Things to Do in Austin in January 2020
🥂 Happy New Year! 🥂 This is a busy time of year, with the holidays just past and kids still out of school. You may be looking for some things to do this month to occupy everyone’s time before getting back into the swing of things. Check out these great activities happening in Austin in January.
Ice Skating On The Plaza at Whole Foods January 1-20
⛸️ Spend an afternoon on the rink at the Whole Foods flagship store on North Lamar. Then head inside for a ☕ cup of cocoa or cider and live, local music on the weekends!
Fortlandia January 1-26
🎨 Explore 10 custom-designed forts, created by local architects, designers and artists at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Explore with the kids, or release your inner child at this limited exhibition.
Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. Families can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase 📜 artifacts from around the state.
Austin Home & Garden Show January 10-12
Whether you’re joining us at the Palmer Events Center with a specific project in mind or just looking for some inspiration, our local home professionals have you covered. With hundreds of booths to explore and several unique feature displays to enjoy, this is a valuable event for all Austin 🏠 homeowners.
3M Half Marathon January 19
Join more than 7,500 fellow 🏃 runners in Austin, Texas, to run a personal best at the 3M Half Marathon. 3M Half is a fun and fast stand-alone half marathon boasting one of the fastest 13.1-mile courses in the country. You’ll enjoy a point-to-point course with mostly downhill running, run past some of Austin’s finest locations, and finish downtown near the Texas State Capitol. Cross the finish line, grab your hefty one-of-a-kind “spinner” finisher 🏅 medal, and celebrate at the energetic finish line festival, complete with a beer garden!
Martin Luther King March and Festival January 20
Join the march from the MLK statue at the University of Texas campus to historic Huston-Tillotson University to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy for Austin and the world. It will include all types of vendors and local 🎵 musical artists to make this year’s celebration the best ever!
Hello Dolly January 21-26
Broadway 🌟comes to Austin, with “Hello, Dolly!” live on stage at the Bass Concert Hall. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, “Hello, Dolly!” is the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!”