Four Austin Festivals If You Missed SXSW

If you missed South by Southwest, ORANGE has you covered! Here is a list of four festivals that will give you the drive to finish this semester in triumph.

By Emanuela Schneider


Photo courtesy of Billboard.

Photo courtesy of Billboard.

This music and camping festival will take place at the Carson Creek Ranch in Austin on Apr. 6-9. Artists like Moby and Wiz Khalifa will take the stage to energize the crowd. The festival will also be hosting art installations, yoga and workshops.

Austin Reggae Fest

From April 14 to 16, the Auditorium Shores will be packed with upbeat reggae bands, reggae fans and more than 50 food and art vendors. The festival will include headliners Jesse Royal, Tarrus Riley and Akae Beka. This yearly event donates a portion of their ticket sales to the Central Texas Food Bank, so you can show your love for reggae while supporting a good cause.

Pecan Street Festival

This two day festival, held on May 6 and 7, turns the historic 6th Street into a kid friendly area with hundreds of artisans and 50 musicians. It will also include 30 food vendors with varieties from crepes to smoothies. The musical artists will perform in three stages, located on the streets of Trinity, Red River and Neches. Kids will want to stay for the street magicians, petting zoos, interactive workshops and face painting.


This festival will bring a selection of hip-hop artists and dance performers, with headliners like Chance the Rapper and Steve Aoki. For added convenience, if you won’t be in town on May 6, you can still make it to the Dallas festival the previous day, on May 5.