La Fiesta de Pecan Street — ¡Gratis!
EXTENDED METRO RAIL HOURS for Cinco de Mayo & the FESTIVAL! Here’s the Saturday schedule.
Cinco de Mayo and Pecan Street Festival…a match made in heritage heaven. We have the biggest party in town Saturday with mucho bands, tasty beverages and bueno eats!
Music on Saturday includes lots of Latino sounds, many on our main/Neches stage, including DJ Chorizo Funk (of Peligrosa), Liz Burrito, Ley Line, Chulita Vinyl Club (both all-female bands), and Ex-Romantica. You can hear more on our 100-track/10-hour soundcloud.
Our featured artist is local J Muzacz with an original piece, including one of his signature low-riders, for our posters and t-shirts sold at the PSA booth; his booth adjacent (Trinity and 6th St.).
Lots of great street performers will be permitted on the sidewalks, like the underserved youth of The Austin Community Steelband, setting up at Brazos around noon on Sunday.
A special addition to Sunday’s stage line up: a Hare Krishna festival blessing in song form from His Grace Sriman Sankarshan Das Adhikari (Sun., Neches Stage, 11:30 am).
We have a wonderful array of vendors, offering festival-goers pottery, printmaking, pen and acrylic work, hand blown glass, jewelry, assemblage art & more!
The PSF is the largest, and longest-running, of Texas’ arts/crafts and music festivals. It draws nearly 300 local and national arts, crafts and food vendors, +/-50 musical acts and a quarter-million attendees during the weekend. PSF is also FREE; the ONLY large-scale, festival around that can boast this.
The Pecan Street Association (“PSA”), the non-profit behind the festival, gives back to the community via donations to local non-profits and towards preservation of the Pecan Street Historic District.