Don’t you just love a good spring festival? Music, art, shopping, food, games for kids — what a fun way to spend a day outdoors entertaining everyone in the family. You can plan on all of this excitement and more at the 41st Annual Spring Pecan Street Festival in Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District on Saturday May 5 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Featuring 300 vendors, 3 stages of music, kids activities, food trucks & more, this longstanding Austin tradition is totally FREE to attend!

Photos from the Pecan Street Festival Facebook page

The Pecan Street Festival brings thousands of locals and visitors downtown each year and raises money for Austin area non-profits. You’ll find tons of family-friendly fun and merriment including inflatables, face painting, balloons, a petting zoo and more. You can listen to live music from such local favorites as Los Coast, El Tule, Austin Children’s Choir, The Watters and more. Of course, you’ll find a wonderful assortment of arts and crafts for sale as well as items to wear or goods to decorate your home.

Photos from the Pecan Street Festival Facebook page

–> Schedule, Map, Getting There:

  • Admission to this festival is FREE!
  • For the music lineup and schedule, click here.
  • For the list of arts, crafts, and food vendors, click here.
  • For a festival map, click here.
  • You’re definitely encouraged to ride bikes, walk, or take Capital Metro to get to the festival.
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Photos from the Pecan Street Festival Facebook page

Fun Fact: Do you know why it’s called Pecan Street Festival? Here’s the scoop from the Festival’s website: “When Edwin Waller designed Austin’s street grid, he named north-south streets after Texas rivers and recommended numeric designations for east-west streets. Instead, they were named after trees. That decision was later reversed, and they were renamed with numbers. Though Pecan Street became Sixth Street, the festival honors its original name.”

For more info, you can visit the Pecan Street Festival website or Facebook page.

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