This year, we’re teaming up with the Austin Film Festival and Mexic-Arte Museum‘s Viva La Vida Festival and Parade to host Super Saturday—a full day of culture, arts, and activities in the heart of downtown Austin—on October 27!
Join us for a free screening of Pixar’s Academy Award-winning film Coco, live music, food, children’s activities and much more!
“We Austinites are fortunate to have so many opportunities to experience arts and culture first-hand,” says Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “We have three of Austin’s most iconic events taking place on Saturday, October 27—Austin Film Festival, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Vida la Vida Festival and Parade, and the Texas Book Festival. These venerable organizations—hosting annual events that have helped shape this city as a Festival town—are working closely together to maximize the day’s cultural impact for our citizens. It’s a Saturday downtown you won’t want to miss!”
Live music, children’s art activities, retail booths and food will be available along Congress Avenue from 4th Street to the Capital. Our three organizations will also be teaming up to a host a free public screening of Pixar’s Academy Award-winning animated feature Coco at 4:00 pm at the Paramount Theatre, which will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s co-writer Matthew Aldrich. At 2pm, Texas Book Festival and Mexic-Arte Museum will present author Matt de la Peña and illustrator Christian Robinson, Newbery Medal winners of Last Stop On Market Street, for a reading and signing of their new picture book, Carmela Full of Wishes, at the Festival’s Education Pavilion (at the Frost Bank Tower patio on 4th and Congress).
Capital Metro and the Austin Public Library want to make sure everyone can join us for Super Saturday! On October 27, you can go to the front desk at any of the six participating branch libraries (below) between 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM to get a free Capital Metro Day Pass and a Travel Guide, so you can get to and from downtown with ease.
- Recycled Reads | 5335 Burnet Road | Routes 3, 803
- Pleasant Hill | 211 East William Cannon Drive | Routes 1, 801
- Little Walnut Creek | 835 West Rundberg Lane | Routes 1, 801
- Ruiz | 1600 Grove Boulevard | Route 20
- Carver | 1161 Angelina Street | Routes 2, 6
- Southeast | 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd | Route 7
The 25th annual Austin Film Festival will take place October 25 – November 1, Mexic-Arte Museum Viva la Vida Festival and Parade on October 27, and of course, our 23rd annual Festival Weekend takes place October 27 – 28.
We’ll see y’all there!