AUSTIN, TX (October 11, 2022) – Circuit of The Americas announced today the variety of entertainment options available at COTA during Formula 1 weekend, Oct. 21-23. With an already stacked lineup of world-renowned performances from artists including Green Day (Oct. 21), Ed Sheeran (Oct. 22), Interpol (Oct. 23) and several local musicians, fans will experience an entertainment-packed weekend of high speed, sound, and fun.
As fans walk through the front gates of the Grand Plaza they will be immediately met with action, photo ops, and more. Upon entry, look up to catch the Nerveless Nocks father/daughter acrobatic stunt duo, known for their performances on “America’s Got Talent: Extreme,” perched atop an 80-foot pole — with no net below. Guests can also watch The Canine Stars stunt show, an educational entertainment act featuring a team of dog trainers and their adopted dogs from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and beyond. Another “America’s Got Talent” contestant, The Canine Stars have garnered fame across the country for their impressive act.
Famed fictional NASCAR superstar, Ricky Bobby, will also be in attendance interacting with fans and turning on his “Talladega Nights” charm in the Grand Plaza. Those looking to learn more about the history of the Ferrari Challenge Series can stop by the Ferrari Challenge historical display and snap a pic with F1 Ferrari 2023 livery. The Speed Race Mach 5 will also be on hand for the perfect photo op in the Grand Plaza.
Down the way from the Grand Plaza sits ONEderland, an area brimming with off-track entertainment. To help Circuit of The Americas celebrate its 10th year of Formula 1 at the track, they will be offering fans free birthday cake. What better way to celebrate a birthday than the addition of Museum of Ice Cream’s 50ft sprinkle pool, complete with free ice cream for fans. Adults can top off the sweet treats with a cocktail from Monkey Shoulder scotch, but not just any cocktail. This one will be served from a cement mixing truck that’s been transformed into a massive, functional cocktail mixer – something guests will have to see to believe.
Formula 1 cars aren’t the only cars guests will experience during race weekend, they can also take pictures of monster trucks and Hollywood movies cars including fan-favorites like the DeLorean, Batmobile, Bumblebee, and Ghostbusters Ecto-1. In between races guests can also check out live ice sculpting, grab a temporary tattoo at the COTA airstream, try their hand at axe throwing, and visit the Burning Man-famous El Pulpo. Grab a bite to eat at the Gastro Garage, An experiential dining and catering concept serving savory brioche donuts filled with nitrous foam, torched toppings, and finishing oils that are cooked by blow torches and assembled by skilled Gastro Mechanics.
In Lonestar Land, Circuit of The Americas will offer permanent tattoos through Lonestar Tattoo Saloon, permanent bracelets from Link x Lou. Guests from across the globe will also be able to learn more about the state of Texas and the cities that make it one of a kind through the Texas Tourism organization. Fans can also stop by to say ‘hi’ to UT’s Longhorn Racing organization and see their Formula SAE cars. In the Biergarten area, sip on a brew and learn more about UT’s Longhorn Racing organization. Guests can also catch a Lucha Libre wrestling match in the La Cantina area.
With hundreds of thousands of attendees expected over race weekend October 21-23, planning transportation to and from COTA is very important. Circuit of The Americas is urging fans attending the race to utilize shuttle buses if they don’t already have a parking pass. Shuttle seating is limited. To guarantee a seat, fans are encouraged to book shuttles early with ticketing opening today TheCircuit.com/Shuttles.
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