GREATER AUSTIN IN EVERY SEASON
kites take to the air, painting the blue sky with a rainbow of bright colors. While attendees
are encouraged to bring their own homemade kites to participate, the Festival is for anyone
who wants to attend. Other activities include face painting, games and contests, rock wall
climbing, moonwalks, and plenty of tasty food.
Austin • 512-445-3598 • www.statesman.com/cap10k/
The Statesman Capitol 10,000 is the largest 10K run (or walk, if you wish) in Texas and
the fifth largest in the nation. Since 1978, the Capitol 10,000 has become an annual rite
of spring in the region.
It’s My Park! Day
Austin • 512-477-7566 • www.austinparks.org/itsmypark.html
It’s My Park! Day is an annual community service day focused on improvements to Austin’s
parks. Individuals and community groups lead projects ranging from simple cleaning and
repair to trail building and playground installation.
South by Southwest (SXSW)
Austin • 512-467-7979 • www.sxsw.com
South by Southwest (SXSW) offers the unique convergence of original music,
independent films and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional
growth alike, SXSW has been a premier destination for the discovery of new talents
and interests for the last 25 years.
Rodeo Austin – Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo
Austin • 512-919-3000 • www.rodeoaustin.com
Founded in 1938, the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo hosts the world’s fifth largest
indoor, regular season ProRodeo. It includes an amusement park for kids of all ages
and great entertainment from artists in a range of musical genres from rock to country.
Eeyore’s Birthday Party
Austin • 512-448-5160 • www.eeyores.com
A fun event for all ages, Eeyore’s Birthday Party is an annual fundraiser, now in its fiftieth
year, that benefits a multitude of Austin nonprofit groups. Besides food, soft drinks, and beer,
there are prizes for the best costume (pretty much anything goes, so be creative!),
facepainting, live music, and more.
Photo Courtesy of TxDOT
Art City Austin
Austin • 512-609-8591 • www.artallianceaustin.org
Reflecting Austin’s intense creative energy, Art City Austin is a spring celebration of the arts
in the city’s popular 2nd Street District. Event includes lots of art and artists, live music, local
eats, a Kid’s Block, and more.