Spring Pecan Street Festival
May 5th & 6th, 2018

Thank You For A Great 2017 Austin

Spring 2018 Festival: May 5 & 6
Fall 2018 Festival: September 29 & 30

Who we are

The Pecan Street Festival is one of the largest, and longest-running, arts/crafts and music festivals in the nation presented by The Pecan Street Association, a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization. The festival has been produced by Special Events Live since 2006.

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What we do

The Pecan Street Association supports the Austin community by presenting Pecan Street Festival, the association donates its proceeds towards the preservation of historic 6th Street located in Downtown Austin, Texas. 

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Why us?

When Edwin Waller designed Austin’s street grid, he named north-south streets after Texas rivers and recommended numeric designations for east-west streets. Instead, they were named after trees. That decision was later reversed, and they were renamed with numbers. Though Pecan Street became Sixth Street, the festival honors its original name.

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Thanks to the tremendous support of our partners, the money raised during our event goes directly to support the Pecan Street Association's dutiful efforts to keep the 6th Street district a historical landmark for years to come.

Festival News

Eddie Wilson & Jesse Sublett Meet-n-Greet on Saturday!

Currently heralded as one of the best books on the Austin 70’s music scene, Armadillo World Headquarters will be for sale at the Pecan Street Association booth (“MERCH” booth, Sixth St. & Trinity) during the festival. As an extra-EXTRA-special treat, authors Eddie Wilson & Jesse Sublett will be at the booth on Saturday, 2-4pm, signing copies! Many know Eddie Wilson as the owner of Threadgill’s, and former owner of the Armadillo World Headquarters where Austin’s Live Music Capital legend took root. The Austin Chronicle’s Kevin Curtain described Eddie “as a Texan amalgam of concert promotions legend Bill Graham and circus tamer P.T. Barnum, but the...
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Advancing Art & Culture for Over a Century!

“Women in the Tejano community have always kept cultural traditions alive.” – Teresa Palomo Acosta and Ruthe Winegarten, Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History For a combined 106 years of hard work in downtown Austin; investment, sacrifice, curation, community-building, activism and not to mention 10s of 1000s of skillets of migas, three amazing women stood out equally as the Pecan Street Association’s choice for 2017’s Heritage Award: Lidia Pérez, Cynthia Pérez and Sylvia Orozco. Since 1983, Sylvia Orozco has been producing Mexican-American cultural programs and multimedia exhibits in downtown Austin, starting with the Día de los Muertos festival, and in 1984, establishing Mexic-Arte Museum,...
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37th Annual Fall Festival Featured Artist: Niz

We are proud to present our poster and t-shirts design for this fall; which will be available at the Pecan Street Association booth at 6th St. and Trinity during the festival. It is designed by our featured artist, Eleanor Herasimchuk (known as “Niz“). An Austinite, originally from Lima, Peru, and with Ukrainian roots, she typically works on mural scale. She fuses Mesoamerican magical realism/”mythical photorealism” with contemporary, hip-hop insight. Designated “the Queen of Austin stencil art” by renown graffiti artist Nate Nordstrom, her work is instantly recognizable and sets a bar for other street artists. Her work can be seen outside Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop in south Austin, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar,...
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