March 2020

Updated: Apr 27, 2020

With warmer (and longer) days just around the corner, our city is springing back to life. Read on for the local events you just don't want to miss out on, as well as the insider tips and lifestyle cues curated just for you.

In the News

Your Next Property Tax Appraisal May Surprise You

When homeowners in Travis County receive their next property tax bill this fall, they will likely notice something different. Travis Central Appraisal District does not plan to reappraise residential properties this year. Learn more.

Austin named hottest job market in U.S. according to Wall Street Journal

Austin’s unemployment rate sits below the national average, the data shows, while its rates for workforce participation, job growth, workforce growth, and wage growth all stand above the national averages.

Learn more.

Austin Market Stats | January 2020

Local Events

Aladdin | March 11-22

Don't miss this thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

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Holi Celebrations at Radha Madhav Dham | March 14

Celebrate the arrival of spring this year with Holi celebrations! Enjoy this festival of colors with thousands of others showering each other with vibrant powder paint. 

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SXSW | March 13-22 

Austin Convention Center and more than 50 venues host noted filmmakers, musicians, and multimedia artists from around the world converge to showcase music, film and interactive media during this internationally-recognized event.

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Rodeo Austin | March 14-28

Over the years, Rodeo Austin has grown from a show featuring 16 animals into one of Austin's premier events, featuring Pro rodeo events, daily concerts, livestock show and more.

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Dell Technologies Match Play | March 25-29 With a rare, match-play format consisting of the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play field consists of the very best players from around the world and is one of the most elite and exciting tournaments on golf’s calendar. For more information, click here.

Urban Music Fest | March 27-28

Join more than 15,000 music revelers who will converge on Auditorium Shores to enjoy Austin’s only music festival focused on R&B, neo-soul and hip-hop music. Enjoy a fun-filled weekend full of great entertainment and community participation

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Zilker Kite Festival | March 29

Hang with thousands of Austinites in Zilker Park for the 91st Zilker Kite Fest! Held each year in March, the Kite Fest is one of Austin’s most beloved, family-friendly traditions. Zilker Kite Fest boasts day-long activities for all ages, including the traditional kite flying contest and showcase, and a children’s music concert. 

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Tips + Tricks

12 celebrities to follow on Instagram for design inspiration.

Just because a celebrity has amazing taste in decor or art doesn't necessarily mean they choose to show it off on Instagram. Some use their pages primarily for promoting their work, some are all about the selfies, and others entertain their followers with adorable pictures of their children. But here, Architectural Digest has rounded up the celebrities who share their design passions on their Instagram pages enough to warrant a follow. 

Patios for a chic outdoor oasis.

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to rethink your outdoor oasis. And even if you have limited space, believe it or not, you can still achieve your decorating goals. For inspiration, consider some of Elle Decor's favorite small patio designs -- from Hamptons escapes to cozy urban spaces.

Long-lasting flowers to brighten 

any space.

You can never go wrong with a gorgeous arrangement of flowers in an interior, especially during the spring season. Florals can add a touch of elegance to a living room, dining area, or even a bedside table. To help you on your quest to find the right arrangement for your space, browse Farmgirl Flowers Founder Christina Stembel's list of her go-to blooms that will last long enough for you to actually enjoy them.

ATX: Don't Miss This

7 Austin spots dishing out classic crawfish boils all season long

Crawfish season is here! From special events to local restaurants, these seven options prove there is a boil for everybody. 

New VIP music festival emerges as a haute Hill Country escape

Campfire Gathering, an inaugural "adult summer camp for music lovers" debuts this Spring at Camp Lucy Resort in Dripping Springs, March 16-17.

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