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

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  • The Chainsmokers; “World Way Joy” TourNovember 1
    Frank Erwin Center 1701 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 Grammy Award-winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have announced their massive “WORLD WAR JOY” North American headline arena tour. Multi-platinum band 5 Seconds of Summer, who is featured on The Chainsmokers’ latest single “Who Do You Love,” will be joining all dates along with rising pop star Lennon Stella, who is opening the show. The 41-city tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off on Sept. 25 in Cincinnati, OH, and make stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada with a stop at the Frank Erwin Center on Nov. 1 before wrapping in Vancouver, BC on Dec. 6.


  • Trevor Noah: Loud & Clear TourNovember 1- November 2
    Bass Concert Hall 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712 Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. This past year, “The Daily Show” was nominated for a Writers Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series) and a GLAAD award for Outstanding Talk Episode, as well as two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Talk Series and Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information Show. Noah also recently won Best Host at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, as well as a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for his hosting role on “The Daily Show – Between The Scenes.” He joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor.


  • Formula 1November 1- November 3
    Circuit of the Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617 About 8 miles southeast of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is Circuit of the Americas, the home of Austin F1 racing. The multi-million dollar facility is called “The Most Unique Motorsports Facility in the United States” and for a good reason! It is the only track built purposely for Formula One Racing in the country and puts Austin on the map as a World-Class Motorsports destination!


  • WurstfestNovember 1- November 10
    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 PowwowNovember 2
    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!


  • Austin Tequila FestNovember 2
    Casa Chapala Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Bar 9041 Research Blvd #100, Austin, TX 78758 Come out and enjoy the 10th Annual Austin Tequila Fest! Savor and taste many 100% de agave tequilas, mezcals, and other agave spirits to taste and challenge your palate, move to the sounds of Latin music and witness cultural dances, and dance and enjoy live music while embracing the spirits of Mexico and cultural dances from local Austin Dance Schools. You can also savor cuisine pairings from Central Mexico and local food vendors, get festive with professional face painters, support local shops and play fun yard games and celebrate Dia De Los Muertos!


  • Ray LaMontagne: Just Passing Through TourNovember 2
    ACL Live 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne announces tour dates for his “Just Passing Through” acoustic tour. Carl Broemel from “My Morning Jacket” will accompany Ray on the tour. The 30-date tour will begin in Providence, RI on October 11th and end on November 23rd at The Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Supporting Ray on the road will be Canadian folk duo Kacy & Clayton!


  • Texas Monthly BBQ FestNovember 2- November 3
    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 2- November 3
    Pioneer Farms 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr, Austin, TX 78754 The largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas returns for its 22nd 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 2- November 3
    Old Settler’s Heritage Association 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Austin, TX 78665 Come out and bring your family to the 29th annual Fossil Fest! This year’s show theme is “New Discoveries in Paleontology”! 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!


  • Chris Young: Raised on Country Tour November 7
    H-E-B Center at Cedar Park 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613 After launching his USAA sponsored “Raised On Country World Tour 2019” in May, multi-platinum entertainer, Chris Young, has already played to capacity crowds over the first 12 shows of his headlining tour. And the massive momentum continues as he announces another nineteen shows to round out his record-setting year. Chris Young’s “Raised On Country World Tour 2019” will stop at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on November 7th as the KASE 101 Birthday Bash! He’ll be joined by special guest Eli Young Band as direct support along with Matt Stell!


  • LEVITATIONNovember 7- November 10
    Multiple Locations , Austin, TX Founded in 2008, by members of The Black Angels and friends, the independent event has sparked a movement inspiring the creation of similar events across the globe. LEVITATION was named in honor of Austin’s psychedelic rock pioneers. The 13th Floor Elevators, who reunited and performed at LEVITATION 2015 for the band’s 50th anniversary. LEVITATION creates a walkable, intimate, and community-focused event that showcases the city’s world-renowned music venues. Following up on a massive weekend of sold-out shows in 2018, LEVITATION 2019 will expand and further explore the possibilities and creative opportunities in Austin’s diverse Red River District and East Side venues and art spaces!


  • Wizard World Comic ConNovember 8- November 10
    Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701 Join the Austin Convention Center for Wizard World Comic Con Austin! This festival features opportunities to explore movies, comics, toys, video gaming, games, TV, anime, manga, horror, wrestling, MMA, original art, collectibles, and more! This year’s lineup includes Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Laura Vandervoort, Erica Durance, John Glover, Cary Elwes, and more!


  • Rugged ManiacNovember 9
    Travis County Exposition Center 7311 Decker Ln, Austin, TX 78724 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. At 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 9
    The 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 2019 race day a shirt and zip race-day tech hoodie, a custom 2019 finisher’s medal and apple cider and a small pumpkin!


  • 17th Annual Paella Lovers United CookoffNovember 9
    Camp Ben McCulloch 18301 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619 Welcome to the wonderful world of Paella. Paella Lovers United is an Austin based group that loves Paella and holds an annual cookoff and festival each fall. They welcome you to join in on all the fun! This year will mark their 17th annual cookoff with each year getting better and more dynamic. This year the scheduled Event Date is Nov 9, 2019, and is an outdoor event; rain or shine. Camping is available for those wishing to make it a weekend event! The competition starts at 12:30 and runs until sunset. During that time, you will have the opportunity to see and taste the many paellas being made by their competing teams. You can also enjoy a great selection of tapas (Spanish appetizers) while listening to and watching live Flamenco music and dance!


  • Close Assault 1944November 9- November 10
    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!


  • Hyde Park Homes Tour 2019November 10
    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’s tour showcases homes in a variety of sizes and architectural styles built between 1900 and 1935. All have undergone renovations, recently or overtime, to preserve their historical integrity while adding changes designed to meet the needs of contemporary homeowners. The annual Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour serves as a fund and a FUNraiser for the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association. Its proceeds go toward neighborhood preservation, community events, beautification projects, and more.


  • Austin Mac & Cheese Festival 2019November 10
    Carson Creek Ranch 701 Dalton Ln, Austin, TX 78742 The distinctively American, incredibly versatile, and unapologetically cheesiest dish everyone loves is back for the cheesiest food festival in Austin. Mac & Cheese is the reigning heavyweight champion of savory indulgence, and they’re celebrating its cheesy glory at the 4th annual Austin Mac & Cheese Festival! On November 10th enjoy mac & cheese tastings from some of Austin’s top chefs, eateries and food trucks (LORO, Micklethwait Craft Meats, The Original Black’s BBQ, Jewhungry, COVER 3 and more), as they battle it out to see who slings the best mac & cheese in town. Attendees will have the chance to vote on their favorite selections in the ultimate Mac & Cheese showdown!



  • Veterans Day ObservanceNovember 11
    Lake Travis High School 3324 Ranch Rd 620 S, 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 to the annual observance of Veterans Day in the Performing Arts Center at Lake Travis High School. Major General Kelly McKeague (US Army, Ret), Director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, will speak on the mission of his organization.


  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World TourNovember 12
    Bass Concert Hall 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712 The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour returns with an all-new production for 2019! Mission leader Asia O’Hara is on a journey to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens, including Aquaria, Detox, Monet Exchange, Naomi Smalls, Plastique, Violet Chachki, Yvie Oddly! Presented by Voss Events in collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1.


  • The Black Keys: “Let’s Rock” TourNovember 13
    Frank Erwin Center 1701 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 The Black Keys announced their extensive, thirty-one-date arena tour of North America. The “Let’s Rock” Tour will hit cities including Chicago, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, and includes a stop at the Frank Erwin Center on Nov. 13. Special guests Modest Mouse and Shannon & The Clams, will provide support.


  • UTOPiafestNovember 14- November 16
    Reveille Peak Ranch 105 Co Rd 114, Burnet, TX 78611 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 Sir Woman, Utopia Players, The Nth Power, Brownout, Son Volt, Shakey Graves, and more!


  • Austin International Drag FestivalNovember 14- November 16
    Multiple Locations Austin, TX The 5th 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!


  • BROCKHAMPTON: Heaven Belongs To You TourNovember 15
    ACL Live 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701 BROCKHAMPTON is an American rap collective formed in San Marcos, Texas, in 2015 and currently based in California. Led by Kevin Abstract, Brockhampton formed partially through the online forum “KanyeToThe”, and are a boy band. Their diversity is what largely distinguishes their lyrics and sound. On July 18, 2019, Brockhampton officially announced their fifth album, “Ginger”, giving it a release date of August. On July 31, they released the first single for the album, titled “I Been Born Again”, along with a music video. Three more singles with accompanying music videos were released throughout August, leading up to Ginger’s release on August 23, 2019.


  • EAST Austin Studio TourNovember 16- November 17
    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.


  • Bloody Mary FestivalNovember 17
    Fair Market 1100 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702 From SOCO to East Austin, The Bloody Mary Liberation Party scoured ATX for the craftiest and most delicious Bloody Marys, calling the event the Sunday Funday Brunch Party! Sip on Austin’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys, created by the finest restaurants and bars around; eat yummy food and drink tastes from local companies; temp tattoos; photo ops and more! Restaurants participating are South Congress Cafe, Snooze, an AM Eatery, Z Tejas, Pitchfork Pretty, The Pickle House, Hillside Farmacy, Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning, The Bloody Buddy, 1934 BBQ, Big Bayou Bloody Mary Mix, Bloody Revolution, and Hill Country Distillers. Proceeds benefit the Boneshaker Project, helping keep local kids active and healthy.


  • Alessia Cara: The Pains of Growing TourNovember 19
    Bass Concert Hall 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712 2018’s “Best New Artist” Grammy Award Winning Canadian singer/songwriter and Def Jam Recordings artist Alessia Cara emerged onto the music scene in 2015 with her global anthem “Here.” A five-track EP, Four Pink Walls, soon followed before the release of the full-length certified platinum KNOW-IT-ALL. Alessia lent her voice to “How Far I’ll Go,” the official song for Disney’s animated film Moana, penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Her multi-platinum #1 hit single, “Scars to Your Beautiful,” is Cara’s gut-wrenching take on female identity, on body image, and deleterious behaviors in the name of beauty. “Stay” her #1 hit with Zedd has sold over 2 million copies and has been called the “Song of the Summer.” “1-800-273-8255,” her most recent #1 smash with Logic went platinum 5x, contributing to her 6 global smash hits and 8.5 billion streams worldwide. She was one of the most streamed new female artist of 2017.


  • A Christmas AffairNovember 20- November 24
    Community Impact Center 5330 Bluffstone Ln, Austin, TX 78759 Come out to The Junior League of Austin’s 44th annual A Christmas Affair! This year’s theme, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, celebrates Christmas spent with loved ones and captured the anticipation of The Junior League of Austin’s first Christmas in its new home, The Community Impact Center. 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!


  • Fall Creek Vineyard’s 40th AnniversaryNovember 21
    Fall Creek Vineyards 18059 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619 Fall Creek Vineyards and Bryan’s on 290 presents: Retrospective, celebrating Fall Creek Vineyard’s 40th anniversary! Join Fall Creek Vineyard’s and Bryan’s to celebrate their anniversary and the Texas Wine Month by wine tasting and eating a gourmet three-course dinner! Chef Bryan Gillenwater from Bryan’s on 290 will be providing a three-course dinner with pairings of their top-rated wines, including their first-ever limited-access 2012 Fall Creek GSM. It’s the perfect place to have a relaxing date night or a night to spend with friends!


  • Blue Genie Art BazaarNovember 22- 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!


  • Pfall Pfest Craft ShowNovember 23
    Pflugerville 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 23- November 24
    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.


  • Iowa Wild vs. Texas StarsNovember 26
    H-E-B Center at Cedar Park 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613 Texas Stars will begin their 11th season of play in the American Hockey League for their first of 67 games in the 2019-20 season! November 26 is H-E-B NIGHT: Save $5 off your ticket price by donating any H-E-B brand non-perishable food item at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park box office!



  • ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot November 28
    The Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 Join ThunderCloud Subs for their 29th 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 $350,000 (largest single donation ever from the proceeds of the ThunderCloud Subs TurkeyTrot), which brings the cumulative total raised for Caritas to nearly $3.8 million! This year, let’s try to beat that!


  • Austin Area Jazz FestivalNovember 29- November 30
    Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center 600 River St, Austin, TX 78701 Austin Area Jazz Festival specializes in bringing a diverse culture of art, music, and entertainment to the forefront. Their events showcase national and local musical lineups that continue to surpass even their own expectations! Each year they deliver events that not only entertain but also inspire generations of artists and fans. Through AAJF’s annual celebrations, they strive to build positive relationships with all of the artists who participate, and our community, all while putting on spectacular shows! The result is always a great show and a musical experience that is second to none!


  • Chuy’s Christmas ParadeNovember 30
    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 toys. The Operation Blue Santa Program will distribute all toys to another child just in time for the holidays.


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