Best Low Key Annual Events in Austin, Texas
People know Austin, Texas, for its huge music festivals, car racing events, and the Austin film festival. However, these are not the only fun annual events in Austin. There are also a lot of small, low-key events that you don’t want to miss out on.
In fact, Austin has a lot of relaxed, slow-paced events to go along with the more well-known events. There are food and wine festivals, a kite festival, a Christmas bazaar, a book festival, and our medical negligence lawyers love to go to the hot sauce festival.
Texas Book Festival
1023 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78721
The Texas book festival is one of the biggest and best-known book festivals you can find anywhere. It is a must for book lovers that live anywhere near Austin. More than 250 well-known authors attend the festival each year.
Thousands of authors have been to the festival since the 1990s, including Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie. The book festival is held in the fall of each year, in October or early November, at the state capitol and the surrounding area.
There are book signings, discussions, live performances, cooking demonstrations, and other fun activities at the festival. It is one of the best opportunities to meet famous authors that you can find anywhere in the country or the world.
Austin Hot Sauce Festival
8504 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745
A favorite for some of our Austin medical negligence lawyers, anyone who loves spicy food should check out the Austin hot sauce festival, which more than 15000 people attend every year. There are hundreds of different kinds of hot sauce to try at each festival.
You will likely leave the festival with a new favorite kind of hot sauce. There is also plenty of delicious food, lots of people to meet, and live music. Many different bands play music of many different genres at the festival. While the festival is free, it is a charity event, so you are encouraged to bring some canned food with you to donate.
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is a place for makers of handcrafted items to sell to a huge number of buyers. People sell handmade clothes, jewelry, skin cream, artwork, and housewares.
It is also a fun family event with live entertainment. There is live music, great food, and great kids and family activities. Everyone should enjoy the Christmas holiday season as much as possible, and you can make the most of it by giving the Christmas bazaar a try. The bazaar is open from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM every day, from December 19 to December 21.
Zilker Kite Festival
2207 Lou Neff Rd, Austin, TX 78746
The Zilker kite festival is great fun for all ages. Many people make their own kites rather than buy them, and there are hundreds of kites in the air at once. The festival is held every year at Zilker’s great lawn.
There is a kite contest for the kids, where they compete over who’s kite is the strongest, which is the most unusual, and which flies at the highest angle. There are refreshment stands all around the edges of the park.
There is also a children’s concert at the kite festival, known as Mossfest. Your kids will love the live bands that play every year. The kite festival is held every spring, with the next one on March 27-28, 2022.
Austin Food and Wine Festival
422 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701
The Austin food and wine festival has been going for ten years and is popular enough that it may last for decades. The festival is a place to try excellent food from top chefs and restaurants all over Texas. You can also try new wines, beers, and spirits.
Anyone who loves food grilled over an open flame should check out the festival. There is a fire pit where chefs cook excellent BBQ over an open fire. You can talk to professional chefs and learn to cook like a pro at the festival.
Try Going to a Few Events You Haven’t Been to Each Year
Variety is the spice of life, so you should try many new things every year. If you live in or around Austin, try going to a few events you have never been to before.
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