What To See and Do During Spring Break in Austin
You can feel it in the warm rays reaching down from the sun, the cool wind gust and blooms peaking out from beneath the earth, it’s almost Spring! With this celebration comes the time honored tradition of Spring Break, which lets face it, happens before the Vernal Equinox tells our calendars that it’s actually Spring! If you’re setting your GPS to Austin this Spring Break, you’re not going to want to miss some of the best the town has to offer; such as a day lounging beside Barton Springs Pool, or a hike to the top of Mount Bonnell, which offers a not-to-be missed view of the Colorado River below, or shopping and sight seeing along South Congress and a FREE tour of the Texas State Capitol! In addition, here’s some Spring Break events you won’t want to miss!
Blue Starlight Urban Drive In For something really unique to do over Spring Break, check out this fun mini-boutique urban drive in, with a fun assortment of movies, including Grease Sing-a-long nights!
Dino Day at Zilker Botanical Gardens on March 14th Celebrate the prehistoric creatures that once called the Zilker Botanical Garden home at Dinosaur Day! Create your own Prehistoric Planter and fossils, explore the Hartman Prehistoric Garden, test your dinosaur knowledge with Get It Gals Trivia, and march in a dino parade that will let your spirit “saur.” This event is free with the cost of admission to the Garden and all ages are welcome.
Pioneer Day at Pioneer Farms, March 14th Step back in time with special demonstrations, live music and hands-on activities for the entire family. They are also having a special St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Sunday, March 15th!
Rodeo Austin Where Weird Meets Western March 14-28th Grab your boots for 2 weeks of bull riding, live music, carnival rides and food!
Fly High at The Thinkery Spring Break means General Admission all week, with fun camps and a special Kite Workshop, where visitors can make their own kites, which will be perfect for the Zilker Kite Festival on March 29th!
SXSW Music Festival March 16-22nd Undoubtedly the biggest festival in Austin, this huge Music Festival has events happening all around the city, and yes, it’s a great big, wonderful, chaotic mess! Pack your patience along with your party gear, because there is something for everyone at SXSW!
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