Chalk Walk Arts Festival, Oktoberfest and a weekend full of music: 7 things to do this Oct. 6-8 weekend in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

The Chalk Walk Arts Festival returns to Round Rock this weekend.

The Chalk Walk Arts Festival returns to Round Rock this weekend.

The following are local events taking place this weekend throughout Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto:

Friday, Oct. 6 - Saturday, Oct. 7: Chalk Walk Arts Festival
Round Rock's annual resident-driven arts festival returns to the downtown area this weekend. Head down to Centennial Plaza in downtown Round Rock for a free display of local artists showing off their talent, using chalk and the city's sidewalks to create stunning murals. The organizers encourage festival-goers to interact with artists while they work. 5 p.m. (Friday) 10 a.m. (Saturday). Free. 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock. www.roundrockarts.org

Friday, Oct. 6 - Saturday, Oct. 7: Williamson County Symphony
The national award-winning Williamson County Symphony is hosting two free concerts to celebrate the beginning of the 2017-18 concert season. Thomas E. Rainey will lead the 100-plus member symphony in the performance of pieces composed by Antonin Dvorak, Ottorino Respighi and more. The symphony will additionally perform a new composition written by the symphony's composer-in-residence, M.L. Daniels. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Free. Hill Country Bible Church Lakeline, 12124 Ranch Road 620 N., Austin. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Free. Sweet Home Baptist Church, 3200 Sunrise Road, Round Rock.  www.wilcosymphony.org

WORTH THE TRIP
Friday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 8: Austin City Limits Music Festival
The renowned music festival returns to Austin this weekend with a slate of internationally-touring headliners, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, The Killers and more. Tickets for Friday and Sunday are still available for purchase, but if you missed out on any tickets you can always check out one of the festival's many after-shows at several Austin venues. 10 a.m. $100 (day pass). Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin. www.aclfestival.com

Saturday, Oct. 7: Family Fun Run 5k and 1k
The Circle of Hope Community Center is hosting its first annual Family Fun Run 5k & 1k at Lake Pflugerville on Saturday morning. The race is a fundraiser for community service needs and features kid's games and food vendors. 8 a.m. $35. Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville. Register online at www.circleofhopecc.org/familyfunrun

Saturday, Oct. 7: 2017 Pfamily Pfestival and Expo
This Saturday at the Pfield, the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce is hosting an expo for Pflugerville residents to come and meet members of the business community. The event will feature vendor booths, raffles, live music and a helicopter fly-by. Community Impact Newspaper will have a table set up at this event to exchange information with the Pflugerville community. 9 a.m. Free. The Pfield, 105 Swenson Farms Blvd. www.pfchamber.com

Saturday, Oct. 7: Bluebonnet Beer Company Oktoberfest
Celebrate Oktoberfest, the German beer festival, with Round Rock's Bluebonnet Beer Company this Saturday. The craft brewery will feature bratwurst, soft pretzels and polka music to complement several traditional German-style beers brewed specifically for this festival. 11:30 a.m. $5. Bluebonnet Beer Company, 1700 Bryant Drive, Round Rock. www.bluebonnetbeerco.com

WORTH THE TRIP
Saturday, Oct. 7: Georgetown Film Conference
Those interested in a career in the film industry can head up to Georgetown this Saturday for the third annual film conference. The event offers an opportunity for people to gain advice and tips from industry professionals, and the conference even features a pitch competition for writers to get their scripts read by people in the television and film industries. 8 a.m. $20. Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. www.gtxfilmconference.org
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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