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Weekend road closures: Pecan Street Festival and more

A full events roster returns

Crowd in downtown Austin street with vendor tents on right
Pecan Street Festival
Pecan Street Festival/Facebook

After a couple of weeks with a break in marathons, festivals, and other miscellaneous events shutting down central-city streets, we are back to our more typical roster of public celebrating, memorializing, and shopping. Fittingly, road-closing events return in a modest form, highlighted by one-street the Pecan Street Festival, one of the longest-running arts, crafts, and music shindigs in the country and still Old-Austin-scaled.

The two-day, biannual festival this weekend shares Saturday with the usual Sustainable Food Center farmers market downtown and with the Silicon Labs Sunshine Run on Sunday. In addition, on Monday the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial procession will travel through downtown. Information and maps below are from the Downtown Austin Alliance and Austin City Stage websites.

Pecan Street Spring 2018

Saturday, May 5, 3 a.m., to Sunday, May 6, midnight

E 6TH ST

Between Brazos and IH-35

SAN JACINTO, TRINITY, NECHES, RED RIVER, SABINE

Between E 5th St and E 7th St

SFC Farmer’s Market Downtown

Saturday, May 6, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sunday March 31, 2019

4TH STREET between Guadalupe and San Antonio

Silicon Labs Sunshine Run

Sunday, May 6, 3:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

CESAR CHAVEZ ST

Between Lavaca St and MoPac Loop 1

SANDRA MURAIDA WAY

Between Lamar Blvd and Cesar Cahvez

BR REYNOLDS DR

Between Lamar Blvd and Cesar Chavez Street

MOPAC LOOP 1 RAMPS

Between NB & SB Access and Cesar Chavez Street

Texas Peace Officer Memorial Parade

Monday, May 7, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CONGRESS AVENUE

Between Barton Springs Rd and Cesar Chavez St

Closure in effect from 9:00-11:00AM

W 12TH ST

Between Lavaca St and Colorado St

Closure in effect from 6:00AM - 2:00PM

COLORADO ST

Between 11th St and 13th St Closure in effect from 6:00AM - 2:00PM