Take a bit of time to enjoy one of these great Austin area events taking place in November before the busy holiday season is upon us.
Texas Monthly BBQ Festival
November 1: City Terrace at The Long Center
In its third year, this weekend festival only has four rules: muster as many of Texas’ best BBQ joint as possible, have them serve up their specialties, let smoke and sauce fly, and let the people decide who make the best goods. Get all the information here.
Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cook-Off
November 1: Old Settlers Park
Proving for more than 25 years that “regular” foods are just as tasty when prepared vegetarian. Check the event website so you don’t miss any details.
Christmas at the Caswell House
November 5 – 12: Caswell House
An Austin community tradition since 1983, the Austin Junior Forum transforms this historic home into a winter wonderland. Now in its 32nd year, this event raises funds that are distributed to local charities and non-profits through our grants program. Get the holiday season started with this festive event, get all the details here.
Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 6 – 8: Auditorium Shores
One of the most relaxed, creative, and pioneering festivals in music today, Fun Fun Fun Fest is custom booked for the most passionate, underground, and progressive musicians, comedians, and fans around the world. Check the schedule here so you don’t miss your favorite band.
November 6 – 15: New Braunfels, TX
Here you’ll enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides & games, German, Texas, & domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian style entertainment. Grab your lederhosen and head down to New Braunfels for this fun event!
Austin Celtic Festival
November 7 – 8: Fiesta Gardens
The largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas is returning for their 14th annual celebration. Four stages of Irish, Scottish and Breton music, dance, storytelling, workshops and more. Get your tickets here.
U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships
November 7 – 8: Circuit of the Americas
Old meets new when over 400 competitors test iconic racing machines on our state of the art track! Come see some of the craziest, most charismatic and passionate racing to hit Circuit of the Americas this year. Race over to get your tickets and find other event information here.
November 7: Toney Burger Activity Center and Stadium
The largest of its kind in Texas, this festival features American Indian dancing, singing, arts & crafts and food. Find more information here.
Ironman 70.3 Austin
November 8: Various Locations
Toney Burger Activity Center and Stadium Race in Texas’s capital of cool with one of the only indoor finishes on the Ironman circuit. The swim will begin on Decker Lake, the bike ride will loop through rolling Texas farmlands, and final run will end indoors at the Travis Country Expo Center. Registration is full but get all the details here so you can go cheer on the finishers!
November 14 – 15: Old Settler’s Heritage Association
Check out the specimens from around the world, and participate in fossil workshops. Bring your fossil brush and lets dig!
A Christmas Affair
November 18 – 22: Palmer Event Center
A Christmas Affair hosts approximately 200-vendors in a themed shopping extravaganza which includes parties, children’s events, a private shopping brunch, and the season’s biggest celebrity, Santa. By attending this event, you’ll be helping area children, get the details here.
November 26: The Long Center for the Performing Arts
ThunderCloud Subs 5-mile run/1-mile walk is a good way to work up a Thanksgiving appetite. Register the whole family for this event here, except maybe the person in charge of the turkey!
Chuy’s Christmas Parade
November 28: Congress Avenue
A procession of giant balloons, marching bands, vintage cars, celebrities and floats usher in the season of giving. Get your seat early so you don’t miss any of the holiday fun.
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
November 27 – December 24: The Marchesa Hall & Theatre
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a unique holiday art show held in Austin, Texas. The Bazaar features handmade artwork & gifts from over 200 local & regional artists – with a portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Find all the important details here.