Its festival season and fall is in full swing. Check out this list for some of the bigger events happening in Austin this October!
10/3/14 - 10/5/14 (this weekend!) 10/10/14 - 10/12/14 Austin City Limits Music Festival Zilker Park One of the country's largest celebrations of music, this six-day festival brings the magic of the famed public TV series Austin City Limits outside the studio and into Austin's most beloved park with more than 130 musical acts on eight stages over two weekends. Be sure to look out for pop-up shops, after-show performances and one-day passes!
10/10/14 - 10/12/14 U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship Circuit of The Americas The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) returns to the Circuit of The Americas for the annual U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship. The event is open to the public Oct. 10-12 featuring three days of on-track action with over 600 Vintage race cars from around the globe. SVRA's 12 racing classes promise nonstop excitement from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day with automobiles from the early 20th century to the present, competing for the coveted Vintage Racing National Championship title that will be awarded to over 35 different class winners.
10/17/14 - 10/19/14 POP Austin International Art Show Fair Market POP Austin International Art Show merges art and lifestyle in an annual three-day interactive art show. They will be showcasing works from renowned and emerging contemporary artists from all over the world. POP Austin will be at Fair Market's 18,000 sq. ft. event space where all artists works will be for sale and our daily Pop Talks will feature specialists in the arts industry.
10/18/14 - 10/19/14 Austin Celtic Festival Fiesta Gardens The largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas is returning for their 14th annual celebration. Four stages of Irish, Scottish and Breton music, dance, storytelling, workshops and more. Plus, Sheep herding demos, Highland Games and over 30 Celt craft vendors.
10/23/14 - 10/30/14 Austin Film Festival Paramount Theatre and various locations Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on top-billed films and Indies alike. Learn more from our Film Commission here.
10/25/14 - 10/26/14 Texas Book Festival Downtown, Various Locations The Texas Book Festival event has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and takes place in and around the State Capitol in Austin, hosting about 250 authors each year. More than 40,000 book lovers of all ages attend the Festival annually, enjoying author readings and presentations, panel discussions, book signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children's activities and exhibiting vendors from across the state.
10/31/14 - 11/02/14 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix Circuit of The Americas Drivers will be in Austin competing in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in November. Built around a state-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track with capacity for 120,000 fans and an elevation change of 133 feet, the facility is designed for any and all classes of racing - from motor power to human power.
10/31/14-11/2/14 Fanfest Downtown Austin The Austin Fanfest is a festival to celebrate the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. Fan Fest is a 3-day festival that will take place in the heart of beautiful downtown Austin.National, regional and local music acts will perform on multiple stages, plus arts, street performers, F1 simulators, F1 show cars, interactive sponsor activations, bars, parties, a family fun zone, and more!
For even more unique local activities, keep up with our Austin event calendar and monthly staff picks to know whats what around town.