Atmosphere

The Circuit of the Americas’ premier race is the Formula One United States Grand Prix, and as a result, you’ll find a much different atmosphere at the pregame bashes then you would at a NASCAR race. You find refined and glitzy parties around race weekend in addition to more traditional tailgating at the Circuit of Americas.

Some of the biggest parties here include Blu at the W and My Yacht Club where you’ll find lots of celebrities and other well-known people. If you’re looking to hob nob, then you can’t beat attending one of the fancier soirees surrounding the United State Grand Prix.

Those of you who are looking for some more traditional tailgating will still be in luck as there is plenty of camping and tailgating allowed near the racetrack. The Circuit of Americas features a couple of types of camping including a premium tailgating experience that grants you access to a pool and a viewing deck.

One thing to keep in mind when tailgating before the United States Grand Prix is the fact that all the parking around the Circuit of Americas requires parking permits. Make sure to get a parking pass for each day you’re attending the event as you wouldn’t want your car to get towed.

Finally, the United States Grand Prix like most major races features a pre-race concert the night before the race. The concert usually features some of the most popular acts in the music industry making it a can’t miss part of any Grand Prix.

There is a lot of partying to be had when attending the United States Grand Prix or any other race at the Circuit of the Americas, so start planning your trip today.

Traditions

United States Grand Prix Pre-Race Concert

Those of you who are attending the United States Grand Prix won’t want to miss the pre-race concert. The concert takes place the night before the race and features some of the world’s most popular artists making it a great time whether you’re a racing fan or not.

Formula One Watch Parties

All throughout the Formula One Season, the Circuit of the Americas offers free watch parties at the Velocity Lounge. Even if you can’t see the United States Grand Prix live, you can still take in Formula One action at the Circuit of the Americas during your trip to Austin.

Where to tailgate

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