Some say the Spring season is the best time of year in Austin! Before you know it, the only thing you’ll be thinking about is jumping into Barton Springs to try escaping the sweltering triple digit temps. So while you still can enjoy being outdoors without suffering a possible heatstroke, here’s what we recommend doing to take advantage of the season!
ABC Kite Festival
ABC Kite Fest is one of Austin’s longest-running traditions! A day long event full of kite flying fun and contests. Grab a group of friends, head out to Zilker Park, frolic around and soak up some sun. Happening: this weekend on Sunday, March 31st, so get yourself a kite (or even make one yourself), and enjoy the 90th ABC Kite Festival!
Lonestar Round Up
Image Charles Wickam via Bangshift
If cars are your thing, then so is this annual festival! A huge outdoor car show with live music and tons of vintage hot rods and custom cars that people from all over the country drive here for! If you’re not quite up for driving to the Travis County Expo Center, where the festival is held, make time to head over to South Congress! The vintage car owners park along the street so you can walk up and down South Congress checking out cool cars and enjoying some of your favorite Austin restaurants, bars and coffee shops! Happening: April 12-13.
Eeyore’s Birthday Party
Image by Ralph Barrera via Austin360
This giant celebration for the apathetic Winnie the Pooh character is the epitome of Keeping Austin Weird! Serving as a fundraiser for local non-profit organizations; you’ll find costume contests, local beer, live music, and more! Happening: April 27th at Pease Park.
Pecan Street Festival
The Pecan Street Festival is not only the oldest, but also the largest art festival in Central Texas! You can find everything from music, food, art and much, much more! Located right on Sixth Street, this free event is a must for any Austin dweller. Support your local artists and musicians and hit up some of your favorite Sixth Street bars while you’re there. Happening: May 4-5th.