Austin Texas: always a constant source of entertainment, education and a platform for just about anything, but spring time certainly kicks things up a notch.
March Highlights in Austin
The City becomes a global showcase for technology, music, film and even kites. Honorable mentions include President Obama’s keynote, his trip to Torchy’s Tacos, the First Lady’s visit and a record high of 92 degrees. Highlights for the month include the South by Southwest (R) film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences, the Zilker Park Kite Festival, Rodeo Austin and St. Patrick’s Day at Fado. Last years SXSW (R) festival alone generated a total economic impact of $317.2 million. It is the single most profitable event for the City’s hospitality industry.
Attention Getting Austin hits 2 Million Residents
It was also spring break in Central Texas, so if you left town – you missed the traffic as well as the tie fighter. Austin’s consistent global spotlight reflects the booming real estate market. Plenty of people come for a visit for work or vacation and then don’t want to leave. The U.S. Census Bureau just reported growth in the Austin-Round Rock metro area from 1,943,465 in July 2014 to 2,000,860 in July 2015.
For every event I mentioned, there were 2 that I didn’t. Let’s just say adults and children alike were a little sleepy last week from springing ahead along with being back to the daily grind.