Things to Do in Austin in January 2017

Posted on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 8:59am.

Things to Do in Austin in January 2017

The holiday season may be over but there's no shortage of fun in the Austin area this January. Get your home ready for spring with tips from the Austin Home and Garden Show. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is bustling with family activities like the Amazing Family Garden Race. Celebrate the life and works of Martin Luther King Jr. at the MLK Celebration festival. Race through downtown Austin at the 3M Half Marathon or romp around for a good cause at the Austin Gorilla Run. January is also a great month for theatergoers with unique performances at FronteraFest coming to the stage.

Check out these events to find something fun to do in Austin in January:

Event Date Location / Time
Website
Austin Free Week January 1 - 8  All Across Austin / Times Vary by Date  freeweek.do512.com 
First Thursday SoCo January 5  South Congress Avenue in Austin / Most Businesses Open Until At Least 10 pm  www.firstthursdayaustin.com
First Thursday Buda January 5  Downtown Buda / Thursday from 4 - 8 pm  www.budatxtourism.com
Ben Hur Shrine Circus January 13 - 16  HEB Cedar Park Center / Friday - Monday, Times Vary by Date  www.hebcenter.com
Austin Home and Garden Show January 13 - 15 Austin Convention Center / Friday from 2 - 7 pm, Saturday from 10 am - 7 pm, Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com
The Time Machine January 13 - 15 The Long Center in Austin / Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 7 pm thelongcenter.org
Bridal Extravaganza January 14 - 15 Palmer Events Center in Austin / Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 5 pm austinweddings.com
Amazing Family Garden Race January 14 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin / Saturday from 1 - 3 pm www.wildflower.org
MLK March and Celebration January 16 Downtown Austin and Huston-Tillotson University / Monday at 9 am www.mlkcelebration.com
FronteraFest January 17 - February 18 Hyde Park Theater in Austin / Dates and Times Vary by Performance www.hydeparktheatre.org
Austin Boat Show January 19 - 22 Austin Convention Center / Thursday from 4 - 9 pm, Friday from 12 - 9 pm, Saturday from 10 am - 9 pm, Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm www.austinboatshow.com
3M Half Marathon January 22 Downtown Austin / Sunday at 7:30 am www.3mhalfmarathon.com
Mamma Mia! January 27 - 28 Bass Concert Hall in Austin / Friday at 8 pm and Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm texasperformingarts.org
City Wide Garage Sale January 28 - 29 Palmer Events Center in Austin / Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm www.citywidegaragesale.com
Austin Gorilla Run January 28 Camp Mabry in Austin / Saturday at 9 am austingorillarun.com
Winter Tree Fest January 28 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin / Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm www.wildflower.org
Free Day of Dance January 28 All Across Austin / Saturday, Times Vary by Class freedayofdance.com

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