Special Event Notification

What: 2023 Texas Book Festival
When: Sat. Nov. 11, & Sun., Nov. 12, 2023
Event Time: Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The 2023 Texas Book Festival will take place November 11-12, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Congress Ave. and Eleventh St. near the State Capitol building. An estimated 20,000 visitors will attend the free Festival over the two days. The Festival will temporarily close city streets near your business, residence, religious center, or neighborhood.

Festival street closures begin at 9:00 a.m. on 11/9 for Congress Ave. between 9th & 11th streets. Numbered streets from 9th to 11th crossing Congress Ave. to remain open until 6:00 a.m. on 11/10. All streets reopen by 11:59 p.m. on 11/12. For more detailed info and timeline of closures visit the Public Notice page. Please plan alternate routes around road closures in your area prior to festival weekend.

If you have any comments, questions or concerns regarding road closures, alternate access
points or festival map, visit texasbookfestival.org, e-mail bookfest@texasbookfestival.org or call TBF (512) 477-4055. Contact City of Austin at www.austintexas.gov/citystage or call (512) 974-1000.