Austin Events 2017
MARCH ARTS SCREENS MUSIC OTHER
Sherwood Forest Faire

Sherwood Forest Faire

Weekends, March 4-April 23, 10am-dusk.
Get out your corsets and chain-mail and join the fun and fantasy in the medieval village with scads of performances each day, plus food, shopping, live music, and unparalleled people watching.

Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Hwy. 20, McDade

www.sherwoodforestfaire.com

Rodeo Austin

Rodeo Austin

March 11-25. Fairgrounds. $8 ($5, kids); carnival, $38 (includes fairground); rodeo & concert: $20-175 (includes fairground).
Cattle-roping and bull-riding, livestock contests, carnival fun, and kid-friendly events are just a few of the things putting you in a countrified mood. Dwight Yoakam and Elle King are two of the many headliners. Go online for a complete list of events or to buy tickets and just follow the big, gleaming belt buckles.

Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/477-6060

www.rodeoaustin.com

Art City Austin

Art City Austin

March 31- April 2.
This outdoor art fair with works in paint, photography, fiber, wood, glass, and more, showcasing more than 120 artists and contemporary galleries from Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and right here in the ATX. With live music; with entertainment for kids of all ages. It's a big three-day hullaballoo filled with art, art, and art. See website for details.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.artallianceaustin.org/artcity

HONK!TX

HONK!TX

Fri.-Sun., March 31-April 2. Free.
Bands from all over the world descend on Austin to make a big noise. Events take place all weekend including a community parade because you can join.

www.honktx.org

Urban Music Festival

Fri.-Sat. March 31-April 1.
This party got so big they had to expand it to two days. Local acts play on the smaller stage until it's time for the big names like Keith Sweat and Tony! Toni! Toné! to take the stage.

Auditorium Shores, 920 W. Riverside

www.urbanmusicfest.com

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Austin International Poetry Festival

Thu.-Sun., April 6-9.
The irrepressible and relentlessly versiform event is readying for its annual (its 25th annual) inundation of our rapidly embiggening river city. Poets from all over Texas; from all over the United States; hell, from all over the world: massing in the ATX, regaling one another and passersby and gathered crowds with their crafted harangues and lyrical elegies, hawking multiple copies of their latest broadsheets and chapbooks, drinking too much coffee and chai in so many cafes throughout this continual urban conflagration we call home. See website for more.

www.aipf.org

Texas Burlesque Festival

Texas Burlesque Festival

April 6-8.
It's the 10th annual hoedown and showdown celebrating all things burlesque and cabaret, set to bump and grind the capital of Texas to giddy smithereens. It's three days of quality titillation.

www.texasburlesquefestival.com

Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round Up

Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round Up

Fri.-Sat., April 7-8. $15.
This is South by Southwest for vintage rides. Cut your bangs, slick your hair back, and lace up your creepers, because the swinging music and parade of low-profile hot rods is nonstop. The proper exhibition is at the Expo Center, but the party crawls all up and down South Congress. Go online for a complete schedule.

Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/854-4900

www.lonestarroundup.com

Fusebox Festival

Fusebox Festival

April 12-16.
Yes, it's the annual festival of live performance and music and film and all manner of vibrant presentation, from the popular to the arcane and many sizzling points between, as curated by a wide-ranging team of cultural instigators, and featuring artists local and national and from across the globe.

www.fuseboxfestival.com

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest

April 20-22.
Oh, this? Yeah, it's, fuck, tbh it's kind of a pretty big deal. Because there is a plethora of the best comedians alive today all over town this weekend, slaying audiences in those diverse styles that have so endeared them to stand-up aficionados everywhere.

Various Locations

www.austintheatre.org/moontower-comedy

Old Settler's Music Festival

April 20-23.
Enjoy four days of Americana and Roots music, with over 20 artists across three stages. Workshops, kids’ activities, art & crafts, and festival food can keep you busy between sets. Add to the fun and camp the entire weekend.

Salt Lick Pavilion & Camp Ben McCulloch, Driftwood, TX

www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org

Capitol 10K

Capitol 10K

Sun., April 23, 8am.
Texas' largest 10k event is back next April. Join the Cap 10k as a seasoned runner or a beginner. Wear your best costume, and gather your friends to beat a goal or just have fun. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday morning.

Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge

www.cap10k.com

Austin Food & Wine Festival

Austin Food & Wine Festival

April 28-30.
Austin's biggest foodie confab returns with celebrity chefs and appearances from Texas' brightest culinary talent. It's like ACL, except you won't need earplugs.

www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com

Eeyore's Birthday

Eeyore's Birthday

Sat., April 29.
It's not the somber affair the title might imply. In fact, the live music, carefree atmosphere (aka some nudity), kids area, costumes, and impromptu music and dance make for a day of un-self-conscious shenanigans. No parking will be available on site (park and pick up the shuttle at Colorado between 16th & 17th). Coolers, bottles, cans, smoking, and tents are not allowed.

Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury, 512/974-6700

www.eeyores.org

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Cine Las Americas

Cine Las Americas

May 3-7.
Feeling frustrated by Hollywood diversity? Check out Cine Las Americas and immerse yourself in a selection of the best films about or produced by Latinos and the indigenous people of the Americas.

www.cinelasamericas.org

The Austin Record Convention

The Austin Record Convention

May 6-7.
Vinyl is back! And so is the largest sale of recorded music in the U.S. More than one million records, cassettes, CDs, 8-track tapes, posters, and collectibles will be on hand from more than 300 dealers and collectors from across the globe.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.austinrecords.com

The Pecan Street Festival

The Pecan Street Festival

Sat.-Sun., May 6-7.
This biannual street festival of arts & crafts vendors and live music knows how to party. Try an art class, or just park yourself in front of one of the stages with a handheld food options and enjoy a performance. Don't worry about bringing the kids, they'll be busy getting their faces painted, staring rapt at one of the traveling street magicians, or petting zoo animals.

Sixth Street, from Brazos to I-35

www.pecanstreetfestival.org

Chupacabra Con

Chupacabra Con

May 12-14.
Calling all RPG, tabletop, LARPing, and board game enthusiasts! Play your favorite games (sometimes with the game writers and creators themselves) while benefiting Austin Creative Pathways.

Wingate Inn, 1209 N. I-35, Round Rock, 512/341-7000

www.chupacabracon.com

Maker Faire Austin

Maker Faire Austin

May 13-14.
Science meets arts and crafts for a two-day innovation celebration of rockets, robots, crafters, stunts, toys, science, tinkerers, art, and pretty much everything awesome.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.makerfaireaustin.com

Deutschen Pfest

Deutschen Pfest

May 19-21. $5-7.
Live music, a full carnival, kids games, a parade, and more.

Pflugerville

www.deutschenpfest.com

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ATX Television Festival

ATX Television Festival

June 8-11.
Panels and screenings from some of TV's most popular and/or cult shows.

InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, 701 Congress, 512/457-8800

www.atxfestival.com

Republic of Texas Biker Rally

Republic of Texas Biker Rally

June 8-11.
Trust us, you'll know when this party is happening. The sound of engines straddled by people looking to celebrate biker culture is inescapable. The epicenter of live music, vintage cars, custom bikes, games, photo ops with leather-clad bros and babes, and entertainment is the Travis Expo Center. Live music all day and every night. The party takes over Congress Avenue and other spots all over town as well.

Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/854-4900

www.rotrally.com

Texas Young Composers Concert

Texas Young Composers Concert

Sat., June 17.
The most elite young composers Texas has to offer come together for one night to premiere their compositions.

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664

www.austinsymphony.org/education/educational-programs/composers-competition

Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K

Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K

Sat., June 24, 4-10pm.
It’s that time of year again, weirdos, with the only festival where a twerking zombie and a hippie caveman are social norms. This is a race we can get behind, because no one cares who wins and the focus is on drinking. Bands and businesses are littered throughout the three or so miles of costumed zaniness. The festival starts at 4pm with the 5K at 6pm, if you even make it to the starting line. Free for kids (12 & under) with donation of three canned goods.

Downtown Austin

www.keepaustinweirdfest.com

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Austin Symphony July Fourth Concert & Fireworks

Austin Symphony July Fourth Concert & Fireworks

Tue., July 4. Free.
The Austin Symphony Orchestra hosts the biggest Fourth of July party in the state down at Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores)! Grab a spot early and sit back and enjoy some patriotic classics at 8:30pm followed by the stunning "mile-high" fireworks display at 9:30.

Vic Mathias Shores, 900 W. Riverside Dr., 512/441-9016

www.austinsymphony.org

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival

Tue., July 4, 4pm. Free.
What's more American than shopping? How about shopping and live music, barbecue, a water zone for kids, and fireworks to end the day?

Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave, 512/263-0001

www.hillcountryfest.com

Rooster Teeth Expo

Rooster Teeth Expo

July 7-9. $35-95.
The cool kids call it RTX. The people that supply you with your Red vs. Blue machinima fix bring you this celebration of gaming and internet culture. Get your hands on the newest games before they hit the streets and so much more!

TBD

www.rtxaustin.com

Tour de Meat

Sat., July 15 (tentative).
Austin Duathletes presents a bike ride with a smoky finish – a barbecue meal from a local Central Texas pit-master.

www.austinduathletes.com/events-2/events

CANville Competition

CANville Competition

Sat., July 22 (tentative).
Participating companies will build the craziest Austin-themed structures possible out of canned food items and then pass them on to the Central Texas Food Bank. For $5 or five cans of food they'll buy your first beer.

Hops & Grain Brewery, 507 Calles, 512/537-9756

www.facebook.com/canvilleaustin

Forest Creek Central Texas Amateur

Sat.-Sun., July 22-23.
Attention all amateur golfers! Forest Creek Golf Club in Round Rock is holding a competition over who can be the most sub-par player in Central Texas.

99 Twin Ridge Pkwy., Round Rock

www.forestcreek.com/amateur

Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day

Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day

Sun., July 23. Free.
Hey, hey, LBJ! Lady Bird, that is, Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson, if you must know. Celebrate the anniversary of Mrs. Johnson's birth with games, activities, talks, and signings and appreciate all she did to help protect our environment/world.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 512/232-0100

www.wildflower.org/tributeday

Classic Game Fest

Classic Game Fest

Sat., July 29 - Sun., July 30, 10am-7pm, 10am-6pm.
Free play, tournaments, live music, and a marketplace for all your old faves at one of the largest retro video game conventions in the USA.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.classicgamefest.com

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Austin Duck Derby

Austin Duck Derby

Sat., Aug. 5 (tentative).
Fifteen thousand rubber duckies will float down Lady Bird Lake to see who crosses the finish line first. Each duck has been adopted to raise funds for the Austin Boys and Girls Club Foundation. Adopt your duck (or ducks) online now.

www.duckrace.com/austin

Dry Comal Creek Grape Stomp

Sat.-Sun., Aug. 5-6.
Come on out to this New Braunfels vineyard and get some grape mush between your toes.

1741 Herbelin Rd., New Braunfels

www.drycomalcreek.com/grape-stomp

Hottest Day Of The Year Ride

Sat., Aug. 5 (tentative). $5 ($10 for nonmembers).
Heat things up on your bike then cool down in a city pool.

Starting locations: Gillis Pool or Sheffield Pool or Govalle Pool, 512/576-9163

timalcala13@gmail.com

Jacks Generic Triathlon

Sun., Aug. 6 (tentative).
It's just good, old-fashioned triathlon, with a finish line party filled with exhausted people. Wooo.

18216 Weiss Ln., 512-472-5646

www.jacksgenerictri.com

Fall Home & Garden Show

Fall Home & Garden Show

Aug. 18-20.
Whether you're looking to remodel your house or merely gawk at the work of professionals, this gathering of experts and vendors has the goods.

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com

Austin Pet Expo

Austin Pet Expo

Sat., Aug. 19, 10am-6pm; Sun., Aug. 20, 11am-4pm (tentative). Free.
Boy, do pets have it ruff. Here's everything for the love of your life: microchipping, training, heartworm and flea preventatives, and a pet costume contest. Bring your pet (and immunization records), or adopt one there.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., 800/977-3609

www.austinpetexpo.com

<i>Austin Chronicle</i> Hot Sauce Festival

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

Sat., Aug. 26 (tentative). Free with donation.
The heat is on. Hundreds of restaurants, commercial bottlers, and home cooks battle for hot sauce glory – plus food and drinks, cooking demos with top chefs, live music, and ice cream. Proceeds benefit the Central Texas Food Bank.

Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., 512/480-8318

Bat Fest

Sat., Aug. 26 (tentative). $15, kids 8 and under free.
One bridge, 1.5 million bats, three live music stages, 75-plus arty vendors, loads of kids' activities, a costume contest, and plenty of batty activities.

Congress Avenue Bridge, Congress Avenue & Town Lake, 512/441-9016

www.roadwayevents.com

Ballet Austin's Annual Free Day of Dance

Sun., Aug. 27, 1-5:45pm (tentative). Like they said: Free.
Several choices each hour. Try one class or try as many of the dizzying variety of dance styles as you can.

Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third, 512/501-8704

www.balletaustin.org

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

Through Sept. 4.
Look, it's not all about the improv, OK? That is to say, yes, it's hella about improv, the whole looooong weekend is lousy with improv – with amazing troupes from all over the country attending and performing – but there's also a sweet array of sketch comedy and stand-up comedy and just the naturally occurring comedy that ensues as hundreds and hundreds of professionals and fans converge on the ATX for the seven days of this 16th annual festival of staged (and frequently brilliant) shenanigans. Note: The epicenter of this event is The Hideout, but it's also happening in venues all over the city.

www.outofboundscomedy.com

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Kerrville Fall Music Festival

Fri.­-Sun., Sept. 2-­4.
Enjoy a day of musical activities and then relax for the concerts in the cool evenings.

Quiet Valley Ranch, Kerrville

www.kerrville­music.com

Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale

Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale

Sat.-Sun., Sept. 2-3, 10am-5pm. Free with paid admission to Zilker Botanical Garden ($2 adults, $1 children & seniors).
Come out and see rare cacti and other water-rationing flora from around the world as well as handcrafted pottery, a silent auction and plant raffles, and more.

Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., 512/689-5852

www.austincss.com

Full Moon Cruze Bike Ride

Sat., Sept. 2 (tentative). Free.
It's a full moon so why not grab your bike for a group ride? All skill levels are encouraged for this 19 mile late Saturday night/early Sunday morning ride.

Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge, Lamar & Riverside

Free Day of Yoga

Free Day of Yoga

Mon., Sept 4 (tentative). Free.
The name kinda says it all. In parks, hospitals, dance studios, and fitness centers, there will be stretches and poses up the yin-yang. All the benefits of yoga – flexibility, strength, balance – without all the nasty capitalistic karma. Check the website for a full schedule of classes.

www.freedayofyoga.com

TriRock Austin Triathlon

Mon., Sept. 4.
The event in its 11th year features a swim in Lady Bird Lake, a bike course with beautiful views over the Congress Street Bridge, and a run along the Vic Mathias/Auditorium Shores.

Vic Mathias Shores, 900 W. Riverside Dr.

www.trirock.competitor.com/austin

Zilker Relays

Zilker Relays

Fri., Sept. 8 (tentative). $40-50.
The race portion of this event features four-person teams racing, jogging, or strolling the perimeter of Zilker Park. Each member will run a 2.5-mile loop before handing off to their mates. After the race enjoy live music and food at the finish line.

Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700

www.zilkerrelays.com

Austin Museum Day

Sun., Sept. 17, all day long.
Museums and other cultural institutions around the city will be offering free admission and special programs in celebration of the 20th year of this annual event.

www.austinmuseumday.org

Marathon Relay

Sun., Sept. 17 (tentative). $35-55.
Six team members each run 4.37 miles, which, if you do the math, adds up to 26.2 miles: a full marathon! Now you can put one of those "26.2" stickers on your car. We won't tell.

Auditorium Shores, 920 W. Riverside

www.marathonrelay.com

HAAM Benefit Day

HAAM Benefit Day

Tue., Sept. 19 (tentative). Cost varies by location.
The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians gives so much to our local artists – let's help them on this one special day of the year.

Citywide

benefitday.myhaam.org

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Tue., Sept. 19, 7pm.
Avast! Shiver me timbers! Walk the plank! Parlay!

Opal Divine's Penn Field, 3601-K S. Congress, 512/707-0237

www.opaldivines.com

Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Fest

Sept. 21-28.
Devoted to horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action, and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world, Fantastic Fest is a film festival like none other.

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

www.fantasticfest.com

Austin Record Convention

Austin Record Convention

Sept. 30-Oct. 1. $5 (good for both days).
Vinyl is back! And so is the largest sale of recorded music in the U.S. More than 1 million records, cassettes, CDs, 8-track tapes, posters, and collectibles will be on hand from more than 300 dealers and collectors from across the globe.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.austinrecords.com

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ACL Music Festival 2017

ACL Music Festival 2017

Oct.6-8, Oct.13-15.
An ACL haiku:
Sun, sweat, and music:
A large park’s worth of B.O.
Somehow still worth it.

Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd.

www.aclfestival.com

Bug Night Out

Fri., Oct. 6 (tentative). $10 ($4, kids).
All the usual fun at the Wildflower Center with a bug bent. That means bug-themed meals, a bat-moth game, storytime, and flashlight-guided bug walks.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 512/232-0100

www.wildflower.org/artisans

Fredericksburg Oktoberfest

Fredericksburg Oktoberfest

Oct.6-8.
Join the fun and flavor of the town’s German heritage with music, food, drink, dancing, and arts.

Marktplatz, Fredericksburg, 830/997-4810

www.oktoberfestinfbg.com

Texas Native Plant Week: Fall Plant Sale & Gardening Festival

Sun.-Sat., Oct. 15-21 (tentative). $9; $7, seniors and students; $4, UT faculty and students; $3, kids ages 5-12; free for members, kids under 5.
Lectures, book signings, nature walks, and almost 300 species of "hardy Texas natives."

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 512/232-0100

www.austintexas.gov/nativeplantweek

Austin Heart Walk

Sat., Oct. 21 (tentative).
Raise money for the American Heart Association with a group.

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside

www.austintexas.gov/event/austin-heart-walk-2

Texas Trucklandia Fest

Texas Trucklandia Fest

Sat., Oct. 21, 11am-8pm. Free-$31.95.
Food trucks from across the state battle for a $10,000 prize. 10% of sales benefit Keep Austin Fed.

Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress

www.trucklandia.com

Austin Film Festival

Oct. 26-Nov. 2.
The eight-day, screenwriter-centric film festival where industry creatives shine brighter than celebrity red carpet fodder continues through Thursday, Nov. 2. Festival passes cost $50 or $12 per ticket, and are available online or at the venues.

Various locations

www.austinfilmfestival.com

Armadillo Hill Country Classic Ride

Sat., Oct. 28 (tentative).
Ride through broad valleys, over sweeping vistas, and gently rolling hills. Benefits the support the Bike Austin and the Education Fund and their efforts to spread the word on bike safety.

Liberty Hill Elementary, 1400 Loop 332, Liberty Hill

www.bikeaustin.org/events/armadillo

Planet K Fireworks Celebration

Planet K Fireworks Celebration

Tue., Oct. 31, 9:30pm. Free.
Pay tribute to life by shooting off fireworks loud enough to wake up the dead.

Krieg Field, 517 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.

www.planetktexas.com

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Christmas at the Caswell House

Christmas at the Caswell House

Nov. 5-12. $15-35, depending on the event.
It's never too early to transform this historic Victorian home in an X-mas extravaganza filled with ornaments, décor, jewelry, clothing, gourmet food items, and other giftable items. Go online for a complete schedule of daily events.

Caswell House, 1404 West Ave., 512/472-0779

www.christmasatcaswell.org

Settlement Home Charity Garage Sale

Thur.-Sun., Nov. 2-5. $7, Friday; free, Saturday & Sunday.
New and used goods of all types will be available, and the money goes to help break the cycle of abuse in families.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.settlementhome.org

Wurstfest

Wurstfest

Fri.-Sun., Nov. 3-12.
Texas’ most famous sausage festival celebrates the area’s German heritage with food, craft beers, music, and family fun over 10 days.

New Braunfels, 830/625-9167

www.wurstfest.com

Austin Celtic Festival

Austin Celtic Festival

Sat.-Sun., Nov. 4-5, noon-7:30pm (tentative). $15-18, free (kids under 12).
Put on your plaid and spend a weekend surrounded by the music, dance, history, and food of Ireland and Scotland. The whole shebang is highlighted by the Highland Games where large, unwieldy objects are thrown.

Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.

www.austincelticfestival.com

Austin Powwow

Austin Powwow

Nov. 4 (tentative). $5 (free, kids).
Kick off Native American Heritage Month with the largest single day American Indian Powwow in the country. Traditionally clad dancers compete in numerous categories along with popular Native American drummers and singers. Storytellers and craft tables await visitors outside.

Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker

www.austinpowwow.net

East Austin Studio Tour

East Austin Studio Tour

Nov. 11-12 & 18-19. Sat.-Sun., 11am-6pm.
This Big Medium-organized spectacle of creative goodness, with hundreds of private studios and galleries opening their doors all across the sunrise side of our busy city, for your pretty-much-nonstop opps for shopping, shmoozing, interactive presentations, workshops, parties, and afterparties into the wee hours of each night. Discover new artists. Rekindle old relationships. Check the EAST website for a vast panoply of details and go ahead, citizen: Be a part of the art deep in the slightly arrhythmic heart of Texas.

www.east.bigmedium.org

A Christmas Affair

A Christmas Affair

Thu.-Sun., Nov. 17-20.
The Junior League of Austin gathers 200 vendors in a "shopping extravaganza" of parties, kids' events, shopping brunch, and a special appearance from Santa.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.jlaustin.org

Austin Empty Bowl Project

Austin Empty Bowl Project

Nov. 19 (tentative). $75.
Buy a handmade bowl, fill it up with a gourmet soup, and fight hunger.

Central Texas Food Bank, 6500 Metroplis Dr.

www.centraltexasfoodbank.org

Operation Turkey

Thu., Nov. 23, 9am.
Register online at www.operationturkey.com to help cook, package, and deliver food and clothing to the homeless. The goal is to help 3,500 people, so every hand helps. Won't volunteering feel better than a third helping of turkey?
ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

Thu., Nov. 23, 8:15am. $8-40.
This turkey-day tradition offers participants the option of a timed or untimed 5-mile run, 1-mile walk and a kids’ K. If the running doesn't tire out the kiddos there will be activities and games. Proceeds will benefit Caritas of Austin.

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside

www.thundercloud.com/turkey-trot

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Daily Nov. 24-Dec. 24, 10am-10pm (tentative.
Need something Austin-y (art, jewelry, prints, clothing, etc., whatnot, and then some) for a loved one this year? Thousands of original works from more than 200 artists and artisans will help you with your gifting conundrums.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport

www.bluegenieartbazaar.com

Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade

Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade

Nov. 25 (tentative).
29th annual kids' parade meets toy drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Operation Blue Santa.

Texas State Capitol to Congress Bridge

www.chuysparade.com

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Lights of Love

Lights of Love

Fri., Dec. 1 - Tue., Jan. 3, 6-9pm.
A night of holiday cheer to support Ronald McDonald Charities of Central Texas (an org that offers aid to families of critically ill or injured children).

Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd.

www.lightsoflovectx.org

Wild Ideas Shopping Event Wild Ideas Shopping Event

Fri.-Sun., Dec. 1-3. Free.
Local artists and artisans hock their creations for your gifting convenience.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 512/232-0100

www.wildflower.org

Art From the Streets Show & Sale

Sat.-Sun., Dec. 2-3, 11am-5pm.
This annual show and sale features works of art from artists from the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless.

Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000

www.artfromthestreets.org

German-Texan Heritage Society Christmas Market

Dec. 2 (tentative).
A festival atmosphere with traditional German Christmas music, hand-made, imported crafts direct from the Erzgebirge region of Germany, and a visit from both our historic American Santa Claus and the traditional German Sankt Nikolas!

German Free School, 507 E. 10th, 512/482-4847

www.germantexans.org

Cherrywood Art Fair

Sat.-Sun., Dec. 9-10, 10am-5pm (tentative). Free.
Creative weekend fun for everyone? We reckon so, what with more than 88 artists and artisans, live music, dance performances, a photo booth, food vendors, and an area dedicated to interactive family activities.

Maplewood Elementary School, 3808 Maplewood

www.cherrywoodartfair.org

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

Dec. 13-24, 10am-10pm (tentative). $8, free for children 12 and under.
Nothing says holidays in Austin like scouring aisles and aisles of local art, crafts, and – thank God – beer. All while surrounded by tunes from one of many musical acts performing this year.

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

www.armadillobazaar.com

Red Dress Run: The 12 Bars of Christmas

Dec. 15, 7pm (tentative).
Join Austin Duathletes for their December pub run. All participants are encouraged to rock red dresses, even the men!

City Hall, 301 W. Second

www.austinduathletes.com/events-2/46503-2

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