Austin is now among the fastest-growing metroplexes in the US! Keeping up with the growth, luckily, there’s plenty going on in Austin all days of the week. There are things to do on Monday in Austin, of course, things to do in Austin on Saturday night, and everything in between! Some of you may be looking for things to do in Austin with family, while others may be focused on free things to do in Austin this week. Either way, you can be sure that we have you covered in our list below.
Here in Austin, there are a lot of great events this week (October 3 – October 9)!!! Our top choices for things to do in Austin this Week of September 26, 2022, include Movies in the Park: Luca, Wizard Fest, Gruene Music and Wine Festival, and more!
Deal Alert – Get the highly-rated Live Music Austin Crawl tour for just $85 for 2 adults!
Experience Austin’s live music scene on a tour led by a guide. Visit as many as three iconic clubs and up-and-coming venues and enjoy hearing live music with a group of fun fellow travelers. Don’t get caught listening to cover bands, listen to authentic music in one of the world’s music capitals.
- Live music tour in Austin Provides a great overview for first-time visitors
- Listen to a variety of live music at several venues
- Learn about the history of the Texas state capital
Get more information and book your Live Music Austin Crawl tour TODAY!!!
Things to do in Austin on Monday, October 3, 2022
Donate blood and get treats! We Are Blood will be partnering up with Torchy’s Tacos to give back to donors in the first two weeks of October. If you donate at any of We Are Blood’s donor centers from now to October 14, you’ll receive a free taco courtesy of Torchy’s. So roll up your sleeves and schedule your donation today!
When: Monday, October 3 – 14 | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
How much: Free
Fun Austin events on Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Pack your picnic blankets or lawn chairs, your favorite snacks, and some nice drinks, and head out to Mueller Lake Park this Tuesday for a fun and relaxing movie evening under the beautiful Austin night sky. This Tuesday, they’ll be showing Luca so make sure to invite family and friends to bond with.
When: Tuesday, October 4 | 8 p.m.
How much: Free
Calling all Taco lovers out there! It’s the ultimate Taco Tuesday at Chuy’s this Tuesday! They’ll be serving up their famous tacos and drinks special all day. Add a Ground Beef Taco (Crispy or Soft!) to any entrée for just $1. Or get a $1 tequila floaters to top your favorite margarita. If you’re feeling gutsy, dress up like a taco post a photo with #ChuysTacoDay, and head to your nearest Chuy’s for a free, dine-in entrée of your choice.
When: Tuesday, October 4 | 11 a.m.
Where: Any Chuy’s Locations
How much: Free
Things to do in Austin this Week – Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Dive into a world of magic and wizards! This Wednesday, The Ballroom will be hosting wizard fest with an evening full of Wizard-themed drinks, a cosplay costume contest, wizard trivia, wizard games, and more! Grab your cloaks, brooms, and wands, and head out there to enjoy buttery brews or win prizes at the games. If you’re not participating in the costume contest, a wizard-themed attire or dress robe would be good to go.
When: Wednesday, October 5 | 7 p.m.
How much: $15 – $55
Deal Alert – Check out the Austin Ghost and Bat Segway Tour for just $69.99 for 2 adults!
Discover another side of Austin on a 2.5-hour Segway tour that features bats and ghosts. Offered from March to October, this nighttime ride through downtown Austin visits haunted hotels and buildings, famous landmarks, and the world’s largest urban bat colony. See the Texas State Capitol Building, Lady Bird Lake, Austin Convention Center, the 6th Street Entertainment district, Moonlight Towers, and more
- Learn to ride a Segway in a few easy steps
- Hear the ghostly tales behind Austin’s historic buildings
- Look for bats from the huge bat colony at the Congress Avenue Bridge
- See landmarks including the Texas State Capitol building and Austin Convention Center
Get more information and book your Austin Ghost and Bat Segway tour TODAY!!!
Things to do in Austin this Week – Thursday, October 6, 2022
Discover your favorite wine or drinks while enjoying some great music at the Gruene Music and Wine Festival. The event started out as a single-day happening but now, it has expanded to a multi-day event of fun. Get to taste various wines from various distilleries here in the Lone Star State, enjoy great food, and listen to live music from local bands as well as from the best songwriters in Texas. Proceeds from the event go to the United Way of Comal County.
When: Thursday, October 6 – 9 | 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
How much: Free
Kick-off Austin’s biggest month of music at 3TEN! Sip on cocktails from Desert Door, strike a pose at the photo booth and snag some swag to truly get festival-ready. This will all be followed by a live stream viewing of Nathaniel Ratliff & the Night Sweats as they tape Austin City Limits. Get there early and get a chance to win passes to attend the Austin City Limits taping with Nathaniel Ratliff & the Night Sweats upstairs! If you want to try your hand at winning Austin City Limits Festival wristbands for both weekends, stay late and simply enjoy the night.
When: Thursday, October 6 | 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
How much: RSVP
Start the ACL weekend festivities with Dessert in the Desert, THE pre-party hosted by the Museum of Ice Cream and Desert Door Distillery. Whether you have tickets to Austin City Limits or not, you can enjoy the free bandanas, treats, glitter, temporary tattoos, drink floaties, Funky Mello s’mores, and Topo Chico as well as ticket raffles and live music on the patio! If you do have an ACL wristband or ticket, you can simply show them at the door and enjoy $5 Desert Door cocktails. The event is free but if you want to extend the fun, discover what lies hidden behind the doors of the ticketed Museum I-Scream Halloween experience.
When: Thursday, October 6 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
How much: Free
Things to do in Austin on Friday, October 7, 2022
The biggest music event of the year in Austin is here! Get your tickets and enjoy performances from headliners like The Chicks, P!nk, Kacey Musgraves, SZA, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as other big bands/artists like Lil Nas X, Diplo, Marcus Mumford, Paramore, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and more. All in all, there will be more than 100 bands and artists to be performing over the two weekends so be ready for all the jams!
When: Friday, October 7 – 16| 12:30 p.m.
How much: Starts at $145
Deal Alert – Food Tour of Downtown Austin – 2 adults for just $87
Stroll through the streets of downtown Austin on a guided urban gastronomy experience. Explore the city’s central and historic area and sample numerous foods—from BBQ brisket to Austin=style breakfast tacos. Along the way, you’ll discover some of the city’s popular sights and attractions. This tour is ideal for foodies and hungry visitors. The tour departs from a convenient location in the middle of Austin. What’s Included
Austin-style breakfast taco
Central Texas pit-style BBQ brisket
Authentic Italian cannoli with a twist
Chicken and potato tamales with black bean dip
Our delicious Secret Dish
Get more information and book your Food Tour of Downtown Austin TODAY!!!
Things to do in Austin on Saturday – October 8, 2022
Enjoy the best of pumpkin season at Pumpkin Nights on Pioneer Farms! Walk the half-mile walking path and explore fantastical places like Forbidden City and a Pirate’s Cove built using over 5,000 hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins. There is also more to the celebration with entertainment and games at The Village, the festival area.
When: Saturday, October 8 – 30, 2022, 6 p.m.
How Much: Free – $26
Things to do in Austin on Sunday, October 9, 2022
It’s a carnival and pumpkin land all in one! Besides having a ridiculous number of pumpkins and gourds, the Texas Pumpkin Fest has tons of fun in store for you. You could enjoy the games and rides, get spooked in the tent of terror, race down the 65′ super slide, get lost in the hay maze, get dizzy in the giant pumpkin spinner and so much more. There will also be tons of food trucks serving Mexican food, Caribbean food, funnier cakes, shaved ice, fried Oreos, and so much more!
When: Sunday, October 9, 2022, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
How Much: $10
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