This weekend you can see Taylor Swift in concert, shop for resale bargains, go on a fun run (or skip) for great a cause, enjoy a night of movie music & Willy Wonka in the park, celebrate Diwali with fireworks, enter a pumpkin carving contest at the UMLAUF’s Last Straw Fest, visit a corn maze, see Charlotte’s Web — and much more!
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— Needs some new clothes for the kids? Or maybe you’re shopping for baby gear or maternity wear? Check out the Fairytale Threads Consignment Event for quality items at great prices. There’s free admission to this huge sale held at the Austin Sports Center. Open today from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
— The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix starts today at Circuit of the Americas. Besides big time racing excitement, this year’s F1 event features Taylor Swift in concert on Saturday night as well as Usher and The Roots on Sunday night! Tickets for the 3-day event start at $165 and $99 for Sunday only. You can purchase tickets online here.
— Join the Friends of Austin State Supported Living Center at the annual Spooktober 5K & Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 22. This family-friendly event includes a 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. and a Kids 1K at 10:30 a.m. as well as a Fall Festival for the community with arts and crafts, a petting zoo, carnival games and more from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Click here to register for the race.
— Skip for a great cause at The Austin Skipathon, held today in Mueller Lake Park. You’ll get to enjoy live music, food trucks and skipping to raise funds for over 5,600 children in the Central Texas foster care system. Check-in and breakfast starts at 8:30 p.m. with skipping starting at 10 a.m. Registration is $35 and benefits Foster Angels of Central Texas. Kids ages 5 & under are free! Please click here to register.
— Bring the whole family out to TreeHouse‘s 5th Anniversary Party from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Arrive early for FREE TACOS from Tacodeli and stick around for free face painting, screening printing, pumpkin painting, classes and live music from El Campo at 11 a.m. and Hello Wheels at 12 p.m.
— Take a visit to Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival & Corn Maze where you can navigate a corn maze, pick out pumpkins, go on a mini-train ride, play games, listen to live music and more! Barton Hill Farms will be open through November 13 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. General admission is $14. Children ages 2 and under are free. SAVE $1 by ordering tickets in advance here. Click here to read 5 Fun Things About Barton Hill Farms.
— Headwaters School is an independent school in Austin, serving students from early childhood through grade 12 that places a big emphasis on honoring each and every student as an individual. They are opening their doors today at the River Campus from 1-4:30 p.m. for a Middle and High School Open House where you take a tour, meet teachers and learn all about the school. Click here to RSVP to attend.
— Celebrate Diwali, Festival of Lights at Radha Madhav Dham Temple starting at 5 p.m. with music, performances, food, sparklers, dancing, fireworks and more throughout the night. Diwali is one of the most popular Hindu festivals, and all are welcome. Click here to learn more.
— Head on over to the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum for their big annual fall event, The Last Straw Fest. Today from noon – 5 p.m., you can join in on tons of free family fun, including a pumpkin carving competition, as well as games, crafts, yoga, music, kitten adoptions, food truck and more. Click here for the full schedule.
— Take the kids to see Charlotte’s Web at ZACH Theatre. Based on the classic book by E.B. White, this heartwarming children’s play features bluegrass music and aerial artists from Sky Candy. Catch the performance today at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $16 and can be purchased online here or by calling the Box Office at 512-476-0541 x1. (The show runs through Saturday, December 3.)
These are just some of the fun events happening in Austin this weekend. For more, browse our daily calendar of events!
Have a great weekend!