As the air gets crisper and the days grow shorter, it's that time of the year again – a season of joy, gratitude, and celebration. The city is gearing up for a spectacular lineup of Thanksgiving events that are sure to cultivate a spirit of community and gratitude for residents and visitors alike. Here are some fun Thanksgiving events in Austin.

Thundercloud’s Turkey Trot

When: November 23
Where: The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Kick off your Thanksgiving Day with a bit of exercise and a lot of fun at the Turkey Trot Austin. This annual tradition features a 5-mile run, a 1-mile walk, and a kids' trot. Participants are encouraged to dress in creative Thanksgiving-themed costumes, adding a festive flair to the event.

Operation Turkey

When: November 23
Where: Various Locations around Austin

Give back to the local community this Thanksgiving! Head to one of the various locations across Austin/Central Texas on Thanksgiving morning to help prepare, package, and deliver meals to the homeless and less fortunate in and around Austin.

Thanksgiving Dinner

When: November 23
Where: Austin Restaurants

Skip the kitchen stress and savor the holiday spirit at one of Austin's diverse eateries. From food trucks with a Texan twist on traditional turkey to trendy restaurants offering a modern take on classic Thanksgiving fare, the options are as varied as the city itself.

Thanksgiving Brunch

When: November 23
Where: Hotel Viata, 320 South Capital of Texas Hwy, West Lake Hills

Experience a Thanksgiving Brunch like no other at Hotel Viata. They will be offering a delightful morning of culinary indulgence with their bountiful Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet. Registration required.

Friendsgiving "Friends" Trivia Night

When: November 27
Where: Easy Tiger

Celebrate Friendsgiving with some trivia from the legendary TV show, Friends! Get Chandler out of the box, invite Brad Pitt over, and get out the football, it’s going to be a Thanksgiving celebration you’ll never forget. Registration required.

Find more Thanksgiving events in Austin here.