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.

Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

The ridiculously funny Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival returns to Austin on April 10-21, 2024. Get ready to laugh along with your favorite comedians during the more than week long festivities! The festival is held at various venues around Downtown Austin, with headliners performing at the…

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Rodeo Austin 2025

Rodeo Austin returns to the Travis County Expo Center March 2025 as a full-blown family affair, boasting a thrilling lineup of ProRodeo events, livestock shows, daily concerts, carnival attractions and much more. The must-attend Austin event takes place daily, March 14-29, 2025. If you're planning…

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Galentine's Day in Austin, TX

Galentine's Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate the incredible friendships and bonds shared among girlfriends. And what better place to celebrate girlhood than in the vibrant city of Austin? From delectable brunch spots to serene parks and exciting entertainment venues, Austin offers a plethora…

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NASCAR Returns to Austin

Race fans will experience another thrilling weekend of NASCAR in Austin, Texas when the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), Xfinity Series (NXS) and CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (NCTS) return to Circuit of The Americas (COTA), March 22-24, 2024. The action-packed NASCAR at COTA tripleheader will Keep Austin Wheeled…

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Accessible Things to Do in Austin

Thanks to Austin's temperate Winters, mild Spring and Fall seasons and sunny Summers, visitors of all abilities will find a welcoming city and plenty of things to do all year round. This is your guide to the best places to visit in Austin, with limited discrimination and without the uncertainty…

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Where to See Holiday Lights in Austin

There are so many things that make the holiday season fun. Whether you're in town for a convention or to celebrate the season with loved ones, visiting one of Austin's spectacular light shows should be on the agenda. Here are some of the top places to check out holiday lights in Austin this winter…

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How to Experience Free Week 2025

Looking to shake off those post-holiday blues? Red River Cultural District’s Free Week has your cure. This year’s festivities will take place January 2025 and will feature a myriad of local bands in nearly 20 venues around the city. With so many performances to hear and venues to see, here’s an…

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2024 Austin Event Guide

Preview the fun to come in 2024 and mark your calendar with Austin's biggest festivals and events, from food to fine arts and, of course, live music. For dates and the latest updates about each event, please check visitaustin.org/events or visit the event's website. January 1/5-6/24 Free Week Red…

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Visiting Peppermint Parkway at COTA

This time of year Austin is dazzling with light displays and holiday cheer. During the holiday season, Circuit of The Americas transforms into a holiday extravaganza as it's lit up by millions of lights through a one mile driving route. Here's everything we know so far about the 2024 Peppermint…

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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Austin

2024 is quickly approaching, and Austin knows how to celebrate in style. From live music to exclusive dinners, Austin has a range of events so you and your loved ones can ring in the new year the right way. Check out some of the events we’ve highlighted so you can start planning your New Year’s Eve…

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