San Antonio Upcoming Events
April 8 – 9: Maverick Music Festival
Taking place in La Villita, this San Antonio-style music festival features something for everyone ranging from alternative to hip-hop and everything in between.
April 8 – 10: Poteet Strawberry Festival
Located just south of San Antonio, the Poteet Strawberry Festival includes concerts, dancing, rides, gunslingers, rodeo performances and, of course, lots of strawberries.
April 9 – May 15: SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival
Set sail on a seafaring voyage around the world. Sample savory and sweet festival food while sipping unique wine and craft beers on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Apr. 14 – 24: Fiesta! San Antonio
More than 100 unique events satisfy every taste and interest and draw spectators from around the city, nation and world. Come celebrate Fiesta San Antonio! More than half of the events are FREE. Or, go behind the scenes for ultimate access to the festival’s top events. Learn more about this Unforgettable Experience.
April 18 – 24: Valero Texas Open
The VTO has been played in San Antonio since it began in 1922. It has been one of the top-three most charitable PGA tournaments on TOUR for the last several years.
San Antonio Visitors Bureau; http://visitsanantonio.com
Austin Upcoming Events
4/2/16 – 4/3/16: Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest
Austin Convention Center
Lectures, demonstrations, seminars and more than 75 exhibitors will showcase the gluten-free lifestyle during this two-day food festival.
4/5/16 – 4/10/16: Fusebox Festival
Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts. The festival takes place over 5 days in venues and locations all over the city. Hundreds of local, national and international artists across all disciplines converge for one of the most unique cultural events in the country.
4/7/16 – 4/10/16: Austin International Poetry Festival
Poets from around the world, country and all of Texas gather for four days of live performances, readings and workshops during the Austin International Poetry Festival in April of every year. AIPF provides an inclusive, diverse, multi-generational environment welcoming the broadest possible audience of poets and non-poets alike in appreciation of the spoken and written word.
4/8/16 – 4/9/16: The 15th Annual Lonestar Round Up
Travis County Expo Center
A huge outdoor car show and live music festival with tons of vintage hot rods and custom cars driven here from all over the country, and bringing visitors from all over the world.
4/8/16 – 4/10/16: MOTOGPTM Grand Prix of The Americas
Circuit of The AmericasTM
MotoGPTM, the pinnacle of all motorcycle World Championships, joins the roster of racing events at the Circuit of The AmericasTM track with a three-day series at the purpose built Grand Prix venue. With the addition of this race, the new circuit is the first North American racing venue to host both two-and four-wheeled World Championship events in one year’s time.
4/10/16: Capitol 10K
Congress Avenue to Auditorium Shores
Texas’ largest 10K race and one of the nation’s top runs draws some 18,000 serious and not-so-serious runners.
4/14/16 – 4/17/16: Old Settler’s Music Festival
Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion
Central Texas’ signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and crafts, camping, food and libations. Acoustic jazz, blues and bluegrass are all performed by old-time local favorites and award-winning artists from around the world.
4/15/16 – 4/17/16: Austin Reggae Fest
A fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, Reggae Fest features three days of reggae, world and dub talent, along with more than 50 vendors selling food and arts & crafts.
4/15/16 – 4/23/16: Austin Fashion Week
Locations around Austin
Austin Fashion Week showcases the work of fashion designers, photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists and models from around the state of Texas with over a hundred including runway shows, designer meet-and-greets, themed parties and benefits for Austin non-profits.
4/20/16 – 4/23/16: Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival
The Paramount Theatre and other locations
Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival presented by the Paramount Theatre brings to Austin, TX some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. National headliners, up-and-comers and local Austin-based comedians ensure three hilarious days of fun.
4/24/16 – 4/26/16: Austin Food + Wine Festival
Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park
Pamper your palate in one of the hippest cities in the country at the Austin Food + Wine Festival. Join top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin’s own acclaimed gourmet scene for an indulgent, three-day epicurean adventure unlike any other, topped off with live musical performances.
4/23/16: The 21st Annual Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival
The Austin American Statesman Parking Lot
It’s a Cajun festival in Texas. More than 5,000 pounds of crawfish are consumed at this annual event, which also features zydeco, brass band, funk, blues and rock music.
4/29/16 – 5/1/16: Art City Austin Festival
Palmer Event Center
Nearly 200 national artists, top local restaurants, two music stages and hands-on art activities make this one of the city’s favorite festivals.
4/29/16 – 5/1/16: Levitation Fest
Carson Creek Ranch
Mark your calendars, Levitation, formerly known as Austin Psych Fest, will return to Carson Creek Ranch the weekend of April 29 – May 1, 2016! There will be on-site camping and three stages with music- the main stage and river stage with psychedelic light shows in the evening, and a tent stage featuring psychedelic light shows all day long.
4/30/16: Eeyore’s Annual Birthday Party
Live music, local beer, food, acrobats and costume contests surround this annual gathering of Austin’s most eclectic locals. Eeyore’s Birthday serves as fundraiser to benefit many local non-profits.
Visit Austin; http://www.austintexas.org/
Dallas Upcoming Events
April 01, 2016 : Yonder Mountain String Band
Doors 7:00 pm; Granada Theater , 3524 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75206
Admission: $30 – $36
Blending bluegrass, rock, and other influences, they have pioneered a sound all their own. Goes great with: The String Cheese Incident, Old Crow Medicine Show, Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck.
April 01, 2016 to April 03, 2016: 22nd Annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Six blocks of Main Street in Deep Ellum
2600 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226
The 22nd Annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival rolls out the hippest party of the year April 1-3, 2016. This FREE annual visual and performing arts festival will cover six city blocks of Main Street in Dallas’ Entertainment District and will feature hundreds of bands and singer songwriters performing on five open-air stages, 200 cutting edge juried decorative and visual artists, poetry, muralists, dancers, the renowned Pet Parade, and copious food and drink. This is an adult-oriented festival and while supervised minors are welcome, there are no activities specifically planned for them.
December 03, 2015 to December 03, 2016 : Dallas and JFK Combo Tour
At Dallas Texas Attraction Tours , we offer two tours for one price , get a 45 minute Dallas City Tour and a 45 minute JFK tour for only $25.00 . Our sightseeing tour bus takes you aboard and shows you the great city of Dallas, TX when then take you back in time and let you relive the assassination of president John F Kennedy. Exclusive Inside Access : Oswald’s Rooming House Exclusive Inside Access : Oswald’s Texas Theater
June 23, 2015 to May 24, 2016 : Artist Day Sale and Live Jazz
Stoney’s Wine Lounge ; 6038 Oram; Dallas, TX 75206
Local artists share their work and live jazz performed by some of Dallas’s best. Just a short cab ride from Downtown Dallas and surrounded by great restaurants like The Grape, La Calle Doce, and Dodies.
Visit Dallas, http://www.visitdallas.com