Austin Events Calendar for October & November 2022 | Visit Austin, TX (2022)

Check out this list for a selection of the largest annual events in Austin during October andNovember. For a more extensive list of daily happenings, see the searchableEvents Calendar.

October 2022Events and Festivals

9/9/22 - 12/31/22
Field of Light
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Debuting at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center this fall, Bruce Munro’sField of Lightis an immersive exhibition that explores the intersection of art, technology and nature.
wildflower.org/field-of-light

10/7/22 - 10/9/22 and 10/14/22 - 10/16/22
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Zilker Park
One of the country's largest celebrations of music, this six-day festival brings the magic of the famed public TV series Austin City Limits outside the studio and into Austin's most beloved park with more than 140 musical acts on eight stages over two weekends.
www.aclfestival.com

10/8/22
Austin Oktoberfest
Scholz Garten
This year, the Austin Saengerrunde will celebrate the annual Austin Oktoberfest atScholz Garten, the oldest continuously operating tavern in the state.This festival celebrates German heritage in Texas with beer, sausage, livemusic and bowling!
austoberfest.com

10/8/22
O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
The 45thannualO. Henry MuseumPun-Off World Championships consists of twocompetitions, Punsligners and Punniest of Show,voted upon by the public.
punoff.com

10/8/22
Oktoberfest
German Free School
The German-Texan Heritage Society holds this annual festival, featuring kid-friendly activities during the day along withlive music and authentic German food. This is a limited attendance, outdoor event. It'll be the biggest little Oktoberfest around!
germantexans.org

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10/8/22
Quesoff
Mohawk
The annual festival and competition celebrating all things melted cheese is not to be missed.Home-cooks, top chefs, friends, siblings and pets all compete in four delicious categories of queso dishes. Attendees have the opportunity to sample award-winning recipes from local chefs,restaurants and Austinites.
facebook.com/quesoff

10/14/22- 10/15/22
UTOPiAfest Down in the Oaks
Burnet, TX
What began as gathering of music lovers on a ranch, has evolved into a weekend of camping and live music featuring 35+ bands. Festival-goers will enjoy a curated culinary experience, a wine grove, a Texas craft beer garden, workshops, art installations and a kid zone for the little ones.
utopiafest.com

10/14/22 - 10/29/22 (select dates)
Boo at the Zoo
Austin Zoo
Bring the kids in full costume toBoo at the Zoo(Friday and Saturday nights in October), where they can experience theAustin Zooin a whole new way: in the dark. Train rides, musical entertainment and unlimited Haunted House visits are also included in the fun.
austinzoo.org

10/21/22-10/23/22
Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix
Circuit of The Americas
The pinnacle of motorsports is returning to Texas for a three-day celebration of speed and sound! The Formula 1 USGP provides an action-packed experience that fuses world-class racing with major championship implications. There's no shortage of star power off-track as superstarsheadliners hit the Super Stage on with post-race performances eachnight.
www.circuitoftheamericas.com/f1

10/23/22
Austin Symphony Orchestra Presents: Halloween Children's Concert
Long Center
This concert is a wonderful chance for you to introduce your children to the wonders of live orchestral music and also a great opportunity to wear costumes and have tons of fun. The concert hall will be decorated top to bottom to enhance your little one's concert experience.
austinsymphony.org

10/27/22 - 10/29/22
Ventana Ballet's "UNDEAD"
The Ballroom at Spider House
Horrifying hipsters, exiled ex-wives, and slapstick sidekicks are just a few of the spooky characters you'll find atVentana Ballet'simmersive "UNDEAD," a re-imagining of the classic ballet "Dracula." This year, the immersive dance performance. So, come experience a night of classic Halloween creatures, suspense, comedy and, of course, ballet.
ventanaballet.com

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10/27/22- 10/30/22
LEVITATION
Downtown Austin
This independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full weekend event that attracts bands and attendeesfrom all over the world. Stay tuned the lineup, individual tickets and day passes.
levitation-austin.com

10/27/2/22- 11/3/22
Austin Film Festival
Downtown Austin
Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on both top-billed films and indies alike.
austinfilmfestival.com

Annual Dia de los Muertos​ Exhibition
Mexic-Arte Museum
Hosted by theMexic-Arte Museum, the long-running annual Día de los Muertos(Day of the Dead) exhibition pays tribute to the tradition that celebrates the return of the dead by their families and friends.
mexic-artemuseumevents.org

Polkapocalypse!
Elisabet Ney Museum
TheElisabet Ney Museum's annualPOLKAPOCALYPSE! is a joint celebration ofOktoberfest, Dia de los Muertos and Halloweeen the Elisabet Ney way. Expect incredible Polka bands, family-friendly games and activities and much more.
austintexas.gov

Texas Hemp Harvest Festival
Carson Creek Ranch
Celebrate this year's hemp harvest with Texas farmers, producers, manufacturers and retailers. Enjoy live music, food trucks, adult (and kid-friendly) beverages, games and great vendors at this family-friendly festival.
texashempharvestfestival.com

Texas Teen Book Festival
TBA
This free annual festival celebrates the teen reading experience by inviting fans to engage with some of the most popular and critically acclaimed young adult authors in the country. Check out theschedule which is full of panels and readings from some of the best YA authors in the world.
texasteenbookfestival.org

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November 2022Events and Festivals

11/4/22 - 11/6/22
Austin Food +Wine Festival
Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park
Pamper your palate in one of the hippest cities in the country at the Austin Food +Wine Festival. Join top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin's own acclaimed gourmet scene for an indulgent, three-day epicurean adventure unlike any other, topped off with live musical performances.
austinfoodandwinefestival.com

11/4/22 - 11/13/22
Wurstfest
New Braunfels, Texas
Here, you'll enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. It all happens at Wurstfest!
wurstfest.com

11/5/22 - 11/6/22
Austin Celtic Festival
Pioneer Farms
This annual festival returns to Pioneer Farms this November, along with the 2022Scottish Highland Games World Championships. Check the website for the fullschedule ofevents, music lineup, special guestsand more.
austincelticfestival.com

11/5/22 - 11/6/22
Fossil Fest
Old Settler's Heritage Association
Bring the kids to the 29th annual Fossil Fest to meet scientists, dig for fossils,check outspecimens from around the worldand participate in family-friendly workshops
austinpaleo.org

11/5/22 - 11/6/22
Texas Book Festival
Symphony Square & Austin Central Library
The Texas Book Festival has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts about 250 authors each year. Join in with other bookworms forreadings, panel discussions,signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children's activities and more.
texasbookfestival.org

11/5/22-11/20/22 (weekends)
Austin Studio Tour
Studios Across Austin
The Austin Studio Tour is a free, self-guided art event that takes place over three weekends andcombines the West Austin Studio Tour and East Austin Studio Tour. The Tour provides opportunities for artists all over Austin to connect with each other and for the public to experience artin person​.
bigmedium.org

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11/11/22 - 11/13/22
Austin Fashion Week
The Domain
The annual Austin Fashion Week, hosted by Fashion by Texas, returns this December for in-person, outdoor runway shows. More details to be announced later in the year.
fashionbyevents.com

11/12/22
Austin Powwow
Travis County Expo Center
For more than 25 years the Austin Powwow is the largest of its kind in Texas, featuringAmerican Indian dancing, singing, arts & crafts and food.
austinpowwow.net

11/12/22
Field Guide Festival
Fiesta Gardens
Field Guide Festival is a food systems festival thatbrings the farmers to you! You’ll find fresh ingredients, grown and harvested by local farmers, prepared bychefs from around the city. Communities are built around tables, and this festival is an expansion of the farm to table movement. Experience a weekend of innovative conversation, connectionand cookouts with those who make our Austin food economy special.
fieldguidefest.com

11/16/22 - 11/20/22
A Christmas Affair
Palmer Event Center & Online
A Christmas Affair is a five-day holiday market benefiting The Junior League of Austin.The annual event hosts 200+ retail merchantsand attracts 25,000+ patrons. As a new tradition started in 2020, The Junior League of Austin has also launched A Christmas Affair Virtual Marketplace.
jlaustin.org

11/18/22 - 12/24/22
​Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a fixture of the Austin holiday season. With in-person and virtual shopping alternatives, shoppers can browse thousands of original works ranging from serious art to fun and kitschy items. A great way to buy hassle-free holiday gifts and support local artists.
bluegenieartbazaar.com

11/19/22
FC Köln and VfB Stuttgart Match
Q2 Stadium
A friendly match between German Bundesliga sidesFC Köln and VfB Stuttgart, which willmark the first time European teams have played at Q2 Stadium.
austinfc.com

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11/24/22
ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
Downtown Austin
ThunderCloud Subs' annual 5-mile run/1-mile walk is a great way to work up a Thanksgiving-sized appetite. Compete with the best of Austin or head outside withthe kids for a more relaxed holiday jog.
thundercloud.com

Austin Area Jazz Festival
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
Jointhe Austin Area Jazz Fest for a celebration of music, culture, diversity and the arts. Enjoyentertainment from top-tier local and national jazz musicians, be wowed by talentedvisual artistsand enjoy an extraordinary weekend of live music and fun.

Chuy's Christmas Parade
Congress Avenue
This spirited holiday parade features aprocession of giant balloons, marching bands, vintage cars, celebrities and floats to usher in the season of giving.
chuysparade.com

FAQs

What is there to do in Austin Texas in November? ›

Here's a list of things to do in Austin in November:
  • Dia de los Muertos Exhibition. September 17 - November 22. ...
  • Austin Food & Wine Festival. November 5- November 7. ...
  • Wurstfest. November 5 - November 14. ...
  • Austin Tequila Fest. November 6. ...
  • Austin Studio Tour. ...
  • Latino Art Weekend. ...
  • Blue Genie Art Bazaar. ...
  • A Christmas Affair.

What is the big music festival in Austin? ›

Everything is bigger in Texas

Austin City Limits Music Festival is a massive multi-genre festival in Texas' capital city. Begun in 2002, the festival is a six day, two weekend affair. Inspired by the famed music TV show of the same name, ACL Music Fest annually features one of the best lineups anywhere in the world.

What is Austin like in the fall? ›

Fall in Austin

The weather during this time of year averages in the 70s F. Fall is a great time for outdoor activities as it's warm, but not unbearably so. Some mornings and evenings can be cooler, and there is occasional rain.

What's on in Austin in October? ›

Things to Do in Austin in October
  • Austin City Limits. October 1-3 & 8-10. ...
  • MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix. October 1-3. ...
  • Austin Oktoberfest. October 9. ...
  • Austin Film Festival. October 21-28. ...
  • Texas Craft Brewers Festival. October 23. ...
  • Texas Book Festival. October 25-31. ...
  • Boo at the Zoo. ...
  • Murder, Mayhem & Misadventure Walking Tour.
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What should you not miss in Austin? ›

Top Attractions in Austin
  • Texas State Capitol. 7,935. Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings. ...
  • Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. 2,726. ...
  • Barton Springs Pool. 2,764. ...
  • Mount Bonnell. 1,629. ...
  • LBJ Presidential Library. 3,457. ...
  • Bullock Texas State History Museum. 2,750. ...
  • The Driskill. 1,831. ...
  • Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching. 4,145.

Is November a good time to visit Austin Texas? ›

The months of November and February are the best times to visit Austin as the temperature is pleasant and crowds are less. This is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and get excellent last minute deals on travel and lodging.

How much does it cost to attend SXSW? ›

Attending SXSW
Platinum BadgeInteractive BadgeFilm & TV Badge
Primary Access to ALL Events.Primary Access to INTERACTIVE Events.Primary Access to FILM & TV Events.
Walkup Rate $1,995Walkup Rate $1,695Walkup Rate $1,595
$1,395$1,095$995
Register NowRegister NowRegister Now
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Can you go to SXSW for free? ›

Unlike other festivals, SXSW covers the entire city of Austin, Texas. There are two ways you can attend the 10 day festival. You can either purchase an official badge from SXSW.com or you can attend unofficial showcases for free.

Who is performing at SXSW 2022? ›

Austin's biggest spring break turn-up, meanwhile, will be a three-day party with chart-topping rappers Gunna and Young Thug; electronic artist Kygo; and pop artists Shawn Mendes and Sebastián Yatra on March 17-19 at Waterloo Park.

What is the best month to go to Austin Texas? ›

The best times to visit Austin are September to November or March to May, when 70s and 80s are the anticipated daytime temperatures. As temperatures climb into the mid- to high 90s with high humidity, the Texan summer (June through August) is barely tolerable for unaccustomed visitors.

What is the coldest month in Austin? ›

The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 26 to February 22, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest month of the year in Austin is January, with an average low of 43°F and high of 62°F.

How many days do you need in Austin TX? ›

If you want to do some shopping, visit museums, and spend some time just taking it all in, I would say three days is a fair amount of time to see Austin proper. If you want to explore some of the Hill Country towns, or visit Lockhart for BBQ, you'll need a couple of more days.

What food is Austin known for? ›

While Austin may be known for its legendary Tex-Mex, tasty breakfast tacos and juicy barbecue, there's so much more to the capital city's food history to explore. Austin's celebrated dining scene has evolved with lightening speed over the last few decades, but don't forget to pay homage to the greats during your visit.

What time do the bats come out in Austin? ›

The best time to witness the bats is around sunset, but the nightly show can take place anywhere from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m.

What is Austin most known for? ›

Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World® but that's just the beginning. Home to unique attractions and world-class museums, Texas' capital city has a soundtrack all its own.

Is October a good time to visit Austin? ›

This is also a great time of year to visit if you're interested in outdoors activities such as hiking and kayaking. March to May and September and October are considered the peak seasons for traveling to Austin. These are the times when lodging prices tend to be the highest and the city tends to be its busiest.

Is Austin cold in November? ›

November Weather in Austin Texas, United States. Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 76°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 54°F or exceeding 86°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 57°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 70°F.

How hot is Austin in October? ›

October Weather in Austin Texas, United States. Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 86°F to 77°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 93°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 66°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 74°F.

Do you need a pass for SXSW? ›

Doing SXSW without a badge (free, or mostly free) is very possible and even enjoyable. No need to spend a fortune on a pass. Going badge-less means attending day parties, so set your alarm clock. You'll be burning the candle at both ends this week, but it's all in the name of great music and is well worth it.

Is SXSW 2022 worth it? ›

There's so much information to navigate, it can be overwhelming. But it's totally worth it! The 2022 learning curve is a pretty steep one due to two years without SXSW so we're rounding up some helpful tips and resources to make SXSW 2022 the best year yet!

How much are the tickets for SXSW 2022? ›

The ticket prices for the SXSW 2022 start at $825, and the price can grow depending on your zone preferences. An average price for housing would take $150 a day if you decide to stay with Airbnb, and more if you choose the hotel. Prepare around $25-50 a day for food and drinks.

Can you get a day pass for SXSW? ›

Film registrants may request for up to two passes per day for primary access to Film Screenings, Film and Convergence Sessions, Comedy Festival Showcases, and the Film Opening Party and Intermission Party.

What can I bring to SXSW? ›

Here's our complete SXSW guide, from what to wear, who to see and everything in between.
  • Earplugs. ...
  • A Phone Charger. ...
  • Comfortable Shoes or a Pair of Insoles. ...
  • Business Cards and/or Creative Merch. ...
  • Healthy Snacks. ...
  • Chewing Gum or Breath Mints. ...
  • Water Bottle. ...
  • A Positive Attitude.
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What is a SXSW wristband? ›

Wristband Details:

A SXSW Music Festival Wristband guarantees you will not pay a cover charge to see official SXSW Music Festival Showcases at over 75 stages. Admission to all venues is subject to legal capacity.

What should I not miss at SXSW 2022? ›

Here are the SXSW 2022 pop-up experiences you won't want to miss!
  • Blockchain Creative Labs SXSW Takeover. ...
  • Peacock Playground. ...
  • Meow Wolf. ...
  • Ripple House. ...
  • Superheroes & Superstars Experience. ...
  • The Experience By Dell Technologies. ...
  • “Around the World” With National Geographic. ...
  • ATLANTA on FX presents The Trip: A Pop-Up Cafe.

Do you pay to perform at SXSW? ›

Domestic, performing members of U.S. acts may choose to receive a one time payment ($100 for a solo performer, $250 for two or more performers) in lieu of Artist Wristbands.

How many people come to Austin for SXSW? ›

South by Southwest
Next eventMarch 2023
AttendanceSXSW Music: 28,119 SXSW Interactive: 30,621 SXSW Film: 16,297 SXSW EDU: 4,260 Other Exhibits/Parties: 152,000
Organized bySXSW, LLC
Websitesxsw.com
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How hot is Austin in November? ›

November Weather in Austin Texas, United States. Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 76°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 54°F or exceeding 86°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 57°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 70°F.

What is the best time of year to visit Austin Texas? ›

The best times to visit Austin are September to November or March to May, when 70s and 80s are the anticipated daytime temperatures. As temperatures climb into the mid- to high 90s with high humidity, the Texan summer (June through August) is barely tolerable for unaccustomed visitors.

What is the coldest month in Austin Texas? ›

The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 26 to February 22, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest month of the year in Austin is January, with an average low of 43°F and high of 62°F.

How hot is Austin in October? ›

October Weather in Austin Texas, United States. Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 86°F to 77°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 93°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 66°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 45°F or exceeding 74°F.

Is Austin Nice in October? ›

The average high temperature hits 91°F (33°C) while the average low temperature will go down to 69°F (16°C). Austin Weather in October: Temperatures decrease considerably in October to a much cooler average high temperature of 82°F (22°C). Low temperature average is at 61°F (10°C).

Is October a good month to visit Austin Texas? ›

This is also a great time of year to visit if you're interested in outdoors activities such as hiking and kayaking. March to May and September and October are considered the peak seasons for traveling to Austin. These are the times when lodging prices tend to be the highest and the city tends to be its busiest.

How many days do you need in Austin TX? ›

If you want to do some shopping, visit museums, and spend some time just taking it all in, I would say three days is a fair amount of time to see Austin proper. If you want to explore some of the Hill Country towns, or visit Lockhart for BBQ, you'll need a couple of more days.

Is it cold in Texas in November? ›

Temperatures begin to drop in November as winter is just around the corner and the summer heat is in the past. However, you'll still have plenty of sunshine each day with temperatures in the high-teens and low-twenties for most of the month.

What is the rainy season in Austin Texas? ›

Austin averages around 35.5 inches of rainfall per year, with May, October, and June being the wettest months of the year, in that order.

Is Austin expensive? ›

Cost of living in Austin. Austin is a moderately expensive place to live, but it also has comparably high wages to offset the cost of living. The median home in Austin costs $378,300, which is far higher than the median in Texas ($200,400) or the United States overall ($240,500).

What is Austin known for? ›

Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World® but that's just the beginning. Home to unique attractions and world-class museums, Texas' capital city has a soundtrack all its own.

How far is Austin Texas from the beach? ›

While Austin is situated 200 miles (322km) from the Gulf of Mexico, there are plenty of spots in town to soak up the Texas sun at the water's edge. Culture Trip rounds up the city's favorite riverside and lakeside beaches, including secluded spots and stretches popular for activities like paddle-boarding and kayaking.

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