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.

2023 Austin Event Guide

Preview the fun to come in 2023 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. Austin City Limits Music…

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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 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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Top 10 Sporting Events in Austin

Sports fans will find lots to love in Austin. Whether you want to catch the action of a Major League Soccer match, watch some of the top NASCAR racers in the country speed around the COTA track or get in the game yourself and run a marathon through the city, you’ll find it all here. We’ve listed…

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Austin Welcomes NASCAR at COTA

Race fans will experience another thrilling weekend of NASCAR in Austin, Texas when the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), Xfinity Series (NXS) and Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) return to Circuit of The Americas (COTA), March 25-27, 2022. Read on for more details about the weekend's full lineup of…

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F1 Returns to Austin's Circuit of The Americas

The Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix race returns to Austin, Texas in 2022 and is ready to welcome fans back, October 21-23, 2022, at Circuit of The Americas (COTA). Here's what you need to know before you go. Courtesy of Giant Noise. Live Music & Food The world’s premier motorsport series…

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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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