Things to do in Austin this Month

Fun activities and events happening all over town this month in Austin, TX! 

Austin visitors watch the Congress Bridge bats
 

November 2014

  • Nov 1 - Dia de los Muertos
  • Nov 1 - UT Longhorns vs. Texas Tech
  • Nov 1 & 2 - Formula 1 US Grand Prix
    People from all around the world come to Austin to enjoy races of all kinds at the Circuit of the Americas track near the Austin-Bergstrom airport.
  • Nov 2 - End Daylight Saving Time
  • Nov 4 - Election Day
  • Nov 6 - First Thursday
    Every First Thursday of the Month on South Congress, there is plenty to see, buy and eat for all ages. Many stores have special sales and snacks for their customers, and it's a great event for families!
  • Nov 6 - West End First Thursday
    Make the first Thursday of every month a night to spend at a gallery in the West End.
  • Nov 7-9 - Fun Fun Fun Fest
    A coexistence of all things punk, hardcore, indie, hip-hop and comedy all in one place for one weekend.
  • Nov 7-16 - Wurstfest
    The annual "Ten Day Salute to Sausage" (and beer) is a unique event celebrating German culture.
  • Nov 8 - UT Longhorns vs. West Virginia
  • Nov 8 - Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival
    Experience a day of American Indian dancing, singing, foor, and arts & crafts at the largest festival of its kind in Texas.
  • Nov 11 - Veterans Day
  • Nov 12 - Nerd Nite
    Gather at a 6th Street bar with your fellow nerds for drinks, conversation and fun.
  • Nov 13 - Movies In The Park
    Every year between May and November you can enjoy FREE films in Republic Square Park brought to you by the Austin Parks Foundation and Alamo Drafthouse! Bring chairs, blankets, pets and picnics and catch some classics!
  • Nov 15 - UT Longhorns vs. Oklahoma State
  • Nov 15-16 & 22-23 - East Austin Studio Tour
    For two weekends in November, Austin's most creative minds take over Austin's East Side to raise awareness about local art.
  • Nov TBD - Austin Chocolate Festival
    Did you have big dreams as a kid of becoming a chocolatier? Live out your chocolate fantasies and head over to the Norris Conference Center this year for the 7th Annual Chocolate Festival.
  • Nov 17 - Leonids Meteor Shower
  • Nov 19-23 - A Christmas Affair
    Every year the Austin Junior League invites more than 200 merchants to participate in the four-day holiday market. Get an early start on your holiday shopping while benefiting a few good causes.
  • Nov 23 - Empty Bowl Project
    In its 17th year, the Austin Empty Bowl Project provides a family-fun event the Sunday before Thanksgiving for you to pick a custom cermic bowl to fill with gourmet soups and breads to enjoy while listening to live music.
  • Nov 27 - Thanksgiving
  • Nov 27 - UT Longhorns vs. TCU
  • Nov 27 - Operation Turkey
    Operation Turkey and teams of local volunteers help to feed almost half of Austin's homeless and less fortunate every Thanksgiving
  • Nov 27 - Turkey Trot
    Hosted by Austin local business Thundercloud Subs, this annual Thanksgiving Day race has become a tradition to take part in for many families of Austin.
  • Nov 28 - East End Fourth Friday
    Enjoy a night of jazz and arts in the East End on the fourth Friday of every month.
  • Nov 28-December 24 - Blue Genie Art Bazaar
    Free admission to this event at The Marchesa Hall & Theatre at Lincoln Village! You can find just about anything amidst all of the cool and unusual things for sale.
  • Nov 29 - Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade
    Donate a toy or two and enjoy the Downtown parade filled with giant bablloons, floats, music and more.
 

October 2014

  • Oct 1 - Yoga in the Park
    Free yoga classes every Wednesday of October at Republic Square Park at noon!
  • October 1 - Yoga in the Park
    Free yoga classes every Wednesday of October at Republic Square Park at noon!
  • Oct 2 - First Thursday
    Every First Thursday of the Month on South Congress, there is plenty to see, buy and eat for all ages. Many stores have special sales and snacks for their customers, and it's a great event for families!
  • Oct 2 - West End First Thursday
    Make the first Thursday of every month a night to spend at a gallery in the West End.
  • Oct 3-5 - Austin City Limits Music Festival
    Festivalgoers enjoy 8 stages days of music, food, and art set against the dazzling downtown skyline. ACL Festival brings together over 130 musical acts of all genres from country to electronic to rock.
  • Oct 3-5 - Fredericksburg Oktoberfest
    It's that time of the year again. A time when dancing, eating and drinking as much as possible is a cultural must!
  • Oct 4 - UT Longhorns vs. Baylor
  • Oct 7 - National Night Out
    National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. Neighbors are invited to attend their event, meet other neighbors and commit to helping law enforcement reduce crime in their community.
  • Oct 8 - Nerd Nite
    Gather at a 6th Street bar with your fellow nerds for drinks, conversation and fun.
  • Oct 10-12 - Austin City Limits Music Festival
    Missed your chance to go to ACL the previous weekend? There's still time to check out one of the coolest music festivals in the country!
  • Oct 11 - UT Longhorns vs. Oklahoma
  • Oct 11-12 - Fall Plant Sale & Gardening Festival
    Enjoy a day of searching through hundreds of types of plants and seeds at the Lady Bird Wildflower Center. Children's activities, walks and tours will be available as well.
  • Oct 13 - Columbus Day
  • Oct 18 - UT Longhorns vs. Iowa State
  • Oct 18 - Dia de los Muertos Viva la Vida Fest
    Enjoy music and a free party outside of the Mexic-Arte Museum following the Dia de los Muertos parade.
  • Oct 18 - German-Texan Heritage Society Oktoberfest
    Music, food, kids activities and more at the German Free School to celebrate Oktoberfest.
  • Oct 22 - Film & Food Party
    Austinites love a good pairing of film and food! Both can be enjoyed at this event hosted by Austin Film Festival.
  • Oct 22-30 - Austin Film Festival
    Every October, the Austin Film Festival and Conference brings producers, agents and screenwriters together to showcase the best film talent in the nation.
  • Oct 24 - East End Fourth Friday
    Enjoy a night of jazz and arts in the East End on the fourth Friday of every month.
  • Oct 24-27 - Art Outside
    Head on out to Apache Pass in Rockdale, TX to experience this annual outdoor art show with whimsical art and musical treats.
  • Oct 25 - UT Longhorns vs. Kansas State
  • Oct 25-26 - Texas Book Festival
    Former first lady Laura Bush chairs this major book event at the state Capitol building. A wide variety of authors and speakers will be in attendance.
  • Oct 26 - UT Longhorns vs. TCU
  • Oct 27 - Goblins in the Garden
    Bring the kids to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to enjoy a Halloween party amidst the fall foliage.
  • Oct 29 - Movies in the Park
    Every year between May and November you can enjoy FREE films in Republic Square Park brought to you by the Austin Parks Foundation and Alamo Drafthouse! Bring chairs, blankets, pets and picnics and catch some classics!
  • Oct 31 - Halloween
  • Oct 31-Nov 2 - Formula One Austin Fan Fest
    Onnce the checkered flag is waved and the track is cleared, head downtown to continue the celebration of the finest racing technology, culture and entertainment.

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