Austin March 2024

Austin March 2024 Events

Austin March 2024 Events

Enjoy the Outdoors this Month in Austin

Average temperature low and high: 51°-73°
Austin is all about live music and festivals, especially in March. South by Southwest (SXSW) draws thousands of visitors every year and offers the latest in film, music, and interactive media, while the Austin Reggae Festival and the Old Settlers Music Festival are popular spots for locals and tourists alike. For a quiet break from the music scene, visit the Congress Avenue Bridge for potential bat sightings or the gorgeous green spaces of Lady Bird Lake. And don't forget the food: Austin's restaurants are almost as diverse as its music. Famed for its BBQ, the city also has plenty of delicious (and diverse) dining options fit for foodies everywhere. Need more Austin events in your life? Then be sure to check this page for all the best March events.
ILLfest

ILLfest

Attend one of the country's hottest music and street art festivals from March 9th to March 10th. ILLfest has an impressive musical lineup featuring headliners like Rezz, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Dab the Sky, and other artists such as Champagne Drip, Valentino Khan, Virtual Riot, and Reaper. Enjoy the electrifying performances and stunning graffiti art, and then head to afterparties around Austin with even more music to groove to. General Admission tickets start at $70, with other ticket options available.

March Event Calendar

Blake Shelton - Back to the Honky Tonk Tour

Country music star and The Voice alum Blake Shelton follows up his successful 2023 Back to the Honky Tonk Tour with a rollicking schedule of new shows set to kick off in February. The 17-stop, Back to the Honky Tonk Tour 2024 presented by Kubota will feature performances from Texas to Canada and feature special guests Dustin Lynch and Emily Ann Roberts. Fresh on the heels of the award-winning performer's release of the deluxe album Body Language, Shelton's trip Back to the Honky Tonk is sure to be an unforgettable concert experience for country music fans everywhere.

Shelton brings his Back To The Honky Tonk Tour presented by Kubota to Austin's Moody Center on March 1, 2024. Purchase tickets now for this must-see March event.  

SXSW Conference & Festivals

SXSW Conference & Festivals

SXSW Conference & Festivals is a chance to gather with like-minded creatives at a 10-day, city-wide event that celebrates and recognizes the tech, film, and music industries. The event will feature a film festival, music festival, exhibitions, and plenty of networking opportunities. Access passes range from $890-$1835. More information and registration instructions are available on the SXSW website.

SXSW Music Festival

SXSW Music Festival

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

St. Patrick\'s Day Festival

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. 

Austin Spring Tango Festival

Austin Spring Tango Festival

If you love dancing and want to learn Tango, head to the Austin Spring Tango Festival at The Mansion. Don't worry if you're new to dancing or already good at it – there will be workshops for everyone to get better at learning Tango techniques and style. Experts like Ariadna Naveira and Fernando Sanchez, Maria Tsiatsiani and Leandro Palou, Stephanie Fesneau and Fausto Carpino will be your teachers and shall help refine your skills. Feel free to bring a partner or make new friends to dance with there. It is a 3-day festival, and tickets start at $40.

Nascar at Cota

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 $79 and $10 for kids under 12; other ticket options are available, and they can be purchased online.

Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort

Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort

Every year for two days in March, the skies above Horseshoe Bay Resort are illuminated by the lights of hot air balloons. Consisting of all different colors and themes, the balloons are a sight to behold for the entire family. Previous events have included hot air balloon rides, helicopter rides, arts, and crafts fairs, and live musical performances. Learn more 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 online. 

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Austin Events in March

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Upcoming Events

Sun, Mar 03 at Mohawk Prophecy of the Martyr
Mon, Mar 04 at Mohawk Grace Womack
Tue, Mar 05 at Mohawk TIGERS EYE Single Release Show
Tue, Mar 05 at Flamingo Cantina Night At The Flamingo - Comedy Showcase + Variety Open Mic
Wed, Mar 06 at Flamingo Cantina Dreadneck Wednesdays - Winter Edition w/ Mau Mau Chaplains, Jah Bill & Winston's Kitchen
Wed, Mar 06 at Mohawk Sawyer Hill
Thu, Mar 07 at Flamingo Cantina The Pre-Roll - Open Mic
Thu, Mar 07 at Mohawk Bosh
Fri, Mar 08 at Flamingo Cantina Ska Explosion - Night 1
Fri, Mar 08 at Mohawk The Macks
Sat, Mar 09 at Flamingo Cantina Ska Explosion Night 2
Sat, Mar 09 at Mohawk RIP ATX
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.