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      Check out this list for a selection of the largest annual events in Austin during February & March. For a more extensive list of daily happenings, see the searchable Events Calendar.

      FEBRUARY 2020

      2/1/20 - 2/28/20
      Black History Month
      Various Venues
      To commemorate Black History Month there will be events throughout the city celebrating important people and moments in time in African-American history.

      Carnaval Brasileiro 
      Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside Brazil. Brasileiro-style samba, costumes and wild abandon can all be seen in the heart of Texas. 

      Austin Marathon & Half Marathon
      Downtown Austin
      One of the country's premier races attracts nearly 20,000 participants from around the world. Events surrounding the marathon include a 5K, live music, finish line festival and beer garden.

      2/19/20 - 2/23/20
      OUTsider Festival
      Various Locations
      As one of Austin’s most progressive festivals, OUTsider brings together Austin’s LGBTQI community for five days of creation and inspiration. This multidisciplinary art festival showcases film, performance art, music, visual art and more.

      Austin Modern Home Tour
      Various Locations
      The Austin Modern Home Tour celebrates 13 years of collaborative exchange between architects, developers, designers and real estate professionals. Participating homes on the tour will open their doors for viewing throughout the day, then enjoy food, beverages and additional homes at the post-event soiree.

      Austin Oyster Festival
      Republic Square
      This is one tasty festival you don’t want to miss! The Oyster Festival is an annual hit among locals and visitors alike. Not sure which kind of oyster you prefer? Try ‘em all while enjoying a little live Cajun and “newgrass” music on the lawn!

      MARCH 2020

      SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival
      Various Locations
      The City of Austin has cancelled the March dates for SXSW and SXSW EDU. To learn more, please visit SXSW.com

      3/14/20 - 3/28/20
      Rodeo Austin
      Travis County Expo Center
      Over the years, Rodeo Austin has grown from a show featuring 16 animals into one of Austin's premier events, featuring Pro rodeo events, daily concerts, livestock show and more. 

      St. Patrick's Day Festival
      Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
      This annual family-friendly festival celebrates all things Irish. Come enjoy authentic Celtic music and dancers, Irish language workshops, the finest Irish imports and plenty of good craic!

      3/25/20 - 3/28/20
      Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays 
      Mike A. Myers Stadium
      The premier track & field event brings together the best high school, college and professional athletes from Texas, the U.S. and the world. 

      3/25/20 - 3/29/20
      World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play
      Austin Country Club
      With a rare, match-play format consisting of the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play field consists of the very best players from around the world and is one of the most elite and exciting tournaments on golf’s calendar.

      3/27/20 - 3/28/20
      Austin Urban Music Festival
      Auditorium Shores
      More than 15,000 music revelers converge on Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake to enjoy Austin's only music festival focused on R&B, neo-soul and hip hop music.

      92nd Annual ABC Kite Fest
      Zilker Park
      The nation's oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites in the air and is free to attend for people of all ages; complete with kite flying contests, food, games and more.

      Congo Square ATX Festival
      Rosewood Catherine Lampkin Pavilion
      This free live music event brings culture to the stage. The family-friendly event spotlights Indigenous artists and provides a taste of what makes Austin so cool. The artistic lineup features performers from Africa, Colombia and the African Diaspora.