SXSW Guest Pass FAQ

What is the SXSW Guest Pass?

The SXSW Guest Pass is a free credential that's good for admission to SXSW Job Market, SX Create, SXSW Gaming Expo, SXSW Gaming Sessions, Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards, Flatstock 53, SXSW Music Gear Expo, SXSW Outdoor Film Screenings, and SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake.

How much does the Guest Pass cost?

The Guest Pass is free.

How can I get a Guest Pass?

Guest Passes are available at guestpass.sxsw.com. Click the “GET YOUR GUEST PASS NOW” button to register. Your Guest Pass will be emailed straight to you.

Guest Passes will also be available for free at the doors of SXSW Job Market, SX Create, SXSW Gaming Expo, SXSW Gaming Sessions, Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards, Flatstock 53, SXSW Music Gear Expo, SXSW Outdoor Film Screenings, and SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake.

I got a Guest Pass last year. Do I need a 2016 Guest Pass?

Yes, entrance into the previously listed events requires a 2016 Guest Pass.

I already have a Badge/Wristband, do I need a Guest Pass?

A Guest Pass is not necessary for SXSW Badge or Wristband holders. All Guest Pass events are open to Badges/Wristbands.

How old do I have to be to get a Guest Pass?

Guest Passes are available to everyone, but individual events and prize giveaways are subject to age restrictions.

Do kids need a Guest Pass?

Accompanied children do not need a Guest Pass to attend Guest Pass events, but individual events are subject to age restrictions.

I don't live in Austin, can I still get a Guest Pass?

Yes, you can get a Guest Pass at guestpass.sxsw.com.

How do I sign up for prize giveaways?

(1) get your Guest Pass at guestpass.sxsw.com. (2) download the SXSW GO mobile app and log in using your new Guest Pass account. You’re now automatically entered into all Guest Pass prize drawings.

Need something more?

Email guestpass@sxsw.com.