Throughout the year, Austin promotes a diverse event scene, from top-tier music festivals to family-friendly fun. Immerse yourself in Austin’s event scene during your stay at The Driskill, and explore these top events held throughout the year.

  • Austin City LimitsNicknamed ACL, this festival held in Zilker Park offers two weekends of live music, with acts from all genres represented.
  • Austin Food + Wine FestivalVisitors flock to Austin for its annual food and wine festival, with hundreds of culinary spots offering eclectic—and delectable—food and drink options, the chance to greet notable chefs, watch interactive demos, and attend nightly festival parties with live music and more.
  • Austin Film Festival One eight-day film festival. One four-day conference. One Austin Film Festival, with an eclectic roster of movies as well as a host of competitions.
  • Austin Trail of LightsSince 1965, the Austin Trail of Lights has illuminated the cityscape with more than 2 million lights during the holiday season. Stroll through a lighted tunnel, enjoy performances, and participate in holiday-themed activities.
  • Formula 1 - The pinnacle of motorsports, this three-day grand prix race takes place each October at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. A celebration of speed and sound, this event includes evening concerts with top performing artists.
  • Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K- In maintaining Austin’s mantra, the Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K is more than just a run. There’s also a costume contest, live music, and a celebration of why the weird is to be valued.
  • Moontower Comedy FestivalThe Moontower Comedy Festival is held at Austin’s Paramount Theatre and welcomes both comedic greats and those on the rise.
  • South by Southwest®Alternatively known as SXSW®, this one-of-a-kind interactive festival features live music and panels focused on art, film, and more over the span of 10 days.
  • Texas Book FestivalLovers of literature will find their ideal fest at the Texas Book Festival—among the largest literary festivals in the United States—where more than 250 authors, live music, and more convene throughout more than 20 Austin venues.
  • Zilker Garden Festival- This long-standing festival is held each spring, with stands offering a variety of plants and handmade wares, along with a Flower Show and Kids’ Corner.
  • Zilker Park Kite Festival- This beloved family attraction is held in scenic Zilker Park, and welcomes visitors near and far to join in and fly kites within its open expanse of greenery. Admission is free, and all add-on ticket proceeds benefit Communities In Schools of Central Texas.