There are plenty of fun things to do in Austin this weekend, October 7 – October 9, 2022, including Austin City Limits Music Festival, Quesoff 2022, Gruene Music and Wine Festival, and more! Whether you’re planning a date or having fun with friends, these events and things to do in Austin this weekend may be right for you.
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 this weekend – Friday, October 7, 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
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 to Sunday, October 7 – 9| 12:30 p.m.
How much: Starts at $145
Step into the enchanted and cursed world of Beauty and the Beast! Brought to you by the interactive team behind The Wizard’s Den, Beyond Cinema, and The Alice, this 90-minute adventure will bring you into an elegant, Victorian cocktail party where you’re encouraged to dress your best, dance, and enjoy the castle’s delights. In those 90-minutes, you’ll create two bespoke themed cocktails, solve riddles and challenges to lift the curse from the castle, and so much more! Grab your tickets now!
When: Friday, October 7 | 5:30 p.m.
How much: $47
Catch the performance of Henrik Ibsen’s “The Lady from the Sea” by the Filigree Theatre this weekend at the Neil-Cochran House Museum. Haunted by the sea and mysterious past love, a woman must choose between her married life and the thrill of the unknown lying in wait beyond the ocean deep. The production will be presented outdoors in the gardens of the museum and live string music will be accompanying it.
When: Friday, October 7 | 8 p.m.
How much: $25 – $32
Deal Alert – Small Group BYOB Sunset Boat Tour on Lake Travis, 2 adults for just $75!!!
It can be tricky to choose the best spot to watch an Austin sunset without doing lots of research, but this tour makes the decision for you and showcases magnificent sunset views from the water. Sail out along the clear waters of Lake Travis on a small-group boat tour and enjoy captain commentary about local sights and Austin’s history.
- 90 minutes tour
- Access unobstructed views of Austin at sunset from the water
- Avoid expensive bar tabs and bring your own drinks with you
- Great photo opportunities of the sun setting over Lake Travis Pass by a filming location from “Spy Kids”—Starnes Island
Get more information and book your BYOB Sunset Tour on Lake Travis TODAY!!!
Things to do in Austin this weekend – 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 – 9, 2022, 6 p.m. | Runs until end of October 2022
How Much: Free – $26
Cheese, cheese, and more cheese! Get your cheese fills to your heart’s delight at the Quesoff 2022. The event will be featuring restaurants, chefs, hotels, and a whole host of home cooks vying for glory. They’ll all be going head to head in four categories – Meaty, Spicy, Veggie, and Wild Card. A Best in Show will also be awarded to the overall top queso dish. So don’t miss out on all this cheesiness!
When: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
How Much: $20
The Saturday Night Concert Series is back in Hill Country Galleria! Here, you’ll get to enjoy some of your favorite local artists. For this Saturday, everyone gets to enjoy music from Guy Forsyth! And while enjoying the music on the lawn, you can dine out in one of the great options around the area like The League Kitchen & Tavern and Schmidt Family Barbeque. Bring your blankets or your lawn chairs and enjoy the beautiful evening with great music!
When: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
How Much: Free
Oktoberfest is far from over! The German Texan Heritage Society is just starting with its celebrations. Celebrated as the second most famous Oktoberfest celebration in Austin, they certainly bring one of the most authentic Oktoberfest games in town. Make sure not to miss their famous beers, steins, and delicious German food!
When: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
How Much: $15
Explore the best of what Fareground has to offer at its Fareground Food and Wine Festival! You can collect passport stamps and receive a total of 10 specialty and classic bites. In addition to that, you also get to taste featured wines at DRINK and Ellis and a specialty wine tasting experience on the shaded Ellis Oak Deck.
When: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 4 p.m.
How Much: $45
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 this Weekend – 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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