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Austin, Texas is known for its down-home southern hospitality as well as its continued growth as one of the best cities in the Southwest. If you’ve always wanted to visit the Lone Starstate, Austin is a great vacation destination…especially if you are trying to get away from the frigid temperatures in the East. While visiting Austin, here are three events you may want to add to your pleasure-packed itinerary this winter in Austin.

Free Week

Come enjoy a host of entertainment for free at Austin’s Free Week. This event hosts an assortment of entertainers from different genres of music from the local Austin area. The premise behind Free Week is to fuel the local economy after the holiday season by getting people to come out and enjoy their favorite bands at local live music venues. Enjoying Free Week is a win-win for all because it allows bands to get more exposure and sell their branded items, the venues make money from the patrons, and the patrons get to enjoy good music from local artists.

Carnaval Brasileiro

Experience one of the largest Brazilian festivals outside of Brazil right in Austin. At the beginning of February, Austin hosts the Carnaval Brasileiro. There’s tons of dancing, music and good food and drinks to enjoy at this vibrant, in-door festival. Come prepared to hear authentic Brazilian music and eat amazing food from local vendors offering true Brazilian cuisine. This festival continues to have a stronghold throughout Austin with people of all walks of life. This Brazilian carnival is an experience you want to have at least once.

SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival

If you are interested in all things music and film, The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals is a must see while visiting Austin. Originally founded to help creative types achieve their professional goals, this festival continues to bring together people that are interested in sharing their creative endeavors. You can visit one of the many exhibitions or register to take part in four distinct festivals-interactive, comedy, film and music. The SXSW Festival takes place at the beginning of March in 2019. You can register for a badge for one particular festival or obtain the platinum badge to access all four festivals.

Book a Stay to Spend Your Winter in Austin

Make your winter in Austin an enjoyable one with a quality vacation rental from Austin Vacation Rentals. We work closely with you to find the accommodations that suit your needs. Whether you are looking for a small condo or perhaps a complete estate rental, we are dedicated to making your stay in Austin a pleasant one via exceptional lodging. To book your vacation rental now or contact us directly at (888) 508-9661.