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Don’t miss the Austin City Limits Music Festival – a three-day music fest held in Zilker Park each September. Other music capital festivals include the Austin Reggae Festival, the Urban Music Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Chaos In Tejas, the Austin Lyric Opera, and the Old Settler's Music Festival.
But don’t forget the big kahuna, the annual South By Southwest Music Festival – happening each spring in the Sixth Street Historic District and throughout downtown Austin.Hundreds of bands and acts come from around the world to perform on dozens of stages for this 10-day music fest.
Austin is the in the lead when it comes to music festivals, but other celebrations take place in capital city each year. April brings the Art City Austin experience to the streets, while November hosts the East Austin Studio Tour event. Movie buffs will enjoy the annual Austin Film Festival in October, while others anticipate the Carnaval Brasileiro – a colorful commemoration to Brazil happening each February.
Other Austin festivals include the O. Henry Pun Off, Eeyore's Birthday Party, Spamarama, the Pecan Street Festival, and Trail of Lights – a holiday celebration in Zilker Park.
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