Pachanga is a Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival dedicated to showcasing the vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and the impact it has on American culture today. The festival will be held on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 at Fiesta Gardens in Austin, TX.
The Pachanga lineup includes rock, alternative, tejano, mariachi, cumbia, salsa, electronic, funk, hip-hop and indie rock with one singular theme, the sound is brown.
For more information visit www.pachangafest.com, and for up-to-the-minute news follow us on Facebook at Pachanga Latino Music Festival and on Twitter at pachangafest.
FuturoFund Austin is a collective effort to engage our community through philanthropy and leadership. FuturoFund members make equal contributions to a charitable fund held by the Austin Community Foundation. Members are engaged in a grant making process through which 100% of member contributions are granted to deserving organizations making an impact in the Hispanic community.
¿Donde esta el festival?
The 2012 Pachanga Festival takes places at Fiesta Gardens, on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in East Austin.
How do I get there?
The park’s official address is 2101 Jesse Segovia, Austin, TX 78702. The entrance to festival will be on the Northwest corner of the park on Jesse Segovia St. near the Lynn Street intersection.
Street parking is plentiful in the area around the venue.
We have been able to add parking ON THE SOUTH SIDE of Nash Hernandez Blvd. from East of IH35 to Chicon. We encourage you to park there if possible and walk make the short walk East to venue.
Comal Street (there is a small lot on the corner of Comal and Nash Hernandez) and Martin Middle School has limited parking as well.
Running East to West Riverview, Haskel, and Holly Street have parking from Waller to Robert Martinez. North to South Chalmbers, Anthony, and Robert Martinez have space as well.
Beware the no parking signs on Chicon Street.
PAY ATTENTION TO CITY SIGNAGE AND DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS. BE RESPECTFUL TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND PEOPLES RESIDENCES.
For your bicicleta:
Bike racks will be available for you to secure your bike at the corner of Chicon and Jesse Segovia (formerly Bergman).
For your auto/carro:
Parking is available on the streets around and surrounding Fiesta Gardens and we especially encourage you to try and park WEST of the venue if at all possible to avoid the neighborhood.
West of the venue there is parking on both sides of the street on Comal immediately West of Martin Middle School. Martin Middle School has lots on the North side and at the intersection of Comal and Nash Hernandez (formerly Festival Beach Road). There is also a lot on the Northeast corner of Martin Middle School.
Heading East on Nash Hernandez Blvd (formerly Festival Beach Road) from Comal St. there is parking on one side of the road on the lower and upper sections of the road, and to the end of Nash Hernandez Blvd.
Further West from the venue Waller Street has parking as well.
Please be mindful to City signage as parking is restricted in some areas and you will be towed if you park in a no parking area.
If you park in the blocks surrounding the venue on Riverview, Haskell, Holly or the cross streets like Chalmers, Chicon, Lynn and Anthony, keep in mind you are in a residential neighborhood.
Disabled / Accessible Parking
Parking for persons with disabilities will be provided at the West side parking lot on Chicon, north of Fiesta Gardens, on a first-come, first-served basis. You must have a State issued placard to park in these spaces.
How do I take public transportation?
For your colectivo: The Cap Metro website has directions from your location to the venue. Popular routes include:
Bus route 22 Chicon Saturday: drops off at the RBJ Health Center west of Fiesta Gardens or East 2nd and Robert Martinez.
Bus route 17 Cesar Chavez Eastbound Saturday: drops off at East 2nd and Robert Martinez.
Is the Festival family friendly?
Sí, of course! Niño’s Rock Pachanga is an interactive activity area for children featuring kid-centric performances by Pachanga artists and cultural activities lead by respected artists and craftsmen. For complete line-up of performances and activities, check out the Niño’s Rock page.
Can we bring in outside food or beverages?
You are allowed to bring one sealed bottle of water per person; otherwise, there is food, beverages (including alcohol) and more for sale inside.
Are pets allowed in the park/fest?
Sorry, no pets of any kind are allowed.
Is there an age limit?
It is an all ages event. Children twelve (12) and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.
What personal items are permitted?
The following items are permitted: (1) sealed bottle of water per person, blankets, cell phones, strollers (for children four years and younger), folding chairs, cameras (still shot only), backpacks, purses (regular size) and binoculars.
What personal items are prohibited?
The following items are prohibited: guns, knives (or any other weapons), wallet chains, glass, alcohol, illegal substances, pets, video cameras, framed or large backpacks.
Are there ATMs on the event grounds?
There will be one ATM located by the front gate/box office and one just inside the front gate for your convenience.
Will the festival be canceled due to weather?
The Pachanga Festival will be as scheduled rain or shine.
What does Pachanga mean?
From Spanish it is literally translated as “lively party” and that’s exactly what it is going to be.
Is there a charity involved?
Yes, a portion of all proceeds will benefit the FuturoFund Austin.
All event patrons and belongings may be searched when entering the festival grounds.
Portable bathrooms will be available (including accessible portables).