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Weekend street closures: Texas Tribune Festival and more

Walks and runs join big thinkers around the central city

Fall festival season has kicked in, as is apparent from the events shutting down some central city streets this weekend (as well as the two weekends of ACL Fest, followed by the Texas Book Festival, on the horizon). Specifically, we’re talking about the Texas Tribune Festival, the celebrity-nerd fest that gathers politicians, journalists, policy wonks, and assorted others to discuss issues of state and national importance.

The annual festival, which lasts all weekend, will share Saturday with the NAMIWalks event for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday. The usual Sustainable Food Center farmers market downtown will take place both days, as well. The information and maps below come via Downtown Austin Alliance and Austin City Stage websites.

Texas Tribune Festival

Thursday-Saturday, September 27-29

8 p.m. to noon

CONGRESS AVE

Between 8th St and 11th St

9TH STREET

Between 100 W 9th St and 110 E 9th St

10TH STREET

Between 100 W 10th St and 100 E 10th St

NAMIWalks

Saturday, September 29

5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

RIVERSIDE DRIVE

Between Lee Barton Drive and S. 1st Street

Police will escort the walkers and hold traffic at intersections. Road will not be closed to traffic.

S. 1ST STREET

(Partial Closure)

Between Riverside Drive and Cesar Chavez Street

Police will escort the walkers and hold traffic at intersections. Road will not be closed to traffic.

9:00 AM- 10:30 AM

CESAR CHAVEZ STREET

(Partial Closure)

Between S. 1st Street and Congress Avenue

Police will escort the walkers and hold traffic at intersections. Road will not be closed to traffic.

9:00 AM- 10:30 AM

CONGRESS AVENUE

(Partial Closure)

Between Cesar Chavez Street and 7th Street

Police will escort the walkers and hold traffic at intersections. Road will not be closed to traffic.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

7TH STREET

(Partial Closure)

Between Congress Avenue and Brazos St

Police will escort the walkers and hold traffic at intersections. Road will not be closed to traffic.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

11TH STREET

(Partial Closure)

Between Brazos St and Colorado St

Police will escort the walkers and hold traffic at intersections. Road will not be closed to traffic.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

COLORADO ST

(Partial Closure)

Between 11th St and 7th St

Police will escort the walkers and hold traffic at intersections. Road will not be closed to traffic.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

7TH ST

(Partial Closure)

Between Colorado St and Congress Ave

Police will escort the walkers and hold traffic at intersections. Road will not be closed to traffic.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

SFC Downtown Farmers Market

Saturday, September 29

6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

4TH STREET

Between Guadalupe and San Antonio

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Sunday, September 30

3 a.m. to 10 a.m.

CONGRESS AVE

Between Riverside Dr and Cesar Chavez

3am-12pm

CONGRESS AVE

Between 11th St and Cesar Chavez

6am-10am

11TH ST

Between Lavaca St and Brazos St