Note: This year’s SXSW Festival has been cancelled as of March 6th, 2020. The City of Austin has made this decision in reaction to the possible safety hazard of the globally-spreading COVID-19 virus. This unprecedented decision has made 2020 the first in 34 years that SXSW will not be occurring. Unofficial parties and gatherings related to the festival will more than likely follow suit in cancellation.
Each year, thousands of visitors head to Austin,Texas to attend SXSW, a festival celebrating what’s up and coming in film, music, art, technology and more. Days are filled with attending panels, film screenings and performances alongside unofficial parties held throughout the city. Some of the best unofficial parties for SXSW involve complimentary bites, cocktails and plenty of mixing and mingling with festival guests. Take a look at our guide to the best SXSW parties 2020 for some of the most worthy events happening throughout the festival.
SXSW 2020 CANCELLED
This event from women’s entrepreneurship platform Create & Cultivate will be joining with MasterCard for a day of panels, networking and getting educated on building a business, including a talk from keynote speaker Michelle Pfieffer.
MashBash 2020: Fave the Planet – Sunday, March 15th, 2020
The Mashable House is an annual SXSW destination for immersive experiences, now in its eleventh year. The activation takes on a rotating theme, with this year’s topic being “sustainability.” The MashBash closes out the weekend on Sunday night with a bang through live performances and interactive activations, giving it a necessary spot on any SXSW party guide.
Splash Getaway – March 13th-15th, 2020
The popular event marketing platform Splash will be holding its own event during this year’s festival. Escape the hustle and bustle of SXSW by attending the Splash Getaway. This weekend of entertainment promises to be a serene destination for relaxing alongside discussions from key players in tech and inspiring activities.
Cinderblock Block Party – Saturday, March 21st 2020
Multimedia company Cinderblock will be holding their 4th annual Block Party presented by Corona. Live music is the focus of this event, with performances from a talented lineup of artists along with food and of course Corona beer. VIPs receive an invite to the after party promising a full night of excitement.
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