Fall into the season by celebrating some of Austin's best festivals and events this October. Get into the spirit by attending some of our favorite music and family-friendly activities below!
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.
Texas Book Festival
Downtown, Various Locations
The Texas Book Festival has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts about 250 authors each year. More than 40,000 book lovers of all ages attend the Festival annually, enjoying readings, panel discussions, signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children's activities and exhibiting vendors from across the state.
Dia de los Muertos Festival
The festival will feature renowned recording artists in the Latin and Texas music industries. The festival will offer food and beverages, cultural performances, altar contest as well as Kids Zone activities for kids.
Live Music, food, a biergarten, kid's activities and more at the German Free School.
Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
Circuit of The AmericasTM
Drivers will be in Austin competing in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix this month. 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.
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.
Wizard World Comic Con
Austin Convention Center
Wizard World Comic Con produces pop culture conventions across North America to celebrate the entertainment industry.