X Games Austin begin

Thousands of people are headed to the Circuit of The Americas as the X Games begin. Athletes from all over the world will be competing and organizers expect an even bigger crowd than last year. FOX 7's Tania Ortega speaks with some of the athletes.

The jam packed event is June 4-7 and features skateboarding, BMX, Moto X, rally racing and more.

Music will also be a big part of the weekend with headliners including Metallica and Nicki Minaj.

X Games kicked off with the Moto X Step Up competition on Thursday, June 3 in front of the Capitol in downtown Austin.

You can get more information about the X Games here.