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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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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ATXGo: Your Access Guide to Austin

Austin is home to many festivals (more than 60 annual festivals and counting) and now there is a new resource to help with accessibility planning needs. VSA Texas is a Texas-based non-profit organization that promotes the full inclusion of people with disabilities in Austin's culture and creative…

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October 2019 Top Events & Festivals

Fall is here in Austin, and while the days may still feel warm, the nights have begun to cool off to the perfect temperature for patio dining, outdoor concerts and evening hikes. October is full of exciting events for everyone, from the craft beer enthusiasts and film lovers to the traveling music…

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Top Local Artists to Watch at ACL Fest

Fall winds are beginning to roll in to Texas and excitement is building as Austinites and music enthusiasts alike count down the days to the 18 th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival (October 4-6 and October 11-13, 2019). This year, festival-goers will be looking forward to headliners such as…

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Texas Book Festival 2019

The annual Texas Book Festival takes place October 26-27, 2019, in and around the Texas State Capitol. Free and open to the public, the 24 th annual festival will feature more than 250+ nationally and critically recognized adult and children’s authors, 70+ exhibitors, local food trucks, family…

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Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Austin

Whether you’re in town for Austin City Limits, a fall weekend getaway or just looking for some good bier and schnitzel, we’ve put together the definitive guide to all things German this October. Prost! Courtesy Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden. 9/21/19 - 10/6/19 Oktoberfest Specials LeRoy &…

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