Explore Downtown Austin
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
2017 LIVESTRONG Challenge
at Downtown Austin
Join us for a 20, 45, 65 or 100- mile ride through beautiful Austin, Texas, and the surrounding area! Each cancer survivor will receive a yellow rose at the completion of the ride.
AIA Austin Homes Tour 2017
at AIA Austin
The 31st annual AIA Austin Homes Tour 2017 features 13 unique homes spotlighting the collaboration between the homeowner and the architect. Design, craftsmanship, creative use of materials, and sustainability were taken into consideration for each house.
BLF Events: Monster-Rama
at The Iron Bear
Welcome to this special Halloween event. Come if you dare! This Octopus Club fundraiser is to benefit the Paul Kirby Emergency Fund. It's night full of costumes and fun!! Ages 21+ welcome, NO COVER.
Tarantino Halloween Party!
at The Blackheart
Are you gonna bark all day, little doggy? Or are you gonna bite? Join ICING - Cake Tribute for a little soiree at The Blackheart on Rainey Street Halloween Night to celebrate one of our favorite masterminds of cinema on the spookiest night of the year!