Planning a Holiday to Austin

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Austin, the ‘Live Music Capital’ boasts a wide range of festivals and events from food festivals, music, and sports events to family fun, museums, and art. The city is a major techie centre and has balmy temperature, with 300 days of sunshine every year, which makes it an awesome year-round holiday destination.

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Spring Holiday in Austin- Glorious Time of the Year

Spring (March and April) is one of the best times to visit Austin. During this period, the city becomes lush, with green hills, bloomy wildflowers and clear sky. This season attracts bevy of travelers. A pleasant season with many festivals and events!

Austin Average Spring Temperature:

Average high temperature in Austin during spring is in mid-70s and average low is in 50s.

Clothes to Pack

-A couple short and long sleeves
-Jeans, skirts and long pants
-One or two lightweight sweater or jacket

Austin Spring Festivals

March
Kite Festival (First Sunday in March)
South by Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference & Festival (third week in March)
Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo (Mid- to late March)
Jerry Jeff Walker's Birthday Weekend (Late March, early April)
Statesman Capitol 10,000 (Late March, early April)

April

Austin Fine Arts Festival (First weekend in April)
Saveur Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival (Third or fourth weekend in April)
Old Settlers Music Festival (Mid- to late April)

Summer Holiday in Austin

Summer in Austin transpires between May and September, and is packed with great festivals and events.

Austin Average Summer Temperature:

Average high temperature in Austin during summer season is in 90s and average low temperature in Austin is in 70s; hot and humid.

Clothes to Pack

-Light, casual clothes- cotton or linen
-Shorts, tank shirts and T-shirts
-One or two long-sleeved lightweight sweater
-Sneakers or flip-flops
-Windcheater

Austin Summer Festivals

May
Old Pecan Street Spring Arts and Crafts Festival
(First weekend in May)
Cinco de Mayo Music Festival (Around May 5)
O. Henry Museum Pun-Off (Mid-May)

June
Republic of Texas Biker Rally
(Second weekend of the month)
Juneteenth (June 19)

July

Austin Symphony Orchestra (July 4th)

August
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival (Last Sunday in August)

September

Fall Jazz Festival (Second weekend of September)
Diez y Seis (Four days, commencing around September 16)
Austin City Limits Music Festival (Late September)

Fall Holiday in Austin- Enjoy the Fresh Air!

Fall is another awesome time to visit the capital of Texas- Austin. Fall months in Austin are October and November. This season boast a lot of great local festivals and beautiful weather.

Austin Average Fall Temperature:

Average high temperature during fall season in Austin is in mid-70s and average low temperature is in mid-60s; great weather for festivals and outdoor fun activities.

Clothes to Pack:

-Jeans and long pants
-Warm clothes, a light sweater and jacket
-Closed shoes and boots
-Dress with a jacket

Austin Fall Festivals

October
Austin Film Festival (Eight days in mid-October)
Texas Book Festival (Late October)
Halloween on the Sixth Street (October 31)

November

Chuy's Christmas Parade (Saturday after Thanksgiving)

Winter Holiday in Austin

Winter in Austin transpires between December and February. This is the season for cold weather with a plenty of great festivals and celebrations. Holiday spirit month it is!

Austin Average Winter Temperature:

Average high temperature in Austin during winters is in 60s and average low temperature is in mid-40s; mild and short-lived cold fronts, little chilly.

Clothes to Pack:

-Long warm pants and jeans
-Closed shoes
-Thick sweaters and jackets
-Scarfs and caps
-Medium weight shirts
-Umbrella and a raincoat (winters in Austin can be wet)

Austin Winter Festivals

January
Red Eye Regatta (New Year's Day)
February
Carnival Brasileiro (First or second Saturday of February)

December

Austin Trail of Lights, Zilker Park Tree Lighting (Second Sunday through December 23)
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (Starts 2 weeks before Christmas)

Operational Hours in Austin

Banks: Monday to Friday- 9:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday- 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Shops: Monday to Saturday 9:00am/10:00am- 5:30pm/6:00pm; Sunday for a shorter hours
Malls: Monday to Saturday-10:00am to 9:00pm, Sunday-Noon to 6:00pm.
Nightclubs: 11:00am-2:00am Thursday to Sunday
Bars: Monday-Thursday until 1:00am; Friday through Saturday until 2:00am; and Sunday until midnight

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