It’s that time of the year when the SXSW fever goes viral in Austin and people fly into the city from all around the globe to witness the creative outburst. For those of you who are unaware of the SXSW saga, let me tell you what it is. In simple words, South by Southwest Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. How big a deal is SXSW? According to the statistics published by SXSW on their official website,
“In 2015, SXSW was directly and indirectly responsible for injecting $317.2 million into the Austin economy. This includes 12,431 individual reservations and 59,813 room nights booked in 69 official hotels.”
We are talking of over 2000 music acts, over 1000 interactive sessions, over 100 movie premiers and easily 75,000+ live audiences. Clearly, if you’re thinking to be a part of this madness, you need a plan. Thus, I have compiled a list of some really useful links of things to do at SXSW, mostly for free, posted by some of the most reliable sources in the industry! I hope you find this helpful and if you have any suggestions to give, please add in the comments section below. I will keep updating this list through the festival!
Start with a Guess Pass for SXSW 2017 and download the app!
SXSW APP (iOS)
Now that you have the app, let’s get you a free ride!
Yes, download the app Chariot and use the code SXSW to get free rides!
Let’s start with the guide now :
1. By Austin 360 : Unofficial Guide for SXSW
2. By Do512: “Awesome Parties with Free Food”
3. By The Austin Chronicle: “Unofficial Parties and Free Show”
4. By Do512: “10 Coolest Parties at SXSW”
5. By SXSW: SXSW 2017 Official Free Events
6. Free AT: “RSVP- Free Events at SXSW 2017”
8. By Eventbrite: “Events At SXSW 2017”
9. By GarysGuide: “ULTIMATE Guide To Parties & Events @ SXSW 2017”
Follow these twitter accounts for the latest updates on SXSW
I will be constantly updating this list over the next few days and if there are any free events at SXSW that you know outside the ones shared above, please leave the information in the comments below.
See you at SXSW 2017!