Things To Do In Austin Texas — April 2024

Explore the vibrant pulse of Austin this April, from the high-flying thrills of the Cedar Park Kite Festival to the soul-stirring rhythms of the Austin Reggae Fest.

Explore the vibrant pulse of Austin this April, from the high-flying thrills of the Cedar Park Kite Festival to the soul-stirring rhythms of the Austin Reggae Fest.

Things to do in Austin TX April

UTOPiAfest Down in the Oaks

April 5 – 9

This family-friendly event features two main stages with no overlap, free tent camping, and parking, along with a range of activities such as hiking, mountain biking, craft vending, workshops, yoga, and disc golf. The festival’s ethos, as outlined in The UTOPiAn ManiFESTo, revolves around an experience-centered approach, fostering a positive communal atmosphere, self-expression, and a seamless, timeless event. Eclipse UTOPiA encourages attendees to register their camps for group discounts and explore partnerships, volunteering opportunities, and engagement with visual arts and installations.

Capitol 10K

April 7

This iconic event invites families, runners, and walkers alike to tread the vibrant streets of Austin, showcasing its unique cityscape. As participants cross the finish line, the festivities continue at the Finish Line Festival, a quintessentially Austin celebration featuring free massages, delectable local cuisine, refreshing cocktails, a lively kids’ zone, an autograph wall, live music, and a plethora of photo opportunities. More than just a race, the Statesman Capitol 10,000 embodies the spirit of the Austin community, fostering connections, well-being, and a commitment to supporting initiatives like The Kindness Campaign. With DJ Neema’s infectious beats and the Sunrise Tour’s scenic coffee house experience, this event promises not only a fulfilling run but an unforgettable celebration of Austin’s vibrant culture.

Cedar Park Kite Fest

April 7

Join the fun at the 7th Annual Cedar Park Kite Festival on Sunday, April 7, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Lakeline Park, 1510 Alexis Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613. Hosted at the new Lakeline Park, this free event promises an afternoon filled with sun, smiles, and vibrant kites soaring through the sky. Bring your family, including pets, for a delightful time featuring food trucks, music, live performances, and more. Presented by Angie ATX Realtor in collaboration with the city of Cedar Park and Parks & Recreation, this family-friendly festival is open to all ages. Don’t forget to bring your own kite and join your neighbors for a memorable day.

2024 Solar Eclipse Festival

April 8

Get ready for an unparalleled celestial experience at the Fredericksburg 2024 Solar Eclipse Festival at Lucky Arrow Retreat in Dripping Springs, TX. Priced at $45, this event promises a day filled with the extraordinary – a full eclipse, camping, hot air balloons, farm-to-table dinner, and polo. VIP passes offer refined experiences, including a polo match, VIP farm-to-table dinner, live music, wine tasting, and a hot air balloon glow and rides (weather contingent). As Texas is the first state to witness the eclipse, this festival offers a rare chance to be part of this historic event. For a more immersive experience, consider Safari Wine Tours, providing behind-the-scenes encounters with exotic animals at Grapetown Vineyard and Farm. Camping details include tent and RV sites, primitive camping, and pet-friendly accommodations. For more solar eclipse events, check out our guide here.

Fusebox Festival

April 7 – 14

Celebrate two decades of artistic innovation and witness a celestial alignment at Fusebox Festival 2024, taking place from April 7-14. In this milestone 20th Anniversary edition, Fusebox reflects on its rich history while casting a visionary gaze into the future. For eight extraordinary days, global artists and audiences will converge across Austin, unleashing a torrent of live performances, exhibitions, parties, and dialogues. This year is particularly special, coinciding with Central Texas’ first total solar eclipse since 1397, creating an unparalleled experience. The festival, a testament to collaborative growth, features diverse ticketing managed by various partners, amplifying support for artists and enhancing audience engagement. Dive into the extraordinary, explore curated projects by guest curators Jeff Khan and Michael Anthony García, and be part of this dynamic celebration of creativity, innovation, and the limitless possibilities of live performance.

MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix

April 12 – 14

Rev your engines and mark your calendars for the heart-pounding excitement of the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. Brace yourself for the thrill as the fastest riders on two wheels converge in the heart of Texas for the #AmericasGP. Amidst the wild atmosphere, witness daring stunts, sharp turns, and intense battles of skill and speed. Secure your spot today to experience the adrenaline-packed race that is MotoGP.

Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

April 17 – 21

Get ready for an uproarious celebration as Moontower Comedy Festival gears up for its 2024 edition, offering an exceptional comedy experience in downtown Austin, Texas. With an impressive lineup featuring over 100 comedians, including recently added headliners, the festival promises two weeks of laughter at iconic venues such as The Paramount Theatre, The State Theatre, Moody Center, H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, and Bass Concert Hall. Attendees can indulge in a 4-day comedy club binge, party at the Moontower, and even tee off with comedians at The Swingers Brunch Golf Classic.

21st Annual Lonestar Round Up

April 19 & 20

This unique celebration gathers hot rods and custom cars from all corners of the country, converging at the Travis County Expo Center for an immersive experience. Beyond the impressive display of vehicles, the event features live music, a sprawling swap meet, and a vibrant atmosphere that captures the essence of creativity inspired by these automotive works of art. From open house parties to BBQs and cruise nights, the Lonestar Round Up has become a Texas-sized phenomenon, blending the love for automobiles with music, art, and a sense of community. As the Kontinentals Car Club proudly hosts this annual spectacle, it has solidified its place as one of the nation’s premier hot rod and custom car events, drawing enthusiasts and participants alike from all walks of life.

Austin Reggae Fest

April 19 – 21

Rooted in the spirit of Bob Marley, the festival celebrates unity in the community with its diverse lineup, offering a blend of reggae and Woodstock vibes. Beyond its reputation for good music and vibes, the festival has raised over $1 million for the Central Texas Food Bank, turning every ticket into a contribution to fight hunger. Set against the backdrop of Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park, the festival, run by local Austinites, embraces diversity and community, ensuring attendees have the happiest, chillest, and dopest weekend of their lives.

Field Guide Festival

April 20

This food system festival encourages attendees to forge connections with local farmers and chefs, indulge in flavorful seasonal dishes, stay abreast of current food trends, and contemplate their role in fostering a sustainable future for Austin’s food community. The festival promises a day filled with culinary delights, refreshing beverages, live fire cooking demonstrations, engaging symposium discussions, and live music—all in support of the Central Texas Food Bank. With over 50 chefs and farmers collaborating to craft thoughtful dishes, the festival offers an immersive experience that goes beyond gastronomy, fostering a sense of community and ecological responsibility. As the festival’s proud partner, the Central Texas Food Bank stands to benefit from this delightful amalgamation of food, knowledge, and shared values.

Art04 Studio Tour

April 20 & 21

Join the Art 04 Studio Tour, a celebration of Austin’s vibrant artistic community. On April 20th and 21st, artists from the 78704 zip code will open their studios to the public, inviting visitors to witness the magic of their craft firsthand. Explore the eclectic neighborhoods of Zilker, Bouldin Creek, South River City, and more as attendees delve into a world of artistry and imagination. They can meet the artists, discover their inspirations, and explore a diverse range of artworks, all while embracing the unique charm of Austin’s creative spirit. This event offers an opportunity to support local artists in their pursuit of creativity. Admission is free, and all are welcome to join this family-friendly experience.

Austin Psych Fest

April 26 – 28

Levitation’s Austin Psych Fest 2024 is gearing up for its second year at the Far Out Lounge, bringing together an eclectic lineup of psych rock, dream pop, and indie rock from April 26 to 28, 2024. The festival promises a vibrant experience under the stars and oak trees in South Austin, featuring artists like Courtney Barnett, Chicano Batman, The Black Angels, and more. The Far Out Lounge, with its 100-year history, provides an intimate setting with two stages, emphasizing the original event’s old-school vibe. The venue’s backyard will be transformed into a visual spectacle by various artists, complementing the musical journey. Attendees can immerse themselves in the sounds of the festival through the official playlist, featuring 75 tracks spanning psych rock, dream pop, trippy cumbias, and hazy guitar anthems.

Austin Blues Festival

April 27 & 28

The Austin Blues Festival, rooted in the legacy of the Antone’s Blues Festival from 1999, promises an incredible lineup of national talent at the 5,000-seat Moody Amphitheater, marking the blues’ triumphant return to Waterloo Park. Picture yourself immersed in the euphonic tunes of live music on the lush lawn, tantalized by the mouthwatering aromas of diverse food options. Delight your taste buds with a myriad of culinary options while experiencing the heart of downtown Austin coming alive with timeless melodies from blues legends and rising stars.

As originally published in Realty Austin.

Love this post? Share to a friend that might need it.
Jennifer S. Goodman
Jennifer S. Goodman
Articles: 164

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *