We can hardly believe it’s November! We’re super excited, though, about how our calendars are ramping up with fantastic seasonal events that usher in the holiday season. Here are some of the events we’re most excited about that are taking place throughout the South. From legendary performers in concert to unusual arts festivals, there’s something for everyone! Enjoy your month!
15 Southern Events & Happenings: November 2016
November 1, 2016: Bob Dylan and His Band at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts — Louisville, KY
Bob Dylan, one of music’s legendary icons, has influenced and helped shaped American music and culture for over 50 years. He is bringing his talent to the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, November 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50. kentuckycenter.org
November 2, 2016: CMA Awards — Nashville, TN
Top country stars and their fans flock to Nashville each fall for the annual CMA Awards, now in its 49th year. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are hosting this event for the ninth time, and we can only hope that they keep coming back. Snag tickets, or tune in to ABC-TV at 8|7 p.m. central time, for the red carpet, performances and celebrations. cmaworld.com/cma-awards
November 3 & 4, 2016: Towne and Reese Semi-Annual Sample Sale — Charlotte, NC
We’re letting you in on a little secret with this one. The Towne and Reese Sample Sale is our favorite place to shop for Christmas gifts. You can find new and never-before-seen pieces from the Charlotte-based jewelry company for $10 or less. For more information click here.
November 3-6, 2016: Indian Festival and Pow-Wow — Atlanta, GA
Head to Stone Mountain Park and experience Native American Culture through dance, cooking, storytelling and more at this year’s Indian Festival and Pow-Wow! The four-day festival will begin Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will continue through Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance is free to Mountain Members and $15 to non-members. stonemountainpark.com
November 3-7, 2016: Fort Lauderdale Boat Show — Fort Lauderdale, FL
We may be heading into the winter months, but it’s the perfect time to start planning for warmer weather activities. Scout out your next water adventure at the 57th Annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Meet with builders and brokers, peruse a variety of watercraft, from canoes to superyachts and everything in between. Plus, take in a seminar or two and brush up on your docking skills, anchoring technique and more. Click here for details, including ticket pricing, registration and additional need-to-know information.
November 3-13, 2016: Charm City Fringe Festival — Baltimore, MD
Spend a day or two — or the entire 11 — exploring the exploding fringe theater scene in Baltimore during the 2016 Charm City Fringe Festival. The festival features more than 100 performances at nine venues in several Baltimore neighborhoods. Think everything from puppet shows to burlesque performances. Click here to learn more, plan your visit and purchase tickets.
November 4 & 5, 2016: Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend — Gulf Shores, AL
Take a break from the colder temperatures and venture out to the beach during the first week of November. The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend will take place in Gulf Shores this November 4 and 5, on the hip Hangout Festival grounds. Samplings of dozens of craft beers, oysters galore, live music, demos from chefs and brewmasters, a David Bowie tribute and so much more will create an unforgettable weekend! The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on November 4 and begin at 11 a.m. on November 5. Ticket prices range from $19 to $150, based on day and event. hangoutcookoff.com
November 5, 2016: Wine Down Main Street — Franklin, TN
Spend your evening in Williamson County at this premier wine-tasting event. With wines from around the globe, delicious food and live music, this is one November event you don’t want to miss. Participating stores will be open for business through the event, so prepare to shop. Restaurants will offer bites — come ready to eat. General admission tickets are $85. winedownmainstreet.com
November 14-20, 2016: Modern Handmade Memphis Christmas Pop-Up Shop — Memphis, TN
Head down to Main Street in Downtown Memphis for a holiday shopping extravaganza! Hosted by Handmade Memphis and the Memphis Etsy team, the month-long pop-up shop features local, handmade wares curated and displayed for your holiday shopping enjoyment. Find vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories, specialty foods items, home decor, bath and body products and more. Find details online at modernhandmadememphis.com
November 14, 2016: Carrie Underwood at the BJCC — Birmingham, AL
If you love Carrie Underwood, this concert is going to be marked in red on your calendar this month! Carrie will be at the BJCC November 14 at 7 p.m. performing her Storyteller Tour. From American Idol winner to beloved country princess, Carrie Underwood serves up soul-stirring vocals, incredible fashion and unforgettable staging for concerts that are always a must-see. Tickets start at just $44. ticketmaster.com
November 19 & 20, 2016: Heroes & Villains Fan Fest — Atlanta, GA
Make your way to the World Congress Center for the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, where you can immerse yourself in the good (or dark) side! Meet your favorite celebrities at exclusive panels and photo ops while you make your way through obstacles and games of skills testing your own super powers. General admission is $45 for Saturday, $35 for Sunday and $70 for the entire weekend. heroesfanfest.com/atlanta
November 19, 2016: Dolly Parton Live — Charlotte, NC
There’s no way we could not mention that the Queen of Country Music is coming to Charlotte this month. See Dolly preform at the Spectrum Center (formally Time Warner Cable Arena) on her Pure and Simple Tour. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information and tickets visit ticketmaster.com. Have you read the FACES of the South article we did on Dolly?
November 19, 2016: Music City Yoga Festival — Nashville, TN
During this day-long celebration of yoga, yogis will gather to practice everything from vinyasa to iyengar — taught by local yoga instructors. Additionally, there will be live music and a local marketplace. Tickets are $60 and proceeds support Small World Yoga, a Nashville non-profit with a vision to make yoga accessible to more people in the Nashville community. musiccityyogafestival.com
November 24, 2016: Thanksgiving Brunch at The Peabody — Memphis, TN
Leave the cooking to The Peabody’s excellent kitchen, which whips up both its special brunch fare and a traditional Thanksgiving feast in one event! This festive meal takes place on the hotel’s mezzanine — overlooking the Grand Lobby all decked out for the season. Brunch runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and costs $76 for adults and $22 for children 5 to 12, plus tax and gratuity. Reserve a table at (901) 529-4183. peabodymemphis.com
November 25, 2016: Light Up Louisville — Louisville, KY
For more than three decades, thousands of residents and visitors alike have been celebrating the start of the Christmas season. This year, Light Up Louisville, which is in its 35th year, will serve as the kickoff to Louisville’s Holiday in the City on Friday, November 25. For more information and a detailed schedule of events, click here: louisvillesholidayinthecity.com.
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