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!