Mark your calendars for one of Austin’s beloved events — the Spring Pecan Street Festival!  On May 4 & 5, you’ll want to visit Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District for a big collection of art, live music, shopping, food, games for kids. For 42 years, Pecan Street Festival offers a fun way to spend a day outdoors entertaining everyone in the family. Plus, this longstanding Austin tradition is totally FREE to attend! Plan for all of the excitement on Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Photo 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 local favorites performing free concerts throughout the weekend. And 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.

Photo from the Pecan Street Festival Facebook page

Photo from the Pecan Street Festival Facebook page

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You’re definitely encouraged to ride bikes, walk, or take Capital Metro to get to the festival.

Photo 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.

–> Giveaway! Enter below to win a Pecan Street Festival goodie bag packed with festival swag, snacks other goodies. Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Have a great time at Pecan Street Festival!