By Austin Scott
Free Yoga at Whole Foods
March 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 | 7pm-8pm
Every Monday and Wednesday from 7pm-8pm Whole Foods hosts a free yoga session on their terrace courtesy of Black Swan Yoga. Bring your mat, water bottle, and be sure to get there early to claim a spot!
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 12:30pm-3:00pm
This is a great opportunity for some friendly competition every Saturday at Wooldridge Square Park. Come out and demonstrate your mad chess skills or just gain some experience playing local competitors. This event is open to all skill-levels and there are volunteers on site to assist beginners. Contact Rafael Trujillo for more info.
Thursday Night Social Ride
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 7:30pm
Social Cycle ATX hosts this event every Thursday 7:30pm, starting at Edward Rendon, Sr. Park at Festival Beach. Join fellow cyclists for a leisure cruise around town and explore what the city has to offer.
Mighty Texas Dog Walk
March 5 | 10am-2pm
Service Dogs Inc. is hosting the 17th annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk, beginning 10am at the Austin-American Statesman. Proceeds go towards transforming shelter dogs into service animals for disabled persons free of charge.
ABC Zilker Park Kite Festival
March 6, 10am-5pm
Located in the beautiful Zilker Park, this event is free and open to the public, pets included! ABC Zilker Kite Festival is the perfect opportunity to fly your kite or simply enjoy the views. This event benefits Communities in Schools of Central Texas.
SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival
Be prepared for the mad crush of people and excitement descending upon Austin this month. Check around to find awesome SXSW events, concerts, and films all around town and be prepared to have a blast during this enterprising and iconic Austin festival—even the president is doing it!
Bust out your boots because the rodeo is finally here. Complete with a rodeo, carnival, stock show, and over 130 live performances this is an event you don’t want to miss. Check their website to get the skinny on when, where and what is happening.
St. Patrick’s Day
There will be much celebration and merrymaking all over town on this day, including multiple festivals, parades, and concerts happening all over town. Check your local events and nightlife pages for more info.
Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort
Set in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, this is the only hot air balloon festival in the region, drawing a crowd of more than 8,000 last year. Don’t miss the Balloon Glow Finale on Saturday Evening, which is one of the most photographed events in the region!