than 30 years. The show features local artisans who display and sell homemade art and
craftwork. Festival attendees can find paintings, sculpture, woodwork, candles, jewelry,
cowboy hats, clothes, home decor, games and other useful and whimsical household items.
Auditorum Shore • 800 West Riverside Drive • www.trirock.competitor.com
Now part of the Land Rover TriRock Triathlon Series, the Austin Triathlon is an annual, world-class event that attracts top local and international athletes and spectators.
Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL Fest)
Zilker Park • 2100 Barton Springs Road • 512-505-4483 • www.aclfestival.com
This annual musical event, which is going to two consecutive weekends in 2013, brings
home the city’s nickname as the Live Music Capital of the World with a huge array of artists
from local and international stages. In all, the ACL Festival hosts more than 130 acts
playing rock, indie, country, folk, electronic and more on Zilker Park’s eight stages, with
more than 70,000 fans that attend each day.
Austin Chocolate Festival
Austin • 512-637-0479 • www.austinchocolatefestival.com
Finally! A chocolate event that’s guilt-free! The Austin Chocolate Festival is a nonprofit
fundraiser for local charities that consists of local chocolatiers and chocolate experts,
including restaurants, bakeries, chocolatiers, patisseries, authors, and catering companies.
The vendors compete against each other in several categories, as well as offer samples
and yummy products for sale.
ACL Festival By Dos Ojos
Austin Film Festival
Austin • 512-478-4795 • www.austinfilmfestival.com
The Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by “inspiring and championing
the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film to tell a story.”
The annual event attracts top movie executives, producers, screenwriters, and filmmakers.
Texas Book Festival
Austin • 512-478-4795 • www.texasbookfestival.org
Established in 1995 by former First Lady Laura Bush – a former librarian and ardent literacy
supporter – the Texas Book Festival celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture
of literacy, ideas and imagination. The Festival has become one of the premier literary
events in the country, annually hosting more than 200 Texan and nationally known authors.
Approximately 40,000 visitors participate annually in a weekend of author readings and
presentations, panel discussions, book signings, and musical entertainment.
Austin Celtic Festival
Austin • 512-385-1670 • www.austincelticfestival.com
The Austin Celtic Festival is the largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas. Its attractions and
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