Special Events 2020

2020 Special Event Updates

Community Gathering Prohibited

Austin-Travis County has issued a Stay at Home - Work Safe Order prohibiting all gatherings of any size until at least April 13, 2020.

Please visit austintexas.gov/COVID19 or call 3-1-1 with questions. Anyone planning an event that is outside of Austin City limits that is in, or extends into, Travis County, should contact the Travis County Fire Marshal at fire.marshal@traviscountytx.gov, or by phone at (512) 854-4621.

Local State of Disaster Declaration

Austin-Travis County leaders have declared a “local state of disaster” to more proactively increase preventative measures and require mitigation plans for events in the region. Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the City of Austin is specifically focused on mass gatherings defined as a planned or spontaneous event with a large number of people in attendance that could strain the planning ad response resources of the community hosting the event, such as concerts, festivals, conferences, worship services, and sporting events.

Spring Fest Permit Applications

The City received just under 200 Spring Festival Season permit applications. A list of the permit application cancellations is available. Cancellations may be for any reason, including but not limited to the Austin-Travis County Orders to prohibit mass gatherings.

#SpringFestATX: Stay Connected

Twitter Follow us and use #SpringFestATX to share info, get connected, get around, and stay safe.

311 Information Dial 311 or 512-974-2000 to reach a City ambassador ready to answer any question, or assist with any issue you may have regarding City of Austin departments or services.

Stay Safe

In case of emergency, always dial 911. For non-emergencies, dial 311 or 512-974-5000.

APD Support

Submit a Police Report online to report a criminal incident to the police department. 

Download the APD app  to get direct access to APD services including station locations, crime prevention information, news updates, and more.


Get Around


Micromobility Guidelines People who plan to use micromobility services, like scooters and some bikes, should do so in a safe and ethical manner. Please help keep Austin moving safely.

Get Home Safe:

Friendly reminder that buzzed driving is drunk driving. Know how you're getting home before leaving for a night on the town. 

Capital Metro:

Capital Metro can help you get around. Check out routes, maps and download their app to help you navigate Austin public transit.  

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport:

ABIA Ground Transportation information and a video to help you navigate ride share pick-up at the Airport. 

Explore Austin

City Hall Take a tour around The People’s Gallery in City Hall (at 301 W. 2nd Street) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Admission is always free!

Zilker Park is just south of downtown and one of our most-loved outdoor spaces. This 351-acre metropolitan park is home to a variety of recreation opportunities, facilities, and special events.

Central Library was named one of TIME Magazine’s World's Greatest Places 2018. The library is home to 500,000 books, an art gallery, rooftop butterfly garden, café, and a technology petting zoo, and more.

Austin History Center is the history division of the Austin Public Library devoted to preserving information about local businesses, residents, institutions, and more so future generations have access to our history.

The Texas Capitol is the meeting place of the Texas Legislature. Our beautiful Texas Capitol building is widely recognized as one of the nation's most distinguished state capitols.

Ann & Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake is one of Austin's many trails. This 10-mile trail is a gem right in the heart of downtown along Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake).

Blanton Museum of Art Located on the University of Texas at Austin campus, the Blanton Museum is an art collection with nearly 18,000 works showcasing art from across the ages. Discover new and old favorites as you check out their exhibits.

Bullock Museum Discover your love of Texas history and check out their ever-changing artifacts, rare documents, photographs, and special exhibits. 

Zilker Botanical Garden Visit the botanical gardens to enjoy handsome trees, natural grottoes, and aquatic features.

Entertainment Districts Explore Austin's divers entertainment districts where you'll find everything from trendy shops and restaurants to cool live music venues, renowned museums and galleries, and scenic outdoor destinations.

South Congress South of Lady Bird Lake, South Congress is a vibrant district with great food, shops, hotels, music, and Austin history! Check out this video about SoCo.

Leave No Trace and help Keep Austin Beautiful! Minimize your impact on Austin by practicing the principles and properly disposing waste in designated areas.

Media Links

Latest press release and the the initial press release for more information.