It’s getting to be springtime in Austin, when the temperatures start rising and the bluebonnets begin to bloom. This time of year provides a necessity to get out of the house and take advantage of all our city has to offer. Austin hosts a plethora of its largest events during the Spring, as well as some that are uniquely and weirdly “Austin.” And because we know you love perks just as much as we do, a VIP program cannot be overlooked when making your plans for the season! Here are five events that will make you feel exclusively VIP.
Austin's Top 5 Spring VIP Events
ATX Crawfish Festival
When it comes to crawfish, all you can eat is the only way to go. For its inaugural year, guests will be treated to two days of 10,000 crawfish for a festival celebrating Cajun cuisine. A VIP package promises access to the exclusive VIP area all day, all games, entertainment, and samples from local food vendors, and of course, as much crawfish as you can possibly eat.
Purchase your VIP ATX Crawfish Festival Tickets at austincrawfishfest.com.
Rodeo Austin blends the “weirdness” of the city, with Wild-West Texan pastimes to create a uniquely Austin experience. By driving just a little ways out of town, guests can experience all the fun of a classic rodeo such as bull riding and steer wrestling, then take advantage of the concert series to see some of the biggest music acts in country music. VIP options for Rodeo Austin include the XTREME Ticket which includes box seats for the Rodeo and seating on the arena floor for the concerts. And be sure not to forget your souvenir cup and commemorative ticket! rodeoaustin.com
WGC Dell Match Play
On a slightly larger scale, one of Austin’s most anticipated events comes around at the end of March. Pros from all around the world come to Austin Country Club, as the city welcomes the PGA Tour for an exciting four days of match play. Sure, it’s fun to walk the course with the players, but buying a ticket to the ULTRA CLUB has its perks too. VIP’s will have access to an upgraded venue with heightened viewing, drinks and bites from Austin’s finest restaurants, and televisions to see the action going on around the course.
Gain access to the ULTRA CLUB by visiting pgatour.com.
Art City Austin
April 12th – 14th
Artists from all over the country flock to our city each April to be a part of Art City Austin, the city’s second oldest outdoor event. For its 69th year, Art City Austin is taking things up a notch, to create exciting new experiences for guests while remaining true to the core festival celebrating the artists, designers, makers and artisans showcasing and selling their wares in classic art market, or “Convergence Fair,” taking place April 13th – 14th at Republic Square. Weekend festival guests can take advantage of VIP perks at Art City Austin Festival with access to a private VIP Lounge, drink tickets and complimentary bites and extras.
This year, Art City will also host a Preview Party, benefiting Art Alliance Austin and providing a first look at the Convergence Fair artists, amazing live music including Shy Beast and others, one-night-only art installations and performances, along with complimentary eats and drinks. Art City Austin is also this year providing access to city-wide guided art tours, talks and extra perks throughout the weekend for festival guests to explore everything from Austin’s exuberant street art, to the ornate décor of Austin’s most beautiful office spaces. These new additions are sure to guarantee festival goers to experience something new and creatively enriching throughout a packed weekend.
Austin Food + Wine Festival
Everyone loves a Food + Wine Festival, and Austin is no different. This four-day event features local bites from not only Austin’s most well-renown chefs, but also television personalities from your favorite food competition shows. VIP options include the ALL-IN ticket package, giving guests access to exclusive cooking demos, selected tastings with sommeliers, and additional comfort stations throughout Auditorium Shores. And for an even more inclusive experience, be sure to purchase their “Feast Under the Stars”, for an evening with an intimate five-course meal prepared by the festivals top talents!
Get your VIP Tickets for Austin Food + Wine Festival at austinfoodandwinefestival.com