There are a ton of wonderful Black History Month events in Austin! These provide chances to learn and listen, honor and celebrate Black History. This list will continue to grow, be sure to check back for frequent updates.

Get Crafty: Mosaics | Saturday, February 3 | 1-2 | Ruiz Branch

Make mosaic piece inspired by the art of Alma Thomas.First Sunday at the Bullock Museum |February 4 | 10-5

Celebrate Black History Month with storytelling, crafts, and hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

Kydd Jones Hip Hop Concert | Sunday, February 4 | 3:30 PM-4:30 |Menchaca Road Branch

Austin’s own Kydd Jones is back again with Austin Public Library for a special live music performance. Celebrate Black History Month with us!

Black History Month Film Series | Thursdays in February | Hampton Branch at Oak Hill Library

Celebrate Black History Month with a film series highlighting the Black experience and Black excellence at the Hampton Branch at Oak Hill Library! Join us most Thursday evenings in February to screen and discuss a recent film. Films will be: Wakanda Forever (February 8), Selma (February 15), The Woman King (February 22), and Harriet (February 29). Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

EASE ON DOWN: Black History Month Market | February 17 | 12 – 5 | Hill Country Galleria

In celebration of Black History Month, join us for a unique shopping experience at the Hill Country Galleria featuring a curated selection of local small Black-owned businesses!

This family-friendly event is perfect for everyone in the community, providing a fun day out while supporting local entrepreneurs. Don’t miss the chance to explore, shop, and discover something special at this inspiring event! See you there!

Black History Month Fest – Pop Up | Feb 23 | 05:30 | IDEA KyleBlack History Month Kid’s Day | February 24 | 11| The Carver Museum

Come join us for a fun-filled day of celebration and learning at the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center! On Sat Feb 24, 2024, starting at 11:00 AM, we are hosting an exciting event dedicated to honoring and educating the little ones about the rich history of Black culture, with an emphasis on the 2024 Black History Month theme – African Americans and the Arts.

Bring your children along to immerse them in an interactive experience that will ignite their curiosity and appreciation for Black history. We have planned a range of engaging activities, including storytelling sessions, arts and crafts workshops, and interactive exhibits.

Let your kids explore the remarkable achievements of influential Black artists of all disciplines. Through hands-on experiences and creative play, they will gain a deeper understanding of the contributions made by Black individuals throughout history.

Mark your calendars and join us for a day of discovery, inspiration, and celebration at the Black History Month Kid’s Day at the Carver! We can’t wait to see you there!

Black History Month Celebration | February 24 | 3:30-4:30 | Central Library

Every so often we can experience an artist who has an inherent star quality to them that makes them special, Midwest born, Austin raised soul singer Alesia Lani is one of those rare few. Combining a distinctive soulful voice with electric performances, the southern songbird has put many on alert that she is here to stay. Alesia has the unique ability to write timeless music while seamlessly moving across multiple genres including r&b, soul, funk, rock, and hip-hop. Her ‘Self Titled’ album is a true reflection of her dynamic ability to cross borders while still maintaining her own sound and style. Alesia will be following ‘Self Titled’ with a lo-fi r&b album in the beginning of 2024 where she will continue to prove to the world that you can’t put her musical versatility inside any box.

All ages welcome

Black History Month Brunch | February 25 | Noon | Central Market North Lamar

Enjoy a fabulous brunch with recipes by prominent Black Chefs and Cookbook Authors. You’ll get a taste of a variety of cultures as you and your teammates make a healthy, gluten-free, silky egg dish; creamy grits; a delightful winter salad filled with fresh citrus, dried fruit, and nuts; a traditional, gluten-free corn muffin; and an incredible cinnamon roll. After everything is out of the oven, you and your teammates will sit down to a festive mid-day meal paired with your choice of a non-alcoholic shrub or, for attendees 21 or older, a grape- and herb-infused prosecco spritzer.


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