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.

10 Local Artists to Watch at SXSW 2020

Showcasing artists from more than 65 countries, SXSW Conference and Festivals offer 10 days of opportunities for visitors, industry attendees and locals to expand their music repertoires. While the SXSW Music Festival showcases 2,000+ artists (560+ of which are international), here are 10 of the…

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The Complete Austin, Texas Bucket List for Spring

Spring is almost here! And with it comes loads of outdoor fun in Austin. From picnics in the park to scenic swimming holes and awesome events, you’ll find that our town knows how to make the most of this sunshine season. Here are 12 fun things to do in spring for your Austin, Texas bucket list…

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Austin Events in February 2020

Planning a trip in February and looking for events and things to do in Austin? From food to film and coffee to culture, here are a few of our favorite Austin events in February to add to your list! Credit Ed Sparks, courtesy of the Austin Marathon. 2/1/20 - 2/29/20 Black History Month Various…

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January 2020 Events & Things to Do in Austin

Headed to Austin this January? Get your fill of live music, outdoor activities, cultural events and exhibits you won't find anywhere else! Here are our top events and exhibits this month: Credit Geoff Duncan. Through 1/20/20 Ice Skating On The Plaza at Whole Foods Whole Foods Lamar Spend an…

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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Austin

2020 is quickly approaching, and Austin knows how to celebrate in style. From live music and discos to family-friendly events, ATX 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…

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Visiting Austin's Trail of Lights

The holidays are here, and one of the best ways to celebrate in Austin is by visiting the city’s 55th Annual Trail of Lights. From December 10-23, 2019, Zilker Park transforms into a winter wonderland as it's lit up by more than 40 displays and nearly two million dazzling lights. This year, the…

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2020 Austin Event Guide

Preview the fun to come in 2020 and mark your calendar with Austin's biggest events, from food to fine arts and of course, live music. Credit Dave Mead. JANUARY 2020 1/20/20 Martin Luther King March and Festival Huston-Tillotson University Join the march from the MLK statue at the University of…

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December 2019 Top Events & Festivals

From art bazaars and festive films to holiday lights festivals and Santa sightings, we've got your top events and things to do in Austin this December: Blue Genie Art Bazaar. Credit Annie Winsett. 11/20/19 - 12/29/19 ZACH Theatre Presents: "A Christmas Carol" ZACH Theatre "A Christmas Carol" is…

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Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

It's the most wonderful time of the year and time for one of Austin's favorite holiday traditions, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. Taking over the Palmer Events Center for 12 days, from December 13-24, 2019; stop by do some holiday shopping or just come and kick back by the stage. Armadillo…

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Austin Holiday Shopping Guide

Whether you’re ready or not, it’s time to start thinking about your 2019 holiday gift list. If you’re looking for something really special or even one-of-a-kind for your friends and family, look no further than these local, handmade shopping events and markets in Austin, running from Black Friday to…

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