From Halloween parades and haunted trails to health fairs and library events, there's no shortage of activities in the Lake Travis-Westlake area in September and October.

Attend a health fair

Lake Travis Senior Services present an Aging Well Health Fair at the Lakeway Activity Center. Interact with exhibitors, learn about services and products for aging well, and enjoy lunch while listening to speakers and learning valuable information on dementia, Medicare and diabetes. The event also features door prizes, flu shots, goody bags and more.Cookbook reading

Cookbook author Mary Bryant Shrader, who published her debut cookbook, “The Modern Pioneer Cookbook: Nourishing Recipes From a Traditional Foods Kitchen,” will present her book and facilitate a conversation at the Lake Travis Community Library. Her book features over 80 recipes, including detailed instructions for making bone broth, sourdough bread, cultured dairy and more.Cornhole tournament

The city of Lakeway’s 2023 Cornhole Tournament will be held at the Lakeway Swim Center Field. Bring family and friends for a fun day of tossing bags, watching college football on the jumbo screen, getting food from vendors and playing some family activities.National Night Out in Lakeway

The Lakeway Police Department will host its National Night Out event to give the public a chance to meet different police department divisions, receive crime prevention material and take a tour of the facility. The tour will allow attendees the chance to check out the shooting simulator and take a test while wearing drunk goggles. Children will receive a variety of handouts, including stickers, coloring books and wristbands.National Night Out in West Lake Hills

West Lake Hills will host its National Night Out 2023 event, where attendees can learn all about local public safety.Republic of Texas Big Band

Put on dancing shoes and bring snacks and beverages to the Rough Hollow Pavilion/Welcome Center to enjoy big-band music from the 17-piece Republic of Texas Big Band, featuring David Cummings and Lisa Clark on vocals.‘Nosferatu’ orchestral show

The Lake Travis High School Chamber Orchestra will present its annual “Nosferatu” event—this year celebrating the 100th anniversary of the film. Discover the classic thriller horror movie accompanied by a real chamber orchestra. Wear a vampire costume to enter the costume contest. All concessions and sales will support the Lake Travis High School Chamber Orchestra.Japanese storytelling

The Lake Travis Community Library will tell Japanese kids’ tales in English with puppets, toys and lots of imagination for children of all ages. Children will learn to count to five in another language as well as a few Japanese words from Nancy Simpson, a retired elementary school teacher who learned the stories from Japanese storyteller Hiroko Fujita.Rods & Ribs Car Show & Cook-Off

The Crosswater Yacht Club’s ninth annual event will benefit Folds of Honors, a foundation that awards scholarships to children and spouses of deceased and wounded soldiers. The event will also feature an in-water boat show, silent and live auctions, boat races and more.Falcon Fest

Falcon Fest, a carnival fundraiser and fun, family event, will be held at Forest Trail Elementary School. The carnival extravaganza will feature inflatables, carnival games, a petting zoo, magic shows, a book fair, Westlake High School robotics, up-close encounters with emergency vehicles, prizes, concessions and more.
  • Oct. 15, 2-5 p.m.
  • Free (adults and children under age 4), $25 (ages 5-18 online), $30 (ages 5-18 at the door)
  • Forest Trail Elementary School, 1203 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., West Lake Hills
The Band of the Hills Orchestra

The Band of the Hills Orchestra, a wind and percussion ensemble composed of musicians from across Central Texas, will perform a free concert as part of the city of Lakeway’s Sunday Afternoon Concert Series.Teen Trivia Night

The Lake Travis Community Library will host Teen Trivia Night, where teens can test their trivia knowledge.‘A Dog’s Best Friend’ book signing

Meet the dogs and dog parents who created the fundraiser book project “A Dog’s Best Friend” to benefit the Austin Humane Society. The book features inspiring stories about dogs and their best friends. Attendees can purchase a book and get a “Pawograph” from the dogs featured in the book.Witches’ Ride

Wear a costume and ride, roll or stroll from Lakeway Drive to the Lakeway Activity Center as part of the Witches’ Ride parade, or watch the parade from the sidelines and catch some candy at this unique Halloween event. After the parade, enjoy carnival activities with all the ghouls, gobins and witches.‘Deathtrap’

The Lakeway Players will be presenting “Deathtrap,” a 1978 play written by Ira Levin that holds the record for the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway, at the Lakeway Activity Center. Tickets will be available in mid-September.Kiddie Halloween Trail & Trunk-or-Treat

The city of Bee Cave will host its Kiddie Halloween Trail & Trunk-or-Treat with local businesses and plenty of candy and fun surprises. Attendees can park in the Target parking lot, and the trail starts behind Chick-fil-A.Bee Cave Haunted Trail & Tunnel

The annual Bee Cave Haunted Trail & Tunnel is back for adults and kids age 13 and up. Be prepared for serious scares and creepy creatures. Parental discretion is advised. Attendees can park in the Target parking lot in Bee Cave, and the trail starts behind Chick-fil-A.Lake Travis Public Safety Day

The 12th annual Lake Travis Public Safety Day will feature tons of family fun, including visits with first responders, live music, delicious food from vendors, a bounce house, a Home Depot Kids’ Workshop, face painting, animal balloons, a live fire demonstration and more. Wear a Halloween costume and learn about public safety.Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

Lakeway’s Sunday Afternoon Concert Series will feature the Beethoven String Quartet Op 18 No. 6 and Dvorak “American” Quartet in the Lakeway Activity Center’s Banquet Hall. A post-performance reception will follow.Pumpkin Parade

Wear a costume and parade around the Lake Travis Community Library to visit spooky stations at this fun children’s event, which will feature snacks, treats and surprises.