Austin is a city for adventure seekers. Whether paddle boarding on Town Lake, checking out the local music scene, or eating at some of the best BBQ restaurants the state of Texas has to offer, Austin has something fun and exciting for everyone. Fall in the city is the perfect time to grab your friends and hit the eclectic streets of Capitol City. Here are the hottest happenings around town this month.
10/1/17-10/31/17: Texas Wine Month at Texas Hill Country
Head up to the Texas Wine Trail in the Hill Country for the 18th annual Texas Wine Month celebrations. Throughout the month of October, Texas Wine Trail is celebrating local vineyards with special events and tastings.
11/2/17-11/8/17: Christmas at The Caswell House
Since 1983, Christmas at the Caswell House has been an Austin community tradition hosted by The Austin Junior Forum. The historic home is transformed into a winter wonderland while raising funds that are distributed to local charities and non-profits through their grants program.
11/5/17: Texas Monthly BBQ Festival at City Terrace at the Long Center
The fourth annual BBQ festival celebrates Austin’s tastiest barbeque joints. Explore the restaurants featured on the Texas Monthly's latest top 10 in the state BBQ list with a festive weekend of cold beer, sweet treats, and, of course, the best brisket money can buy.
11/18/17: Chuy’s Christmas Parade at Congress Avenue
Chuy’s Christmas parade benefits Operation Blue Santa and event-goers are encouraged to bring new unwrapped toys to donate that will be distributed to a child in need just in time for the holidays. The event is filled with excitement from massive inflatable balloons, floats, and live music.
11/23/17: Turkey Trot at The Long Center
The 27th annual ThunderCloud Subs' 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 walk.