Hill Country Nights: 19 promising parties that lift Austin into early October


Socially, we aren’t holding out for the real fall. We’re hitting the nightly Austin parties like it was already sweater weather. That means some indoor-outdoor events. But anyone who has lived here for a few days knows to prepare for both. And yes, the biggest party here — Austin City Limits Music Festival — is all open air. Here’s hoping for a bit of chill by then.

Sept. 23: Hill Country Nights for Hill Country Conservancy. Fair Market.

Sept. 23: Tribeza Style Week Kick-Off Party. ACL Live.

Sept. 23: Grand Opening. Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel and Conference Center.

Sept. 24: Trash Makeover Challenge for Texas Campaign for the Environment. Scottish Rite Theater.

Sept. 24: Green Gate Farms is 10. 8310 Canoga Ave.

Sept. 25: Urbanity Cocktail Party for Octopus Club. 360 Condominiums Clubhouse.

Sept. 25: Inherit Austin’s Somewhere in Time. Huston-Tillotson University.

Sept. 25: Ken Hafertepe signs “The Material Culture of German Texans.” Neill-Cochran House.


Carver Museum East Austin recognition/reception awards ceremony with Powers 2008
Gregory Vincent will speak at iACT’s A Night Under One Sky party.


Sept. 27: A Night Under One Sky for iACT. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum.

Sept. 28: Austin City Social. Nordstrom Domain.

Sept. 28: Austin Book Arts Center’s First Birthday Bash. The North Door.


Sept. 29: Tribeza Style Week Fashion Show. Brazos Hall.

Sept. 29. Caritas Words of Hope / Harvey Penick Award dinner. Hyatt Regency.

Sept. 29: Equal Opportunity Day Gala for Austin Area Urban League. Austin Hilton.

Sept. 30: ACL Music Festival opening night. Zilker Park.

Oct. 1: “Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Musical” opens. Zach Theatre.

Oct. 6: Travis Audubon Luncheon. Austin Country Club.

Oct. 9: Franklin Barbecue, Bourbon & Brews for Project Transitions. 800 Congress.

Oct. 12: Film and Food Party for Austin Film Festival. Driskill Hotel.

Author: Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes writes about Austin's people, places, culture and history for the Austin American-Statesman and austin360.com.

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