The last days of Winter are behind us, so it’s time to break out the sandals and the sunglasses and get ready for another full season of warm weather and good old fashioned fun in the sun. For Austinites, Spring time means outdoor excursions, BBQ’s and an endless parade of festivals and outdoor activities for friends, families and explorers alike. So from food and art to live music and comedy, here’s a look at some of the hottest festivals to look forward to this Spring.
Euphoriafest – Carson Creek Ranch
April 6th-April 9th
Bringing together nature, music and everything in between, Euphoriafest is an action-packed, outdoor annual music and camping festival in Austin that features workshops, yoga, art and live music performances. Although it mainly caters to the millennial crowd, Euphoriafest has something to offer all ages. This year’s music lineup includes hip hop icons Wiz Khalifa and Young Thug as well as Alesso, Chromeo, Zeds Dead and the OG king of techno himself: Moby. Click here to get your tickets.
Austin Reggae Fest – Auditorium Shores
April 14-April 16th
Benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank, the Austin Reggae Festival is three days of celebrating some of the best reggae, dub and world musicians with live music and over 50 food vendors to choose from while you jam the afternoon away. Tickets for the festival can be purchased by individual day, with different live shows to see each day. This year’s music lineup includes The Inverters, River City All Stars, Lion Heights and Akae Beka, along with a slew of other talented artists. Click here to buy tickets.
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival – The Paramount
April 19th-April 22nd
Hosted by the Paramount Theatre, Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival is a hilarious celebration of goofballs that showcases some of the nation’s most talented comedians along with newbies and local comedians from Austin. Whether you’re looking forward to seeing someone you love or you’re looking to find new talent, this fun festival is sure to deliver some genuine laughs that will keep you coming back for more! This year’s incredible lineup features renowned comedians Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho, Chris Harwick, Ralphie Mae, Colin Quinn and Jim Gaffigan, along with dozens of other outrageously entertaining performers. Buy your tickets here.
Austin Food and Wine Festival – Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park
April 28th-April 30th
This delicious festival has been a part of Austin’s food scene for years, and features some of the nation’s leading chefs and sommeliers along with Austin’s most popular cuisine curators. The Austin Food and Wine Festival is a three day feasting celebration that has something new and incredible for all palates and tastes. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, a taco tourist or a regular ol’ foodie, The Austin Food and Wine Festival will definitely satisfy your creativity and your taste buds with live music, fun activities like hands-on grilling, rock your taco, feast under the stars and more. Buy your tickets to Austin’s biggest food and wine showcase here.
Pecan Street Springs Arts Festival – East Sixth Street
May 6th-May 7th
Just about one of the only times east Sixth street is not considered “dirty” is when it is taken over by one of the largest and longest-running arts/crafts and music festivals in the nation: the Pecan Street Springs Arts Festival. This family-friendly festival is free to the public and features oodles of food, artsy activities, live music and local history and culture. This year’s live music lineup includes performances from Pleasure Venom, Ringo Deathstarr, The Austin Children’s Choir and Brainwavve, along with a sprawling list of artists spanning all music genres. And the best part about this artsy festival is that the proceeds go toward the preservation of the historic – and infamously weird – Sixth Street.