What better way to enjoy this fall breeze than getting outside and enjoying the bountiful events and activities the city of Austin has to offer? If you are in need of a little change of scenery, fall is the perfect time to add outdoor activities to your list. With the weather beginning to cool off, we have gathered a list of upcoming family-friendly events in Austin that you are sure to enjoy.
Formula 1 US Grand Prix
Formula 1 US Grand Prix is the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition, as well as the world’s most popular annual sporting series. The 3.426-mile motor racing track is located at Circuit of the Americas, just miles away from downtown Austin. The popular weekend of October 22-24 is filled with musical performances, including Billy Joel and Twenty One Pilots, exquisite local cuisine and of course the racing action featuring the world’s fastest drivers. Purchase your tickets today to enjoy all the excitement of this can’t-miss and thrilling weekend.
The 31st annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is back in-person this year and is one of Austin’s beloved Thanksgiving traditions. Whether you wish to sign up for the full 5 miles, 1 mile or the kid’s run, the Turkey Trot is the perfect way to get your family outside and active before the festivities and meals begin. The run is not only a great way for families to come together, but it is also an event that gives 100% of proceeds to Caritas of Austin, a non-profit working to prevent homelesness in Austin.
Take a quick trip to Marble Falls to experience Sweet Berry Farm, a year-round strawberry farm that transforms into a fun fall farm full of pumpkins, farm animals, corn mazes, and more. This is a great spot to take your kids to enjoy the outdoors with free entry which gives you the opportunity to spend as little or as much as you choose. If you are wishing to stay a little closer to the city, venture to Barton Hill Farms for Austin’s favorite family-owned and operated pumpkin patch. The farm contains plenty of activities to keep you and your family busy with a 5-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay rides, live music, great food and so much more. The rolling hills and views from both farms offer a picture-perfect moment, along with a lively opportunity to begin your fall home decorating.