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15 Marvelous Things To Do In Austin This March

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15 Marvelous Things To Do In Austin This March

Get into the spirit of spring!

Warm weather is on the way, y’all. Embrace the blossoming flowers, sunlit brunches, and open-air happy hours while temperature allows. Read on to discover our top 15 things to do in Austin this March!

1. Experience Magical Candlelight Concerts

You can still experience an absolutely magical (and safe) spring here in Austin, and part of that is thanks to the amazing outdoor spaces the city has to offer. Luckily, Fever Originals is bringing its wildly popular Candlelight concert series to beautiful open-air venues for the season.

2. Get Your Tickets To This Tantalizing Dining In The Dark 

Imagine stepping inside a restaurant blanketed in darkness and being served a sublime three-course meal – the flavors and textures of which are intensified by your remaining senses. Sounds a little bit incredible, right? An experience that’s been backed by psychologists as an ‘amplified’ way to enjoy food, the enticing ‘Dining In The Dark’ event is coming to Austin this May so you can find out yourself.

3. Take A Dip In Barton Springs

What a roller coaster of a fortnight it’s been. Last week, the entire state was virtually shut down with ice storms, snow, and widespread power outages. Early this week, temperatures climbed back up to the 70s. Now, the weekend forecast is predicting rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Dear me. While conditions aren’t exactly beachy, Barton Springs and Deep Eddy Pool have reopened to the public with free admission.

4. Rock Out To The Baddest Females In Texas

Now that it’s officially Women’s History Month, it gives us as ample a reason as ever to celebrate our favorite Texan female artists. Listen to the ladies like Beyoncé, Kaley Musgraves, and Megan Thee Stallion that are dominating the industry. Sing your heart out to Selena and Janis Joplin, while checking out a myriad of female-fronted bands from Texas in indie, punk, and pop. Upgrade your Women’s History Month with bangers from the ladies that make Texas slap!

5. Possibly Enjoy The New Waterloo Park

With all the incoming companies, celebrities, and other Californians moving to Austin, it’s becoming abundantly clear that Austin is on a path to becoming the new LA – for better or worse. And while many Austinites cringe at the idea, there is at least one thing for the whole city to get behind this year, and that’s the opening of the new downtown Waterloo Park.

6. Let Your Fierce Out At A Stellar Drag Show

Have no fear! ‘Drive ‘N Drag’ is here! The fiercest of all drive-ins featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni, will be rolling into Ingram Park Mall in San Antonio. The super queens Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, Plastique Tiara and Violet Chatchki will be joining Bianca Del Rio on a mission to save us from the dreaded 2020!

7. Help Those Impacted By The Winter Storm

If you are willing and able, you can donate to these local organizations helping those still in duress during this unprecedented storm.

8. Check Out This Far Out Vintage Market Pop Up

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Now more than ever is the time to support small businesses. Thankfully, with live music, good eats, and a crop of awesome local shops at The Far Out Lounge, it’s never been so much fun.

9. Play A Round Of Pickleball

When the name of your entertainment complex is called “Dreamland”, you’re already setting the bar pretty high. But when your entertainment complex, outdoor recreational center, and arts venue offers everything from Pickleball to live concerts, well, maybe the name is more fitting, after all.

10. Enter A Portal Into Parallel Universes

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Light displays and exhibitions are still out there in January if you know where to find the portal. Enter the multi-verse at the Mesmerize exhibition at the Native Hostel at 807 E 4th St.

11. Withdraw Cupcakes From This Sweet ATM

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For many, a trip to the ATM, particularly after a long weekend, is a somewhat trepidatious process. One mind trick is to simply make the withdrawal without peaking at your balance – if money comes out, it means you still have some in the account. When making a withdrawal from Sprinkles Cupcake ATM, it’s kind of like that, except much more exciting.

12. Glamp In The Stars

Spend a few nights at Basecamp Terlingua, an other-worldly glamping experience that integrates the future with the past, giving its visitors the impression of luxury camping in the cosmos.

13. Sweeten Up At This Precious Bakery

Hyde Park may possibly well be the most charming neighborhood in Austin. And it’s due to its quaint collection of local coffee houses, restaurants, and grocers. On 43rd street, across the way from Fresh Plus, you have Quacks Bakery, home to buzzworthy coffee concoctions, precious pastries, and the most enticing danishes in the capital.

14. Hang Out At The Armadillo Den

The two-story Armadillo Den is hooked up with Google Fiber Wifi. With both indoor and outdoor seating options, this makes the Den ideal for mixing work and play. Its spacious patio is spruced up with oak trees, plenty of tables, yard games, a swing, and a running creek. In the near future, the Den plans to open an off-leash dog park as well as construct a kid-friendly awning area.

15. Get Lost In This Magical Multi-Sensory Wonderspace

We could all use a psychological escape right now. Plunge into the infinite space that is imagination in the multiplicity of multi-sensory experience exhibited in Austin’s Wonderspace. Stimulate your mind at Wonderspace in Austin, where 12 surreal expositions are currently on display.