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.

July Top Events & Festivals

Welcome to summer in Austin where the sun is bright, the weekends are long and the music is rocking. Whether you're here for a night or for a week there are almost infinite ways to keep busy and stay cool. Here are some of our favorite events around town this July: Willie Nelson's 4th of July…

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Top Picks for Memorial Day Weekend in Austin

Planning to celebrate Memorial Day weekend in Austin? Whether you’re in the mood to relax and unwind or get outside, we’ve got you covered! Here are our suggestions for the best ways to spend three days off in Austin, Texas. Go Camping Just outside the city lies thousands of acres of untamed…

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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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Top February Events & Festivals

Planning a February escape to Austin? From food to film and coffee to culture, here are a few of our favorite things to add to your list! Courtesy Contiki. 2/1/19 - 2/28/19 Black History Month Various Venues To commemorate Black History Month there will be events throughout the city celebrating…

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Top January Events & Exhibits

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 1/21/19 Ice Skating On The Plaza at Whole Foods Whole Foods Lamar Spend an…

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How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Austin

2019 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 54th Annual Trail of Lights. From December 10-23, 2018, 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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2019 & 2020 Austin Event Guide

Preview the fun to come in 2019/2020 and mark your calendar with Austin's biggest events, from food to fine arts and of course, live music. AUGUST 2019 8/10/19 Austin Pride Festival & Parade Fiesta Gardens The PRIDE Festival is the largest annual LGBTQ advocacy and fundraising event in Central…

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