Looking to loosen up and maybe cut a rug while you’re at SXSW? Here are the parties, mingles and networking events we think you should know about. While you’re at it, see our marketer’s guide to SXSW panels here.

All panel times are CST. Please be advised that many of these parties require SXSW badges. 

March 7th

Bleed for the Thrones

Game of Thrones and the American Red Cross are inviting you to prove your dedication to the throne by donating blood.


  • Thursday 3/7 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday 3/8 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 3/9 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Fair Market, 1100 E 5th St.


March 8th

BUMBLE-Free Breakfast, Tacos, Coffee

Start your mornings with free breakfast tacos and complimentary coffee and maybe stay for tips from Bumble profile experts on how to put your best face forward.

When: Every day 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Jo’s, 242 W 2nd


House of Scandinavia

Be a guest at SAS’ House Of Scandinavia and experience Scandinavian philosophy, culture, food and business.

When: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m (daily)

Where: 111 Congress Suite 700


LG Inspiration Gallery

Get inspired at LG’s Inspiration Gallery, where all things tech are celebrated.

When: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Vince Young Steakhouse, 301 San Jacinto Blvd.


The Visible Music Box

The Visible’s Music Box recording studio will record you singing, playing music and send you home with a recording of your efforts.

When: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: 6th and San Jacinto


International Women’s Day Celebration

Toast to International Women’s Day—a day that celebrates the achievements of women, with old friends and new acquaintances at SXSW.

When: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: Palm Door On Six, 508 E 6th St.


Cheddar & Miracle GRO Opening Night Party

Cheddar invites you to discover the future of gardening at the opening night party for Harvest HQ.

When: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: 78 Rainey St


The Norwegian SXSW 2019 Social Mixer

The Norwegian tech and innovation community is bringing together their US and global network for a social mixer with good music, food and drinks.

When: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: House of Scandinavia, 111 Congress Ave


March 9th

Capital One House At Antone’s

Join Capital One for talks, demos, sights, sounds and surprises, as well as live music showcasing a mix of national and local artists.

When: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.

Where: Anton’s Capital One House, 305 E 5th St.


The Tito’s Party

Vodka, music and adoptable puppies. Do we need to say more?

When: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Arlyn Studios, 200 Academy Drive #140


Netflix’s ‘The Highwaymen’ House

Step into a 1934 speakeasy for cowboy cocktails and join the hunt to help the Texas Rangers wrangle up Bonnie and Clyde. Fans get a character name and RFID wristband to unlock experiences, play games and earn points to redeem at the swag store. Brand yourself an outlaw by selfie-ing with a getaway car and wanted sign.

When: 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Where: Bangers Basement, 81 1/2 Rainey



Join BuzzFeed and The CW’s Roswell, New Mexico as they land at SXSW in Austin for “So Extra…Terrestrial.”

There will be drinks, bites and stellar music.

When: 8:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.

Where: Mohawk, 912 Red River St


Nerdist Presents: ‘Captive State’ Party At SXSW

Join Team Nerdist, Focus Features, and Participant Media at their Captive State Party at SXSW and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and captive state-themed drinks.

When: 8:00 p.m. ­– 12:00 a.m. 

Where: The Main, 603 Red River Street


March 10th

Digital Media Women Day

Hosted by a network of professional women founded in Germany, Digital Media Women’s event will revolve around the question of visibility for all women in media.

When: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Downtown Burgers, 503 E Cesar Chavez

Belgian Café at SXSW 2019

Join the Belgian Delegation at Uncle Billy’s Brewery to meet with creative companies, startups and discover promising music talent from Belgium.

When: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Where: Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse, 1530 Barton Springs Road


March 11th

VR For Good: Celebration Of Creativity

Join for an evening to celebrate the power of social presence and the magic of Oculus by showing the world how VR drives creativity, community and connections.

When: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: 807 E. 4th St


Blockchain House Happy Hour

Head to The Blockchain House for sips and bites.

When: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: 606 E. 3RD STREET


SoDA Happy Hour

Head to Dogwood Austin’s outside patio to meet with SoDA Members and other digital marketing peers from around the globe.

When:  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Dogwood 715 W 6th St


March 12th

Google Fiber Space 

The Refresh Working Group, Google and Swell Creative Group host a day of food activations, discussions, and cooking demonstrations to show how AI is transforming the entire food system.

When: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: 201 Colorado St


Doordash Tiny House With Torchy’s Tacos

From March 12th – March 14th join DoorDash in downtown Austin for free food and drinks, games and music.

When: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: 98 Red River St

No RSVP required

#UniquelyTurkish Flying Carpet Party

Celebrate life with the new Turkish music wave, Turkish drinks, and treats presented by chefs of UNESCO Gourmet City Gaziantep.

When: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Where: Magic Caravan 5003 Burnet Road


March 13th

Dr. Martens Presents 

Come check Dr. Martens event, which offers live music and pop-up shops.

When:12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Container Bar – 90 Rainey St.


Hackathon Afterparty

Come join the developers, coders and artists who’ve just spent 24 hours building new technologies for music, AR/VR, AI.

When: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: CU29, 720 Brazos


March 14th

Next Level Apparel Pop Up

Swing by Clive Bar to see amazing live music, surprise guests and a personalized #FavoriteTee from Next Level Apparel.

When: 1:00 p.m.

Where: Clive Bar, 609 Davis St


March 15th

Beats x Beers Festival

Save the date for Beats x Beers Festival.

When: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: 2502 Webberville Road


Comedy Central’s Backyard Bash

Come for the Drunk History dunk tank and stay for the Broad City friendship bracelets.

When: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: Pelons Tex Mex & Bar, 508 Mezcalerita