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Lifestyle and Entertainment

There’s no place like Hutto! Living in Hutto or building a business here provides access to activities everyone can enjoy, whether it’s a night out on the town or time enjoying the outdoors. And if you feel like venturing out, Austin and other great cities are easy to get to and fun to explore.

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Hutto named a top place to live in the US

In October 2022, the City of Hutto was named one of the Top 50 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine. As the only Texas city to make the national list, experts agree this Williamson County star is on the rise!

Hutto Parks

In addition to iconic food like Tex-Mex and barbecue, the Hutto/Austin area is known for its outdoor lifestyle. Hutto has five city parks covering 167 acres with amenities ranging from a City amphitheater, playgrounds, walking trails, practice fields, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, pavilions/picnic tables, and a boat launch dock. The City also has a community splash pad.

Brushy Creek Amphitheater

Located at Adam Orgain Park, Brushy Creek Amphitheater is a unique open-air venue that sits within a serene 65-acre park. The theater hosts live performances and special events, with a capacity of 12,000 people. The adjacent Adam Orgain Park hosts the annual KOKEFEST, a two-day country music festival produced as a partnership between the City of Hutto and Austin’s KOKE FM. One of Hutto’s largest events each year, KOKEFEST brings tens of thousands of visitors to Hutto for the 2-day event.

Events in Hutto

Historic Downtown Hutto is home to some of the City’s most popular community events. The weekly Hutto Farmers Market and monthly Hutto Market Days draw visitors to the historic district to shop for locally grown food, hand-made health and beauty products and a variety of goods.

The annual Santa Claus Crawl features festive holiday libations provided by local businesses, while Treats on East is a Halloween event offering trick or treating, hayrides and more. The nearby Brushy Creek Amphitheater has hosted major music concerts, and it rocks each Independence Day for Hutto’s annual 4th of July Celebration with live music, food trucks and fantastic fireworks.

Certified Film Friendly Community

Hutto’s historical roots and charming small-town aesthetic have helped earn the designation as a Certified Film Friendly Community. The City has attracted filming for a number of popular films, including Leadbelly (1976), Flesh and Bone (1993), The Rookie (2002), 25th Hour (2002), and the new HBO mini-series Love and Death (2022). Hutto is also in the process of becoming a Music Friendly Community.

Austin Area Attractions

With Hutto’s location in the Austin MSA, residents can experience a wide variety of activities right in their own backyard, from live music to professional sporting events. 

Austin: Live Music Capital of the World

Not only is Austin the Capital of Texas, it is the Live Music Capital of the World! It boasts two of the largest music events in the country: the Austin City Limits (ACL) music festival, and South by Southwest, which also features a film festival and tech/interactive conference. Austin is also home to a myriad of iconic music venues, from the historic Broken Spoke to the Continental Club. 

Sports fans in Hutto don’t have to go far to get their fix. The area’s top professional team, Austin FC soccer, kicked off its inaugural season in 2021 at Q2 Stadium located 20 miles from Hutto. The world-class Circuit of the Americas also plays host to annual Formula One, MotoGP and NASCAR races while also housing the Germania Insurance Amphitheater, an outdoor venue that has attracted some of the largest acts on the globe. 

Also within short driving distance from Hutto are Minor League Baseball’s Round Rock Express, Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, home to the American Hockey League’s Texas Stars, affiliate of the Dallas Stars, the NBA G League’s Austin Spurs, affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs, as well as numerous concerts, performances and other events throughout the year. 

Nearby Round Rock is also home to Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, the largest indoor waterpark in the United States, while neighboring Pflugerville is home to Typhoon Texas, a lively outdoor waterpark.

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Sandwiches at happy panini food truck dining area
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Hutto park
Elves with Santa in front of the Hutto hippo