No, you’re not dreaming. Austin really is full of whimsical events and places that are oh so dreamy. From stunning light shows to lavishly decorated homes, you never know what kind of magic you’ll discover. Here are 7 spots in Austin that are straight out of a fairy tale.
1. The Zilker Park Woodland Faerie Trail
Every Summer, whimsical creatures inhabit Zilker Park and show off their homes along the woodland faerie trail. Magical homes, gardens, and scavenger hunts excite visitors of all ages.
2. Casa Neverlandia Art House
Tucked away in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood, Casa Neverlandia Art House makes you never want to grow up. This gorgeously decorated home will make your imagination run wild.
3. Sherwood Forest Faire
Every June and July, hundreds of festivalgoers clad in robes, tiaras, and chainmail flock to McDade, Texas for the Sherwood Forest Faire. Only an hour outside the city limits, this festival will make you feel worlds away.
4. The Trail of Lights Festival
This annual display of winter lights attracts more visitors than South By Southwest!
5. Ballet Austin
There's nothing more gorgeous than the stunning productions put on by Ballet Austin.
6. Esther's Follies
The magic show at Esther's Follies will drop your jaw.
7. The Waller Creek Conservancy's Annual Creek Show
Beams of colorful light illuminate Waller Creek between 5th and 8th streets every November. This free event draws crowds from all over the city.