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.

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 biking trails and alfresco patios, 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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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 56th Annual Trail of Lights. From November 28, 2020 through January 3, 2021, Zilker Park transforms into a drive-thru winter wonderland as it's lit up by more than 2 million lights, 90 lighted holiday…

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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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Texas Book Festival 2020

The annual Texas Book Festival (TBF) takes place October 31-November 15, 2020, in an all new virtual format. Free and open to the public, the 25 th annual festival will feature more than 125 authors participating in virtual sessions, including programming for adults, young adults, middle-grade…

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Austin Festivals & Events in September 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. September in Austin, Texas is all about sunny days and enjoying the outdoors. Relax like a local this month by hitting the lake for an afternoon…

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Best Music Venues 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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Where to Eat & Drink in Austin this Summer

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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Virtual ATX Television Festival 2020

ATX Television Festival returns June 5-7, 2020 with a whole new format. ATX TV… from the Couch! is the first-ever completely free and completely virtual version of the classic festival and will include three days of cast and creative conversations from various series, industry-forward panels with…

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Austin Festivals & Events in May 2020

May means making the most of what Austin has to offer - live music, film, arts, food, beer and, of course, the great outdoors. No matter where your interests lie, there's always something to do in ATX. Here are some of our favorite things to do around town this spring: Hamilton Pool Preserve…

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Austin Festivals & Events in June 2020

Updated 6/16/20 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. Whether you plan to pack a picnic or grab a paddle, catch a classic or experience something new, there's something for every…

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