Things to Do in Austin in October 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 5:00pm.

Things to Do in Austin in October

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Fall into fun in Austin this October! Austin's biggest music festival, Austin City Limits, is also the biggest event of the month with two weekends jam-packed with amazing concerts. Kids and adults alike can have a great time getting into the Halloween spirit with a nighttime tour of the Austin Zoo at Boo at the Zoo. Racing fans can head out to Circuit of the Americas for the Formula 1 US Grand Prix, which ends with a spectacular concert by Elton John. Film and literature enthusiasts can celebrate their favorite craft at the Texas Book Festival and Austin Film Festival.

Check out these fun things to do in the Austin area this October:

Event Location / Time
Website Date
In Your Shoes The Long Center in Austin / Thurs & Fri 8 pm, Sat 2 pm & 8 pm, Sun 2 pm thelongcenter.org Oct 1 - 11 (Thurs - Sun only)
First Thursday SoCo South Congress Avenue in Austin / Thursday, Most businesses open until at least 10 pm www.firstthursday.info Oct 1
First Thursday Buda Downtown Buda / Thursday from 5 - 9 pm www.budatxtourism.com Oct 1
Fredericksburg Oktoberfest Downtown Fredericksburg / Friday 6 pm - 12 am, Saturday 10 am - 12 am, Sunday 11 am - 6 pm oktoberfestinfbg.com Oct 2 - 4
Austin City Limits Music Festival Zilker Park in Austin / Friday - Sunday, Times Vary www.aclfestival.com Oct 2 - 4
Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo Dripping Springs Ranch Park / Friday - Sunday, Times Vary www.drippingspringsfairandrodeo.com Oct 2 - 4
First Friday Downtown Georgetown / Friday, Shops open until 8 pm www.thegeorgetownsquare.com Oct 2
National Night Out Austin Neighborhoods across Austin / Tuesday from 7 - 9 pm www.nnoaustin.org Oct 6
Kyle Fair and Music Festival Central Texas Speedway in Kyle / Thursday 5 - 10 pm, Friday 5 - 11 pm, Saturday 2 - 11 pm www.kylechamber.org Oct 8 - 10
Austin City Limits Music Festival Zilker Park in Austin / Friday - Sunday, Times Vary www.aclfestival.com  Oct 9 - 11
Boo at the Zoo Austin Zoo / Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 - 9 pm austinzoo.org Oct 9 - 30 (Sat - Sun only)
Movies in the Park Elizabeth Milburn Park in Cedar Park / Saturday at 7:30 pm www.cedarparktexas.gov Oct 9
Outlaw Trail Cycling Tour Old Settlers Park in Round Rock / Saturday at 8 am www.roundrocktexas.gov Oct 10
Texas Book Festival Texas State Capitol in Austin / Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm www.texasbookfestival.org Oct 17 - 18
Kyle Founders' Parade Downtown Kyle / Saturday at 10 am www.cityofkyle.com Oct 17
German-Texan Heritage Society Oktoberfest Venue TBA / Saturday from 10 am - 7 pm germantexans.org Oct 17
Oddball Comedy Festival Austin 360 Amphitheater / Saturday at 5:15 pm (Gates open at 5 pm) www.oddballfest.com Oct 17
Livestrong Challenge Austin Downtown and South Austin / Sunday at 7:30 am  www.livestrong.org Oct 18
Strings of Time The Long Center in Austin / Thurs & Fri 7 pm, Sat 3 pm & 7 pm, Sun 3 pm thelongcenter.org Oct 22 - 25
Formula 1 US Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas track in Austin / Friday - Sunday, Times TBA circuitoftheamericas.com Oct 23 - 25
Citywide Garage Sale Palmer Events Center / Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm www.citywidegaragesale.com Oct 24 - 25
Trunk or Treat Seton Medical Center Williamson / Saturday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm www.roundrocktexas.gov Oct 24
Lionel Richie ACL Live at the Moody Theater / Saturday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) acl-live.com Oct 24
Film and Food Party Driskill Hotel in Downtown Austin / Wednesday at 7 pm www.austinfilmfestival.com Oct 28
The Tenors ACL Live at the Moody Theater / Wednesday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) acl-live.com Oct 28
Austin Film Festival Venues around Austin / Dates and Times TBA www.austinfilmfestival.com Oct 29 - Nov 5
Wizard World Austin Convention Center / Friday from 12 - 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am - 7 pm www.wizardworld.com Oct 30 - 31
Fall Fun Festival Old Settlers Park in Round Rock / Friday from 9 am - 11:30 am www.roundrocktexas.gov Oct 30
Texas Fireworks Dia de los Muertos Celebration Krieg Baseball Field in Austin / Saturday at 9:30 pm www.planetktexasfireworks.com Oct 31
Dia de los Muertos Viva la Vida Festival Mexi-Arte Museum in Austin / Saturday from 12 - 8 pm www.facebook.com Oct 31

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