Looking for something uniquely Austin (and FREE) to do this weekend?
For over 30 years, the Old Pecan Street Festival has overtaken 6th Street with live music, arts & crafts, and food galore twice a year! This year’s fall festival boasts 5 stages of live music and over 300 artisans, making it the largest art festival in Central Texas. There’s even a carnival and petting zoo for the kids!
Why is the Old Pecan Street Festival on 6th Street? Because 6th Street is the old Pecan Street! North-south streets in Austin were originally named after Texas rivers while east-west streets were named after trees.
If you aren’t familiar with 6th Street (or Pecan Street – it gets so confusing!), it’s the heart of Austin’s entertainment district, filled with cafes, art galleries, bars, music venues, and historical houses and building more than 100 years old. It’s the perfect place to enjoy live music and do some serious people-watching. (Be on the lookout for the lady who walks the bird on top of the rat on top of the ferret on top of the cat on top of the dog. It’s true.)
This year’s festival benefits the Austin Boxer Rescue, Friends of the Planetarium, and United Care USA. The festival is also the primary fundraiser for the Old Pecan Street Association to preserve and beautify 6th Street.
Admission is free
Saturday, September 25th 11-am – 10 pm
Sunday, September 26th 11 am – 8 pm