ACL Music Festival + Formula 1 USGP lead the lineup for Fall 2023 Events
AUSTIN, TX— The city is preparing for a busy fall with an exciting lineup of events following busy spring and summer seasons.
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 16-17, 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
Taking place September 21-28, Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from around the world. Each year, organizers bring together fans, guests, industry, press, and movie lovers of all stripes in an inclusive and fun environment for a weeklong celebration. www.fantasticfest.com
The annual Austin City Limits Music Festival returns to give Austin a weekend full of live music, tasty food, and fun activities. Taking place October 6-8 and 13-15, festival-goers can experience a diverse lineup of acts with eight stages, more than 130 performances, and have the opportunity to indulge in the fun over two full weekends of music. www.aclfestival.com
The Formula 1 Lenovo United States Grand Prix returns to Texas for a celebration of speed and sound October 20-22. The three-day event provides an action-packed experience that features can’t-miss racing action, electrifying performances from global superstars, exhilarating amusement rides, culinary experiences and so much more. Don’t miss unforgettable performances by The Killers and Queen + Adam Lambert on the Germania Insurance Super Stage. www.circuitoftheamericas.com/f1
Get those costumes and tickets ready for the epic psychedelic music and art festival, LEVITATION, taking place October 26-29. 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
Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, the Austin Film Festival, taking place October 26 - November 2, shines the spotlight on both top-billed films and indies alike. The event’s mission is to further the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story. www.austinfilmfestival.com
Pamper your palate at the Austin Food + Wine Festival, taking place November 4-5. 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
For a taste of Irish, Scottish and Breton culture, the Austin Celtic Festival, taking place November 4-5, 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
The Texas Book Festival, taking place November 11-12, 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
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.