Looking for an alternative to the traditional turkey?
Whether you want to get some exercise before you put on the extra pounds from all the turkey and stuffing, looking for healthier alternatives, need a place (other than your relative’s couch) to watch the big football game, or you want to get your live music fix, there are several Thanksgiving events in Austin to choose from. Whether you already live in Austin, or you’re thinking of moving to Austin, be sure to “like” us on Facebook to get more info about things to see and do in town.
Thanksgiving Farm Camp Reunion / Kids Farmer For A Day Camp
Wednesday, November 27 (all day)
Green Gates Farm
8310 Canoga Ave. | Austin, TX 78724
A condensed version of the farm’s weeklong sessions, where children get to explore the farm and assist farmers as they work in the fields and tend to livestock. Green Gate Farms, a certified organic farm, was established by Skip Connett and Erin Flynn in a blighted neighborhood in east Austin in 2006. Working off-farm jobs to fund their efforts, they restored a historical farm site to create a community resource for neighbors of all incomes.
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Eve
Wednesday, November 27 (all day)
1901 E. Cesar Chavez / 2414 – A South Lamar / 205 E. Rundberg Ln.
Featuring veggie turkey, mushroom gravy, yams with pineapple, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, fresh homestyle veggies, homemade tamales, and more. Mr. Natural is a natural foods restaurant, bakery, juice bar and health food store all rolled into one. Our award-winning vegetarian restaurant offers non-dairy, wheat-free, vegan or vegetarian food using all natural ingredients in unique Mexican vegetarian dishes.
J Black’s Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, November 27 / Thursday, November 28
710 W. Sixth Street | Austin, TX 78701
J Black’s will be celebrating Thanksgiving Eve with great drink specials and a live DJ, kicking off at 4 p.m. They will also be open Thanksgiving day starting at 3 p.m., showing the Cowboys vs Raiders game with sound ON! On both days, portions of the proceeds will benefit Mobile Loaves & Fishes.
2013 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 28 (morning)
The Long Center
701 W Riverside Dr. | Austin, TX 78704
The Thanksgiving Day family fun run includes a 5-mile run, a 1-mile walk and the Stepping Stone School Kids’ K. There will be live music provided by Mighty Mountain, trophies for participants and prizes for the children. The grand prize for the raffle this year will be a 2014 Honda Accord donated by First Texas Honda along with two bike packages from Mellow Johnny’s. All proceeds go to Caritas of Austin.
Braun Family Thanksgiving featuring Reckless Kelly
Friday, November 29
ACL Live at the Moody Theater
310 Willie Nelson Blvd. | Austin, TX 78701
Austin’s own Reckless Kelly return with their 8th studio album, “Long Night Moon” on September 3, 2013. The album is the follow-up to 2011’s Grammy Nominated “Good Luck & True Love,” which took home four Lone Star Music Awards, and sent three singles to #1 on Texas Radio. Produced by band members Willy & Cody Braun, along with Lead Guitarist David Abeyta, Long Night Moon was mixed by Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris), and features additional instrumentation from legendary steel guitar player Lloyd Maines, as well as Bukka Allen (piano, organ) and Jeff Plankenhorn (dobro).
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