Pecan Street Festival returns to downtown Austin

the Pecan Street Festival returns to downtown Austin.

The annual festival, which is usually held in the spring and fall, has been canceled for the past two years due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The free festival runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. The festival will be held in the historic Sixth Street neighborhood between Brazos Street and Interstate 35.

“Like Austin himself, Pecan Street Festival attendees are diverse,” The Pecan Street Festival website states. “Some come to buy art, others come for food or music, but they all come to participate in a 100% Austin tradition that has been known for over three decades as a great way to spend a weekend.”

Nearly 50 of Austin’s top musical artists will perform on three stages, located at Trinity, Neches and Red River streets. Thirty food vendors will offer both indulgent and healthy options, ranging from pancakes, funnel cakes and regional cuisine to smoothies and freshly squeezed lemonade, according to the festival’s website.

Kid-friendly activities include rides, a petting zoo, face-painting, interactive workshops, street magicians, and more.

Look below to see a map of this year’s festival:

David H. Henry