Local Oktoberfest celebrations kick off this weekend with a free event at the German Free School on Saturday. Here are a few other events going on this weekend:
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 13-15
Austin City Limits Music Festival opens for weekend two
Music aficionados come together for Austin’s annual fall music festival. Food and live music are spread throughout the park. Headliners include Jay-Z, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Solange and more.
Times vary. Tickets from $100. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. 888-512-7469. www.aclfestival.com
Friday, Oct. 13
Rocktoberfest with the Avocados
Austin-based surf rock band The Avocados play St. Elmo’s Rocktoberfest Friday night. Beer and food are available.
7-9 p.m. Free. St. Elmo Brewing Co., 440 E. St. Elmo Road. 737-300-1965. www.stelmobrewing.com
Saturday, Oct. 14
German-Texan Heritage Society hosts annual Oktoberfest
The German-Texan Heritage Society holds this annual festival featuring live music, food, a biergarten, children’s activities and more.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. German Free School, 507 E.10th St. 512-467-4569. www.germantexans.org
The Natural Gardener hosts ‘Unique Groundcovers’ class
Pat McNeal of McNeal Growers hosts a “Unique Groundcovers” class covering new and unique ground covers, such as perennials, grasses and grass-like plants that are resources for efficient alternatives to typical species used as ground covers. McNeal will also discuss the novel uses of common ground cover.
10 a.m. Free. The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Road. 512-288-6113. www.naturalgardeneraustin.com
Sunday, Oct. 15
Austin Flea sets up at Radio Coffee and Beer
The Austin Flea has been featuring local, handmade and vintage vendors in Austin since 2009. The event includes food, art and music. Coffee and beer are available in the bar.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Radio Coffee and Beer, 4204 Manchaca Road. 512-394-7844. www.radiocoffeeandbeer.com