Things To Do In Austin Texas — March 2024

Dive into our guide, featuring must-see highlights and events for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Texas

Dive into our guide, featuring must-see highlights and events for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Texas

Things to do in Austin TX March

7th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Car Show

March 3

This family-friendly event promises a delightful day filled with over 15 chili teams competing, more than 30 incredible cars to vote on, and celebrity judges. The festivities also include a special performance by international singer-songwriter John Arthur Martinez, a lively silent auction, zip lines for the kids, lasso fun for everyone, and more! Children aged 5 and older can enjoy the thrill of ziplining, and there will be plenty of food on-site beyond just chili. Rain or shine, this event guarantees a fantastic time. For more information and tickets, visit their website here.


March 8-16

The 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival in Austin promises an exciting lineup of films, TV premieres, and XR experiences. The festival features notable works like the TV premiere of “3 Body Problem” by David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and Alexander Woo, as well as the thriller “The Fall Guy” starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. With diverse screening categories such as Headliner, Narrative Feature Competition, and Midnighter, attendees can curate their schedules and discover cinematic favorites. The festival also includes TV program categories, Shorts Film Program, and XR Experience Competition, providing a comprehensive cinematic experience.

Rodeo Austin

March 8 – 23

Rodeo Austin, the epitome of real Texas grit, offers gritty Texas fun in the Capital of Texas. This event showcases one of America’s top ProRodeos, featuring action-packed competitions like bull riding, mutton bustin’, and barrel racing. Your Rodeo & Concert ticket grants access to both the ProRodeo and Main Stage concerts. The unique bracket-style format highlights ProRodeo’s top cowboys and animal athletes. Rodeo Austin also boasts Austin’s largest carnival, with over 80 rides and games for the whole family. Carnival attractions include the Ferris wheel, carousel, and thrilling rides, complemented by classic treats like cotton candy and funnel cakes. Admission to the carnival area requires a Fairgrounds or ProRodeo & Concert admission ticket. The fairgrounds feature the Beer & Wine Garden, 100X Dance Hall, and Founders Club for additional entertainment. Beyond the rodeo and carnival, Rodeo Austin offers a diverse range of shows and attractions, from outdoor concerts to pig races, livestock and horse shows, and educational displays at the Avenue of Breeds.


March 13 – 31

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, unfolds the untold story of the Witches of Oz at Bass Concert Hall. This captivating production explores the Land of Oz, focusing on a young woman with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, and misunderstood. Her unexpected friendship with a bubbly blonde takes center stage, evolving from rivalry to an unlikeliest bond, until the world labels one “good” and the other “wicked.” Don’t miss the wildly inventive and critically acclaimed musical that USA Today hails as “a complete triumph!”

Josh Turner

March 15

Country music fans are in for a treat as Josh Turner takes the stage at Round Rock Amp in Round Rock, TX. The concert is part of the Country Music Live series. Located at 3701 N Interstate Hwy 35, Round Rock Amp provides the perfect venue for an evening filled with the rich, deep voice and distinctive style of multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner. With over 12.5 million units sold, Turner is a recognized hit-maker in country music and one of the youngest members of the prestigious Grand Ole Opry. The concert will feature tracks from his sixth studio album, “Deep South,” including the #1 hit single “Hometown Girl.”

Time to Paddy

March 16

Get ready for the Time to Paddy 5k/10k and Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon on March 16, 2024, in Pflugerville, TX 78660. Enjoy designer shirts, custom medals, and chip-timing. This family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day run offers youth pricing, a kids’ dash, and the chance to join or create teams for special pricing and awards. Can’t make it in person? Opt for the virtual race and still earn the fun swag. Don’t miss the festive atmosphere, post-race food, and the Biggest Paddy (team) award!

St. Patrick’s Day Beer Brewing Class

March 17

Discover the art of beer brewing at the St. Patrick’s Day Beer Brewing Class hosted by H2Grow (2200 Texas 21, Paige, TX 78659). Participants will brew and sample various beer types, exploring malts, flavor profiles, and beer styles. Led through the initial brewing steps, attendees will discuss the next stages, accompanied by snack pairings for a complete tasting experience. Elevate your beer knowledge in this engaging class. 


March 22 – 24

With a lineup featuring the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series, enthusiasts can secure their NASCAR tickets now to witness the thrilling races. For those seeking an elevated experience, exclusive access options include pit road access, guided Cup Series garage tours, and Cup Series driver intros. Turn COTA into a home-away-from-home with camping options, or opt for more access with a Track Pass, allowing fans to be upfront for Riley Green’s pre-race concert and driver intros.

Candlelight: From Bach to The Beatles

March 27

Immerse yourself in the enchanting musical journey of Candlelight: From Bach to The Beatles at the AFS Cinema in Austin. Secure your tickets now for a 60-minute performance under the soft glow of candlelight. The program includes Bach’s masterpieces like Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Ave Maria, along with iconic Beatles hits such as Yesterday and Hey Jude. With ticket prices ranging from $35.00 to $63.50 and flexible cancellation options, it’s an accessible and delightful opportunity for an extraordinary musical experience in Austin.

Austin Urban Cultural Fest

March 30

With a rich history spanning 16 years, the festival has traditionally centered around music, but this year marks a significant expansion into Afrocentric aspects of culture. Beyond live music, the festival will showcase ethnic dance, food, clothing, visual arts, and spoken word performances, providing a platform to celebrate and better understand Austin’s diverse Afro-centric culture. The festival aims to create a vibrant tapestry of experiences. Volunteers are welcome to contribute to this cultural extravaganza that promises to be a transformative celebration.

Nets @ Spurs

March 17

On Sunday, March 17th, 2024, basketball enthusiasts can catch an exciting matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and the San Antonio Spurs at the Moody Center in Austin, TX. The game is scheduled to tip off at 6:00 PM. The radio broadcast will be available on SiriusXMWOAI, KXTN 101.9 FM, and 660 AM, ensuring that supporters can follow the action, whether at home or on the go. Get ready for an intense showdown between these two formidable NBA teams!

Selena Market

March 23

Prepare for an unforgettable experience at the 1st Annual Selena Theme Market. This exciting event, hosted by Revival Coffee, is a tribute to the iconic Selena. With over 15 vendors offering a diverse range of products, delicious food, and captivating music, it promises a Bidi Bidi Bom Bom good time for all attendees. The market will also feature a Cookie Decorating Class conducted by Sweet Surprise Treats, engaging Selena Loteria, and two complimentary Selena Paint Class sessions.

As originally published in Realty Austin.

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Jennifer S. Goodman
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