Explore a variety of events, including annual and holiday celebrations.

South by Southwest Conference & Festivals

Each year, professionals and fans from around the world converge in Austin to attend various musical performances, film and television screenings, art exhibitions, and more for SXSW.
  • March 8-16, times vary
  • Prices vary
  • Downtown Austin
  • www.sxsw.com
Rodeo Austin

The nonprofit provides rodeo competitions, such as bull riding, mutton busting, barrel racing and more. Each night ends with live music by various artists.
  • March 8-23; 7 p.m. (Mondays-Saturdays), 3 p.m. (Sundays)
  • $30 and up
  • Rodeo Austin, 9100 Decker Lake Road, Austin
  • www.rodeoaustin.com
Native Plant Gardening Series

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will host a two-part gardening series, led by Director of Horticulture Andrea Delong-Amaya. Attendees will learn about caring for and selecting the right flowers for one's yard.
  • March 9 and 23, 1 p.m.
  • $45 (one class), $90 (both classes)
  • Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin
  • www.wildflower.org
Spring break

Austin ISD and Dripping Springs ISD students and teachers will be off for spring break, and will return to school March 18.St. Patrick's Day Bash

Wear green or prepare to be pinched at Moontower Saloon's St. Patrick's Day celebration. There will be a live DJ set by DJ Danny Duke.Mini Maker Mart

Family-friendly hangout spot The Hive is hosting a slew of young entrepreneurs selling handmade goods. Vendors will be ages 7-17 selling items such as stuffed animals, jewelry and more.Wildflower Spring Market

Vendors from around the state will flock to the Dripping Springs Ranch Park & Events Center for the annual market. The 12th annual market will have offerings from clothing, jewelry and accessories to home goods and more.
  • March 23-24; 10 a.m. (Saturday), 11 a.m. (Sunday)
  • $5 (with nonperishable donation), $6 (general admission)
  • 1042 Event Center Dive., Dripping Springs
  • www.drippingspringsranchpark.com

Celebrate Easter with an afternoon of activities for kids and families at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park. The day’s festivities include an egg hunt, hay rides and games.