For the latest updates about the status of each event, please check each event's website.

                            Check out this list for a selection of the largest annual events in Austin during February & March. For a more extensive list of daily happenings, see the searchable Events Calendar.

                            FEBRUARY 2020

                            2/1/20 - 2/28/20
                            Black History Month
                            Various Venues
                            To commemorate Black History Month there will be events throughout the city celebrating important people and moments in time in African-American history.

                            Carnaval Brasileiro 
                            Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside Brazil. Brasileiro-style samba, costumes and wild abandon can all be seen in the heart of Texas. 

                            Austin Marathon & Half Marathon
                            Downtown Austin
                            One of the country's premier races attracts nearly 20,000 participants from around the world. Events surrounding the marathon include a 5K, live music, finish line festival and beer garden.

                            2/19/20 - 2/23/20
                            OUTsider Festival
                            Various Locations
                            As one of Austin’s most progressive festivals, OUTsider brings together Austin’s LGBTQI community for five days of creation and inspiration. This multidisciplinary art festival showcases film, performance art, music, visual art and more.

                            Austin Modern Home Tour
                            Various Locations
                            The Austin Modern Home Tour celebrates 13 years of collaborative exchange between architects, developers, designers and real estate professionals. Participating homes on the tour will open their doors for viewing throughout the day, then enjoy food, beverages and additional homes at the post-event soiree.

                            Austin Oyster Festival
                            Republic Square
                            This is one tasty festival you don’t want to miss! The Oyster Festival is an annual hit among locals and visitors alike. Not sure which kind of oyster you prefer? Try ‘em all while enjoying a little live Cajun and “newgrass” music on the lawn!

                            MARCH 2020

                            Find unofficial and alternative events during SXSW week and throughout March here.

                            92nd Annual ABC Kite Fest
                            Zilker Park
                            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.

                            Congo Square ATX Festival
                            Rosewood Catherine Lampkin Pavilion
                            This free live music event brings culture to the stage. The family-friendly event spotlights Indigenous artists and provides a taste of what makes Austin so cool. The artistic lineup features performers from Africa, Colombia and the African Diaspora.

                            SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival
                            Various Locations
                            The City of Austin has cancelled the March dates for SXSW and SXSW EDU. To learn more, please visit SXSW.com

                            Rodeo Austin
                            Travis County Expo Center
                            Over the years, Rodeo Austin has grown from a show featuring 16 animals into one of Austin's premier events, featuring Pro rodeo events, daily concerts, livestock show and more. 

                            St. Patrick's Day Festival
                            Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
                            This annual family-friendly festival celebrates all things Irish. Come enjoy authentic Celtic music and dancers, Irish language workshops, the finest Irish imports and plenty of good craic!

                            World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play
                            Austin Country Club
                            With a rare, match-play format consisting of the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play field consists of the very best players from around the world and is one of the most elite and exciting tournaments on golf’s calendar.

                            Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays 
                            Mike A. Myers Stadium
                            The premier track & field event brings together the best high school, college and professional athletes from Texas, the U.S. and the world. 

                            Austin Urban Music Festival
                            Auditorium Shores
                            More than 15,000 music revelers converge on Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake to enjoy Austin's only music festival focused on R&B, neo-soul and hip hop music.