Fall 2018 Conference Activity Guide
POINTS OF INTEREST (Distance from SRMC Hotel, The Driskill):
- Sixth Street Entertainment District
- Texas State Capitol Building: 0.4 miles
- Austin Convention Center: 0.4 miles
- South Congress (SOCO) Bridge Bats & Shops: 0.8 miles
- Lady Bird Lake: 0.8 miles
- Rainey Street: 0.9 miles
- The University of Texas at Austin: 2 miles
- Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library: 2 miles
- Barton Springs Pool: 2.5 miles
As if that isn’t enough to get ya going. But wait, there’s more! Check these events/festivals out!
10/25/18 - 11/1/18
Austin Film Festival
Paramount Theatre & Various Locations
Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on both top-billed films and indies alike.
Austin Area Jazz Festival
Join the Austin Area Jazz Fest for a celebration of music, culture, diversity and the arts. The Jazz Festival showcases a set of national and local jazz legends, food, shopping and more in East Austin.
Viva La Vida Festival & Parade
Hosted by the Mexic-Arte Museum, Viva La Vida is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival, and one of the few in the country with a parade. The festival features a Grand Procession, hands-on art activities and artist demos, and a celebration with traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, live music and performances throughout the day.
10/27/18 - 10/28/18
Texas Book Festival
Texas State Capitol Building
The Texas Book Festival has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts about 250 authors each year. More than 40,000 book lovers of all ages attend the Festival annually, enjoying readings, panel discussions, signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children's activities and exhibiting vendors from across the state.
Austin Symphony Orchestra Presents: Halloween Children's Concert
The Long Center for the Performing Arts
This concert is a wonderful chance for you to introduce your children to the wonders of live orchestral music and also a great opportunity to wear costumes and have tons of fun. The concert hall will be decorated top to bottom to enhance your little one's concert experience.
Texas Fireworks Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Kreig Baseball Field
Light up your Halloween night with pyrotechnics at Kreig Softball Fields, presented by Planet K.
11/1/18 - 11/4/18
U.S. Vintage National Championships
Circuit of The Americas
Old meets new in Austin when more than 400 competitors test iconic racing machines on COTA's state-of-the-art track! Come see some of the craziest, most charismatic and passionate racing to hit Circuit of The Americas this year.
11/1/18 - 11/7/18
Christmas at the Caswell House
The Caswell House
Christmas at the Caswell House has been an Austin community tradition since 1983. The Austin Junior Forum transforms this historic home into a winter wonderland. For more than 35 years Christmas at Caswell has been raising funds to be distributed to local charities and non-profits through their grants program.
11/2/18 - 11/4/18
UTOPiAfest Down in the Oaks
What began as gathering of music lovers on a ranch, has evolved into a weekend of camping and live music featuring 35+ bands. Festival-goers will enjoy a curated culinary experience, a wine grove, a Texas craft beer garden, workshops, art installations and a kid zone for the little ones.