Pecan Street Festival in Austin, Texas
In case you missed the recent Pecan Street Festival, don’t worry, it will be back in September. Pecan Street Festival is a two-day arts/crafts, food, and music festival that’s free to attend and occurs the first Saturday & Sunday in May and last Saturday & Sunday in September. Vendor booths are setup on 6th Street (originally named Pecan Street) as well as on a few side streets. There’s a wide variety of arts/crafts that can be purchased including clothing, jewelry, specialty candles, specialty dog treats, yard art, wall art, and much much more.
Even if you don’t buy anything, there are many musical acts performing on three different stages along with family-friendly activities like face-painting and street magicians. When you get hungry or thirsty, there are plenty of food, drink, and beer vendors participating in the festival. Additionally, you can take a break at one of the local restaurants/bars along Sixth Street. There are plenty of Tex-Mex options like Iron Cactus and El Sol y La Luna, famous burgers at Casino El Camino, and outstanding pizza at The Jackalope to name just a few.
The festival is always a good opportunity to see interesting arts & crafts, listen to great local music, and explore the 6th Street District. Also, festival proceeds are donated to several local nonprofit organizations.
Parking can be found around the area but may fill up early. You can also take one of the CapMetro public transportation options or use a rideshare company.
More information about the festival can be found on their site at http://pecanstreetfestival.org