Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival | April 12

Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival

The 20th Annual Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival takes place Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Austin American Statesman Parking Lot. Music lineup includes Cajun, Zydeco, Funk, Blues, Rock and Jazz. Admission includes FREE crawfish.  Additional food and drinks available for purchase.  (Kids ages 8 and under are free with an adult.)  FREE parking available in the Texas Department of Transportation lot next to the event. #Austin #ATX

Austin American Statesman
305 S. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
 

Squeezebox Mania @ Threadgill’s South | April 12

SqueezeBox Mania 8 2014

GuzmanFox Creative presents Squeezebox Mania, the coolest squeezebox party in Texas, featuring the finest accordion players from Texas and Louisiana on Saturday, April 12, at Threadgill’s South. This year’s festival features music from Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Ponty Bone & The Squeezetones and Joel Guzman, Sarah Fox & Los Aztex. Doors 7:30 p.m. | Show 8 p.m. #Austin #ATX #SqueezeBoxMania

Threadgill’s South
301 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704
 

Old Settler’s Music Festival | April 10-13

Old Settlers Music Festival 2014 Poster

Old Settler’s Music Festival, a celebration of Americana and roots music, takes place April 10-13, at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in #Driftwood, Texas. Music continues nonstop with concerts, workshops, and impromptu jam sessions all day and throughout the night. Camping, kids’ activities and entertainers, annual youth talent competition and more. #Austin #ATX

 

Texas Olive Festival | April 5

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Texas Hill Country Olive Company presents its 2nd Annual Texas Olive Festival on Saturday, April 5, from Noon to 7 p.m. Learn about olives, oils and products in a Tuscan-styled tasting room. Festival also showcases Texas wines and foods. Local chefs will demonstrate recipes and cooking techniques created just for festival guests, and Texas growers and educators will conduct education seminars about the state’s olive industry. Tickets available online or at the gate. Admission includes souvenir wine glass, six wine tasting tickets, olive oil and balsamic tastings, seminars, live music and entertainment. #Austin #ATX

Texas Hill Country Olive Company
2530 W. Fitzhugh Rd.
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

 

SXSW 2014 | Guero’s International Showcase | March 14

 

 SXSW 2014 Guero's International Showcase

Guero’s International Showcase curated by Dave Dart of Dart Music International features bands from Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, Norway, South Africa, South Korea and Texas.  Friday, March 14 | 2-8 p.m. | #FREE #Austin #ATX #SXSW

Guero’s Taco Bar
1412 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
 

 

Global Divas WorldBeat Party @ One-2-One Bar | March 6

WOBEON Global Divas March 2014

Join WOBEON (World Beat Online) for its GLOBAL DIVAS WORLDBEAT PARTY at One-2-One Bar on Thursday, March 6, from 7:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Lineup includes Julie Slim & Rendez Vous (jazzed up French tunes), Paula Maya (Brazil-infused performance), Amanda Kitchens (soulful Americana), Naga Valli (Eastern Soul) and a special international guest. Free with RSVP on Eventbrite until March 5 at Midnight, or $7 cover at the door. Free Parking and happy-hour drink specials. #Austin, ATX

One-2-One Bar
1509 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite 600
Austin, TX 78704
 

Planet Music: Texas Folk Music Featuring the Marshall Ford Swing Band | March 2

Planet Music March 2014 No 2

Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Planet Music series celebrates Texas Independence Day with an afternoon of Texas history and dance featuring music by the Marshall Ford Swing Band on Sunday, March 2, 2014, from 1-4 p.m. at the historical home of Alamo survivor Susanna Dickinson. Activities include free tours of the museum, outdoor dancing underneath the trees, and historical demonstrations, including the firing of a musket. #Austin #ATX  #Free

Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum
411 E. 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701
 

San Antonio Mardi Gras River Parade and Festival | March 1

March Gras 2014 San Antonio River Walk

Image Credit: Paseo del Rio

Celebrate Fat Tuesday at the Mardi Gras River Parade and Festival in San Antonio on Saturday, March 1. A procession of decorated river barges and krewes of costumed revelers will transform the River Walk into a floating Bourbon Street (3-5 p.m.). Enjoy live music at the Arneson River Theatre Stage (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.), and a festival of food, arts and crafts, activities and more at La Villita Historic Arts Village (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.) Laissez les bon temps rouler! #Free #SanAntonio #MardiGras

 

Mardi Gras Austin @ Scoot Inn | March 1

Mardi Gras Austin 2014

Austin Samba presents Mardi Gras Austin at Scoot Inn on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Celebrate Carnaval/ Mardi Gras from around the world with music from BRAZIL (Samba Knights, Morena Soul, Austin Samba, Seu Jacinto and Trem do Samba), LOUISIANA (Big Wy’s Brass Band and Dr. Zog) and TRINIDAD (McCallum Knights of Steel). Doors 7 p.m. – Show 8 p.m. | $12 at the Door; $6 with valid student ID  | #Austin #ATX #MardiGras

Scoot Inn
1308 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78702
 
 

African American Community Heritage Festival | Feb. 22

African American Community Heritage Festival 2014

The 15th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival takes place Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Huston-Tillotson University. This family friendly event includes a live entertainment mix featuring Grammy Award winner Howard Hewett and other entertainers, a Kid’s Zone, health fair, giveaway prizes, and vendors selling arts and crafts, books, clothing, jewelry and more. Fundraiser benefits the Huston-Tillotson University Scholarship Fund. #Austin #ATX

Huston-Tillotson University Campus
900 East Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702