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.

F1 Returns to Austin's Circuit of The Americas

The Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix race returns to Austin, Texas in 2021 and is ready to welcome fans back, October 22-24, 2021, at Circuit of The Americas (COTA). Here's what you need to know before you go. Live Music & Food The world’s premier motorsport series will intertwine with a…

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Top Sports Events in Austin This Fall

If you’re in the market for unique, exciting sporting events in Austin, we have your go-to list with nine of the best sporting events and competitions this fall. Whether you are a visitor looking for a live, thrilling event to attend or a local with a hunger for action, look no further! Credit…

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NASCAR Rolls in to Austin

Race fans will have an experience like no other when NASCAR visits Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas for the first time, courtesy of Speedway Motorsports. The inaugural NASCAR at COTA race weekend will take place May 21-23, 2021 and feature four different racing series. “Our company is…

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2021 Austin Event Guide

Preview the fun to come in 2021 and mark your calendar with Austin's biggest events, from food to fine arts and of course, live music. For the latest updates about the status of each event, please check each event's website. Austin City Limits Music Festival. Credit Sara Marjorie. Music Events…

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Experiencing Circuit of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas, locally known as COTA, is regarded as one of the top venues in the United States for motorsports and entertainment. A purpose built venue specifically for Formula 1 racing, COTA also provides fans and visitors with interactive programming and activities from regular tours…

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Top Winter & Spring Sports Events in Austin

Looking for some live action events while you're in and around Austin? We have you covered with a selection of the top spring sports events to fit any budget that are perfect for the whole family! Banked Track TXRD. Credit Dave Idemoto, courtesy of Bullock Museum. 1/12/19 – 10/19/19 (select dates)…

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What To Know: X Games Austin 2016

X Games returns to Austin, Texas, for its third and final year at the Circuit of The Americas and features world-class action sports competition, concerts, interactive festivals and more. Let’s take a…

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X Games Austin 2014

Austin is known for doing things a little differently. Some might even call it weird. There is something unique to the Austin culture that keeps people coming back for more, and bringing an extreme…

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