The Annual Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival

Did you know that 6th Street was originally named Pecan Street? The Pecan Street Association is dedicated to maintaining the history of Pecan Street.

On May 7th and 8th, the annual Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival will take place for the 39th time. It's one of the longest running festivals in the United States. For the full list of events, check out their website. You can also download an app that has the schedule, maps, and a friend finder feature.

This year's featured artist is Hank Holland, a painter from Louisiana who was born with cerebral palsy. The images on the festival's posters and T-shirts were designed by him. Make sure you stop by his booth on 6th and Trinity to say hello and get information about Cerebral Palsy Transition, Awareness, Hope (CPATH).

The festival will have musical performances on three different stages from noon until after 9 on Saturday. On Sunday they start at noon and the last band takes the stage around 7.

There will also be around 200 vendors set up selling items such as gourmet foods, art, photography services, jewelry and more. This is a great way to support local businesses and network. There will be plenty of food and beer for sale as well.

The festival is still in need of volunteers. If you're interested, find out more on the website.

Have other plans and can't make it? Mark your calendar for the Fall Pecan Street Festival on September 24 and 25.

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