Our Favorite 9 Events
for April & May
Words by Samantha Lauron
April 9, 1-5pm
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city to slow down for an afternoon at the 8th Annual East Austin Urban Farm Tour. Stop by Boggy Creek Farm, Hausbar Urban Farm & Guest Haus, Rain Lilly Farm and Springdale Farm to see first-hand how the farms run. Guests can also enjoy sips and bites from local chefs, mixologists, brewers and wine merchants. Tickets are $55, kids under 10 are free.
Various locations | eastaustinfarmtour.com
Expand your knowledge of art with Fusebox Festival, a visual arts event that showcases artwork across a variety of mediums. Visit different galleries and venues across east Austin and other areas to view art that focuses on local, national and global conversations about community and culture. The event is free to attend.
Various locations | fuseboxfestival.com
April 22, 10am-6pm
Unlike other home tours, these houses are keeping Austin weird. The Weird Homes Tour takes you inside the strangely unique homes that are hidden around the city, with one stop on this year’s tour being east Austin gem, Indra’s Awarehouse. The home-turned-creative space is a visual and performing arts studio that was built by an artist and acro-yogini. Standard tickets are $30.
Various locations | weirdhomestour.com
April 22, 10am-3pm
Looking for something fun and free to do with the kiddos? Creative event studio, REVELRY, presents an interactive art event for children. Kids up to age 12 can get involved with hands-on art projects led by Austin creatives. It will take over Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater and will also include food trucks, live music and shopping from local vendors.
4550 Mueller Blvd. | thisisrevelry.com
April 22, 12-7pm
With a new location for 2017, Earth Day ATX will take place at the Huston-Tillotson University campus. The free event includes live demonstrations, workshops, a keynote speech by Mayor Steve Adler, and plenty of fun to celebrate sustainability and planet Earth.
900 Chicon St. | earthdayaustin.com
May 6-7, times vary
A favorite pastime for many Austinites, the Pecan Street Festival is back for its 40th year! The festival is one of the longest running arts and crafts festivals in the nation, with hundreds of local and regional vendors, family-friendly activities and three stages of music taking over the Historic 6th Street District.
E. 6th Street | pecanstreetfestival.org
May 10, 6-9:30pm
Taking place at the historic Barr Mansion, Sustainable Food Center’s 10th annual Farm to Plate will serve more than 600 guests and feature chefs from 30 of Austin’s most acclaimed restaurants. The annual benefit focuses on serving local food and beverages and showcasing the sustainable farm and ranch offerings of Central Texas. Food from Barley Swine, Contigo, Jacoby’s and Uchi are among the many 2017 Farm to Plate offerings. Tickets are $300 per person.
10463 Sprinkle Rd. | sustainablefoodcenter.org
Renegade Craft Fair
May 20-21, 11am-6pm
Renegade Craft Fair is returning for its 8th year in Austin! The national craft fair will be back at Fair Market for its bi-annual shopping event featuring independent makers and artisans. Enjoy handmade items from more than 100 local makers, DIY workshops, as well as food and drink. The event is free and open to the public.
1100 E. 5th St. | renegadecraft.com
Make your way to Travis County Expo Center to spend Memorial Day Weekend jamming to country music. With headliners including Aaron Watson, Casey Donahew and Pat Green, the country fest features 20 bands on two stages, a food truck court and a 6K SF beer hall. General admission is $70.
7311 Decker Ln. | lonestarjam.com