By Melissa M. Martinez

Editor’s note: This article was originally published February 13, 2014

In less than a month, Austin will be taken over for 10 days by South by Southwest Interactive, Film and Music festivals. If you have badge or wristband, there are events and parties to be attended and enjoyed.

But the badgeless and wristbandless will have no lack of fun to choose from. Dozens of venues around Austin host unofficial showcases, side parties and day shows during the festival that don’t require any credentials.

The hundreds of parties can get overwhelming to sort through, so Austin360 has created its yearly SXSW Side Parties guide.

The guide can be used on your desktop or mobile device and sorted by date, searched for band names, asked to find parties with free food and drink or just perused for interesting events.

Dig in, share it with your friends and e-mail us if you have information on a party we’re missing.

Are you looking for the latest social buzz on the festival? We have the latest posts from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram aggregated here. Itching for even more SXSW news? Visit our SXSW page here. See you at the festival!