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.

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. Austin Visitor Center…

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Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend in Austin

During this time, the health and well-being of our local community and our visitors is vital. Travelers to Austin – and all destinations – should continue to observe the health recommendations of national, state and local public health officials, as they plan to travel, when they travel and when…

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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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Austin Festivals & Events in August 2020

Updated Aug 19, 2020 For the latest updates about the status of each event, please check each event's website. To learn more about local restrictions and closures, click here. Welcome to August in Austin where high temps mean refreshing natural swimming holes, unique cultural events, funky food…

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Festival Guide: Moontower Comedy Fest 2019

The beloved Moontower Comedy Festival returns to Austin April 24-27, 2019. Get ready to laugh along with your favorite comedians during the 4-day long festivities! The festival is held at various venues around downtown Austin, with headliners performing at the historic Paramount Theater and…

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2017 Austin Event Guide

Preview the fun to come in 2017 and mark your calendar with the city’s top events, from food to fine arts and of course, live music. JANUARY 1/1/17-1/8/17 Free Week Around Austin The first week of January might be the best time for a music fan to visit Austin. Why? Hundreds of Austin bands…

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