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Events: ACL and the Red River Showdown are not the only things happening this weekend
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🗓 Saturday

🎉ACL Weekend 1

The iconic Austin City Limits music festival kicks off its first weekend this Friday, headliners include The Chicks, Flume, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and P!nk. Be sure to stay hydrated if you are attending the festival and avoid the area at night to stay clear of traffic!

All day Friday-Sunday |📍Zilker Park

🍷 Fareground Food and Wine Festival

This event features tastings and samplings, and a passport to fill out from each vendor to collect specialty bites at the end of the tasting experience.

4 p.m - 8 p.m |📍Fareground

🍻 Austin Oktoberfest

If you are a fan of German cuisine and culture, this event is perfect for you. Hosted by the German Texan Heritage Society, there will be authentic brewed beer, food, and more.

11 a.m -7:30 p.m |📍The German Free School - 507 E. 10th St., Austin, TX 78701

🛍 Barton Creek Farmer's Market

If you're in the mood for a market and a morning stroll this weekend, then this farmers market is the place for you - complete with fresh food, artisan gifts, vendors, and more!

9 a.m - 1 p.m | 📍2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy (Back of Barton Creek Mall)

🗓 Sunday

🍋Hope Farmers Market

Stop by this farmers market for local farm products, fresh food, art vendors, live music, and best of all, a sense of community!

Every Sunday, 11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍 412 Comal St, Austin, TX 78702

🍊Hill Country Harvest Market

Check out this annual harvest market in Dripping Springs, complete with gourmet food, prize giveaways, jewelry, handmade gifts and clothing items, and much more! Perfect to get a head start on some holiday shopping or to treat yourself to something special.

11 a.m - 4 p.m | 📍 Dripping Springs Ranch Park and Event Center

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Longhorns, lights and fests all over: Things to do in Austin this weekend

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will light up 16 acres as part of the Field of Lights starting this weekend. (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center/Facebook)

🗓 All weekend

🛍️ City-wide Vintage Sale
Bring your biggest bags and negotiation chops to the city’s biggest yearly vintage popup at Palmer Events Center. Since 1977, it's been a go-to for recyclers, bargain hunters, vintage store owners and more. An all-weekend pass is $8.


Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.| 📍Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd

🌼 Field of Light

Starting this weekend, Austin’s Wildflower Center is teaming up with British artist Bruce Munro for a 16-acre display of 28,000 solar-powered lights, representing the “intersection of art, technology and nature.”

Thursday-Sunday, 6:15 p.m.-9:30 p.m.| 📍Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave

🎸 Eastside Kings Festival
Two days, 40 bands. The Eastside Kings Festival is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of African American blues, jazz and gospel and will do so in style with a full-blown festival in East Austin. Wristbands are $25 per day.

8 p.m.-12 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday | 📍 12th and Chicon

🗓 Friday

🥟 Centroamericanto Fest
Grab a bite of El Salvadoran food, watch Central American films and stroll through vendor booths at the 14th annual fest. Musical guests include Sara Curruchich from Guatemala, Luis Pastor from Nicaragua and Mauricio Callejas from El Salvador.

Film Fest- 7 p.m. Friday, Music Fest- 5:30 p.m. Saturday | 📍 Mexican-American Cultural Center, 600 River St

🗓 Saturday

🏈 Texas vs. Alabama game and tailgate
Watch the Longhorns take on their toughest opponent yet in a home game against No.1 Alabama Saturday. If you’re an early bird, be sure to check out the tailgate before the game.

11 a.m. | 📍 Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 2100 San Jacinto Blvd

Austin FC watch party
For those who want a double-dip on sports this Saturday—Austin FC supporters’ group Austin Anthem, will host a watch party filled with brews, bites and more at Ctelis Brewing.

7 p.m. | 📍 Celis Brewing, 10001 Metric Blvd

🗓 Sunday

🌶️ Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Test your taste buds at the Austin Chronicle’s 32nd annual Hot Sauce Festival. Featuring hot sauce samplers from 18 commercial bottlers, food trucks, live music from TC Superstar and more. Proceeds go to the Central Texas Food Bank.

7 p.m. | 📍 The Far Out Lounge, 8504 S Congress Ave

Things to do in Austin this Labor Day weekend

The Texas Longhorns are kicking off their season this Saturday. (Texas Longhorns/Twitter)

🗓 All weekend

🎸 Lakeside music at Mozart’s

Enjoy summer music with lakeside views all weekend long at longtime Lake Austin hangout Mozart’s Coffee Roasters. Free acoustic performances kick off Thursday and run throughout the weekend.

All weekend | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters, 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard


🗓 Friday

🐶 Puppy Party with Austin Humane Society

Swing by Jo’s Red River for a coffee and pet some pups along the way to start your weekend. All pets are adoptable, and 20% of drink sales go to the Austin Humane Society.

9-11 a.m. | 📍Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 2100 San Jacinto Blvd


🗓 Saturday

🏈 Texas Longhorns

Texas football is back! The Longhorns are kicking off their 2022 season with a home matchup against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.

7 p.m. | 📍Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 2100 San Jacinto Blvd


📽️ Screen on the Green “Luca”

The final showing of the Screen on the Green summer series will feature a screening of Luca, $4 happy hour and popcorn and cotton candy.

8:30 p.m. | 📍 Fareground Austin, 111 Congress Avenue



🗓 Sunday

🎵 Stretch Musik Band: Pre Labor Day Party

Celebrate (or mourn) the symbolic end of summer with a Pre-Labor Day party at the oldest bar in Austin. Entertainment includes food, drink and old-school jams from Stretch Musik Band.

7 p.m. | 📍 Historic Victory Grille, 1104 East 11th Street


🍖 Weaselfest 2022

Seven hours of live music, local brews, cigars and BBQ. It doesn’t get more Texan than that.

3- 10 p.m. | 📍Fair Market, 1100 East 5th Street


🧘Sunset Yoga and Moonlight Swim at Barton Springs

Wind down from the weekend with a free, donation-based sunset yoga session beside the Barton Springs pool. The event wraps up with a post-yoga night swim dip in the pool.

3- 10 p.m. | 📍Barton Springs Municipal Pool, 2201 William Barton Drive