November: Thanksgiving and More

November is when the festive season starts to get into full swing — Halloween is past, Thanksgiving is coming and Christmas is right over the horizon. Take a look at a few of the best events coming up this fall.


Live in the Vineyard

Nov Dates TBD

A three-day festival celebrates renowned and up-and-coming songwriters, such as Diane Warren (“If I Could Turn Back Time”/Cher, “Because You Loved Me”/Celine Dion), Justin Tranter (“Believer”/Imagine Dragons, “Sorry”/Justin Bieber, “Cake By The Ocean”/DNCE), and artists Alec Benjamin, Jax, JP Saxe, and many more, at music and wine paired events around Napa.

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Annual Wine & Food Affair

Nov 4–5

Forty wineries on Sonoma’s Wine Road fling open their doors to a weekend’s worth of events and tastings, including a barbecue at Viszlay Vineyards and a cabernet library tasting at sunset with the winemaker at West Wines. 

Vivalon’s Masquerade Soirée

Nov Dates TBD

A costume or black-tie optional ball features circus acts and cabaret performances, a live auction, a seated dinner from Stacy Scott Catering, and a Fund-a-Mission to help Vivalon provide meals and other safety net services for older adults in Marin County.

Turkey Trot

Nov 24

On Thanksgiving Day, choose 5K, 10K or 1-mile lengths of a course that winds along Novato’s Ignacio Blvd before finishing at College of Marin’s Indian Valley campus and earn the afternoon’s big meal while supporting School Fuel, Novato’s education foundation.