Things to Do in Austin in April 2014

Posted on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 12:39pm.

Annual Wiener Dog Races in Buda. Photo courtesy of Thomas Duesing.

April is jam-packed with fun things to do all around the Austin area! Unique Austin events like Eeyore's Birthday Party and Trailer Food Tuesdays are back this year, as well as highly-anticipated events like the Buda Wiener Dog Races. Don't miss the chance to tour some of Austin's most innovative and beautiful homes designed by top builders in the Austin Parade of Homes this month. Whether you're interested in fashion or food, you'll find both in Austin in April at the Austin Food and Wine Festival and Austin Fashion Week. If you love to run, come out and soak up the great Texas springtime weather at the annual Cap 10K race. There's something for everyone to enjoy in Austin this April!

Check out some of our favorite things to do in Austin this April:

Event   Location / Time
Website Date
An Evening with Julio Iglesias
  ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin / Tuesday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) acl-live.com April 1
Austin International Poetry Festival   Location TBA / Thursday - Sunday from 9 am - 10 pm www.aipf.org April 3 - 6
First Thursday on South Congress Avenue   South Congress Avenue in Austin / Most businesses open until at least 10 pm www.firstthursday.info April 3
First Thursday in Downtown Buda   Downtown Buda / Thursday from 5 - 9 pm www.budatxtourism.com April 3
First Friday in Downtown Georgetown   Downtown Georgetown / Friday from 6 - 8 pm visit.georgetown.org April 4
Texas VegFest   Fiesta Gardens in Austin / Saturday from 11 am - 6 pm www.texasvegfest.com April 5
Cap 10K   Start Line at Barton Springs Road and S. Congress Avenue / Sunday at 8 am www.cap10k.com April 6
Old Settler's Music Festival   Salt Lick Pavilion in Driftwood / Thursday - Sunday, Times Vary oldsettlersmusicfest.org April 10 - 13
Jennifer Nettles   ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin / Thursday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) acl-live.com April 10
MotoGP   Circuit of the Americas track in Austin / Friday - Sunday, Times Vary circuitoftheamericas.com April 11 - 13
Soundtrack Series   The Long Center in Austin / Friday and Saturday at 8 pm thelongcenter.org April 11 -12
Art City Austin   Cesar Chavez Street in Downtown Austin / Saturday from 10 am - 8 pm and Sunday from 11 am - 6 pm www.artallianceaustin.org April 12 - 13
Keep Austin Beautiful Clean Sweep   Various locations around Austin / Saturday from 9 - 11 am www.keepaustinbeautiful.org April 12
ZOOMA Texas Half Marathon, 10K and 5K   Hyatt Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop / Saturday at 7:30 am zoomarun.com April 12
Louisiana Swamp Thing   Austin-American Statesman building / Saturday from 11 am - 10 pm www.roadwayevents.com April 12
East Austin Urban Farm Tour   Various urban farms in East Austin / Sunday, Times TBA eastaustinurbanfarmtour.com April 13
Fusebox Festival   Various locations around downtown Austin / Times TBA www.fuseboxfestival.com April 16 - 27
Cine Las Americas   Various locations around Austin / Times TBA www.cinelasamericas.org April 22 - 27
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival   Various locations around downtown Austin / Times Vary www.austintheatre.org April 23 -26
The National   ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin / Wednesday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) acl-live.com April 23
Austin Fashion Week   Various locations all around Austin / Times Vary www.fashionweekaustin.com April 24 - May 3
Austin Food and Wine Festival   Butler Park and Republic Square Park in Austin / Times Vary www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com April 25 - 27
Jack Ingram feat. Little Big Town   ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin / Friday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) acl-live.com April 25
Run to the Sun   Course starts in Fredericksburg and ends at Murchison Middle School in Austin / Times Vary beyondbatten.org April 26 - 27
Buda Wiener Dog Races   Buda City Park / Saturday and Sunday, Times TBA www.budalionsclub.com April 26 - 27
Austin Parade of Homes   Various homes around Austin / Times Vary paradeofhomesaustin.com April 26 - May 11
Eeyore's Birthday Party   Pease Park in Austin / Saturday from 11 am until dark www.eeyores.org April 26
Dragon Boat Festival and Race   Festival Beach on Lady Bird Lake in Austin / Saturday, Time TBA www.facebook.com April 26
Trailer Food Tuesdays   The Long Center in Austin / Tuesday from 5 - 9 pm trailerfoodtuesdays.com April 29
Shakespeare in the Park   Zilker Hillside Theater / Days and Times Vary austinshakespeare.org April 30 - May 25

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