Best Events in Austin

Check out the top Events in Austin, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Zilker Metropolitan Park
1. Zilker Metropolitan Park
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946 local reviews
2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-974-6700
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Matt
Zilker Park is known as the crown jewel of the Austin parks system. It is named for Andrew Jackson Zilker. …
Rick
This may be the largest park in Austin and is still the most visited of the parks you can have a picnic on the…
Renee
Massive green space in the heart of Austin. Dog friendly, great walking/ jogging and biking trails. Bring a bl…
1. Zilker Metropolitan Park
1. Zilker Metropolitan Park
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946 local reviews
2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-974-6700
Matt
Matt
Zilker Park is known as the crown jewel of the Austin parks system. It is named for Andrew Jackson Zilker. Mr. Zilker came to Austin in 1…
Rick
Rick
This may be the largest park in Austin and is still the most visited of the parks you can have a picnic on the grass hill, take a dive in th…
Renee
Renee
Massive green space in the heart of Austin. Dog friendly, great walking/ jogging and biking trails. Bring a blanket, fly a kite, have a picn…
2. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar
2. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar
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484 local reviews
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin
+1 512-861-7040
Movie theaterBarRestaurant
Stephany
Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and even…
Nancy
Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and even…
Ashley
See a film (or other event, such as a sing-a-long or quote-a-long of your favorites) at the Alamo Drafthouse. …
2. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar
2. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar
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484 local reviews
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin
+1 512-861-7040
Stephany
Stephany
Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Our at…
Nancy
Nancy
Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Attent…
Ashley
Ashley
See a film (or other event, such as a sing-a-long or quote-a-long of your favorites) at the Alamo Drafthouse. There are 6 ADs in town, and …
3. Austin Convention Center
3. Austin Convention Center
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185 local reviews
500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin
+1 512-404-4000
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Terry
The facility’s expansion has allowed events to expand their conventions, trade shows and expos. It has also br…
Greg
Here is where you check in for many of Austin's conferences and events. We are conveniently located just 3 mil…
Evron
This place has a lot of conventions from science and engineering for kids to Dell to South by Southwest events…
3. Austin Convention Center
3. Austin Convention Center
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185 local reviews
500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin
+1 512-404-4000
Terry
Terry
The facility’s expansion has allowed events to expand their conventions, trade shows and expos. It has also brought new conventions and visi…
Greg
Greg
Here is where you check in for many of Austin's conferences and events. We are conveniently located just 3 miles NE so you can easily bike o…
Evron
Evron
This place has a lot of conventions from science and engineering for kids to Dell to South by Southwest events.
4. Circuit of the Americas
4. Circuit of the Americas
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166 local reviews
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin
+1 512-301-6600
Point of interestEstablishment
Michael
Circuit of the Americas is home to America's only Formula 1 race track, with an annual meet held each October…
Priscilla
COTA events including Formula 1, Amphitheater. Casa Willow is close enought to COTA as well as E & W 6th Stree…
Randall
It's Circuit of the Americas! The only Formula 1 track in North America. Hosts practically daily events, or if…
4. Circuit of the Americas
4. Circuit of the Americas
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166 local reviews
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin
+1 512-301-6600
Michael
Michael
Circuit of the Americas is home to America's only Formula 1 race track, with an annual meet held each October. At other times of the year it…
Priscilla
Priscilla
COTA events including Formula 1, Amphitheater. Casa Willow is close enought to COTA as well as E & W 6th Street Entertainment District, Cesa…
Randall
Randall
It's Circuit of the Americas! The only Formula 1 track in North America. Hosts practically daily events, or if you're feeling really brave, …
5. The Highball
5. The Highball
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106 local reviews
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 512-383-8309
BarNight clubRestaurant
Susan
Colorful cocktail bar known for its private karaoke rooms, with creative bar bites & nightly events (such as 8…
Sara
One of my favorites! Half of it is a beautiful, antique bowling alley, while the other side has a stage. The u…
Jaime
A fun, electic place. Adjacent to the Alamo Drafthouse, it features live music and other fun events nightly, p…
5. The Highball
5. The Highball
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106 local reviews
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 512-383-8309
Susan
Susan
Colorful cocktail bar known for its private karaoke rooms, with creative bar bites & nightly events (such as 80's night, 90's music video ni…
Sara
Sara
One of my favorites! Half of it is a beautiful, antique bowling alley, while the other side has a stage. The upstairs area also has private …
Jaime
Jaime
A fun, electic place. Adjacent to the Alamo Drafthouse, it features live music and other fun events nightly, plus private karaoke rooms. Cre…
6. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Ritz
6. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Ritz
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166 local reviews
320 E 6th St, Austin
+1 512-861-7020
Movie theaterBarRestaurant
Erin
How to even explain the magic of the Alamo Drafthouse? Old timey movie theater with every other row removed - …
Lisa
The Drafthouse has really fun events-- singalongs and quotealongs of classic movies and random fun events. Ev…
Michael
This Alamo Drafthouse is built in the classic, and iconic Ritz theater. It may not have as many screens as som…
6. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Ritz
6. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Ritz
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166 local reviews
320 E 6th St, Austin
+1 512-861-7020
Erin
Erin
How to even explain the magic of the Alamo Drafthouse? Old timey movie theater with every other row removed - so that you have a table in fr…
Lisa
Lisa
The Drafthouse has really fun events-- singalongs and quotealongs of classic movies and random fun events. Events sell out pretty far in ad…
Michael
Michael
This Alamo Drafthouse is built in the classic, and iconic Ritz theater. It may not have as many screens as some of the other Alamo Drafhouse…
7. Palmer Events Center
7. Palmer Events Center
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41 local reviews
900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin
+1 512-404-4500
Point of interestEstablishment
Anthony & Hayley
Check out the event calendar for Palmer Events Center in Austin, along with artist, ticket and venue informati…
Emily
If you need to attend a conference at the Palmer Events Center, we are literally a five minute walk across the…
Jennifer
In the middle of downtown along Town Lake and home to many of Austin's best events.
7. Palmer Events Center
7. Palmer Events Center
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41 local reviews
900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin
+1 512-404-4500
Anthony & Hayley
Anthony & Hayley
Check out the event calendar for Palmer Events Center in Austin, along with artist, ticket and venue information and photos.
Emily
Emily
If you need to attend a conference at the Palmer Events Center, we are literally a five minute walk across the street!
Jennifer
Jennifer
In the middle of downtown along Town Lake and home to many of Austin's best events.
8. Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park
8. Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park
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147 local reviews
900 W Riverside Dr, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-974-6700
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Anthony & Hayley
Auditorium shores is located on Lady Bird Lake, by Long Center and Palmer Events Center. Town Lake Hike and Bi…
Andrea
There seems to be lots of outdoor event held here and live music staged here as well so you might as well know…
Keri
There is always something going on at Auditorium Shores/Long Center. In the summer, they play free movies on t…
8. Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park
8. Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park
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147 local reviews
900 W Riverside Dr, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-974-6700
Anthony & Hayley
Anthony & Hayley
Auditorium shores is located on Lady Bird Lake, by Long Center and Palmer Events Center. Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail passes through the pa…
Andrea
Andrea
There seems to be lots of outdoor event held here and live music staged here as well so you might as well know how to get there from my hous…
Keri
Keri
There is always something going on at Auditorium Shores/Long Center. In the summer, they play free movies on the lawn. Check their calendar …
9. The Long Center for the Performing Arts
9. The Long Center for the Performing Arts
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96 local reviews
701 W Riverside Dr, Austin
Closed · Opens Monday 10:00 AM
+1 512-474-5664
Point of interestEstablishment
Laurel
Touring musical acts, symphony performances, and more. Wonderful acoustics. Check the website for summer serie…
Isabella
This events center showcases a wide range of performances - from the symphony, to the opera, to the local Aust…
Lisa
Check their website for concerts and other special events. Less than 5 minutes by car from my condo.
9. The Long Center for the Performing Arts
9. The Long Center for the Performing Arts
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96 local reviews
701 W Riverside Dr, Austin
Closed · Opens Monday 10:00 AM
+1 512-474-5664
Laurel
Laurel
Touring musical acts, symphony performances, and more. Wonderful acoustics. Check the website for summer series on the lawn. Next door to Bu…
Isabella
Isabella
This events center showcases a wide range of performances - from the symphony, to the opera, to the local Austin film festival. Worth checki…
Lisa
Lisa
Check their website for concerts and other special events. Less than 5 minutes by car from my condo.
10. Esther's Follies
10. Esther's Follies
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93 local reviews
525 E 6th St, Austin
Closed · Opens 7:30 PM
+1 512-320-0553
Point of interestEstablishment
Lauri
For 40+ seasons, Esther’s Follies has been Austin’s answer to SNL, entertaining Austinites and visitors alike …
Ali
Esther's Follies is a modern-day vaudeville theatre located on 6th Street downtown. The acts incorporate magic…
Amy
Esther's Follies is a modern-day vaudeville theatre located on 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas. The group…
10. Esther's Follies
10. Esther's Follies
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93 local reviews
525 E 6th St, Austin
Closed · Opens 7:30 PM
+1 512-320-0553
Lauri
Lauri
For 40+ seasons, Esther’s Follies has been Austin’s answer to SNL, entertaining Austinites and visitors alike with satire, sketches, magic a…
Ali
Ali
Esther's Follies is a modern-day vaudeville theatre located on 6th Street downtown. The acts incorporate magic, juggling, singing, dancing, …
Amy
Amy
Esther's Follies is a modern-day vaudeville theatre located on 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas. The group is named after actress Esther…
11. Blanton Museum of Art
11. Blanton Museum of Art
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184 local reviews
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 512-471-5482
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Cristin & Olya
Large art museum located on University of Texas campus. One of our favorite spots! Blanton Museum of Art is th…
Chris
The Blanton Museum of Art is a must-visit. Check out their calendar for the latest exhibitions and events, and…
Jeremy
A great museum located on The University of Texas campus. Check out there website for events. They often have …
11. Blanton Museum of Art
11. Blanton Museum of Art
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184 local reviews
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 512-471-5482
Cristin & Olya
Cristin & Olya
Large art museum located on University of Texas campus. One of our favorite spots! Blanton Museum of Art is the primary art collection for t…
Chris
Chris
The Blanton Museum of Art is a must-visit. Check out their calendar for the latest exhibitions and events, and take a look at the newest per…
Jeremy
Jeremy
A great museum located on The University of Texas campus. Check out there website for events. They often have great events with food, drinks…
12. The Buzz Mill
12. The Buzz Mill
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156 local reviews
1505 Town Creek Dr, Austin
+1 512-547-9909
BarCafeStore
Kalli
Very Austin with lots of options for drinks, food trucks, veggie burgers, lots of outdoor seating, and cool co…
Michael
24 Coffee shop (won best coffeeshop in Austin) BUT It's also a bar and they infuse their own whiskey. Great e…
Hello
Great place for an inspired cocktail or a basic beer, really cool patio, always something going on whether liv…
12. The Buzz Mill
12. The Buzz Mill
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156 local reviews
1505 Town Creek Dr, Austin
+1 512-547-9909
Kalli
Kalli
Very Austin with lots of options for drinks, food trucks, veggie burgers, lots of outdoor seating, and cool coffee shop seating inside. Alwa…
Michael
Michael
24 Coffee shop (won best coffeeshop in Austin) BUT It's also a bar and they infuse their own whiskey. Great events several nights of the we…
Hello
Hello
Great place for an inspired cocktail or a basic beer, really cool patio, always something going on whether live music or an entertaining eve…