Free SXSW Guest Pass Grants You Access to Official Events

Want to enjoy free SXSW programming without a badge? You can! Sign up to receive a free digital SXSW Guest Pass!  No need to head to a store to pick one up this year – just register online and one will be sent to you!

SXSW Eco Light Garden

Art at SXSW

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SXSW Guest Pass 2016

The SXSW Guest Pass is a free credential that gets you into awesome SXSW events including:

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

Get Your Guest Pass for Free SXSW Fun

  1. Visit and sign up for your Guest Pass.
  2. Check your email for the new digital Guest Pass.
  3. Show your pass at Guest Pass events to get in.

For more information, visit You may also be interested in the Guest Pass FAQ page.

To see all of the free happenings at SXSW, visit the SXSW website.

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