Austin September 20, 2018
This Massive Outdoor Street Festival Is One Of Austin’s Most Exciting Traditions
Today it’s known as “Dirty Sixth,” but back in the day Austinites called it Pecan Street. Yes, the east-west streets are no longer named after trees, but the city’s creativity lives on. Twice a year, the city of Austin welcomes one of the biggest outdoor street fairs in the country. Full of fabulous food, exhilarating live music, and excellent craft booths, the Pecan Street Festival keeps people coming back for more. This massive outdoor street festival ins one of Austin’s most exciting traditions.
Head on down to Austin's entertainment street and soak up the fun.
If you wander through Sixth Street on any given Saturday, you're certain to find a party. Multiply a typical weekend by ten, and you'll get the Pecan Street Festival. Hundreds of people flood Sixth Street between I-35 and Brazos to soak up the atmosphere. It's no wonder they have to throw this shindig twice a year.
This family-friendly event is full of fun and games.
Little ones will love riding the colorful ferris wheel and gliding down the slippery slides. Stop by the petting zoo and meet your new furry friend. Street performers and magicians will certainly put a smile on your face.
Over thirty vendors fill the streets with fragrant food.
As you weave your way through the crowd, the smell of smoked meats and spicy tacos will greet you. Come hungry, because it can be hard to resist all of these smells and flavors.
Cool off with an icy treat at a food truck.
Even in September, the temperatures can be sweltering. There's no better way to beat the heat than by indulging in a creamy popsicle or ice cream cone.
Local artisans set up shop to show off their wares.
You'll find everything from handmade jewelry to whimsical pieces of art. The Pecan Street Festival is the perfect place to search for unique finds and support Austin artists. The vendors change from year to year, so there's always a reason to keep coming back.
In Austin, creativity knows no bounds.
Hilarious caricature artists and quirky creatives are right at home at The Pecan Street Festival. This bi-yearly event really helps keep Austin weird.
Dance your heart out to the city's best local bands.
Dozens of dazzling artists will fill the street with their music. You'll hear everything from twangy country to soulful blues. Show the Austin music scene a little love and rock out to some hometown heroes.
The Pecan Street Festival will reinvigorate your love for the city.
2018's Fall Pecan Street Festival takes place from 11 am to 10 pm on Saturday, September 22nd and from 11 am to 8 pm on Sunday, September 21st. All events occur on Sixth Street between I-35 and Brazos. To learn more, visit The Pecan Street Festival's
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