If you have a home in Austin, then you know how much the city has to offer. Between our many concerts, festivals, and amazing food found everywhere, there’s hardly ever a dull moment in ATX. As we move into spring and summer, we welcome a whole new list of awesome things to do around town. If you’re looking for anything to do this April in Austin, look no further! We’ve got you covered.
90’s Hip Hop Dance Party
April 4, 2015
Love dancing to Salt N Pepa while you clean the house? What if you could dance to those beats with a whole group of people who understand the magnificence of 90’s hip hop? Now you can! The Madison Nightclub, located downtown on 5th street, holds a monthly 90’s Hip Hop Dance Party for fans of everyone from Lauryn Hill to Public Enemy. Doors open at 9:00PM and there’s no cover fee. And don’t worry – if you have to miss it this Saturday night, there’s always next month!
Austin International Poetry Festival
April 9-14, 2015
Poetry lovers unite! Poets travel from all over the world to read their work at this multi-day event held in various venues around Austin. There are over 30 readings with diverse themes for people of many interests and backgrounds. If you’re a budding poet yourself, you can attend several open mics and workshops to share your own work. Have students or kids? Good news: youth activities are available for grades K-12 and their registration is free!
MOTOGP™ Grand Prix of the Americas
April 10-12, 2015
This is the perfect weekend blowout for motorcycle fans. Held at none other than Circuit of the Americas, the MOTOGP™ is a world championship level racing event. See the world’s fastest bikes hit the track over all 3 days, with bonus acts like a Cheap Trick post-race concert, a hand-built motorcycle showcase, and a street freestyle demo by Aaron Colton.
Austin Reggae Festival
April 17-19, 2015
Relax at Auditorium Shores and enjoy some of the finest reggae and dub music as you look out at the Austin skyline. In addition to music, there will be over 50 food, art, and craft vendors to explore as you walk the grounds. Not only will attendees be having a fantastic weekend, but they’ll be doing a good deed. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank. Last year alone, festival-goers raised over $160,000!
Eeyore’s Annual Birthday Party
April 25, 2015
Eeyore’s Birthday is a quirky, classicly Austin event that doubles as a fundraiser for local non-profits. The day-long party takes place in Pease Park, not too far from the UT campus, and features live music, face painting, food, costume contests, and even acrobats. An added bonus: it’s free!
The 21st Annual Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival
April 25, 2015
If you want to follow your afternoon at Eeyore’s Birthday Party an old-fashioned crawfish boil, you can’t go wrong with the Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival. Try southern foods from alligator to jambalaya, and of course, crawfish. In fact, over 7,000 pounds of crawfish is boiled at this event! Since it wouldn’t be an Austin event without live music, check out several Louisiana bands playing blues, funk, Cajun, and more.