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Viva la Vida y más: Austin weekend street closures

Texas Book Festival, Austin Film Fest, and more

A city street with people dressed in traditional clothing for Dias de los Muertos, including people with their faces painted as skeletons and wearing wedding dresses and suits. One person has on an oversized skeleton puppet head.
Viva la Vida parade
VIa Mexic-Arte Museum/Facebook

The weekend sees a couple of big festivals concentrated downtown. Namely, we have the lit-celebrity-studded Texas Book Festival and the plain old celebrity-studded Austin Film Festival and their attendant street closures (below).

There’s also the always-fun Viva la Vida Festival & Parade Saturday, as well as some sort of soccer fan fest outside Scholz, the Cathedral School of St. Mary Fall Festival (which will close only an alley), and the Hunter 5K in Circle C.

On Sunday, Jo’s Coffee downtown will host its Ugly Dog Contest downtown. Is because Jo’s isn’t hosting the Nulo Barkitecture event (which won’t close streets) this year? We just don’t know.

Closure listings and maps via City Stage (which helpfully put all the downtown closures on one map).

Texas Book Festival

Thursday, October 24-Monday, October 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Colorado Street between West 11th and 12th streets

West 12th Street between Lavaca and Colorado streets

West 13th Street between Lavaca and Colorado streets

Friday, October 25-Sunday, October 27, 6 p.m.-11:59 p.m.

West 11th Street from Lavaca Street to Congress Avenue

East 11th Street from Congress Avenue to Brazos Street

East 11th Street from Brazos to San Jacinto streets (partial closure)

West 10th Street from Colorado Street to Congress Avenue

East 10th Street from Congress Avenue to Brazos Street

West Ninth Street from Colorado Street to Congress Avenue

East Ninth Street from Congress Avenue to Brazos Street

Austin Film Festival

Thursday, October 24-Thursday, October 31

Congress Avenue northbound right lane closed from Seventh to Eighth streets

Friday, October 25-Sunday, October 27

Congress Avenue fully closed from Seventh to Eighth streets

Viva la Vida Festival & Parade

Saturday, October 26

Red River Street between Fifth and Seventh streets (5 a.m.-10 p.m.)

Fourth Street between Colorado and Brasoz streets (5 a.m.-10 p.m.)

Sixth Street between IH-35 southbound frontage road and Congress Avenue (noon-1 p.m.)

Congress Avenue between Fourth and Sixth streets (noon-1 p.m.)

The Hunter 5K

Saturday, October 26, 7 a.m.-9:30am