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Top 22 Austin Events in 2022

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Make 2022 your year by hitting all of these events that will get you pumped to ring in the New Year! Check out events like the Austin Marathon, SXSW festivalโ€™s epic return, the Austin Rodeo, Blues on the Green, and so many more!

Test your pace and strength by signing up for the Austin Marathon! You can also run a half marathon or participate in a 5k run as well. The Austin Marathon benefits the historic Paramount Theatre.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

๐Ÿ“ 200 Congress Ave.

Austin, TX 78704

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An annual, first-class seafood event celebrating oysters in Austin, TX is held every year on the last Saturday in February. Enjoy this delicious mollusk in a variety of forms at the Austin Oyster Festival.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

๐Ÿ“422 Guadalupe St.

Austin, TX 78703

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Uniting all creative innovators in one city, SXSW Festival is known for gathering thinkers and creators for an interactive showcase of various mediums. See art, music, film, and tech come together in our beautiful city.

March 11-20th, 2022

๐Ÿ“ 500 E Cesar Chavez St.

Austin, TX 78701

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See a true Texan event when you attend the annual Austin Rodeo. There are tons of different events surrounding the rodeo like bbq cook offs, galas, auctions, clay shoots and so much more!

Mar 12 โ€“ 26, 2022

๐Ÿ“Travis County Exposition Center |ย 7311 Decker Ln, Austin, TX

Enjoy the Irish heritage at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. See tons of Irish step dancing, live music, and enjoy tons of traditional food!

Wednesday, March 17th, 2022

๐Ÿ“Location TBA, see website.

Get your adrenaline rush when you attend the next Nascar at COTA event in Austin. Check out tons of premium experiences, weekend packages, and camping opportunities at this epic race weekend.

March 25-27, 2022

๐Ÿ“9201 Circuit of the Americas Boulevard

Austin, TX 78617

NASCAR at COTA – FEVO Friday
March 25, 2022

NASCAR – Pit Boss 250 & Toyota Tundra 225
March 26, 2022

NASCAR – EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix
March 27, 2022

NASCAR at COTA – Weekend Pass Tickets
March 25-27, 2022

A whimsical festival celebrating this aerial pasttime, the ABC Kite Festival is one Austin’s best outdoor festivals to attend!

March 27-28, 2022

๐Ÿ“ 2207 Lou Neff Rd.

Austin, TX 78746

Feeling the need for speed? Check out the annual MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas!

April 8-10, 2022

๐Ÿ“ 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. Austin, TX 78617

MotoGP US Grand Prix – Friday Only
April 8, 2022

MotoGP US Grand Prix – Saturday Only
April 9, 2022

MotoGP US Grand Prix – Sunday Only
April 10, 2022

MotoGP US Grand Prix – 3 day Pass
April 8-10, 2022

Get your laughs out at Austin’s best comedy festival at the Moontower Comedy Festival. Check out quality standup acts, live podcasts, and tons of parties!

April 13-24, 2022

๐Ÿ“Multiple Locations

Benefiting the Southern Smoke Foundation, the annual Hot Luck Live Music and Food Festival is back for Memorial Day weekend in 2022!

May 26-29, 2022

๐Ÿ“Various Locations

Presented by Austin City Limits Radio, Blues on the Green is the annual summertime live music you don’t want to miss. Chill out in Zilker Park, have a picnic, and enjoy some live local bands!

July 27-28 | August 10-11, 2022

๐Ÿ“ 2207 Lou Neffย  Rd.

Austin, TX 78746

This staple festival is finally back for their not one, but two events in 2022! The Pecan Street Festival is one of the largest, longest-running arts, crafts, and music festivals in Austin.

Spring Pecan Festival | May 7-8, 2022

Fall Pecan Festival | September 17-18, 2022

๐Ÿ“Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District

Austin, TX 78701

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Ring in the fall season and find your perfect pumpkin for carving at the next Texas Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy cider, fall activities, and of course, pumpkin carving!

September 24-November 7, 2022

๐Ÿ“ 10930 E Crystal Falls Pkwy, Leander, TX 78646

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Enjoy the expansive Zilker Park grounds and see your favorite musical act at the next Austin City Limits Festival. Enjoy local food vendors, artwork, and tons of different vendors at one Austin’s best music fesivals!

Ocotober 7-9 | October 14-16

๐Ÿ“Zilker Park | 2207 Lou Neff Rd.

Austin, TX 78746

ACL Weekend One

Austin City Limits Festival – Friday Only
October 7, 2022

Austin City Limits Festival – Saturday Only
October 8, 2022

Austin City Limits Festival – Sunday Only
October 9, 2022

ACL – Weekend One – 3 Day Pass Tickets
October 7-9, 2022

ACL Weekend Two

Austin City Limits Festival – Friday Only
October 14, 2022

Austin City Limits Festival – Saturday Only
October 15, 2022

Austin City Limits Festival – Sunday Only
October 16, 2022

ACL – Weekend Two – 3 Day Pass Tickets
October 14-16, 2022

Try tons of different local beers from breweries all over Texas. The Texas Craft Brewers Festival is one of the events in 2022 you don’t want to miss!

October 21, 2022

๐Ÿ“Location TBA

Experience several local filmmakers as they present their own works of art through film at the next Austin Film Festival!

October 27-Noveber 3, 2022

๐Ÿ“ 1801 Salina St.

Austin, TX 78702

Gather around to watch talented pickle ball players volley it out at the annual Pickleball MLP Championship at Dreamland!

November 5-7, 2022

๐Ÿ“2770 W Hwy 290 Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Get your cheesy cravings satiated when you visit this epic festival celebrating one of our favorite comfort foods: the Austin Mac ‘n Cheese Festival!

Sunday, Nov 21, 2022

๐Ÿ“ 10001 Metric Blvd.

Austin, TX 78758

Prepare to be dazzled when you drive down the annual Peppermint Parkway. Experience immersive holiday lights, dancing elves, and a plaza of activities and food to enjoy at the end!

December 2022

๐Ÿ“ 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.

Austin, TX 78617

Check out the glimmering lights next holiday season when you visit the Austin Trail of Lights. Plan your trip with family or friends and fest your eyes on nearly 2 million light arrangements!

December 21, 2022

๐Ÿ“ 2207 Lou Neff Rd

Austin, TX 78746

Grab a hot coffee, hot cocoa, a giant cooke, or whatever you’re heart desires when you visit the annual Mozart’s Light Show. The entire waterfront patio is full of festive lights for you enjoy!

Multiple Dates 2022

๐Ÿ“3825 Lake Austin Blvd.

Austin, TX 78703

Learn more about the notorious bats that reside underneath Congress Bridge at the annual Bat Festival. See why Austin is called the Bat City!

Date TBA

๐Ÿ“Congress Bridge, Austin, TX 78704

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Hailey Way

Hailey Way

An alum of University of Washington's Journalism program, Hailey's cultural beats include technology, style, and the arts. Writing eventually transitioned into editing content for SEO best practices in balance with brand storytelling. As a digital marketing strategist, she wears many hats consulting clients in B2B/B2C small business, e-commerce, film, cosmetology, and lifestyle brands. Since 2018 Hailey has been a contributing style editor for Gabriel & Co. New York. She currently resides in Austin, where she enjoys thrifting, exploring local businesses, pop up events, and nature.

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