City of Austin Special Events
The Austin Transportation Department maintains a list of upcoming events that may cause traffic delays or street closures.
Neighborhood Block Parties
Block parties are a great way for neighbors to connect. They require a $50 permit from the City. Visit austintexas.gov/blockparty to find information on permit applications and requirements, as well as party planning tips and assistance.
Parks and Recreation Department
Looking to avoid the scene? Austin's Parks can provide a welcome respite from the relentless energy of SXSW. Enjoy a few rounds of golf (or disc golf) or check out a relaxing spot like Mayfield Park. You can find out more by visiting austintexas.gov/parks.
Public Assembly Code Enforcement (PACE)
This team focuses on City Code violations associated with large gatherings and parties. Visit the PACE website to find information on event permits, requirements and assistance.