Things to do in Austin in October 2013
Posted by Michael Reilly on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 10:53am.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Nourse.
With October just around the corner, it's time to unveil another list of fun things to do around Austin. October is one of the best times of the year to take in Austin's music scene, and the biggest music event happening next month is the annual favorite - Austin City Limits, or "ACL". ACL attracts music-lovers from all across the globe to Zilker Park for not one, but two weekends filled with amazing concerts by brand-new and well-known performers. This year's lineup features artists like Kings of Leon, The Cure, Lionel Richie and Asleep at the Wheel, just to name a few. Race fans can see restored vintage racecars compete alongside modern vehicles in the U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship at the new Circuit of the Americas track. If you're up for a physical challenge, the legendary Ironman 70.3 triathalon happens at the end of the month, or you can give your brain a workout during the Challenge Nation scavenger hunt in downtown Austin.
Here's a few of our favorite things to do in Austin in October 2013:
|Event||Location / Time
|Sound and Cinema||The Long Center in Austin- Wednesday at 6 pm||http://thelongcenter.org||October 2|
|First Thursday on South Congress Avenue||South Congress Avenue - Most businesses open until at least 10 pm||www.firstthursday.info||October 3|
|First Thurdsay in Downtown Buda||Downtown Buda - Thursday from 5 - 9 pm||www.budatxtourism.com||October 3|
|First Friday in Downtown Georgetown||Downtown Georgetown Square - Friday from 5 - 10 pm||thegeorgetownsquare.com||October 4|
|Austin City Limits Music Festival- Weekend One||Zilker Park in Austin- Friday - Sunday, Times Vary||www.aclfestival.com||October 4 - 6|
|John Lennon's Birthday- Music of the Beatles||Threadgill's on Riverside Drive in Austin- Saturday at 9 pm||www.threadgills.com||October 5|
|ZZ Top||ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin - Wednesday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)||http://acl-live.com||October 9|
|Cho-Liang Lin- Austin Symphony Orchestra||The Long Center in Austin- Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm||http://thelongcenter.org||October 11 - 12|
|Austin City Limits Music Festival- Weekend Two||Zilker Park in Austin- Friday - Sunday, Times Vary||www.aclfestival.com||October 11 - 13|
|5K Foam Fest||Stunt Ranch in Austin- Saturday, Time TBA||http://5kfoamfest.com||October 12|
|The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas||The Long Center in Austin- Saturdays and Sundays, Times Vary||http://thelongcenter.org||October 12 - 20 (Saturday and Sunday Only)|
|Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra||The Long Center in Austin- Tuesday at 7:30 pm||http://thelongcenter.org||October 15|
|Sir Elton John||ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin- Thursday at 9:30 pm (Doors open at 9 pm)||http://acl-live.com||October 17|
|Superheroes- Austin Symphony Orchestra||The Long Center in Austin- Friday at 8 pm||http://thelongcenter.org||October 18|
|John Fogerty||ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin- Saturday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)||http://acl-live.com||October 19|
|Challenge Nation||Scholz Garden in Downtown Austin- Saturday at 2 pm||www.challengenation.com||October 19|
|Team Livestrong Challenge Austin||Palmer Events Center- Sunday at 7:30 am||www.livestrong.org||October 20|
|Austin Film Festival||Times and venues vary. Please check website for schedule||www.austinfilmfestival.com||October 24 - 31|
|Barenaked Ladies||ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin- Thursday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)||http://acl-live.com||October 24|
|Movies in the Park- Ghostbusters||Republic Square Park in Austin- Thursday at 7:30 pm||http://austinparks.org||October 24|
|Prevention R3 Summit: Ultimate Health and Wellness Weekend||The Long Center in Austin- Friday at 6 pm, Saturday at 8:30 am||http://thelongcenter.org||October 25 - 26|
|U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship||Circuit of the Americas, Friday - Sunday, Times Vary||http://circuitoftheamericas.com||October 25 - 27|
|Texas Book Festival||Texas State Capitol in Austin- Saturday and Sunday, Times TBA||www.texasbookfestival.org||October 26 - 27|
|Stiletto Stampede||The Triangle in Austin- Saturday at 10 am||http://stilettostampede.org||October 26|
|Ironman 70.3||Decker Lake, Walter E. Long Park and Travis County Expo Center, Sunday at 7:30 am||www.ironman.com||October 27|
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