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Top 5 Free Austin Events to Attend This Spring

Top 5 Free Austin Events to Attend This Spring

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 by

Spring has sprung, bringing warm weather, sunny skies, and of course, a plethora of outdoor events to the lively city of Austin. Here’s what festivals we’re excited about for the months to come in Austin (and did we mention they’re all free?)

Downtown Street Fair

Every Friday starting April 1 to June 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy your Friday lunch breaks at the first annual Downtown Street Fair! Enjoy delicious food from local vendors and listen to live entertainment while enjoying the beautiful view of the capitol building encompassed by the vibrant city of Austin. Each Friday, starting April 1 and continuing until June 3, the Downtown Street Fair will highlight different vendors, artists, and entertainers, leaving attendees with suspense of what’s to come in the following week.

Clean Sweep

April 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Every April, the nonprofit organization Keep Austin Beautiful hosts Clean Sweep, a city-wide event that recruits over 4,000 volunteers to help in removing waste in Austin and to maintain the beauty that the wonderful city has to offer. Following the cleanup is a volunteer party that consists of a free lunch, live music, and a multitude of activities for Austonites of all ages!

Eeyore’s Birthday Party

April 30 from 11:00 a.m. until dark

The 53rd annual birthday party for Winnie the Pooh character Eeyore is a fundraising event for nonprofits in Austin. Costumes are encouraged, as prizes will be awarded to kids who can rock the most creative ensemble. This daylong party is the perfect event for families to enjoy a beautiful day at Pease District Park while celebrating a character that has become a part of every childhood memory.

Old Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival

May 7  – May 8 starting at 12:00 p.m.

The 39th annual Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival will be occupying the historic 6th street, featuring over 300 artists, delicious food, activities, and more! The Pecan Street Festival is one of the largest and longest-run festivals hosted by The Pecan Street Association. All proceeds go towards preserving the historic 6th Street district.

WEST Austin Studio Tour

May 14-15 & May 21-22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WEST is an art event that occurs over two weeks in May, allowing art lovers to meet the artists themselves, while also being introduced to new artists and seeing their unique workspaces. WEST is a great event to see what makes Austin’s eclectic culture so unique– the talent behind the wonderful masterpieces that are sprinkled throughout the city.

 

Take the time out of your busy schedules to enjoy the numerous outdoor events that are occurring in the Austin area before it gets too hot!

Jenna Meltzer

Public Relations Student at UT Austin; Social Media and Marketing Intern at HMG Creative; Follow her on Instagram @jennameltzer

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