It’s finally fall and that means Halloween is right around the corner! If you’re looking for events in and around Austin this October then look no further than these family friendly events taking place all month long around the Austin metro area. From the Fall Holiday Fair to the Texas Monthly’s BBQ Festival, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this October, there’re even a few Halloween events!

Events in Austin this October

Austin City Limits Music Festival

When: Now through October 9th, 2016
Where: Ziller Park
2100 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX

One of the country’s largest celebrations of music, this six-day festival brings the magic of the famed public TV series Austin City Limits outside the studio and into Austin’s most beloved park with more than 130 musical acts on eight stages over two weekends.

Pop Art Camp!
When: October 10th, 2016
Where: The Art Garage
11190 Circle Drive #202
Austin, TX

Join us for a fantastically fun day learning about and creating Pop Art! Design and paint your own Converse hightop tennis shoe. Make a collage in the style of Eduardo Paolozzi’s Meet the People. Paint a ceramic Onomatopoeia Art plate! Pop! Bam! Wowza! Aftercare will be available until 5pm for $6/hour.

Tie-Dye Workshop: Halloween!
When: October 14th, 2016
Where: The Art Garage
11190 Circle Drive #202
Austin, TX

Create a festive shirt using orange, black, lime and purple. We will even have some fun and spooky tie-dye design ideas. Boo! The Art Garage hosts tie-dye workshops each month! Instructors will be there to help with new techniques taught each time. The studio is open at this time for all other art activities, too. So, come on Tie-dye Friday and make an afternoon of art! *Please call ahead to register. We have to prepare your shirt in a presoak solution prior to your arrival.

Team Brock Halloween 5K Fun Run
When: October 15th, 2016
Where: Old Settlers Park
Round Rock, TX

Help support Brock in his battle against pediatric brain cancer.

The Team Brock Halloween 5K Fun Run is for everyone, from serious runners to the whole family. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and be entered into our costume contest.  Go trick-or-treating along the trail, thanks to our generous sponsors.  Enjoy food, games, sponsor swag and a whole lot more.

Fall Holidays Fair
When: October 15th, 2016
Where: Asian American Resource Center
8401 Cameron Rd
Austin, TX

Explore Fall & Winter festivals celebrated in Asia and Beyond! Learn about these celebrations through hands-on activities, demonstrations and cultural performances. Food and beverages available for purchase. FREE.

The Lantern Fest
When: October 22nd, 2016
Where: Cotton Bowl Speedway
1175 County Road 202
Paige, TX

At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. Before sundown friends and families can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s’mores, balloon artists and more. Then, when the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes and fondest dreams.

Catch Air Anderson Mill’s Costume Day
When: October 28th, 2016
Where: Catch Air Anderson Mill
13450 US – 183 #107
Austin, TX

Catch Air will be having a costume day on October 28th! Parents and children are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes! Catch Air will be open from 10:00am-8:00pm.

We will be having a costume contest at 6pm!

Come get spooky with us!

Texas Month BBQ Festival
When: October 30th, 2016
Where: City Terrace at Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX

Texas Monthly’s annual TMBBQ Fest returns for its seventh year! Sample smoked goodness from 27 BBQ joints off the magazine’s list of “The 50 Best BBQ Joints in the World!”  Indulge in as much ‘cue as your stomach will allow, plus Shiner Beer and Legacy Whisky cocktails available for purchase, along with giveaways and interactive games by sponsors Nationwide Insurance, Texas A&M University, YETI Coolers, and Central Market. Then, sit back and relax to live music by Santiago Jimenez Jr. and Warren Hood.