Austin Fall Bucket List: 100 Things to do in Austin this Fall

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It’s fall y’all! The weather is finally starting to cool off (hopefully) and it’s time to get outside. There are so many things to do in Austin this Fall — it may be hard to decide. Check out this list and plan some great fall days. This list is organized for your convenience by month. Scroll to the bottom to see ideas that aren’t date specific. Have a great fall!

SEPTEMBER

  1. Grab three buddies and join in the Zilker Relays. There is also a kid’s relay Sept. 8
  2. See Green Day in concert Sept. 8
  3. Ballet Austin presents Romeo and Juliet at the Long Center Sept. 15-17 
  4. Tiaras and tea parties does Moana Sept. 16
  5. Fit Kid Fest Sept. 16 
  6. Try this Harvest Run through The Vineyard at Florence Sept. 16 
  7. See the Zac Brown Band in concert Sept. 17
  8. Check out Free museum day Sept. 17 
  9. Run for a good cause at the CASA Superhero 5k Run and Kids Fun Run 1k Sept. 17
  10. See Luke Bryan in concert Sept. 21
  11. Check out Homeschool day at the Austin Zoo Sept. 22 
  12. Take the family to the Family campout in Round Rock at Old Settlers Park Sept. 22-23 
  13. See Matchbox 20 in concert Sept. 29 
  14. Go to the Austin Oktoberfest Sept. 30 
  15. See Lauryn Hill & Nas in concert Sept. 30 
  16. Visit the Old Pecan Street Festival during the last weekend in September 
  17. See The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe come to life at Zach theater 
  18. Check out the temporary American Girl Doll store, which opens from September-January
  19. Go see Singing In The Rain at Zach theater. It runs Sept. 27-Oct. 29 
  20. Take a weekend trip north to the Texas State Fair ,which runs Sept. 29-Oct. 22 
  21. Practice saying Hizzah at the Texas Renaissance Festival, which is Sept. 30-Nov. 26 

OCTOBER

  1. Carve a pumpkin
  2. Make your own Halloween costume
  3. Have a scary movie marathon
  4. Have a neighborhood Halloween block party
  5. Or go to a cool adults only Halloween party downtown
  6. Stream a Halloween music station
  7. Go to a haunted house like House of Torment 
  8. Do a ghost tour of Austin
  9. Visit the ghost town in Manor 
  10. Take in some chalk art at the Round Rock Chalk Walk Oct. 6-7 
  11. Take your teen to Texas Teen Book Festival Oct. 7 
  12. Watch Star Wars A New Hope live with an orchestra at the Long Center Oct. 11-12 
  13. Take in a lot of live music at ACL Oct. 6-8 and 13-15 
  14. Stay in and watch the Free Form channel’s 13 Nights of Halloween 
  15. Get a babysitter and head to the Austin Vampire Ball 
  16. Listen to the Austin Symphony as they play Fantasia Live Oct. 20 
  17. Eat the best chili at the Pflugerville Chili Fest Oct. 21 
  18. Take your dog to Dogtoberfest at The Domain Oct. 21
  19. Check out the Formula 1 Grand Prix Oct. 21-22
  20. Go see Justin Timberlake perform at Formula 1 Oct. 21  
  21. Or see Stevie Wonder at Formula 1 on Oct.22 
  22. Run in the Hill Country Halloween Half marathon and 5k Oct. 28 
  23. Check out a Dia de los muertos celebration Oct. 28 
  24. Take the little ones to see Paw Patrol Live Oct . 28 & 29 
  25. Listen to the Austin Symphony’s Halloween children’s concert Oct. 29 
  26. Enjoy some glorious dessert at the Austin Dessert Fest Oct. 29 
  27. Do Boo at the Zoo 
  28. See Annie at the Georgetown Palace Theater. It runs Oct. 20- Nov. 26 

NOVEMBER

  1. Moms only: Come to the Austin Moms Blog Moms Night Out Nov. 2 
  2. Check out Wurstfest in New Braunfels Nov. 3-12 
  3. Do a 5k or 1k walk through a vineyard like the Wicked Wine Run Nov.18 
  4. Pick up a good book for the Texas Book Festival Nov. 4-5 
  5. Get your green on at the Austin Celtic Festival Nov. 4-5 http://www.austincelticfestival.com
  6. Mmmm the Texas Monthly BBQ festival is Nov. 5 
  7. Run in the annual Turkey Trot Nov. 23 
  8. Volunteer at a soup kitchen for Thanksgiving
  9. Take the kids and join in at the Round Rock Reindeer Run through the Christmas lights Nov. 26 

THINGS TO DO ALL THROUGH THE FALL

  1. Paddle board or kayak on Lady Bird Lake
  2. Drink all the pumpkin spice
  3. Visit a family friendly brewery like Jester King
  4. Go on a scenic drive to see the fall foliage. I recommend the drive out to Lakeway and Marble Falls.
  5. Obviously it’s not fall in Austin without going to a Longhorn game and tailgate 
  6. Go see a local high school football game if your little ones are too little for a Longhorn game
  7. Check out the Barton Creek greenbelt and enjoy the cooler weather
  8. Catch a classic movie at Blue Starlite Drive-in
  9. Go for a ride on the Austin Steam Train 
  10. Go Horseback riding
  11. Take the family camping in the hill country 
  12. Do a fall family photo session
  13. Jump in a pile of freshly raked leaves
  14. Make an awesome fall craft 
  15. Take a day hike 
  16. Make a delicious chilli in the slow cooker 
  17. Make homemade apple pie 
  18. Make a delicious pumpkin dish 
  19. Make butternut squash soup 
  20. Crochet a scarf 
  21. Learn to tie your newly made scarf 
  22. Go for a bike ride
  23. Make a pumpkin dispenser for your fall gatherings
  24. Paint your little one’s faces or paint pumpkins
  25. Follow a Texas tradition and make some mums for your little ones to wear to a football game
  26. Have an outdoor movie night
  27. Picnic outside in the cooler weather
  28. Melt crayons in a leaf pattern 
  29. Roast pumpkin seeds 
  30. Fill your home with homemade fall scents
  31. Make pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies 
  32. Play backyard football
  33. Make a scarecrow for your front porch
  34. Make a delicious fall cocktail 
  35. Go to a pumpkin patch like this one Elgin Christmas Tree Farm 
  36. Or this one in Georgetown Sweet Eats Fruit Farm 
  37. Or try Sweet Berry Farms 
  38. Make a homemade pumpkin pie from an actual pumpkin 
  39. Go to a Mommy and Me tea party 
  40. Join an adult sports team
  41. Drink hot cider (add spiced rum for an adult cider…because being a mom is hard!)

What is your favorite fall family activity? 

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