Downtown streets will be extra busy during the weekend of October 22. There are 8 special events. Most are not simultaneous, and road closures are limited or partial. However, you may want to allow extra time as traffic could be delayed due to multiple events. For more infomation, including street closure maps, click here.
Thursday October 20 – Monday, October 24: Texas Book Festival
The following Streets will be closed for the festival:
Thursday, October 20, 9:00 a.m. — Monday, October 24, 2:00 p.m.:
Colorado Street between 11th & 13th Streets
12th Street from Colorado to Lavaca
13th Street from Colorado to Lavaca
Friday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. — Sunday, October 23, 10:00 p.m.:
11th Street. Between Lavaca to San Jacinto (One eastbound lane will remain open between Brazos and San Jacinto)
10th Street, between Colorado and Brazos (access to parking garages will be maintained)
9th Street, between Colorado and Brazos (access to parking garages will be maintained)
Congress Avenue between 8th Street to 11th Street
Friday October 21: Austin Film Festival
One northbound land of Congress Avenue, between 7th Street and 8th Street, will be closed 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22: Purple Strides 5K and Kids K
The South First Street Bridge will be closed from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
There will also lane closures on Cesar Chavez between Guadalupe Street and Stephen F. Austin Drive.
Saturday, October 22: Viva la Vida Festival and Parade
Festival – E. 5th Street, between Congress and Brazos Street, will be closed from 7:00 a.m. Until 11:59 p.m.
Parade – At 6:00 p.m., parade will leave the starting area at E. 6th Street and Comal and march down 6th Street to Congress Avenue. APD motorcycle officers will escort the participants and will close intersections ahead as they pass through. There will be no full closures of any streets for the parade.
Saturday, October 22: Tour de Fat Bike Ride
At 10 a.m., Cyclists will leave the starting point at Festival Beach. APD motorcycle officers will escort the participants and will close intersections ahead as they pass through. There will be no full closures of any streets. The first half of the route is in east Austin. Cyclists will cross IH-35 at Dean Keaton and follow Red River into downtown. After crossing Cesar Chavez, they will follow East Avenue under IH-35 and finish at Festival Beach. The event is expected to be finished by 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22: Occupy Austin March
At 3:00 p.m., marchers will leave the starting area on the north side of the Capital and use the following route. APD motorcycle officers will escort the participants and will close intersections ahead as they pass through. There will be no full closures of any streets. The march is expected to be done by 4:00 p.m.
East on 15th Street
South on San Jacinto
East on 8th Street
North on Trinity
West on 15th Street
End at the Capitol
Saturday, October 22: Farmer’s Market
West 4th Street from Guadalupe Street to San Antonio Street closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, October 23: Green City Festival
West 2nd Street, between Guadalupe and Lavaca, will be closed from 6:00 a.m. Until 8:00 p.m.