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.

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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October 2020 Top Events & Festivals

Updated July 31, 2020 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…

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Austin Fan Fest

The 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix takes place at Circuit of The Americas this weekend (October 31-November 2)! What better way to celebrate this turbo charged event than with the free…

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Austin: A Growing Sports Destination

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is steadily helping Austin become a premier sport destination. This 1,600 acre, multi-purpose venue is getting ready to host its second Formula One World Championship…

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Local Bands at Fan Fest 2013

With the F1 Grand Prix coming soon all eyes are on Austin, Texas. If your'e not at the races head downtown for Austin Fan Fest 2013, an interactive, four-day festival presented FREE to the public…

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