2017 Spring Pecan Street Festival
May 6th (11AM - 10PM) & May 7th (11AM - 8PM)

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

Featured Artist: Luis Abreux

We are pleased to announce Luis Abreux, of CANOPY Studios, as our 40th Anniversary Pecan Street Spring Festival FEATURED ARTIST! Luis has been in Austin for 12 years, hailing from Cuba, where he received his Masters in Painting at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro” (The National Academy of Fine Arts, Cuba), considered the oldest and most prestigious art school in Cuba. He received his U.S. citizenship in 2011. His work has been exhibited world-wide, from Bari, Italy to Springfield, Missouri, and he was a finalist in the Hunting Art Prize competition in 2007. Life in Cuba inspired his whimsical...
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The Pecan Street Association:  CALL FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION In Expanding the Historical Archives of THE PECAN STREET FESTIVAL   In anticipation of our 40th Anniversary Spring Festival! 40 DAYS FOR 40 YEARS This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Bi-Annual Pecan Street Festival. The Spring Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 6th and 7th, 2017. The Pecan Street Association (PSA), the non-profit organization behind the Festival, gives back to our community by investing in historical preservation and providing funding to local artists and non-profits. The PSA is now asking our community to “give back to us” by...
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A Celebration of the Life & Art of Boyd Vance

This year’s Pecan Street Association Heritage Award winner, Boyd Vance, who unfortunately left us in 2005, will be honored at an event at The African American Cultural & Heritage Facility/Office of Arts & Cultural Resources, 912 E. 11th, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, 6:30-8:30 pm. His colleagues from the Spectrum Theater Company will regale us with some excerpts from plays and musicals. Please join us in celebration as we present the award to Boyd’s brother, Clen Vance. Refreshments provided; open to the public. Special treat: PSA’s board member, Brian Joseph, is holding his 30th anniversary/retrospective in the adjacent Dedrick Hamilton House, and...
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