Our Austin boots store may not be the weirdest place in town, but it’s got its quirks! Where else can you finds shelves of store-exclusive cowboy boots, antler chandeliers, friendly armadillo décor, and a man-cave of western wear? We can’t think of anyplace else, either. We love our hometown, and we like to keep tabs on all the summer happenings comin’ up. Weird and wonderful Austin is playing host to some great events this May, and we’ve rounded up some of the top contenders. Have a fun, weird month in Austin, y’all!
Old Pecan Street Festival – May 3-4 – FREE!
Ever an Austin classic, the Old Pecan Street Festival has been around for over 30 years. This two-day arts festival features local and national artisans, live music, a petting zoo, street magicians, and Austin food galore. Best of all, the festival raises money for many Austin-area nonprofits. So whether you want to snack on some Texas BBQ, shop for artisanal crafts, browse local artists’ wares, or listen to local bands play all day, the Old Pecan Street Festival is the place to be.
Catch the 2014 Pecan Street Festival on the first weekend in May, 11 AM-10 PM Saturday, and 11 AM-8 PM Sunday. For a full schedule and other fun, download the festival’s free app.
Austin Psych Fest – May 2-4 – Prices Vary
Carrying the torch for Austin as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin Psych Fest 2014 features dozens of fantastic musicians for 3 days in May at Carson Creek Ranch. Headliners include the Dandy Warhols, Of Montreal, Panda Bear, Black Lips, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and The War on Drugs. There are psychedelic light shows all weekend, 3 stages, and on-site camping.
Tickets for Austin Psych Fest range from $64.89 for a one-day pass to $263.68 for a weekend pass + deluxe upgrade. RV spots, camping rentals, and camping passes are also available.