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'Cyber Rodeo': A look at everything we know about the Giga Texas opening party


The grand opening party for Giga Texas is expected to look like the opening of Giga Berlin with fireworks, drinks and music. (Shutterstock)

Fresh off celebrating production and deliveries of the new Tesla gigafactory in Berlin, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has released more details about Giga Texas and its grand opening early next month.


Here's everything you need to get up to date on activities, party theme and more:

When and where is the grand opening party?

Tesla will host people at the gigafactory on 1 Tesla Road April 7 from 4-11:30 p.m. If you're coming from out of town, it might help to know the street name recently shifted from Harold Green Road to Tesla Road, and it's located along Texas 130 in southeast Travis County. The company has considered shuttles to the factory to lessen traffic, but that plan hasn't been confirmed.

What activities will be at the party?

The grand opening will be family-friendly and include food and drinks, interactive tours and live entertainment. It's unclear if the firework show initially planned will go through—Tesla has been talking to Travis County Fire Marshal Tony Callaway about fire safety.

What's a Cyber Rodeo?

It's possible Musk is combining his newfound Texan identity with "cyber," a characteristic he's said he's a fan of before. But some speculate a version of the Cybertruck could appear. That's not certain, so chances are the car taking the spotlight will be the Model Y, which started production at the gigafactory late last year.

Will Elon Musk attend?

He hasn't publicly said he'll be there, but the grand opening of Tesla's headquarters in Austin marks a significant expansion for the company. Plus, he made the trek to Berlin for its kick-off event with music, food and a ferris wheel last year; he even made an announcement of a Tesla beer while there. He also recently attended a local festival. Musk spends half of his time in Austin at the new factory, so it wouldn't be too far-fetched to think he will make an appearance.

What can I get into?

The grand opening party is invite-only and has to limit the guest list to 15,000 at the most. Electrek reports invites have already began to be sent out.

So, if you're bummed you can't attend, there are still other celebrations happening. The Tesla Owners Club Austin is hosting Tesla Con Texas April 5-8 at the Concourse Project. The event will include food trucks, speakers and exhibitors. Anyone is able to buy tickets at $20 for this event.


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