Austin Events Calendar: August & September 2022
Check out this list for a selection of the largest annual events in Austin during August and September. For a more extensive list of daily happenings, see the searchable Events Calendar.
August 2022 Events and Festivals
aGLIFF (All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival)
Virtual & In-Person
aGLIFF is the oldest and largest gay and lesbian film fest in the Southwest and the largest LGBTQI+ cultural event in Austin. The event will offer feature and short films showcasing the diverse experiences of Queer people.
ATX Black Food Week
Local Restaurants & Food Trucks
Austin Justice Coalition hosts the annual ATX Black Food Week, celebrating food, drinks and community empowerment. Support local, Black-owned restaurants for two weeks, plus a full week dedicated to food trucks. Learn about the history of Austin while supporting the businesses that make this city feel like home.
Austin Pride Parade
Celebrated during Austin Pride Month each August, don’t miss this giant parade down Congress Avenue during the largest annual LGBTQI advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas.
Congress Avenue Bridge
Celebrate this batty event as the world's largest urban bat colony (1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed Bats which take up seasonal residence beneath the Ann Richard's Congress Street Bridge) take to the skies for their nightly flight. Enjoy live music, children activities, a costume contest and more.
Blues on the Green
Pack a blanket and the family and make your way to Zilker Park for this summertime tradition. Held monthly each summer, Austin's largest free concert series will welcome performances by local artists.
Hot Summer Nights
Red River Cultural District
Each summer, 20 venues throughout the Red River Cultural District host four days of free live music, alongside local food and vendors. Local acts like Golden Dawn Arkestra, Emily Wolfe, Moving Panoramas, Ringo Deathstarr and more have taken over stages in past years to celebrate summer in the Live Music Capital of the World®.
Zilker Summer Musical
Hill Country Galleria
Pack a picnic and come enjoy the free, annual musical at the Hill Country Galleria pavilion. The outdoor theatre troupe will host performances Thursdays through Sundays beginning around 8:15 p.m.
September 2022 Events and Festivals
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Far Out Lounge & Stage
If you wanna beat the heat this summer then you gotta eat the heat! Join the Austin Chronicle for one of the world's largest hot sauce festivals, with categories ranging from local restaurants to commercial bottlers.
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.
Austin Summer Carnival
The Venue ATX
A samba dance party celebrating African heritage and Brazilian, Latin and Caribbean music with DJs, guest musicians and plenty of spectacular costumes.
This wine-centric event will feature culinary stations, craft cocktails and live music household names in pop, country and EDM.
The Drop-In Summer Concert Series
ACL Radio & The Long Center have teamed up to bring you a free weekly concert series on the Long Center lawn all summer long. The lineup will feature a diverse lineup of Austin’s favorite and emerging artists in the heart of downtown.
Fall Pecan Street Festival
Historic Sixth Street
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.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
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.
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.
HAAM Benefit Day
Venues Throughout the City
The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (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, featuring many of your favorite local musicians.
Moontower Comedy Festival
The Paramount Theatre and other locations
Moontower Comedy Festival presented by the Paramount Theatre brings to Austin some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. National headliners, up-and-comers and local Austin-based comedians ensure four hilarious days of fun.
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
Comedians from around the country show Austinites their comedy chops and throw down in a mini-golf tourney.
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.
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center will host its annual Viva México celebration to showcase visual art, dance and musical performances that explore Mexico’s history through cultural art traditions.
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.