Austin has been host to the South by Southwest Conference & Festival for more than 30 years. Every year, for two weeks, SXSW serves as a creators showcase to highlight their latest projects. It’s a great place to debut a new idea being that over 84,000 people register to attend the festival! Whether you love hearing new artists play their latest record, want to catch a screening of your favorite actors new independent film, or you’re a tech junkie, SXSW has a show or panel discussion just for you. Check out the official schedule to find the events you want to attend. If the price of a wristband is a deterrent, there are a bazillion free, unaffiliated events to enjoy (over 400,000 people took part in these during the 2014 festival). You can find an extensive list of those shows here.