🗓 All weekend
Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.
11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway
We all have those cravings for an amazing butter chicken or some authentic dosas with coconut chutney, but when I was thinking about where I wanted to go to satisfy my taste buds I realized that my list of great Indian food around Austin was surprisingly short. After doing some research and asking around, here is your list of the best Indian restaurants around town.
This restaurant claims to have the most authentic South Indian food, and from what I've heard, the claims might be true! Their menu features the traditional South Indian dishes of Idlis, Vadas, a variety of Dosas, and more.
If you're looking for an Indian and Tex-Mex fusion cozy restaurant, then look no further! Nasha on East 7th Street prides itself on its specialty margaritas, Tikka con Queso, Biryani, and more creative dishes!
Austin Chai Wala - (Food Truck)
Dosa Shack - (Food Truck)This little food truck on Burnet focuses on keeping the authentic South Indian Dosa recipe while embracing modern twists. Check out their menu offering signature dosas, street bites like Samosas, and their original "Doffles", dosa waffle sweet bites.
One of the best parts of the Austin area is the opportunity to take in nature and immerse yourself in the outdoors. This serves as the inspiration for the next Savor the Outdoors dinner, taking place at McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Delight in Texas fine dining cuisine while taking in views of the Colorado River, and stargazing. Tickets priced at $125.00.
5:30 - 8 p.m. | 📍 McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1884 State Highway 71 West, Cedar Creek, TX, 78612
🗓 All weekend
Whether you call yourself a book nerd or enjoy the occasional good book, you won't want to miss the 27th annual Texas Book Festival this weekend. The Festival will take place in and around the State Capitol in downtown Austin. The event is is FREE and open to the public, featuring nearly 300 authors of the year's best books across all ages and genres.
If you're more interested in the nightlife events of the festival, check out the Festival Lit-Crawl, a series of free events at various locations around the city that include Trivia Nights, Happy Hours, and more.
Saturday, 10 a.m - 5 p.m, Sunday 11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Texas State Capitol (click here for festival map)
Looking for a mini roadtrip and a fun cultural festival to partake in? Stop by New Braunfels for their annual German celebration! The two week long event launches this weekend, and will feature good food, great beer, and live music and games for everyone.
Friday Nov 4th 4 p.m. - Sunday Nov 13th 10 p.m | 📍Wurstfest Grounds - 178 Landa Park Drive
Enjoy signature artisan bites and sips and samples of delicious wine and spirits this weekend. The festival features a fire pit with fresh BBQ, German beers and delicacies, creative tacos, and more from the top chefs around the country. The festival runs Saturday and Sunday afternoons, with a separate Friday night kickoff event.
Friday - Sunday | 📍Auditorium Shores
Check out the Witches Market this weekend with vendors specializing in spiritual and tarot card reading, herbs, handcrafted art products, and more! If you're in the mood to Keep Austin Weird, this is the place to be.
11:00 a.m - 4 p.m | 📍701 E 53rd St. ATX 78758
Titos Shorties Classic* SOLD OUT
Tito's Vodka presents the second annual Shorties Classic, where 4 PGA tour professional golfers, Joel Dahmen, Harry Higgs, Keith Mitchell, and Beau Hossler, will play an energetic special round of golf called "Skins". For every point won Titos will donate $10,000 to the players' chosen charities. The event includes sports broadcaster commentary and is sure to be a memorable one.
2 p.m - 5:30 p.m | 📍Butler Pitch & Putt 201 Lee Barton Drive Austin, TX 78704
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