Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Cirque du Soleil: OVO
Experience Cirque du Soleil's awe-inspiring OVO. Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

It's SXSW and St. Patrick's Day weekend in Austin, so plan to hear some music and raise a glass of green beer. For a full list of happenings, visit our events calendar.

Thursday, March 16

SXSW
SXSW is still going strong. The second weekend is dominated by live performances from some of the biggest names in music. This year's roster features thousands of acts at more than 100 venues across the city. For a full schedule of events, visit the SXSW Music website. Performances run through March 19.

South by San Jose
This SXSW-inspired music showcase returns for another year at the Hotel San Jose and Jo's Coffee parking lot on South Congress. The free mini festival features live music, local vendors, and family-friendly vibes. Performances run through March 19.

Cirque du Soleil presents OVO
Cirque du Soleil is back with another mesmerizing production at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park. OVO, which means egg in Portuguese, is the story of a colorful ecosystem that literally comes to life before your eyes. Performances run through March 19.

Friday, March 17

Jack & Ginger's Second Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Rock Rose pub Jack & Ginger's invites you to wear your finest green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Back-to-back days of festivities include tasty Irish drinks and eats, as well as live music on an outdoor stage. Runs through March 18.

Strange Land Brewery's St. Patrick’s Day Party
Avoid the downtown crowd and head to West Austin for a free St. Patrick's Day party at Strange Land Brewery. Guests will enjoy an exclusive, one-time-only small batch Irish Stout, plus music and more.