Catch your favorite music artists and discover more about arts and culture this September 2021! Check out this list of the largest annual events in Austin from music festivals, comedy shows, and food fests!
The Drop-In Summer Concert Series
Every Thursday until September 9
ACL Radio and The Long Center have teamed up to bring you free weekly concert series on the Long Center lawn all day, all summer long! The lineup will feature your favorite Austin artists in the heart of downtown Austin.
Waterloo Music Festival
Date to be confirmed
Carson Creek Ranch
The Waterloo Music Festival is an independent festival that highlights the music roots of Austin. The live music performance will showcase local artists that you can also camp for the whole weekend.
5.12K Run to Brunch
Keep Austin Weird and Austin-based spiked seltzer brand, Mighty Swell presents the annual 5.12K Run to Brunch to raise money and awareness for Southern Smoke Foundation and their Austin relief efforts, helping people in the local food and beverage industry impacted by COVID-19 and other crises. Community-based running clubs will lead runners on a customized 5.12K route that will finish in a fette that features drinks, bites, and swag!
The Zilker Relays is a 10-mile race with teams comprised of 4 runners. Each participant runs a 2.5-mile loop from one central festival/transition area. The team concept of the Zilker Relays is not unique, but the combination of a relay, festival home base, drinks, and music, make this experience a favorite for runners of all calibers and ages.
Blended Festival is set to make its Austin debut at the Long Center outdoor pavilion this September! This ultimate social experience includes live music, culinary stations, wine and craft cocktails, and unique activities for you to enjoy with your friends!
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Far Out Lounge & Stage
Join Austin Chronicle for one of the largest hot sauce festivals in the world! Categories ranging from local restaurants to commercial bottlers will be present.
Arte Agave Grand Fiesta
Arte Agave Grand Fiesta is a unique celebration of fine agave spirits, art, and entertainment inspired by the richness of Latin culture. Over 20 Estaciónes de Sabor with more than 100 varieties of Agave spirits to sample including El Tesoro, Wahaka Mezcal, Revel Avila, Maestro Dobel, Sip Hecho y mas! There will also be activities in the event where you’ll surely have fun!
ILLfest Music & Art Festival
Travis County Exposition Center
ILLfest Music & Art Festival is an enriching experience anyone will love gathering some of the world’s most talented electronic musicians, DJs, and bands, as well as well-known names making past appearances.
Fall Pecan Street Festival
Sixth Street Austin
The Pecan Street Festival is back for the second time this year for its fall festival. This free 2-day art festival at Sixth Street and enjoy the food, music, and art! Over 300 vendors will be available to sell their arts and crafts.
Austin Museum Day
Museums Across Austin
This special day organized by the Austin Museum Partnership features free exhibitions and activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites.
Moontower Comedy Festival
The Paramount Theatre and Other Locations
Presented by the Paramount Theatre, Moontower Comedy Festival features some of the funniest, wittiest, and world-class comics from around the world. Catch national headliners and Austin-based comedians in this fest!
September 23 – 30
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Fantastic Fest is one of the largest genre film festivals in the US specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action, and fantasy movies from around the world!