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Austin’s Local Guide — November 2021
November weather in Austin is crisp and light, and there are things going on all around the city, both virtually and in person during this time.
Here’s a list of things to do in Austin in November:
September 17 – November 22
This annual exhibition is a community event that welcomes all guests to bring photos of their loved ones to add to a community Ofrenda and celebrate the lives of those we’ve lost. This exhibit is located downtown at the Mexic-Arte Museum.
November 5- November 7
This festival is one for the books and for those who love to indulge in great eats and drink. If you’re a foodie then the Austin Food and Wine Festival is a must. With vendors from around Texas and the country, there are dozens of dishes, drinks, and goodies to try for this three-day event at Auditorium Shores.
November 5 – November 14
Think Oktoberfest, but with Texas river vibes. Located near the Comal River in New Braunfels, Wurstfest is an annual celebration for friends and family to enjoy, beer, food, games, and carnival-like fun.
Austin’s Tequila Fest welcomes guests with a taste for all things agave. Whether that’s tequila, sotol, or mezcal, the fest keeps guests warm by featuring Tequila from Texas, Mexico, and around the world.
November 6 – November 21
This year EAST — East Austin Studio Tour and WEST — West Austin Studio Tour, combine for a three-weekend event throughout the city. This self-guided tour is hosted throughout many different venues around Austin and showcases different mediums from artists all around the area.
November 12 – November 14
Of Color presents its first Latino Art Weekend and features Latinx and Hispanic artists throughout Austin and the surrounding areas. The weekend-long event will take place along different venues on Austin’s East Side and will showcase art from a variety of Latino artists.
November 19 – December 24
A must for all local holiday shoppers, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar is an Austin classic. The holiday bazaar features vendors, merchants, and makers throughout Austin for you to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved one.
November 17 – November 21
This large five-day holiday market at Palmer Events Center is your one-stop-shop for all local holiday giving. With vendors, makers, and creatives from around Texas, the event benefits the Junior League of Austin.
Move over Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot is another Austin holiday favorite that benefits Caritas of Austin. As Texas’s largest 5-mile run, it brings together folks who want to give back this holiday season. The event takes place on Thanksgiving Day.
As originally published in Austin Local.