Austin Celtic Festival | Oct 18-19

Austin Celtic Festival 2014

The 18th Annual Austin Celtic Festival takes place Oct 18-19, 2014, from 12 Noon to 7:30 pm at Fiesta Gardens. The festival offers the highest quality regional and international Celtic artists performing traditional Celtic music, Irish and Scottish dancers, Scottish Highland games, history groups, Celtic animals, craft vendors, and more. Admission. #Austin #ATX #AustinCeltFest

Fiesta Gardens
2102 Jesse E. Segovia
Austin, TX 78702
 

Viva la Vida/ Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival & Parade | Mexic-Arte Museum | Oct 18

Viva la Vida 2014

Mexic-Arte Museum celebrates its 31st annual Viva la Vida Festival on Saturday, Oct 18, from 12-9 pm in downtown Austin. The #free street festival is Austin’s largest and longest-running Day of the Dead event featuring a Grand Procession (12 Noon), Latino artists and entertainment, an exhibition with community altars inside the museum and educational programs. Attendees also enjoy traditional foods from local food trucks, hands-on art activities and artist demos. #Austin #ATX #VIVA2014 #DiaMuertos #DayoftheDead

Participants are needed for all sections of the parade, including pre-Columbian, Modern Mexico, and Austin Weird. People of all ages dressed in skeleton costumes, families, university groups, portable altars, noise makers, Chihuahuas, Aztec dancers, samba dancers, Ballet Folkloricos, and colorfully decorated cars will gather and assemble a joyful procession. To participate in the parade, register here.

Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
 

Diwali, Festival of Lights, at Radha Madhav Dham | Oct 18

Diwali Austin 2014

Radha Madhav Dham celebrates Diwali, Festival of Lights, on Saturday, Oct 18, from 5 pm to Midnight. This year’s festivities include Indian dance and other cultural performances, games, kid activities, outdoor dancing, fireworks and more. #Free #Austin #ATX

Radha Madhav Dham
400 Barsana Road
Austin, TX 78737
 

Austin Polish Film Festival and Poster Exhibit | Oct 16-19

Austin Polish Film Festival 2014

Austin Polish Society presents the 9th Annual Polish Film Festival and Poster Exhibit at Marchesa Hall & Theatre, Oct 16-19. This is a unique opportunity to see Polish feature films, documentaries, shorts and animated films. Austin Polish Film Festival (APFF) receives films from the Polish Filmmakers Association, which promotes and supports filmmakers. Every year APFF coincides with the poster exhibition. #Austin #ATX #PolishFilmFest

Marchesa Hall & Theatre
6226 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752
 

Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg | October 3-5

Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg 2014
Fredericksburg, Texas celebrates its German heritage at Oktoberfest, Oct. 3-5. The weekend includes four stages of continuous German music, a domino tournament, delicious food, a German beer tent, artisans, a children’s fun area and lots of family fun! #Oktoberfest #FredericksburgTX

Marketplatz
100 West Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
 

Texas Wendish Festival | Giddings, Texas | Sept 28

Image Credit: Texas Wendish Heritage Society

Image Credit: Texas Wendish Heritage Society

Join the Texas Wendish Heritage Society for its 26th Annual Texas Wendish Festival, Sunday, Sept 28.  Activities include live Czech music, children’s activities, competitions, sausage and sauerkraut making demonstrations, Wendish Easter egg decorating demonstrations, quilting, vintage machinery, food and more. The Texas Wendish Heritage Society preserves the history of the Texas Wends (or Sorbs), Slavic immigrants from Lusatia, an area in eastern Germany.  #GiddingsTX

Texas Wendish Heritage Museum | St. Paul Lutheran Church
1011 County Road 212
Giddings, TX 78942
 

AustOberfest (Austin + Oktoberfest) | Sept 27

AustOberFest 2014

Austin Saengerrunde celebrates Central Texas’ German heritage at the second annual AustOberfest (Austin + Oktoberfest), an All-You-Can-Eat Sausage and Beer Tasting Festival, Saturday, Sept 27. Ticket price includes unlimited German-style sausage and sides from some of the area’s best meat purveyors (1-5 pm) and live music/beer tasting from 1-11 pm. Live music by Jared & The Mill, The Derailers, and Czech Melody Masters. Proceeds benefit Foodways Texas. #AustOberfest #Austin #ATX

Saengerrunde Hall
1607 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701