St. Elias Mediterranean Festival | Sept 26-27

Mediterranean Fest 2014

Celebrate Mediterranean culture at the St. Elias Mediterranean Festival, Sept 26-27, with live music; homemade foods from Lebanon, Palestine, Greece, Eritrea and Romania; a diverse Orthodox Bazaar; dance demonstrations; and children’s games. The festival has been named one of Central Texas’ Top 10 Food Festivals by The Austin Chronicle. Tickets are available online, at the gate, and at all Twin Liquors locations for a $5 donation. Free Admission Saturday from 12-4 pm | Austin #ATX #MedFest14

St. Elias Orthodox Church
408 East 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Sherwood Celtic Music Festival | Sept 20-21 and Sept 27-28

Sherwood Celtic Music Festival 2014

Celebrate Celtic music, history and heritage at the Sherwood Celtic Music Festival, Sept 20-21 and Sept 27-28, from 10 am to dusk (rain or shine) at Sherwood Forest Faire (35 miles east of Austin). Enjoy Celtic-influenced music (traditional and modern), Highland Games, arts and crafts, dancing competitions, bagpipe competitions, an archery contest and more.  Admission.

Sherwood Forest Faire
1883 Old Hwy. 20
McDade, TX 78650

Centroamericanto Fest 2014 | Central American Music Festival @ Cactus Café | Sept 5

CentroAmericanto Fest 2014

The Centroamericanto Fest is an annual festival showcasing Central American music. This year’s featured country is Costa Rica. Lineup includes Guadalupe Urbina (singer-songwriter); Esteban Alvarez (pianist); Jeana and Juan Carlos Ureña (Texas/Costa Rica); and Mauricio Callejas (singer-songwriter from El Salvador). Doors 7:30 pm | Show 8 pm | Venue and Parking Information | #Centroamericanto #CACFest #Austin #ATX

Cactus Café
2247 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78712

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