SR Group is dedicated to helping our clients during Austin's biggest events and festivals

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There is no place quite like Austin, Texas

With countless events and local must-do's, there is year round demand for short term rentals in this amazing city. That is why the SR Group is dedicated to helping you prepare and market your property for festivals, events, holidays, and more.

Please click on a link below to start your search by festival, find out more information on short term rental licensing, or to get in contact with us regarding your property you'd like help marketing.


South by Southwest Conference & Festivals

South by Southwest (abbreviated as SXSW and colloquially referred to as 'South By') is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, music festivals, and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin. It began in 1987 and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year. SXSW is the highest revenue-producing event for the Austin economy, with an estimated economic impact of $350.6 million in 2018 (in comparison, Super Bowl LI brought a $347 million economic impact to the Houston economy).


Austin City Limits Music Festival

The Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Zilker Park in Austin on two (2) consecutive three-day weekends in early October. Founded in 2002, the festival began as a one-weekend event and remained as such through the 2012 date. Acl is one of the world's most dynamic music events and attracts hundreds of thousands of music fans from across the globe annually.

More Events & Festivals in Austin

Click the image below to find our Austin Event Guide

What and when are the best festivals in Austin?

From the F1 races to the Austin Marathon to the World Golf Championships to Texas Football and beyond, click the image to find some of our top picks for must-attend Austin events this year.

There's a reason why Austin is at the top of every list of places to visit, live, work, and play.

While the events and festivals may bring you here, the food, the friendliness, the economy, the scenery, and the art scene will keep you here.

Licensing & Guidelines

The rules and regulations regarding short term rentals (STRs) vary immensely throughout Central Texas and the success or legality of your investment property rests on understanding these various rules.

No matter where you are looking to purchase, it's important to understand that STRs are generally classified as rentals less than 30 days. If you are planning to rent your home out monthly or for even longer durations there are far less municipal rules.

Within the city limits of Austin, the regulations regarding short term rentals are pretty strict. They have a comprehensive permitting process and caps on the number of short term rentals allowed. In fact, in the City of Austin, it's almost impossible to get a permit to operate a short term rental for a single family home if it's not your primary residence.

However, many nearby Austin suburbs and towns have no STR rules at all and there are unincorporated areas that aren't subject to any municipal oversight.

Click the button below for more information or reach out to us at (512) 993-4663 for guidance through the process.

Get to know your short term rental specialist

Jeffrey Grant

Jeffrey Grant

Principal | REALTOR®, CLHMS

Jeffrey is the co-founder and principal of the SR Group, Austin’s premier luxury, waterfront, and relocation real estate group, and the creator of and


A native to Austin, Jeffrey has had the opportunity the witness the city's tremendous growth and change firsthand. Introduced to real estate at a young age by both his grandfathers, he has been involved in the local real estate market most of his life, beginning in 2007 with a custom home and pool builder where he led the construction of luxury properties in the Bee Cave and Lakeway areas..

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