share some of the industry knowledge that has made them one of the top cocktail bars in Austin. Guests have the opportunity to learn about various nuances among spirits, the history of different spirits, different bartending techniques, and a lot more!

Some of the upcoming available classes include:

Tickets have been selling out quickly following the New Year so guests are encouraged to book as soon as possible.

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Photo Credit: ABC Kite Fest

Fly a kite in Zilker Park

April 1, 2023 @ Zilker Park

Every year, the nation’s oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites across the Austin sky. This year, ABC Kite Festival is hosting a weekend showcase and contest. More details to be announced soon.

Enjoy a series of bold live arts performances

April 12 – 16, 2023 @ Various Locations

Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, and visual and culinary arts. The festival takes place over 5 days in venues and locations all over the city. Hundreds of local, national, and international artists across all disciplines converge for one of the most unique cultural events in the country.

Groove to soothing reggae music

April 21 – 23, 2023 @ Auditorium Shores

A fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, Reggae Fest features three days of reggae, world, and dub talent, along with more than 50 vendors selling food and arts & crafts.

Photo Credit: Steve Hopson

Attend Eeyore’s birthday party

April 29, 2023 @ Pease Park

Live music, local beer, food, acrobats and costume contests surround this annual gathering of Austin’s most eclectic locals (hippies). Eeyore’s Birthday serves as a fundraiser to benefit many local non-profits and is arguably adult-friendly… you know, for the nudity and weed and such.

Shop the Pecan Street Arts Festival

May 6 – 7, 2023 @ East Sixth Street

A free, family event, the Pecan Street Festival is the oldest and largest art festival in Central Texas. Musicians, food vendors, artists, and crafts people turn Sixth Street – historically called Pecan Street – into a lively street fair where there is something for people of all ages.

For more events to explore this spring in Austin, check out Visit Austin.

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