There's no shortage of festive, fall fun in Austin this November. Whether you're looking to experience the city's top culinary offerings, jump start your holiday shopping or just enjoy the gorgeous weather that Austin has to offer, get your holiday season into gear with these top events and things to do in the Live Music Capital of the World®:

Formula 1 drivers in action on the track at Circuit of The Americas in austin texas
Formula 1 USGP. Courtesy of Circuit of The Americas.

11/1/19 - 11/3/19
FORMULA 1 United States Grand Prix
Circuit of The Americas
International drivers will be in Austin this November to compete in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas track. This event promises three days of racing, camping, live music events and more.

11/1/19 - 11/10/19
New Braunfels, Texas
Here, you'll enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. It all happens at Wurstfest!

Austin Powwow
Travis County Expo Center
For more than 25 years the Austin Powwow is the largest of its kind in Texas, featuring American Indian dancing, singing, arts & crafts and food.

11/2/19 - 11/3/19
Austin Celtic Festival
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
This annual festival is also the largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas. The event is home to four stages of Irish, Scottish and Breton music, dance, sports, storytelling, workshops and more.

Child practicing with bow and arrow at Austin Celtic Festival in austin texas
Austin Celtic Festival 2017. Credit Donald Mason.

11/2/19 - 11/3/19
Fossil Fest
Old Settler's Heritage Association
Bring the kids to the 29th annual Fossil Fest to meet scientists, dig for fossils, check out specimens from around the world and participate in family-friendly workshops

11/2/19 - 11/3/19
Texas Monthly BBQ Festival
City Terrace at The Long Center
Now in its ninth year, this tasty festival only has four rules: muster as many of Texas' best BBQ joints as possible; have them serve up their specialties, side-by-side; let smoke and sauce fly for five intoxicating hours; and finally, let The People decide who made the best goods.

11/14/19 - 11/16/19
UTOPiAfest Down in the Oaks
Burnet, TX
What began as gathering of music lovers on a ranch, has evolved into a weekend of camping and live music featuring 35+ bands. Festival-goers will enjoy a curated culinary experience, a wine grove, a Texas craft beer garden, workshops, art installations and a kid zone for the little ones.

11/14/19 - 11/17/19
Austin International Drag Fest
Drag Village & Downtown Austin
Once again, Austin will become the center of the drag universe as hundreds of drag artists from all over the world descend upon the city to entertain thousands of drag fans. This is the crème de la crème of the drag world. Each artist will be displaying their greatest talents for your education and entertainment.

East Austin Studio Tour 2016 2
Credit Madeline Harvey.

11/16/19 - 11/17/19 & 11/23/19 - 11/24/19
East Austin Studio Tour
Various Locations
More than 70 east-side studios open their doors for the public's viewing and purchasing pleasure.

11/20/19 - 11/24/19
A Christmas Affair
Palmer Events Center
The Junior League of Austin's 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!

Turkey Trot
The Long Center
ThunderCloud Subs' annual 5-mile run/1-mile walk is a great way to work up a Thanksgiving-sized appetite. Compete with the best of Austin or bring the kids for a more relaxed holiday jog.

11/29/19 - 11/30/19
Austin Area Jazz Festival
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
Join the Austin Area Jazz Fest for a celebration of music, culture, diversity and the arts. With the breathtaking Austin skyline serving as a backdrop, discover entertainment from top-tier jazz musicians, be wowed by talented visual artists and enjoy an extraordinary VIP wine tasting experience.

People browsing at Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Blue Genie Art Bazaar. Credit Annie Winsett.

11/29/19 - 12/24/19
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Blue Genie Art Bazaar - 6100 Airport Blvd.
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a unique holiday art show held in Austin. Open again for more than 15 years, the free Bazaar features handmade artwork and gifts from more than 200 local and regional artists - with a portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish® Foundation.

11/29/19 - 11/30/19
Austin Area Jazz Festival
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center & Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
Join the Austin Area Jazz Festival for a celebration of music, culture, diversity and the arts. Enjoy entertainment from top-tier local and national jazz musicians, be wowed by talented visual artists and enjoy an extraordinary weekend of live music and fun.

Chuy's Christmas Parade
Congress Avenue
This spirited holiday parade features a procession of giant balloons, marching bands, vintage cars, celebrities and floats to usher in the season of giving.