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City braces for fall festival season crowds

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Tai Moses

With summer festival season finally over, the city is girding itself for fall festival season, which gets underway this weekend with the opening of the Texas Book Festival, the Austin Film Festival and Mexic-Arte Musuem’s 38th Annual Viva La Vida Parade & Festival. Fortunately, thousands of festival attendees all heading downtown on the jam-packed day of Saturday, Oct. 26 doesn’t have to mean traffic gridlock and frayed tempers, thanks to Capital Metro’s free Commuter Day pass, which is designed to take the stress out of navigating busy streets and trying to find parking. Those who prefer to walk, cycle, carpool or take public transit should check out the options on

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