Pecan Street Festival: Austin’s Official Heritage Event!
Celebrate WEIRD: Come in Costume!
The City of Austin is recognizing The Pecan Street Festival as the City’s very own overarching “heritage festival.” We have many a nationality and ethnicity to celebrate in Austin, but we lack one large-scale art and music festival that honors them all…that honors the “weird cultural diversity” that is our fair city.
To that end, we encourage festival-goers to COME IN COSTUME to help us celebrate the 40th anniversary, harking back to “a carefree, casual-festival time in Austin <during the> days of Aquafest, the Spam Festival, and other unassuming, unexpected Austin revelry.” (Laura Cottam Sajbel)
Join us on Saturday, May 6th at 12:40pm at the Main Stage at Neches and 7th St. for a presentation with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo: