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.

Cabaret, Variety and Drag Shows in Austin

If you’re a fan of jaw-dropping performances, Austin is the place for you. At the nightclubs, coffee shops, dance halls, and all sorts of venues, extravagant lights and makeup create unforgettable experiences. Austin’s drag, burlesque, and variety shows all bring out magic, confidence and freedom of…

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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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Visiting the Paramount & State Theatres

Established in 1915, the historic Paramount Theatre has stood as a Congress Avenues staple for more than 100 years. Then in 1935 State Theatre, the first theatre in Austin specifically designed to screen movies, was built right next door. The duo shares year-round programming with over 550 events…

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50 Fun Things to Do in Austin

There’s truly something for everyone in Austin. Whether you’re looking for live music, must-see museums, authentic Texas cuisine, scenic outdoor adventures or family-friendly fun, our city offers it all. Here are 50 of the best things to do in Austin to kick-start your trip. 1. Try Austin’s favorite…

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Visiting Austin's ColdTowne Theatre

Austin is hilarious. Whether a visitor or a local, you don't have to be a comedic genius to get a kick out of the funny stuff going on around town. In addition to festivals such as the Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Austin boasts many locations where you can catch comedy year-round. A…

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Austin Comedians to Know

Part of what makes Austin so vibrant is its renowned comedy scene. From cool shows at The Velveeta Room and The Hideout Theatre to the annual Moontower Comedy Festival, Austin comedy is a force to be reckoned with. Check out this list of the many talented Austin comedians who bring smiles to our…

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More Austin Activities & Things to Do at Home

Just because we can’t travel or get out and explore Austin right now, doesn’t mean we can’t still treat ourselves to a little quarantine-staycation! Check out this ever-growing guide to Austin activities and things to do at home to help support our local businesses, musicians, museums and more…

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