On Saturday, May 2 you can bring the whole family to the free, annual Violet Crown Spring Festival from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in North Central Austin’s Brentwood neighborhood. Head to the the west-side parking lot of Brentwood Elementary School for local arts and crafts, live music, local refreshments, hot rods, belly dancing and more. Kids can enjoy spin art, face painting, giant Jenga and chess, hula hoops, legos, craft stations, carnival-style games, a paper airplane launcher and a cake walk.


–> Check out the schedule of kid-friendly performances:

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    Walking Tree of Life

    11 a.m. – Music from Jungle Jill and the Jaybirds

  • 11:45 a.m. – Special surprise!
  • 1 p.m. – Performance by Jamie Shelton (Belly Dancing)
  • 1:20 p.m. – A living tree will give a talk to the kids about ecology
  • 1:45 p.m. – Live storytelling performance from the folks at Sparkle Stories
  • 2 p.m. – Jugglers

What’s a festival without great food vendors? Head over hungry to get treats from Amy’s Ice Creams, Domino Dogs, Fire and Slice Pizza, Fork and Taco, Snowie Shaved Ice and Jack Hates Coffee.

This spring’s festival is coordinated by the VCCW (Violet Crown Community Works) and will showcase the best of local music, food and arts; neighborhood history; community resources; and family activities. Proceeds from the festival will benefit projects in the Brentwood and Crestview community.

Admission is FREE! Parking is limited, so attendees are encouraged to walk or cycle to the festival.

For more information, visit the Violet Crown Festival’s website or Facebook page.

We’ll see you there!