See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Austin area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Every 2nd and last Sunday at The Iron Bear. Also: Annual August Austin Chill - Weekend Of Bear Brotherhood, with pool/ cocktail parties, bar shuttles, after-hours parties, breakfast, seminars, Gay Games, Beer Bust, "Bears-Beers-BBQ" Call BBW hotline: 512-716-8054
October 10-11, 2016, at the Austin Convention Center (TBC). Hosting an international audience of thought leaders and decision makers, a three-day event platform to evolve critical matters towards actionable/profitable solutions. Networking opportunities, cross-sector discussions for diverse, passionate and pragmatic professionals in public, private and academic sectors.
March 10-19, 2017. Interactive / Film / Music. Conferences, festivals, original music, independent films, emerging technologies. Hundreds of musical acts from around the globe, 750+ sessions on over 80 Austin stages. The best of new media: websites, digital projects, wireless applications, video games, startup ideas
April, 2017 (TBC). Shows, parties, vendor fairs, meet/greets, films; Pageant Queens to fringe + freaky. Victoria "Porkchop" Parker, Varla Jean Merman, Nina West, Ladybeard, Duo Raw, RainbowGore Cake, Tammie Brown, Coco Peru (Film Reunion Panel), Phantom, Spikey Van Dykey, Mystique Summers, Flare, BibleGirl, "Girls Will Be Girls" Film Reunion.
June 22, 2017 (TBC), 7pm - rally on the South Steps of the Texas State Capitol in Austin, to honor the brave individuals who rioted against police at the Stonewall Inn in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, and began the modern day gay rights movement! A gathering to say we will not be quiet, and will not stop fighting until we have FULL EQUALITY!!
August 26, 2017 (TBC) - Saturday FESTIVAL - past year at Fiesta Gardens on the beautiful, shady shores of Lady Bird Lake + PARADE 8pm from the State Capitol with grand floats, spectacular pageantry, and fun! Performers to include: Peaches, Brooke Candy, Exposé, Martha Wash, Alyssa Edwards. Also many events at the clubs. See the website for recent photos & more details.
September 1-4, 2017 (TBC). SUN clothing-optional water + sunshine frolic, at Hippie Hollow Park/ Lake Travis. Bar events during weekends preceding Splash; celebrated DJs get people into the mood. Past year included: FRI 10pm-3am Welcome Party; SAT 10pm-4am Main Event Dance; SUN Recovery Party; MON 1-4pm Adult Swim Pool Party + T-dance.
September 1-4, 2017 (TBC). Annual gay men’s social event welcoming all Bears, Cubs, Chubs, and Chasers - a fun, low cost, 3-day weekend featuring Bears, Brotherhood, Beverages, Bar-B-Q, Bear Day at Hippie Hollow and a Bear Party Barge on the Colorado River. Chill around the pool, meet and make new friends, and help raise money for local charities.
October 6-8 + 13-15, 2017, at Zilker Park. the 46-acre crown jewel of Austin’s public green spaces. Past year featured 130+ music artists from across the globe. Austin Eats food vendors showcasing local restaurants. Art Market, craft goods from dozen of local artisans. Austin Art Garage platform for talented emerging artists.