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Austin’s Local Guide – March
The Coming to America Drive-in Experience – March 1 – 13
Celebrate Amazon’s new release of Coming 2 America by watching the Original Coming to America at Blue Starlite Drive-in. There will be a giveaway at each screening to win a free viewing code to watch Coming 2 America on Amazon Prime.
Ranger Cattle Chili-Fest – March 6
Ranger Cattle 12208 FM 969, Austin, TX
Enjoy Chili tastings from some of the top chefs in Austin at Chili Fest. Surround yourself with live music all day, free beer from Independence Brewery, Free Cocktails from Jim Beam, Cowboys on Horseback, live goat roping, and more! The event is dog-friendly and just $20 a ticket.
Hear + Now: A Drive-thru Art Exhibition (Presented by TEDxUTAustin) – March 6
San Antonio Garage 2420 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX
Hear and Now is a drive-thru parking garage art exhibition located in UT Austin’s West Campus. The exhibition, curated by the Center Space Project, features physical works as well as light, video, and sound installations by seventeen students, faculty, and community artists.
Trolls World Tour (2020) Sponsored by TUMC – Community Drive-In w/ Lucy’s – March 6
Community First! Village 9301 Hog Eye Road, Austin, TX
Bring The Kiddos out to Community First! Village for a socially distant screening of Trolls World Tour. Lucy’s Fried Chicken will be providing pre-ordered meals and concessions such as popcorn, candy, and drinks will be available for purchase before the 5 pm screening.
BYO Vinyl Happy Hour – March 9
Mohawks 912 Red River, Austin, TX
Bring your own vinyl to Mohawks and enjoy drink specials from 5-8 pm while they mash up a variety of tunes.
Proper Reset Weekend – A Downtown Wellness Retreat – March 12 – 14
Austin Proper Hotel 600 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX
Relaxation and rejuvenation with this unique retreat experience. Weekend activities include meditation, pranayama/breathwork, yoga, sound healing, kundalini, visualization and goal setting, hikes, runs & bike rides, intentional journaling + reflecting, and a few surprises along the way.
Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru – March 12 – 28
HEB Center at Cedar Park 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX
The new Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru version of the show features over 70 life-like dinosaurs including the very popular T. Rex, Spinosaurus, and Triceratops. All attendees receive a free, safari-style family photo in their vehicles set against a dinosaur backdrop as a memento of their experience.
SXSW 2021 – March 16 – 20
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences and Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Check out their website and browse the programming overview by day and start building your own customized schedule today as you get ready for your next SXSW adventure!
St. Patrick’s Day Austin – March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Austin is the largest St.Patrick’s day celebration in Central Texas and this year they are going virtual. You won’t find any silly or inauthentic symbols, everything showcased at this festival is true to Irish heritage. Enjoy the sounds of local Irish musicians and other authentic entertainment.
Kash’d Out & Tropidelic w Bonzai – March 18
The Garage at Empire – Garage 606 E 7th Street, Austin, TX
A socially distant concert experience. Help #SaveOurStages at Empire by continuing to come out and supporting live music in Austin. By purchasing a table, you are not only getting access to a great live show, but you are also providing work for musicians, bar staff, venue staff, and the community.
Springfest 2021 at The Cathedral – March 18 – 21
The Cathedral 2403 East 16th St, Austin, TX
Come celebrate local artists and musicians at The Cathedral’s Springfest. The event will feature 10 emerging local women artists, 2 live performances per night, an open bar provided by local breweries and distilleries, plus, swag bags for ticket holders.
Good Vibes Only featuring Datura – March 24
Good Vibes Only is the Long Center’s series of free, fully-produced performances from local artists. Enjoy the free stream and fall in love with the local band Datura
Embroidery Workshop – March 25
Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin, TX
Learn something new at an embroidery 101 workshop! You will learn about all of the materials and how to use them, how to get set up, designing your piece, how to work with patterns, and backstitch to start. This workshop will take place outside on the spacious front lawn, in a socially distant setting.
Nourish and Ground: Yoga at Boggy Creek Farm – March 26
Boggy Creek Farm 3414 Lyons Road, Austin, TX
Join in for a movement practice meant to nurture strength and space through twisting, side bending, and standing strong. Follow up with fresh air and exploration of the beautiful Boggy Creek farm and nourish your soul with fresh, organic veggies.
AG vs San Diego Legion “Spring Fling/Single’s Mingle” – March 28
Circuit of Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX
Watch Austin’s Major League Rugby team, Austin Gilgronis, go head to head with the San Diego Legion in an intense match.
Rosewood’s All-Night Happy Hour – Every Thursday
Rosewood 1209 Rosewood Avenue, Austin, TX
No need to rush to happy hour; Rosewood is hosting an all-night happy hour every Thursday from 5-10 pm. Enjoy drinks and snacks on the lawn, and bring your friendly pups if you’d like!
Free Admission to the Blanton – Every Thursday
Blanton Museum of Art 210 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin, TX
Blanton Museum of Art is back open with free admission every Thursday. Online reservations are required to maintain a safe capacity for social distancing.
Free Admission to The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria – Every Thursday
The Contemporary Austin Multiple Locations
Admission at both Contemporary Austin locations is free for all visitors on Thursdays. Advanced ticket reservations are still required during this time.
Free Family Sunday’s At Mexic-Arte Museum – Every Sunday
Mexic-Arte Museum 419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX
Mexic-Arte Museum hosts Free Family Sundays each week. Join and explore the museum and get a free tour at 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm. Tours in Spanish are always available upon request.
As originally published in Austin Local.