Unique Events Across Texas: November 2023

Local festivities are a huge part of what makes our state a great place to explore! Whether you’re a native of one of these towns, you live nearby, or you’re looking to make your next Texas road trip even more exciting, there are so many events across Texas in November to choose from!

Click on the city’s event calendar (which is linked at the top of each bulleted list) for more information, ticket details (if applicable), and even MORE awesome events! And be sure to save this blog post so you can reference it next year!

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Seasonal Texas Events

By City


  • Austin Food & Wine Festival: This highly anticipated event brings together world-renowned chefs and sommeliers who guide attendees on a flavorful journey of culinary delights and fine wines. This year, the festival is more exciting than ever with a lineup featuring many renowned Texas chefs and a brand-new Texas food event. Tickets can be purchased online. November 4-5, 2023.
  • Texas Book Festival (free): This is one of the largest literary events in the nation! It will take place in downtown Austin at the State Capitol, featuring more than 300 celebrated and award-winning authors, along with presentations, panel discussions, and book signings. November 11-12, 2023.
  • 30th Annual Austin Powwow: At the Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival, the largest one-day powwow in the country, attendees can expect to see hundreds of Native American dancers and special presentations at the Travis County Expo Center. Tickets can be purchased online. November 18, 2023, at 9 AM.

Recurring Events

  • Words into Worlds (free): Witness the artistic bridge between written word and the stage in iconic American and British theatre productions at the Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin. This exhibit will merge visionary storytelling with tangible creative interpretations while offering insights into the theatrical process. Recurring weekly on Sunday & Tuesday (August 26 – December 31, 2023).
  • Boxed In (free): Step into the compelling world of “Boxed In,” an exhibition presented by the Dougherty Arts Center and artist, Jacob Guzman. At the Julia C. Butridge Gallery, you can explore powerful depictions of people of color and the daily struggles faced by the inner-city working class. Recurring weekly, Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (October 6th – November 4th, 2023).

Bay Area Houston

  • NASA Nutcracker Market (free admission): Step into an eclectic world of retail therapy and get ahead with your Christmas shopping this year. Santa will be at the event for photos with your little ones from 11AM to 1PM. November 11th, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Location: 3000 NASA Parkway, Houston TX, 77058
  • 6-foot Gingerbread House Reveal: The hotel lobby of South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center is transformed annually by resort chefs with a giant gingerbread house. This event is sure to be a winner for both children and adults alike. If you aren’t able to attend the opening ceremony, it’ll be on display through the holidays. November 16th, 2023, 4:00 PM.

Recurring Events

  • Sip & Shop Brunch Event: Indulge in a delightful afternoon of fashion, food, and fun at the 2023 Sip & Shop Brunch Event. This event offers the perfect opportunity for fashion enthusiasts to gather and enjoy a few hours of shopping and socializing. Monthly every 2nd Sunday through December from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Location: 2234 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX.
  • Thursday Wine Dinners: Indulge in a delightful culinary and wine experience at South Shore Harbour’s Thursday Wine Dinners, a popular series of events held every other month in Clear Lake. August 24, September 21, October 26, December 14, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


  • Mean Girls at Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts: Experience the magic of this hilarious Broadway musical about an innocent newbie who falls in with a trio of frenemies. Tickets range from $40 to $90 and are available online. November 4, 2023, at 2:00 PM
  • Museum Pub Crawl on Crockett Street: Prepare for a boozy historical experience in downtown Beaumont. The event will feature beer tastings, wine tastings, and food samples as guests explore the area’s local museums. Admission is priced at only $10. November 4, 2023

Recurring Events

  • Sip ‘n Shop at Cotton Creek Winery (free admission): Monthly on the 1st
  • Friday Teen Night at Jumping World: For $20, enjoy 4 hours of jump time at the local Trampoline Park. Explore the ninja course, watch a laser light show, and enjoy a slice of pizza. Plus, guests will receive a $5 game card! Weekly from 8:00 PM to 12 AM.
  • I-10 Flea Market (free admission): Explore a wide array of locally made items and antiques. Weekly on Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 8AM to 5PM. Location: 445 West Freeway (I-10, Vidor, TX)
Cattail Marsh


  • Children Games for the 175th Anniversary Celebration of Bellville: Join in the celebration of Bellville by bringing the kids for an exciting day of fun, games, live music, and an old time baseball game at Chelsey Park! November 4, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Be Well, Live Well Series – Session 5 (free admission): Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Austin County invites all seniors to take part in the “Be Well, Live Well Series” at H.O.A. Meals on Wheels in Sealy. This program is designed for seniors who enjoy independent living and want to thrive in it! Expect exciting food demonstrations and a whole lot more! November 17, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Recurring Events

  • Bellville Market Day and Farmers Market (free admission): Shop vendors and fresh, local goods like seasonal produce, meat, and more! Monthly on the 1st Saturday. Opens at 9am. Farmers Market is open until noon. Market is open until 4 PM. Note: The Market is not held in January, June, July, or August.


  • Family Fun Day at the Buggy Barn Museum: Embark on a nostalgic journey as you immerse yourself in a day at the Buggy Barn Museum and Pine-Moore Town. Enjoy classic, timeless entertainment featuring live music, thrilling mounted shooting, and the incredible talents of Dan Mink and Pistol Packin’ Paula. Don’t miss the chance to explore the museum’s collection of buggies and carriages with guided tours as well. November 4, 2023
  • Blanco Performing Arts Presents Stanton Street Duo: The Stanton Street Duo, a husband and wife duo from San Francisco, will debut at the Blanco Performing Arts. Their music style is Latin American, with a focus on tangos, boleros, choros, and zambas. Tickets are available online at $40 for adults and $10 for students. November 5, 2023, at 3:00 PM


  • Diva Night: Often referred to as “the best girls’ night out in downtown Boerne,” this exciting, annual shopping event celebrates the local community and its businesses. Participants can expect a night filled with shopping, food, drinks, and entertainment along the beautiful Main Street of Boerne. November 9, 2023, 5 PM to 9 PM.
  • Handmade Market: The market features more than 60 handmade-only vendors and is known to be the largest of its kind in South Texas. It offers a wide range of unique handcrafted items including jewelry, apparel, leather goods, toys, home decor, art, and handmade candles. In addition to shopping, there will also be a coffee bar, food trucks, craft classes, and a VIP night. Tickets can be purchased online. November 17-18, 2023.
  • Dickens on Main (free admission): This family-friendly event transforms Boerne’s historic Hill Country Mile into a vintage Christmas experience, complete with various holiday villages set up throughout the venue. Attendees can enjoy live music, food, shopping, and more! One of the highlights of Dickens on Main is the chance to meet some unexpected guests along the way. November 24-25, 2023.

Recurring Events

  • A Day at the Farm & Farmers Market (free admission): Spend time outside, shop, and hike the trails at Herff Farm. Special events vary, like classes or chances to volunteer with the Cibolo Center for Conservation. Weekly every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM
  • The Old Jail Museum Tours: Learn about Kendall County history inside this historic jailhouse that dates back to 1887. Tickets for visitors 10+ years old are just $5! Visitors under 10 will receive free admission. Weekly every Saturday.
Boerne Lake


Recurring Events

  • 2nd Sundays in Downtown Brownwood: Local businesses will be open and offering something unique and fun! Explore the charm of downtown Brownwood and enjoy food, drinks, and some shopping! Monthly every 2nd Sunday.

Future Events

  • The Happy Elf at the Brownwood Lyric Theatre: Embrace the Christmas spirit at the Brownwood Lyric Theatre in the heart of historic downtown. “The Happy Elf” is a musical comedy that tells the heartwarming story of Eubie the Elf, a delightful character with a mission to share the joy of Christmas throughout the charming town of Bluesville. Tickets are available online. December 8-17, 2023.
Women's clothing display


  • Mandala Workshop at DeGallery: Awaken your creativity and design one-of-a-kind ornaments at the “Point Your Saturday” Mandala Art Class. Tickets available online priced at $45 for adults and $25 for kids (8+). November 4, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Sedated, As If, Coaxial Wake Live at The Grand Stafford Theater: Come and unwind at the Grand Stafford Theater as the Ramones tribute band, Sedated plays for a live audience alongside two other groups. Coaxial Wake blends electronic and alternative rock, and As If plays versatile genre-spanning music. Tickets are available online for just $13. November 11, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
  • Pet Photos with Santa at The Stella Hotel: Book your festive pet portrait session at the Stella Hotel and create lasting holiday memories with Santa. November 28, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Recurring Events

  • Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market (free): Weekly every Saturday from 8 AM to noon.
  • Coffee Shop Social at POV by Pride Community Center (free): Visit with members and staff of the Pride Community Center while sipping on your favorite beverage at the POV Coffee House. Monthly on the 3rd Tuesday from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Click here for more 2023 Pride Month events.
  • Pop-up with Pure Barre at Lake Walk (free): Enjoy a sunset barre class monthly on the 4th Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Bring your yoga mat, towel, and water. Be sure to register online beforehand.
Pizza served at KinderHill Brew Lab


  • Light the Square Burnet: Come and join the annual “Light the Square” event in Burnet, where the stunning Christmas lights will be illuminated, kicking off the holiday season in style! Enjoy the enchanting sounds of Christmas music, savor hot cocoa, and take advantage of extended shopping hours at local stores. November 25, 2023, at 5:30 PM

Recurring Events

  • Bingo at the VFW: Head over to the VFW for a fun-filled Bingo night! The canteen is open to the public, offering a variety of beer and wine. Sales start at 5:15 PM, followed by Early Bird warm-ups at 6 PM, and regular Bingo at 7 PM. There will be 7 warm-up games and 10 regular games, with different prizes for each. Every Monday and Thursday.
  • Burnet Farmers & Crafts Market: Join in the fun at the Burnet Historic Square. Presented by the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners, this market offers a wide array of fresh produce, crafts, and artisan products. Come and support local vendors while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere. Weekly on Saturdays, May 6 – Nov. 18, 2023, from 9 AM to 1 PM


  • East Texas Fiber Festival: Canton’s East Texas Fiber Festival is a vibrant celebration of all things fiber arts, bringing together artisans, craft enthusiasts, and visitors to explore and appreciate the diverse world of textiles and fiber crafts. November 1011, 2023
  • Fall Harvest Market: This seasonal market at the Van Zandt County Courthouse features local food, fun activities, live music, and a vibrant vendor market. Choose from a selection of fresh produce, seasonal fruits, artisanal honey, local wines, and homemade baked goods. November 18, 2023, from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Recurring Events

  • First Monday Market Days (free admission): The largest flea market in the world! Monthly every first and last weekend (Thursdays through Sundays)
Display at First Monday Trade Days


  • Garrison Brothers Whiskey Dinner: License to Chill Bar & Cafe has teamed up with Garrison Brothers Distillery to offer a unique dining event where you can indulge in a five-course gourmet meal expertly matched with four of Garrison Brothers’ finest bourbon whiskeys. Tickets available online at $135 per person. A $50 deposit is required. November 9, 2023, from 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Conroe Conjuring: An Exciting Evening of Magic at the Historic Owen Theatre: Conroe Conjuring is a night full of comedy and magic featuring star magicians who have dazzled audiences on global cruise ships, comedy clubs, casino showrooms, and even network television specials. November 17-18, 2023, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Recurring Events

  • Trivia at B-52 Brewing (free admission): Weekly on Thursday at 7 PM
  • Main Street Market (free admission): Weekly on Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM
  • Sip ‘n Shop Stroll (free admission): Shop alongside live music, food, and libations. Monthly on the 4th Thursday at 5 PM
House made out of pumpkins

Corpus Christi

  • Lighting Ceremony of the Port Holiday Tree (free): Come and see the grand illumination of The Port of Corpus Christi’s Holiday Tree at La Retama Park. This festive event will include a live performance by 18 Hours, and an opportunity to take photos with Santa. November 3, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • Igor and the Red Elvises: Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a blend of funk rock, surf, rockabilly, reggae, folk rock, disco, and traditional Russian music by this Californian band, featuring special guests Matt Hole and the Hot Rod Gang, at the House of Rock. Tickets are priced at only $15. November 9, 2023, at 7:00 PM
  • 80s Vinyl Night (free): It’s time to celebrate the 8th anniversary of Hybrid Records! Come ready for an amazing after-party featuring DJ Jelloxshot spinning an all-vinyl set. Be sure to dress the part and dance the night away! November 24, 2023, doors open at 8:00 PM and the show starts at 9:00 PM

Recurring Events

  • Grow Local Farmers’ Market (free): Weekly on Wednesdays
  • Sunrise Yoga on the Deck at Water Dog Yoga, SUP & Barre: Take a sunrise Vinyasa class for all levels and ages. Weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
  • Third Thursday at the Art Museum of South Texas (free): Explore the museum, take part in art activities, shop from local vendors, and listen to live music. Monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Several people stand-up paddleboarding


  • Family Festival: MAKE! (free): Embrace the essence of creativity and various forms of “MAKING” during this enjoyable day of activities for the whole family at the Dallas Museum of Art. Enjoy art-making, interactive family tours, and captivating performances. There will also be an opportunity to connect with and craft alongside talented local artists. November 4, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • World Food Championships: The World Food Championships is the largest event in Food Sports. Watch as past event champions gather at Fair Park’s Centennial Hall to secure the title of Ultimate Food Champion and win thousands of dollars. Spectators can also enjoy delectable cuisine in various tasting sections and ticketed events. Tickets are $15 and available online. November 8, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
  • Women’s Health and Fitness Expo: Join the “Healthy for the Holidays” installment of the Women’s Health & Fitness Expo at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Dallas. Participants can enjoy fitness seminars, explore health and wellness exhibits, undergo health assessments, have the chance to win giveaways and much more! November 18, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Dallas Comedy Club Presents: Sri Raj: Sri Raj is an Indian-American stand-up comedian from Texas. His dynamic performance invites the audience on an entertaining journey through his life experiences, covering a wide range of topics, including family dynamics in the US, abroad, and even humorous stories unrelated to family matters. Tickets cost $25 and are available online. November 24, 2023, at 7:30 PM and 9.30 PM.

Recurring Events

  • Uptown & West Village Foodie Walk: This guided culinary adventure takes you through the trendy and vibrant Uptown Dallas area, including the West Village, known for its urban living, dining, and shopping scene. Weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays through December 31, 2023
Ride at the Texas State Fair


  • 2nd Annual Denison Arts & Jazz Festival (free admission): Grab your lawn chairs, relax, and enjoy a variety of jazz genres as you browse unique art vendors. November 18, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Denison on Ice: The outdoor holiday ice skating rink in downtown Denison will once again make its appearance this November. The rink has a canopy covering and skaters from across the region are welcome. November 18, 2023 – January 7, 2024.

Driftwood/Dripping Springs

  • Collaborative Art Mixer (free): Come for the first-ever artistic social mixer at Cordovan Art School. Connect with fellow artists and art enthusiasts and craft three unique art pieces. Enjoy some light snacks and refreshments during the event. November 4, 2023, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Sip and Shop Holiday Vibe Market (free parking & admission): Browse locally crafted artisan products to kickstart your holiday shopping. This event boasts over 50 local artists, creators, and skilled craftsmen. Enjoy delightful beverages from Dripping Springs Distilling, live musical performances, and food trucks, as well as an in-house kitchen. November 18, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Recurring Events

  • Live Music at Mercer Dancehall: Embark on a weekend getaway or an evening of live music and relaxation at Mercer Dancehall, nestled in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Join the fun every weekend for live music and the 2000 square-foot, wrap-around porch. Weekly every Saturday & Sunday.
  • Tavern Trivia at Suds Monkey: Put your knowledge to the test during Tavern Trivia. This is your chance to showcase your expertise on a wide range of topics in the welcoming and cozy atmosphere of their taproom. Every Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (through December 27, 2023)


  • Felcman’s Holiday Open House: Hosted by Felcman’s Ladies Shop and Gifts Dry Cleaners, indulge in a day brimming with discounts, delectable appetizers, and a generous dose of enjoyment. Get in on the excitement with raffles and enticing giveaways! November 17, 2023, from 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM


Future Events

  • Christmas Parade & Rudolph “Fun” Run: More information will become available on the Chamber of Commerce website as it becomes available. December 9, 2023

Recurring Events

  • Farmersville Market at the Onion Shed & City Hall (free admission): This event has been running since 2004 and features food and craft vendors, trails, and restaurants. Monthly (except January & October) on the 1st Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM.
Historic building in downtown Farmersville

Fort Worth

  • Far Out Feast: Come and join an enchanting night where Fort Worth’s most innovative culinary pair crafts an extraordinary feast that highlights the tastes and culinary delights from city eateries such as Maria’s Mexican Kitchen, Le Margot, F1 Smokehouse, and Cowboy Prime. There will also be a presentation of the Walter Kaufmann Lifetime Achievement Award. Tickets are available online for $195 per person. November 8, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Location: 306 W 7th Street
  • Storybook: Cinderella: At this family-friendly concert, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra breathes life into the story of Cinderella by performing beloved classical masterpieces! November 11, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.


  • Celebrity Softball Classic: The Celebrity Softball Classic is a co-ed event that unites professional athletes, musicians, actors from the film and television industry, reality TV personalities, celebrity veterans, fitness models, and many others for an evening of both competition and enjoyment. The event raises funds for veterans and will take place at Riders Field. Tickets are available online. November 4, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Mustang Sally Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show (free): Bring the whole family along to check out some hot rods and relish fantastic food. For just $20, you can also participate and vie for more than 70 awards, including 10 Best of Show accolades, 60 First Place honors, and various class awards. November 12, 2023. Registration will occur between 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM

Recurring Events

  • Frisco Starfest (free): Hang out with the Texas Astronomical Society and learn all about space. Check the hotline before you go by calling 214-800-6000. Monthly on the 2nd Saturday, 6 PM to 10:30 PM weather permitting.


  • Cookie Decorating Class with Incredible Cake Bakery: Discover the craft of using royal icing to decorate sugar cookies under the guidance of a skilled baker and artist from Incredible Cakes Bakery. Recommended for those over the age of 16, those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. The class will take place at the Galveston Arts Center. November 11, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Galveston Island International Festival (free): Hosted by the Galveston Children’s Museum and influenced by the book “Adventures with my Auntie” by Phylicia French, this family-friendly event offers a delightful array of food, music, dance, fashion, games, and opportunities to win prizes. November 18, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Christmas Tree Lighting at the Grand Galvez: This event takes place on the Centennial Green located at the hotel’s entrance. The festivities begin with Santa’s grand entrance, followed by the Galveston Ballet and the Galveston Symphony Brass Ensemble. The hotel’s magnificent 35-foot Christmas tree, adorned with thousands of twinkling lights, will then be illuminated in all its splendor. November 24, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Recurring Events

  • Rise Prohibition Brunch at Mob Bar: This local speakeasy will feature Sinatra, live jazz, and a menu full of themed food and drinks. Weekly every Sunday, 12 PM to 4 PM


  • Art Hop: Art enthusiasts can explore artworks in both the Georgetown Public Library and the Georgetown Art Center. You can easily “hop” across the square from one venue to the other and appreciate a wide range of creations made by artists from across Texas. October 6 to November 4, 2023

Recurring Events

  • Wolf Ranch Farmer’s Market (free admission): Weekly on Saturdays
  • Historic Courthouse Tours (free): Weekly on Fridays at 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM. Simply meet at the courthouse.
  • Thursday Taproom Trivia at the Barking Armadillo (free admission): Weekly on Thursdays
  • First Friday Ghost Tours: Explore the legends, haunts, and spirits of downtown Georgetown on this historically accurate, one hour ghost tour. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for members and students. Monthly every first Friday from 8 PM to 9 PM (through November 2023).
  • Live Music at the Library: The Georgetown Public Library hosts “Live Music at the Library” with seating limited to 200 attendees. These concerts are free and open to the public, and no longer require registration. Monthly every 3rd Sunday beginning at 2 PM
A red poppy in a field


  • 3rd Annual Dia de Los Muertos Festival (free admission): The festivities will take place at Sam Houston Park and will include live music, a parade procession, delicious concessions, and activities.
  • Concerts Under the Stars at Marriott Marquis Houston: During these nights of musical talent, enhanced by the gorgeous views from the rooftop of the Marriott Marquis, you’ll be treated to renditions of songs by Beyonce, Lizzo, and various other artists, all performed by the best entertainers in Houston. Tickets can be purchased online starting at $45. November 8, 2023, from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM.
  • Texas Renaissance Festival: Step back in time to the enchanting world of knights, jesters, and troubadours at the Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation’s largest Renaissance fair. Located in Todd Mission, Texas, just an hour north of Houston, you can expect full combat jousts, lively entertainment, delectable food, and unique shopping experiences. The festival will run every Saturday, Sunday, plus Thanksgiving Friday. See their website for tickets. October 7 to November 26, 2023

Recurring Events

  • First Saturday Arts Market (free admission): Monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Battleship TEXAS Dry Dock Tours: This 1 hour and 45-minute guided tour will immerse you in the sheer size and power of the world’s last dreadnought. Discover the ship’s rich history, construction, and ongoing preservation efforts. Weekly on Sunday (from September 10, 2023 through December 17, 2023).
Inside of Alice in Wonderland venue


  • Zanzenberg Music and Art Festival (free admission): Come and have fun with the whole family at the Art2Hearts Zanzenberg Music & Art Festival. Experience the excitement of a live band, food trucks, games, raffles, the chance to win prizes, a costume pet parade, and much more! November 4, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Friendsgiving Potluck: The holiday spirit isn’t complete without a traditional Friendsgiving! Come and enjoy a warm and welcoming potluck event at Off Main Brewing Tasting Room. Bring a dish to share. November 19, 2023, at 1:00 PM


  • Outdoor Adventure Expo! (free parking & admission): Come to Lake Casa Blanca State Park and explore the full range of activities available within the park, from archery and hiking to fishing and more. Ensure your access by securing your complimentary day pass up to a month in advance of this extraordinary occasion. November 4, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Disney On Ice Find Your Hero: Prepare to unveil the hero within as Disney On Ice makes its return to Laredo with a fresh and enchanting adventure designed for the entire family. Spectators will embark on a voyage through timeless stories, while understanding the real essence of heroism, as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and beloved Disney characters unite from across the Disney Kingdom to create magical moments for families. November 16-19, 2023

Recurring Events

  • LFS Film Club Fridays: Experience the magic of cinema with Laredo Film Society’s Film Club Fridays for an exciting movie night. The titles are kept secret, adding an element of surprise and excitement to the experience. For attendees who are 21 and over with valid ID, the event is BYOB. Monthly every 1st and 3rd Friday, from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM


  • Shop Small Passport Event: This is a great opportunity to support local businesses and find unique gifts this Holiday season! Participants can visit the 10 participating local businesses and get their passport stamped. Those who collect enough stamps are entered into a drawing for a chance to win “Guild Bucks” for a shopping spree. November 1-25, 2023.
  • Christmas Toy Train Village Display at Good Golly Miss Molly’s (free; donations are welcome): This display features a miniature train set up in a festive village scene, creating a magical atmosphere that appeals to both children and adults alike. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from November 24th-December 30th, 2023.
  • Christmas Lighting Ceremony at City Hall (free): The Livingston Christmas Lighting Ceremony is a much-anticipated event that marks the beginning of the holiday season in Livingston, Texas. This event transforms downtown Livingston into a festive wonderland, celebrating the sights and sounds of the holidays. November 21, 2023, at 6 PM.

Recurring Events

  • Livingston Farmers Market (free admission): The market will be hosted in Anniversary Park, conveniently located next to Melbos. You can expect an array of delightful products from local vendors, including fresh fruits, vegetables, artisanal crafts, and much more. Weekly every Saturday starting at 7:00 AM


  • King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb: In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the unearthing of the tomb of ancient Egypt’s most renowned ruler, step back in time and immerse yourself in the experiences of archaeologist Howard Carter and his team. “King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb” features recreated replicas of the pharaoh’s sacred and personal belongings, alongside artifacts from the era. Admission for the exhibition is $5 for adults and $4.50 for children. September 2 to November 26, 2023
  • Fundraising Car Show/Event: Texas Royalz will host a fundraiser in support of the Lubbock Cruz Azul Spartans, a local soccer team, to help in securing equipment and covering expenses for out-of-town tournaments. Come for an enjoyable day filled with a variety of activities, including food trucks, vendors, a car show, and more. November 11, 2023, from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Dirty Dancing in Concert: Watch the digitally remastered film, Dirty Dancing while a five-piece band and vocal performers deliver the songs in perfect harmony with the on-screen action. Afterward, stay for the encore party and keep the excitement alive by singing and dancing along with the band to your favorite tunes from the film. Tickets available online from $45. November 24, 2023, at 8:00 PM

Recurring Events

  • First Friday Art Trail in Lubbock Cultural District (free admission): A self-guided art tour complete with music, food trucks, and art from all over. Monthly on the 1st Friday


  • Courthouse Lighting Ceremony: This event marks the beginning of the city’s annual Wonderland of Lights Festival. There will also be local performances and special in-store events. November 22, 2023, at 5:30 PM.

Recurring Events

  • Second Saturdays (March through November): End your Saturday evening with live music, shopping, and a car show in downtown Marshall. Monthly on the 2nd Saturday, 5 PM to 9 PM
  • Market on the Square: Held in downtown Marshall from May to mid-September (and sometimes extended through December), this market offers a diverse array of homemade treats, heartfelt handicrafts, and live music. Every Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday from 7 AM to noon
Trees full of berries


  • Fashion For A Cause: The Love Life Foundation presents “Fashion for a Cause,” a charitable event designed to fulfil all your fashion needs while giving back to the less fortunate. The primary mission of the Love Life Foundation is to raise awareness about the hardships endured by children and to provide assistance to the organizations dedicated to offering solace and support to these young victims and their families. November 4, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Thanksgiving Art Camp: The focus of this camp is on fall and Thanksgiving for kids ages 6 to 12. Children will engage in creative activities such as crafting, baking, practicing stitching and weaving, adorning wooden birdhouses, artistic games, and more! Tickets are available online for $222. November 20-22, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily
  • Texas Recycles Day: Guests who bring a plastic bottle or a single-use plastic bag from any store get free admission, otherwise normal fees of $12 for adults and $9 for children and seniors apply. Engage with nature, discover seasonal exhibits like Dinosaurs Live! (currently open until 2/19/24), and explore the indoor exhibits at the Heard Natural Science Museum. November 24, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Recurring Events

  • Magic the Gathering: Get ready for an exciting evening at Magic the Gathering, a pre-release event for the new set “March of the Machine,” presented by Carpe Diem Comics. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, this event offers a chance to experience the latest set. Weekly on Friday from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sign in downtown McKinney

New Braunfels

  • Wurstfest: Wurstfest in New Braunfels is an annual German-style festival known for its celebration of sausage (wurst) and beer. Visitors can enjoy traditional Bavarian food, live music, dancing, and a lively, festive atmosphere that captures the spirit of German heritage. November 3 – 12, 2023
  • Santa’s Ranch: Bring your loved ones and enjoy one of the most spectacular holiday light displays in the state! Embark on a serene drive along more than a mile of meandering country lanes, savoring the breathtaking lights, lively Christmas exhibits, and indulging in delicious homemade hot cocoa, kettle corn, and delectable snacks. November 3 to December 31, 2023

Recurring Events

  • $4.99 Movies at Santikos: Enjoy all movies for just $4.99 on Tuesdays at the Santikos Entertainment in New Braunfels! Weekly every Tuesday.
  • New Braunfels Farmers Market (free): Krause’s Café hosts a farmers market all year-long, rain or shine. You’ll find locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, dairy products, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, fresh cheeses, wines, eggs, and more! Bring your kids and dogs along and make it a wonderful morning for the whole family. Every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Future Events

  • Christmas Market: December 7, 2023


  • Saturdays on Main (free): Explore downtown Palestine and all of its antique shops, boutiques, and restaurants. January 7 – November 4, 2023, on the 1st Saturday from 10 AM to 10 PM
  • Beethoven in Concert: Experience the exhilaration of Beethoven concertos performed on two pianos by Malcolm Liu and Jin Wu, accompanied by operatic selections presented by Rebecca Falconer. November 5, 2023, at 2:00 PM
  • Feast of Goodness at the First Methodist Church: The Feast of Goodness is an annual charitable luncheon event that coincides with election day. All funds raised during this event are directed towards supporting local charitable organizations in Palestine. November 7, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Montalba Fall Festival (free admission): This event features a barbeque, live music, a car show, a bounce house, face painting, and a Veterans Day parade. Vendors pay $35 for a booth. November 11, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Pancakes with Mrs. Claus: Jump out of bed and kickstart your day with a warm pancake breakfast alongside Mrs. Claus at Home Grill Steakhouse. Naturally, pajamas are encouraged! November 17, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Recurring Events

  • Palestine Trade Days (free): March 4 – December 2, 2023, on the 1st Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Palestine Farmers Market: March 25 – December 2, 2023, every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Curious Museum: Engage in fun and educational experiences at this hands-on museum, including a new exhibit! Admission is $8 for children under 18 and $10 for adults. Saturdays through December 30, 2023, 10 AM to 3 PM
Palestine train


  • Christmas in Paris: Troop 2, chartered by Calvary United Methodist Church, presents a classic Christmas bazaar the Saturday before Thanksgiving. November 18, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Recurring Events

  • Spring/Summer Farmers Market (free admission): Shop for fresh, local produce, coffee, crafts, and other goods from surrounding small businesses. Weekly every Saturday (starting May 6th), 8 AM to 1 PM
  • Paris Farmers and Artisan Market: This market offers a delightful experience with local farmers and artisans showcasing their products. Enjoy a variety of fresh produce, handmade crafts, and more in a vibrant and community-oriented setting. Weekly every Saturday between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Hot air balloon of an armadillo wearing a cowboy hat


  • Fall Market at Saloon Door West: Visit the Saloon Door West Fall Market and show your support for over 40 local vendors as you get a head start on your holiday shopping. Indulge in a local craft beer as you browse the offerings and enjoy a delectable meal from the freshly prepared menu at Saloon Door West. November 4, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Radiant Nature’s See The Garden Glow at Houston Botanic Garden: Over 50 grand Chinese lantern displays will be illuminated, featuring a magnificent 200-foot dragon and a majestic 12-foot peacock! You can visit Radiant Nature Friday through Sunday, as well as on specific weeknights before and after the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s holidays. Tickets are available online. November 17, 2023 to February 25, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Pearland Restaurant Weeks: A variety of local restaurants will be creating special menus for you to try in support of the Pearland Neighborhood Center, a social services center serving the residents of Northern Brazoria County. November 7 – 20, 2023
  • Pearland Country Music Showcase (free): You’re invited to bring your coolers and lawn chairs/blankets for this country concert featuring Voice contestant, Holly Tucker. November 13, 2023, from 4 PM to 6:30 PM

Recurring Events

  • Old Pearland Farmers Market: Purchase fresh, handmade goods from local vendors in benefit of a different community organization each month. Monthly on the 3rd Saturday, 9 AM to 1 PM


  • Finding Nemo Junior: The Courtyard Theatre presents “Finding Nemo Junior,” based on the plot from the classic movie, Finding Nemo. Tickets cost $18 and are available online. November 3, 2023, at 7:30 PM
  • Legacy West and Witty Kids Discovery Walks: Author Rebecca Clark brings her children’s book to life by creating an environment where children can use their creativity and explore their imaginations. Come along for a delightful morning of outdoor exploration, delving into imagination, exploring potential careers, and using chalk to bring ideas to life. November 11, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Lights on the Farm: Step into a charming winter wonderland with nearly two million festive lights and animated exhibits. Treats like popcorn, mini-donuts, hot cocoa, and s’mores will be served. Santa Claus will also be there! Children 2 years and younger can attend for free. At the gate, pricing is $3 extra. November 24-December 30, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Recurring Events

  • Red Tent Farmer’s Market at the Shops at Willow Bend: Weekly every Saturday
  • Monster Club Misadventures: Gather your squad and head to the clubhouse for an evening of mischief and monster lore like never before! Friday & Saturday nights through the end of 2023
Burger on a platter at Legacy Hall in Plano

Port Arthur

  • Cajun and Creole Acoustic Jam Session (free): Experience the rich heritage of Cajun and Creole at acoustic jam sessions where everyone is invited to join in the music-making. You can even bring your own instruments. The sessions will take place at the American Legion Hall in Nederland.