Love February in Austin

January 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

What's not to love about February in Austin? Take a look at this calendar of events and you're sure to fall under Cupid's spell!

February 3rd

Wear Red Day Celebration!

The first Friday in February, is Go Red For Women National Wear Red Day. Women and men everywhere are encouraged to wear red to raise awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, and to make a donation to support the cause. The American Heart Association, in partnership with Macy’s and St. David’s Healthcare, will mark National Wear Red Day with a celebration at Barton Creek Square. The event will include free health screenings from St. David’s, makeovers provided by Macy’s, a red dress display, and the running of the “Red Dress Dash,” a relay race of red-donned participants looking to “dash” the myths about women and heart disease. Benefiting: The American Heart Association. Price: FREE.

February 4th

5th Annual Austin Modern Home Tour

See how Austinites are finding sustainable living solutions to modern problems on The Austin Modern Home Tour. Ticket holders will be able to explore homes that celebrate modern lifestyles while meeting the lead architects and designers. From floating living roofs and electric car charge hook ups to dream worthy kitchens and baths, these homes are sure to amaze and inspire! Price: $20 in advance at $25 on the day of the Tour at all Tour properties.

Sixth Annual Jo’s Chili Cold Blood Chili Cook-Off, Proceeds to Benefit Lila Tenenbown Recovery Fund

Jo’s Hot Coffee Good Food hosts the 6th Annual Chili Cold Blood Chili Cook-Off, Two Steppin’ Competition and Benefit sponsored by Shiner and all proceeds benefit the Lila Tenenbown Recovery Fund. 
Featured bands performing include Li’l Cap’n Travis, Chili Cold Blood, Chaparral and Woodsboss. Free two-stepping lessons at 11 am, dance contest at 12 pm, live music and chili tasting from 11 to 3.

35th Annual Carvaval Brasilerio at the Palmer Events Center 8pm

35 years as Austin's best party! This homegrown party is now the world's largest indoor Brazilian Carnaval Celebration!!!! Join 6,000 of your closest friends for a great night of music and dancing!! The costumes get more creative every year.

February 10th

Date Night with Keith Urban @ ACL Live 9pm

Please join us, along with superstar Keith Urban, for an evening of music and celebration to support the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation to help to eradicate hundreds of orphan diseases in our children and to develop treatments and a cure for Batten Disease.

Andrea Bocelli Valentine's Concert at the Erwin Center 8pm

February 11th

The Austin Flea at The Highball

Join us for the next Austin Flea from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the fabulous Highball on S. Lamar. The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin's most amazing and talented vendors. Expect to find one of a kind gifts for any occasion including jewelry, glasswork, clothing, artwork, cards, purses, woodwork and so much more!

The Rodeo Austin Gala at the Palmer Events Center

Get ready to Boot, Scoot and Boogie at this year's Diamond Celebration at the Rodeo Austin Gala February 11, 2012 presented by H-E-B. This year's event will feature the fine tunes of Ronnie Dunn and Radney Foster. Tables and tickets are on sale now!

February 17th-19th

Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music” at the Erwin Center. Tickets $13-$15

February 18th

2nd Annual Charity Bash Masquerade Ball at The Mansion 8pm

Join Citizen Generation for the 2nd Annual Charity Bash Masquerade Ball Winter Wonderland benefiting Capital Area Food Bank presented by Calendar Club! Open bar, food, entertainment. Benefiting: Capital Area Food Bank. Price: Early bird through January 1st: $60, $100/couple Regular: $80, $150/couple Door: $100 per person VIP Bottle Service Packages available at

February 19th

Livestrong Austin Half Marathon @ 7am

Join us on Sunday, February 19, 2012, in Austin, Texas, for the Live Strong Austin Marathon and Half Marathon! The race starts and finishes in downtown Austin and you'll get a perfect tour of our beautiful city. Katy and her running group will be running so don't miss out.

February 24th3rd Annual “New Wave Ball” 80s Dance Party Benefiting Austin Children's Shelter at Speakeasy

The Austin Children's Shelter’s annual “New Wave Ball,” an over-the-top 80s dance party. The event is for anyone who loves the music, fashion and fads inspired by this totally awesome decade. The party includes a “gnarly” costume contest with local celebrity judges, music, live auction and raffle. “New Wave Ball” will be held at The Speakeasy at 412 Congress in downtown Austin on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 8 p.m. to midnight and an after-party from 12-2 a.m. Tickets are $20 per person and $100 for VIPs. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $500. For details, visit the website at or

February 25th

Camp Play Day & Bike Rodeo at Muller Lake Park

YMCA of Austin Camp Play Day & Bike Rodeo, FREE & open to the public, 10 am – 2:00 pm
Camp Activities, Sports & Prizes ,Arts & Crafts, Music, Dino-Pit , Climbing Wall & Bounce House, Free food, drinks and snacks, Bicycle & safety instruction

About Laura

Laura is a third generation native of Austin who grew up in Tarry Town in Central Austin. She is the owner and broker of West Austin Properties and has been selling real estate in the Austin area since 1979. Laura is married to the love of her life, Brad, and they have two grown daughters. Together, they love to explore all of the fun spots Austin has to offer.