With Spring in the air and weather warming up across the Capitol city Austin shows off what makes this city so great this time of year! Below we have put together a list of some of our favorite events happening across the city from concerts to film fests to the famed Pecan Street Festival.
Pixies in concert with Public Access TV - Stubbs Austin 8 pm
Pixies will come back to Austin for the first time in three years in support of their 2016 album, Head Carrier.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, one of the most iconic bands in American music ... guest Gary ClarkJr., which includes a stop at the Frank Erwin Center on May 2!
5/3/17 - 5/7/17
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
The festival showcases contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films and videos made by or about Latinos in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about indigenous groups of the Americas are also invited to participate.
5/6/17 - 5/7/17
Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival
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.
Barton Springs Conservancy will present a fun and family-friendly parade that will end in a celebratory plunge into Barton Springs.
5/12/17 - 5/21/17
Austin Fashion Week
Locations around Austin
Austin Fashion Week showcases the work of fashion designers, photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists and models from around the state of Texas with over a hundred including runway shows, designer meet-and-greets, themed parties and benefits for Austin non-profits.
5/13/17 - 5/14/17 and 5/20/17 - 5/21/17
West Austin Studio Tour
Across West Austin
The West Austin Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour that celebrates Austin's talented and wildly diverse creative community. The public is invited to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artists' tools, techniques and inspirations, explore galleries and a variety of exhibitions, and immerse themselves in the arts and local business communities.
Life Time Tri CapTex
Lady Bird Lake, Downtown Austin
The Life Time triathlon attracts all levels of athletes from top ranked professionals to first-time triathletes. The event includes the USA Paratriathlon National Championship, sprint and international distances, First Tri distance and sprint and international distance relays.
6/8/17 - 6/11/17
Republic of Texas Biker Rally
Travis County Exposition Center and Sixth Street
The state's largest motorcycle gathering attracts thousands of bikers for rides, parades and music.
Central Texas Juneteenth 2K, Parade & Celebration
MLK Blvd. and Rosewood Park
Juneteenth, also known as "Freedom Day" or "Emancipation Day," is the oldest known African American celebration commemorating the end of slavery. This annual event features a 2K walk/run, parade floats and entertainment and celebration at Rosewood Park.
Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K
Anything is possible at this decade-old Austin extravaganza! Run, skip or race through the streets of downtown Austin wearing the wackiest costume. Unofficially known as "the slowest 5K you will ever run," this race is designed for amusement and fun.
6/29/17 - 7/2/17
Austin WebFest's mission is to provide a cultural alternative to the commercial film experience, and to celebrate and showcases quality Web series along with hosting amazing panels.