Things to Do in Austin in October 2016

Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 12:01pm.

Things to Do in Austin in October 2016

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With cooler temperatures and the holiday season just around the corner, October is full of exciting events in the Austin area. The Austin City Limits Music Festival takes over Zilker Park for its second weekend this month. The Formula One US Grand Prix is also back in Austin with thrilling races and performances by Taylor Swift and the Weeknd. Foodies will enjoy events like the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival, Texas Trucklandia Fest, and the Pflugerville Pfall Chili Pfest. Test your endurance at the Ironman 70.3 race, or bike and run for a good cause at the Livestrong Challenge. See unique films and celebrate the art of filmmaking at the Austin Film Festival. There's no shortage of fun activities in the Austin area!

Find something fun to do in the Austin area this October:

Event Date Location / Time
Website
First Thursday SoCo October 6 South Congress Avenue / Most Business open until at least 10 pm www.firstthursdayaustin.com
First Thursday Buda October 6 Downtown Buda / Thursday from 5 - 9 pm www.ci.buda.tx.us
Austin City Limits Music Festival Weekend Two  October 7 - 9  Zilker Park in Austin / Friday - Sunday, Times Vary by Event  www.aclfestival.com
Outlaw Trail Cycling Tour  October 8  Dell Diamond in Round Rock / Saturday at 8 am  www.roundrocktexas.gov
Austin Film Festival  October 13 - 20  Times and Locations Vary by Event  www.austinfilmfestival.com 
Kyle Fair and Music Festival October 13 - 15 Central Texas Speedway in Kyle / Thursday and Friday from 5 pm - 12 am, Saturday from 2 pm - 12 am www.kylechamber.org
Elvis Costello October 13 ACL Live at the Moody Theater / Thursday at 7 pm acl-live.com
Boo at the Zoo October 14 - 29 (Friday - Saturday Only) Austin Zoo / Friday and Saturday from 6:30 - 9 pm austinzoo.org
Austin Heart Walk October 15 The Long Center in Austin / Saturday from 8 - 11 am heartwalk.kintera.org
Texas Trucklandia Fest October 15 Austin American-Statesman building in Austin / Saturday from 11 am - 8 pm trucklandia.com
German Heritage Society Oktoberfest October 15 Time and Location TBA germantexans.org
Dia de los Muertos Festival October 15 Fiesta Gardens in Austin / Saturday from 12 - 10 pm www.austindiadelosmuertos.com
Pflugerville Pfall Chili Pfest October 15 Downtown Pflugerville / Saturday from 12 - 5 pm pfallchilipfest.com
Livestrong Challenge October 16 The Long Center in Austin / Sunday at 7:30 am www.livestrongchallenge.org
Toby Keith October 16 Austin 360 Amphitheater / Sunday at 7 pm austin360amphitheater.com
Formula One US Grand Prix October 21 - 23 Circuit of the Americas racetrack / Times Vary by Event www.circuitoftheamericas.com
City-Wide Garage Sale October 22 - 23 Palmer Events Center / Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm www.citywidegaragesale.com
Austoberfest October 22 Scholz Garden in Austin / Saturday from 5 - 11 pm www.austoberfest.com
Halloween Children's Concert October 23 The Long Center in Austin / Sunday at 3 pm www.austinsymphony.org
Viva la Vida Fest October 29 Downtown Austin / Saturday from 12 - 8 pm mexic-artemuseumevents.org
Armadillo Classic Returns October 29 Liberty Hill / Saturday at 7:30 am bikeaustin.org
Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival October 30 The Long Center in Austin / Sunday from 1 - 4 pm www.tmbbq.com
The Fray October 30 ACL Live at the Moody Theater / Sunday at 7:30 pm acl-live.com
Ironman 70.3 Austin October 30 Travis County Expo Center in Austin / Sunday at 7 am www.ironman.com
Fall Fun Festival October 31 Old Settlers Park in Round Rock / Monday from 9- 11:30 am www.roundrocktexas.gov

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