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Austin in April: Top Events & Things to Do

Ayesha Munir2023-04-04

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Its spring beauty flaunts, lots & lots of live music, endless fun sprees, and numerous spring-only events make April one of the best months to visit Austin. As you prepare your bucket list for your upcoming April visit to Austin, we [like always] are here to help you hunt the best events & things to do. Here’s a list of 12 events and things that you should consider doing in Austin in April.


ABC Kite Fest

Date: 1st April 2023

Venue: Zilker Park

ABC Kite Fest

(Credit: ABC Kite Fest / Official Website)

Among those who feel high with vibrant-colored kites soaring high in the sky? Start your Austin-April from ABC Kite Fest – the nation’s oldest kite festival featuring hundreds of kites making their way up the sky. Specifically aimed at fostering creativity among children, the fest is all a family-friendly fun-filled day-out needs: kite making, kite flying, lots of foods & drinks, contests, showcases, and children’s music concert. What’s more? It’s FREE for all!

Find more details at: abckitefest.org



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Austin Urban Cultural Fest

Date: 1st April 2023

Venue: Auditorium Shores

Austin Urban Cultural Fest

(Credit: Austin Urban Cultural Fest / Official Website)

Alternatively, if you adore R&B, neo-soul, and hip-hop music, head straight to Austin Urban Cultural Fest this April 1st. Match your frequency with the music revelers here and enjoy the live music binge. This year, the fest will also showcase Afrocentric aspects of culture and ethnic dance, food, clothing, & visual arts. So, get ready for your sneak peek into the Afrocentric culture!

Find more details at urbanmusicfest.com


TexasFest Austin

Date: 1st April 2023 Venue: Round Rock, Cedar Park

TexasFest Austin

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For a fun-packed April 1st day, TexasFest Austin is also a worthy option. From its live concerts to arts marketplace, and from its muscle car show to a petting zoo – fun is fully guaranteed here, and that too FREE!

Find more details at TexasFestLive


Fusebox Festival

Date: 12th to 16th April, 2023

Venue: Various Locations

Fusebox Festival

(Credit: Fusebox Festival / Facebook)

Got a flair for arts in the theater? Fusebox Festival has it all for you - dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts. The festival runs for 5 days at different locations to provide locals & tourists with unique cultural exposure.

Find more details at fuseboxfestival.com


MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix

Date: 4th to 16th April, 2023

Venue: Circuit of The Americas

MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix

(Credit: Circuit of Americas / Official Website)

A motorbike enthusiast? Don’t you worry! Austin has it covered for you. MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix brings you a 3-day fun filled with motorcycle racing action. Have a seat at its stadium and feast yourself with the only premier motorcycle racing series!

Find more details at circuitoftheamericas.com


Indie Meme Film Festival

Date: 12th to 16th April, 2023

Venue: Austin Film Society


Indie Meme Film Festival

(Credit: Indie Meme Film Festival / Official Website)

Inspire yourself with an in-person screening of powerful stories from South Asia & Iran. Here you’d be amazed at the cinematic aura featuring iconic film premiers, signature red carpet events, filmmakers generously interacting with the audience, member mixers giving tips, audience discussions, networking events with people from the South Asian entertainment industry, and parties. So, if you’re anticipating meeting your favorite South Asian actor, scroll through the list of notable personalities attending the festival this year, and see if your favorite one is on the list.

Disclaimer: Don’t get it wrong. You’ll find no ‘memes’ at this festival!

Find more details at indiememe.org


Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

Date: 12th to 23rd April 2023 Venue: Paramount Theatre

Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

(Credit: Moonlight Just for Laughs / Official Site)

Your April sprees shouldn’t go without laughter therapy! For one-of-its-kind comic entertainment, add Moontower Just for Laughs Comedy Festival to your list. Its April 4-day-long comedy binge is all about huge stars, fan favorites, comics to watch, and beloved [emerging] local talent. Have a seat here, live your comedy dream, and see how good a sense of humor Austinian has got!

Find more info at austintheatre.org


Capitol 10K

Date: 16th April 2023 Venue: Downtown Austin

Capitol 10K

(Credit: Capitol 10K / Official Website)

Time to go a bit sporty in Austin? Try out Capitol 10k (the Statesman Cap 10k) – a racing rite of Austin in spring. Over time, the Capitol 10k has become the largest 10k race in Texas, and the sixth largest in the country [United States]. Whether a beginner or a pro, you reserve all the rights to join this iconic Austin race team!

Find more info at cap10k.com


The 20th Annual Lonestar Round Up

Date: 21st to 22nd April 2023 Venue: Travis County Expo Center

The 20th Annual Lonestar Round Up

(Credit: Lonestar Round Up / Official Website)

Got a flair for vintage hot rods and custom cars? Austin has this covered for you as well, at its old football stadium cum car-show spot at the Travis County Expo Center. The annual Lonestar Roundup is an incredible outdoor car show featuring a variety of hot rods and customer cars, history, art, culture and music.

Find more info at lonestarroundup.com


Field Guide Festival

Date: 22nd April 2023 Venue: Fiesta Gardens

April in Austin also gives you the opportunity to meet the ‘food’ community in one place - central Texas farmers, ranchers, beverage producers, chefs, restaurants, sustainable businesses, and the community as a whole at the Field Guide Festival. Bop around, have fun, connect with other food connoisseurs, and interact with the heroes of the food world. Take a seat at a community table [communities are built around tables here], and treat yourself to some authentic Austin cuisine made from fresh harvests of the local farmers. Fresh tastes the best, isn’t it?

Find more info at fieldguidefest.com


Eeyore's Annual Birthday Party

Date: 29th April 2023

Venue: Pease Park

Eeyore

(Credit: _killer_chi_ / Instagram)

Remember the Eeyore from Winnie-the-Pooh? Yes, that gloomy yet cuteness-overloaded donkey – always sad because someone forgot his birthday! Eeyore’s Annual Birthday Party is a symbolic birthday party thrown by Austinian to cheer up Eeyore. This uncelebrated donkey’s birthday bash is filled with live music, food & drink, colorful costumes, drum circles, lively acrobats, costume contests, and much more. What’s the best part? Funds raised from the event are donated to Austin non-profits for the good cause.


"Out of the House" Spring Homes Tour

Date: 22nd & 23rd April, 2023

Venue: Various Locations

Out of the House" Spring Homes Tour

(Credit: Preservation Austin / Official Website)

Your April in Austin shouldn’t conclude without an ode to the iconic historic places encompassing the city’s expansive history. For this, you can join the "Out of the House" Spring Homes Tour that showcases the diverse heritage of the city and its incredible neighborhoods – which get more beautiful in spring [read April]. So, join this incredible tour and embark on a stunning journey that showcases eleven stunning residences across Austin.


All in all, your Austin April is destined to be an April well spent! Don’t miss out on these top events and things to do while you’re in Austin this April. Not sure how to plan your Austin excursion? Have a look at these small-group Austin Tours, and you might find what you’re looking for!

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