Austin January Events Guide
Happy New Year! Cure your holiday blues with some of these exciting events happening in Austin this January. Grab your loved ones and experience some of the best music and activities to kick off the start of the new year.

Through 1/21/19
Ice Skating On The Plaza
Whole Foods Lamar
Keep the holiday spirit going with Ice Skating on the Plaza at the Whole Foods Flagship store downtown.Make reservations for a party or enjoy the public hours Friday-Sunday. Take the fun inside to enjoy a cup of cocoa or cider, along with live, local music on the weekends.
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1/3/19 – 1/10/19
Free Week
Around Austin
The first week of January brings lots of fun and music to Austin. Enjoy music from hundreds of bands across multiple venues at this annual event. With no cover charges, explore the city freely and experience some of the best live music.
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1/11/19 – 1/12/19
“Variation Voyage”
Dell Hall at The Long Center
Enjoy symphonic variations from around the world, performed by legendary pianist Leon Fleisher and the Austin Symphony Orchestra. A Steinway Spirio will be set up with instruments provided by Violins, Etc. along with space for audience members to see and hear.
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3M Half Marathon
Downtown Austin
Join over 7,000 runners to experience one of the fastest half marathon courses in the country. Run past some of Austin’s iconic locations, finishing downtown near the Texas State capitol. With a festival and beer garden at the finish line, the 3M Half Marathon has enough fun for everyone.
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Martin Luther King March and Festival
Huston-Tillotson University
Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, this annual community march highlights the diversity and multi-culturalism of our city. Starting at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus, the march will end at the Huston-Tillotson University, where local vendors and musicians await.
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1/26/19 – 2/3/19
“Silent Night”
The Long Center
The Austin Opera will perform the Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic Silent Night, with music from Kevin Puts. Celebrate 100 years since the end of World War I by recounting a miraculous moment of peace during one of the bloodiest wars in human history.
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