Fall Music Festivals & Events
Austin has no trouble living up to its Live Music Capital of the World® reputation. Boasting hundreds of live music venues and an amazing nightlife scene, the vibrant entertainment and culture scene only gets hotter as autumn temperatures drop. Austin's fall calendar brings essential music festivals and events that are sure to get you moving and grooving. Here are a few to watch for.
9/16/23 - 9/17/23
Fall Pecan Street Festival
Historic Sixth Street
The Pecan Street Festival is a free two-day arts festival held twice yearly in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District. The festival attracts hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations in a variety of mediums. Some come to buy art, others come for the food and the live music. Nearly 50 of Austin’s top musical acts, from up-and-comers to renowned veterans, perform on three stages, located on Trinity, Neches and Red River streets.
Various Venues Across Austin
In support of the local low-income working musicians who might not have access to affordable healthcare, HAAM Day was created to help enhance Austin’s economy and quality of life. By resolving some of the challenges these musicians face, the Live Music Capital of the World® is able to stay alive and we get to enjoy what we love: music!
Oswaldo Cantu Pan Am Recreation Center
The Oswaldo Cantu Pan Am Recreation Center will be hosting the 16th annual Viva Mexico Celebration on September 16. Explore Mexico’s history, culture, and tradition through visual arts, dance and musical performances from a solid lineup. This event is free so be sure to secure your spot fast!
10/6/23 - 10/8/23 & 10/13/23 - 10/15/23
Austin City Limits Music Festival
The annual ACL Festival is back in full swing and is ready to give Austin a weekend full of live music, tasty food, and fun activities. Every year, 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!
10/13/23 - 10/14/23
What began as a gathering of music lovers on a ranch, has evolved into a weekend of camping and live music across 2 main stages. 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. UTOPiAfest grounds are wheelchair accessible and offer ADA restrooms for festival goers.
German Free School
The German-Texan Heritage Society holds this annual festival, featuring kid-friendly activities during the day along with live music and authentic German food. This is a limited attendance, outdoor event. It'll be the biggest little Oktoberfest around!
Austin Symphony Orchestra Presents: Halloween Children’s Concert
This concert is a wonderful chance for you to introduce your children to the wonders of live orchestral music through frightfully fun symphony tunes and also a great opportunity for the whole family to wear costumes and have tons of fun. The concert hall will be decorated top to bottom to enhance your little one's concert experience.
10/26/23 - 10/29/23
Red River Cultural District
Get those costumes and tickets ready for the epic psychedelic music and art festival, LEVITATION, this Halloween weekend! This is a four-day weekend of music that brings art to Austin’s diverse Red River Cultural District and east side venues and art spaces. Four-day passes have sold out but single shows are still available for shows across the weekend.
10/28/23 - 10/29/23
Travis County Expo Center
Celebrate this Hallow’s Eve and commit yourself to Freaky Deaky with two days of dancing on the dark side. The freaky celebration welcomes many of today’s most sinister selectors across several stages with booming basslines to be heard for miles.
Viva La Vida Festival and Parade
4th and Congress Ave
Mexic-Arte Museum’s 40th Annual Viva La Vida Festival and Parade is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event. Visitors will experience a street festival and a parade down the iconic Congress Avenue, bringing together a vibrant and varied mix of traditional, contemporary and weird Austin.
11/3/23 - 11/12/23
New Braunfels, TX
Make a trip to New Braunfels, Texas (just 50 minute drive from downtown Austin) for the unique annual celebration of German culture at Wurstfest, the best ten days in sausage history. Here, you’ll enjoy good food, music, dancing, carnival rides and games, beer and entertainment. Freshen up on your German phrases today!
11/4/23 - 11/5/23
Austin Celtic Festival
This annual festival returns to Pioneer Farms this November, along with the 2023 Scottish Highland Games World Championships. Check the website for the full schedule of events, music lineup, special guests and more.
11/10/23 - 11/12/23
Seismic Dance Event
The Concourse Project
Seismic Dance Event makes a return to Austin, Texas for its fifth set this fall. This boutique music festival is curated for house, techno and underground music enthusiasts and takes place at the brand new The Concourse Project venue, with more than seven acres of land. Don’t miss out on this festival, with a reputation for its crowd culture and thick vibes, so buy your tickets today!