35 FREE Don’t-Miss Austin Events This October

There’s no shortage of fun things to do in October. We’ve rounded up all the festivals, Halloween events, and more so you can start planning your month. Check out these 35 FREE “Don’t Miss” events in and around Austin this October!

Austin events

Red Barn Garden Center’s Annual Pumpkin Fest

Free Kids’ Music at Cherrywood Coffee House
Sundays in October from 10-11:30 a.m.   |   Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E 38 1/2 St, Austin
October 1: Big Don CD Release Party. October 8: Groundwork Music. October 15: Telephone Company. October 22: Staci Gray. October 29: The Buglies. FREE all ages shows. Schedule is subject to change.

Landmarks Dog Walk
October 1 at 11:00 a.m.   |   24th St & Speedway, The University of Texas at Austin
Fetch your pooch and head to campus for the second annual Landmarks Dog Walk! Landmarks has partnered with Blue Dog Rescue to present a docent-led public art dog walk. Dogs and owners will take a leisurely one-hour stroll around The University of Texas at Austin to appreciate some of its most stunning works of outdoor sculpture. Bring your dog, a leash, and plenty of waste bags to Nancy Rubins’ Monochrome for Austin near 24th Street and Speedway. Don’t have a four-legged friend? Meet and greet some of Blue Dog Rescue’s most eligible canines! Please make sure your dog is well-behaved around people and other animals and up-to-date on vaccinations. There will be plenty of water stops along the tour route and each guest will receive a special Landmarks frisbee. FREE!

Family Yoga
Sundays in October from 11:00 a.m. to noon   |   Mueller Lake Park, 2016 Simond Ave, Austin
Every Sunday morning, families are invited to enjoy a relaxing Kemetic Yoga flow across the lake from the Mueller’s Farmer’s Market. Bring a yoga mat and/or towel. Bring your friends and family. Open to all ages and experience levels. Entry is 100% donation-based entry. All donations go toward upcoming healing and wellness events.

Diego and Frida: A Smile In The Middle Of The Way
Sundays in October from noon to 5:00 p.m.   |   Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, Austin
Enjoy FREE admission every Sunday! In celebration of the 110th Anniversary of Frida Kahlo’s birth, Mexic-Arte Museum pays tribute to the iconic artist through Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way. This exhibition takes an intimate look at the life and relationship between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as seen through the lens of some of the most notable photographers of that time, including Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Ansel Adams, Guillermo Kahlo, Leo Matiz, Nickolas Muray, Edward Weston, and Guillermo Zamora. The photographs in the exhibition come from the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, documenting nearly twenty-five years of their marriage. Best known for her striking self-portraits and vibrant regional Mexican fashion, Frida Kahlo has become one of Mexico’s most emblematic cultural icons. Inspiring people through the decades, the image of Frida Kahlo can be seen in the work of artists across disciplines. Mexic-Arte Museum displays artworks by contemporary artists such as Richard Duardo, Emilia Garcia, and Raul Caracoza as a testament of the impact Frida Kahlo continues to have on artists today.

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