May 2 (11am - 10pm) + May 3 (11am - 8pm)
FREE! RAIN or SHINE!

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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.

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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Partners

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.

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Festival News

2019 Heritage Award Winners: Michael Shelton & Shannon Sedwick

While it might seem self-serving to pick two of our own for our annual Heritage Award, the rest of the Board of Directors felt overwhelmingly compelled to honor our longest-serving board members before we got too far down the line honoring other worthy candidates. So if you’ll indulge us, and we suspect you’ll be more than happy to, we must...
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Art Immersion: Linda Dumont

Introducing our 39th Annual Fall Pecan Street Festival‘s Featured Artist: Linda Dumont.   It would be easy to mistake Linda Dumont for a native Austinite, given the love she pours into her paintings that often feature iconic Austin images. Hailing from the northeast, she attended The School of The Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA Boston) and Moore College...
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BEHIND THE SCENES: Christopher Haddad

How DO We DO It? You’d be amazed how few people are behind the scenes creating the largest art and music festival in TX – TWICE a year – the only free fest of its kind around!  Besides our hard-working volunteer board members; our part-time PSA executive director; our part-time bookkeeper Kristy Simpson; the amazing crew from Event Support Professionals; our bar staff led...
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