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.

Indie Meme Film Festival Goes Virtual in 2021

The 6th Annual Indie Meme Film Festival (#IMFF2021) will again be held virtually in 2021, during the last two weekends of April. During the early days of the pandemic, the 2020 edition of IMFF lead the way as one of the first festivals to pivot to a virtual event providing safe, live, online…

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The LGBTQ Arts Scene in Austin

We like to do things differently in Austin, and our LGBTQ scene is no exception. Curran Nault, University of Texas at Austin professor and artistic director of OUTsider Fest, discovered that when he moved here from San Francisco. There’s not really a gayborhood vibe. “It’s different in that there’s…

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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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The Ultimate Austin Winter Bucket List

Thanks to the city’s temperate weather, you’ll find plenty to do in Austin during the wintertime, both indoors and out. Here you can hike along forest trails, sip seasonal cocktails in a cozy lounge, explore a world-class museum and dine outdoors on a heated patio. Add these ideas to your Austin…

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Austin’s Black Arts Scene

Austin has a long and storied history. And, as Javier Wallace of Black Austin Tours says, the city’s history often excluded Black people from its spaces and narratives. But the Austin Black community has very much built the city into the cultural hub that it is. From sculpture and theatre to music…

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Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend 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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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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aGLIFF 33: Prism Virtual Film Festival

aGLIFF, the All Genders, Lifestyles, & Identities Film Festival, returns this August with an all new, virtual format. Spanning two weekends, from August 6-16, 2020, aGLIFF 33: Prism will include around 70 feature films, documentaries and shorts showcasing and celebrating the diverse experiences of…

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Sensory & Accessibility Friendly Austin Activities

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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