Austin has a way of bringing people together and there are plenty of ways to join in on the fun this weekend. Come together for the love of music or gather around for a picnic. Show up for fashion shows or meet up for workshops. Austinites Assemble!


Music Fan

Austin Reggae Fest

Austin Reggae Festival

April 15th – 17th
Auditorium Shores

Celebrate dub music and diversity with the annual three-day benefit concert. The lineup includes reggae artists like KatchafireThe Skatalites and Bunny Wailer. Marley fans can relax and jam out with food, vendors and good vibes. Tickets start at $15 and proceeds from the festival benefit the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.



Fashion X Austin

Austin Fashion Week

April 15th – 23rd
Various Locations

Show your style at the at the largest fashion event in Texas. The eighth annual festival features a week of runway shows, shopping events, designer showcases, a mash-up contest and parties. See full collections from Project Runway stars like Sean Kelley and Daniel Esquivel. Check out local trends from Austin designers like Lindsey Creel and Katie Kime. Individual event tickets start at $25.



Waller Creek Conservancy

Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic

Saturday, April 16th
Palm Park

Help restore Waller Creek with good friends and tasty treats. The third annual picnic and benefit brings the community together with art, music and food. Bring your pets, your family, and a picnic meal. Serious foodies can reserve a basket from one of 22 local eateries including La Condesa, Salt Lick and Sway. Baskets serve two and start at $20. Hurry, because they’re selling out fast!


New Austinite 

Old Settlers Music Festival

Old Settler’s Music Festival

April 14th – 17th
Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch

Music fans can also take a trip out to Driftwood, Texas for the 27th annual outdoor festival. The four-day festival features the best Americana roots musicians plus performance workshops and jam sessions. The lineup features nearly 30 bands including Dawes, Del McCoy Band and Sarah Jarosz. Camp out and kick back, Texas-style. Check out our Full Preview for more details. Tickets start at $35.


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