I’m writing this post about all the free things to do at SXSW as an annual ritual for the third consecutive year! Hope you like it 🙂
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 2017, SXSW was directly and indirectly responsible for injecting $348.6 million into the Austin economy. This includes 167, 800 participants for the music festival, 79,574 for music and 70, 696 for the unified conference.
At SXSW, 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 cool stuff to do at SXSW, mostly for free! I hope you find this resource helpful and if you have any suggestions to give, please share in the comments section below. Also, I will keep updating this list through the festival!
Start with a Guest Pass for SXSW 2018 and download the app!
SXSW APP (iOS)
Here is the list of free and most popular events at SXSW 2018 –
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”
6. By Spectrum Local News: RSVP- Free Events at SXSW 2018
8. By Eventbrite: “Events At SXSW 2017”
9. By GarysGuide: “ULTIMATE Guide To Parties & Events @ SXSW 2017”
10. Official free events schedule on SXSW
Additionally, you can follow these twitter accounts for the real-time updates on SXSW
I will be constantly updating this list over the next few days and if there are any other free and cool events at SXSW that you know of, please do share the information in the comments section below.
Have a great time at SXSW 2018!