Fall is here, which means it’s cooling down and we’re all starting to consider leaving our houses again now that the 100-degree weather is coming to an end. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite 2019 fall events in Austin, so get outside and enjoy the nice weather and wonderful fall events Austin has to offer!

the halloween children’s concert from the austin symphony orchestra

Date: October 27th, 2019
Location: The Long Center for the Performing Arts

This exciting concert features frightfully fun symphonic music that is stimulating for young eyes and ears (ages 2–10). The entire family is invited to dress up in their favorite costume and enjoy “boo-tiful” music with their Austin Symphony Orchestra! The concert hall will be decorated from top to bottom to enhance your little one’s concert experience, so be sure to wear your costumes and bring your spooky Halloween attitude with you!

formula 1 united states grand prix

Date: November 1st – November 3rd, 2019
Location: Circuit of The Americas

The pinnacle of motorsports returns to Austin, Texas for a weekend-long celebration of speed and sound featuring electrifying performances from P!nk and Imagine Dragons. International drivers will be in Austin the first weekend of November to compete in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas track. Get ready to enjoy a 3-day event full of racing, live music and much more!


Date: November 1st – November 10th, 2019
Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Head on down to New Braunfels, Texas to enjoy a boisterous and fun celebration of German culture! From good food and music to dancing and exciting carnival rides and games, there’s more than enough entertainment and loads of beer to help you celebrate Wurstfest.

a christmas affair

Date: November 20th – November 24th, 2019
Location: Palmer Events Center

Now in its 44th year, A Christmas Affair is a five-day holiday market that hosts over 200 retail merchants from across the country in this themed shopping extravaganza. This year’s theme, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, celebrates Christmas spent with loved ones and captures the anticipation of The Junior League of Austin’s first Christmas in its new home, The Community Impact Center.

turkey trot

Date: November 28th, 2019
Location: The Long Center

The Turkey Trot run, sponsored by Thundercloud Subs, is known for being the largest 5 mile run in Texas! What makes this event even more unique, is that it’s held every year on Thanksgiving morning with nearly 20,000 people participating each year. So put on your best running shoes, and hit the roads of downtown Austin to preemptively run off all that turkey and gravy you’re sure to eat later!

ballet austin’s “the nutcracker”

Date: December 7th – December 22nd, 2019
Location: Long Center for the Performing Arts

Start your holiday celebrations with an exciting trip to the Ballet Austin’s spectacular annual production of The Nutcracker! From its vibrant sets and costumes to the impressive cast of more than 200 dancers, this colorful winter classic brings families and friends together every year for the past 57 years to enjoy the world’s best-known ballet.

austin trail of lights

Date: December 10th – December 23rd, 2019
Location: Zilker Park

A classic Austin tradition in December – The Austin Trail of Lights is returning for its 55th year to Zilker Park! The annual Tree Lighting ceremony will be held in November, then the 5k fun run will kick off the spectacular season in early December. Plan your visit early and don’t forget to take a spin under the Zilker Tree!

We hope you have a wonderful time exploring all of these 2019 fall events in Austin. Happy Fall!