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Top 22 Austin Events in 2022: Grab Your Tickets Today!

  • October 25, 2022
  • | 9:18 AM

Austin, we’ve created this guide to help you plan for the TOP, the BEST, and the HOTTEST events happening this year! You won’t want to miss out on festivals like Creek Show, Pumpkin Nights, Austin Pride’s epic return, and so many more. So get prepared by marking your calendar, saving the date, and make sure to grab your tickets to the Top 22 Austin Events in 2022!

The Drop-In Series

Free live music, free refreshing drinks, and gorgeous views. The Drop-In happens every Thursday to help you celebrate Summer!

The music lineup will be released the Friday before, you can RSVP on Monday, and enjoy the good vibes on Thursday. Didn’t get a chance to RSVP? Don’t worry, you can just Drop-In! The doors open at 6:30pm but the music goes live by 8pm. Cheers to great times ahead!

Hours & Location

Every Thursday from May 26th through August 11th, 2022


📍701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

Austin Pride

We’ve waited two long years for this, and we can finally look forward to Austin Pride week this August! We can’t wait to celebrate the LGBTQ community and all the events the Austin Pride Foundation has to offer!

Hours & Location

August 10th-13th, 2022

📍Downtown Austin (Various locations

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Top 22 Austin Events in 2022: Grab Your Tickets Today!
📷 Bat Festival Facebook

Austin Bat Festival

Learn more about the notorious bats that reside underneath Congress Bridge at the annual Bat Festival. See why Austin is called the Bat City!

Hours & Location

August 27th, 2022

📍Congress Bridge, Austin, TX 78704

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📷 Austin Chronicle

Austin Hot Sauce Festival

As if the Texas heat wasn’t already hot enough, Austin is bringing back it’s Hot Sauce Festival in 2022! This event features local restaurants, sauces for sale, cookbooks, and of course good ol’ live music!

Hours & Location

September Time Frame TBA

📍Location TBA

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📷 Field of Light Austin

Field of Light - Austin

You don’t want to miss out on the breathtaking and illuminating 16 acres of 28,000 stemmed light spheres at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Enjoy art, technology, and nature all in one evening. You’ll get to explore the outdoors, the immersive installation, and love the emotional but powerful experience.

Creator Bruce Munro says, “My hope is that the Field of Light installation will inspire visitors to contemplate a kinder and more connected world. The Wildflower Center is the ideal venue for this exhibition simply because it brings people, art, and nature together.“ To learn more about the artist and gorgeous venue, click here!

Hours & Location

September 9th – October 30th

📍Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Hours & Location

Saturday September 24th 2pm-11pm
Sunday September 25th  1pm-10pm

📍 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617

Hours & Location

Starting September 2022

📍 14400 E State Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX 78626

Georgetown Fall Festival

Pro Tip: Looking to explore Georgetown for the whole day? Make sure to check out our blog for the BEST activities, food, and drink options while you’re there. Plan ahead or be spontaneous, just make sure to save and bookmark the guide to reference while you’re there!

Hours & Location

September 22nd – October 30th 2022


📍Pioneer Farms Dr, Austin, TX 78754

Texas Pumpkin Festival

Ring in the fall season and find your perfect pumpkin for carving at the next Texas Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy cider, fall activities, and of course, pumpkin carving!

Hours & Location

September 24-November 7, 2022

📍 10930 E Crystal Falls Pkwy, Leander, TX 78646

Austin City Limits Festival

Enjoy the expansive Zilker Park grounds and see your favorite musical act at the next Austin City Limits Festival. Enjoy local food vendors, artwork, and tons of different vendors at one Austin’s best music fesivals!

Hours & Location

Ocotober 7-9 | October 14-16


📍Zilker Park |2207 Lou Neff Rd. Austin, TX 78746

ACL Weekend One

Austin City Limits Festival – Friday Only October 7, 2022




Austin City Limits Festival – Saturday Only October 8, 2022


Austin City Limits Festival – Sunday Only October 9, 2022


Austin City Limits Festival – Sunday Only October 9, 2022


ACL Weekend Two

Austin City Limits Festival – Friday Only October 14, 2022


Austin City Limits Festival – Saturday Only October 15, 2022


Austin City Limits Festival – Sunday Only October 16, 2022


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Austin Restaurant Week

Over 50 restaurants participated in Austin’s Restaurant Week last year and we are looking forward to the delicious options for 2022! Did we mention that each meal or drink purchased helps the Central Texas Food Bank’s programs. Eat for a cause!

Hours & Location

October Time Frame TBA

📍Location TBA

Texas Craft Brewers Festival (Texas Beer Festival)

Try tons of different local beers from breweries all over Texas. The Texas Craft Brewers Festival is one of the events in 2022 you don’t want to miss!

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📷 Formula 1 Facebook Page

Formula 1

Austin’s Circuit of the Americas racetrack will be hosting one of the biggest races in Formula 1 this year! The weekend experience is jam packed with world’s fastest drivers, music performances by top artists, amusement rides, and more.

Hours & Location
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2022 Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix – Friday Only

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📷 Austin Film Festival Facebook

Austin Film Festival

Experience several local filmmakers as they present their own works of art through film at the next Austin Film Festival! This is definitely on our list as one of the Top 22 Austin Events in 2022, see you there!

Hours & Location

October 27-November 3, 2022

📍1801 Salina St. Austin, TX 78702

📷 Dreamland Facebook

Pickleball MLP Championship

Gather around to watch talented pickle ball players volley it out at the annual Pickleball MLP Championship at Dreamland!

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📷 Waterloo Greenway

Creek Show 2022

Be prepared to be amazed by the magical transformation that happens every November in downtown Austin. The Creek Show is a family-friendly light-based, immersive art masterpiece that allows the community to gather together, support, and engage. Plus, it’s a great two for one. Exploring means getting your steps in, so make sure to wear comfy shoes!

Hours & Location

November 11-20, 2022

📍1111 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

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📷 Fantastic Fest Facebook

Fantastic Fest

At Fantastic Fest you will be blown away by the film selection! Not only can guests view some amazing films, but it gives them an opportunity to socialize and party with like-minded film lovers!

Hours & Location

November Dates TBA

📍Location TBA

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📷 Austin Food & Wine Festival Facebook Page

Austin Food & Wine Festival

For all of our foodies out there, the Austin Food & Wine Festival is for you! There will be tons of vendors with appearances from local and celebrity chefs for an experience that you won’t want to miss!

Hours & Location

November 2022 (Specific dates TBA)

📍900 W Riverside Dr. Austin, Tx 788701

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📷 @atxmacncheesefest

Austin Mac 'n Cheese Festival

Get your cheesy cravings satiated when you visit this epic festival celebrating one of our favorite comfort foods: the Austin Mac ‘n Cheese Festival!

Hours & Location

Sunday, Nov 13th, 2022

📍 7415 Southwest Pkwy, Austin, TX 78735

Peppermint Parkway

Prepare to be dazzled when you drive down the annual Peppermint Parkway. Experience immersive holiday lights, dancing elves, and a plaza of activities and food to enjoy at the end!

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📷 Austin Trail of Lights Facebook

Austin Trail of Lights

Check out the glimmering lights next holiday season when you visit the Austin Trail of Lights. Plan your trip with family or friends and fest your eyes on nearly 2 million light arrangements!

Hours & Location

December 21, 2022

📍2207 Lou Neff Rd Austin, TX 78746

Mozart's Coffee Light Show

Grab a hot coffee, hot cocoa, a giant cooke, or whatever you’re heart desires when you visit the annual Mozart’s Light Show. The entire waterfront patio is full of festive lights for you enjoy!

Hours & Location

Multiple Dates 2022

📍3825 Lake Austin Blvd. Austin, TX 78703

More Stuff To Do in Austin

Don’t forget to save or bookmark this guide. That way you’ll be able to reference when you’re looking for tickets to the Top 22 Austin Events in 2022!

If you’re looking for more events and things to do in Austin check out the UNATION website. There’s something there for everyone!  If you want to follow the Stuff to Do in Austin adventures, be sure to follow us on InstagramTwitterTikTok, and Facebook!

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Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

San Antonio local since 2019 | I love to eat | I love to drink | I love to explore | Lifestyle - Fashion Friendly