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Street closures for the Pecan Street Festival and Sunshine Run are afoot

Here’s what’s closed, and when, Saturday and Sunday

Street crowded with partying pedestrians, white tents/booths
Pecan Street Festival 2015
Pecan Street Festival/Facebook

Yes, of course there’s a marathon, charity run, bike race, motorcycle parade, and/or festival in Austin every weekend. Why do you ask?

This weekend marks the umpteenth (40th) annual Pecan Street Festival, an array of art vendors, music, and food that assembles on East Sixth Street (which was originally called Pecan Street) between Brazos Street and IH-35.

Since it closes only that stretch of Sixth and some side streets, traffic issues are minimal, but you should avoid the area if you are not going to the festival (unless you don’t mind getting stuck behind people looking for parking on surrounding streets).

Sunday, meanwhile, brings Silicon Labs’ Sunshine Run, which benefits Austin’s free Sunshine Camps for kids.

From the Downtown Austin Alliance web page, closures are as follows:

Saturday, May 6

Pecan Street Festival Spring 2017

3:00 a.m. to midnight

East Sixth Street between Brazos and IH-35

San Jacinto, Trinity, Neches, Red RIver, and Sabine streets between East Fifth and East Seventh streets

Sunday, May 7

Sunshine Run

3:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cesar Chavez Street between Lavaca Street and Mo-Pac/Loop 1

Sandra Muraida Way between Lamar Boulevard and Cesar Chavez Street

B.R. Reynolds Drive between Lamar Blvd and Cesar Chavez Street

Mo-Pac/Loop 1 ramps between northbound and southbound access and Cesar Chavez Street