The celebrated bi-annual Pecan Street Festival is pleased to announce that the Spring 2013 festival will take place on Saturday, May 4 (11AM-10PM)and Sunday, May 5 (11AM-8PM) in the heart of Austin’s beloved Sixth Street. The FREE event will feature artisans, sponsor activations, rides, street performers, live music, and food concessions from around the nation. Festival-patrons can find the best in arts and crafts; from paintings, metal work, clothing, and home décor; to fantastic photography, handmade jewelry, unique sculpting, one-off woodwork, and many other whimsical and useful household items.
With its 35th Spring Edition, the Pecan Street Festival continues to be a local tradition that celebrates Austin’s spirit, as well as its artistic and diverse culture. As always, the event aims to encourage green living with the use of recycling programs and organic-based vendors. The festival will be selling re-usable tote bags for attendee’s to utilize throughout the festival and beyond. It will also promote leading a more health-conscious lifestyle by offering a greater variety of health-based food options throughout the festival grounds.
As a non-profit 501 C-3, the Old Pecan Street Association donates a majority of festival proceeds to local city and non- profit organizations, donating this year to the East Austin Conservancy, the City of Austin, Knights of Columbus, Austin Fire Department and Austin Boxer Rescue, to name a few. The Pecan Street Festival invites Austin residents to bring their four legged friends to join in the fun!!!
The Pecan Street Festival is the oldest and largest arts and crafts festival in Central Texas. What started in 1978 as a street revitalization project and an opportunity for Austin merchants to sell their hand made products has become an Austin tradition that attracts artists and musicians from all over the globe and draws over 300,000 festival goers every year; generating millions in economic impact. Visit www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com to learn more about this amazing project.