This Weekend: The 34th Annual Pecan Street Festival
As progressive, weird and forward-thinking as Austin might be, it still knows how to honor an age-old tradition. This weekend, for the 34th year in a row, 6th Street will close itself off from traffic and line up food and craft tents as far as the eye can see, with musical performances dotting the street all weekend long. The Pecan Street Festival
, a decades-old event that takes place twice a year, hearkens back to a time when all the numbered streets downtown were named after types of trees — 6th Street being, of course, Pecan Street. The biannual celebration of local culture is free, not to mention incredibly kid-friendly (check out the kids’ art tent hosted by Michael’s at the corner of 6th and Jacinto). Four-legged friends are welcome too.
Saturday, May 5, noon – 9 pm
Sunday, May 6, noon – 6 pm
6th Street, west of Red River (see website for full details)