Austin January 2023

Austin January 2023 Events

Austin January 2023 Events

Stay in the Festive Sprit in Austin!

Average temperature low and high: 41°-61°
January is a quieter month for Austin, but still a great time to visit. The city is still in the holiday cheer, making it a great place to start off 2021 in! If you visit toward the beggining of the month, consider checking out Austin Trail of Lights, which featured 2 million lights that illuminate the iconic Zilker park.

January Event Calendar

Free Week

Free Week

Dating back to 2003, Free Week is an annual event focusing on eating, drinking, and celebrating live music. It served as a way to keep performances and live music going at clubs and venues during a time where the city's liveliness starts to die down (the beginning of January, one of the coldest points of winter). And now, it stretches from Austin to Nashville, bringing in thousands of attendees eager to hear great music for free. Check back here for a lineup of performances and more info. 

MLK Celebration

MLK Celebration

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by attending Austin's MLK Celebration. Enjoy live music, watch the parade, and browse goods from local merchants at this street fair. For more information, visit the official website.

Downhill to Downtown 3M Half Marathon

Downhill to Downtown 3M Half Marathon

Whether you opt to stand on the sidelines to cheer on runners or compete yourself, the 3M annual half marathon is an event to put on your to-do list while in Austin. Passing some of Austin's most popular locations and landmarks on a 13.1-mile course, that mostly goes downhill, this race is considered to have one of the fastest courses in the country. It's perfect for those aiming to run a personal best time. You can find more info and register online, the fee is $149. 

Austin Events in January

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Things to do in Austin

Things to Do in Austin in January

Take A Hike

Take A Hike
Austin's mild winter means January is an excellent time to hike some of the beautiful trails surrounding the city.  Beginners will want to start on an easier path like Mayfield Nature Preserve, but avid hikers can take advantage of the River Place Nature Trail, a particularly difficult hike that will test your limits.

Enjoy Winter-Themed Cocktails Across The City

Enjoy Winter-Themed Cocktails Across The City
Warm up in the cooler evenings with a delicious winter-flavored cocktail.  Various bars have options, such as the ginger-flavored Blanche at Dumont's Down Low or Somersault's peppermint-tinged Snowball Fight.  Despite the lack of snow, enjoy the winter vibes in your glass.