Austin, Texas is one of the most happening capital cities in the US where you get the best of living. What don’t you have; happening nightlife, food trucks, adventure hikes, and of course Austin festivals. People in Austin always find an excuse to gather and celebrate literally anything with good food, music, and dance. If you happen to have a Texan friend or visiting south of US anytime soon, then it is recommended you plan your trip around these fests and events to make your visit hell more awesome and happening.
Top Festivals In Austin
Here are some of the most famous Austin Festivals where you will get more than a glimpse of culture, tradition, and liveliness of the second largest state in the US.
1. ACL – Austin City Limits
ACL or Austin City Limits is the much awaited music festival in the capital that is attended by people in huge numbers. You have got to attend Austin Music Festival 2020 if you happen to be in Texas in October. Over 140 bands participate and there are 8 stages where you can watch live electrfying performances of some of the best music artists in the country. From Jay Z to Bonobo, everyon from the Hollywood Town is going to be there. Apart from that, there is delicious food and an array of stalls.
Date: October 2-4, October 9-11
Location: Zilker Metropolitan Park, Austin, Texas, United States
Entrance Fee: INR 7,000 onwards for general admission
2. Rodeo Austin
What makes Rodeo one of the most special Austin Festivals is that you will get to see all the elements of Texas at a Rodeo. Being the official sports of the state, you will some of the pro-riders conrolling and riding on top ofthe raging bulls. You will also get to attend a livestock fair in which people with the best kept horses and other animals participate. Enjoy pig races, Wild West Show, and carnival along with lip-smacking BBQ ribs Texas is famous for. If you are on your US trip, you should spend a few days in Texas to have an exciting experience.
Date: March 14-28
Location: 9100 Decker Lake Rd, Austin, TX 78724, USA
Entrance Fee: Adults – INR 1000, Kids – INR 350 for faregrounds, prices may vary
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3. 4th of July
We need not emphasis on how 4th of July – Independence Day of America, is such a huge event for all the Americans that it is celebrated with much gusto and fervor. Even in Austin, you will find grand and spectacular celebrations being organized in the spirit of the event. There are fireworks over the Lady Bird Lake, picnics in the park, a concert of patriotic music. Everyone and everything is drenched in the spirit of patriotism and love for nation. It is hands down one of the best festivals in Austin, Texas.
Date: 4th July, Duh!
Location: Multiple venues
Entrance Fee: NA
4. Bat Fest
This may seem crazy but people of Austin celebrate the flying of Mexican free-tailed bats from the cave with mussic, dance, and food. They are not crazy doing so. When 1.5 million bats fly across the pink sky at the dusk, you can only imagine how surreal that site must be. Apart from bidding farewell to bats, there is food, drinks, and a variety of ‘bat activities’ for your leisure. Don’t forget to take part in the bat costume contest. Stay away from the cliches though. Lol. Bring your cameras to capture the scene of bats flying. It is going to be so viral on Instagram.
Date: 16th February
Location: Congress Ave Bridge, Austin
Entrance Fee: INR 1030 in advance, INR 1373 at the gates, Free for kids below 8
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5. Fall Pecan Street Festival
Arts & Crafts people, gather around because there is a festival in Austin dedicated to all you talented people. People of Austine celebrate art and creativity with food, music, and obviously flea markets at the much popular Fall Peccan Street Festival. The venue as you may have guessed from the name is Pecan Street which comes alive during the fest. This a huge deal in Austin attended by masses in large numbers. No wonder, it is getting bigger year after year. There is no entrance fee to attend the Street Festival. So, you don’t have any excuse to miss it. There is a great music lined up for all the music lovers.
Date: September 26
Location: Pecan Street, Austin
Entrance Fee: None
6. Texas Craft Brewers Festival
If Bavaria in Germany has Oktoberfest, Texans have thier own version of celebrating their love for beer. Beer lovers must attend one the happening Austin festivals because this is where they will get to taste numerous craft beers brewed by the brew masters of texas. The fest features some of the best crafters of the brewing community not just in Teas but also the Lone Star. It is a ‘lit’ bonanaza complete with fresh chilled beer and scrumptious food. You are also expected to look forward to great music that will get you tapping your feet. Don’t forget to have fun.
Date: October 24
Location: Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
Entrance Fee: INR 1029 – INR 8238
Austin Festivals are all about unique experiences and living life to the fullest. This is what your motto should be throughout your trip to the US. The country where dreams come alive has so much to offer to its visitors. From living high to witnessing beautiful nature views, there is no stopping in America.
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