Did you know 6th Street didn’t always have the same name?
6th Street used to be named Pecan Street! Whoa!
I sure didn’t until know that until I checked out their page. But, now that I have your attention let’s blow your mind some more…
MetroRail STARTING @ 10AM SATURDAY, May 5!
So, as you plan your trip out to this year’s Pecan Street Festival, check out our website for a special MetroRail schedule made just for you, to make your life just a little bit easier!
The festival will take over 6th Street for two days (May 5 & 6) of food, music and art. Check out the multiple bus stops around the 6th Street area and consider riding the rail there as it conveniently stops along 4th and Trinity.
So many routes that can take you downtown!
- North/South: 1L/1M, 3, 5, 7, 10, 17, 30, 101, 127, 142
- East/West: 4, 21, 122
- MetroRail: On Saturdays, MetroRail runs from Lakeline to Downtown (with six stops in between)
- Starts running at 10 AM on Saturday, May 5
- $2.75 per one-way ticket (buy a round-trip ticket to save time–$5.50)
- After you get off at Downtown Station, you only need to walk two blocks north to find all the Pecan Street Festival action on 6th Street
Pecan Street Festival website says it best:
Local musicians provide entertainment on three stages. The festival is the largest art festival in Central Texas, attracting over 300,000 people per event and generating $43 million in economic impact. Like Austin itself, Pecan Street Festival attendees are diverse. Festival admission is free, so people from all walks of life flock to the streets. Some come to buy art. Some come for food, others for the music, but they all come to take part in a tradition that is 100% Austin and has been known for the last 33 years as a great way to spend a weekend.
While you’re out on the Rail, Bus or at the Festival, Tweet at us at @CapMetroNews!