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Events in Austin: 'Halloweekend' 10/28-10/31 and beyond

🗓 All weekend

👻 Tricks, Treats, and Trails *

It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus at McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Show up in your spookiest costume for the second annual Tricks, Treats and Trails event for family fun! Tickets start at $10.00, and feature a pumpkin patch, a rock-climbing wall, smores, food trucks, and more.

2 - 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 - 8 p.m. Sunday | 📍McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1884 State Highway 71 West, Cedar Creek, TX, 78612

🎥 Austin Film Festival

One of the most famous film festivals in the country kicks off in Austin this weekend, beginning its nearly two week long stint that features over 200 panelists and attracts about 20,000 people every year.

Times and events vary 📍Austin Convention Center

🍻 Trick or Drink: Austin Halloween Barcrawl

If you're wanting to party it up this weekend, consider joining this three day long bar crawl to participate in the Spooky season. Tickets start at $15 and will get you into participating bars with no cover and give you access to their drink specials all night long. 21+ only.

Friday, Saturday, and Monday 6 p.m - 2 a.m | 📍Happy Chicks - Wristband Pickup Location

🗓 Friday

🔷 Blue Man Group

The global phenomenon performance troupe, the Blue Man Group, will stop in Austin this weekend as part of their larger North American Tour. The show is sure to have colorful acts and visually stunning entertainment.

Showtimes vary |📍Bass Concert Hall

🗓 Saturday

🎊Viva la Vida Parade

This weekend the City of Austin and the Austin Convention Center co-present the Día de Los Muertos festivities. The event will kick off with the vibrant procession from 12 -1 pm and the rest of the events after, featuring unique art made by local artists, delicious food, and more.

12 p.m - 6 p.m | 📍100-200 Blocks East and West 4th St. Austin, TX 78701

🎨 Boo and Brew

If you're looking for some free Halloween festivities, stop by the Arboretum to enjoy live music, face painting, balloon art, raffles, swag bags, and more fun goodies. As usual, costumes are encouraged!

4 p.m - 6 p.m |📍10000 Research Blvd., Austin, TX 78759

🧛 Goth Night at Old Thousand

Celebrate the Spooky season with a one-night-only Goth Night menu at Old Thousands. The special menu will feature Damned Dumplings made with American Gothic Pork and Black Vinegar; Sacrificial Lamb Bao, Coffee & Cigarettes Black Sesame Creme Brulee, and enchanting limited edition cocktails. Secure your reservation in advance.

5 p.m - 11 p.m | 📍Old Thousand - 11th St. Location

🗓 Sunday

🧙 Screen on the Green

Cozy up on the grass with the classic Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus, and your favorite blanket. Come early to secure a good spot and enjoy seasonal concessions offered by vendors at the venue including $4 happy hour drinks, cotton candy, popcorn, and more.

8 p.m | 📍Fareground Austin - 111 Congress Avenue Plaza Level Austin, TX 78701

🗓 Next Week

🎶 Chicago the Musical

Experience the Smash Broadway hit, Chicago, for a limited time in Austin next week and weekend. As the longest-running American musical on Broadway, the show is sure to delight with its signature theater magic. Tickets are on sale now.

8 p.m November 1st - 6th | 📍 Bass Concert Hall - 2350 Robert Dedman Austin, TX 78712

💧 Savor the Outdoors *
The heartbeat of Texas lies with its rivers, but none carry the significance of the Colorado River. This Texas treasure inspires us for our next Savor the Outdoors dinner, taking place at McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Enjoy cuisine by Roaming Fire, drinks by Treaty Oak and Richard's Rainwater, music by Josh Grider, views of the Colorado River, and stargazing. Tickets priced at $125.00.

5:30 - 8 p.m. Friday, November 4th | 📍McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1884 State Highway 71 West, Cedar Creek, TX, 78612

📚 Texas Book Festival *

The 27th annual Texas Book Festival Weekend will take place in and around the State Capitol in downtown Austin. The Festival Weekend is FREE and open to the public, featuring nearly 300 authors ofthe year's best books across all ages and genres.

10 - 5 p.m. Saturday, November 5th & 11 - 5 p.m. Sunday, November 6th |📍 Texas State Capitol (click here for festival map)

* Listings marked with an asterisk are sponsored listings, which help keep Austonia's newsletter and website paywall-free.


Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation

🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway