The days are heating up and that means the events in Austin this April are going to be outdoors and filled with music. If you’re looking for things to do this month in Austin, be sure to check out all of the great events listed below.
Events in Austin this April
Austin Fashion Week
When: Now through April 7th, 2018
Where: Various locations in Austin
2018 will mark the 10th anniversary of Austin Fashion Week / Fashion X Austin. Fashion X Austin is the largest week of fashion events in the state of Texas and the 4th largest fashion week concept in the United States.
Our focus is on emerging and independent designers with hopes of connecting them to boutique buyers and direct to consumer through runway shows and pop up shops.
When: April 6th – 7th, 2018
Where: Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
The Lonestar Round Up is a huge outdoor car show and live music festival featuring miles of vintage hot rods and custom cars driven here from all over the country by folks on an annual pilgrimage to Austin.
Held on the rolling grounds of the Travis County Expo Center just minutes east of downtown Austin, the Lonestar Round Up is a unique celebration of cars, history, art, culture and music that the whole family will enjoy.
NOLA, Texas Food & Music Festival
When: April 8th, 2018
Where: HEB Center at Cedar Park
2100 Avenue of the Stars
Cedar Park, Texas
If you love all things Louisiana, this event is for you! The NOLA, Texas Food & Music Festival presented by H-E-B returns to the front lawn of H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Sunday, April 8 from 11am – 7pm (rain or shine). This year’s festival showcases funk, brass, zydeco, Cajun and the blues with seven bands including the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Louisiana Hall of Famer and Grammy Award winning Wayne Toups & Royal BluGarou and more.
Art City Austin: Fine Arts Festival 2018
When: April 13th – 15th, 2018
Where: Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Over the course of the weekend, Austinites can hang out and connect with over 100 local and visiting artists from around the world, while also viewing in large-scale installations, art activations and fine art performances throughout the weekend. Additional programming includes a Friday night preview party with music, performances, complimentary food & drinks, a reception welcoming Art Alliance Austin’s new Executive Director, Patricia Shults, participation in the People’s Choice Awards and much more. A selection of local food trucks, drinks, and fun activities for the whole family will be on the festival grounds on Saturday and Sunday.
Moontower Comedy Festival
When: April 18th – 20th, 2018
Where: Paramount Theater and other Locations
Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival presented by the Paramount Theatre brings to Austin, TX some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. National headliners, up-and-comers and local Austin-based comedians ensure three hilarious days of fun.
When: April 18th – 22nd, 2018
Where: Various Austin Locations
What began as a largely underground event 14 years ago, has grown into a city-wide celebration featuring artists from all over the world. And while the festival has grown, we have tried to keep our independent spirit front and center in all that we do. For us, the act of putting on the festival is built on a deep belief in creating space for the unexpected, for disruption, for discovery, and experimentation. It’s also a powerful moment to connect, imagine new things together, and build community.
Old Settler’s Music Festival
When: April 19th – 22nd, 2018
Where: 1616 FM 3158
Central Texas’ signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and crafts, camping, food and libations. Acoustic jazz, blues and bluegrass are all performed by old-time local favorites and award-winning artists from around the world.
Austin Reggae Festival
When: April 20th, 2018
Where: Auditorium Shores
Town Lake Metro Park
The Austin Reggae Festival community is a very special one that helps raise funds for a very special cause, the Central Texas Food Bank. You who are our guests at Auditorium Shores are a big part of this community. This community also consists of the dedicated team who staff the Austin Reggae Festival, most of which have worked on this event for many many years.
Weird Homes Tour
When: April 21st, 2018
Where: Various homes in Austin
Strange. Kooky. Magical. Peculiar. Funky. Eccentric. Weird. Whatever you call it, it’s what we love to celebrate. The Fifth Annual Weird Homes Tour seeks to embody all of those great words and give back to this amazing city. In Austin, we will have some great homes + a VIP only home in our self paced, self driving tour across Austin. With homes that range from the wild to the wacky to the unique and artistic. Homes, addresses and maps will be announced closer to the event.
We are happy to announce that Austin Monthly named us as he best Home Tour in Austin for 2017 and the Austin Chronicle listed us as one of the top 10 art events of 2017. And 2018 is going to be even BETTER!
Austin Food and Wine Festival
When: April 27 – 29th, 2018
Where: Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park
900 W. Riverside Drive
Pamper your palate in one of the hippest cities in the country at the Austin Food + Wine Festival. Join top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin’s own acclaimed gourmet scene for an indulgent, three-day epicurean adventure unlike any other, topped off with live musical performances.