South by Southwest edu (SXSWedu)
Austin • 512-467-7979 • www.sxsw.com
An energetic and enthusiastic gathering of minds and ideas to make monumental
differences in education. Members of the education community converge to collaborate
on thoughts and experience in fun breakout sessions and presentations.
Zilker Kite Festival
Zilker Park, Austin • 512-312-4056 • www.zilkerkitefestival.com
Started in 1929 by the Austin Exchange Club the Zilker Kite Festival is a staple annual
Austin event, which celebrates the beauty of the homemade kite. Each year thousands of
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.
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.
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.
Old Settler’s Music Festival
Austin • 512-478-0578 • www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org
The Old Settler’s Music Festival is Central Texas’ signature music event featuring Americana
roots music, arts and crafts, camping, food, and more. Some of the musical genres at the
Festival include acoustic jazz and blues, bluegrass, favorite local musicians, and award-winning artists from around the world.
Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship
Austin • O Henry Museum • 512-472-1903 • www.punpunpun.com
Celebrate the lowest form of humor in high style at the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships,
where participants “jest for a wordy cause!” This freestyle competition for punsters with prepared
material allows 90 seconds “for creative have-wits from every crook and nanny to stuff their
struts.” The festivities also include live music, BBQ, and a vintage book sale.
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