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®:

11/1/18 - 11/4/18
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 exterior
Historic Caswell House. Credit Healy Jesse.

11/1/18 - 11/7/18
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. For more than 35 years Christmas at Caswell has been raising funds to be distributed to local charities and non-profits through their grants program.

11/2/18 - 11/3/18
Dia de los Muertos
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
Honor the tradition of Dia de los Muertos at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center from November 2-3. This two-day celebration features tons of local musicians, dancers and artists, an altar exhibition, children's activities and crafts, face painting, food trucks and pan de muerto.

11/2/18 - 11/4/18
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.

11/2/18 - 11/11/18
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!

Bettyfest 2018
Historic Scoot Inn
Don't miss this celebration of comedy at Scoot Inn. The evening features a lineup of fierce lady comedy, including improv, sketch and stand up. Hosted by Carina Magyar and Roxy Castillo and headlined by Maggie Maye (CONAN, Last Call with Carson Daly).

Austin Powwow
Travis County Expo Center
Now in its 27th year and the largest of its kind in Texas, this festival features American Indian dancing, singing, arts & crafts and food.

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

11/3/18 - 11/4/18
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.

11/3/18 - 11/4/18
Fossil Fest
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

11/3/18 - 11/4/18
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.

11/6/18 - 11/14/18
Feminine Identities: A Winter Showcase
AFS CInema
The Austin Asian American Film Festival will screen a selection of 2018’s best Asian and Asian American films during Feminine Identities: A Winter Showcase, at AFS Cinema. Each film in this showcase explores various facets of Asian female identity. Selections include Cannes 2018 Best Screenplay winner "3 Faces," CAAMFest Centerpiece Documentary and Audience Award winner "Origin Story," Slamdance Official Selection "Fish Bones" and more.

East Austin Studio Tour 2016 2
Credit Madeline Harvey.

11/10/18 - 11/11/18 & 11/17/18 - 11/18/18
East Austin Studio Tour
Various Locations
More than 70 east-side studios open their doors for the public's viewing and purchasing pleasure.

11/13/18 - 11/18/18
Potted Potter
Paramount Theatre
Don't miss the show that takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between a Horcrux and a Hufflepuff, Potted Potter will make you roar with laughter. This brilliant family entertainment is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).

11/14/18 - 11/18/18
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!

Drag Queen performing at the Courtesy of the Austin International Drag Festival in Austin Texas
Courtesy of the Austin International Drag Foundation

11/15/18 - 11/18/18
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.

James Beard Foundation's Taste America Culinary Tour
W Austin
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.

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.

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

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.

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, kick off your Thanksgiving weekend with entertainment from top-tier jazz musicians, be wowed by talented visual artists and enjoy an extraordinary VIP wine tasting experience.

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.

Driskill Holiday Tree Lighting
Driskill Hotel
Kick off your holiday celebrations at the Driskill Hotel, with the annual lighting of The Driskill tree accompanied by the beautiful sounds of holiday music and caroling.