We know your typical To-Do List is filled monotonous parenting tasks, but we’ve got your FUN To-Do List right here. Every month, we’re rounding up all the best things you can be doing with your kids. Here’s your October To-Do List!

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Oct. 1-7: The Mystery of the Green Teeth Ghost @ Long Center
Oct. 4: Ballet Folkórico de México @ Long Center
Oct. 4: Starry Nights @ GirlStart STEM Center
Oct. 5-6: Chalk Walk Arts Festival @ Downtown Round Rock
Oct. 5: (every Fri. & Sat. in Oct) Boo at the Zoo @ Austin Zoo
Oct. 5-6: Chalk Walk Arts Festival @ Downtown Round Rock
Oct. 5-7 & 12-14: ACL Music Festival @ Zilker Park

Photo by Katrin Barber

Oct. 6: Hush Hush Music Bash @ The Domain
Oct. 6: Austin Civic Orchestra’s Bella Italia @ AISD Performing Arts Center
Oct. 6: Texas Teen Book Festival @ St. Edwards University
Oct. 6: Laugh, Darn It Game Show @ Barrel O’Fun
Oct. 6-7: WWI Living History Program @ Texas Military Forces Museum
Oct. 6: AARC 5th Birthday @ Asian American Resource Center
Oct. 6 (through Nov. 4): Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch @ Barton Hill Farms
Oct. 6 (through Nov. 2): Rosita y Conchita @ Austin Scottish Rite Theatre
Oct. 7: H-E-B Free First Sunday @ Bullock Museum

Photo by Roger Ho

Oct. 11: Homeschool Day @ Bullock Museum
Oct. 12-13, 26-27: Ghost Tours of the Georgetown Square @ Williamson Museum
Oct. 12: Oktoberfest @ Texas German Heritage Society
Oct. 13: Second Saturday Family Workshop @ Laguna Gloria
Oct. 16 (through April)Wake Up, Brother Bear! @ ZACH North
Oct. 18-27: Dog’s Job @ Long Center
Oct. 18: Movies in the Park: Hook @ Govalle Park
Oct. 19: KUTX Rock the Park ft. Jackie Venson @ Mueller Lake Park
Oct. 19: Movies on the Lawn: Monster House @ NW Rec Center
Oct. 20: Touch-A-Truck @ Old Settler’s Park
Oct. 20: Texas Archeology Month Fair @ J.J. Pickle Research Campus
Oct. 20-21 & 27–28: The Ugly Duckling @ Austinventures Studio Theatre

The Ugly Duckling, photo by Erich Camping

Oct 21: Tomás and the Library Lady @ The Paramount Theatre
Oct. 25 (Through Nov. 1): Austin Film Festival @ Various Locations
Oct. 25: Movies in the Park: Practical Magic @ Palm Park
Oct. 26: Halloween Hootenanny @ Thinkery
Oct. 27-28: Texas Book Festival @ Texas State Capital
Oct. 27: Hill Country Flyer: Halloween Express @ Austin Steam Train
Oct. 27: Roots and Wings Festival @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Oct. 27: Spooky Family Fun Day @ Meadows Center (San Marcos)

Annual Halloween Hootenanny at Thinkery

Oct. 27: Spooky Family Fun Day @ The Meadows Center
Oct. 27: Fable Fest 2018 @ Elizabeth Milburn Park
Oct. 27: Viva La Vida 2018 @ Downtown Austin
Oct. 27: Spooktober Fun Run & Fall Festival @ Austin State Supported Living Center
Oct. 27: 7th Annual Kids Ball @ Central Market N. Lamar
Oct. 27: Fall Farm Open House @ Johnson’s Backyard Garden
Oct. 28: 4th Annual Straw Fest @ Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
Oct. 31: Round Rock Fall Fun Fest @ Old Settler’s Park
Oct. 31: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

As always, check out our Daily Calendar or Events for even more ideas for family fun!

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