Local Austin Events this April

As spring blooms across the Texan landscape, April brings with it an array of exciting events. From music festivals that set the stage on fire to food fairs that tantalize taste buds, there are a myriad of experiences for locals and visitors alike. As the weather warms and outdoor venues beckon, there’s no shortage of opportunities to immerse oneself. Join us as we uncover the highlights of April’s local events, ensuring you don’t miss a moment of the action in this lively city.

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Capitol 10K
Downtown Austin
Every year since 1978, this iconic race in bursts with talent and personality, drawing participants from near and far to experience its unique atmosphere.

CMT Music Awards
Moody Center
Austin is gearing up to host the 58th annual CMT Music Awards, where country music’s brightest stars will converge for an unforgettable evening.

UTOPiAfest Down in the Oaks
4/5/24 – 4/9/24
Utopia, TX
What initially started as a gathering of music enthusiasts on a ranch has blossomed into a weekend retreat filled with camping and live performances by over 35 bands. Festival attendees can indulge in a thoughtfully curated culinary journey, unwind in the wine grove, savor the flavors of Texas in the craft beer garden, participate in engaging workshops, admire captivating art installations, and even find entertainment for the little ones in the dedicated kid zone.

Great American Eclipse
Austin, TX and surrounding Hill Country
Austin and the encompassing Hill Country find themselves directly in the trajectory of a total solar eclipse. Anticipated to occur in the early afternoon, this celestial event promises nearly two minutes of complete darkness as the moon obscures the sun.

Fusebox Festival
4/7/24 – 4/14/24
Various Locations
Fusebox stands as a unique hybrid arts festival, celebrating bold and adventurous works across various disciplines including theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual, and culinary arts. Spanning seven days, this dynamic event unfolds in venues and locations scattered throughout the city, offering an immersive cultural experience.

Mack, Jack, & McConaughey
4/12/24 – 4/13/24
ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Former Longhorns football coach Mack Brown, musician Jack Ingram, and actor Matthew McConaughey host this two-day charity event that includes a gala, fashion show, golf tournament, and a concert—this year headlined by the Dixie Chicks.

Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival
4/10/24 – 4/21/24
Paramount Theatre
Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Fest is bringing an impressive lineup of big-name stars, fan favorites, rising talents, and cherished local comedians to Austin. Spanning a two-week period, the festival will light up venues across the city, showcasing over 20 headliners alongside dozens more talented comics.

​”Out of the House” Spring Homes Tour
4/20/24 – 4/21/24
Various Locations
This event showcases our community’s diverse heritage and incredible neighborhoods every spring. The Homes Tour is Preservation Austin’s marquee event and most important fundraiser.

Keep Austin Beautiful Day
Garrison Park
Join us on April 20th from 9-11am & let’s give back to the planet that gives us so much. As lovers of our local parks and advocates for a healthier planet, your participation will make a HUGE difference. Together, we’ll roll up our sleeves, enjoy some fresh air, and leave Garrison Park better than we found it. Your effort not only contributes to a cleaner, greener environment but also strengthens our community.
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MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix
4/12/24 – 4/14/24
Circuit of The Americas
Get ready to feel the adrenaline rush as Austin gears up for three action-packed days of high-octane motorcycle racing—the fastest show on two wheels! Featuring the world’s greatest riders, the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix makes its only North American stop at COTA this April.

Art City Austin
4/13/24 – 4/15/24
Palmer Events Center
Around 150 artists showcase their work at one of the city’s most prominent annual art festivals. The event begins with a lively Friday night preview party, complete with music, activations, and various performances.

ABC Kite Fest
Zilker Park
The nation’s oldest kite festival paints the Austin sky with hundreds of colorful kites. This year, the festival is set to host an exciting weekend showcase and contest.

Austin Reggae Fest
4/19/24 – 4/21/24
Auditorium Shores
Reggae Fest, a fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, presents three days filled with reggae, world music, and dub talent. Additionally, attendees can explore offerings from over 50 vendors selling delicious food and unique arts & crafts.

Field Guide Festival
Fiesta Gardens
The Field Guide Festival is an immersive food systems event that bridges the gap between farmers and consumers. Featuring fresh ingredients cultivated and harvested by local farmers, these are expertly prepared by chefs hailing from various corners of the city.

Eeyore’s Annual Birthday Party
Pease Park
This annual event not only showcases the city’s eclectic spirit but also serves as a fundraiser to support numerous local non-profit organizations. Celebrate Austin’s diverse community with live music, local beer, delicious food, captivating acrobatics, and spirited costume contests.

Austin Blues Festival
4/27/24 – 4/28/24
Moody Amphitheater
The 2nd Annual Austin Blues Festival, presented by the iconic Antone’s Nightclub and Waterloo Greenway, invites you to groove all weekend long. Immerse yourself in the soulful tunes of blues legends, tantalize your taste buds with delicious food, and explore the curated collection of vinyl at Big Henry’s Pop-up.

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