Since 2002, the Austin City Limits Festival has been a staple at Zilker Park, showcasing up-and-coming local musicians alongside some of the most prominent artists in the industry. The spacious, 351-acre public park in the heart of Austin offers festivalgoers a beautiful, natural setting in which to hear hundreds of diverse musicians each fall.
Zilker Park Seating Information
Most ACL tickets will be a general admission, three-day pass. VIP passes may also be in stock, which typically include various amenities. Be sure to note the listing title as well as the "Notes" section for further details prior to completing your purchase.
Also note that the festival is two separate weekends, so be aware that the listings on this page correspond to the performances beginning on Saturday, October 11.
Zilker Park General Information
To expedite the entry process, attendees are encouraged not to bring large bags, in addition to large umbrellas, outside food and beverage, aerosol cans (including sunscreen), hard coolers, non-collapsible chairs, and tents. Personal cameras are allowed, but professional cameras and all detachable lenses will not be permitted.
Each guest is allowed two factory-sealed water bottles no larger than one liter, or guests can bring empty water bottles or empty CamelBaks. Ice is also permitted on the festival grounds, either brought in a CamelBak or a soft cooler.
Guests can bring baby strollers, blankets for lawn seating, and collapsible chairs. Children under 10 can enter for free with a paying adult.
Zilker Park Concessions Information
During the festival, a concessions area called the Austin Eats Food Court offers food and beverage options from local restaurants and eateries. Austin Eats includes vegetarian and gluten-free options as well to accommodate all attendees.
Zilker Park Parking Information
No parking is available on the grounds of Zilker Park for the festival. There is a free shuttle service that runs from Republic Square starting at 10 AM local time, with the final shuttle leaving at 11 PM. Parking is available off-site for an extra fee at both the One Texas Center and the Palmer Events Center.
Festivalgoers are encouraged to ride bikes, as bike racks will be made available at every entrance gate. Space for scooter and motorcycle parking will be located near the fields off Robert E. Lee Road. There is also a drop-off point north of the Mopac Pedestrian Bridge.
Zilker Park Gate Times
Gates typically open at 11 AM local time, while performances run until roughly 10 PM.
Zilker Park Accessibility
The festival aims to make the park and stages accessible for all attendees. Get in touch with the organizers directly for further details on available accommodations. Accessible parking near the festival is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.