Austin Insider Blog

This blog, written and curated by Visit Austin staff, shares the things that visitors love and locals can't get enough of.

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival 2017

You might not believe it, but visitors come to Austin from all over to consume hundreds of gallons of hot sauce every summer! The annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival not only fires up taste buds, but serves as a major fundraiser for the Central Texas Food Bank, and has raised more than…

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Ai Weiwei in Austin

Considered one of the world’s most influential artists today, Ai Weiwei is a leading cultural figure of his generation and an artist of the times. His pieces question modern society, government and human rights with seemingly simplistic, yet politically powerful messages. His works are part of a…

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Austin for Music Lovers

Austin’s music roots run as long and deep as the history of Texas itself. Classic country music is revered here in the honky-tonks and dance halls (Willie Nelson owns an area ranch and holds a much-loved annual July 4 th country concert). But emerging artists representing a variety of musical styles…

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