Yay, October is here!👏It’s one of my favorite times of the year because you can know that it will lead to the changing of the seasons! 🍃You can also feel the excitement for all of the holidays that are coming back to back to back…starting with Halloween!! 👻 And who doesn’t love Halloween?!? 💀

Austin has so many fun family events for you to celebrate this very special time of the year. 🎃 Check out our list of all we found for you. We hope you have an amazing beginning to the holiday season! 🎉If we’ve missed any family events, feel free to submit them to our Community Calendar for approval!

Festivals and Celebrations

Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts FestivalOctober 5 – Dell Diamond

Family Fun

Blair Woods Family Nature DayOctober 5 – Blair Woods Preserve

Bees Go Grocery ShoppingOctober 3 – Twin Oaks Branch

Boo at the ZooOctober 5 – Austin Zoo

Fortlandia – October 5 – Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Krispy Kreme Family NightOctober 2 – Krispy Kreme

Laugh, Darn it! Family Comedy Game ShowOctober 5 – Barrel O’ Fun

Starry Nights at GirlstartOctober 3 – Girlstart Stem Center

SproutsOctober 2  – Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Family Theater and Shows

Dinosaur Roar! – October 3 – The Carver Cultural Center

JungalbookOctober 5 – ZACH Theatre’s Kleberg Stage

Kids Music with Amber, Johnny & Sharon – October 2 –Central Market Westgate

Saturday Night Concert SeriesOctober 5 – Hill Country Galleria

Museum Events

HIGH NOON TALK: SECRETS IN THE DIRT – October 2  – Bullock Texas State History Museum

Grown Up Events

A Complimentary Intragalatic Wine and Chocolate TastingOctober 5 – Utopian Shift

Mindfulness & Self-Care for Conscious MotherhoodOctober 2 – Truly Chiropractic

Wine Down Wednesday at Utopian Shift – October 2 – Utopian Shift

Festivals and Celebrations

Austin Pottery Festival – National Clay WeekOctober 12 – Dougherty Arts Center

Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts FestivalOctober 5 – Dell Diamond

Texas Teen Book FestivalOctober 12 – Southwestern University

Family Fun

Boo at the Zoo – Recurring Event – Austin Zoo

Family Clay Day – October 7 – Dougherty Arts Center

Fortlandia – Recurring Event – Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Movies at Lake ParkOctober 11 – Mueller Lake Park

Sensory Superheroes: Extreme Animal Sensory SystemsOctober 10 – Science Under the Stars

Sparkle & Song PartyOctober 12 – Barrel O’ Fun

Sprouts – October 9 –Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Third Annual Empty Puppy BowlsOctober 9 – Dougherty Arts Center

Family Theater and Shows

Dinosaur Roar! – Recurring Event – The Carver Cultural Center

Jesus Christ Superstar – Recurring Event – Bass Concert Hall

Jungalbook– October 6 – ZACH Theatre’s Kleberg Stage

MusicaleOctober 11 – Southwestern University

Orpheus Academy of Music String (Guitar/Violin/Viola) Faculty Concert – October 6 – Highland Park Baptist Church

Rosita y Conchita – Recurring Event – Austin Scottish Rite Theater

Saturday Night Concert Series – Recurring Event – Hill Country Galleria

Sundays at Symphony Square – October 6

Museum Events 

Ghost Tours on the Square – Recurring Events – Williamson Museum

HEB First Sunday – October 6 -Bullock Texas State History Museum

Second Saturdays are for FamiliesOctober 12 – Laguna Gloria

LITTLE TEXANS: BIG, BIGGER, BIGGESTOctober 10 – Bullock Texas State History Museum

Grown Up Events

A Complimentary Intragalatic Wine and Chocolate TastingOctober 6 – Utopian Shift

Asian American History 101: A Live PodcastOctober 12 – Asian American Resource Center

Festival Fashion Wine WalkOctober 10 – Hill Country Galleria

Wine Down Wednesday at Utopian ShiftOctober 9 – Utopian Shift

Festivals and Celebrations

Round Rock Diwali FestivalOctober 19 – Centennial Plaza

Family Fun

2019 Austin Heart & Stroke WalkOctober 19 – Long Center for the Performing Arts

Art in CahootsOctober 18 – Dougherty Arts Center

Asian Pacific American Zine Making WorkshopOctober 19 – Asian American Resource Center

Barre3 Mueller Outdoor Class & Birthday BashOctober 19 – Mary Elizabeth Branch Park

Boo at the Zoo – Recurring Event – Austin Zoo

Fortlandia – Recurring Event – Lady Bird Johnson Center

Movies Under the Stars at Hill Country Galleria – October 19 – Hill Country Galleria

Sprouts – Recurring Event – Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Family Theater and Shows

Jungalbook – Recurring Event – ZACH Theatre’s Kleberg Stage

Jesus Christ Superstar – Recurring Event – Bass Concert Hall

Movies in the ParkOctober 17- Recurring Event – Various Locations

Rosita y Conchita – Recurring Event – Austin Scottish Rite Theater

Sundays at Symphony Square – October 13 – Symphony Square

Wake Up, Brother Bear! – October 19 – ZACH Theater

Museum Events 

National Fossil DayOctober 16 – Texas Memorial Museum

October NIMITZ Junior Corps- Mystery of the Museum: Behind the ScenesOctober 19 – National Museum of the Pacific War

UMLAUF Family DayOctober 13 – Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

Grown Up Events

6th Annual Taste of Cedar Park presented by Cedar Park Regional Medical CenterOctober 15 – Cedar Park Recreation Center

Evenings Out: Viva Texas Vino – October 17 – Bullock Texas State History Museum

Wine Down Wednesday at Utopian Shift – October 16 – Utopian Shift

Festivals and Celebrations

17th Annual Great PUGkinFestOctober 26 – Moontower Saloon

36th Annual Viva la Vida Parade & FestivalOctober 26 – Mexic-Arte Museum

Fable FestOctober 26 – Elizabeth Milburn Park

Family Fun

Boo at the Zoo – Recurring Event – Austin Zoo

Fortlandia – October 20 – Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Sprouts – Recurring Event – Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Family Theater and Shows

Jungalbook – Recurring Event – ZACH Theatre’s Kleberg Stage

KUTX Rock the ParkOctober 25 – Mueller Austin

Sundays at Symphony Square – October 20

Rosita y Conchita – Recurring Event – Austin Scottish Rite Theater

Wake Up, Brother Bear! – October 26 – ZACH Theater

Museum Events

SPOOKTACULAROctober 25 – Bullock Texas State History Museum

Storytime: MarsOctober 24 – Bullock Texas State History Museum

Grown Up Events

Wine Down Wednesday at Utopian Shift – October 23 – Utopian Shift

Festivals and Celebrations

5th annual UMLAUF Straw FestOctober 27- Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

Boo Bash – October 27 – Georgetown Town Square

Family Fun

Ella’s Haunted Mansion – October 27 – Hotel Ella

Fortlandia – October 27 – Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Halloween Week Zombie Walk & FlashMobOctober 29 – Ballet Austin

Rosewood’s Halloween Lawn PartyOctober 27 – Rosewood Park

Sprouts – Recurring Event – Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Family Theater and Shows

Jungalbook – Recurring Event – ZACH Theatre’s Kleberg Stage

Rosita y Conchita – Recurring Event – Austin Scottish Rite Theater

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