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City-Wide Vintage Sale

Aug. 13-14

Austin's Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

​Austin Pride Parade and Festival

Aug. 20

Fiesta Gardens , 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.

Celebrated during Austin Pride Month each August, don’t miss this giant parade down Congress Avenue during the largest annual LGBTQI advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas.

austinpride.org

Bat Fest

Aug. 27

Congress Avenue Bridge , Congress Avenue

Celebrate this batty event as the world's largest urban bat colony — 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats which take up seasonal residence beneath the Ann Richard's Congress Street Bridge) — take to the skies for their nightly flight. Enjoy live music, children activities, and a costume contest.

roadwayevents.com/event/bat-fest

Big Brothers Big Sisters Ice Ball

Aug. 27

JW Marriott Austin, 110 E. Second St.

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) for Austin's brightest gem, the Ice Ball Gala. It's a night of elegance, inspiration, and revelry that makes a difference for children in the community. With cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and live music, it's an exciting evening that changes children's lives for the better, forever. BBBS serves approximately 800 children each year, however there are more than 200 children who are currently waiting to be matched with mentors of their own. Funds raised at the Ice Ball Gala allow BBBS to provide more children with the mentoring services they need and deserve.

bigmentoring.org/ice-ball

The Killers in Concert

Sept. 9

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

The Killers head back on the road to celebrate both their "Pressure Machine" and "Imploding the Mirage" albums, along with their much-loved catalogue of global hits. There is a special guest appearance by English musician Johnny Marr as well.

moodycenteratx.com/event/the-killers

Zilker Relays

Sept. 9

Zilker Park , 2207 Lou Neff Road

In this 10-mile team race, each participant runs a 2.5 mile loop from one central festival/transition area. The team concept of the Zilker Relays is not unique, but the combination of a relay, festival home base, drinks, and music make this experience a favorite for runners of all calibers and ages.

zilkerrelays.com

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Sept. 10-11

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

HAAM Benefit Day

Sept. 13

Various locations

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) hosts the annual, citywide benefit to raise support for local musicians. For one day, hundreds of local music showcases and concerts take place, featuring many of your favorite local musicians.

myhaam.org

Pecan Street Festival

Sept. 17-18

Historic Sixth Street, 501 Old Pecan St.

See a free arts festival in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District. This juried festival attracts hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations in a variety of mediums, from metal, wood, fiber, clay, leather, glass, and stone to repurposed materials of all kinds.

pecanstreetfestival.org

Fantastic Fest

Sept. 22-29

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd.

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from around the world. Previous years have seen the world premieres of films such as "Bone Tomahawk," "John Wick," "Frankenweenie," "Machete Kills," "Red Dawn," "Zombieland," "Split," and "Apocalypto," and has included such talent as Tim Burton, Bill Murray, Keanu Reeves, Ryan Reynolds, Josh Hartnett, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, M. Night Shyamalan, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Tenacious D.

fantasticfest.com

Texas Tribune Festival

Sept. 22-24

Downtown Austin

Rub elbows with people you know and those you should at the Texas Tribune Festival. The multiday celebration features big, bold ideas about politics, public policy, and news all taking place just steps away from the Texas Capitol. Speakers this year range from local officials including Joaquin and Julián Castro, Joe Straus, Henry Cuellar, and Mayra Flores to nationally recognized figures like Hillary Clinton, Karl Rove, Jen Psaki, and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

trib.it/fest

Blended Festival

Sept. 24-25

Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive

Dubbed "the ultimate social experience," the Blended Festival is a wine-centric event with a 100-foot wine tent, culinary stations and celebrity chef appearances, craft cocktails, and live music.

blendedfestival.com/pages/blended-festival-austin

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct. 7-9, 14-16

Zilker Park , 2207 Lou Neff Road

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. Headliners this year include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, the Chicks, SZA, Kacey Musgraves, and Lil Nas X.

aclfestival.com

Oktoberfest

Oct. 8

German Free School, 507 E. 10th St.

The German-Texan Heritage Society holds their annual festival featuring kid-friendly activities during the day along with live music and authentic German food.

germantexans.org

The Black Keys in Concert

Oct. 17

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

The Black Keys are bringing The Dropout Boogie Tour to Moody Center with special guests Band of Horses and The Velveteers. Formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001, The Black Keys have been called “rock royalty” by the Associated Press and “one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands on the planet” by Uncut. Cutting their teeth playing small clubs, the band has gone on to sell out arena tours and released nine previous studio albums.

moodycenteratx.com/event/the-black-keys

Formula 1 Aramco US Grand Prix

Oct. 21-21

Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd

The pinnacle of motorsports is returning to Texas for a three-day celebration of speed and sound. The Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix provides an action-packed experience that fuses world-class racing with major championship implications. There's no shortage of star power as superstars hit the Super Stage with post-race performances each night.

circuitoftheamericas.com/f1

Gem Capers 2022

Oct. 21-23

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Hosted by Austin Gem and Mineral Society, this gem and mineral show offers over 30 vendors selling jewelry, beads, gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils, and spheres. Exhibits include a touch table of rocks and fossils, fluorescent minerals, and members’ collections.

agms-tx.org

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Halloween Children's Concert

Oct. 23

Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive

This concert is a wonderful chance to introduce children to the wonders of live orchestral music and also a great opportunity to wear costumes and have tons of fun. The concert hall is decorated top to bottom to enhance children's concert experience. It’s creepy, crawly, and spooky!

my.austinsymphony.org/halloweenconcert

Levitation

Oct. 27-30

Various locations

This independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full-weekend event that attracts bands and attendees from all over the world.

levitation-austin.com

Austin Film Festival

Oct. 27-Nov. 3

Various locations

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

"Chicago"

Nov. 1-6

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

After 25 years, "Chicago" is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another. The musical has received six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations.

broadwayinaustin.com

Carrie Underwood in Concert

Nov. 2

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

From "American Idol" to American country music star, Carrie Underwood has created a highly successful career and remains a fixture in pop country music.

countrystars.live/concerts/carrie-underwood-tickets/austin-tx

Garage and Estate Sale

Nov. 4-6

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Tens of thousands of items are up for sale at bargain prices. Shop from jewelry, tools, vintage collectibles, and children’s clothing plus loads more. All proceeds go to support The Settlement Home for Children (The Home), which serves individuals who have experienced severe emotional trauma, abuse, and neglect.

settlementhome.org/garage-sale

Austin Celtic Festival

Nov. 5-6

Pioneer Farms, Pioneer Farms Drive

The largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas returns for its annual Celtic Festival. Internationally acclaimed as one of the few remaining festivals that celebrate the authentic music honed by the Celtic people, the Austin Celtic Festival goes beyond gimmicks to highlight traditions and achievements in a way that reminds audiences of the extraordinary craftsmanship and study that made places like Ireland and Scotland leaders in folk music and dance.

austincelticfestival.com

Texas Book Festival

Nov. 5-6

Various locations

The festival has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts about 250 authors each year. Join other bookworms for readings, panel discussions, signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children's activities, and fun literary-related happenings like the annual Lit Crawl. This year's event takes place at Symphony Square and Austin Central Library.

texasbookfestival.org

Powwow

Nov. 12

Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane

For more than 25 years, the Austin Powwow has been the largest powwow of its kind in Texas, featuring American-Indian dancing, singing, arts and crafts, the Native Market, and food.

austinpowwow.net

A Christmas Affair

Nov. 16-20

Palmer Event Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

More than 200 retail merchants are on site for holiday shopping. Over the five-day period, more than 25,000 people come through to shop for everyone on their lists.

jlaustin.org/a-christmas-affair

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Nov. 26-27

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Dec. 10-11

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

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