There are some great events happening throughout the month of September in downtown Austin.  Many of these events are surrounding by some of Austin’s most beautiful high rise buildings.

Tri-Rock Austin Triathlon – 9/1

The heart of downtown Austin is the setting for this great event.  Your swim will start at the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue, and continue through Lady Bird Lake where you will then take a bike ride over the Congress Street Bridge, and finish with a run along the Auditorium Shores running path.  A few high rises that you will see during this event include One Congress Plaza, One American Center, and Frost Bank Tower.  For more information, please click here:


Fantastic Fest – 9/18 – 9/25

This is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action, and just plain great movies from all around the word.  Each year, this event is held at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, TX.  This venue has been named the best cinema in America by Entertainment Weekly. Past years guests have included such talent as Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Paul Rudd, and Kevin Smith.  You can learn more by visiting their website:


Austin Museum Day – 9/21

This great event is organized by the Austin Museum Partnership, and features free exhibits and activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites.  These exhibits represent more than 25 Austin cultural institutions!  More information can be found on their website:


The Old Pecan Street Festival – 9/27 – 9/28

The Pecan Street Festival is a FREE two day, bi-annual juried arts and crafts festival held on historic 6th Street in Austin, TX.  Here you will find over 275 artisan vendors from all over the world who proudly display and sell homemade arts and crafts.  This festival earned fifth place in an Austin Business Journal tally of the city’s largest festivals.  High rises that you will find in this area of Austin include the Driskill Hotel, the Scarbrough Building, and the Littlefield Building.  To learn more about this great event, please click here:


If you live in Austin, there are many great activities happening during the month of September.  These events take place in the heart of downtown Austin, where you will find many beautiful high rise buildings.