Spring Pecan Street Festival and More Evens in Austin This Weekend

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Why hellllooo May! There is just something about this month that brings us so much happiness. Not sure if it’s all the great stuff to do in Austin, the sunshine, or the fact that summer is basically here!

We are so excited to get this month kicked off with some awesome events like the Pecan Street Festival, which made our list for top events in 2019. We also have a special day coming up this Sunday, any guesses? We’re talking Cinco de Mayo baby!

Who else is pumped up for not only this week but for this month? Good, now let’s get straight to the good stuff.

It only happens four days every year and spans across two weekends–once in the spring and again in the fall. The Spring Pecan Street Festival is just around the corner and we have everything you need to know to make the most of your experience. 

The festival has been a staple in the Austin event scene for over three decades. People come from all over Austin, some to buy art, some to listen to music, some for the food, and others just to explore what all the hype is about. 

Here’s the deal, this free market takes up 6th Street and its surrounding side streets between Brazos and IH35. With nearly 50 local musicians performing over the two-day festival, more than 30 food vendors scattered throughout, and activities such as face painting, a petting zoo, street magicians, and more, you are sure to need a little guidance. You can find the festival map here

It’s the perfect opportunity to get the family downtown and explore an area of Austin that is rich in history and also tends to not be so family-friendly come night time…if you know what we mean. Cough cough, dirty sixth!!

Event Details
🗓 MAY 4–MAY5 | SAT 11AM–10PM | SUN 11AM–8PM
📍 6th Street Between Brazos and IH35

Who’s ready to put on the old cowboy boots and get their country on? The iHeartCountry festival is almost here and they’re bringing some of the biggest names in country music right here to Austin.

Before the main event at the Frank Erwin Center, the Daytime Village will be taking over the north box office plaza. The daytime event will feature performances from Luke Combs, Brett Young, Dylan Scott, and Danielle Bradbery. Want to know the best part? It’s free! That’s right you can enjoy performances from these country superstars in addition to the activity booths which will have free giveaways all afternoon long including last minute tickets to the main show. 

Now, for the main event! Returning for the sixth year here in Austin, the iHeartCountry Music festival. The night will boast of performances from Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, and so many more. The evening will be hosted by one of country music’s most loved radio personalities, Bobby Bones.

Event Details
🗓 MAY 4 | 7PM–11PM
📍 Frank Erwin Center
🎟 Starting at $100

Have you heard? Thursdays are the new Fridays–BossBabes ATX fully supports the idea with their monthly gatherings at the Line Hotel Austin. The monthly get-togethers, which kicked off at the beginning of April, will run through September, taking place on the first Thursday of each month. Welcome to The Residency

Be prepared for a night of relaxing on the pool deck enjoying art from local artists, a DJ set, dancing which is encouraged, and swimming, which is optional…but also encouraged.

The event is free, however, be sure to RSVP so BBATX can plan accordingly!

If you are unable to make the May Residency no need to worry, you have not one, not two, not three, but four more chances to experience this one-of-a-kind (well six in total, but you’re picking up what we’re laying down) night!

Event Details
🗓 MAY 2 | 8PM–11PM
📍 The LINE Austin Pool Deck
🎟 FREE | 21+

Let’s just say things are going to be lit, in more than one way. 

Don’t hate us for referencing this ’cause we honestly can’t help ourselves…but you can cash us outside at Circuit of the Americas jamming to some of the dopest artists in the hip hop industry right now. Atrists like Bhad Bhabie (cue the reference above), Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Kevin Gates, and many more. 

It’s going to be a day to remember! 

Event Details
🗓 MAY 4 | 12PM–10:30PM
📍 Circuit of the Americas
🎟 Starting at $109

Oh, how we love puppy related events–honestly, who doesn’t? It’s always a woofing good time getting to hang with all the pups!

Here’s how it works. Your ticket gets you early access to Nordstrom when they open an hour early at 11 AM for an exclusive shopping opportunity for you and your pup. At noon, enjoy a doggy fashion show featuring BarkHappy users and their dogs!

Throughout the event enjoy free bites and beverages from Nordstroms restaurant, Bazille. There will also be lots of other exciting freebies such as specialty cocktails thanks to Tito’s Vodka, a photo booth for you and your pup to document the afternoon, a wag bag because no party is complete without a goodie bag to take home, and so much more for both you and your dog!

Download the BarkHappy app to get a 10% discount on tickets–if you already have the app, you’re one step ahead. You’ll find the promo code inside the event section under the BarkHappy Austin Spring Doggy Fashion Show event. Scroll to the bottom and you’ll see all the details!

The best part is a portion of the event proceeds goes towards Emancipet! Earlybird tickets are sold out so be sure to snag your ticket before the event completely sells out. 

Event Details
🗓 MAY 5 | 11AM–1PM
📍 Nordstrom Domain Northside
🎟 Starting at $15

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Cinco de Mayo is this Sunday and we have all the best Cinco celebrations happening in Austin. Below are a few of our top picks for YOU!

Cinco de Mayo Fest at Cyclone Anya’s Tex-Mex Cantina
Grizzelda’s Cinco de Mayo Party
Tequila! Cocktail Workshop 

These are just a few, search #CincodeMayo in the UNATION app for more, or read our Cinco de Mayo Blog for our top picks!

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.