Apr 28 2016
May 01 2016
Austin International Drag Festival

Austin International Drag Festival

Presented by Austin International Drag Foundation Inc. at Downtown Austin

The 2nd annual Austin International Drag Festival is back!  It’s bigger, better and fiercer than ever!  Three days and nights full of Drag showcases, Panels, Workshops, Films, Webcasts/Podcasts and more!

Let’s make history again! 
Austin International Drag Festival is back for its 2nd year and promises to be bigger, better and more streamlined without losing the spirit of family and camaraderie!

During the day, you will visit the Drag Village. Here you will attend panels, workshops, film screenings in the Here TV Drag Film Showcase, live podcasts/webshows, the Drag Market, the Meet & Greet area presented by DragMyCity.com , fabulous food trucks, Floyd’s 99 Glamour Lounge, and a Photography Studio presented by CHA Law Firm featuring celebrity photographers. (Daytime Events are All Ages)

During the night you will be shuttled to downtown Austin to experience the best Drag showcases you have ever seen in five different venues. These stages will all be in a one block radius so you will be able to get from venue to venue quickly. (Showcases at The Sidewinder and Elysium at ages 18+. Showcases at Beerland, Swan Dive, and Barracuda are 21+)

But wait there’s more! There will be a Opening Ceremony/Welcome Party on the first night, a Bye Felicia Breakfast presented by Lifeway Kafir on the final morning, and back by popular demand the Day Drag Showcase presented by 97.5 Pride Radio Austin on the Saturday of the festival! (These events are All Ages!)

There will be no VIP levels this year so everyone will be treated equally and will have the same chance to access all the events (Remember to arrive early to the events you wish to attend to make sure you get in as everything will be on a first come first serve basis.). Buy your passes in advance as there may be very limited entries sold at each venue.

Featuring: Ladybeard  / Chad Michaels  / Varla Jean Merman  / Coco Peru  / Jack Plotnick   /Jimmy James  / The Boulet Brothers  / The Infamous Boom Boom  / Duo Raw  / Bassem Feghali  / Wendy Ho  / BibleGirl  / Maddelynn Hatter  / Cynthia Lee Fontaine  / Laganja Estranja  / Victoria “Porkchop” Parker  / Mimi Imfurst  / Mystique Summers  / Delighted Tobehere  / Nina West  / Momma’s Boyz  / Spikey Van Dykey  / Phantom  / Flare  / RainbowGore Cake  / CHRISTEENE / DRAGULA Austin  / Cheddar Gogeous / Anna Phylactic / Lady Red Couture / Hey Qween! Live  / Feast Of Fun (Live!)  / “Girls Will Be Girls” Film Reunion  / World Premiere: Dragged: The Documentary  / Capitol Hill (Web Series) / hundred more Drag artists from 10 countries!

The fine print. 
Drag Village (DAY) Events are All Ages. Nightly showcases at Elysium and The Sidewinder at ages 18+ and Barracuda, Swan Dive, and Beerland are ages 21+.
We cannot guarantee entry into all events, breakfasts, parties, panels, workshops, showcases, etc., due to capacity limitations so we encourage you to arrive early to whichever events you wish to attend. 
All sales are final. The are absolutely no refunds, exchanges, or transfers of festival passes. Schedule and performer lineups are subject to change without notice. 
All announced events, panels, workshops, parties, headliners, performers, speakers, films, webcasts, podcasts, meet & greets, breakfasts, photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, panelists, instructors, and everything else that has something to do with the festival is subject to change without notice.

Produced by Austin International Drag Foundation Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the education, support and advancement of the worldwide Drag community.


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.


Admission Info

$99 Royal Pass (3 day all access)

$50 Student Royal Pass

Phone: 512-850-6707

Email: president@internationaldrag.org

Dates & Times

2016/04/28 - 2016/05/01

Location Info

Downtown Austin

East Sixth Street from I-35 to Brazos Street, North side of 5th Street to South side of 7th Street, Austin, TX