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What's up in Austin - November 2016

Kristen Williams

Kristen is founder & leader of The Williams Team and has made us a top team in Keller Williams #1 worldwide office...

Kristen is founder & leader of The Williams Team and has made us a top team in Keller Williams #1 worldwide office...

Feb 8 4 minutes read

Thankful to live in a city with events around every corner.

Get your family ready for the holiday season with cultural festivals and craft fairs! Enjoy the crisp weather and leaf-covered ground with this curated list of events around Austin in November 2016.

Here's "What's up in Austin":

2016 U.S. Vintage National Championships -Circuit of The AmericasTM

Watch over 400 of the craziest, most charismatic and passionate competitors test iconic racing machines on COTA's state-of-the-art track.

Christmas at the Caswell House - The Caswell House

The Austin Junior Forum transforms the historic Caswell House into a winter wonderland, all for a great cause.

Sound on Sound Festival - Sherwood Forest

Sound on Sound is Austin's newest progressive music festival with three days of music by local, national and international touring indie rock, hip hop, punk, and dance acts.

Austin Powwow - Travis County Expo Center

Austin Powwow festival features American Indian dancing, singing, arts & crafts, and food.

Texas Book Festival - Texas State Capitol Building

More than 40,000 book lovers of all ages attend the Texas Book Festival to 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 - Fiesta Gardens

The Austin Celtic Festival is home to four stages of Irish, Scottish and Breton music, dance, sports, storytelling, and workshops.

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East Austin Studio Tour - Various Locations

More than 70 Eastside 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!

Art From the Streets Show & Sale - Austin Convention Center

Shop original works and help continue the efforts of AFTS to provide a safe, creative space for homeless and formerly homeless local artists. Profits go to the artists.

Fossil Fest - Old Settler's Heritage Association

Bring the kids to meet scientists, dig for fossils, check out specimens from around the world and participate in family-friendly workshops.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar - The Marchesa Hall & Theatre

The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a unique holiday art show that features handmade artwork and gifts from more than 200 local and regional artists - with a portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish® Foundation.

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.

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.

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