Things to do in Austin April 2013

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 5:58am.

April is here again, bringing bluebonnets, beautiful weather, and plenty of things to do in Austin. Whether you want to attend a festival, see world class musicians, or do things as a family, there are a number of great things to do in Austin in April. Enjoy this list of some of our favorite things to do:

April 9th

Lila Downs

7:30 pm

The Long Center presents traditional Mexican music with twists of jazz, blues and much more

Long Center, Austin

More information: www.thelongcenter.org

 

April 10th

Sigur Rós

7:30 pm

If you don’t already have tickets, you’d better buy them soon!

Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park

More information: www.cedarparkcenter.com

 

Bon Jovi

7:30 pm

Sing along with one of classic rock’s most famous bands on their latest tour

Frank Erwin Center, Austin

More information: www.uterwincenter.com

 

April 11th

John Mellencamp w/ Dale Watson

ACL Live, Austin

More information: http://acl-live.com

 

April 11th-13th

Shen Yen Performing Arts

This performance celebrates the art of classical Chinese dancing, complete with a full orchestra

The Long Center

More information: www.thelongcenter.org

 

April 12th

Jack Ingram & Friends w/ Kris Kristofferson & Special Guests

ACL Live, Austin

More information: http://acl-live.com

 

April 12th-May 5th

A Canterville Ghost

Enjoy the musical comedy that was inspired by Oscar Wilde’s short story

Wimberley Players, Wimberley

More information: www.wimberleyplayers.org

 

April 13th

Texas Rollergirls

5:15 pm

 

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

ACL Live, Austin

More information: http://acl-live.com

 

Keep Austin Beautiful Clean Sweep

9:00 am-11:00 am

Help keep Austin one of the most breathtaking cities in the country by doing your part and pitching in

More information: http://keepaustinbeautiful.org

 

6th Annual Family Fun Ride & Bike Rodeo

8:30 am

Family-friendly fun

Gregg-Clarke Park, Kyle

More information: www.cityofkyle.com/recreation

 

April 13th-14th

Austin Cactus & Succulent Society

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Enjoy and purchase exotic plants, crafts and artwork with a southwest theme

Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin

More information: http://austincss.com

 

57th Annual Art City Austin

10:00 am-6:00 pm

A fun art festival in the downtown area

Cesar Chavez Street at Austin City Hall

More information: www.artallianceaustin.org

 

April 15th

Chicago

ACL Live, Austin

More information: http://acl-live.com

 

April 16th

C3 Presents “Super WHY Live: You’ve Got the Power!”

6:00 pm

Based on the PBS kids series

The Long Center, Austin

More information: www.thelongcenter.org

 

Shovels and Rope

Austin City Limits Taping

ACL Live, Austin

More information: http://acl-live.com

 

April 16th-21st

16th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Full length and short films from around the world

Various venues around Austin

More information: www.cinelasamericas.org

 

April 17th-28th

Fusebox Festival

Festival celebrating contemporary art & performance

Downtown, Austin

More information: http://fuseboxfestival.com

 

April 18th-21st

Old Settler’s Music Festival

Enjoy an acoustic festival that accentuates acoustic varieties of bluegrass, jazz and more

18300 FM 1826, Driftwood

More information: http://oldsettlersmusicfest.org

 

April 19th-21st

Austin Reggae Festival

Reggae bands from across the nation and right next door

Auditorium Shores, Austin

More information: http://austinreggaefest.com

 

Dripping Springs Founders Day Festival

Festival that includes a carnival, a parade, live music, food, and more!

Downtown Dripping Springs

More information: http://foundersdayfestival.com

 

April 20th

15th Annual Butterfly Festival

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Enjoy the breathtaking spectacle of the release of 3,000 butterflies, as well as games, music, crafts, art and even an Air Force flyover!

EmilyAnne Theatre, Wimberley

More information: www.emilyann.org

 

Devine Lake Park Kite Festival

Devine Lake Park, Leander

More information: http://leandertx.gov/page.php?page_id=128

 

Austin Earth Day Festival

12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Presentations, fun for kids, music, food and more

4550 Mueller Central, Austin

More information: http://earthdayaustin.com

 

Vern’s No Frills 5k – 4th Anniversary Race

8:00 am

Berry Springs Park & Preserve, Georgetown

More information: http://NoExcusesRunning.com

 

April 20th-21st

MotoGP™

Motorcycle Racing World Championship

Circuit of The Americas, Austin

More information: www.circuitoftheamericas.com

 

April 23rd

RUSH: Clockwork Angels Tour

7:30 pm

Frank Erwin Center, Austin

More information: www.uterwincenter.com

 

April 24th

Gipsy Kings

ACL Live, Austin

More information: http://acl-live.com

 

April 26th

Full Moon Jubilee

6:00 pm-11:00 pm

A great night out for the family. Night fishing, horseshoes tournament, music and much more!

Lake Kyle Park

More information: www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/full-moonjubilee-1

 

Boz Scaggs

ACL Live, Austin

More information: http://acl-live.com

 

April 26th-28th

Austin Food and Wine Festival

Bon Appétit!

Auditorium Shores, Austin

More information: www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com

 

April 27th

SpringFest

Kidzone for youngsters, music, boats, shopping and more!

The Backyard in Bee Cave

More information: www.laketravischamber.com/annualevents/springfest.aspx

 

Texas Round-up - 5K Run or Walk

8:00 am

1800 Congress Ave, Austin

More information: www.texasroundup.org/default.asp

 

Carrie Underwood

7:30 pm

Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park

More information: www.cedarparkcenter.com

 

Eeyore’s Birthday Party

11:00 am til dark

An Austin tradition that keeps the city weird. Body and face painting, live music and more. (Keep in mind, this is one of Austin’s weirder traditions, so do your research before deciding to join in!)

Pease District Park, Austin

More information: http://eeyores.org

 

April 27th-28th

Buda Country Fair and Wiener Dog Races

Cook offs, dog races a pet parade and more

Buda City Park, Buda

More information: http://budalionsclub.com

 

Heart O’ Texas Orchid Society Show & Sale

A beautiful glimpse of the blooming orchids and tips on how to grown your own

Zilker Botanical Garden Center, Austin

More information: http://hotos.org

 

April 28th

Schlotzsky’s Bun Run - 5K and 10K

7:00 am

Auditorium Shores, Austin

More information: www.bunrun.com/index.php

 

The Color Run - 3 Mile

8:00 am

Downtown Austin

More information: http://thecolorrun.com/austin

 

For more fun ideas and things to do in Austin, be sure to regularly check in with us for updates and more!

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