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28 Things to Do in Austin in September | Austin September Events


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  • Out Of Bounds Comedy FestivalAugust 27- September 2
    Multiple Locations Austin, TX

    The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is a 7-day, multi-venue festival of all things comedy, featuring the world’s best in hundreds of improv, sketch, and stand-up shows over Labor Day Weekend! Their mission is to bring worldwide attention to the Austin comedy community by strengthening performer networks, providing educational opportunities and stimulating both Austin tourism and industry interest.

  • Capital City Black Film FestivalAugust 30- September 1
    Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78704

    Now in its seventh year, Capital City Black Film Festival celebrates African American filmmakers from across the nation and provides a stage for burgeoning talent. This intimate festival celebrates the beautiful storytelling and unique, and yet still universal, the perspective of talented African Americans filmmakers. This festival packs in the fun with four days of events, seminars, parties, screenings, and more! CCBFF includes year-round events and opportunities to experience the brilliant works of black artists and filmmakers from across the globe. This year special guests will include Viola Davis and Julius Tennon!

  • Free Yoga DaySeptember 2
    Multiple Locations Austin, TX

    All day, Labor Day, participating studios across the Austin area will offer free yoga classes as an opportunity for people of every age and fitness level to try yoga for the first time, experience a new style of yoga, visit a new studio or take a class from a new instructor! Take advantage of this opportunity and share your yoga passion with friends and family and help them discover the benefits of yoga!

  • Labor DaySeptember 2
  • Sonic Transmissions FestivalSeptember 5
    Sahara Lounge 1413 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78721

    Founded and curated by Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and presented by Self Sabotage Records, Sonic Transmissions Festival is a three-day showcase presenting a far-reaching spectrum of genres, such as free jazz, post-punk, world music, experimental hip-hop, improvised music, and more. Sonic Transmissions Festival was born out of a passion for bringing audiences and musicians from different communities together to collaborate, experience, and explore the possibilities of what a music festival can express to audiences today! The September 13th lineup will include Claire Rousay, William Hooker Trio with Ava Mendoza & Damon Smith and Joe McPhee!

  • Zilker RelaysSeptember 6
    Zilker Metropolitan Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    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 a combination of a relay, festival home base, drinks, and music, make this experience a favorite for runners of all calibers and ages! You don’t have to train like a marathoner for this one. All you have to do is be willing to run, jog, walk or stroll 2.5 miles, enjoy live music and great food and get 3 of your siblings, kids, buddies or colleagues to come and join you for this one of a kind running experience!

  • Music In The ParkSeptember 6
    Pfluger Park 515 City Park Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660

    The annual Music In The Park outdoor concert series showcases a variety of live bands and one movie night on selected Friday nights from June to September. Make sure to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music, entertainment and relaxation. Your dogs are allowed to come as well, and there is no admission charge! Drinks are allowed in the park, not no in any glass bottles or cups. On September 6th, Caboose will be performing!

  • Pfurry Splash PartySeptember 7
    Scott Mentzer Pool and Heritage Park 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660

    Join the city of Pflugerville for their second annual Pfurry Splash Party at Scott Mentzer Pool! Dogs can relax in the pool and interact with other dog friends. The price of admission is $5 per dog (which includes two of its owners), and an extra $3 if anyone else would like to come without a dog. All dogs must be current on vaccinations and have proof, so make sure to check if they are before bringing them to the party. Also, please be sure your dog has been exposed to swimming before bringing them (life jackets are recommended for dogs that are not strong swimmers).

  • Waterloo Music FestivalSeptember 7- September 9
    Carson Creek Ranch 701 Dalton Ln, Austin, TX 78742

    Waterloo is an independent festival that celebrates the roots of Austin music culture and will feature three full days of nationally renowned jam bands performing alongside the city’s finest musical acts during a weekend of camping! The event will be held at Carson Creek Ranch, a venue just ten minutes from downtown Austin with over 60 acres of Pecan-tree-lined campgrounds and scenic views overlooking the Colorado River. The festival is produced by Austin event promoters Unknown Entertainment, Havin’ a Ball Productions and Heard Presents. This year’s lineup includes the String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Oteil & Friends and more!

  • Les MisérablesSeptember 10- September 15
    Bass Concert Hall 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712

    Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption. Seen by more than 70 million people around the globe, Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year!

  • Words of HopeSeptember 12
    JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

    Caritas of Austin believes in the power of stories to educate and inspire change in their community, and Words of Hope is their organization to help achieve that. Words of Hope is Caritas of Austin’s largest annual fundraising event and each year, and the event features an author or prominent individual whose story reflects the mission and work of Caritas of Austin. This year, the featured entertainer is Robert Earl Keen, and the winners for the 2019 Harvey Penick Award are Jan and Bobby Jenkins!

  • Music In The ParkSeptember 13
    Pfluger Park 515 City Park Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660

    The annual Music In The Park outdoor concert series showcases a variety of live bands and one movie night on selected Friday nights from June to September. Make sure to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music, entertainment and relaxation. Your dogs are allowed to come as well, and there is no admission charge! Drinks are allowed in the park, not no in any glass bottles or cups. On September 13th, Steel Betty will be performing!

  • CASA Superhero RunSeptember 15
    Broadmoor Campus 11501 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758

    The CASA programs of the Greater Austin Area have united to gather all superheroes for children for the 2019 CASA Superhero Run! CASA speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering their community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. When the state steps in to protect a child’s safety because the people responsible for protecting them have not, a judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to make independent and informed recommendations and help the judge decide what’s best for the child. So come out with family and friends by registering for the race, donating to kids, fundraising for the cause! Make sure to come with your best costume on!

  • Nickelodeon’s JOJO SIWA D.R.E.A.M The TourSeptember 18
    H-E-B Center at Cedar Park 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613

    Nickelodeon star and YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa is adding 11 dates to her first North American tour: Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour. Presented by Party City and produced by Nickelodeon and AEG Presents, the 80-city tour kicked off with a sold out show in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, May 17 and JoJo continues to wow audiences night after night with her dynamic live show. Due to popular demand, the new shows include a return stop in the Austin area at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on September 18, 2019, with special guest The Belles.

  • NASA ChampionshipsSeptember 18- September 22
    Circuit of the Americas Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617

    NASA is excited to announce that the organization’s premier Championship events, the Western and Eastern States Championships, will return to a single event format for the 2019 NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires. The Circuit of the Americas will host the 2019 United States Formula 1 Grand Prix just one month after the best NASA competitors from across the nation enjoy four days of intense competition at a track regarded by many as one of the most challenging in the country! The entire family will have a blast watching cars race all weekend!

  • Fantastic FestSeptember 19- September 26
    Alamo Drafthouse 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

    Experience the world of sci-fi, horror, and gore at Alamo Drafthouse’s annual film festival. Fantastic Fest is the largest film festival in the U.S. that specializes in the genres of horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action. The festival has premiered major horror flicks like Zombieland, There Will Be Blood and Apocalypto. Celebrity guests in the past have included Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Paul Rudd, and Jon Favreau.

  • Morrissey With Special Guest InterpolSeptember 20
    Frank Erwin Center 1701 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

    Steven Patrick Morrissey, known as Morrissey, is an English-Irish singer, songwriter, and author. He came to prominence as the frontman of the rock band the Smiths, which was active from 1982 to 1987. Since then, he has pursued a commercially successful solo career. Morrissey is coming to Austin on September 20th for his 2019 US Fall Tour with special guest Interpol!

  • Whiskies of the WorldSeptember 21
    Distro Hall 1500 East 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

    Experience the world of whiskey as you’ve never seen it before. As one of the largest whiskey tasting events in the US, Whiskies of the World gathers over 200 of the most fascinating distilled spirits from around the globe, along with their makers and ambassadors, to give guests an unforgettable evening. The Expo will provide whiskey tastings, whiskey and food pairings, whiskey and cigar pairings, and the chance to interact with outstanding whiskey brands as well as fellow whiskey enthusiasts!

  • Pecan Street FestivalSeptember 21- September 22
    6th Street, Austin, TX

    The Pecan Street Festival is one of the largest, and longest-running, arts and crafts and music festivals in the nation! Named after 6th Street’s original name, this family-friendly street festival takes place twice a year in Austin’s downtown entertainment district (also took place on May 4- May 5, 2019). Pecan Street Festival offers several blocks of family fun, from local art to live music and entertainment. Of course, no Austin festival would be complete without food! Experience all of this and more each May and September in the lively streets of downtown Austin.

  • 5.12K Run to BrunchSeptember 22
    Auditorium Shores 900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    Spend your morning in the heart of downtown Austin racing your way to a collection of Austin’s best brunches featuring all local chefs and restaurants, classic brunch cocktails and local entertainment at Auditorium Shores! Immediately after crossing the finish line, 5K and 10K runners will end in the Finish Line Expo where you’ll engage with local companies representing the essence of the “Keep Austin Weird” motto, celebrating the creativity and unique self-expression that drives Austinites’ innovative spirit.

  • Austin Museum DaySeptember 22
    Multiple Locations Austin, TX

    The Austin Museum Partnership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes and facilitates collaboration within the museum community for the benefit of our museums and the community at large! Since 1998, the Austin Museum Partnership has coordinated Austin Museum Day, a community event which offers free admission and includes special programs and activities at museums and cultural institutions across the area! So grab your family and friends and take advantage of Austin Museum Day by taking a look at some of the world’s best artwork for free!

  • Texas Tribune FestivalSeptember 26- September 28
    Texas Capitol Building 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

    The 2019 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join the Texas Tribune in downtown Austin for three days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation, and networking, all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol! This year there will be more than 300 leading figures in politics, public policy, networking events, and journalism who will join thousands of Texans to discuss big-picture solutions to the most pressing policy issues facing our state and our nation! Texas Tribune Festival program is bigger and better than ever before!

  • Banger’s OktoberfestSeptember 26- September 28
    Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden 79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

    It’s Banger’s favorite time of year, Oktoberfest! This year they’ll be doing a 3-day festival featuring live music every day, German-inspired food, games, and some of the best fall beers we can find! They’ll have all of their regular favorites on the menu, plus: spaetzle, schnitzel, weisswurst and German potato cakes with house-made applesauce and sour cream! So eat, drink, dance and play to your heart’s desire at this all-out party on Rainey Street with friends!

  • Touch-a-TruckSeptember 28
    Camp Mabry 2200 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703

    We are excited to announce that Touch-A-Truck 2019 has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Camp Mabry! Thank you for your patience as SAFE worked to secure a new date after the initial decision was made to cancel the event in May due to weather. All VIP and General Admission tickets purchased for the May event will be valid for the new date.

  • Austin OktoberfestSeptember 28
    Scholz Garten 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

    On September 28th the Austin Saengerrunde will open its doors to 7th Annual AustOberfest celebrating Central Texas German heritage with German-style sausage, lots of bier, contest stage, bowling, and live music! The price of the ticket includes unlimited German-style sausage from some of Central Texas’ best meat purveyors Including Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse, Stiles Switch, Louie Mueller, Southside Market, Micklethwait Craft Meats, Frank, Scholz Garten, and more! Texas German Bier tastings are also included along with bowling and live music entertainment from the Austin Polka Band and the Chainlink Band! Come out to AustOberfest, and enjoy delicious beer and food with family and friends!

  • Texas Craft Brewers FestivalSeptember 28
    Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702

    The Texas Craft Brewers Festival and the Texas Craft Brewers Guild embrace their motto “We are a community. We support each other. We respect each other.”, and strive to be true to Texas craft beer and to benefit all involved. Today, the Texas Craft Brewers Festival remains by and for the Texas craft brewers and the Texas craft beer community. Homebrewers and entrepreneurs have launched and grown craft beer businesses to serve nearby communities. People curious to discover new tastes have become fans, and those fans devotees! Become a new fan, and discover new craft breweries in Texas!

  • FIA World Rallycross ChampionshipSeptember 28
    Circuit of the Americas Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617

    The USA round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship moves to the iconic Circuit of the Americas for the first time and will feature a line-up of exhilarating wheel-to-wheel racing, amazing entertainment from the world famous Ludacris and classic Austin street food! There will be autograph sessions that give you the chance to meet the World RX Stars face to face, a Monster Energy Rig Riot where the party is at, and a chance to get up close and personal with the team of Monster Energy athletes as they fire out T-shirts, and blast out the music.

  • Fajita FiestaSeptember 28- September 29
    Buda Chamber of Commerce 203 Railroad St # 1C, Buda, TX 78610

    Fajita Fiesta is an event that offers something for all ages! Fiesta goers will experience the blending of foods, music, and cultures. They will also rediscover Texas through sights, sounds, and their taste buds! The tantalizing aroma of sizzling fajitas will fill the air of Buda, Texas; attracting people from the Rio Grande to the north of the Mason Dixon Line. In Texas, grilling is not just a weekend pass time but a competitive sport! At Fajita Fiesta grill masters and pit masters alike will compete for top dollar cash payouts, trophies, bragging rights, and to find out on that given day, which is the best of the best!

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