During the festival, Austin's famous 6th Street (originally known as Pecan Street) is closed to traffic and replaced by several blocks of art, craft, gift, food, and other vendors along with tons of pedestrians. There's live music, and plenty of entertainment for the kids.
All in all, the event is a relaxing way to spend an hour or two. It's an ideal distraction if you're in the mood for a laid back stroll or if you enjoy browsing for unique gifts for yourself or others.
If you're visiting Austin, or if you live in the suburbs, this is a great opportunity to spend some leisure time downtown and, while you're there, enjoy brunch or lunch at a downtown Austin restaurant within walking distance (and there are some good choices right there on 6th Street).
Austin Pecan Festival Parking
If you're in need of parking, you might get lucky and find something streetside in the general area (street parking, for now at least, is free on weekends). But honestly, you're better off just bringing a few extra bucks and parking in a nearby paid lot or garage (don't be like me and park ten blocks away and then have to hike your way in).
Fall 2011 Pecan Street Festival Live Music Schedule - Saturday September 24, 2011
MAIN STAGE 12:00 - RoadHouse Rockers 1:00 - Moving Blues 2:00 - Stupid Drama 3:00 - The Day Tripper Band 4:00 - Deuce Coupe 5:00 - Hard Proof Afrobeat 6:00 - The Boxing Lesson 7:00 - That Damned Band 8:00 - Tortilla Factory
TRINITY STAGE 12:00 - Residual Kid 1:00 - Erin Ivey 2:00 - Ariel Abshire 3:00 - Jaimee Harris 4:00 - Western Ghost House 5:00 - Dead Black Hearts 6:00 - BK & MR E 7:00 - MoTel Aviv 8:00 - The Shears
RED RIVER STAGE 12:00 - Diverse City Dance 1:00 - Majestic Revelation 2:00 - Little Radar 3:00 - Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour 4:00 - Javi Garcia and the Cold Cold Ground 5:00 - Haun's Mill 6:00 - Wild Child 7:00 - The Rajamani Ensemble 8:00 - Digital Antique
Fall 2011 Pecan Street Festival Live Music Schedule - Sunday September 25, 2011
MAIN STAGE 12:00 - Huerta Culture 1:00 - El Tule 2:00 - Son De Rey 3:00 - Maneja Beto 4:00 - Suns of Orpheus 5:00 - Cowboy Donley 6:00 - NAKIA
TRINITY STAGE 12:00 - Melissa Fair 1:00 - Lux Divon 2:00 - EMCravens 3:00 - Thieving Birds 4:00 - The Sour Notes 5:00 - New Roman Times 6:00 - The Rocket Boys
RED RIVER STAGE 12:00 - White Leaf 1:00 - Butcher Slim 2:00 - The River Has Many Voices 3:00 - Andy Barham & the Good Prevails 4:00 - Zest of Yore 5:00 - Elevated Lines 6:00 - Leatherbag
Old Pecan Street Festival Live Music Videos
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Map - Pecan Street Festival
Old Pecan ST (6th Street)
Austin, TX 78701