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Austin's arts and tech festival

2018 guide

Austin will host one of the largest tech, film, and music festivals in the country from Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 18. As one of the busiest times of the year in Austin, we want to provide you with information to help you cash in on the road.

Important maps

Navigating downtown

Road closures

Sixth Street and Austin Convention Center

  • 6th Street from Congress Avenue to IH-35 is closed for the duration of the festival, 3/9 – 3/19

  • Northbound Red River Street from Cesar Chavez Street to E 4th Street (east side of the Austin Convention Center) is closed daily from 11am to 3:30am

Road closures

Rainey Street and Riverside Drive

  • Rainey Street will be closed from Driskill Street to Cummings Street daily, noon – 3am

  • Riverside Drive from S 1st Street to Lee Barton Drive will be completely closed from 3/12 to 3/18

Pickup points

Austin Convention Center

  • Northeast corner of 4th Street and Trinity Street on north side of Austin Convention Center

  • Cesar Chavez Street on south side of Austin Convention Center

Pickup points

Sixth Street

  • 5th Street at Brazos Street, Trinity Street, and Red River Street

  • 7th Street at Brazos Street, Trinity Street, Neches Street, and Red River Street

  • 6th Street at Congress Avenue

Pickup points

Rainey Street

  • Southeast corner of Cesar Chavez Street and Red River Street

  • Southeast corner of River Street and East Avenue

Pickup points

The Long Center

  • Corner of S 1st Street and Riverside Drive

Greenlight Hub

Extended hours for the festival

We are dedicated to helping you. We’ll be extending our office hours from Thursday, 3/8, through Saturday, 3/17, and we also plan to be open on Sundays during the festival.

Festival support hours:

Week 1 (in-person support hours)

  • Thursday, March 8: 10am – 7pm
  • Friday, March 9: 10am – 8pm
  • Saturday, March 10: 10am – 8pm
  • Sunday, March 11: 11am – 8pm

Week 1 (Pit Stop hours)

  • Friday, March 9: 8pm - 3am
  • Saturday, March 10: 8pm - 3am

Week 2 (in-person support hours)

  • Monday, March 12: 10am – 7pm
  • Tuesday, March 13: 10am – 7pm
  • Wednesday, March 14: 10am – 7pm
  • Thursday, March 15: 10am – 8pm
  • Friday, March 16: 10am – 8pm
  • Saturday, March 17: 10am – 8pm
  • Sunday, March 18: 11am – 8pm

Week 2 (Pit Stop hours)

  • Thursday, March 15: 8pm - 3am
  • Friday, March 16: 8pm - 3am
  • Saturday, March 17: 8pm - 3am

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