Awaiting Dates for 2020
Austin International Drag Festival 2020
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 is hosted at the Holiday Inn is where all the Daytime festival activities will take place including KingFest! (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
High-end, environmentally friendly condo near Central Downtown District. Located in the heart of highly desirable East Austin surrounded by nightlife, restaurants, breweries, music venues & one-of-a-kind businesses
Luxury SoCo Retreat
Sleeps 2 Guests
The Retreat is just four blocks from vibrant South Congress shopping & restaurants. Experience high design in a tranquil resort setting. The Pool & Patio area are shared with two rental units on the same property
Sleeps 2 Guests
Relaxing treetop hideaway in Historic downtown Austin. Explore the Capitol City from this central, highly-walkable, newly-renovated condo. Walk to Zilker, UT campus, nightlife, restaurants, Texas State Capitol, museums
Sleeps 2 Guests
Hideaway in a pocket of W 6th. This newly renovated condo with a HUGE patio, just steps away from restaurants, shopping, bars, and nightlife. Explore Austin on foot or by bike, but enjoy quiet seclusion, when you need to escape
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.
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.