South by Southwest

9 - 18 Mar 2018

One of the biggest happenings in Austin across the year, South by Southwest attracts thousands to the city from all over the globe.

  • When? 9th - 18th March 2018
  • Where? Various venues, Austin
  • Price: Visit the official website for 2018 ticket prices and release date.

Celebrating the convergence of the interactive, film and music industries over two jam-packed weeks, you've probably got more chance keeping up with Usain Bolt than with what's going on at South by Southwest. Full of conferences, events and exhibitions, this is one you won't want to miss if you're in Austin this March.

Known simply as SXSW and fully as South by Southwest Conference & Festivals, this mammoth event has been running since 1987 and strives to help creative people achieve their goals. Professionals come from all over the globe to attend, whether it be to showcase their work, pursue network opportunities or simply to admire and enjoy the festivals, events and exhibitions. 

The conferences that take place are all based on topics from the interactive, film and music industries, while parties, celebrations and award ceremonies are also carried out creating a buzzing, social atmosphere.

SXSW's Film Festival will involve more than a week of screenings featuring a range of top pieces from independent films to Hollywood comedies, while the SXSW Music Festival is also held in high regard and is said to be one of the world's most influential music industry events, presenting a diverse line-up of talented up-and-coming and international artists. 

And if all that wasn't enough, there will also be stand-up comedy and a number of exhibitions that will include a trade show and a gaming expo. With so much going on you might need to work on your speed. You'll have to get between all these events in Bolt pace if you don't want to miss anything. 

  • Get there: Fly into Austin–Bergstrom International Airport then take the airport flyer bus to reach downtown.
  • Stay: Check out the Housing and Travel section of the SXSW website.

*We do our very best to verify the dates of our events but please check with the official event provider before booking your flights. We would hate for you to be disappointed!