November 2017

Crisp, colorful, and the kickoff to a busy season, November offers a variety of events that celebrate the beauty of autumn and the excitement of the upcoming holidays. From a film festival in Memphis to a candlelit tour of Mount Vernon in Alexandria, here’s what we’re looking forward to in some of our scouted cities in the coming month.

Alexandria, Virginia

On November 24th and 25th, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate will hold Mount Vernon by Candlelight. Visitors can get into the spirit for the approaching holiday season with a character-guided candlelit tour during which they will learn about holiday traditions from the 18th century. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Alexandria here.}

Baltimore, Maryland

Wine and shopping enthusiasts will not want to miss Vino in Vogue at Harbor East in Baltimore on November 4 from 12 to 4 p.m. Shoppers are invited to sample a variety of wines from experts at their sidewalk stations in between browsing boutiques and enjoying complimentary lite bites at the local retailers. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Baltimore here.}  

Dallas, Texas

On November 5th, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will host Sisters First: A Conversation with Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager. As the authors discuss their new book, those in the audience will have the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the former first daughters through their personal stories. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Dallas here.}

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

With a theme of “Pushing Beyond Your Comfort Zone,” the 2017 Women in Leadership Summit will take place at The Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole. The event is a major fundraiser for Womentum, a mentoring program for women in the business world, and the two-day symposium includes panel discussions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Jackson Hole here.}

Memphis, Tennessee

The 20th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival returns to the city on November 1st-6th, bringing filmmakers, actors, and indie film aficionados together. In addition to film screenings, festival goers can also enjoy the weekend block party which will feature talks with filmmakers, live music, and delicious fare courtesy of multiple food trucks. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Memphis here.}   

Miami, Florida

Drawing crowds of hundreds of thousands each year, the Miami Book Fair will take place this year from November 12th-19th when over 450 authors from around the world will descend on the city to discuss their work. Highlights include an appearance by former Vice President, Joe Biden, during which he will discuss his new memoir and  “The Kitchen” program, during which various cookbook authors will demonstrate how they make their recipes. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Miami here.}

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saturday, November 4th, the Children’s Cancer Research Fund will host Dawn of a Dream, its annual black tie gala, during which attendees will hear inspiring stories from patients and researchers, as well as enjoy a silent and live auction, a sit-down dinner, a bourbon tasting, and dancing. Now in its 37th year, this event is not to be missed. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Minneapolis here.}

Northwest Arkansas

Beginning on November 18th, The Lights of the Ozarks is the perfect event to get you in the holiday spirit. The Fayetteville Downtown Square will be illuminated with twinkling lights and attendees can enjoy carriage rides, hot chocolate, and festive holiday music in a winter wonderland-like setting. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Northwest Arkansas here.}