September Annual Events In Austin
Annual events, runs and festivals in Austin, Texas in the month of September.
The annual Austin International Poetry Festival (AIPF) is the world's largest non-juried poetry festival. Events are free and open to the public. Festival events take place in multiple venuesin around Austin. This annual celebration of poets and poetry includes live local readings, poetry workshops, open mics, anthology competitions and readings, a poetry slam, movie presentation, poetry all-nighter and a poetry symposium. An average of 250 poets from all across Texas and from around the world register to perform in AIPF's four days of city-wide events. The Austin International Poetry Festival is usually held annually in April, which is national poetry month. However, the dates for the 2012 Austin International Poetry Festival and 20th Anniversary Celebration are Thursday September 27, Friday, September 28, Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30, 2012.
The Austin Museum Partnership is an organization of Austin-area museums collaborating for the mutual benefit of the public and the museums. The Austin Museum Partnership has sponsored a free, city wide Annual Austin Museum Day every year in Austin since 1998. Participating sites include art and science museums, historic sites, history museums, nature preserves, natural habitats, botanical gardens, the University of Texas library and art repositories, the LBJ Presidential library, a children's museum, a museum about Texas music, the Texas State Capitol. The 2012 Annual Austin Museum Day is scheduled for Sunday, September 23, 2012.
The Austin Teen Book Festival is an annual free event sponsored by non-profit Austin Public Library Friends Foundation to promote reading and writing by young people by connecting them to local and award-winning authors. The Austin Teen Book Festival encourages interaction between aspiring writers and established authors by bringing young adult authors to Austin for book signings and appearances at the Palmer Events Center on Barton Springs Road. Parking at the Palmer Events Center is not free. The Austin Teen Book Festival is open to everyone, includes music from teen bands, food and other entertainment, and books by the authors appearing at the festival are available for sale. The Austin Teen Book festival features speakers, panels on different genres including romance, fantasy, supernatural and suspense. The date for the fourth annual Austin Teen Book Festival is Saturday, September 29, 2012. The keynote address will be by award winning novelist, screenwriter, and television writer Neal Shusterman, whose works include Everlost, Everfound, and Everwild in the Skinjacker Trilogy; the Star Shards Chronicles trilogy; The Schwa Was Here; Downsiders; and Full Tilt.
Held each year at the Paramount Theater and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on South Lamar, the Fantastic Fest is the largest single genre film festival in the United States. The Fantastic fest specializes in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and some of the strangest films from all over the world. Such films as “There Will Be Blood,” “Apocalypto,” and “Zombieland” have had their world premiers at the Fantastic Fest Film Festival in Austin. Celebrities making appearances in years past have included Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Dolph Lundgren, Jemaine Clement, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky and Mike Judge. Many new The world, national and regional premieres of many new fantasy genre films are presented each year at the Fantastic Fest, the majority at the Alamo Drafthouse, named by Entertainment Weekly one of the best cinemas in American. Food and beverages, including alcohol, are served during the movies at the Alamo Drafhouse without any intrusion into the movie experience. Named as one of the “25 coolest film festivals” and the “25 film festivals worth the entry fee” by Moviemaker Magazine, thedates for the 2012 Fantastic Film Festival are September 20 through September 27, 2012.
The Free Day of Yoga in Austin is every Labor Day and has been held every year in Austin Texas since 1999. There are over 100 free yoga classes on the first Monday in September held from dawn to dusk at locations all over the city of Austin. Yoga teachers and studios say thank you to the Austin yoga community with this fun free thing to do in Austin once a year. It is also a way to introduce new students to yoga and different styles of yoga to current students. There is a listing of participating yoga teachers and locations published in the Austin Chronicle the Thursday before Labor Day. The Free Day of Yoga in Austin kicks off with an opening festival on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 at Whole Foods Market on 525 N. Lamar featuring gift bag,vendors, a giveaway drawing and free classes for the whole family. The date for the 2011 Free Day of Yoga in Austin is Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2012.
Taking place on a Saturday and Sunday in both the Spring (May) and the Fall (September) on East 6th Street in downtown Austin between Congress Avenue and IH-35, the Old Pecan Street Festival has been a family tradition event for more than thirty years featuring arts and crafts exhibitors, vendors, music and multicultural performers in the middle of Sixth Street in downtown Austin. Admission is free. Artisans from all over the United States display and sell homemade arts and crafts at this juried arts and crafts festival. Local musicians provide entertainment on five stages. Sponsored by the Pecan Street Merchants Association, the Old Pecan Street Festival selects several local non-profit organizations each year to benefit from proceeds. the Old Pecan Street Festival is the largest art festival in Central Texas attracting more than 300,000 per event. Pecan Street refers to original name of Sixth Street. When the street plan for downtown Austin was first laid out, north-south streets were given the names of Texas rivers in the order in which they appeared on the Texas map and the east-west streets were given the names of native trees. Years later, numbers replaced the tree-named streets and what was Pecan Street became today's 6th Street. The dates for the 2012 Fall Old Pecan Street Festival are Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30, 2012. The dates for the 2013 Spring Old Pecan Street Festival are Saturday May 4 and and Saturday May 5, 2013.
The St. Elias Mediterranean Festival at the St. Elias Church has been an annual event in downtown Austin for eighty years. Generations of Austin families cook classic Lebanese, Greek and Middle Eastern specialties from scratch every year including hand-rolling thousands of grape leaves, mixing dozens of fresh batches of tabouleh, and baking baklava. This two day event includes live music, dancing, wine, cocktails, children's games and a festival marketplace with a GreekOrthodox Bazaar. The dates for the 2012 St. Elias Mediterranean Festival at the St. Elias Church are Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, 2012.