25 Things to do in Dallas this November

There is no time for being bored or staying inside on the weekends when an adventure awaits around every corner. With so much to do, your only question should be, “what's next?”

Posted on Oct 26, 2017 By Jamina Tribbett

1. Satisfy your taste buds with the best food in Dallas at Chefs for Farmers. This four-day event takes place in various locations Nov. 2-5, offering you the chance to feast on masterful cuisine while supporting local chefs and farmers.

2. Visit the Perot Museum and explore the new Journey to Space exhibit. If you have children, take them on an adventure after dark at the Journey to Space Sleepover on Nov. 3. Spend the night at the museum and have an out-of-this-world experience.

3. Crack open a few brews and enjoy unlimited street tacos at the 3rd annual Festicle at Braindead Brewing on Nov. 4.

4. Participate in the Dallas Bike Ride on Nov. 4. The 20-mile course is the only closed-road bike ride that gives you a chance to adventure around the Big D on two wheels.

5. Celebrate the full autumn moon at the Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival in Klyde Warren Park on Nov. 4. Enjoy Japanese music, dance, cultural activities and a picnic under the stars.

6. Attend the 12th annual Diwali Mela (Hindu Festival of Lights) at the Cotton Bowl on Nov. 4. It's the biggest Diwali in the U.S., featuring Bollywood stars, kids' activities, traditional food, vendors, fireworks, Ravan Dahn and more!

7. Get into the holiday spirit with the 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The outdoor exhibit opens on Nov. 4 and the night shows begin on Nov. 8. Bring the whole family and enjoy the displays with a cup of hot chocolate.

8. Immerse yourself in Texas culture and history at Texas Monthly's The Edge of Texas, presented by VisitDallas on Nov. 10-11. This two-day celebration features the state's best food, entertainment, and innovators for a total Texas experience.

9. Experience Dallas in art form at the Moving Cities exhibit in the African American Museum at Fair Park. The exhibit ends on Nov. 10, so see it before its gone!

10. Witness the best BBQ chefs throw down as they compete for smoked meat bragging rights at Meat Fight on Nov. 12 at the Longhorn Ballroom. Tickets sell out fast, so get them while you can!

11. Take part in the Trinity River Run on Nov. 12. The annual sunset half marathon and nighttime 10K and 5k bring together runners of all types to create unforgettable memories with breathtaking views.

12. Experience a unique culinary experience at Knife with its last Sunday Cinema of the year on Nov. 12. The restaurant will be showing "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover," followed by a culinary theme personally curated by celebrity chef John Tesar. 

13. Relieve some stress at Rescue Goat Yoga at the Dallas Farmers Market on Nov. 17. Enjoy outdoor yoga with a few friendly dwarf goats. Stick around for playtime with your new animal friends, adult beverages, live music and dinner from Rex's Seafood.

14. Head to Deep Ellum for the Oaktopia Festival at the Bomb Factory on Nov. 17-18. This two-day festival combines chart-topping and critically acclaimed music acts with art, events, vendors and activities. The musical lineup includes 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, Sabotage and many more.

15. Be the first to see the new Mourning a President exhibit at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The exhibit explores how a grieving nation paid respects to President John F. Kennedy after he was assassinated. The exhibit will open on Nov. 17 and run through Feb. 29.

16. Embrace the holiday season at the Dallas Zoo as it debuts its inaugural holiday celebration, Dallas Zoo Lights presented by Reliant. The zoo will transform to an evening winter wonderland with nearly one million twinkling lights beginning Nov. 17.

17. Take the kids to the Trains at NorthPark Center for wonderful holiday experience, beginning Nov. 18. The elaborate display features more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot configuration of tracks and scenes.

18. Meet Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the Team USA Winterfest on Nov. 18 at Klyde Warren Park. Visit the S'mores mobile truck for a tasty treat and the Bobsled Boomerang to test your bobsledding skills. This free event has fun for the whole family.

19. Get your chili fix at the Texas Chili Fest on Nov. 19 in the parking lot of the Granada Theater. Dig into this seasonal staple from over 10 of DFW's most beloved restaurants, jam to live music and enjoy games and activities.

20. Enjoy a holiday classic performance of The Nutcracker performed by the Texas Ballet Theater at the AT&T Stadium Performing Arts Center. You can see the show as the every weekend from Nov. 24 to Dec. 3.

21. Race around downtown Dallas at the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day! The Trot includes the choice of an eight-mile distance and a 5k Fun Run/Walk. Even if you're not a runner, there are still fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

22. Attend a concert at the American Airlines Center. The November lineup includes Jay-Z, Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons. The AAC is also hosting a Jingle Ball concert on Nov. 28 that will feature Kesha, The Chainsmokers, Camila Cabello and more!

23. You have four chances this month to see the Cowboys in action at the AT&T Stadium as they play against the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Chargers and Washington Redskins.

24. It's the last month to see Autumn at the Arboretum. With over 90,000 pumpkins and this year's "Wonderful World of Oz" themed displays, it's a great way to celebrate the season. Autumn at the Arboretum ends on Nov. 22.

25. Scout the Holiday B&G sets that will be presented this month at the Galleria, Centennial Hall at Fair Park and the Omni.

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