Mark Your Calendar: February Events
There’s so many reasons to love Austin -- this month, fall in love with the city’s colorful events scene.
DOGPOP Dog-Friendly Market on South Congress
Birds Barbershop South Congress | February 9 | Website
DOGPOP will bring its dog-friendly market and pup party to South Austin. Highlights include a pet costume contest, dog play area, 20+ pet-industry and local maker vendors, drinks from Independence Brewery, local food trucks and music.
Emo's | February 14 | Website
Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside Brazil. Brasileiro-style samba, costumes and wild abandon can all be seen in the heart of Texas.
Raise Riders Family Bicycle Weekend
Palmer Events Center | February 15-17 | Website
Local Austin children’s bicycle manufacturer woom bikes USA has partnered with nationally recognized children’s media company Buddy Pegs Media to host the first annual Raise Riders Family Bicycle Weekend. The three day celebration of families on bikes will be hosted alongside the 28th Anniversary of the Austin Marathon and Health & Fitness Expo sister event.
Texas Rollergirls Season Opener
Austin Sports Center | February 16 | Website
Formed in 2003 as the only sports league of its kind, Texas Rollergirls are considered the "godmothers of flat track derby" and are an admired and highly visible presence in the roller derby world. Experience the Texas Rollergirls in action this February.
Austin Marathon & Half Marathon
Downtown Austin | February 17 | Website
One of the country's premier races attracts nearly 20,000 participants from around the world. Events surrounding the marathon include a 5K, live music, finish line festival and beer garden.
Austin Oyster Festival
Republic Square | February 23 | Website
This is one tasty festival you don’t want to miss! The Oyster Festival is an annual hit among locals and visitors alike. Not sure which kind of oyster you prefer? Try ‘em all while enjoying a little live Cajun and “newgrass” music on the lawn at historic Republic Square!
Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association's 2019 Hall of Fame Awards Show
Paramount Theatre | February 23 | Website
The Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association brings together Texas music icons in one of Austin’s most iconic settings. To commemorate inductees, the show will include live performances by Texas-born artists and more. 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees will be Christopher Cross, Steve Earle, Billy F. Gibbons and Bob McDill.
Austin Cave Festival
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center | February 23 | Website
This free, family-friendly event will feature hands-on activities, cave tours, live music and more. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore a cave and see how water makes its way to the aquifer and Barton Springs, learn about animals that call Austin’s caves home, try on caving gear, and learn how to protect and conserve Austin’s water resources.
The Austin Music Awards
ACL Live at the Moody Theater | February 27 | Website
This history-making event recognizes Austin’s outstanding live music achievements of the previous year as voted on by the Austin Chronicle readers in the annual Austin Chronicle Music Poll. Expect legendary performers, guests, and presenters to take the stage to celebrate the city's world-famous musicianship.
HOW TO SPEND VALENTINE’S DAY IN AUSTIN
If you're visiting Austin on Valentine's Day, there is plenty to do around town to celebrate the holiday. Plan an unforgettable date with your loved one or pals or dine at one of the city's best eateries.
Lovers + Friends Pop Up
Native Hostel | February 9 | Website
Peruse REVELRY's annual Valentine's / Galentine's mini market full of thoughtfully crafted gifts, florals and sweets from local artisans + small businesses taking place in the parlor rooms of Native Hostel.
BFF Galentine’s Celebration
Adelante Boutique | February 9 | Website
Celebrate Galentine’s with BumbleBFF and Adelante Boutique! Enjoy complimentary treats & beverages, lip touch-ups, manicures and MORE. Show your Bumble app at the door for an AWESOME goody bag.
Valentine’s Market at Sour Duck
Sour Duck Market | February 10 | Website
In preparation for the holiday, come out and shop to find something for that special someone (or just spoil yourself.) Happy hour starts at 2 p.m., so come grab a drink before you shop ’til you drop.