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Circuit of The Americas™ (COTA) hit another home run with this year’s Austin Fan Fest fueled by Shell, a four-day Grand Prix celebration held during the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX. Approximately 225,000 visitors took part in the festive street party covering 12 blocks of downtown Austin. Guests enjoyed an impressive array of experiential exhibits, racing games and simulators, and exciting rides and kids’ activities, while sampling Austin’s culinary scene and live music from six stages.
As the final days countdown to the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, Circuit of The Americas is unveiling the special entertainment activities planned for families and kids in a dedicated area of Austin Fan Fest fueled by Shell, an interactive, four-day festival presented free to the public Nov. 14-17. The lively street festival, now in its second year, will feature an expanded footprint encompassing most of downtown Austin’s renowned Warehouse and 2nd Street entertainment districts. Joining the line-up this year is the KXAN Kids Zone at Republic Park, which will offer tons of fun, games and great eats, including racing-themed activities.
Circuit of The Americas today announced that it is teaming with Shell to ignite excitement around the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX by offering Austin Fan Fest fueled by Shell, an interactive, four-day festival presented free to the public Nov. 14-17. The lively street festival, now in its second year, will feature an expanded footprint encompassing most of downtown Austin’s renowned Warehouse and 2nd Street entertainment districts. “We enjoyed a remarkable response to our inaugural Austin Fan Fest last November with 220,000 guests attending over three days and look forward to building on that foundation this year with the help of our new presenting sponsor, Shell,” Circuit of The Americas President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Sexton said. “We’re creating a larger festival footprint this year with more diverse activities and entertainment options, and we’re opening one day earlier to accommodate arriving race fans. Whether you’re a racing enthusiast, casual sports fan, music lover—or just looking for an interesting way to experience the Austin entertainment scene—Austin Fan Fest fueled by Shell will appeal to you. A key focus will again be live music, with six stages scattered throughout the festival area, as well as a number of interactive fan-engagement zones and lots of activities for race fans and families.”
AUSTIN, Texas – November 17, 2012 – Circuit of the Americas’ Austin Fan Fest Powered by Mobil 1 continued Saturday as Austin showcased why it is the “Live Music Capital of the World.”
AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 16, 2012 – Friday kicked off the Austin Fan Fest Powered by Mobil 1, celebrating the inaugural year of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.