Bastille Day 2014 @ French Legation Museum | July 12

Bastille Day 2014

Alliance Française d’Austin presents Bastille Day 2014 on Saturday, July 12, from 6-10 p.m. at the historic French Legation Museum. Dance to the beautiful sounds of Christine Albert, along with the Fanfare Skroks, who’ve come all the way from Angers, France to entertain you. Savor delicious sandwiches, pastries, crêpes, fine wine and beers. Activities for the whole family. Tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door; children 12 and under free. #Austin #ATX

French Legation Museum
802 San Marcos
Austin, TX 78702
 

African American Book Festival | June 28

African American Book Festival 2014

The 8th Annual African American Book Festival takes place Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carver Library and Museum. The event promotes literature, reading, writing and library usage within the African American community. This year’s theme is WE HAVE TOMORROW: Black Literature as Inspiration for Change. #FREE and open to the public. #Austin #ATX

Carver Library and Museum
1165 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

Texas Folklife Festival | San Antonio | June 7-8

Texas Folklife Festival 2014

Texas Folklife Festival, the biggest cultural celebration in Texas, showcases the Lone Star State’s diversity and rich heritage through a wide variety of delicious cuisines, music, traditional dances, and arts and crafts. More than 40 unique cultural groups are represented at this annual festival. The 43rd Annual Texas Folklife Festival takes place June 7-8, 2014, at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio.

Institute of Texan Cultures
UTSA HemisFair Park Campus
801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78205
 
 

RICE: A Celebration of Asian American Culinary Pursuits @ Asian American Resource Center | May 17

AARC Rice A Celebration of Asian American Culinary Pursuits May 2014

The Asian American Resource Center (AARC) presents a food festival celebrating all things rice in honor of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. RICE: A Celebration of Asian American Culinary Pursuits includes a Battle of Asian Food Trucks, a Culinary Entrepreneurs Panel, outdoor competitive rice games, interactive food booths and kids’ activities. Admission is #free and open to the public. A $20 Tasting Ballot includes one dish from each competing truck, t-shirt and voting ballot. #Austin #ATX

Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Road
Austin, TX 78754
 

Pflugerville Deutschen Pfest | May 16-18

Deutschen Pfest

Celebrate Pflugerville’s German heritage at Deutschen Pfest, May 16-18. Enjoy live music, a Saturday parade, carnival rides, children’s games and activities, shopping booths and a 5K Pfun Run/Walk on Sunday. #Pflugerville #Austin #ATX

Pfluger Park
515 City Park Road
Pflugerville, TX 78660
 

 

Pachanga Latino Music Festival @ Fiesta Gardens | May 10

Pachanga Festival 2014

The Pachanga Latino Music Festival, a Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival, takes place Saturday, May 10, at Fiesta Gardens. The lineup includes rock, alternative, tejano, mariachi, cumbia, salsa, electronic, funk, hip-hop and indie rock. The Niños Rock Pachanga Festival, a specially curated lineup of music performances and interactive activities for kids, returns to the 7th annual festival. Admission is free of charge for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult ticketholder. #Austin #ATX

Fiesta Gardens
2101 Jesse E Segovia St
Austin, TX 78702
 

Austin Ballroom Festival | May 10

Austin Ballroo Festival 2014

Dance International hosts the 15th Annual Austin Ballroom Festival, Saturday, May 10, at the Palmer Events Center. Performers include World Salsa Champion Liz Lira and renowned tangueros Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo of Argentina. The festival includes open social dancing with music by the locally famous Nash Hernandez Orchestra and DJ Ed Z. Esquina Tango hosts a milonga (tango dance party) Sunday evening. Workshops will be held at the Hills Health Club on Bee Caves Road on Sunday, May 11. #Austin #ATX

Austin Dragon Boat Festival and Races | April 26

Image Credit: Austin Dragon Boat Festival

Image Credit: Austin Dragon Boat Festival

Enjoy friendly, competitive dragon boat races at the 16th Annual Austin Dragon Boat Festival and Races. In addition to the races, this family-friendly, multi-cultural event offers different cultural music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, Taiko Drums and Lion Dance. Dragon Boat racing has grown from its origins in ancient China and is now an international sport. Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 10 am to 3 pm| Festival Beach on Lady Bird Lake | #FREE #Austin #ATX

Festival Beach
2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

Austin Earth Day Festival | April 26

Austin Earth Day FestivalCelebrate Austin’s diversity and world cultures at the Austin Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 26, from Noon to 6 p.m. at The Historic Browning Hangar at Mueller. Performers include Flamencura Flamenco, Interactive Drumming w/X8, Bollywood Fusion, Carbon Footprint with Daniel Llanes, Riders Against the Storm and more.  #FREE #Austin #ATX

The Historic Browning Hangar at Mueller
4550 Mueller Central Drive
Austin, TX 78723

ThinkTanque International Pétangue Tourney & Music Festival | April 25-26

ThinkTanque2014

The first annual ThinkTanque International Pétanque Tourney and Music Festival takes place April 25 and 26 at The Bloor Ranch in Manor, Texas. Four hundred (400) players from 7 different countries compete for a $10,000 cash prize in the pétanque tourney (French version of bocce ball). The music stage will be erected at the bottom of a huge hillside, with room for thousands of folks to bring a cooler, spread a blanket, and enjoy live music under the Hill Country sky. #Austin #ATX

The Bloor Ranch
12000 Blue Bluff Road
Manor, TX 78653