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®:
2017 U.S. Vintage National Championships
Circuit of The Americas
Old meets new in Austin when more than 400 competitors test iconic racing machines on COTA's state-of-the-art track! Come see some of the craziest, most charismatic and passionate racing to hit Circuit of The Americas this year.
Historic Caswell House. Credit Healy Jesse.
Christmas at the Caswell House
The Caswell House
Christmas at the Caswell House has been an Austin community tradition since 1983. The Austin Junior Forum transforms this historic home into a winter wonderland. Now in its 33rd year, Christmas at Caswell raises funds that are distributed to local charities and non-profits through our grants program.
James Beard Foundation's Taste America Culinary Tour
The James Beard Foundation's Taste America Culinary Tour is making its first-ever stop in Austin this November, celebrating the best of Austin dining. Local James Beard award winners and nominees will prepare a dinner and host the evening's reception. This is one culinary event you won't want to miss.
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!
Travis County Expo Center
Now in its 26th year and the largest of its kind in Texas, this festival features American Indian dancing, singing, arts & crafts and food.
Dia de los Muertos Concert
Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
The annual Dia de los Muertos concert features renowned recording artists in the Latin and Texas music industries. Enjoy Stubb's barbecue, cultural performances, art and fun for the whole family.
Courtesy of Texas Book Festival.
Texas Book Festival
Texas State Capitol Building
The Texas Book Festival has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts about 250 authors each year. More than 40,000 book lovers of all ages attend the Festival annually, enjoying readings, panel discussions, signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children's activities and exhibiting vendors from across the state.
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.
Old Settler's Heritage Association
Bring the kids to the 27th annual Fossil Fest to meet scientists, dig for fossils, check out specimens from around the world and participate in family-friendly workshops.
Texas Monthly BBQ Festival
City Terrace at The Long Center
Now in its fourth 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.
Credit Madeline Harvey.
East Austin Studio Tour
More than 70 east Austin studios open their doors for the public's viewing and purchasing pleasure.
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!
Chuy's Christmas Parade
This spirited holiday parade features a procession of giant balloons, marching bands, vintage cars, celebrities and floats to usher in the season of giving.
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.
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.