AUSTIN, TX— Coming off a record setting 2022 spring and summer season of events, the city is preparing for a busy fall with an exciting lineup of in-person events.
The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) will host an annual, citywide benefit, HAAM Benefit Day, on Tuesday, September 13 to raise support for local musicians. For one day, hundreds of local music showcases and concerts will take place, featuring many of your favorite local musicians. www.myhaam.org
The Pecan Street Festival is a free two-day arts festival held twice yearly in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District. Taking place September 17-18, the juried festival attracts hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations in a variety of mediums, from metal, wood, fiber, clay, leather, glass and stone to repurposed materials of all kinds. www.pecanstreetfestival.org
Organized by the Austin Museum Partnership and taking place Sunday, September 18, Austin Museum Day features free exhibitions and activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites. www.austinmuseums.org
The annual Austin City Limits Music Festival returns to give Austin two weekends full of live music, tasty food, and fun activities. Taking place October 7-9 and 16-18, festival-goers can experience a diverse lineup of acts with eight stages, more than 130 performances and the opportunity to indulge in the fun over two full weekends of music. www.aclfestival.com
Quesoff, a celebration of all things melted cheese, will take place on Saturday, October 8. Restaurants, top chefs and home-cooks will go head-to-head in four categories - Meaty, Spicy, Veggie and Wild Card. A Best in Show will also be awarded to the overall top queso dish as decided by a panel of judges. www.facebook.com/quesoff
The Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix returns to Texas for a celebration of speed and sound October 21-23. The three-day event provides an action-packed experience that fuses world-class racing with major championship implications. There's no shortage of star power off-track as superstars headliners hit the Super Stage on with post-race performances each night. www.circuitoftheamericas.com/f1
Bring the kids in full costume to Boo at the Zoo, October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29, where they can experience the Austin Zoo in a whole new way: in the dark. Train rides, musical entertainment and unlimited haunted house visits are also included in the fun. Tickets are limited; call 512-288-1490 to make your reservation in advance. www.austinzoo.org
Your little ghost or goblin will help haunt Long Center’s Dell Hall for Austin Symphony Orchestra’s annual Halloween Children’s Concert, taking place Sunday, October 23. This exciting concert features frightfully fun symphonic music that is stimulating for young eyes and ears (ages 2-10). The entire family is invited to dress up in their favorite costume and enjoy “boo-tiful” music with their Austin Symphony Orchestra. www.austinsymphony.org
Get those costumes and tickets ready for the epic psychedelic music and art festival, LEVITATION, taking place October 27-30. This four-day weekend of music brings art to Austin’s diverse Red River Cultural District and east side venues and art spaces. www.levitation.fm
Pamper your palate at the Austin Food + Wine Festival, taking place November 4-6. Join top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin's own acclaimed gourmet scene for an indulgent, three-day epicurean adventure unlike any other, topped off with live musical performances. www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com
The Texas Book Festival, taking place November 5-6, has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts about 250 authors each year. Join in with other bookworms for readings, panel discussions, signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children's activities and more. www.texasbookfestival.org
For a taste of Irish, Scottish and Breton culture, the Austin Celtic Festival, taking place November 5-6, delivers music, dance, sports, food and more. From folk melodies to traditional Scottish pipes and drums, a full schedule of Celtic music performers is set for this November festival. When you're not participating in a dance workshop or watching an Irish dance team take the stage, check out the Celtic dog parade, Highland Games for adults and kids or a battle demonstration. www.austincelticfestival.com
Event dates are subject to change or cancellation. For a complete list of live and in person events taking place now through the end of this year, head to www.visitaustin.org/events.