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
Website Date
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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