Austin October 2021 Events

Austin October 2021 Events

October in Austin Brings Out the City's Signature Weirdness with a Spooky Twist

Average temperature low and high: 60°- 82°
Summer is over, and fall has finally arrived. It isn't easy to overstate how hospitable Texas is through the fall and winter months as it is rarely ever too cold, especially for travelers. During this time of year, you can enjoy nearly everything Austin has on offer, including the Austin City Limits Music Festival, one of the city's signature events.

October Event Calendar

Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits

Originally a T.V. music series, (the longest running), Austin City Limits has grown into a 2 weekend, 8 stage, 130 band music festival.  America's most popular performers will be there, from Miley Cyrus to Billie Eilish, Duran Duran to Band of Horses. The lineup is as diverse as it is talented.  Get tickets here for this historic event.

Pop Up Beer Garden on the Trail

Pop Up Beer Garden on the Trail

Cheers to the trail! Stroll near the Seaholm Waterfront project while enjoying local beer and live music.  Proceeds benefit The Trail Foundation. This event is happening during the second week of Austin City Limits, so stop by on your way there, or take a break from the crowds and come to the trail to enjoy a cold beer or cider.

Old Settler's Music Festival

Old Settler\'s Music Festival

Called the "most unique magical music celebration in Texas", you'll enjoy 4 days of Americana, bluegrass, blues, and more, right in the middle of 145 acres of rolling hills. Come to see James Mcmurtry, Jade Bird, or any of the other 25+ acts. This is a perfect setting for lovers of the outdoors because camping under the stars is part of the festival. Tickets and more info can be found here. 

Austin-Cedar Park Music and Arts Fall Festival

Austin-Cedar Park Music and Arts Fall Festival

Bud Light presents this two-day festival, filled with live music, custom motorcycles, classic cars, and art on display. Enjoy hot food and cold beer as you peruse the vintage antique market, the farm-fresh market, nature & wildlife showcase, and more. Open from 11 AM to 9 PM on both days, admission ranges from $10-$20. More info and ticket options are available online. 

Texas Craft Brewers Festival

Texas Craft Brewers Festival

Craft beer lovers can't miss out on one of the largest beer festivals, the Texas Craft Brewers Festival. This event will have some of the best Texas craft beer on site, and there will be collaborations among Texas breweries, coffee roasteries, artisans, and more. There will also be live music and local food vendors. Tickets are available here.

Altercation Comedy Festival

Altercation Comedy Festival

Relax with some much-needed laughter this fall at the Altercation Comedy Festival. You'll recognize comedians from Comedy Central and Netflix, as Cap City hosts over 30 comedians to their stage over this 3-day fest. Don't forget, there are good restaurants nearby, but you'll want to save room for a Cosmo or an Old Fashioned while you're at the show.

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Austin Events in October

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Nightclubs

Fri, Oct 01 at Antone's Zella Day
Fri, Oct 01 at Mohawk Amber Mark & Tkay Maidza
Sat, Oct 02 at C-Boys Heart & Soul Kathy & The Kilowatts
Sat, Oct 02 at Antone's KennyHoopla
Sun, Oct 03 at Antone's Gina Chavez w/ La Doña and Sheila
Mon, Oct 04 at C-Boys Heart & Soul Andrea Magee
Tue, Oct 05 at C-Boys Heart & Soul Goldie Pipes
Wed, Oct 06 at C-Boys Heart & Soul Lots of Blues
Wed, Oct 06 at Antone's Metalachi
Thu, Oct 07 at C-Boys Heart & Soul In the Jade Room: JustMel
Sat, Oct 09 at C-Boys Heart & Soul Miss Lavelle White
Sat, Oct 09 at Antone's Hinds w/ Sun Room

Things to Do in Austin in October

Halloween on 6th Street

Halloween on 6th Street
Everyone loves Halloween. The crisp air, the costumes, and the all-around fun that occurs that time of year. It's a contagious atmosphere, especially on 6th Street. Grab a costume, and wander the haunts on Austin's beloved entertainment and drinking district. The bars are open, and the music is playing all within the theme of Halloween.

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Thirty-five minutes west of Austin, nestled in the Texas Hill Country, is Lake Travis. One can relax by the lake and escape the city's hustle, making it a favored locale for Austinites. But, if you're looking for an adrenaline rush, check out Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, which boasts the longest and fast ziplines in the State of Texas.