November often slips away from us, sandwiched between Halloween and the holiday season, lost in a flurry of costumes, Thanksgiving dinners and gift shopping. But even with the frenzy, November is a wonderful time to travel. Check out these 13 events that are perfect for the fall months.
Autumn at the Arboretum
September 23-November 22
Visit Dallas’ renowned arboretum and pay special attention to the Pumpkin Village, which is creatively decorated with more than 90,000 pumpkins, squashes and gourds. This year’s theme is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and features re-imaginings of story settings and a real yellow brick road.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Shirk the comfort of your couch to see this classic parade live and in person! Enjoy balloons of your favorite characters, colorful floats, celebrity singers, talented students from across the country, and Broadway performances at this iconic celebration in the Big Apple.
Festival of Lights
November 24-January 6
Watch the holiday spirit light up the night at this magnificent, twinkling display in Riverside, CA. Attend the Switch-On Ceremony to kick off the fun, then hop into a whimsical horse drawn carriage or train. This captivating event is appropriate for adults and kids of all ages.
PA Bacon Fest
Go hog wild for this unique food festival featuring everyone’s favorite savory treat. Vote in cooking competitions, sample all types of bacon, let out your best squeal in the hog calling contest or just kick back in the Pigskin Lounge.
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
See Hawaii in a new way by delving into the history of Kona’s coffee culture. Watch the cooking contest and cupping competition and learn about the history behind the Big Island’s popular drink. Visitors can even pick coffee beans and bring them home to brew their very own cup.
San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival
Learn how to cook from the best chefs around as you sample a wide variety of cuisine. Sign up for a specialized program featuring your favorite food and drink or join everyone at the end of the festival for the Grand Tasting. Adults over 21 can indulge in quality wine, beers and spirits.
Sports & Fitness
Look on in awe as the world’s fastest thoroughbred horses race down the track. Fans love to get dressed to the nines for this event, so don’t be shy about donning a stylish suit, dress or fancy hat for the occasion.
New York City Marathon
Cheer runners on at every leg of the race by scoring the best viewing spots or following their progress by hopping on the subway. Opt for Grandstand Seating if you’re most interested in watching them triumphantly cross the finish line. If you’re going for the gold, check out registration and qualifying times for the 2018 marathon.
Root for your favorite college basketball team as the players compete for charity. This preseason game takes place at the famous Madison Square Garden, which means you can take plenty of time to explore New York City. Proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest
Watch talented performers in this international celebration of the history and continuing evolution of the hip hop dance style. Feel confident you can bust a move? Sign up for dance classes with the fantastic featured dancers.
The Texas Renaissance Festival
September 30-November 26
History buffs and fantastical folks, rejoice! Join in during the merriment of the nation’s largest renaissance festival, visited annually by more than 500,000 other guests. Take in the sights and sounds of countless performers, peruse 400 shoppes and even pitch your tent nearby so the festivities never end.
New York Comedy Festival
Belly laugh at the brilliant buffoonery of comedy’s biggest personalities. You can purchase tickets for venues all across the city. No matter whose show you pick, you’re in for a hysterical evening.
Capcom Pro Tour North American Finals
Watch the ultimate Street Fighter V champs duke it out on the big screen for even bigger bucks. Over 500 players are ready to throw down, but only one will be crowned champion.
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