Temperatures are on the rise, allergies are the new normal, and bluebonnets are back in bloom, meaning spring has officially sprung in Austin. This weekend’s freshest five things to do make the case for staying out all night (and all day) long.
Party on at the Blanton Museum of Art or head to Zilker Park for ABC Kite Fest with the family in tow. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, March 28
Bad Bunny in concert
Latin trap and reggaeton singer Bad Bunny makes a stop in Austin as part of his La Nueva Religion Tour. Known for his flamboyant style and his hit song with Cardi B, “I Like It,” the breakout Puerto Rican star brings a fresh and vibrant energy to the music scene. Select tickets to the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park show are still available.
Friday, March 29
Teatro Línea de Sombra presents Amarillo
This gripping show tells the story of one man’s journey from Mexico to Texas in search of a better life. Amarillo features a combination of multimedia projections, imagery, and poetic storytelling to illustrate the poignant and harsh experiences many immigrants face to follow the American dream. The McCullough Theatre production is performed in Spanish with projected English subtitles. Tickets still available.
Saturday, March 30
Blanton Museum of Art presents Third Annual Block Party
Live music, world-class art, and local eats combine at the Blanton Museum of Art's Third Annual Block Party. The 12-hour festival features a packed concert lineup, including performances by Plankenhorn, Money Chica, Texas KGB, Saul Paul, and headliners Riders Against the Storm. Additional activities include family-friendly crafts, art tours, free bandana screen printing, photobooths, and more. Admission is free.
The Taco Group presents National Taco Championships
Treat your tastebuds to the best tacos in the ATX in the Statesman parking lot. This qualifying round of the National Taco Championship will showcase a variety of specially crafted recipes from professional taco makers, restaurants, and food trucks as they go head-to-head for a chance to win the grand prize in Las Vegas. Other highlights from the showdown shindig include a boutique Tequila Expo, margarita beverage stations, and live music.
Sunday, March 31
ABC Home & Commercial Services presents 90th ABC Kite Fest
Austin's favorite high-flying festival returns to Zilker Park for its 90th year. The ABC Kite Fest includes a day filled with activities for attendees of all ages such as a kite-flying contest, a fun run, and a children’s music concert. Bring your furry friends along — this year’s festival includes an all-new pet zone. Admission is free.