October Events

ACL Music Festival: Oct 4-6 & Oct 11-13

Zilker Park

ACL has grown over the years to a two week event and one of the largest music fests in the county. There is a lot 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. Guns n Roses, , Mumford and Sons, Childish Gambino,  and The Cure are a few of the headliner. Local favorite Gary Clark Jr will also be at the fest. New for this year are more entry gates for quick access and vendor boots outside the gates.

Oktoberfest: Oct 26-28

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 Garden.

Oktoberfest at the German Free School: Oct 12


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 23 – Oct 31

Paramount Theater & Various Locations

A quality film fest is just what a fun list needs for something besides drinking, music, and football.

Viva La Vida Festival & Parade (Day of the Dead): Oct 27

Downtown Austin

Viva La Vida is Austin’s largest Day of the Dead festival featuring a parade, live music, art, and a low-rider exhibition.