Things to do in Austin: Fall Edition24 Sep Hannah Villars
Although it still feels like summer, fall is right around the corner and if you haven’t made plans this season, we’ve got you covered. From beer-fueled festivals, to music and film festivities; the month of September and October are some of the busiest in Austin. Read ahead for some of our city’s most fun and popular events:
September 21-22: Come rain or shine, the Pecan Street Festival is back for its second event of the year. This free event takes place on Austin’s historic sixth street and is well-loved and well-attended. It attracts hundreds of local and national artists, who set up tents to sell their goods and artwork. There is shopping, music, food, and fun to be had at the Pecan Street Festival!
September 28: The Texas Craft Brewers Festival is taking place at Fiesta Gardens at the end of September for its 16th annual celebration of Texas-produced craft beer. Nearly 80 breweries are participating from around Texas. The breweries that are representing Austin include (512) Brewing Co., Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., Black Star Co-op, Friends Allies Brewing Company, Hops & Grain Brewing, Oddwood Ales, and Zilker Brewing Co. Tickets range from $15-$120.
October 4-13: Whether you’re looking forward to or dreading its arrival, Austin City Limits Music Festival will be taking place the first two weekends in October at Zilker Park. With eight stages, over 125 musical performances, and 450,000 attendees; this is one of Austin’s largest and most anticipated events of the year. Headliners include Guns N’ Roses, Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, The Cure, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, and Robyn.
October 12: The German Texas Heritage Society is celebrating Oktoberfest in Austin at the German Free School, located in the Red River cultural district. For their 16th annual celebration, the society will host artists including The Walburg Boys, Austin Polka Band, and Off The Grid. This is a family-friendly event offering music, kids activities, German food, drinks, and more! Don’t forget your Lederhosen and Dirndl!
October 24-31: Join the Austin Film Festival & Conference in October for their 26th annual festival event. Spanning eight days, the event is composed of over 175 conference panels and over 180 film screenings that take place throughout downtown Austin. In addition, there is an arena for networking and events for attendees to take advantage of. Badge prices start at $65 for a film pass and prices will increase on September 20th.
October 26-27: The 24th annual Texas Book Festival is back for a weekend of author talks, signings, family activities, music, food, and more! The festivities are free and take place in and around the State Capitol Building. It is one of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, featuring over 250 nationally acclaimed adult and children’s authors and over 100 exhibitors. Book sales at the festival support the event and the nonprofit’s statewide school and library programs.