Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K

Things to do, Festivals
Runaway brides at Keep Austin Weird Fest
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/David Ingram

Don your funkiest outfit and your running shoes for a celebration of all that is bizarre, strange and straight-up weird about Austin. The annual festival includes music, food and a costume contest, but it's the "slowest 5K on the planet"—complete with beer stops, shot stops and Slip'N Slides—that make this fest worth a sweaty visit. Though, you know, maybe don't wear a heavy chicken suit.