Everyone here is familiar with our diverse array of fun Austin festivals, so much so that we have two “festival seasons” per year (you know, those two times of the year we aren’t baking-spring and long fall). Film, music, comedy, food, and a little bit of everything else brings stars from the A List all the way down to whatever letter on the alphabet The Situation represents.

Here are some of the best chances you’ll have to catch celebs in their natural habitats: Austin festivals. And don’t forget, they need to eat, drink, and sleep while they’re in town, so even if you don’t make it to the fests, be sure to keep your eyes peeled out there on the streets! You never know…

SXSW — March

We don’t even have to begin to tell you how many celebrities are in town for the epic SXSW film, music, technology, sports, food, gaming, and education conferences. This year alone we had the biggest celebrity in politics, President Obama, in town, so there’s that. Other big names over past years have included Lady Gaga, Christian Slater, and Anthony Bourdain. Our friends over at ATX Gossip usually put out a pretty comprehensive list of confirmed celebs before the festival each year, for those of you who like to plan ahead.

Lupe Fiasco at SXSW

Lupe Fiasco at SXSW

Pete Cashmore at SXSW

Pete Cashmore at SXSW

Grumpy Cat at SXSW

Grumpy Cat at SXSW

Nick Cannon at SXSW

Nick Cannon at SXSW

Ron Perlman at SXSW

Ron Perlman at SXSW

Guillermo from the Jimmy Kimmel Live! at SXSW

Guillermo from the Jimmy Kimmel Live! at SXSW

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