To prep for the fest, we’ve compiled a suggested list of parties by day. You can find all parties HERE. Events for 3/11 are here. Remember: We can’t RSVP you to everything, so we’ve labeled all events that you need to DIY RSVP under “MANUAL” here. Got questions? Drop us a line and be sure to follow @RSVPster on Twitter for fest info.


What: German Haus (March 12-16)
Where: German Haus at Lucille, 77 Rainey St, 9:30am – 2:00am.
Details: Pack your rucksack and feel our modern homeland’s zeitgeist at the German Haus. If a biergarten is on your mind, have no fear! We sure wouldn’t open up the German Haus if there wasn’t some tasty beer, bratwurst, and most importantly direct & creative thinking involved. You are guaranteed to find lively discussions, panels, networking opportunities, parties, or showcases accentuating the latest of German talent.
RSVP (NOTE: BADGES only, must RSVP yourself to this event if you’d like to attend)

What: Contain Yourself – We Are Having A Party – Zendesk party
Where: Container Bar, 90 Rainey St, Noon to 2AM
Details: Coffee drinks by Lucky Lab Coffee Co, cocktails, beer, music from Nick & Paige and DJ Edgar J, food from East Side Kings and more.
RSVP (NOTE: RSVP page says “badges are required and space is limited”)

Where: Easy Tiger, 709 East 6th Street, 11:30AM to 2AM
Details: Over the past 4 months, NYT VR, the new virtual-reality unit of The New York Times, has produced some of the most celebrated work in this emerging new medium. Drop by the NYT VR HQ on Saturday to take a look inside this initiative. You can view the films, talk to the filmmakers and can also hear about all aspects of the NYT VR effort. You can also grab a beer and play ping-pong. For those who want to keep the party going, check out the After Hours lounge from midnight to 2AM.
RSVP (NOTE: See page for full day of programming/schedule)

What: Refinery29 School Of Self Expression Presented by Neiman Marcus (March 12 and 13)
Where: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Details: Refinery29’s School Of Self-Expression is an immersive classroom — and visual playground — where creativity, technology, and style collide. Explore expert-led classes, interactive art installations, and the newest tech fueling expression today.
RSVP + full schedule

What: Soundcheck Party
Where: Hotel Vegas, 1500 E 6th Street, 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Details/Lineup: Free show with Joseph King, Baby Bleu, John Wesley Coleman, Citrine, the Stacks, Continental Drift, DJ Tweedy, Ramesh (patio stage); Bali Yaaah, Kay Odyssey, Lake of Fire, Milezo, Black Liquid Drop

What: UniversityHype Party
Where: Spider House Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St, 2PM
Lineup/Details: Headliner (TBA), C Dot Castro aka Shy Grey , Kurt Rockmore, AshRiser, Dandiisun, Stonewall Klaxon, GRK, Frank Zoojun, Chris Buxton, Goon des Garcons, Bronsiin, Loh Ki, J Ram, Baby Guwop, Jimi Heinritz, Champagne Poppers, Midnight Hustle & suprise special guests.
A day filled with hip/hop, indie, edm and more! Showcase to bring together the newest and most talented artists breaking through the scene by working tirelessly to master their craft.
RSVP (NOTE: 18+ Only, Free entry, no cover)

What: Backyard Bazaar + Thinx Pop Up (March 12 and 13)
Where: Friends & Neighbors, 2614 E Cesar Chavez St, 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Details: Friends & Neighbors is opening its backyard to a number of amazing vendors who are setting up shop to bring you the very best of Austin! From vintage clothing and jewelry to handmade goods such as perfumes, handbags, and woven camera straps, they’ve got it all. Inside the shop, they’ll provide you with delicious beverages including coffee, tea, shrubs, micheladas, mimosas, sangria, beer, wine and more!

What: #ARCafterDark Saturday Deloitte Digital (Night 2, also on March 11)
Where: Palm Door on Sixth, 508 E 6th St, 8PM
Details: Live music all live with RAC, Oberhofer & BAIO.

What: Crowdtap Annual People-Powered Party
Where: Vulcan Gas Company, 418 E 6th St
Details: Rae Sremmurd, The Mowgli’s
RSVP (NOTE: RSVP is closed, click link for info on requesting an invite from the organizer)

What: Tumblr U Up? Party
Where: Mohawk, 912 Red River, 7PM-2AM
Details/lineup: Grouplove, Kelela, Wild Belle, and more.
RSVP (NOTE: potentially badges only depending on capacity)

Choose a pass

Auto-RSVP to the best unofficial SXSW parties

Full Pass
All open RSVPs | March 13-22
  • RSVPs for parties during March 13-22
  • Full access to our unofficial SXSW party calendar
  • Scoops on secret events and invite only parties
Sign up
Interactive Pass
Interactive Week RSVPs | March 13-17
  • RSVPs for parties during March 13-17
  • Full access to our unofficial SXSW party calendar
  • Scoops on secret events and invite only parties
Sign up
Music Pass
Music Week RSVPs | March 16-22
  • RSVPs for parties during March 16-22
  • Full access to our unofficial SXSW party calendar
  • Scoops on secret events and invite only parties
Sign up