Pachanga, or "lively party," is a relatively new Austin music festival, having debuted in 2008. Beginning in 2010, the event has expanded to two days.
Located at Fiesta Gardens (allowing for more than one stage), there's definitely plenty of room for lively partying. The musical lineup has grown and includes numerous quality acts from Austin and beyond.
[Or, as the official website states: The Pachanga lineup includes everything from rock, alternative, tejano, mariachi, cumbia, salsa, electronic, funk, hip-hop and indie rock with one singular theme, the sound is brown.]
The 2010 lineup includes:
Bobby Pulido (Edinburg, TX)
Grupo Fantasma (Austin)
Bomba Estéreo (Bogata, Columbia)
Pacha Massive (New York)
Tortilla Factory (Austin)
David Garza (Austin)
Girl In A Coma (San Antonio)
Hacienda (San Antonio)
Y La Orkestra (Tucson, AZ)
Pilar Diaz (Los Angeles)
Bombasta (San Antonio)
Amplified Heat (Austin)
Carla Morrison (Tecate, Mexico)
Piñata Protest (Houston)
Willie Alvarado (San Angelo, TX)
Brian Lopez (Tucson, AZ)
Making Movies (Kansas City/Panama)
24-7 (Victoria, TX)
Mariachi Las Alteñas (San Antonio)
Los Bandidos (Austin)
Don't Forget the Rest
Although the primary draw is the Music, the Pachanga Latino Music Festival also features an ample selection of food vendors representing some awesome local establishments.
Additionally, there's always a diverse selection of artists and artisan vendors.
And the festival is family friendly with free admission for those 12 and under along with an area dedicated to kids activities.