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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
September 10 and 11, 2021
This first time fest is happening on the lawn at the Long Center and features a 100 foot wine tent with hundreds of wines. There’s also a full bar, culinary stage, wellness lounge, and a rockin’ music lineup that includes Kaskade and Austin born Nelly! Tickets on sale here.
Moontower Comedy Festival
September 22 through 25, 2021
Four days of funny including 100+ comedians, 10 venues featuring stand-up, podcasts, parties, and more! Proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test plus a mask requirement for all venues. Buy a badge here!
September 23 through 30, 2021
After 18 months of isolation and uncertainty, this year’s “Post-Apocalyptic” edition of Fantastic Fest is here to remind us of the joy of cinema, community, and weird and wonderful movies. Buy a badge here!
ACL Music Festival
October 1 through 3 | October 8 through 10, 2021
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. Vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is required for entry. Information related to masks will be released closer to festival dates. Tickets are sold out!
Old Settler’s Music Festival
October 21 through 24, 2021
This signature music event features Grammy-winning Americana, arts and crafts, camping, food, and libations. Acoustic jazz, blues and bluegrass are all performed by old-time local favorites and award-winning artists from around the world. Buy tickets here!
Austin Film Festival
October 21 through 28, 2021
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!
Texas Hemp Harvest Festival
October 23, 2021
Texas’s First Annual Hemp Harvest Festival! This family friendly festival is bringing you live music on two stages with over 12 bands, as well as local food trucks, vendors, and so much more. Buy tickets here!
iHeart Country Fest
October 30, 2021
Country music’s biggest superstars perform in a celebration of all things country at the iHeartCountry Festival, hosted each year by our very own Bobby Bones (yes, he spends most of his time in Nashville, but we still claim him as our own)! 2021 headliners include Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, and more. Buy tickets here!
Texas Book Festival
October 25 through 31, 2021
The Texas Book Fest plans to be part virtual and part live events. The festival features four days of sessions with some of the most fascinating authors, journalists, poets, illustrators, and artists in the book world. Keep an eye on their website for author announcements and health guidelines.