Festival season is upon us. And as of publication, most festivals intend to go on a planned. Things can change at any moment, but as of now, these are the festivals happening in 2021 that we are most excited about.
Here Are The Best Festivals Happening In Austin This Fall
Centroamericanto Fest 2022
September 10, 2022
14th annual Centroamericanto Fest brings Central American music to Austin. The Music Festival will take place on Saturday September 10 at 7 p.m. at the Auditorium of the ESB MACC Enjoy the performances of the great Sara Curruchich from Guatemala , Luis Pastor from Nicaragua and Mauricio Callejas from El Salvador. But arrive early as family activities start at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy delicious Salvadoran food, visit our vendor exhibition, Central American themed selfie booth and admire the dances of “Amor por Panamá” dance group at the Zocalo. Buy tickets here.
Pecan Street Festival
September 17 and 18, 2022
The Pecan Street Festival is a free two-day arts festival held twice yearly in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District. The event attracts features hundreds of local and national artisans, Austin’s top musical acts, a variety of food vendors and kid-friendly activities like a petting zoo, face-painting, interactive workshops, street magicians, and more!
September 24 and 25, 2022
Back for its second year, Blended Fest features a 100 foot wine tent, two music stages, a culinary village and unique activations. Happening this year at COTA, the music lineup includes The Chainsmokers, G-Easy, and many more! Tickets on sale here.
September 22 through 29, 2022
Fantastic Fest celebrates the joy of cinema, community, and weird and wonderful movies. It is the largest genre film festival in the US, specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. One of this year’s film highlights is The Menu starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicolas Hoult and Ralph Fiennes. Buy a badge here!
Texas Craft Brewers Fest
October 1, 2022
The largest annual celebration of small and independent Texas craft breweries returns.
Happening in East Austin on October 1, tickets are on sale now. Buy here.
ACL Music Festival
October 7 through 9 | October 14 through 16, 2022
ACL Festival features a diverse lineup of acts every year with eight stages and 100+ performances. Can’t make it on weekend one? That’s why there’s a weekend two. There are also night shows if you want to skip the fest all together but still get some tune time. More info here!
F1 US Grand Prix Weekend
October 21 through 23, 2022
The 2022 Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix returns on October 21 through 23, 2022! The race weekend experience at COTA is packed with pulse-pounding racing action featuring the world’s fastest drivers, can’t-miss musical performances by global superstars, thrilling amusement rides, exquisite local cuisine and more. All tickets include access to the Germania Insurance Super Stage Festival Lawn. This year’s musical acts are Green Day and Ed Sheeran. Tickets and more info here.
Austin Film Festival
October 21 through 27, 2022
The Austin Film Festival featured eight days of film and includes the largest screenwriters conference in the world, featuring over 200 panelists and panels. In addition to honoring the medium of film, the festival also highlights other storytelling mediums such as plays, podcasts, and digital series. Buy badge here!
October 28 through November 6, 2022
Lucktoberfest is a head-spinning, earth-shaking, expectation-breaking 10-day celebration of every kind of Texas under the sun. Highlights include a Dia De Los Muertos experience, Halloween family night, an outlaw masquerade ball and more!
Austin Food & Wine Festival
November 4 through 6, 2022
All weekend long, enjoy signature bites from renowned chefs and top-rated restaurants – from Central Texas and across the country. Along the way, sample sips from an array of wine, beer and spirits exhibitors and other artisanal purveyors. Learn more here.
November 4 through 13, 2022
Wurstfest is the best 10 days in sausage history! It’s a unique annual celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun! You’ll enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. Buy tickets here.
Texas Book Festival
November 5 and 6, 2022
The 27th annual Texas Book Festival, returning in person after two years of virtual and hybrid programming. The festival features sessions with some of the most fascinating authors, journalists, poets, illustrators, and artists in the book world. This year’s lineup is filled with nearly 300 authors, featuring nationally and critically recognized authors, including Angie Cruz, Omar Epps, Janet Evanovich, Anand Giridharadas, Gabino Iglesias, Jacques Pépin, Margo Price, Rebecca Roanhorse, and more.
Texas Hemp Harvest Festival
November 19, 2022
Texas’s Annual Hemp Harvest Festival is back! This family friendly festival is bringing you live music, food trucks, adult and kid beverages, vendors for shopping, games and more. Buy tickets here!
Looking for something else to do this fall? Check out the Field of Light!