When people imagine their ideal spring break, Austin might not be the first destination to come to mind, but there’s still plenty of Austin events if you’re staying in town. You'll find several things to do in Austin for spring break including South by Southwest March 13-22 and the Ballet Austin even has a 6-hour dance workshop to brush up on your skills!

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Beam Dream: Jack McDevitt & Leigh Macneil w/ After Hours (AMW)

Beam Dream: Jack McDevitt & Leigh Macneil w/ After Hours (AMW)

on Saturday, 14 Mar, 10:00 PM
at The Parish
214 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Attending Interested

Kick off your spring break right with a late-night party at the Parish. Entry is free before midnight to see some of the hottest DJ sets the club has seen in a long time. Stay for as long as you want, the event is going to last past 3AM for all the people who want to party until they drop.

Luck of the Irish: A St. Patrick's Day chocolate tasting special

Luck of the Irish: A St. Patrick's Day chocolate tasting special

on Saturday, 14 Mar, 11:00 AM
at Delysia Chocolatier
2000 Windy Terrace, Austin, TX 78613
Attending Interested

St. Patrick’s Day falls right in the middle of spring break this year, and there are plenty of events in town to help you celebrate. For the chocolate lover in all of us, this chocolate tasting event hosted by Delysia Chocolatier will feature some of the best chocolates they can offer¬– all while celebrating Irish cultures and tastes. If that’s not enough for you, the complimentary pint of beer for every chocolate taster who attends is sure to sweeten this deal.

Indie Fest @ Austin Winery

Indie Fest @ Austin Winery

on Tuesday, 17 Mar, 4:00 PM
at The Austin Winery
440 E. St Elmo Rd, A1, Austin, TX 78745
Attending Interested

Looking for a free way to enjoy some of the hottest up-and-coming indie artists in the area? Indie Fest at the Austin Winery is an excellent way to listen to some live music and enjoy a nice glass of wine (or three) while celebrating spring break. With a curated list of some of the best wines in the city and a selection of new bands for you to discover, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Peligrosa House 2020

Peligrosa House 2020

on Wednesday, 18 Mar, 8:00 PM
at The North Door
501 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78702
Attending Interested

If you want to be where all the people and the noise are, Peligrosa House is a good place to look. This 4-night event features a little bit of everything and will guarantee that your spring break is anything but boring. RSVP now, and keep an eye out to see who the mystery artists end up being!

Rodeo Austin 2020

Rodeo Austin 2020

on Saturday, 14 Mar, 10:00 AM
at Rodeo Austin
9100 Decker Lake Rd, Austin, TX 78724
Attending Interested

Maybe it’s time for you to get into a new sport over the break– and what better sport than the official sport of Texas: rodeo. Join Rodeo Austin each day throughout spring break for live music and fairgrounds fun, all while watching some of the fiercest animals in the state.

Beats x Beers Festival 6

Beats x Beers Festival 6

on Thursday, 19 Mar, 12:00 PM
at Tellers
607 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701
Attending Interested

Beets! Beer! Battlestar Galactica? Nope, it’s the Beets x Beer Festival’s 6th year gracing Austin, TX with its presence. If you’re looking for something to do, good drinks, and heavy beats, this is the place to be. RSVPs are limited, so make sure you and your 20,000 closest friends sign up soon.

Eastside Equinox

Eastside Equinox

on Friday, 20 Mar, 2:00 AM
at .
1405 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78721
Attending Interested

Maybe you want to celebrate the coming of spring in the most traditional way possible. If that’s the case, then the Eastside Equinox is how you can do just that. With roots in paganism and witchcraft, this event will use music and magic to celebrate the coming of spring as the sun passes over our celestial equator. Exciting stuff!

Beer and Chips Art Music Festival

Beer and Chips Art Music Festival

on Friday, 20 Mar, 4:00 PM
at Hops and Grain
Calles St 507, Austin, TX 78702
Attending Interested

What’s beer and music without a little visual art to treat the eyes? This year, the Beer and Chips Art Music Festival promises new vendors, new art pieces, new music, and new chips! If you’re seeking value, this free event offers you a lot for just showing up. Make sure you get there before they run out of chips!

Bramble Time!

Bramble Time!

on Wednesday, 11 Mar, 3:00 PM
at Blue Owl Brewing
2400 E Cesar Chavez St, Ste 300, Austin, TX 78702
Attending Interested

If you come to this event looking to reconnect with nature through the power of shrubbery, you’re going to leave disappointed. Bramble Time! Is a month-long event celebrating shrubs! A shrub is (besides a bush) a sweetened vinegar-based syrup used in mixing all sorts of your favorite cocktails. Join Blue Owl Brewing during spring break to concoct your own unique creations using their high-quality beer and sweetish-sour shrubs!

Frequent Flyer End Of Winter Raffle Party

Frequent Flyer End Of Winter Raffle Party

on Thursday, 19 Mar, 7:00 PM
at Blue Owl Brewing
2400 E Cesar Chavez St, Ste 300, Austin, TX 78702
Attending Interested

If you’re the type of person to frequent Blue Owl Brewing, then you need to come to this event– it’ll be a hoot! To mark the ending of winter as we march into spring, Blue Owl is holding a raffle party for anyone who’s been collecting tickets this season. Trade your tickets for swag or exchange them for chances to win the grand prize. Don’t have any tickets? Don’t worry– the bar is still open and ready for you to begin your ticket collection for next drawing.

Spring Break Dance Workshop

Spring Break Dance Workshop

on Monday, 16 Mar, 10:00 AM
at Ballet Austin
501 W. 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701
Attending Interested

Spring break is also a great time to work on your beach body for the coming summer! Whether you want to train your body in the art of contemporary break dancing, or just want to spend the break dancing your cares away, this 6-hour workshop might be just the thing you need to keep your body moving.

Now that you've read up on some of your choices, we hope you have an excellent spring break. For more updates on things to do in Austin, register with 512area. It's free, and it helps you stay up to date on everything going on!