Things To Do In Austin Texas — April 2022

April is packed full of fun things to do in Austin. From quirky festivals to motocross events, there’s something for everyone this month.
Austin’s Local Guide — April 2022

April is packed full of fun things to do in Austin. From quirky festivals to motocross events, there’s something for everyone this month.


Here’s a list of things to do in Austin:

The Black Hair Experience

March 19-June 12

Buy tickets to this pop-up art exhibit called the Selfie Museum. This is an art exhibit as well as an opportunity for photo ops, and the entire experience celebrates Black hair and beauty. 

The Kindness Campaign presents Art of Kindness

April 2

Enjoy a family-friendly festival that’s a benefit for The Kindness Campaign (a nonprofit that creates positive, accessible tools to build emotional health at home and in the classroom) and features art, mindfulness activities, and more. 

The Harlem Globetrotters Spread Game Tour

April 2

If you haven’t been to a Harlem Globetrotters game, you’re missing out! They’re packed full of spectacle and showmanship. 

The Plastic Bag Store

April 2-17

This installation uses humor, craft, and immersive film technology to take a look at single-use plastics. Hand-sculpted products come to life through puppetry and backed by music. 

ABC Kite Fest

April 3

Spring is in the air and so are kites! This beloved festival returns for its 92nd year. There is a contest for the fastest, strongest, and weirdest kites, as well as a pet-friendly area. 

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández

April 4

This ballet highlights Mexican dance from the Pre-Colombian era, the Hispanic Viceroy period, and the popular period of the Revolutionary years.

Welcome To Night Vale Live

April 5

The live version of the popular podcast will feature a never-before heard story, “The Haunting of Night Vale.” 

Broadway in Austin: The Lion King

April 7-24

Catch the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film adaptation live on stage. There is singing, dancing, and incredible costuming. 

MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix

April 8-10

Enjoy the world championship of motorcycle racing, an event now synonymous with springtime in Austin. Head to Circuit of the Americas for endless entertainment. 

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

April 8-10

Revival Cycles is once again hosting their annual showcase of one-of-a-kind motorcycles. There will also be art, music, activities, and more. 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Presents Walk MS

April 9

This walk features 1-mile and 3-mile routes to connect with a community of supporters. 

Pease Park Conservancy presents Squirrel Fest

April 9 

Head to Pease Park for a day of movies, music, and fun courtesy of H-E-B. This family-friendly event will feature a showing of Zootopia, a marketplace, STEM activities, and music. 

Waterloo Greenway Presents Pop-Up Picnic

April 9

This annual event boasts food, music, and sunset views, all while supporting the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy. This organization is dedicated to creating public parks and spaces in Austin.


April 10

Run or walk in the largest 10k in all of Texas! The race is in its 45th year, and there will also be live music.

Moontower Just for Laughs

April 13-24

This festival will feature comedians like Sarah Silverman, Tim Dillon, and more. There will also be local ATX comedians and podcasters, too. 

Live Fire!

April 14

This live-fire cooking event highlights the innovation and skill of Texas chefs. Enjoy meaty bites, live music, drinks, and more.

John Mayer in Concert

April 20-21

Famed musician John Mayer is in town to celebrate his album Sob Rock. He’ll perform at the new Moody Center for two days.

Old Settler’s Music Festival

April 21-24

Originally a one-day bluegrass festival, this is now a four-day festival that highlights bluegrass, folk, and Americana artists.

Austin Reggae Fest

April 22-24

The Austin Reggae Fest will be held at Auditorium Shores for three days of incredible music. The Austin Reggae Festival benefits the Central Texas Food Bank in its mission to feed thousands in Travis County and other surrounding regions. 

Queer Spectrum Screening: Sweetheart

April 27

A 2021 Audience Award winner at the Glasgow Film Festival, this coming-of-age film will be screened at the Galaxy Highland 10.

Eeyore’s Annual Birthday Party

April 30

The 57th annual Eeyore’s Birthday celebration returns to make Austin a little weirder. Eeyore’s Birthday Party is a fundraiser operated by the Friends of the Forest Foundation to benefit local non-profit groups in Austin. Entry to this wonderfully odd micro-festival is free and features music, drum circles, local vendors, and other activities.

“Out of the House” Spring Homes Tour

April 30

This tour is presented by Preservation Austin, and they’ve been doing the spring homes tour since 1993. The event is their main fundraiser, and this year attendees can look inside Austin sites like the newly-restored 1930s Travis County Probate Courthouse and the Baker School, now home to the headquarters of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas.

Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate

April 28-May 1

Celebrate the magic as 50 Disney characters hit the ice for singing and skating. There will be classic favorites like Woody and Buzz, Timon and Pumbaa, and even Elsa and Olaf.

As originally published in Austin Local.

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