- November 16, 2020

Free Fun in Austin – Events Happening November 16 Through 22, 2020

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Looking for some FREE fun happening in November? Look no further. Here are some of the best events happening in the Austin area this week.

This list contains a mix of family-friendly and adult focused events.

Free Austin Events Happening November 16 through 22

Holiday Walk-Thru Photo Experience
Happening All Week | Various Locations | Domain Northside
Visit the Domain Northside for a Holiday Walk-Thru Photo Experience, sponsored by Capital One Café! Starting Friday, November 13, safely get into the holiday spirit with our new holiday decorations, located at various spots around the center. AND: when you post your photos to Instagram, you’ll be entered-to-win sweets and treats from Sprinkles and Starbucks. Masks are required for all guests at NORTHSIDE. Embrace social distancing. Happy Holidays and stay safe y’all!

Santa’s Wonderland
Happening All Week | Various Times | Bass Pro Shop
200 Bass Pro Drive, Round Rock & Cabela’s, 15570 S IH 35 Frontage Road, Buda
By popular demand they continues the tradition in a safe and responsible way. Advance reservations are required in all locations and can go quickly. Reserving is easy and free. Families who visit Santa receive a free 4×6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free shareable video when you provide your email address. Additional photo packages are also available for purchase and print instantly at the store. During your visit, families can mail their letter to Santa and bring home free holiday craft activity kits while supplies last. Families can also enjoy the amazing aquariums and wildlife displays found in every Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s store.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar
Happening All Week | From 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. | 6100 Airport Boulevard
This year the Blue Genie Art Bazaar might look a little different but they’re still providing the same amazing products. It’s a great spot to pickup gifts for your loved ones (or yourself). This year you can shop in-store, shop online and have it shipped or pick it up, shop via personal shopper, or even book a private shopping experience.

Drive-By Creek Show
Happening All Week | From 6 to 10 p.m. Nightly | 500 East 12th Street

From November 16 through 22, Waterloo Park’s signature Moody Amphitheater will be illuminated nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. in honor of our beloved annual event, Creek Show.In anticipation of Waterloo Park opening next spring, we are thrilled to invite you to drive along Red River St., between 12th St. and 15th St., to view the illuminated Moody Amphitheater and get a sneak peek at the park’s incredible progress.

Vista Brewing Presents: “Live on the Lawn
Thursday, November 19 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria
Join on the lawn in the Central Plaza for an outdoor, open-air and family-friendly songwriter series to help us get through COVID-19 together with live music. Pick up beer, wine, cider, non-alcoholic beverages and farm-fresh snacks from Vista Brewing’s Pop-Up Beer Garden, located right on the Central Plaza. Bring your own chair or blanket and hang out on the lawn.Masks are required when not seated at your table or picnic area. Please maintain social distance from other guests. Upcoming shows: 11/1 – Aubrey Hays, 11/5 – Christopher Cody Meacham, 11/ 6 – Mitch Chandler & Alex Browne, 11/7 – Parker Chapin, 11/8 – Deer Fellow, 11/12 – Billy Broome & Adam Johnson, 11/13 – Willy McGee, 11/14 – Jeremy Slemenda, 11/15 – Andre Hayward/Jon Klekman, 11/19 – Gus Miller

Lakeway Trail of Lights
Friday, November 20 & On | From 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Nightly

One of Lakeway’s most cherished traditions is the Trail of Lights! They request that you please follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask when appropriate. Friendly reminder, please limit your groups to less than 10 people. Access the trail from the lower level of the parking lot at the Lakeway Activity Center (105 Cross Creek) or by parking behind City Hall (1102 Lohmans Crossing at the corner of Lohmans and Sailmaster). Handicapped and stroller access is available from City Hall by following the sidewalk nearest the dumpster cage, around the building to the back. There is no charge to park or to attend. For details regarding this attraction, click here. For more information, please call 512-314-7532.

Live Music on the Lawn
Friday, November 20 | From 5 to 7 p.m. | The Lawn at the Arboretum, 10000 Research Boulevard

Listen to live music every Friday night at The Arboretum. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and loved ones and enjoy!

Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights”
Friday, November 20 | From 7 to 9 p.m. | Vista Brewing, 13551 FM 150 Driftwood
Friday Night Songwriter Series at Vista Brewing in Driftwood. Voluntary $5 suggested donation supports local musicians and HAAM. Masks are required when not seated at your table or picnic area. Reservations are required to enjoy the Vista Beer Garden and live music. Please visit www.vistabrewingtx.com  for the latest COVID-19 policies, to make a reservation and view our food & beverage menu. Upcoming Shows: 11/6 – Sophia Johnson, 11/13 – Parker Chapin, 11/20 – Christopher Cody Meacham. All ages. Weather Permitting.

Saturday, November 21 |From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. | The Lawn at the Arboretum, 10000 Research Boulevard

Find Your Fit on The Lawn with us and our friends from Club Pilates for a pilates pump class. Price: FREE! Please bring a mat and water with you. Please wear your mask when coming to the class and leaving.

Farmers Market at Mueller
Sunday, November 22 | From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | 4209 Airport Boulevard

Join lakeside to sip, stroll, and shop local food! Voted Austin’s favorite farmers’ market via Austin Chronicle for the past six years and counting, TFM at Mueller is a family and local fave every Sunday to peruse, eat, and enjoy fresh vegetables and artisan foods from local vendors and farmers.

Vista Brewing Presents: “Live Music Under the Oaks”
Sunday, November 22 | from 4 to 6 p.m. | Vista Brewing, 13551 FM 150 Driftwood
A socially-distanced, outdoor weekly concert series to help get through COVID-19 together with live music. Join outside in the beer garden every Sunday afternoon for “Live Music Under the Oaks!” Masks are required when not seated at your table or picnic area. Reservations are required to enjoy the Vista Beer Garden and live music. Visit www.vistabrewingtx.com  for the latest COVID-19 policies, to make a reservation and view our food & beverage menu. Free Admission. Weather Permitting.
Upcoming Shows: 11/1 – Buffalo Gals, 11/8 – Stone Wheels Duo, 11/15 – Aubrey Hays, 11/22 – Gus Miller, 11/29 – Hot Texas Swing Band Duo

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Featured photo via Waterloo Greenway on Facebook.