February 2023 Events and Happenings

2/1/23 - 2/28/23
Black History Month
Various Venues
To commemorate Black History Month there will be events throughout the city celebrating important people and moments in time in African-American history.

2/2/23 - 2/5/23
Cirque du Soleil Corteo
Moody Center
The clown Mauro has passed, but his spirit is still with us. Instead of mourning, the funeral cortege celebrates with laughter and exuberance. The sound of laughter peals around the stage, visions of joyous tumblers and players fascinate the eyes. Catch this acrobatic show at the Moody Center.

Carnaval Brasileiro 
Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside Brazil. Brasileiro-style samba, costumes and wild abandon can all be seen in the heart of Texas. 

Jo's Chili Cook-Off
Jo's Coffee South Congress
Join Jo's for a day of live music, cold beer and chili as they host their 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Entry to the event is free, and guests can purchase a wristband day-of to taste chili from some of Austin's best restaurants and amateur culinary talent.

2/10/23 - 2/11/23
Candlelight: Valentine's Day Special
The Mansion
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Austin. Get your tickets now to discover Valentine’s Day inspired music at The Mansion with songs like Moon River, True Love Waits, Clair de Lune, and other classics.

Bloody Mary Festival
Fair Market
This festival brings together the best local Bloody Mary mixes made by local bars, restaurants, & craft bottled mixes. Attendees have the opportunity to taste them all before voting for their favorite and helping crown The People's Choice award all while sampling local craft food and beverages. 

2/14/23 - 2/19/23
Bass Concert Hall
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

2/15/23 - 2/19/23
OUTsider Festival
As one of Austin’s most progressive festivals, OUTsider brings together Austin’s LGBTQ community for three days of creation and inspiration. This multidisciplinary art festival showcases film, performance art, music, visual art and more.

16th Annual Puppy Bowl
Yard Bar
Courtesy of HEB, the Austin Humane Society and Yard Bar will be hosting this much-loved event complete with tailgate eats, puppy races, Super Bowl puppy predictions, pet adoptions, and of course Puppy Bowl LIVE!

Mardis Gras Bar Crawl
Bling Pig Pub
Austin is transforming into Bourbon Street on Saturday, February 18th, 2023 for the ultimate Mardi Gras Bar Crawl! Get ready to be surrounded by an explosion of green, purple, and gold fun. Don’t miss out – join us in celebrating New Orleans-style revelry!

Austin Marathon
Downtown Austin
Embark on a journey of adventure, exploration, and unique neighborhoods as you take in some of Austin’s most iconic landmarks. Be inspired by the cheers from enthusiastic onlookers as you stride towards victory at your final destination – The Texas State Capitol standing tall along Congress Ave! 

Austin Oyster Festival
Republic Square
This is one tasty festival you don’t want to miss! The Oyster Festival is an annual hit among locals and visitors alike. Not sure which kind of oyster you prefer? Try ‘em all while enjoying a little live Cajun and “newgrass” music on the lawn!

2/27/23 - 3/5/23
ATX Open
Westwood Country Club
The ATX Open is the only professional tour-level tennis tournament held annually in Austin. As part of the Hologic WTA Tour, the ATX Open is one of 50-plus events and four Grand Slams, spanning six continents, and nearly 30 countries and regions, reaching a global audience of over 700 million.

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