Things to Do in Austin in January 2018

Posted on Friday, December 29th, 2017 at 3:00pm.

Things to Do in Austin in January

The holiday season is coming to a close, but fun times continue into the new year in Austin! Start off the year jumping into the always-warm Barton Springs Pool at the Polar Bear Splash, and see why Austin is the live music capital of the world during Free Week. Learn new things about the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Long Center, and finish off the month strong at the Texas Roller Derby. Ready to kick off 2018 with a bang?

Here are some fun events happening in the Austin area this January:

Event Date Location / Time
Website
Polar Bear Splash January 1 Barton Springs Pool / Monday from 9:30 am - 2 pm do512.com
Free Week 2018 January 1 - 7 Red River Cultural District / Dates and Times Vary austintexas.org
Ice Skating on the Whole Foods Rooftop Plaza January 1 - 15 Lamar Whole Foods / Daily from 10 am - 9 pm wholefoodsmarket.com
First Thursday SoCo January 4 South Congress Avenue in Austin / Thursday, most businesses open until at least 10 pm firstthursdayaustin.com
First Thursday Buda January 4 Downtown Buda / Thursday from 5 - 8 pm ci.buda.tx.us
First Friday January 5 Downtown Georgetown / Friday from 6 - 9 pm thegeorgetownsquare.com
Austin Meteorologist Society WeatherFest January 7 Austin Convention Center / Sunday from 12 - 4 pm ametsoc.org
HEB Free First Sunday: Musical January 7 Bullock Museum / 12 - 5 pm thestoryoftexas.com
Austin Symphony Presents Bella and the Beast January 12 - 13 Dell Hall / Friday and Saturday at 8 pm austinsymphony.org
Austin Home and Garden Show 2018 January 12 - 14 Palmer Events Center / Dates and Times Vary austinhomeandgardenshow.com
Together We Run January 13 Zilker Park / Saturday from 10 am - 1 pm 2018austintogetherwerun.splashthat.com
Go, Dog, Go! January 14 Paramount Theatre / Sunday at 2 pm austintheatre.org
MLK Celebration January 15 University of Texas / Monday from 9 am - 3 pm mlkcelebration.com
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Cosmic Collision January 16 The Long Center / Tuesday at 7:30 pm thelongcenter.org
Finding Neverland January 16 - 18 Bass Concert Hall / Tuesday - Thursday at 8 pm texasperformingarts.org
Frontera Fest 2018 January 16 - February 17 Hyde Park Theatre / Dates and Times Vary hydeparktheatre.org
Austin Boat Show Jaunary 18 - 21 Austin Convention Center / Dates and Times Vary austinboatshow.com
3M Half Marathon Expo January 21 Austin Convention Center / Sunday from 7:30 am - 12 pm 3mhalfmarathon.com
Texas Roller Derby January 22 Palmer Events Center / Monday at 7 pm txrd.com
Harlem Globetrotters World Tour January 26 Frank Erwin Center / Friday at 7 pm uterwincenter.com

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