If the slogan “Keep Austin Weird” had its own festival, Eeyore’s Birthday would be it. Get weird at Pease Park on Saturday, Apr. 26 from 11 am until dark, the children’s area will be open from 11 am – 4 pm and live music from noon – 6 pm. Admission is FREE! Dress code will be Austin-formal: tutus, bikinis, fairy wings and flip flops. Costumes are encouraged and there will be a contest. Props: hula hoops, bubbles and flower garlands.

If you were born and raised in Austin, Eeyore’s is probably one of your earliest memories. Eeyore’s Birthday is a rite of passage, a bit like a sunburn from the Kerrville Folk Festival or the first gasp for breath at Barton Springs.


Eeyores Birthday Party is a fund-raiser to benefit non-profit groups in Austin. These groups will be on hand selling all kinds of food (yes, you can find vegetarian cuisine), drinks, water and Texas beer. Get yourself an Eeyore’s Birthday Party T-shirt to support amazing local groups, and to have an item to commemorate such an iconic event.

  • Please wear a costume. There will be costume contests and other games with prizes for children of all ages.
  • Artists will be doing face painting and temporary tattoos.
  • Musicians playing non-amplified instruments are invited to play.
  • There will be Maypoles for the young and young at heart.



There will be NO parking available at the park. Please take the bus, ride a bike, or walk!

Parking is FREE at the state parking garage “E” and lot 3 on Colorado between 16th and 17th streets where shuttle busses will pick you up and return you all day long.
30718_118073121560718_6134545_nHandicapped parking is also available at the same location, with special needs busses chartered for our shuttle service
The Capital Metro bus 338 Lamar/45th route runs on Lamar and stops at MLK Blvd. It runs until 11 pm.

The Shoal Creek Hike and Bike Trail is a wonderful way to get to and from Pease District Park
NO bottles, cans, or coolers will be allowed in the park.
Please keep all dogs on leashes.
An ID will be required to buy alcoholic beverages.
No Tents.

Spend your Saturday among friends and neighbors. Who doesn’t want a reason to wear a costume in the middle of Spring?


Emily Wardell is a native Texan, a mother of one, and local guru of the what-to-do.