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You Do Not Want To Miss The Pecan Street Festival!

You Do Not Want To Miss The Pecan Street Festival!

Pecan Street Festival

The Pecan Street Festival is the perfect way to enjoy the weekend! The two day event that runs from the 2nd to the 3rd is one of the longest running and largest music and arts and crafts festivals in the country. You will not want to miss out on all that this event has to offer, so make sure to plan a whole weekend that the family can enjoy together.

The seven blocks of 6th Street that fall between IH 35 and Congress are some of the most well-known streets in all of Texas, and has become the heart of Austin’s live entertainment scene. When Edwin Waller designed Austin’s street grid, he named the streets that run north-south after rivers in Texas, and then recommended a numeric designation for streets that run east-west. However, his idea was shut down, and the east-west streets were named after trees. A few years later, that decision was also reversed, and the streets were renamed with numbers, which transformed Pecan Street to Sixth Street. The long running festival is meant to honor the original name of the street.

The street is still lined with many commercial buildings and historical houses that date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Many of the old buildings are now home to various bars, tattoo parlors, live entertainment venues, casual cafes, art galleries, upscale restaurants, and the Driskill Hotel.

All of the money that is raised during the event helps to directly support the Pecan Street Association efforts to keep the 6th Street district a historical landmark for many years.

All of us at Dean Davis Insurance in Austin, Texas would like to invite you and your friends and family out for all the fun that surrounds the Pecan Street Festival this year!

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Don’t Miss Out on These Fall Events!

Don’t Miss Out on These Fall Events!

Now that the weather has cooled down for fall, it is the perfect time to attend fun, local events with all of your friends. Make sure to mark your calendar for these exciting events this weekend.

The Texas Book Festival is going on October 25th and 26th, and is the perfect event for anyone that enjoys a good book and hanging out with like-minded people. The book festival is free to the public and takes place at the State Capitol. The two-day festival has many literary events, such as cocktails with authors, bike ride with authors, and a literary pub-crawl. There are also many other fun activities and events to keep the whole family entertained, including food trucks, live music, family activities, and more! As one of the most prestigious and largest literary festivals in the country, people of all ages are sure to enjoy every minute spent there!

If you are looking for more adult activities to enjoy, make sure to check out Austin Beer Week 2014. The week starts on October 24th and goes through November 2nd to ensure that you are able to taste all of the delicious craft beers. The 10-day event is full of many fun activities, including daily tastings, beer and food pairings, beer dinners, and more at different venues throughout the area. There will also be contests, festivals, and educational experiences to enjoy. The venues and times change each day, so make sure to stay up to date with all the latest news about Austin Beer Week to ensure that you do not miss out!

Dean Davis Insurance in Austin, Texas would like to invite you and your loved ones to both of these fun and exciting events this fall.

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