Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle | Top January 2019 Events

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle |
Top January Events


Free Week 

Various Locations |January 3rd- 10th 2019

The first week of January might be the best time for a music fan to visit Austin. Why? Hundreds of Austin bands participate in this annual event that encompasses multiple venues all over Austin.


Austin Boat & Travel Trailer Show

Austin Convention Center | 500 E Cesar Chavez St. | January 4th – 6th 2019

The Annual Austin Boat and Travel Trailer Show is back at the Austin Convention Center Jan 4-6. This show offers the year’s best prices on boats and travel trailers as well as plenty to do with the whole family. Take in a free seminar, send your kinds to Boater Education Class, catch live fish at the fish tank, or enjoy the live music schedule this year. The show has something for everyone all while saving $1000s on your new boat or RV.


BowiElvis Fest 

The Continental Club Austin | 1315 S Congress Ave.|  January 12th, 2019    

BowiElvis Fest officially 10 years old. It is a party thrown by Splice Records which is happens twice a year in two different cities. On January 5th the Houston festival will be held at the legendary Continental Club & Big Top. And for the third year in a row we are taking the show on the road and setting up shop in Austin, Texas which will be the second weekend on January 12th at the other legendary Continental Club on S. Congress.


Austin Home and Garden Show

Austin Convention Center | 500 E Cesar Chavez St. | January 11th – 13th 2019    

Solve all your projects in one place in one weekend at the 21st Annual Austin Home & Garden Show! You’ll find the latest products and services for your home and landscape: builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage solutions, all kinds of plants, landscape displays, kitchenware, home accessories and so much more!


Migrations: A Dance Festival 

Wingate by Wyndham Round Rock Hotel &  Conference Center | 1209 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road | Round Rock, TX | January 18th & January 19th 2019 

Migrations is an annual dance festival in Austin, Texas in January 2019, presented by the Austin Tribal Collective. Migrations will host instructors offering workshops in a wide range of dance and musical styles from around the world! Come experience the dances of Spain, India, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, and more.


The Swoon Event 

979 Springdale Road | January 19th 2019 11:00 am – 3:00 pm   

Austin’s first curated wedding showcase! For our 6th Austin event, we are teaming up with Springdale Station, Indie House Events and The Cosmo Camper to throw one heck of a shindig!

With 30+ local and talented vendors in tow, this show will feature modern wedding inspiration, plus loads of perks.


3M Half Marathon Relay 

Zilker Park |  2100 Barton Springs Road
December 12th – 31st 

This year join over 7,000 fellow runners in Austin, Texas to run a personal best at the 3M Half Marathon. 3M Half is a fun and fast stand-alone half marathon boasting one of the fastest half marathon courses in the country. You’ll enjoy a point-to-point course with mostly downhill running that takes you past some of Austin’s finest locations and finishes downtown near the Texas State Capitol. Cross the finish line, grab your hefty one-of-a-kind “spinner” finisher medal, and celebrate at the energetic finish line festival complete with a beer garden!


MLK Celebration 

University of Texas| January 21st, 2019 at 9 am 

March, Festival, and Food Drive. The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city. The MLK Community March kicks off on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 9 a.m.with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus. MLK COMMUNITY FESTIVAL The MLK Community Festival kicks off at 11:15am and will last until 3:30 p.m.; it will include all types of vendors and local musical artists to make this year’s celebration the best ever!


                       

Le Garage Sale

Palmer Events Center | 900 Barton Springs Rd. | January 26th, 2019 at 11 am – 6 pm | January 27th, 2019 at 11 am – 5 pm 

There’s no searching for the sale rack at this shopping event – every single rack is a sale rack. A legendary shopping experience since 2001 for locals looking for seriously chic deals, at Le Garage Sale you’ll score the biggest bargains of the shopping season from your favorite local boutiques and designers, all in one place – and you might even discover the next up-and-coming label or emerging designer while you’re at it. Those who know arrive early for the best deals. For two fun-filled days, shop deliciously lowered price tags under a rain or shine roof while you sip caffeine and cocktails and listen to high energy music.


Tribeza Interiors Tour 2019

Palmer Events Center | 900 Barton Springs Rd. | January 26th, 2019 at 11 am – 6 pm | January 27th, 2019 at 11 am – 5 pm 

The sixth annual Tribeza Interiors Tour, presented by SWBC Mortgage. This is a self-guided, self-paced tour showcasing the unique home design of Austin-based interior designers.

 

 

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle | Top December 2018 Events

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle |
Top December Events


 

Fun Run at the Trail of Lights 

Zilker Park | 2100 Barton Springs Road
December 1st 

Stick Around For The Ultimate After Party – Complete with DJ entertainment and dance party, Ferris Wheel and Carousel rides, food trucks, drinks, fitness expo and more!

Get a !! FREE !! Post-Run Beer or Cocoa for ALL Fun Runners – Cheers! Grab bites from Austin’s famous food trucks – Available for purchaseDive into the Fitness Expo – Mix and mingle among health and fitness brands. Join The Fun Activities – Stop by for post-race yoga and more while engaging with local brands. Show us your moves in a spontaneous Dance-Off. Show Us Your Threads in our Costume Contest – Strut your stuff on the runway in your wackiest holiday costume! Let loose and kick off the holidays the Austin way

 

 


 

Big 12 Championship Game

AT&T Stadium | Arlington, TX
December 1st

It’s going to be weird, isn’t it? Watching Texas helmets and Oklahoma helmets intermingling somewhere other than the Cotton Bowl? While AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of Saturday’s Big 12 Championship, is only about 22 miles west, the last time the Sooners and Longhorns took each other on in a city other than Dallas was 95 years ago, in 1923. (Texas won, 26-14, in Austin.)

 

 

 


 

Lakeway Trail of Lights

1102 Lohmans Crossing Road | Lakeway
December 1st – January 1st   

One of Lakeway’s most cherished traditions is the Trail of Lights! Come see thousands of twinkling lights!  See amusing tableaus, all accompanied by delightful seasonal music! Skateboards, scooters, bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted.  The Trail of Lights will continue nightly through the end of December.

 

 


 

Austin Symphony Orchestra – Handel’s “Messiah”

December 4th | Hyde Park Baptist Church | Austin

December 5th | Emmaus Catholic Church | Lakeway

The Austin Symphony once again presents its Christmas tradition, Handel’s Messiah, accompanied by Chorus Austin for you and your family at Hyde Park Baptist Church and at it’s additional location, Emmaus Catholic Church. We hope you will move with us and enjoy this holiday classic and a city favorite. This night of musical magic will comfort you through its familiarity and fill you with the joy of rediscovery. Let us begin your winter celebrations with a performance full of rejoicing!

 

 

 


 

Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker”

The Long Center | 701 W Riverside Drive 
December 7th – December 23rd  

Your favorite way to celebrate the season returns for its 56th year! Ballet Austin’s annual production of The Nutcracker never disappoints, with hundreds of dancers, beautiful sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s delicious score performed live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. From a festive holiday party to an exotic court of sweets, watch as our young heroine, Clara, faces her fears, rescues her prince, and dreams big during the journey of a lifetime! Make memories to last a lifetime when you share this special holiday tradition with family and friends!

 

 


 

Trail of Lights

Zilker Park |  2100 Barton Springs Road
December 12th – 31st 

The AUSTIN TRAIL OF LIGHTS is Austin’s largest holiday tradition and 2nd largest event in the city. Run by the Trail of Lights Foundation, the annual event in Zilker Park celebrates the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we love to call home. The Austin Trail of Lights is a community event that invites 400,000 people every year to come celebrate the holidays in the heart of Austin, Texas during the month of December. The event showcases everything that we love about Austin—from music and food to creativity and family fun. Thanks to the Trail of Lights Foundation, we are able to keep it free for at least ½ of the nights to make sure that anyone who wants to be part of the experience has a way to do so.

 

 


 

Trans – Siberian Orchestra

Frank Erwin Center | 1701 Red River Street 
December 20th  

America’s hardest-rocking holiday tradition is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in December 2018, and tickets for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s upcoming stop in the “Live Music Capital of the World” are on sale now!  Check out the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Austin concert information below to find out how you can experience their special new show, which is inspired by their debut album The Christmas Attic as well as their career-launching TV special The Ghosts of Christmas Eve — but don’t wait.  The only way you’re gonna hear your favorite holiday classics rocked the way only this prog symphony can is to score your TSO Austin Tickets right away!

 

 

 


                       

Home For The Holidays Series AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 
December 22nd – 30th  

We all have our favorite holiday classics. During the holiday season this year at AFS we are reaching way back into Hollywood’s Golden Age to present some of our favorites, some very well known, some less so, but all great.

Come celebrate the season with AFS, as we present our favorite classic holiday films from December 22nd to the 30th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle | Top November 2018 Events

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle |
Top 10 November Events


 

New Braunfels Wurstfest

178 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels TX 78130
November 2nd – 11th 2018

Join us for a unique annual celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun! Located near the headwaters of the beautiful Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas! Here you’ll enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. It all happens at Wurstfest! The best ten days in sausage history.

 

 


 

Texas Monthly BBQ Fest 2018 

The Long Center | 701 W Riverside Drive | Austin, Tx 78704
November 3rd – 4th 

Welcome to the ninth annual Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend! The Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas have all been invited. Come see who will be smoking at this weekend of ‘cue! Plus, check out our exciting new weekend schedule including our first-ever Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Franklin & Friends kickoff event.

 

 

 


 

4th Austin Celtic Festival

10621 Pioneer Farms Drive| Austin, TX 78754
November 3rd – 4th  

Multi-stage and programming of all things Celtic out at the beautiful Pioneer Farms in North Austin.. In its 21st year of production and one of the few remaining festivals dedicated to authentic Celtic traditions. A friendly family event, fun for all ages and opened to all. Get your tickets today. No tickets sales at the gate. Online only. Rain or Shine. The largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas returns for its 21st Annual Celtic Fest. Internationally acclaimed as one of the few remaining festivals that celebrate the authentic music honed by the Celtic people. The Austin Celtic Festival goes beyond gimmicks to highlight traditions and achievements in a way that reminds audiences of the extraordinary craftsmanship and study that made places like Ireland & Scotland leaders in folk music and dance.

 

 


 

East Austin Studio Tour (EAST)

Big Medium Gallery | 916 Springdale Rd  | Austin, Tx

November 10th – 11th | 17th -18th  

Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in November. EAST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces.

 

 

 


 

18th A Christmas Affair

Palmer Events Center | 900 Barton Springs Rd | Austin , TX 
November 14th – 18th 

The Junior League of Austin’s 43rd annual A Christmas Affair, Joyeux Noël, will be held November 14-18 at Palmer Events Center. This year’s four-day holiday market is a vintage celebration of the season with a French flair. The Junior League of Austin uses the funds raised at A Christmas Affair to provide essential funding and volunteer hours to programs such as Coats for Kids, FIT-Food In Tummies and over 30 local community non-profits. This year A Christmas Affair will feature more than 200 merchants from across the country and The Junior League of Austin expects more than 25,000 shoppers to attend. Behind the scenes, a volunteer force of 1,300 League members staff the event, making every detail perfect for the guests. The holiday market opens to the public on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 12 p.m., following a preview event on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

 

 


 

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

The Long Center | 701 W Riverside Drive
November 22nd, 2018 | 12pm – 8 pm 

This year marks the 28th anniversary of the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2018. The largest five-mile run in Texas and one of the largest Turkey Trots in the nation with nearly 20,000 participants, ThunderCloud’s Trot is a cherished Thanksgiving Day tradition in Austin. ThunderCloud has raised nearly $3.5 million for Caritas of Austin through the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot. We donate 100 percent of the proceeds of the event to Caritas of Austin, a nonprofit organization that provides housing, employment, education, and food services to more than 20,000 homeless, working poor, and documented refugees in Travis County. Sign up with your family and friends this year to be part of this fun and healthy family tradition, and to help support our community.

 

 


 

Mozart’s Holiday Light Show

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters | 3825 Lake Austin Blvd | Austin 
TBD  

Our Christmas Light Show has become an annual tradition for many Austinites. Every year, we decorate the deck with over 1 million LED lights and set up a show to our favorite holiday tunes. Admission is free and there is no assigned seating, so bring the whole crew and enjoy!

 

 

 


                       

Chuy’s Christmas Parade

Congress Avenue
November 24th, 2018 | 11:oo am  

Starts at the State Capitol at 11th and Congress, moving south on Congress all the way to Cesar Chavez, ending just north of the bridge. Click here for a parade map. Benefiting Operation Blue Santa so Bring New, Unwrapped Toys to Donate! At a designated time during the Parade Procession, all units will stop to collect the toys. Santa’s Helpers will line the parade route and help spectators give their toy. All toys will be distributed by the Operation Blue Santa Program to another child just in time for the holidays. Giant inflatable balloons, festive holiday floats, famous children’s characters, spectacular marching bands, cool classic cars and Santa!

 

 

 

 


 

Ice Skating on the Roof of Whole Foods 

Whole Foods Market | 525 N Lamar Boulevard
November 24th – January 15th 

A must-do for locals and visitors alike, Ice Skating on the Plaza at our Flagship store (located in Downtown) has become one of Austin’s most anticipated events of the holiday season! The ice rink is open daily from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. beginning Friday, Nov. 24 through Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.* Cost is $10 per person and includes skate rental. Every Friday throughout the ice rink season, the skating soundtrack is curated by KUTX for the KUTX Music Fridays series – don’t miss out! 

 

 

 


 

Zilker Tree Lighting 

Zilker Park | 2100 Barton Springs Road  
November 25th, 2018| 6:00 pm  

Austin’s annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting kicks off the season of festivities in Zilker Park the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and its complementary and open to anyone to enjoy! Now in it’s 52nd year, the Zilker Holiday Tree is the largest man-made holiday tree standing 155 feet tall, composed of over 3,000 lights and built upon one of Austin’s 17 historic moontowers. Access to the Zilker Tree is totally independent from Austin Trail of Lights admission, but we encourage you to come down to Zilker Park and enjoy both! Food vendors and other merchants will operate at the tree throughout the month of December. The Zilker Holiday Tree will be on display each night from 6:00 p.m. to midnight until the end of the year.

 

 

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