- September 25, 2023

The Best Formula 1 Events Happening in Austin


Looking to get in on the hype of USGP F1 weekend? There are plenty of parties and events happening whether you plan to head out to the Circuit of the Americas or not.

Here are all of the best Formula 1 Events Happening in Austin!

Williams Racing Fan Zone Presented By Kraken
Monday, October 16 through Sunday, October 22 | 800 Congress Avenue | Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For the second successive year, the free-to-enter Williams Racing Fan Zone presented by Kraken will allows fans to get closer to the team and sport they love. Throughout the week fans will be able to participate in Q&A’s and autograph signing sessions with Formula 1 drivers Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant along with Team Principal, James Vowles and Williams Racing Brand Ambassador and 2009 Formula 1 World Champion, Jenson Button. More info here.

Make A Mark Conversation Series
Wednesday, October 18 | 12 to 3:30 p.m. | University of Texas at Austin

Join for the Make A Mark Conversation Series, a dynamic in-person event taking place at the University of Texas at Austin. The panel discussion will include a combination of AMF1 team/partner representation and local individuals at the grassroots level and further presentations involving AMF1 personnel and partners. This exciting series brings together Aston Martin Formula 1 leaders, innovators, and creatives from various fields to engage in stimulating discussions and share their insights. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of an engaging conversation that will leave a lasting impact.

The Austin Pit Stop, by Global Poker x F1 Ferrari 
Thursday, October 19 | 6:30 to 11 p.m. | Fair Market, 1100 E 5th Street

Join Global Poker, the leading sponsor of F1 Ferrari this year, as they rev up the excitement in Austin to kick off the F1 weekend with “The Austin Pit Stop.” This event promises an unforgettable evening where the public can dive into the thrilling worlds of poker and racing. Attendees can enjoy interactive experiences, live music, full service bar + delectable food trucks, and the opportunity to meet celebrity guests, including Olympic legend Michael Phelps. Get behind the wheel with Scuderia Ferrari Race simulators, try your hand at on-site poker tables, and savor world-class entertainment throughout the night. Register here.

Formula 1 Wonderfest

Formula Wonderfest
Thursday, October 19 | 6 to 10 p.m.
| Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard, 601 Chestnut Street, Bastrop

OK, so not technically Austin. But it is happening in Bastrop, not far from the track. Enjoy an electrifying musical experience as Formula Wonderfest, starring the legendary Paul Oakenfold, lights up the heart of Downtown Bastrop. At this outdoor evening concert guests will have the opportunity to enjoy an array of local food and drinks, conveniently available on-site from Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard. The excitement continues post-concert with an exclusive VIP Meet & Mix after-party hosted at Astro Record Store. Buy tickets here.

Sports Illustrated | Rev Country Austin Party
Thursday, October 19 | 9 p.m. | Superstition, 1010 E. Riverside Drive

Get ready for a spectacle of speed and sound when the Big Race returns to Austin for another round of Grand Prix! Early arrival is strongly suggested for this highly anticipated event. Event featured a world renown performance by LOCASH plus celebrity guests. Hosted by Formula Car Racing Driver Lindsay Brewer. Secure your VIP tables and limited tickets before it sells out!

Mayfair Concerts
Thursday through Sunday, October 19 through 22 | 10 p.m. | Mayfair, 501 West 6th Street
Mayfair will be celebrating race weekend with concerts each night. Schedule is below.

  • Thursday: FAED
  • Friday: Zack Bia
  • Saturday: DJ Ruckus
  • Sunday: The Chain Smokers

MoneyGram Haas F1 Chipotle EventCANCELED!
Friday, October 20 | from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Chipotle, 2230 Guadalupe Street
Chipotle will have a replica MoneyGram Haas car on display at its Chipotle location on 2230 Guadalupe Street in Austin. Fans are invited to stop by the restaurant from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and take photos with the car. 

Additionally, Chipotle announced it is launching a digital-only menu item inspired by Team Principal Guenther Steiner’s go-to Chipotle order. The Guenther Steiner Burrito will be available exclusively on the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com for a limited time. Plus, Chipotle’s “We Score, You Score” promotion will return for this weekend’s highly anticipated race in Austin. If MoneyGram Haas F1 Team drivers Nico Hulkenberg or Kevin Magnussen score points during Sunday’s race, the Haas team will drop 5,000 free entrées from their Twitter account (@HaasF1Team). If both drivers score points, a total of 10,000 free entrées will be dropped. The first 5,000 fans who text the designated code shared from the Haas Twitter account to 888-222 will receive a free entrée.  

Cash App Pop-Up at Allen’s Boots
Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21 | from 12 to 8 p.m. | Allen’s Boots,
1522 South Congress Avenue

Cash App has partnered with acclaimed artist Carin León and award-winning producer Edgar Barrera to bring their “Por La Familia” song to life, including a music video with Red Bull Racing’s Sergio “Checo” Perez. To celebrate the launch, Cash App has designed limited edition Por La Familia merchandise dropping exclusively at the famous Allen’s Boots during the F1 Austin Grand Prix weekend. All proceeds from the merch will benefit Checo’s foundation for underprivileged children. In addition, on both days, the first 20 attendees to purchase Por La Familia merchandise will receive an additional merch item signed by Checo himself. The pop up will also include a tattoo bar, hat shaping, and drinks.

Jack’s Garage: A Pit Stop Experience
Saturday, October 21 | from 6 to 11 p.m. | Location provided in RSVP confirmation.

Join Jack Daniel’s for some iconic whiskey, tasty bites, and exclusive musical performances from The Black Pumas and more. RSVP here!

MAXIM Austin Race Weekend Party w/ DIPLO
Saturday, October 21
| 9 p.m. | Superstition, 1010 E. Riverside Drive

Maxim presents “Americas Backyard“ at Superstition. Celebrate the eve of the big race with a performance by world renown DJ DIPLO! Plus, opening DJ Sets by local phenoms, celebrity guests, and over 200 top models and influencers.

Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21 | Circuit of the Americas

The Killers will play post race events on Friday night with Queen + Adam Lambert performing on Saturday. All USGP race tickets include admission to the evening concert events. Tickets are on sale for $475 for a three-day general admission wristband or $425 for a two-day wristband. You can also buy single day tickets here.

Bookmark this list because we will be updating as more USGP Formula 1 related events are announced.

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