Things to Do in Austin in January 2015

Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 8:31am.

Things to Do in Austin in January 2015

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The holiday fun may have come to an end, but there are still so many fun things to do this January in Austin. Kick off your fitness goals this new year with the Commitment Day 5K, or brave the cold temperatures by taking a dip in Barton Springs Pool at the annual Polar Bear Plunge. January is also free admission month at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. If you're looking for something the whole family can enjoy, the Ben Hur Shrine Circus is coming to the Cedar Park Center, or visit the Long Center for Disney in Concert. For musical theater fans, Broadway in Austin kicks off it's season in January with Mamma Mia!

Check out these exciting events happening this January in Austin:

Event Location / Time
Website Date
Red River Free Week Downtown Austin / Times and venues vary do512.com January 1 - 11
Polar Bear Plunge Barton Springs Pool, Austin / Thursday at 10 am www.sosalliance.org January 1
Commitment Day 5K Life Time Fitness, South Austin / Thursday at 10 am  www.commitmentday.com January 1
First Thursday South Congress Avenue South Congress Avenue in Austin / Thursday, most businesses open until at least 10 pm www.firstthursday.info January 1
First Thursday Downtown Buda Downtown Buda / Thursday from 5 - 9 pm www.budatxtourism.com January 1
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Free Admission Month
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin / All January long, Tues - Sun from 9 am - 5 pm (closed Mondays) http://www.wildflower.org/  January 2 - 31
First Friday Downtown Georgetown Downtown Georgetown / Friday from 6 - 8 pm visit.georgetown.org January 2
Austin Boat Show Austin Convention Center / Thurs - Fri from 12 - 9 pm, Sat from 10 am - 9 pm, Sun from 10 am - 6 pm www.austinboatshow.com January 8 - 11
2015 Bridal Extravaganza Palmer Events Center in Austin / Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 5 pm be.austinweddings.com January 10 - 11
Disney in Concert The Long Center in Austin / Sunday at 3 pm thelongcenter.org January 11
Hyde Park Theatre FronteraFest Hyde Park Theatre in Austin / Dates and times vary www.hydeparktheatre.org January 13 - February 14
Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival Palmer Events Center in Austin / Thurs at 8:30 pm, Fri from 12 - 10 pm, Sat from 11 am - 9 pm, Sun from 11 am - 6 pm www.golivefast.com January 15 - 18
Third Thursday at the Blanton Art Museum Blanton Art Museum in Austin / Thursday from 10 am - 9 pm blantonmuseum.org January 15
Ben Hur Shrine Circus Cedar Park Center in Austin / Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat and Sun at 11 am, 3 pm and 7:30 pm, Mon at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm www.cedarparkcenter.com January 16 - 19
Austin Home and Garden Show Austin Convention Center / Fri from 2 - 7 pm, Sat from 10 am - 7 pm, Sun from 11 am - 5 pm www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com January 16 - 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration University of Texas at Austin / Monday at 9 am www.mlkcelebration.com January 19
Mamma Mia! Bass Concert Hall in Austin / Tues - Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 pm and 8 pm, Sun at 1 pm and 7 pm texasperformingarts.org January 20 - 25
Harlem Globetrotters World Tour 2015 Frank Erwin Center in Austin / Thurs and Fri at 7 pm www.uterwincenter.com January 22 - 23
Le Garage Sale Palmer Events Center in Austin / Sat from 11 am - 6 pm, Sun from 11 am - 5 pm www.legaragesale.net January 24 - 25
Tree Talk Winter Walk Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin / Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm www.wildflower.org January 24
Romeo and Juliet The Long Center in Austin / Saturday and Thursday at 7:30 pm thelongcenter.org January 24 and 29
3M Half Marathon Downtown Austin / Sunday at 7 am www.3mhalfmarathon.com January 25
Austin Gorilla Run Mueller Browning Hangar in Austin / Saturday at 9 am austingorillarun.com January 31
Pat Green ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin / Saturday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) acl-live.com January 31
Free Day of Dance All over the Austin area / Saturday, Times Vary freedayofdance.com January 31

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