By AFM Team – April 1, 2016
photo by Kurt Bradley

Sports and Outdoors 

April 2

Horrible Hundred

Austin High School

Designed for elite and amateur athletes alike, The Horrible Hundred tests endurance, strength, power and speed by requiring teams of two to tackle 100 yards worth of challenges.

April 3

Austin 10/20


The 5th Annual Austin 10/20 will feature 20 live bands along the 10-mile race course in North Austin with a headliner concert at the finish. A very generous prize money purse is up for grabs in the 10/20 Championship division of the race.

April 8-10

MOTOGP Grand Prix of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas

MotoGPTM, the pinnacle of all motorcycle world championships, joins the roster of racing events at the Circuit of The Americas track with a three-day series at the purpose-built Grand Prix venue. With the addition of this race, the new circuit is the first North American racing venue to host both two and four-wheeled world championship events in one year's time.

April 10

Capitol 10K

Congress Avenue to Auditorium Shores

Texas' largest 10K race and one of the nation's top runs draws some 18,000 serious and not-so-serious runners.

April 23

Beer Relay


Join the first-ever beer drinkin' and trail runnin' race in the nation! You and your friends will take turns running a beautiful 5K trail loop. Before each lap is run, you have the option to drink a 12-ounce Oskar Blues beer for a 2-minute deduction off your lap time. The team with the most laps and the lowest time wins.

April 23-24

Reebok Spartan 


The Reebok Spartan Super: This is our middle distance course. With a longer distance than the Sprint and more obstacles, the Super will test your endurance, perseverance and grit. The 8-10 Mile Super packs more than 25 Signature Spartan Obstacles through tougher and more rugged terrain.

Food and Drinks

April 2-3

Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest

Austin Convention Center

Lectures, demonstrations, seminars and more than 75 exhibitors will showcase the gluten-free lifestyle during this two-day food festival.

April 23

The 21st Annual Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival 

The Austin American-Statesman Parking Lot

It's a Cajun festival in Texas. More than 5,000 pounds of crawfish are consumed at this annual event, which also features zydeco, brass band, funk, blues and rock music.

April 24-26

Austin Food + Wine Festival 

Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park

Pamper your palate in one of the hippest cities in the country at the Austin Food + Wine Festival. Join top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin's own acclaimed gourmet scene for an indulgent, three-day epicurean adventure unlike any other, topped off with live musical performances.


April 5-10

Fusebox Festival

Various Locations

Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts. The festival takes place over five days in venues and locations all over the city. Hundreds of local, national and international artists across all disciplines converge for one of the most notable cultural events in the country. 

April 7-10

Austin International Poetry Festival

Various Locations

Poets from around the world, country and all of Texas gather for four days of live performances, readings and workshops during the Austin International Poetry Festival in April of every year. AIPF provides an inclusive, diverse, multi-generational environment welcoming the broadest possible audience of poets and non-poets alike in appreciation of the spoken and written word.

April 14-17

Old Settler's Music Festival 

Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion

Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and crafts, camping, food and libations. Acoustic jazz, blues and bluegrass are all performed by old-time local favorites and award-winning artists from around the world.

April 15-17

Austin Reggae Fest

Auditorium Shores

A fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, Reggae Fest features three days of reggae, world and dub talent, along with more than 50 vendors selling food and arts & crafts.

April 29-May 1

Art City Austin Festival 

Palmer Event Center

Nearly 200 national artists, top local restaurants, two music stages and hands-on art activities make this one of the city's favorite festivals.


April 2-3

Zilker Garden Festival


For over 50 years, the annual Zilker Garden Festival has been a one-stop, garden shopping destination when spring arrives in Austin and Central Texas. A family-friendly event, the garden festival offers something for everyone

April 8-9

The 15th Annual Lonestar Round Up

Travis County Expo Center

A huge outdoor car show and live music festival with tons of vintage hot rods and custom cars driven here from all over the country, and bringing visitors from all over the world.

April 15-23

Austin Fashion Week

Various Locations

Austin Fashion Week showcases the work of fashion designers, photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists and models from around the state of Texas with runway shows, designer meet-and-greets, themed parties and benefits for Austin nonprofits.

April 20-23

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival 

The Paramount Theatre and other locations

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival presented by the Paramount Theatre brings to Austin some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. National headliners, up-and-comers and local Austin-based comedians ensure three hilarious days of fun.

April 23

Burning Can Festival


Come join Oskar Blues Brewery's Burning Can, the celebration of craft beer in a can, live music, and the adventurous lifestyle! Everything a true Austinite could ever want. Come out for the fun, stay for the live performance by Drive-By Truckers.


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