September weather is absolutely perfect for a road trip, and there is no road trip destination that beat Austin this September. September events abound in Austin, and if you are looking for a good reason to head on down to the Capitol City when South By Southwest is not in town, then we have the perfect list of upcoming events that will make jumping in the car worthwhile.
Austin Music Video Festival
Austin is heralded as the music capital of the world, and Austin does not take the moniker lightly. The Austin Music Video Festival (AMVFEST) is just another way that Austin celebrates its passion and dedication to the music scene.
The AMVFEST draws in crowds from all around the world who want to celebrate the music, craftsmanship, and creativity that goes into creating music videos. Directors and bands submit their cutting-edge work each and every year, and no matter if you’re a band, a video production crew member, or just an avid lover of music and the arts, the Austin Music Video Festival is downright unmissable.
The AMVFEST runs from September 7 through 10, and tickets are available for purchase right now!
Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival
Serving not only the LGBTQ communities, but film buffs as well, the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) is celebrating their 29th festival this year! With more than 30 feature films and 47 short films, the aGLIFF is a program not to be missed.
A survey of gay, lesbian, and transgender culture and perspectives, aGLIFF is the go-to festival for anyone interested in exploring the untold, underrepresented, and transformative stories that are brought to life through film.
Genres run the gamut from comedy to musicals to dramas, and aGLIFF is being held at the legendary Alamo Draft House this September 8 – 11. Festival badges are already available, so grab yours today!
CASA Superhero Run
Many cities around the world can boast 5K runs, but only in the weird capital of America do you get to run a 5K dressed in full costume as a villain or superhero of your choice. The goal of the superhero theme? To become a real superhero by helping raise money for children in need through CASA of Central Texas.
Not only does the CASA Superhero Run have a 5K for serious runners and walkers, but it also has a 1K for children of all ages. The race wraps with a costume contest (naturally!), a dance party, and an awards ceremony.
Even if you are just on a trip to score some amazing photographs, the CASA Superhero Run is the place to be this September 18th in Austin, Texas!
Texas Craft Brewers Festival
Think you’ve got a favorite craft beer now? Wait until you try the beer at the always popular and ever-fresh Texas Craft Brewers Festival. As Texas’ largest craft beer event, the Texas Craft Beer Festival is the next best thing to an authentic Oktoberfest in Germany.
Featuring craft beer from more than 60 Texas breweries, the Texas Craft Brewers Festival is the easiest and tastiest way to spend your weekend. Proceeds from the Texas Craft Brewers Festival will be donated to Austin Sunshine Camps, so you’ll be sampling some of the very best craft beer around for a great cause!
The Texas Craft Brewers Festival is this September 24, and tickets and VIP passes are on sale today!
Austin City Limits Music Festival Weekend One
Everyone knows and loves Austin City Limits, but the Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACLMF) is the culmination of all things thoroughly and perfectly Austin. The festival boasts an outstanding lineup of live music across multiple stages, and features more than 130 bands from all around the world.
The ACLMF begins September 30th, but if you are driving down to see this annual festival, be sure to stick around for week two as well.
The ACLMF is not only an epic music festival, but it is also a killer art market a children’s area, and a ton of awesome culinary selections for everyone to enjoy!