St. Patrick’s Day and More Stuff to Do This Weekend in Austin

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Hey Austin!

It’s St. Patrick’s day week and we are here to bring you all of the best things happening on St. Patrick’s day AND this weekend. Whether you’re wanting to get out and about or stay home and keep it low key we have just what you need to make it an awesome week!

Events This Weekend

The luckiest day of the year is just around the corner and we are so excited we can barely contain our excitement. Last year around this time is when everything shut down and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations seemed to be the last thing on everyone’s mind, but not this year!

This year, whether you are looking to celebrate in the comfort of your own home or are looking to get out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Austin, we have you covered on all the best things happening on the luckiest Wednesday of 2021!

🗓 MAR 17 
📍 Austin, Texas

2. Jurassic Quest Drive Thru

Do you have what it takes to encounter some of the largest dinosaurs to ever roam the Earth? Jurassic Quest has transformed its popular exhibit into an interactive drive-thru experience featuring 70 moving and roaring dinosaurs. Guest will witness the 50-foot long Megalodon as well as the 80 foot long Spinosaurus. 

Only one ticket per vehicle is required.

Event Details
🗓 MAR 17 | 1PM–8PM
🗓 MAR 18 | 1PM–8PM
🗓 MAR 19 | 9AM–8PM
🗓 MAR 20 | 9AM–9PM
🗓 MAR 21 | 9AM–8PM
📍 HEB Center

3. atxGALS + The Cathedral Springfest 2021

Join atxGALS at The Cathedral this Thursday and Friday for a socially distanced celebration of art and music! The evening will feature an intimate concert series with art by women artists and music from local musicians. Guests will enjoy an open bar accompanied by delicious bites!

Reservations are by group with no more than six people per group. Tables will be spaced out and they will be maintaining 25% capacity at all times.

Event Details
🗓 MAR 18 & 19 | 7PM–10PM
📍 The Cathedral

4. SXSW Online

SXSW is finally returning after being canceled last year. However, the 2021 festival will be completely online.

Check out the complete lineup on the SXSW website and register today to gain access!

Event Details
🗓 MAR 16–20 
📍 Online Event

5. Pat Green at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

Pat Green is coming to Nutty Brown this Saturday for TWO shows. Whether your an early bird or a night owl there is a show for everyone. The show will be socially distanced with only a limited amount of tickets available for sale. 

Event Details
🗓 MAR 20 | 5PM–8:30PM
🗓 MAR 20 | 9PM–11:45PM
📍 Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

Battleground Ranch is a 5-acre tactical combat arena bringing video games to life using infrared technology. They are bringing a special Spring Break edition of capture the flag for ages 9+ at 2PM! For ages, 13+up use the 3:30 time slot. Two teams battle it out to capture as many flags as they can from the opponent’s base. Played in two 20 minute rounds. 

For 20% Off, Use Code: Springbreak.

Event Details
🗓 MAR 16–19
📍 Battleground Ranch

ABC Kite Fest

The ABC Kite Festival is returning to Zilker Park next weekend for its 92nd year! One of Austin’s most fun and family-friendly events of the year, the festival is perfect for any age. This free event is the perfect way to kick off the spring season!

Event Details
🗓 MAR 27–28
📍 Zilker Park

Roamli's Great Austin Outdoor Scavenegr Hunt

Take part in the most exciting scavenger hunt and see parts of Austin you may have never been to! On Saturday, March 27th, Roamli invites you to participate in their city-wide scavenger hunt. Participants will have three hours to explore various neighborhoods while uncovering unique murals, statues, monuments, and other hidden gems. Players will receive pictures of the “Challenges” they’re tasked with finding along with a 2-3 block radius where they are located. The competitor who accurately photographs the most challenges through the Roamli app will win up to $4,000! Dozens of challenges have been scattered throughout Austin so round up your team and get ready for a wild Saturday afternoon.

Event Details
🗓 MAR 27 | 11AM–2PM
📍 Austin, Texas

Outdoor Concert Series at The Long Center

Outdoor concerts are back at The Long Center! They are ensuring the safety of guests by selling a limited number of tickets to ensure there is plenty of room to socially distance. In addition, they will have pre-marked squares that will seat up to four people.

Event Details
🗓 MAR 27 | Patty Griffin
🗓 MAR 28 | Billy Strings
📍 The Long Center

Looking for something more specific to do  in your area of town? Check out our Austin City Guide page and start exploring your neck of the woods!

We have some awesome information for whatever it is you are looking to do in and around Austin. 

For city updates and more things to do in Austin each week be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @StuffToDoInAustin. To see what we’re up to and to catch the inside scoop check out our TikTok page!

Stay safe, stay well, and stay six feet apart.

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.