Our Top 5 Things to do in Austin: March 2014

March 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

March is a busy month in Austin, Texas! Don’t miss our Top 5!

1. Rodeo Austin
March 1st-16th
Rated one of America’s top 10 ProRodeos, the event includes a carnival, Wild West show, barbecue cook off, live music and rodeo events such as bareback bronc riding and bull riding. Musical acts at the fair include Loretta Lynn, the Eli Young Band, Willie Nelson and Kevin Fowler. The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo is a nonprofit organization and donates annually to Texas youth. Various times. $20-35 (reserved seats), $40-45 (box seats), $175 (extreme seats).
Travis Country Exposition Center, 7311 Decker Lane. 512-919-3000





2. 86th Annual ABC Zilker Kite Festival
March 9th
Presented by ABC Home and Commercial Services and the Exchange Club of Austin, a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, the event sends hundreds of kites into the sky. The event first started in 1929. Categories include steadiest kite, smallest kite and most unusual kite. Pets are welcome. The event is free.
Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road, 512-448-5483.


3. Anne Frank Exhibit
March 3-4th
The Georgetown Public Library hosts the “Anne Frank: A History for Today” traveling exhibit presented by Congregation Havurah Shalom. Displays are presented in English and Spanish, and docent-led tours may be scheduled online. School tours are available from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Individuals may visit at any time. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Mon.-Thu.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), noon-5 p.m. (Sun.) The exhibit is free.
Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. 512-930-3551.

4. South by Southwest Music and Media Conference
March 7-16th
The annual event is again taking over downtown Austin and attracting both locals and tourists to its activities. The festival is split into multiple categories including Film, Interactive and Music. Various times. $650-$1695 (badges).
Various locations. 512-467-7979.


5. Austin Urban Music Festival
March 28-29th
More than 15,000 music revelers annually converge on Auditorium Shores to partake in Austin’s only music festival focused on Afro-centric music. The festival has consistently provided a venue for local performers as well as international artists. All are welcome to the event. Times vary. Prices vary.
Auditorium Shores, 800 W. Riverside Drive.


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.