Austin October Events Guide

Austin October Events Guide

Calling all ghosts, ghouls, witches and werewolves – we have good news for you! This October, food, drinks, music and entertainment are just the beginning of the spooktacular events Austin has to offer. Be sure to bring your whole family to take part in these fall festivities!

10/5/18 – 10/7/18 and 10/12/18 – 10/14/18
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Zilker Park
With more than 140 musical acts and eight stages, this two-weekend festival is one of the country’s largest celebrations of music. Bring your friends to listen to outstanding artists in Austin’s most popular park.
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10/13/18
Oktoberfest
German Free School
Live music, food, a biergarten and children’s activities are just the beginning of this German event. Hosted by The German-Texan Heritage Society, this annual festival is sure to entertain the whole family.
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10/19/18 – 10/21/18
FORMULA 1 United States Grand Prix
Circuit of The Americas
Enjoy three days of racing, camping and live music, including Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder as headliners. International drivers will compete in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas this month.
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10/25/18 – 11/1/18
Austin Film Festival
Paramount Theatre & Various Locations
Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, the Austin Film Festival celebrates both top-billed films and indies alike. Be sure to bring your friends and family to enjoy this cinematic, eight-day event.
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10/27
Food and Wine Festival
Markplatz in Fredericksburg
In the charming town of Fredericksburg, the Food and Wine Festival features Texas food, wine, beer, music and more! Demonstrations and silent auctions will be held for you to take part in at this full-course celebration.
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10/27/18 – 10/28/18
Texas Book Festival
Texas State Capitol Building
Gathering more than 250 authors and 40,000 book lovers of all ages, the Texas Book Festival has become one of the premier literary events in the country. Bring your entire family to enjoy readings, signings, vendors, food, children’s activities and more!
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10/28/18
Austin Symphony Orchestra Presents: Halloween Children’s Concert
The Long Center for the Performing Arts
Decorated from top to bottom to enhance your spooky experience, the concert hall provides a setting for you and your children to dress up and experience the amazement of live music from the Austin Symphony Orchestra.
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10/31/18
Texas Fireworks Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Kreig Baseball Field
Presented by Planet K, this spectacular event features early morning yoga, community fair booths and entertainment, finished with a spectacular firework show to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
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