Headed to Austin for the U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas this weekend? From lavish soirees to free festivals, these are the hottest F1 happenings.
October 22-October 24
The details: The free music festival is back with a few changes. The festival will host headliners on the Rainey Street Bud Light stage, while the rest of the lineup can be seen at various venues around town like The Mohawk, Continental Club, The Belmont, and more. Big-name performers include Public Enemy, Elle King, Mayer Hawthorne, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. You can also enjoy sweet Formula 1 specials at participating restaurants — check out the full details on the Fan Fest website.
Tickets: Admission is free
Buxton's Big Time Bash
The details: Famed racing reporter Will Buxton is hosting his annual F1 shindig at Rattle Inn with sweet racing-themed prizes, fun swag, and more. Feel good about splurging on access because the party benefits Meals on Wheels and More of Austin as well as the Wilson Children's Fund.
Tickets: $10-$20 suggested donation
Red Bull presents the Red and Blue Parties
The details: The popular energy drink brand (and Formula 1 team sponsor) is keeping the Grand Prix celebration going with two after parties. The Red Party goes down on Friday with J. Espinosa at The Market; on Saturday, the Blue Party takes over Container Bar with Four Color Zack.
Tickets: Free with Do512 RSVP, subject to capacity
Pop Austin International Art Show: Illumination VIP Opening Party
The details: In partner with the COTA Formula 1 weekend, Pop Austin presents its main art show, titled Illumination, at Fair Market. The ticketed VIP opening party includes an exclusive look at fine art, tunes, bites, and sips.
Blu + My Yacht Club
The details: My Yacht Club and Blu have come together to create a Monaco-style party experience at Brazos Hall. Enjoy tunes from DJ Angola, delicious beverages, and potential celeb-spotting at this decadent bash.
Tickets: Individual tickets are $150-$200; tables range from $5,000-$14,500
Full Tilt Fashion Show
The details: Grab a front-row seat for the Full Tilt Fashion Show, also part of the Blu extravaganza at Brazos Hall. This stunning show features local and international designers and models. Bonus: Purchase VIP access or a party package and you can rejoin the late-night fun with Blu + My Yacht Club.