This May 7th and 8th brings the Spring version of The Old Pecan Street Festival. This bi-annual event is held once in the Spring and once in the Fall and this year marks the 33rd year of the festival. The festival is produced by the Pecan Street Merchants in celebration of Old Pecan Street which is now 6th Street. The festival benefits several non-profit organizations with this years beneficiaries being the LIVESTRONG Foundation, the Austin Blues Society, Oak Springs Elementary School and the Knights of Columbus.
Why Go to the Old Pecan Street Festival?
Number one, the event is free. Number two, the event is the largest art festival in Central Texas, attracting more than 300,000 people. Number three, there is no better way to spend a Spring weekend in Austin than with a little food, a lot of music and non-stop people watching.
When is the Old Pecan Street Festival?
The festival is this weekend:
- Saturday May 7, 2011 from 11 a.m to 10 p.m.
- Sunday May 8, 20911 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2011 Old Pecan Street Music Schedule
The Old Pecan Street Festival brings some of Austin’s best local music to one stage. Below you’ll see the schedule of events
Old Pecan Street Festival Map
Going to the Festival?
We will be at the festival this Saturday taking pictures and videos to share with you all. If you would like to share your pictures, videos or stories; feel free to send them this way. Enjoy the festival.
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Deb Dahlberg Rowland says
I was able to steal a couple of hours off from showing horse properties in the greater Austin area and my husband and I went in to the festival and really enjoyed it. Should be an annual to do on everyone’s list!