Top 10 Annual Celebrations You Shouldn’t Miss in Austin, Texas

There is always something to celebrate in Austin, Texas.

The city celebrates various events every year. Here are just a few of the most exciting ones.

You wouldn’t want to miss out.

Eeyore’s Birthday Party

In honor of Eeyore from the Winnie the Pooh stories, this is a daylong annual celebration in April that raises funds for different local non-profit organizations.

This is often attended by families for the live music, food, and fun activities the organizers have prepared.

O-Henry Pun-Off

For over 30 years, this has been a championship event for crowning the person with the greatest puns.

It is basically a spoken word competition wherein contestants go up the stage and present their most witty and funny puns.

Texas Craft Brewers Festival

Since 2003, this is an annual event that celebrates homebrewers and beer entrepreneurs.

People with a discriminating taste for beer gather as a community to celebrate. Here, they can discover veteran beer brewers and uprising brewers with unique tastes.

ABC Kite Fest

As one of the most anticipated events, ABC Kite Fest is attended by a lot of families and children.

In this festival, the sky is covered by hundreds of vibrant and colorful handmade kites.

This is a competition and at the same time, a viewing party opens for all.

LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon and Half Marathon

Looking for an event where you can move around and get fit?

Why not try the LIVESTRONG marathon?

This is an annual marathon that raises funds for cancer research and programs and services for cancer survivors and their families.

Renegade Craft Fair

This one of the world’s largest craft fair that gathers independent artists who want to share their passion for art.

The organizers of this craft fair provide artists an avenue to sell their art and meet like-minded individuals.

The fair is also celebrated in other cities such as San Francisco, Miami, and London.

Carnaval Brasileiro

This carnival is a Brazilian Mardi Gras celebration. Many have dubbed it as one of the ‘wildest’ parties in Austin.

It is an event of Brazilian samba and non-stop music.

If you’re up for an Austin dancing party, you definitely shouldn’t miss this.

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Austin is a melting pot of musical artists and bands. In fact, it is dubbed as the Live Music Capital of the world.

To celebrate, an annual music festival is held in Zilker Park, Austin.

It is a night filled with great music from various artists of different genres.

Austin Trail of Lights

The Trail of Lights is a “Yule Fest” celebrated every December. It features a vast display that lights up Austin Parks in celebration of the Christmas holiday.

For over 50 years, this has become a deeply cherished tradition in Austin.

Pecan Street Festival

Presented by the Pecan Street Association, this festival gathers different arts and crafts merchants and music bands.

All proceeds earned during the festival is donated to the preservation of the historic 6th Street in Downtown Austin.

Are you pumped up for these events?

Join Austin in celebrating these events the next time you visit the city.

These events bring life and joy to Austin so it’d be great if you can join in!

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