What are the best things to do in Austin in November?
There are plenty of fun things to do this month. Take the kids to a Barton Hills Farms Fall Festival, meet the artists of East Austin Studio Tour or participate in the annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot! See all of the best November events in Austin below.
November 2-8 – Christmas at the Caswell House
Caswell House 1404 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701
For the 35th year in a row, the Austin Junior Forum; a non-profit organization supporting women, children and the elderly, has hosted their annual Christmas at the Caswell House fundraiser. Purchase ornaments, holiday décor, jewelry, clothing, affordable gifts and gourmet foods to raise money for the community.
November 3 – Salt Lake City Stars vs. Austin Spurs
Cedar Park Center 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Watch the Austin Spurs play against the Salt Lake City Stars in their opening game of the 2017-2018 NBA G League season!
November 3-12 – Wurstfest
Landa Park 64 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78130
At Wurstfest, you’ll find a variety of entertainment, food and fun inspired by Bavarian culture!
November 4 – Fishing for Shade
Camp Mabry 2200 West 35th Street, Austin, TX 78703
Did you know that November is National Healthy Skin Month? This means its the perfect time for you and your family to have a fun and safe day to go fishing with The Shade Project; a non-profit organization dedicated to prevent skin cancer. Kids 12 and under are free!
November 4 – Dia de los Muertos Music Festival
Stubb’s BBQ + Amphitheater 801 Red River St., Austin, TX 78701
The festival will feature renowned recording artists in the Latin and Texas music industries. The festival will offer food and beverages, cultural performances, altar contest as well as Kids Zone activities for kids.
November 4 – Austin Powwow Festival
Travis County Exposition Center 7311 Decker Ln, Austin, TX 78724
Bring your family and learn about the American Indian culture through dancing, singing, arts and crafts and food!
November 4 – Saturday Night Concert Series
Hill Country Galleria’s Central Plaza 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Suite T-100, Bee Cave, TX 78738
The music begins at 7:00 pm in the Hill Country Galleria’s Central Plaza. Bring your family, friends, and a blanket to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. Zac Wilkerson is a SOUL ROCKER from the COUNTRY. Powerful, soulful vocals and a driving guitar style combine with poignant songwriting.
November 4-5 – Barton Hills Farms: Fall Festival & Corn Maze
Barton Hill Farms 1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX 78602
Come out and participate in the Halloween tradition of pumpkin carving or decorating pumpkins with paint. The best part is whipping up a pumpkin pie or a luscious loaf of pumpkin bread, soufflés, cookies and more! This is a great place to come out with family and friends!
November 4-5 – Texas Book Festival
State Capitol 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
The Texas Book Festival is one of the largest book festivals in the country, which features over 250 critically acclaimed authors such as Margaret Atwood, Robert Caro, Sandra Cisneros and many more! Come out and meet the authors while enjoying live music, food trucks, family activities and much more!
November 4-5 – Austin Celtic Festival
Fiesta Gardens 101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
An internationally acclaimed festival that remains one of the few to celebrate Celts. For 21 years, the Austin Celtic Festival has been celebrating Celts through music, dance, games, animals, history reenactments, workshops and lectures.
November 4-5 – Fossil Fest
Old Settlers Heritage Association 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
Come out and bring your family to the annual Fossil Fest! Talk to scientists, identify fossils, dig for fossils and get educated on all the different kinds of fossils from around the world!
November 5 – Texas Monthly BBQ Festival
Long Center of the Performing Arts 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
Unveil Texas Monthly’s top 50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas by enjoying live music, food and drinks! Some of the featured BBQ joints include Franklin Barbecue, La Barbecue, Micklethwait Craft Meats, Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, Terry Black’s Barbecue, Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ and much more!
November 6-29 – Treaty Oak Live Music
Treaty Oak Distillery 16604 Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Live performances every Friday, Saturday and Sunday by Homer Whisenant, Grouchy Like Riley, Lil’ Darlin, Greg Harkins, Charlie Pierce, Max Beca, Lost Wagers, Dallas Burrow, Unfaithful Servants, Marshall Hood Band, Irish Jam, Selwyn Birchwood and Monte Good!
November 9-12 – POP Austin International Art Show
Fair Market 1100 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702
This is POP Austin’s fourth year in a row to showcase some of the world’s most talented multimedia artists.
November 9-12 – Austin Drag Fest
Various locations, Austin, TX
Come out and watch your favorite drag queens perform, meet your favorite drag queens, shop for merch, eat amazing food and more!
November 10 – Veterans Day Ceremony
Lake Travis High School 3324 Ranch Rd 620 S, Lake Travis, TX 78738
The Standing Military Committee in cooperation with the Lake Travis Independent School District and other sponsors welcome you to watch their Veterans Day performance in honor of soldiers.
- November 11 – Veterans Day Holiday
November 11 – The Great Pumpkin Run
The Jersey Barnyard 3117 State Hwy 159, La Grange, TX 78945
Run, jog, speed walk or walk the 3.1 mile race that goes through the meadows and woods of the Jersey Barnyard! The best part of the race is towards the end when you are greeted with fresh apple cider!
November 12 – Chocolate and Wine Pairing class
Fall Creek Vineyard 18059 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
Drink some of the best wines and eat some of the best chocolates at Fall Creek Vineyards.
November 11-12 – WW2 Living History Reenactments
Camp Mabry 2200 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
In memory of the WW2 veterans, the Texas Military Forces Museum hosts demonstrations of the most famous battles during WW2 and view actual equipment from the war.
November 18 – Pfall Pfest Craft Show
Pflugerville Recreation Center 400 Immanuel Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Pflugerville Parks and Recreation will be hosting the Pfall Pfest Craft Show with food, live music and shopping! This is the perfect opportunity to buy a gift for family or friends!
November 11-19 – East Austin Studio Tour
Various locations , Austin, TX
EAST, a program of Big Medium, is a nonprofit organization, self guided art event that gives opportunities for local artists and artisans to show their creative side and expand their reach to future patrons.
November 15 – December 3 – A Christmas Affair
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
The Junior League of Austin, an organization led by women to help the community, is hosting the annual Christmas Affair; which hosts 200 vendors in a shopping theme spectacular that includes parties, childrens’ events, shopping, and of course Santa Claus!
November 18 – Chuy’s Christmas Parade
State Capitol 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Come out to the Chuy’s Christmas Parade with your family and donate new, unwrapped toys to Operation Blue Santa! See giant inflatable balloons, holiday floats, marching bands, famous children’s characters and the one and only Santa Claus!
November 18 – Christmas Bazaar
Fellowship Hall 302 Elm St, Buda, TX 78610
Come out and buy crafts and items that the women of United Methodist Church have handmade. Donations will be made to various local and global mission projects. Snacks will also be provided while shopping!
- November 23 – Thanksgiving Day
November 23 – ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
Join Austin’s annual Thanksgiving tradition by running or walking the five mile run to support and help Caritas of Austin; an organization to end homelessness in Austin. Help Thundercloud raise $30,000 and get a chance to win a brand new Honda Accord!
November 24-December 24 – Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Blue Genie Art Bazaar 6100 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78752
Come out with family or friends and purchase or view original artworks handmade by local and regional artists! Their art ranges from paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, prints and much more!
November 29 – Santa’s Arrival
Kyle City Square Park 100 N Front St, Kyle, TX 78640
Join us at City Square Park for the official Kyle Kick off to the Holidays. Santa will be available to take pictures. School choirs will be performing holiday songs, there will be some free activities for the children, and food vendors to satisfy your hunger or thirst. It’s always a great time. So come out and help us ring in the holiday season.