Exciting Events in Austin This October

As Fall approaches and the weather starts to change, there are still many great events around Austin, Texas for you to enjoy! Here's a look at some of our top event and festivals picks in October throughout Austin, Texas.


This family-friendly Oktoberfest presented by the German Texans Heritage Society will feature lots of music and authentic German food. There will be a Biergarten on hand for adults, and plenty of fun activities for children as well. The German Texans Heritage Society is a nonprofit organization that strives to preserve the history and heritage of German Texans by providing different opportunities for people through schools and other organizations.

Austin Film Festival

The Austin Film Festival has earned the reputation of being one of the best film festivals in the United States. It emphasizes the art and craft and storytelling through film, and you'll find a variety of writers, artists, and filmmakers celebrating both major budget and indie films at this yearly event. There will be over 100 films showcased, along with workshops and conferences. Featured films will include 24 Hours to Live, Flock Of Four, An Ordinary Man, and The Outdoorsman.

Austin City Limits Music Festival

One of the largest music celebrations in The United States, the six day Austin City Limits Music Festival brings together some of the greatest musical artists today over two weekends in Zilker Park. The lineup this year features artists including Jay Z, Ice Cube, Chance The Rapper, Gorillaz, Dram, Ryan Adams, and Martin Garrix. If you can't go during the day, check out one of the many night shows during the week.

Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

Some of the World's top drivers will head to Austin to compete in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix as part of the Circuit of The Americas in October. There will be three days of great racing, as well as many different live musical performances. Featured musical guests this year include Stevie Wonder and Justin Timberlake.

Plan Your Fall in Austin

Luckily for Ocotillo residents, our apartments near Dripping Springs offer both serene landscapes and convenience to the excitement and events happening around Austin. Plan your Fall today, and contact Ocotillo to learn more about our Hill Country apartments!