About Downtown Austin
Boundaries: Lamar Blvd. to IH-35 and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Town Lake
Named the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is not only famous for BBQ and southwestern hospitality, but for a city that strives to live up to this name with music festivals, large and small concerts, and music venues offering every type of music.
The stretch of 6th Street downtown Austin, between IH 35 and Congress Avenue, is the place to be in downtown Austin, and no visit should go without a leisurely examination of this famous road after dark. Formerly known as Pecan Street, 6th Street is home to such famous events as the Spam Festival, Eeyore?s Birthday Festival, the Austin Reggae Festival, and perhaps most famously SXSW (South by Southwest) Music Festival.
Even when the city is not celebrating a specific festival, the 6th Street corridor is flush with people, natives and tourists alike, and when the lights come on downtown Austin is transformed. With sounds of live music of every description thrumming from the back rooms of pubs and bars, the smell of street and restaurant food alike, and the energy of life pulsing with every step taken, the city is truly in a class all it?s own.
Austin?s slogan, ?Keep Austin Weird?, is clearly evident along 6th Street in that there is something for everybody, and it?s not unusual to find both the young and the elderly as well as famous faces strolling the walk in downtown Austin after dark.
Events in Downtown Austin
Women at #TribFest18 Lunch
at Texas Tribune Festival Hub @ 800 Congress Find Tickets
The Texas Tribune invites women registered for Festival to grab their badges and network over light bites and tea at our Festival Hub, located at 800 Congress.
Executives at #TribFest18 Luncheon
at The Driskill Hotel Find Tickets
The Texas Tribune Festival brings attendees together to network and discuss important topics. Meet up with colleagues or forge new contacts over a buffet lunch at the world-class Driskill Hotel.
Red River Family Festival III - 2018
at Barracuda Find Tickets
Red River Family Fest Year III Sept 28 - 29, 2018Barracuda - 611 E 7th St, Austin, Texas USA
Open Congress at The Texas Tribune Festival
at Congress Avenue Find Tickets
The Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 29 in downtown Austin for a day of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol.
Slate Day Live!
at Capital Factory Find Tickets
Slate Live is thrilled to announce Slate Day, a live podcast experience produced in connection with the Texas Tribune Festival.
Yoga + Mimosa
at Fareground Find Tickets
Join Fitbit Local Ambassadors Jess Martin and Francesca Budesheim for a heart-rate boosting yoga flow to the tunes of our LIVE DJ, DJ Jason Stella, followed by mimosas at the Fareground!
Austin Rosé Day - An All Day Rosé Party at the Best Bars in Austin!
at The Best Bars in Austin! (listed in event description) Find Tickets
What could be better than sipping on sweet rosé at some of Austin's best bars & restaurants on a beautiful summer day?!?