Art and music combine in this well-loved festival that takes place over two days in the spring and two days in the fall. You can always count on Austin’s streets to be lively, and the Pecan Street Festival creates an even more bustling vibe. During this event, one of the top Austin Texas festivals, the street closes down to vehicles to make room for vendor tents and the whole area fills with people. Browse local artwork and a wide variety of local goods while listening to live tunes at this fun-filled Austin event!
Mark Your Calendar
The Pecan Street Festival in Austin will be held on September 17-18, 2022.
Pecan Street Festival Event Details
Nearly 200 vendors will be set up at the Pecan Street Festival, giving attendees plenty to browse. Specialty foods, body care products, clothing, crafts, jewelry, and even products for your pup can all be found among these vendors. There will also be treasures to be discovered from the many artists that will be displaying and selling their pieces. Art mediums including painting, ceramics, sculpture, digital art, mixed media, and woodwork will all be represented. Find a unique piece to bring back home while at the same time supporting the local art community!
It wouldn’t be an event in the live music capital of the world without plenty of live tunes. Over three dozen artists and bands will converge on the scene, playing a wide variety of genres. Performances are spread out across multiple stages, so it is always possible to find something you’ll enjoy. Stages are situated at the intersections just off the main thoroughfare at Trinity Street, Neches, and Red River. As you make your way up and down 6th Street (Old Pecan Street), you’ll also find plenty of food and beer all at your fingertips.
History of the Festival
Visitors understandingly make the mistake of expecting the Pecan Street Festival to be held on Pecan Street, when in fact the street is marked Sixth Street. When Austin’s street grid was originally designed, the north-south streets were named after Texas rivers and the east-west streets were named after trees. The east-west streets were later renamed numerically, and what was formerly Pecan Street took on the name of Sixth Street. The festival honors the street’s original name.