Austin October 2023

Austin October 2023 Events

Austin October 2023 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

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is taking over Zilker Park for two weekends in October. Over the course of 100+ shows, musicians such as Kendrick Lamar, The Lumineers, Shania Twain, The 1975, Hozier and dozens other artists will perform on one of nine stages. Bored between sets? Check out the mini-fest for kids, sponsored giveaways, and scenic views. Don’t miss your chance to eat at the ACL Eats Food Court, offering tacos, brews, vegan options, and lots more from Austin’s surrounding restaurants. Available ticket packages include, General Admission,  GA+, VIP, Platinum, Y'all Access and Cabanas.

Austin Oktoberfest

Break out your Lederhosen & Dirndl and celebrate the most authentic Oktoberfest in Austin this October...German-Texan style. The German-Texan Heritage Society will host a day filled with unique German food, beer, & activities to help fundraise for the German International School of Texas at Austin Pre-K & Kindergarten. This year, local musicians Yodel Blitz, Walburg Boys, and Off the Grid are set to perform. This is a family-friendly event with kid activities such as pumpkin painting and a bounce house. Tickets are $15 per person - kids under 12 are free. 

Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix

Rev your engines! Formula 1 comes to Austin with the Aramco United States Grand Prix. The race, part of the Formula One World Championship, zips around a track slightly more than three miles at the Circuit of The Americas in Elroy. The whole city comes alive throughout the weekend with affiliated events all over town. Make sure to check out the F1 Fan Zone to meet your favorite drivers with live bands, food, drinks and more. The Killers and Queen with Adam Lambert will headline a pair of Formula 1 concerts. 


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Chris Stapleton - All-American Road Show

Multi-Grammy musician Chris Stapleton is bringing his All-American Road Show to a town near you. Supporting his award-winning albums: From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2, this concert is going to have some of Chris' most popular songs and ones that you definitely want to watch live. Special performances with some of Chris' favorite artists make this a rock-country music concert that'll have you humming for months. Get your tickets at this link before they sell out.

Jonas Brothers

Get your tickets for the Jonas Brothers, the Disney Channel favorites who became multi-platinum hitmakers. Joe, Nick and Kevin are reunited and better than ever, performing hits like "Sucker for You" and new material from Waffle House, the act's latest chart-topping album. Be among thousands of screaming fans, especially women who grew up watching the trio on television.

The annual Levitation Music Festival is held in celebration of psychedelic rock and its Austin roots. For over a decade, this four-day festival has featured over 30 shows at more than 10 venues. Some of this year's headliners include Unwound, Panda Bear & Sonic Boom, BadBadNotGood, Say She Say, and dozens more. 4-day passes and single show tix are on sale now - Be sure to check back for this year's event spaces.

Austin Film Festival

Austin Film Festival

For 30 years, the Austin Film Festival has celebrated the work of writers, filmmakers, and artists and their unique ability to tell a story. This year, movie lovers will have the chance to view over 150+ regional, national and world films over the course of 8 nights. Some of this year’s AFF30! first wave of screenings include American Fiction, Finestkind, Soweto Blaze, The Trap, Grapefruit, Autumn and more. Film passes and badges are available now - ranging from $70 - $6,300. Be sure to check the AFF30! website frequently to stay up-to-date on the next wave of screenings.

Mexic-Arte Museum 40th Annual Viva La Vida Festival and Parade

Take part in Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos by celebrating Mexic-Arte Museum’s 40th Annual Viva La Vida Festival and Parade this October. The Grand Procession begins at noon and ends at 1:00 pm, followed immediately by the festival, where you can enjoy art activities, traditional foods, local artist vendors & live performances throughout the day. Admission is free. 

Halloween Run Austin

Runners of all levels can take part in the 5k, 10k, or 13.1 half marathon Halloween Run at Brushy Creek Trail. This event combines the Halloween spirit with fitness - where runners dress in their scariest or silliest costume for a wicked good time. Registered participants will receive a free premium running shirt, finisher's medal OR a custom mug and access to a virtual runners community. Registration costs range from $37 to $45.

Freaky Deaky Halloween Festival

Freaky Deaky Halloween Festival

Prepare your inner freak for the 2023 Freaky Deaky Halloween Festival, taking place at Travis County Exposition Center. This year’s creepy lineup includes artists such as Deepfake, A Hundred Drums, Alison Wonderland, Inzo, Culture Shock & dozens more, performing across a number of indoor & outdoor stages. Gather as thousands experience a spooky and wild production this Halloween. Festival ticket packages include general admission, general admission plus, VIP admission, ultra VIP admission, hotel packages & shuttle tickets. 

Austin Events in October


Theater & Headliners



Upcoming Events

Sun, Oct 01 at Mohawk Meitei
Tue, Oct 03 at Mohawk Boris & Melvins
Tue, Oct 03 at Mohawk Boris & Melvins
Tue, Oct 03 at Mohawk Melvins Afterparty
Thu, Oct 05 at Mohawk AJJ
Thu, Oct 05 at Mohawk Welsh Avenue Single Release Show
Thu, Oct 05 at Flamingo Cantina La Cuneta Son Machin + DJ Beats Of Burden
Fri, Oct 06 at Mohawk Fiend Without A Face
Fri, Oct 06 at Mohawk Sextile & N8NOFACE
Fri, Oct 06 at Mohawk Deeper
Sat, Oct 07 at Mohawk Fiend Without A Face
Sat, Oct 07 at Flamingo Cantina Spicy Loops, Alonso de Anda, Frederico 7 y Los Primes
Things to do in Austin

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.