Whether you are coming for the music, movies, interactive components, food, or fun, then keep reading to get your 2023 SXSW guide.
SXSW 2023 is March 10-19 in Austin, Texas. South by Southwest is not just a music festival anymore. First, there is SXSWedu. Then, (interactive, film, and music) begins.
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2023 SXSW Guide for the Austin, Texas South by Southwest Festival
During South by Southwest you’ll find Brands & Marketing, Design, Development & Code, Government, Health, Intelligent Future, Style, Tech Industry, Workplace, Entertainment Influencers, Film & TV Industry, Making Film & Episodics, Making Music, Music, Industry, Music Influencers, Touring & Live Experience, CLE, Experiential Storytelling, Food, Journalism, Social Impact, Sports, Startup Village, VR/AR. For many of these, you’ll need a SXSW 2023 pass.
PLATINUM BADGE for 2023 costs $1995
The INTERACTIVE BADGE $1695
FILM & TV BADGE is $1595,
MUSIC BADGE costs $995
A great place to park is in East Austin on the side streets east of I35 and walk the few blocks or take public transportation. Alternatively, park on or near South Congress as well. Avoid driving all through downtown during SXSW.
There are many free SXSW events, parties, swag, and more for which you don’t need a badge.
What to Bring to SXSW
Carry a comfortable backpack with you. You’ll need a way to carry water, business cards, and electronics, and haul all of your awesome free SXSW swag.
Bring an extra cell phone battery or charger. Yes, there are charging stations, but they are pretty crowded. Check out the discounted portable cell phone battery chargers here.
One of The Most Compact External Batteries
Be organized. I created an email folder to save all of my Eventbrite tickets and other important information. I also use my Google calendar to keep track of everything I signed up for.
For most of the free events, you’ll need an RSVP. These often sell out quickly. Go ahead and RSVP for everything.
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