Part of what makes Austin amazing is the eclectic collection selection of experiences available nearby. We will take a look at a few of these events to give you an idea of the events that are available for you to explore. The events covered are by no means the only things happening with in the city. One of the better problems Austinites often run into is the plethora of difficult choices. Having to decide which events to attend is a welcome problem for most, this post will take a glance at a few festivals that happen during the Spring.


 

Zilker Kite FestivalKitefest

Held on the first Sunday of March (weather permitting) this event kicks off the beginning of a multitude of other events. Featuring a friendly and welcome environment for pets and children everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

This event features a kite contest, vendor booths, and the photogenic vision of an Austin skyline filled with kites.


 

Eeeyore JennaEeyore’s Birthday

If ever there was a festival that captures a portion of the mantra that encapsulates the city of Austins’ motto “Keep It Weird” this would be that festival. Having just celebrated 50 years, Eeyore’s Birthday takes place at Pease park (sic) during the last Saturday of March this event encourages participants to dress in their most creative costumes and come out to the park to play.

Local vendors, jugglers, drummers, unicycle jousters, jugglers acro yogis, hula hoopers, free spirits, adventurers, wayward travelers, observers and participants come together for an event that is sure to leave a lasting impression one way or another.

 

 

 

 


 SXSWsxsw

Hands down the 100lb Gorilla of all events in the Music Capital is South by Southwest. A music film and tech conference merging with festival elements make this event a major draw for the city of Austin.

Whether you are a tech startup company, an artist promoting film, working in the television, music, or film industries, a fan of art,or just looking for an excuse to celebrate, SXSW will be able to accommodate. This event takes place in March every year and brings in over 120+ million dollars in gross revenue to the city of Austin and it’s local businesses.

 

Austin has a vibrant night life, the entertainment options for the downtown area of the city can be divided up into 6 distinct areas each with their own unique feel. Here is a quick peek at these areas. Be sure to check out the map for a visual indicator of where these areas are, and to get a general sense of how spread out they are.

 

6th St.  (Dirty 6th): This area6th Street serves as an ambassador to Austin. This area serves as a default location to visit for those looking for something to do. The streets are blocked off at night as bar patrons, dancers, travelers, buskers, and passersby flood take over.

The challenge is to navigate the throngs of people and allow yourself the ability to explore multiple locations.  Explore this space early to get a fill for the features and focus of the venues available.

 

 

Warehouse District: The warehouse district  gets its name from its venues being housed in converted warehouses. It is a bit pricier than dirty 6th street, but it also has a more grown up aesthetic to it.

East 6th: This area is more spread out than all the others, driving or biking between venues is recommended as walking will take quite a while. Home to local favorites such as White Horse, Pine Street Station, and The Scoot inn, this area has a good selection of music venues with their own flavor.

West 6th:  This area is recommended for those looking for more of a lounge based experienced, and caters to a crowd that craves a more upscale experience.

Red River/7th:  Breaking off from Dirty 6th this area is home to many music venues. The  lineup of music venues includes Stubbs and Empire control room as its heavy hitters for touring acts.

 

Rainey StreRainey Streetet: Compared to Dirty 6th street, this area has a much more adult feel to it. Outdoor patios, craft beers, and smaller venues help highlight the differences between the two.

Rainey street has a diverse selection of venues many of whom encourage the presence of mans best friend. Rainey street furthers the notion that Austin is a dog friendly city. Their outdoor seating and fenced off areas welcome canine companions to join in the festivities.
Rainey street features smaller venues and a more hip feel than is present on dirty 6th street.

 

 

 


 

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Our short term rentals are conveniently close to the State Capitol, Austin Bergstrom airport, Austin’s world famous entertainment district, fine and casual dining, as well as fun and funky shopping. The incomparable experience we provide and that wonderfully accommodates the film and television industries has made Signature Accommodations the preferred Austin corporate housing choice during movie production.

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