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March Curated: Austin’s Top 10 Events this Month

Browse the best events happening this month beyond the big fest -- art exhibit openings, Broadway hits, legendary dance performances, concerts, carnivals, and high flying fun

photo courtesy of Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort

While SXSW certainly takes over Austin for much of the month of March, there are several other wonderful events coming up that you’ll surely want on your radar. Enjoy the best art, dance, theatre, parties, fashion shows, concerts, and more!

Also, be sure to check out TRIBEZA’s Curb Appeal Awards this month! Submit a photo of your home to be featured in our next magazine issue!

Gary James McQueen Exhibit

West Chelsea Contemporary
March 2 – 24

Plan a visit to West Chelsea Contemporary to see the first solo US exhibition by London-based artist Gary James McQueen, nephew of fashion icon Alexander McQueen. Not only will McQueen’s entire body of work be on display, but McQueen himself will be present at the opening on March 2 from 2-4 p.m. as well as March 5 from 5-8 p.m. where he will be joined by some of Austin’s top interior designers, Fern Santini, Brady Mathews, and Avery Cox for conversation. (Both events are free with RSVP, but spots are limited.)

Gary James McQueen, “Eternal Bloom” (photo courtesy of West Chelsea Contemporary)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Bass Concert Hall
March 2 – 3

Iconic Texas native, artist Alvin Ailey, was the first to preform in Bass Concert Hall with his dance theater in 1981. The company is returning to Austin in March to preform new works, as Ailey celebrates and explores the African-American cultural experience through dance, inspired by his memories of Texas.

AAADT in Kyle Abraham’s Are You in Your Feelings? (Photo by Paul Kolnik)


undisclosed location
March 10

Join in on the ultimate celebration of style and sustainability at esbyfest, hosted by esby apparel as they mark their 10th anniversary! Enjoy signature cocktails, bites, live music, a fashion show, panel discussion, and more. esbyfest takes place on March 10th from 3-9 p.m.  Enter the lottery for a chance to win free general admission tickets.

previous esbyfest event (photo by Breezy Ritter)

Rodeo Austin

Travis County Expo Center
March 8 – 23

Rodeo Austin is making its return this March, coming back bigger and better than ever. The event comes along with an action-packed lineup of livestock shows, live music, carnival games, and Rodeo Austin’s exclusive after-hours honkey-tonk.

Wynonna Judd is set to perform at Rodeo Austin (Photo by Thomas-Crabtree)


Bass Concert Hall
March 13 – 31

Broadway fans won’t want to miss Wicked, a musical that certainly defies gravity. The famous play tells the story of the Witches of Oz, being noted by The New York Times as “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster.” Catch the show in Austin while it’s here for three weeks this March!

The Broadway Musical Wicked (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Luck Reunion

Willie Nelson’s Ranch
March 14

Get ready for an unforgettable musical experience featuring Willie Nelson and Family, Tyler Childers, Dawes, Durand Jones, Lucius, Old Crow Medicine Show, and many more. Returning to Willie Nelson’s legendary Luck, TX ranch on Thursday, March 14th, 2024, this year’s event promises over 40 incredible acts, culinary delights from top chefs, local artisans, and unique merchandise.

Photo by James Minchin

Ensemble ATX presents “Musical Mixology”

The Mansion
March 16

Step into a world of timeless mystique as Ensemble ATX invites you to an evening of Musical Mixology. Artists, musicians, and expert mixologists are teaming together to craft decadent cocktails to sip on to complement the extraordinary musical works of the evening.

(Photo courtesy of ATX Chamber Music and Jazz)

Tuesday Twilights

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
March 19 & 26

It’s the season of the wildflowers, and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is staying open late on Tuesdays to host Tuesday Twilights, making more hours for wildflowers! Amongst the beauty of the nature will be live music from local musicians, food trucks, and take-and-walk adult beverages for purchase.

Tuesday Twilights (photo courtesy of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center)

Ballet Austin presents Stephen Mills’ Poe: A Tale of Madness

Long Center
March 22 – 24

Explore the haunted life and works of Edgar Allen Poe in Stephen Mills’ world premiere of Poe: A Tale of Madness. With a score by award-winning composer Graham Reynolds, libretto by Shawn Sides, and live accompaniment by Austin Symphony Orchestra, this surely is an experience you don’t want to miss out on.

Stephen Mills’ Poe: A Tale of Madness (photo courtesy of Ballet Austin)

10th Annual Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort

Horseshoe Bay Resort, Marble Falls
March 29 – 31

Kick off Easter Weekend with one of the most anticipated events of the year, Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay. Enjoy hot air balloons that travel in from all over the United States, skydivers, a helicopter Easter egg drop, a zoofari show, petting zoo, disc dog show, and if that isn’t enough, delicious food and shopping.

(photo courtesy of Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort)

Much More to Explore this Month

Of course, there are far more than ten amazing events to enjoy this month, and you can browse our online events calendar for even more ideas on things to see and do this March in Austin. Also be sure to check out: