Get ready for an epic SXSW 2024 experience, set to surpass all expectations! This year’s lineup promises a whirlwind of live events, activations, and extravagant parties, generously sponsored by a multitude of brands, studios, and tech companies. And for those new to the scene, prepare to revel in the abundance of complimentary food and beverages available throughout the entire festival week.

From engaging panels on food sustainability to exclusive launch soirées and post-screening film gatherings, the opportunities to savor delectable bites and refreshing cocktails abound. Explore a diverse array of events featuring everything from free snacks and treats to creatively themed culinary delights that embody each brand’s distinct persona.

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To assist you in navigating this culinary adventure, we’ve meticulously curated a selection of the most enticing events offering mouthwatering opportunities to indulge in culinary delights and thirst-quenching libations. Keep in mind that certain events may necessitate an RSVP, while others may require a badge for entry. Be sure to review the event specifics provided to optimize your festival experience. So, gear up for a gastronomic exploration, and get ready to savor, sip, and revel in the delights of SXSW 2024!

Audible Sound Experience

Audible invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey at The Audible Sound Experience. Open to SXSW Badge Holders and the public Friday – Sunday , it’s located just a stone’s throw away from the Convention Center and open to the public every day, this attraction promises to immerse you in the enchanting world of premium audio storytelling through interactive, carnival-inspired spectacles. Here’s what you can expect at The Audible Sound Experience:

  1. Rides on a Larger-Than-Life Ferris Wheel and play carnival-inspired games: Test your skills and win Audible-themed prizes as you partake in fun and engaging games that showcase the diverse selection of Audible’s premium audio entertainment.
  2. Classic Concessions and Festive Treats: Indulge in carnival classics like corn dogs, cotton candy, and popsicles while enjoying festive-themed listening moments specially curated for festival-goers.

Prime Video’s “Fallout” Activation

Hotel San José (1316 South Congress Avenue) – March 8 from 12PM to 6PM and March 9 from 10AM to 6PM, In celebration of one of the world’s most beloved and iconic video game franchises, Prime Video will be returning to Austin’s iconic Hotel San José during SXSW 2024 to immerse fans in the post-apocalyptic world of their upcoming highly-anticipated Original Series Fallout, premiering on April 12, and see if they have what it takes to survive.  

Attendees will be able to bite on some snacks like Fancy Lad Snack Cakes or a cut of ass jerky before they try their hand at lassoing the (sort-of) taxidermied, wasteland creatures or test their shot with ‘Junk Jets’ in the shooting gallery. Don’t forget to snap a photo in the futuristic, yet post-apocalyptic dentist’s chair (where guests will notice that the doctor might like teeth just a little too much), with the power armor or even in front of the feral ghoul cage. While adventuring through Filly, visitors may even witness the town’s rival factions engaging in fisticuffs over the fate of a rumored vault dweller.

The EXPERIENCE by Dell Technologies

Join The EXPERIENCE by Dell Technologies at SXSW as we showcase how leaders across industries are using technology to inspire and create change – from revolutionizing the modern workplace to creating business models built on product circularity. Expect free drinks and passed apps during multiple parts of the day and panels. Learn more and RSVP:

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Fast Company Grill

201 Brazos St – The Fast Company Grill makes its triumphant return to SXSW, welcoming business visionaries, diverse leaders, and exceptional change agents for three days of captivating programming, unique experiences, and invaluable connections. Throughout the weekend, Fast Company will share innovative perspective, access to groundbreaking innovators, and proficiency in crafting unforgettable live events to captivate thousands of attendees.

Free drinks, coffee, passed apps, and snacks are served at scheduled times, ensuring that attendees are fueled for the engaging discussions and networking opportunities that await at the Fast Company Grill. RSVP required –

Inc. Founders House SXSW

FOXY’s Proper Pub 201 Brazos St  – Embark on a unique journey at SXSW’s Inc. Founders House, a premier destination designed for driven individuals launching, managing, and expanding businesses. Just a short stroll from the Austin Convention Center, this exclusive enclave offers founders an intimate space to refuel, recharge, and connect with peers.

Immerse yourself in inspiration, invaluable insights, and candid discussions that only fellow founders can provide. From engaging conversations on stage to informal networking opportunities at the bar, this hub is a convergence of intellect, courage, and excitement. Experience star entrepreneurs, guest bartenders, an array of snacks, appetizers, and handcrafted cocktails, as well as invite-only happy hours, all curated to enhance your SXSW experience at Inc. Founders House.

Brunch of Aussies

Acclime USA is hosting a brunch to unite Australian, New Zealand, and UK companies attending this year’s SXSW with members of the scaleup community who have established a presence in Austin, TX. Gain insights into the advantages and obstacles of setting up a landing pad in Austin, and hear from companies that have undertaken this journey in previous years. Enjoy delicious food, refreshing drinks, and live music from an Australian artist to keep the vibes upbeat!

Please note: This event is waitlisted to ensure access for Australians, Kiwis, and Brits either local to ATX or visiting SXSW. RSVP required

House of Robb

712 Congress Ave – Robb Report brings the House of Robb, our immersive pop-up and luxury oasis, back to SXSW for the second year in a row. Recharge with passed hors d’oeuvres by acclaimed chefs and an open bar, interact with the finest luxury brands’ unique activations, attend live discussions moderated by our editors, and delight in the atmosphere of Robb Report brought to life. RSVP Required.

Tulsa House SXSW

86 Rainey Street  – Join Tulsa at SXSW for an immersive experience featuring thought-provoking panels, lively happy hours, and late-night music, connecting you with entrepreneurs, remote workers, executives, venture capitalists, and more. Keep the conversations flowing at our happy hours, where you can mingle with attendees and Tulsans while enjoying complimentary beverages from American Solera and Prairie Artisan Ales, along with coffee and bites from local favorites Topeca Coffee and Et Al.

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610 N I-35 – Experience the unveiling of our product at a fully immersive experiential event, open from March 8 to 10. No SXSW badges are required; the event is free fully open to the public! Enjoy a day filled with food, drinks, and product samples available throughout the event.

Austin’s Biggest Smackdown: Pain Au Chocolat

1301 S I-35 Frontage Rd #100  – On March 9th, Bakery’s ~Pain Au Chocolat~ is bringing something loud, tanned and oily to South by Southwest. Join us for a live Mexican Luchador wrestling exhibition, live music, Texas BBQ, beer and spirits courtesy of Shiner. Limited entry so, please, RSVP today!

With a full week of events highlighting Canadian talent in film, tech, and music, Canada House is the place to be in Austin. Check out the Canada House website for the lineup of networking, panels, and industry events. Plus, explore the Canadian Innovation Lounge for different immersive  experiences each day.

Tacos, Design & Cumbias – Networking Party

A Night on Reina Rooftop,” hosted by Strap Tech and Brands & People, where flavors, innovation, and vibrant connections collide. Experience gourmet tacos from 10/10 Taqueria against the backdrop of breathtaking views at Reina Rooftop. Mix and mingle with the brightest minds in design, marketing, innovation, and tech while enjoying a Clemente Castillo Soundeli DJ Set and unparalleled networking opportunities. Don’t miss out on this memorable evening of taste, tunes, and innovation talk. Reserve your spot on the waitlist now as entry is limited!

MMMM Brunch Muzlive Music & Media Mixer

 Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill  303 Red River Street – Join for the exclusive VIP Mixer hosted by SXSW 2024 exhibitor Muzlive, featuring a brunch at downtown Austin’s iconic Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill (303 Red River Street)! Please note that RSVP on Eventbrite does not guarantee entry; admitted guests will receive formal invitations beginning March 7, based on capacity and ticket availability.

Don’t miss this chance to mingle with a curated group of music and media professionals, artists, and the innovators behind the revolutionary KiT Album media format. Whether you’re a music industry insider, media enthusiast, or SXSW attendee, the MMMM Brunch promises a perfect start to your day with a full range of delicious brunch offerings, refreshments, and speed networking opportunities in a relaxed, upbeat setting.


1221 East 6th Street – Buckle up for an epic BBQ. Join Flex for a curated afternoon complete with live music, interactive installations, quality networking, drinks, and of course the best-of Austins BBQ scene, Franklin BBQ. RSVP required.