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Austin International Drag Festival 2022
2021 Update – In person events will not return until 2022. The 2021 event will be virtual, Sept 17th & 18th
Austin becomes the centre of the Drag Universe every November as hundreds of drag artist from all over the world descend upon the city to entertain drag fans and each other.
- Austin Drag Festival host the creme de la creme of the Drag world with more than 400 performances taking place over the weekend event. This year they have TWO Festivals in one!!! There will be a mini festival celebrating Drag Kings called KingFest!!! Then the full festival takes over for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday where you will celebrate everything Drag (and yes, the Kings will be there too!)
The Drag Village
- The Drag Village is hosted at a different hotel each year and is where all the Daytime festival activities will take place including KingFest! 2022 venue to be confirmed. (All Day Drag King celebration from 3pm to 10pm on the Thursday of the festival), Drag Village Showcases, Drag Market, Meet & Greet area, Panels, Workshops, Glamour Lounge, Photography Studio, Hospitality Suite, Welcome Dinner & Show, After Hours events, and so much more!
- In the evenings we will have a fleet of Drag Shuttle buses running a route between the host hotel and the Red River Cultural District where the nightly Drag Showcases will be taking place.
Most of the gay bars are located in Downtown and you can walk from one to the other,
We have found hotels in the area that keep you close to all the action,
Gay Map of Austin
The gay clubs in Austin are largely centered around the 4th street gay district and don’t get going until around midnight. Most of the city’s gay bars are within walking distance not only of each other but of dozens of other cool mainstream bars and clubs downtown, mostly in the hip Warehouse District that’s between the Texas Capitol building and the Colorado River. The gay scene in Austin is well integrated with the town so people mix and you’ll often spot gay folks hanging out at the music clubs, trendy lounges, coffeehouses, and restaurant bars that everyone else in town likes.
Also, Austin is home to a very popular and scenic gay sunbathing area, Hippie Hollow Park, a county-operated, clothing-optional park that’s about a 30-minute drive northwest of downtown, on the rocky but scenic shore of Lake Travis.
Recommended Apartments in Austin
Sleeps up to 6 Guests
Every unit features a private bathroom & bath or shower, air conditioning, Living room & a dining area. Guests can enjoy a fitness & business centre, a shared lounge & garden. Free WiFi & parking
Sleeps up to 5 Guests
Each unit at the apart-hotel is fitted with air conditioning, private bathroom and kitchen with dishwasher, a living room. Offering an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Free business-class Wi-Fi
Sleeps 5 Guests
The accommodation is air conditioned There is a seating & dining area with a flat-screen TV, a kitchen fitted with a dishwasher. Every unit features a private bathroom with free toiletries. Free WiFi
Sleeps 4 Guests
Apartment features include: king-size bed with memory foam mattress, Queen-size sleeper sofa, Fully equipped kitchen, living room with smart TV, high-speed Internet. One free parking space
Video Of Austin International Drag Festival
Bijou Bentley – Austin International Drag Festival
Recommended Hotels in Austin
We have chosen hotels close to the best gay clubs in Austin which are largely centered around the 4th street gay district.
JW Marriott Austin
4 Star, Modern Classic
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, JW Marriott features a luxurious, modern design throughout the property, an edge roof-top pool, a great Spa and epic views
W Austin Hotel
4 Star, Readers Choice
The W Austin is the most famous gay-popular hotel in Austin, located just half a block from 4th street – Austin’s gay district with a great swimming pool and roof-top bar.
3 Star, Great Pool
With its hyper-instagrammable bright neon sign. The chic Austin Motel has an on-site restaurant, general store and main-road location. Rooms are stylish and fun.
1 Star, Great Value
Gay Friendly hostel within the oldest standing firehouse in downtown Austin offers a budget accommodation option for those who want to be close to all the bars and events.