Updated August 4. 2020
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September in Austin, Texas is all about sunny days and festival season - from music to film to comedy and more. Relax like a local this month by hitting the lake for an afternoon of paddle boarding before posting up on a patio with a refreshing local beer in one hand and the sound of a local artist in the background. If you're looking for a little more action as the days and nights cool off, check out these September events and festivals in Austin:
Pecan Street Festival. Credit Manya Pandya Photography.
Austin Weird Homes Tour
Now in its 7th year, the Austin Weird Homes Tour is doing something a little different this year - they are producing a 100% virtual tour. Come along with the Weird Homes Crew and visit these wonderfully weird homes from the comfort and safety of your home. Plus, anyone in the world can tune in to enjoy!
HAAM Benefit Day
The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, or HAAM hosts an annual, citywide benefit to raise support for local musicians. For one day, hundreds of local music showcases and concerts will take place virtually. The day will feature livestreams all day long on both HAAM's social channels and those of so many of your favorite local musicians.
9/19/20 - 9/20/20
Fall Pecan Street Festival
The Pecan Street Festival is a free, bi-annual juried music, arts and crafts festival. The 2020 festival will be entirely virtual, allowing for the opportunity to expand the event from one weekend to a much longer stretch of programming – providing more opportunity for public engagement with vendors, artists, musicians and other special guests.
Austin Museum Day
Museums Across Austin
Organized by the Austin Museum Partnership, this special day features free exhibitions and activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites.
Free Day of Yoga
All day long, participating studios across the Austin area offer free classes as an opportunity for every age and fitness level.
Circuit of The Americas
This September, get into the action with a full day of rough and tumble action, featuring head-to-head short, sharp racing on dirt and asphalt, a MEGA jump and all the action you can take. Witness high profile drivers with the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than two seconds – faster than an F1 car.
Renegade Craft Fair
Celebrate Austin's creative spirit at this annual market and craft fair. Shop independent makers and local vendors, enjoy food truck fare and craft libations, and rock to hand-picked local DJ sets.
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
Comedians from around the country show Austinites their comedy chops and throw down in a mini-golf tourney.
UTOPiAfest Down in the Oaks
What began as gathering of music lovers on a ranch, has evolved into a weekend of camping and live music featuring 35+ bands. Festival-goers will enjoy a curated culinary experience, a wine grove, a Texas craft beer garden, workshops, art installations and a kid zone for the little ones.
The Zilker Relays is a 10-mile team race. Each participant runs a 2.5 mile loop from one central festival/transition area. The team concept of the Zilker Relays is not unique, but the combination of a relay, festival home base, drinks and music, make this experience a favorite for runners of all calibers and ages.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas
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.
This year, the Austin Saengerrunde will celebrate the 6th annual Austin Oktoberfest at Scholz Garten, the oldest continuously operating tavern in the state. This festival celebrates German heritage in Texas with beer, sausage, live music and bowling!