Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
Get outside and explore the many wide-open spaces that are perfect for mixing and mingling in the city limits. Savor the flavors of the city and the entire state at the Austin Food & Wine Festival or watch a family-friendly flick under the stars at Mueller Lake Park. Here are the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full listing of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, November 3
CultureMap presents The Tailgate
Don’t miss the newest signature event series from CultureMap. Embrace and celebrate the Texas tailgating lifestyle with an elevated experience complete with game day-inspired activities, entrainment, crafted bites, signature cocktails, and more at Distribution Hall. For a full list of participating restaurants and chefs, and to purchase tickets, check out the event website.
Friday, November 4
11th Annual Austin Food & Wine Festival
The city’s premier food festival returns with a three-day schedule packed with food, wine, and spirits celebrations. Attendees to the foodie-approved fun will enjoy engaging cooking demonstrations, culinary conversations, signature dish samples, beverage tastings, live music, and more. For a full schedule of events and to purchase passes, visit the festival website.
Austin Parks Foundation presents Movies in The Park: Luca
Settle in on the lawn at Mueller Lake Park and enjoy a family-friendly movie night featuring Disney and Pixar’s original feature film Luca. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets for a more relaxing viewing experience. Dogs are welcome, and admission to the screening is free.
Saturday, November 5
Texas Book Festival
The two-day schedule includes panel discussions, book signings, author readings, family activities, food vendors, and more. This year’s featured authors include Omar Epps, Janet Evanovich, Anand Giridharadas, Gabino Iglesias, Margo Price, Rebecca Roanhorse, and many others. For a full list of authors and more event information, go to the festival website.
20th Annual Travis Heights Art Trail
Explore the historic and artful Travis Heights neighborhood in the spirit of philanthropy. The two-day, walkable tour will feature creations from more than 35 Austin artists and local nonprofits including Art From the Streets and Adventures Academy. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.