By the Kent Redding Group
Searching for a free, family-friendly event to attend in Austin? If so, don’t miss the Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival on May 5th and 6th in Austin.
This annual event is one of the oldest art festivals in the United States. You can expect to find delicious food, music vendors, artists and so much more.
About the Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival
The 2018 Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival will be happening on 6th street in Austin. You can expect something fun here for people of all ages so bring your kids, come early and stay hydrated because it’s not uncommon to have temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s during the month of May in Austin.
This free, two-day arts festival held twice yearly in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District. Taking place, the first Saturday & Sunday in May and the last Saturday & Sunday in September, the juried festival attracts hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations in a variety of mediums, from metal, wood, fiber, clay, leather, glass and stone to repurposed materials of all kinds.
Like Austin itself, Pecan Street Festival attendees are diverse. Some come to buy art, others come for the food or the music, but they all come to take part in a tradition that is 100% Austin and has been known for more than three decades as a great way to spend a weekend. The festival has been managed by Special Events Live since 2006.
– Nearly 50 of Austin’s top musical acts, from up-and-comers to renowned veterans, perform on three stages, located on Trinity, Neches and Red River streets.
– Thirty food vendors located throughout the festival offer both indulgent and healthy options from crepes, funnel cakes and regional cuisine, to smoothies and fresh squeezed lemonade.
– Kid-friendly activities include rides, a petting zoo, face-painting, interactive workshops, street magicians and more.
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