Things to do in Austin in January 2014

Posted on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 2:27am.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Photo courtesy of Earl McGehee.

As the holiday season comes to an end, it's time to unveil some of our favorite events happening in Austin in January. The first month of 2014 is jam-packed with fun events going on nearly every weekend! Austinites can take advantage of a few free attractions throughout the month like free admission to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Music lovers can get to know Austin's music scene during Red River Free Week, which features free concerts by local artists. The whole family will have a blast watching the skills of the Harlem Globetrotters or the eclectic musical stylings by the Blue Man Group. If you're ready to get a head start on your fitness goals, you can sign up for the 3M Half Marathon or shorter, brighter Foam Glow 5K.

Here are some of our favorite things to do in and around Austin in January 2014:

Event   Location / Time
Website Date
Free Admission Month at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center   Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin / 9 am - 5 pm Tues - Sat, 12 pm - 5 pm Sunday www.wildflower.org January 2 - 31
Red River Free Week
  Various Venues in downtown Austin / Times vary by venue austintex.com January 2 - 11
First Thursday on South Congress Avenue   South Congress Avenue in Austin / Most businesses open until 10 pm www.firstthursday.info January 2
First Thursday in Downtown Buda   Downtown Buda / Thursday night from 5 pm - 9 pm www.budatxtourism.com January 2
Blue Man Group   The Long Center in Austin / Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 12 pm, 4 pm and 8 pm thelongcenter.org January 3 - 4
First Friday in Downtown Georgetown   Downtown Historic Square in Georgetown / Friday from 6 pm - 8 pm visit.georgetown.org January 3
Foam Glow 5K   Travis County Exposition Center in Austin / Saturday at 6:30 pm www.foamglow.com January 4
Groupo Fantasma   The Long Center in Austin / Thursday at 7:30 pm thelongcenter.org January 9
Austin Home and Garden Show   Austin Convention Center in downtown Austin / Fri from 2 pm - 7 pm, Sat from 10 am - 7 pm, Sun from 11 am - 5 pm www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com January 10 - 12
George Strait's The Cowboy Rides Away Tour   Frank Erwin Center in Austin / Friday at 7:30 pm www.uterwincenter.com January 10
Austin's Bridal Extravaganza   Austin Convention Center in downtown Austin / Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm - 5 pm www.austinweddings.com January 11 - 12
Alejandro Escovedo   ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin / Saturday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) acl-live.com January 11
Austin Boat Show   Austin Convention Center in downtown Austin / Thurs and Fri from 12 pm - 9 pm, Sat from 10 am - 9 pm, Sun from 10 am - 6 pm www.austinboatshow.com January 16 - 19
Tony Bennett   The Long Center in Austin / Saturday at 8 pm thelongcenter.org January 18
Josh Ritter   ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin / Saturday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) acl-live.com January 18
3M Half Marathon   Stonelake Boulevard in Austin / Sunday at 7 am solutions.3m.com January 19
The Beach Boys   ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin / Sunday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) acl-live.com January 19
Martin Luther King Community March and Festival   Martin Luther King statue at the University of Texas at Austin and Huston-Tillotson University campus / Monday at 9 am www.mlkcelebration.com January 20
Harlem Globetrotters   Frank Erwin Center in Austin / Thursday and Friday at 7 pm www.uterwincenter.com January 23 - 24
Architects of Air   The Long Center in Austin / Tue - Fri at 10 am, Sat and Sun at 9 am thelongcenter.org January 24 - 31
MomCom 2014   Westin at The Domain in Austin / Friday from 3 pm - 10 pm and Saturday from 8 am - 10 pm http://momcomlife.com/ January 24 - 25
Sprites   The Long Center in Austin / Fri at 7 pm, Sat at 2 pm, Sun at 2 pm and 4 pm thelongcenter.org January 24 - 26
Gorilla Run   Mueller Browning Hangar in Austin / Saturday at 9 am austingorillarun.com January 25
Tree Talk Winter Walk   Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin / Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm www.wildflower.org January 25
Key2Freedom 5K   Old Settlers Park in Round Rock / Saturday at 5:45 pm thekey2freedom5k.org January 25
Alton Brown Live!   ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin / Wednesday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) acl-live.com January 29

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