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32 Things to Do in Austin in November| Austin November Events

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  • Austin Day Of The DeadOctober 20- November 4
    Multiple locations, Austin, TX

    Austin’s unifying, indigenous holiday, Dia de los Muertos, has grown into a combination citywide party, procession and other events scheduled over three weeks, each celebrating the city’s multi-ethnic heritage! From festivals, concerts and theatrical performances to altars and religious observances, Dia de los Muertos, now Austin’s most popular Latino-themed annual ritual, holds cultural significance and gravity of Dia de los Muertos. Few U.S. cities celebrate Dia de los Muertos like Austin, so take advantage of this festival and celebrate with family and friends!

  • Austin Film FestivalOctober 25- November 1
    Multiple locations, Austin, TX

    Founded almost twenty years ago, the Austin Film Festival was the first event of its kind to bring together professional and amateur screenwriters to celebrate all things television and film. Every October, the Austin Film Festival and Conference bring producers, agents, and screenwriters together to showcase the best film talent in the nation. Past participants include Ron Howard, Sandra Bullock, Owen Wilson, and America Ferrera!

  • Austin Beer WeekOctober 26- November 4
    Multiple locations, Austin, TX

    Austin Beer Week is a multi-day, multi-event, brewer-centric showcase of all things craft beer! This event was created by a small but thirsty band of loyal Austin craft beer drinkers, in partnership with the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting Texas craft brewers and the craft beer community. Brewers and venues are encouraged to embrace the creative, playful, even daring when planning activities, which can range from intense food-beer appreciation from nationally recognized chefs to tongue-in-cheek competitions testing keg-lifting mettle! Austin Beer Week is not only a way of celebrating craft beer but of giving back!

  • 2018 U.S. Vintage Racing National ChampionshipNovember 1- November 4
    Circuit of the Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617

    Old meets new in Austin when more than 400 competitors test iconic racing machines on Circuit of the America’s state-of-the-art track! Built primarily for Formula 1, COTA is dominated by a very steep four-story climb to the top of turn one, which is followed by a long downhill winding section. The track itself is challenging on a world stage, and the facilities are among the best in existence. Vintage cars and drivers from around the globe make their way to this circuit, each hoping to take home the coveted gold helmet. The vintage racing excitement will be complemented with IGT and the Trans-Am Series. Come and see some of the craziest, most charismatic and passionate racing to hit Circuit of The Americas this year!

  • Christmas at the Caswell HouseNovember 1- November 8
    The Caswell House 1404 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701

    For the 36th 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! Attend their Woman and Wine night where you can hang out with your girlfriends and enjoy an evening of shopping, wine tasting, and dancing! Or go to their Beer and Bites night were gals and guys can eat, shop and taste for a cause! You can also check out their all-new Bubbles and Bags night where taste Champagne and check out the latest designer handbags and boots! There are all great activities to help raise money for the community during the holiday season!

  • Riedel TastingNovember 2
    Fall Creek Vineyards in Driftwood 18059 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619

    Join Reidel for a remarkable evening of tasting and learning. Special guest Forrest “Buzz” Whalen, representing Riedel, the world’s premier wine glass maker, will lead participants on an informative and splendid (and delicious) journey, sampling differences in taste, bouquet, and structure, between regular glassware and varietal Riedel stemware, using four recently released Fall Creek wines! It’s the perfect place to have a relaxing date night or a night to spend with friends!

  • UTOPiafestNovember 2- November 4
    UTOPiAfest 1555 Lemond Rd, Utopia, TX 78884

    Imagine the magical, extraordinary experience of listening to artists you love, and discovering new favorites, while savoring local hill country cuisine, beverages under the towering oaks and vast Texas sky! Utopia Fest knows that when nature welcomes music surrounded by top-notch hospitality, art installations, workshops, creating a unique festival experience, each guest will truly understand what makes this experience so special. Guests will enjoy world-class music production, as well as a wide variety of workshops and activities, creating a well-rounded festival experience! This year’s lineup includes STS9, Patty Griffin, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Grandmaster Flash and more!

  • WurstfestNovember 2- November 11
    Downtown New Braunfels 178 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78130

    Located near the headwaters of the beautiful Comal River in New Braunfels, Wurstfest is the best ten days in sausage history! Join Wurstfest for a unique annual celebration rich in German and Bavarian culture! You’ll be able to enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German and Texan domestic beers, special events and more!

  • Austin Pow WowNovember 3
    Travis County Exposition Center 7311 Decker Ln, Austin, TX 78724

    The Austin Powwow is a social gathering where many different Native American communities come together for the largest one day powwow in the country. For over 25 years, this unique Austin event has featured hundreds of Native American dancers, singers, musicians, artists, and craftsmen. Family, friends, food, art, and culture are enjoyed throughout the day. The songs and dances are disciplined art forms that are not only based on ancient traditions but are also living cultural expressions of creativity and innovation. Thousands of visitors have the opportunity to share in this exciting cultural experience!

  • Texas Monthly BBQ FestivalNovember 3- November 4
    The Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    Unveil Texas Monthly’s top 50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas by enjoying live music, food, and drinks! Join them for a great weekend deep in the heart of Texas for a delicious feast from more than twenty of the best ‘cue restaurants in the country! 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! Festival-goers will relax on the lawn and enjoy music, sweet treats, cold beer, cocktails, interactive games with sponsors, and all of the smoked goodness they can handle.

  • Austin Celtic FestivalNovember 3- November 4
    Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr, Austin, TX 78754

    The largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas returns for its 21st Annual Celtic Fest! The Austin Celtic Festival is internationally acclaimed as one of the few remaining festivals that celebrate the authentic music honed by the Celtic people. The Austin Celtic Festival goes beyond gimmicks to highlight traditions and achievements in a way that reminds audiences of the extraordinary craftsmanship and study that made places like Ireland and Scotland leaders in folk music and dance. Austin Celtic Festival is a friendly family event, is fun for all ages and opened to all!

  • Fossil FestNovember 3- November 4
    Old Settlers Association of Williamson County 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665

    Come out and bring your family to the 28th annual Fossil Fest! This year’s show theme is, “What’s in your Backyard? Cretaceous Sea!” Your children will seek to explore and answer the theme question by focusing on the geologic history of Texas as told by the rock layers beneath our feet and the fossils they contain. You will have the opportunity to talk to scientists, identify fossils, dig for fossils and get educated on all the different kinds of fossils from around the world!

  • Rugged ManiacNovember 10
    Reveille Peak Ranch 105 Co Rd 114, Burnet, TX 78611

    You arrive at Reveille Peak Ranch with a carload of your most adventurous friends. As you step out, you notice the people around you admiring your group’s coordinated “Avengers-in-bathing-suits” costumes and your on-point Hulk-green body paint. In the festival, people are already riding the mechanical bull and playing beach volleyball, but you’re more interested in the stein-hoisting contest on the main stage. You make a note to sign up for that and the pie-eating contest after you run and see obstacles in the distance. Mud-covered people are jumping over fire, bouncing on trampolines, rocketing down a huge water slide! So stop daydreaming, grab your friends and get your tickets now!

  • The Great Pumpkin RunNovember 10
    Jersey Barnyard 3117 TX-159, La Grange, TX 78945

    Get ready to tackle 3.1 miles at The Jersey Barnyard! Participants will enjoy a trail run that covers the gorgeous grounds of the farm. Traverse meadows, dash through the woods, and wind through the pasture before celebrating everything that’s great about fall at the finish line! Sure, the real reward is an awesome event where you get to run a race with your friends, but you also get to have some sweet gear to remember your experience by such as a unique 2018 race day a shirt and zip race day tech hoodie, a custom 2018 finisher’s medal and apple cider and your own small pumpkin!

  • Veterans Day November 11
  • Veterans Day ObservanceNovember 11
    Lake Travis Performing Arts Center 3324 Ranch Rd, Austin, TX 78738

    The Standing Military Committee in cooperation with the Lake Travis Independent School District, the City of Lakeway, members of the Lohmann’s Ford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Lakeway Heritage Commission welcome you and your family to the annual observance of Veterans Day in the Performing Arts Center at Lake Travis High School. This year’s observance will honor the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. There will also be a guest speaker!

  • Yoga UnwinedNovember 11
    Fall Creek Vineyards in Driftwood 18059 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619

    Yoga Unwined classes bring together vinyasa-based yoga and fun wine facts through creative yoga poses! Each hour-long yoga educational class ends with a comparative wine tasting of Fall Creek wines, inviting you to mindfully taste what’s in your glass while applying what you learned through the poses! Yoga and wine are the perfect combinations! So come out and enjoy a relaxing day of yoga and delicious wine!

  • Hyde Park Home Tours 2018November 11
    Elisabet Ney Museum 304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751

    Seven local homeowners will welcome visitors into their homes to honor historic renovations, modern updates, and classic hospitality! This year, the homes tour celebrates the classic and unique homes and houses of worship that make up our beloved neighborhood. Also included on the tour are the historic Hyde Park Presbyterian Church and the Tibetan temple, Palri Pema Od Ling. The annual walking tour serves as a fund and FUNraiser for the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association as it draws visitors from across the city and neighboring towns. Proceeds go toward neighborhood preservation efforts, beautification projects, and more! This year, a portion of the proceeds will go toward improvements in Shipe Park in anticipation of the new pool opening in 2019!

  • EAST Austin Studio TourNovember 10- November 11
    916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2 #101, Austin, TX 78702

    EAST, a program of Big Medium, is a nonprofit organization, a self-guided art event that gives opportunities for local artists and artisans to show their creative side and expand their reach to future patrons. The self-guided tour takes place over two weekends in November and leads visitors through home and commercial studios, galleries, special exhibitions, installations, and art-themed parties! The event also features an opening party, a special culinary event with local chefs, competitions, educational programs and more.

  • Close Assault 1944November 10- November 11
    Texas Military Forces Museum 2200 W 35th St building 6, Austin, TX 78703

    Remember the true meaning of Veteran’s Day with this stirring look back at World War II. Close Assault 1944 honors the service and sacrifice of America’s veterans by focusing on the history of the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas Army National Guard during World War II. The free program, now in its eighth year, features members of the Texas Military Forces Living History Detachment exhibiting the uniform and equipment worn by the American GI in the European Theater of the Second World War, as well as those of his German opponent. The event will provide guests the opportunity to witness firing demonstrations of the most famous U.S. and German small arms of World War II, see everything from tents and radio equipment to GI baseball gloves and mess kits and operational vehicles such as an M4 Sherman Tank, M3 Halftrack and Jeeps!

  • Herps Hill Country Exotic Reptile and Pet ExpoNovember 10- November 11
    Dripping Springs Ranch Park 1042 Event Center Dr, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

    Join the city of Dripping Springs for their Hill Country HERPS Reptile and Exotic Pet Expo! Thousands of reptiles, amphibians, inverts, feeders, and supplies will be available for purchase from the best breeders in the US! Check out their kid’s educational section and watch live rattlesnake demos! This show is now HOT! That’s right, they now have vendors that specialize in venomous reptiles at this two-day event. See some of the most exotic reptiles in the world! Concessions will be on hand both days, so make a weekend out of it. They look forward to seeing everyone there!

  • Austin International Drag FestNovember 15- November 18
    Multiple locations , Austin, TX

    The 4th annual Austin International Drag Festival is back and more fierce than ever! Austin is now the center of the Drag Universe as hundreds of Drag Artists from all over the world descend to entertain thousands of Drag fans. Each artist will be displaying their greatest talents for your education and entertainment. So come out and watch your favorite drag queens perform, meet your favorite drag queens, shop for merch, eat amazing food and more!

  • A Christmas AffairNovember 15- November 18
    Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    Come out to The Junior League of Austin’s 43rd annual A Christmas Affair! This year’s four-day holiday market is a vintage celebration of the season with a French flair. The Junior League of Austin uses the funds raised to provide essential funding and volunteer hours to programs such as Coats for Kids, FIT-Food In Tummies and over 30 local community non-profits. This year they will feature more than 200 merchants from across the country, and they expect more than 25,000 shoppers to attend! The holiday market opens to-the public on November 15th!

  • 8th Annual Sacred Springs PowwowNovember 17
    The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment 201 San Marcos Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

    Join over 5,000 other attendees for a beautiful Native American festival culturally rich in music, art, dancing, and food! There will be over 100 dancers, traditional drums and singers, spectacular Indian market with arts and craft booths, Native foods, a family art tent, and their all-new Native Culture tent with storytelling and presentations on the White Shaman Panel. The “Native Culture Tent” will feature flute players, storytellers, and White Shaman Panel presentations, and provide performances throughout the day!

  • Pfall FestivalNovember 17
    Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department and Recreation Center 400 Immanuel Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660

    Pflugerville’s Pfall Festival is the best place in town to start holiday shopping or find those one-of-a-kind items for a friend, or you can treat yourself. There will be-many beautiful handcrafted items, baked goods, jewelry, and glassware are just a few of the unique gift items to choose from! Shop right through lunch as proceeds from onsite food sales benefit the Senior Activity programs!

  • EAST Austin Studio TourNovember 17- November 18
    916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2 #101, Austin, TX 78702

    EAST, a program of Big Medium, is a nonprofit organization, a self-guided art event that gives opportunities for local artists and artisans to show their creative side and expand their reach to future patrons. The self-guided tour takes place over two weekends in November and leads visitors through home and commercial studios, galleries, special exhibitions, installations, and art-themed parties! The event also features an opening party, a special culinary event with local chefs, competitions, educational programs and more.

  • ThanksgivingNovember 22
  • ThunderCloud Subs Turkey TrotNovember 22
    The Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    Join ThunderCloud Subs for their 28th ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot! This year there will be a 5-mile run (timed and untimed), 1-mile walk, Kids K live music, activities for the kids, post-run snacks, fundraising opportunities, and prizes! ThunderCloud Subs donates all of the proceeds from the Turkey Trot directly to Caritas of Austin, a local non-profit whose mission is to prevent and end homelessness for people in Greater Austin. Last year they raised $325,000, which brings the cumulative total raised for Caritas to nearly $3.5 million! This year, let’s try to beat that!

  • Round Rock Turkey TrotNovember 22
    Dell Diamond 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd,, Round Rock, TX 78665

    The city of Round Rock is excited to announce their 2nd Annual Fleet Feet Round Rock Turkey Trot! Challenge your family, friends, and co-workers to come out and run on the roads and trails through the scenic and historic Old Settlers Park. The race will feature an untimed 5-mile and 2-mile run/walk. There will be sponsor booths, refreshments, and finishers medals! Strollers and leashed pets are welcome, but bikes or scooters are not allowed on the race course. Proceeds will go to The Round Rock Serving Center, Operation Blue Santa, and the Backpack Coalition. They will also be collecting non-perishable items for the Round Rock Serving Center and new toys for Operation Blue Santa. So put your turkey in the oven and join us for a fun Thanksgiving morning!

  • Blue Genie Art BazaarNovember 23- December 24
    Blue Genie Art Bazaar. 6100 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752

    Blue Genie Art Bazaar has thousands of original works ranging from serious art to fun, kitschy items. Shopping at the Bazaar is a great way to buy holiday gifts in a hassle-free environment, all while supporting local artists. All items are handmade by local and regional artists that are selected through a rigorous jury process. There will be work from more than 200 artists who offer a wide variety of imaginative and beautiful gifts. You can expect to find paintings, photography, prints, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, accessories, glassworks, ceramics, and more gifts you can’t find anywhere else! Whether your budget is large or small, you’ll find something for yourself, for your best friend, or for that impossible-to-shop-for relative!

  • Chuy’s Christmas ParadeNovember 24
    Texas State Capitol 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

    The Chuy’s Christmas Parade benefits Operation Blue Santa; so make sure to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate! There will be giant inflatable balloons, festive holiday floats, famous children’s characters, spectacular marching bands, cool classic cars, and of course Santa! The collection of toys will be at a designated time during the Parade procession, and all units will stop to collect the toys. Santa’s Helpers will line the Parade route and help spectators give their toy. The Operation Blue Santa Program will distribute all toys to another child just in time for the holidays.

  • Austin Spurs v Agua Caliente ClippersNovember 30
    H-E-B Center at Cedar Park 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613

    The NBA G League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 26 teams, all singly affiliated with an NBA franchise, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 38 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2017-18 season had NBA G League experience. What better way to experience it than watch a game live! Check out the Austin Spurs play against the Agua Caliente Clippers!

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