Most popular Annual events in Austin, TX

Start your Austin, Texas New Year off right and take advantage of the festivals and recurring events that take place here in January. In addition to all the other attractions, live music venues, and restaurants the city is known for, there are a number of other annual events you won't want to miss.
Here are three popular annual Austin January events:
#1. MLK Celebration - March and Festival
Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is commemorated in Austin each year with a community march downtown with some important stops along the way and which culiminates in an annual Cultural Festival. The march typically begins on the campus of the University of Texas with a brief ceremony and then proceeds to the State Capitol for another brief ceremony. Marchers then continue to the campus of nearby Huston-Tillotson University in East Austin. The Cultural Festival that follows celebrates Dr. King's legacy and Austin's rich cultural diversity.
#2. Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival
A 3-4 day festival, the annual Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival is where you want to be if you love tattoos, want to compare yours with others, or are looking to get a new tattoo from some of the best artists in the Austin area. With plenty of after parties each night, this has become a very cool and fun Austin tradition.
#3. FronteraFest
FronteraFest is a month long theater festival featuring original alternative live theater in an unjuried format. Organized and mostly hosted by Hyde Park Theatre, FronteraFest has been an Austin tradition since 1994. There are categories for both full length plays (The Long Fringe) as well as evenings comprised of multiple performances lasting less than 20 minutes (The Short Fringe).
For a complete list of Austin festivals and recurring events all year round, check out the Real Austin Texas Austin Events Calendar.
About The Author:
Brad Castro is a longtime resident and fan of Austin, Texas. Austin is a great place to visit, a great place to work, and one of the best places in the world to live. Whether you're a local, planning a vacation, or considering relocating, be sure to check out all the Austin related resources available at, home of the web's most comprehensive listing of annual Austin Events and Festivals.
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