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Weekend street closures: Pecan Street Festival, Sunshine Run

Weather very much depending

A crowd of people on a street with booths covered by white tent tops
Pecan Street Festival on East Sixth Street
Pecan Street Festival /Facebook

Along with its traditionally volatile weather situations, spring in Austin ushers in the seasonal return of 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 (5K, 10K, and Kids K) on Sunday. The latter will take place primarily along roads on the north lake shore west of Auditorium Shores, where it starts and ends.

In addition, on Monday the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial procession will travel through Downtown, starting at the state Capitol.

Of note: Cinco de Mayo events also take place this weekend, and the weather forecast calls for rain and some storms. Check event sites or social media feeds for any cancellations, postponements, and rain dates.

Information and maps below are via the Austin City Stage website.

Pecan Street Spring 2019

Saturday, May 4, 3 a.m., to Sunday, May 5, midnight

East Sixth Street

Between Brazos and IH-35

San Jacinto, Trinity, Neches, Red River, Sabine

Between East Fifth and East Seventh streets

SFC Farmers Market Downtown

Repeats every Saturday and Sunday year-round

Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fourth Street between Guadalupe and San Antonio streets

Silicon Labs Sunshine Run

Sunday, May 5, 3:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

West Cesar Chavez Street

Between Lavaca Street and MoPac

Sandra Muraida Way

Between North Lamar Boulevard and West Cesar Chavez Street

B.R. Reynolds Drive

Between North Lamar Boulevard and West Cesar Chavez Street

MoPac ramps

Between northbound and southbound access roads and West Cesar Chavez Street

Texas Peace Officer Memorial Parade

Monday, May 6

6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

West 12th Street

Between Lavaca Street and Colorado Street

Colorado Street

Between 11th Street and 13th Street

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Congress Avenue

Between Barton Springs Road and Cesar Chavez Street