9 Things to do in Austin, TX in January 2019

Whether you’re a local or traveling to Austin this January (2019), there are plenty of things to do to stay busy. Here are some of the top events and exhibits in Austin, Texas during January 2019.

Ice Skating On The Plaza at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Lamar Spend an afternoon on the rink at the Whole Foods flagship store on North Lamar. Then head inside for a cup of cocoa or cider and live, local music on the weekends! Daily: 10 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Free Week 2018

The first week of January might be the best time for a music fan to visit Austin. Why? Hundreds of Austin bands participate in this annual event that encompasses multiple venues all over Austin.

“Variation Voyage”

The Austin Symphony Orchestra begins 2019 with legendary pianist Leon Fleisher and a musical trip of symphonic variations from around the world. A Steinway Spirio will be set-up in the hall for audience members to see and hear in addition to instruments provided by Violins, Etc.

Frontera Fest

Produced by the Hyde Park Theatre, FronteraFest is a five-week, citywide fringe theater festival featuring more than 800 local and national artists.

3M Half Marathon

Join more than 7,000 runners in Austin for the 3M Half Marathon, a fun and fast stand-alone half marathon boasting one of the fastest 13.1-mile courses in the country, finishing downtown near the Texas State Capitol.

Martin Luther King March and Festival

Join the march from the MLK statue at the University of Texas campus to historic Huston-Tillotson University to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy for Austin and the world. The festival will include local vendors and musicians.

Hi, How Are You Day 2019

Celebrate artist Daniel Johnston and his contributions to the city with a benefit concert for the Hi, How Are You Project, which aims to educate people worldwide about the importance of mental health and well being. Featuring performances by The Flaming Lips, Built to Spill, Yo La Tengo, The Moth and the Flame and more at ACL Live at the Moody Theater.

“Waitress”

Broadway comes to Austin, with “Waitress” live on stage at the Bass Concert Hall. Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles.

“Silent Night”

Based on the 2005 film Joyeux Noel, Austin Opera’s production of the Pulitzer Prize–winning modern classic Silent Night recounts a miraculous moment of peace during World War I on Christmas Eve.


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Sources/References:

  • https://www.austintexas.org/austin-insider-blog/post/top-january-events/