One of Austin’s oldest and longest running festivals is back! The Pecan Street Festival is one of those classic Austin festivals.
If you’ve never been, it’s a gigantic street fair with music, art, kids activities, jewelry, giant turkey legs, and all kinds of other cool stuff. It’s actually the largest art festival in Central Texas, attracting over 300,000 people!
They have tons of distinctively Austin attractions, including a facial hair groomer. It’s just a good time and a perfect activity for the kiddos.
Be sure to bring your appetite. They’ll have food vendors all over the place for you to grab a bite.
They say a pictures is worth a thousand words. Instead of going on about how The Austin Food + Wine Festival is the festival of the year and one not to be missed, I’ll just let you browse the photos and see for yourself. Beware, these photos may cause intense food cravings!
We feasted, we feasted and it was fabulous. Mark your calendars for next year April 22nd – April 24th.
One year in, and Float Fest is quickly becoming one of my favorite summer festivals. This year’s lineup promises to keep the momentum going with a diverse bill that includes hometown favorites Ghostland Observatory, and co-headliners Phantogram, and Local Natives.
We’ll continue to provide details and tips as the event approaches (we’re officially Float Fest veterans now), but in the meantime, check out this announcement video then visit their website for the full lineup and info on camping, tubing and general awesome-ness.
How did it happen? SXSW is just around the corner.
If you’re looking for some fun and FREE things to do this year. On March 14th we’re hosting the ATX Downtown Photowalk.
We’ve also partnered with a bunch of our favorite local trailer eateries and restaurants to host the ATX Food Crawl with A Taste of Koko, The Austin Visitors Bureau and Food Coma King. This is a self paced tour of our favorite local places to eat, and we have a ton of cool prizes lined up, including tickets for two to this year’s Austin Food and Wine Festival.
Lastly, Space Chimp Media created this great guide for SXSW that breaks down this year’s festival by the numbers, the people involved, and a whole lot more:
The rumors are true, Austin’s own Ghostland Observatory will be ending a lengthy hiatus to headline this year’s Euphoria Music Festival. Co-headliners Pretty Lights, STS9, Thievery Corporation, and Adventure Club top a bill that is arguably the strongest top-to-bottom lineup in the history of the Austin electronic music festival arena.
Photo courtesy of www.lasershows.net
“Expanding to a full three days of camping, coupled with our diverse lineup has allowed us to create an immersive festival experience unique not just to Texas, but to most festivals out there,” says Euphoria creative director Mitch Morales. “We really want to emphasize our culture and show fans what sets us apart from the rest.”
The three-day festival will take place at the beautiful Carson Creek Ranch, just a few minutes east of downtown Austin. Festival-goers are encouraged to camp on the property to fully immerse themselves in the Euphoria experience.
It’s that time of year again! The annual celebration of all things German in New Braunfels, Texas, WURSTFEST.
If you’ve never been, imagine your favorite scenes from Beerfest and National Lampoon’s European Vacation’s Oktoberfests, conveniently dropped into an awesome German town just 40 minutes south of Austin.
Throughout the park you’ll find a smorgasbord of food and drink options, as well as carnival rides, arts and crafts, and people dressed-up in awesome German attire celebrating with beer and sausage in hand.
The alcohol related event makes the 40 minute drive ill-advised (parking is no picnic either), so this year, Jason Neff (contributor to 365 Austin) and friends are hosting a high-end bus service from Austin to New Braunfels.
The busses are equipped with comfortable seats, TV’s, and possibly most importantly, restrooms!
$45 Includes transportation to and from the festival, and admission to the event. See details on the two available dates below:
It’s Texas Book Festival time again! This is an absolutely fantastic event that is fun for the entire family.
This annual book-a-palooza was the brain child of former First Lady, Laura Bush. I think the coolest thing about the festival is that it gets people excited about reading and raises tons of cash for Texas libraries. Since the fest started they’ve awarded over $2.5 million in grant money to state libraries. That is downright inspiring!
The festival will have everything from book signings, panel discussions, author readings, and more.
Wow! What a perfect first weekend of ACL. Let’s start by congratulating twitter user @JeffBerres for winning two wristbands to weekend two via our friends at AT&T U-verse. Jeff posted the following picture of this graffiti art boom box, which you can check out during weekend two as well!
The weather was amazing this past weekend, but during the hottest parts of the day, it was really nice to be able to seek shelter under the AT&T tent.
The ‘AT&T Footprint’ (tent) is located between the Art Tents and the Samsung Stage. Inside you’ll find a live-stream of the onstage performances currently happening around the festival. You’ll also find a plethora of phone chargers, friendly AT&T staff members explaining the benefits of GigaPower, and live street art creations from local artists.
We saw a ton of really great shows throughout the weekend, but the AT&T tent was always our rally point, as it provided a chance to catch some shade and a phone charge without missing any of the action.
It’s looking like Weekend Two’s highs will be in the 90’s! Needless to say, we’ll be spending even more time in the tent!
This post was made possible through my association with AT&T. The prize was provided by AT&T, but AT&T is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of AT&T.
The folks at AT&T were nice enough to invite us to the sold-out Weekend One of
this year’s ACL festival. We couldn’t be more excited, and we’d love to share the
experience with you!
We want to reward you for interacting with us on social media this weekend, so
we’ve partnered with AT&T to GIVE AWAY TWO 3-DAY PASSES TO WEEKEND TWO.
AT&T U-Verse is looking to spread the word about its new GigaPower 100% Fiber
network that delivers super-fast Internet speeds to the Austin market. You’ve
probably seen the commercial where the guy downloads a whole movie in a matter
of seconds… To see if it’s available in your neck of the woods, go here: GigaPower
To enter to win the free wristbands, we encourage you to use the hashtags #365ACL and
#GigaPower in all of your tweets and Instagrams this weekend. If you aren’t going to the
festival, we’d love to be your eyes and ears inside the gates. Use the hashtags to ask us
questions about shows, to tell us what bands we should see, and anything else ACL related.
We’ll pick a winner based on both quality and quantity of what you share!
For extra points, capture all your ACL Music Fest Memories with the U-Verse Social
Scrapbook. Go to uversesocialscrapbook.com, add your Twitter and Instagram
accounts, then use #GigaPower throughout the fest to add posts to your scrapbook!
I signed up today, and it’s super-easy.
To show the power and speed of GigaPower, local graffiti artists will be creating a
piece of art in one hour, everyday of the festival. You’re invited to watch the artists
in person each day at the AT&T footprint. Or, If you’d like to follow from outside the
festival, I’ll be live tweeting their creations at 3pm each day all weekend, and sharing
updates from their tent.
This post was made possible through my association with AT&T. The prize was
provided by AT&T, but AT&T is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any
other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own
and not those of AT&T.
ACL is only three short days away, so I took a quick swim through the middle of the line-up for a few bands that I think you should know about. I’m assuming you’re already familiar with Pearl Jam, Eminem, etc so those are left out. As are any EDM mentions… nothing against it, they just don’t convert well into a playlist across multiple genres.
I’ve left the playlist open, so feel free to add your own favorites if you have a Spotify account. See you at the Fest!