Each year as Austin welcomes the excitement of Formula 1 to our city, we get better and better at throwing fun-filled events that embrace the excitement of hosting the most star-studded motorsport event in the world.
Beginning on Halloween, October 31, Circuit of the Americas (COTA) will host a turbo-charged festival downtown called Fan Fest. The schedule of live music at Fan Fest — a free event — is impressive to say the least. Bands include Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, De La Soul, Grupo Fantasma, Dale Watson, Fishbone, Whiskey Shivers and more. Plus, a super line-up of cover bands.
This event is open to all ages and caters to the young and the young at heart! In addition to the amazing live music, food and frosty, cold beverages, there will be activities like pumpkin carving, race simulators and games, a mechanical bull, photo booth, free boot camps, big glove boxing and even the Ecto-1 (Ghostbusters Car).
The live music and other family activities will take place on multiple stages in a 10 city-block area, as well as at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, showcasing the Warehouse and 2nd Street entertainment districts (Republic Square Park). This is just one of the things that makes Fan Fest extra-special. Not only do you get to enjoy the best of Austin, but you get to do it the heart of the city.
If you’d like to enhance your COTA Fan Fest experience, they do sell VIP tickets that gives you access to VIP lounges, complimentary food and drinks, phone-charging stations (genius!), air-conditioned bathrooms (yes, please!), a special viewing area at the main stage and more.
This high-profile event continues to attract high-profile partners and sponsors that have proven experience in the Austin market, which is great for the event and the economic success of our F1 endeavors. Fan Fest sponsors include names like AT&T, Austin American-Statesman, Beck’s, Bud Light, Dell, Ford and KXAN.
If you want to buy tickets to the F1 USGP showdown at COTA, check out the COTA website for details, pricing and more.