Austin March 2023

Austin March 2023 Events

Austin March 2023 Events

Enjoy the Outdoors this Month in Austin

Average temperature low and high: 51°-73°
March has to be one of the best times to visit the vibrant city of Austin, Texas. As the weather warms, the plants that surround the city slowly come back to life and the cool spring weather is nothing short of perfect. Being an outdoorsy city, there’s no better time of the year to go hiking in the greenbelt, running around Lady Bird Lake, and going for a dip in the chilly Barton pool.

March Event Calendar

TexasFest Austin

TexasFest Austin

Don't miss out on TexasFest Austin. Free of admission for all attendees, there will be guaranteed fun for all; the fest will feature live concerts, an arts marketplace, a muscle car show, a petting zoo, rides and attractions, food and craft beer vendors, and much more. Parking is free for attendees as well. More information is available online. 

Water Lantern Festival

Water Lantern Festival

The Water Lantern Festival is a family-friendly event that anyone can share. It's a place where everyone gathers together with people they haven't met to create a peaceful, memorable experience for a loved one or yourself. Each lantern you release carries hope, love, healing, connection, and people. As the sun sets on the evening sky, the festival begins. Tickets include an LED candle, floating lantern kit, maker, retrieval and water clean-up, plus a commemorative drawstring bag. 2022 dates are TBD. 

SXSW Conference & Festivals

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SXSW Conference & Festivals is a chance to gather with like-minded creatives at a 10-day, city-wide event that celebrates and recognizes tech, film, and music industries. The event will feature a film festival, music festival, exhibitions, and plenty of networking opportunities. Access passes range from $399-$1525. All participants will be required to provide proof of a recent negative Covid-19 test (or full vaccination against Covid-19 instead of a negative test). More information and registration instructions are available online. 

Rodeo Austin

Rodeo Austin

Buckle up for one of Austin's most anticipated annual events. Rodeo Austin will be 4 days packed with exciting events, including a gala, a party with live music performances on the rodeo arena floor, a Cowboy Breakfast, a livestock show, and of course, bull riding competitions. Tickets will go on sale in late January; they will be available for purchase online.

SXSW Music Festival

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This exciting music festival hosts performances from legendary artists. The event showcases the next generation of musical talents while drawing on and celebrating current industry professionals. Each year, the festival represents artists from over 60 countries and among 2,000 performers. Some music lovers travel across the state - and even the globe - to elevate their music career, and music lovers do too so they can celebrate many magical live performances.

St. Patrick's Day Festival

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Get out your green and celebrate St Patty's Day Austin-style at the city's annual St. Patrick's Day Festival. The celebration will be filled with Irish culture, featuring live music performances, Irish dancers, authentic cuisine, local vendors, and more. More information on this year's fest will be available online. 

Robert Earl Keen

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and country musician Robert Earl Keen will be playing under the Texas stars just outside of Austin. Known for his lyrics, musicianship, and showmanship, this is a must-see concert for country music fans. Buy your tickets here!

Austin Spring Tango Festival

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Grab a partner, or mingle to meet one there; either way, get ready to steam things up at Austin's annual Spring Tango Festival. The fest will feature 3 days of dancing workshops from top "maestros" (tango masters), including Lucila Cionci & Rodrigo "Joe" Corbata, Maria Tsiatsiani & Leandro Palou,k and Yanina Quinones and Neri Piliu, that will help you sharpen up on your skills. Make sure you stick around for the Sunday event too, The Sunday Asado BBQ and Milonga. Registration can be done online, fees range from $35-$325. 

Nascar at Cota

Add some excitement to your itinerary with a jam-packed weekend of adrenaline. Nascar at Cota will feature the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series XPEL 225, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Pit Boss 250, and the NASCAR Cup Series EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix. Three-day general admission tickets for adults are $99 and $10 for kids under 12; other ticket options are available, and they can be purchased online. 

Austin Urban Music Festival

Austin Urban Music Festival

The annual Austin Urban Music Festival is the only R&B festival in the city. Hear some of the freshest local and unsigned talents performing smooth sounds with specialized genres in addition to R&B such as jazz, indie soul, gospel, and neo-soul. Details and updates about this year's festival will be available here. 

Austin Music and Arts Festival

Austin Music and Arts Festival

Bud Light presents this two-day festival, filled with live music, custom motorcycles, classic cars, and art on display. Enjoy hot food and cold beer as you peruse the vintage antique market, the farm-fresh market, nature & wildlife showcase, and more. More info and ticket options are available online. 

Austin Events in March

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Things to do in Austin

Things to Do in Austin in March

Take a walk, run, bike ride, or kayak around Lady Bird Lake

Take a walk, run, bike ride, or kayak around Lady Bird Lake
The walking path that loops around Lady Bird Lake is bustling all year long with joggers, bikers, and dog-walkers taking in the breathtaking views of the Colorado River and downtown Austin. The mostly shady path is a perfect escape from the spring sun. The trail runs through the outskirts of Zilker Park, Auditorium Shores, and over several bridges such as the beautiful Lamar Pedestrian Bridge. If you’re looking for something a little closer to the water, you can rent a kayak or a paddle board for an hourly rate.

Hamilton Pool

Hamilton Pool
Hamilton Pool is one of those places whose sheer beauty alone will make you appreciate all that mother nature has to offer. Located about a 45-minute drive outside of Austin, it’s well worth the trip. From the parking lot, you’ll have to hike about a mile before you get to the pool itself, which is below a 50-foot waterfall. The water is chilly but that doesn’t stop people from jumping in, even in the cooler months.