ACL Music Festival: Oct 507 & OCt 12-4
ACL has grown over the years to a two week event and one of the largest music fests in the county. There is alot going on in the ATX and the Texas Hill Country during October including Texas\OU and F1 race, so it’s nice there are two weekends and plenty of side shows. Paul McCartney, Metallica, and Artic Monkeys are a few of the headliner, and famed front man David Byrne is the once act I’m going to try to catch.
FORMULA 1 Race: Oct 19-21
Circuit of The Americas
The only Formula 1 stop in the United States Grand Prix is always in Austin Texas! Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder are the music acts this year. If you want to enjoy the race atmosphere on a budget, you can typical find tickets to the secondary races for a fraction of the price. This event has grown to one of the bigger events in Austin and attracts visitors from around the world. If you lucky enough to find and invite, there are many private parties downtown during the weekend.
Oktoberfest: Oct 18-20
Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
Located on Rainey Street, Bangers has quickly become the new Hot Spot for Octoberfest in the ATX. An honor that was once the price of scholz garten.
Austin Margarita Festival – Oct 20
Austin Statesman’s Riverside Property, just across from the S. Congress Bridge
Tickets range from $17 for lightweight drinkers to $100 for VIP walk-ups. Discount are given for early bird pricing. This is a new event to Austin with lots of booze and some music. We really want to go this year, word on the street was it was a lot of fun last year.
Oktoberfest at the German Free School: Oct 13
We have not been to this Octoberfest, but it looks more kid friendly that most of them. It’s on the maybe list this year.
Austin Film Festival Oct 25 – Nov 1
Paramount Theater & Various Locations
A quality film fest is just what a fun list needs for something besides drinking, music, and football.
Austin Area Jazz Festival: Oct 27
For the Jazz fans, this is a nice event located in East Austin. It has all your typical music fest stuff like food, shipping, and art.
Viva La Vida Festival & Parade (Day of the Dead): Oct 27
Viva La Vida is Austin’s largest Day of the Dead festival featuring a parade, live music, art, and a low-rider exhibition.
October 21 – Austin Pride Festival
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
The PRIDE festival is the largest LGBTQ celebration and fundraising event in Texas. The festival will have live music, inflatable games, photo booths, face painting, drinks, and food.
Liga MX Friendly (Soccer): Chivas V Tigres Oct 13
This October, LIGA MX soccer returns to Dell Diamond for the fourth year when the Tigres take on Chivas de Guadalajara. Professional soccer is coming to Austin, an great way to get into the action.