FREE RIDE (10/26) | Super Saturday 2019

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Fall Festival Season is upon us, which means thousands of people descend upon downtown Austin each week for events that inspire, educate, and celebrate our shared culture. The last weekend of October is particularly jam-packed this year, with the Texas Book Festival, Austin Film Festival, and Mexic-Arte's Viva la Vida Parade all taking place on the same day! It promises to be an unforgettable celebration for the whole family, unless you try to find parking....

RIDE CAP METRO FOR FREE! | Capital Metro is offering you and your family a free Commuter Day Pass -- so you can spend more time at the festivals and less time circling downtown for parking.

DOWNLOAD A *FREE* DIGITAL DAY PASS | Capital Metro is making it easier than ever to try transit. Simply sign up for a DIGITAL Day Pass (below) and we'll send you a free Commuter Day Pass via the CapMetro App.

DID YOU KNOW KIDS RIDE FREE? | Students 18 years old and younger ride free on all Capital Metro services! Therefore, ONLY ADULTS will need Capital Metro Day Passes to ride!

  • Instructions for accessing your tickets will be included in your Registration Confirmation after completing this form.
  • This event registration page is to sign you up for the FREE CapMetro Day passes only.
  • Please visit the official Texas Book Festival, Austin Film Festival, and/or Mexic-Arte's Viva la Vida Parade websites to learn more about the various events taking place on Congress Avenue.


CATCH CAP METRO | You can start your trip nearly anywhere with a Cap Metro Commuter Day Pass. Festival events are happening downtown, which means finding a transit line that gets you there is easy! Transit Routes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 19, 20, 30, 801, 803, 980, and 985 will get you there! Use the CapMetro App to plan your trip.

None of the transit routes directly serve your home? No problem. Start your trip at a Capital Metro Park & Ride and/or find a free parking spot along Capital Metro's High-Frequency Network (every 15 min, 7 days a week!) so you can save yourself the time, money and hassle of finding parking around town.


TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL is one of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival features 250+ nationally and critically recognized authors, 20+ venues including the State Capitol, 100+ exhibitors, local food trucks, family activities, and countless opportunities to meet authors and fellow book lovers. Founded in 1995 by First Lady Laura Bush, the Festival has hosted thousands of notable and award-winning authors over the years, including Margaret Atwood, Robert Caro, Sandra Cisneros, Salman Rushdie, Cheryl Strayed, Walter Mosley, Molly Shannon, Frank McCourt, Ziggy Marley, Liz Carpenter, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and many, many others.

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL was founded by Barbara Morgan and Marsha Milam in 1993 to celebrate the art of storytelling through film. Known as the “Writers Festival,” AFF recognizes the writer as the core of the creative process in filmmaking. Diligently seeking strong examples of written and visual storytelling, AFF screens the highest caliber narrative, documentary and animated films. With over 150 regional, national and world premieres each year, AFF features everything from highly anticipated Hollywood fare to breakthrough independent filmmaking.

MEXIC-ARTE'S "VIVA LA VIDA" is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. The festival features a Grand Procession, the Education Pavilion with hands-on art activities and artist demos, and a celebration with traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, live music and performances throughout the day.

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