With the record crowds last year, this year’s Gypsy Picnic has expanded to meet the demand. With 35 food trailers, activities for kids and a cook off, there will be enough food and fun to go around. Here are some tips and tricks to navigate this year’s festival like a seasoned veteran.
Getting to Gypsy Picnic
Parking will be at a premium as there are no parking lots near Auditorium Shores. If you can walk, bike ride or take public transportation, that will probably be your best bet. But, if you insist on driving, there are several lots in Downtown Austin (just north of Auditorium Shores) that are within a short walk. Or, if you don’t mind the walk, park in 78704′s Bouldin Creek neighborhood and walk to the festival. Whatever you decide to do, leave early to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the food.
Parking Lots Near Gypsy Picnic
- 301 Congress ($7)
- 300 San Antonio ($7)
- One Texas Center Garage at Barton Springs Rd. & S. 1st St. ($7)
- Austin Convention Center Parking Garage at 2nd & Brazos ($8)
- Austin City Hall at Cesar Chavez & Guadalupe (Free until 5pm; $5)
Where is Gypsy Picnic?
This year’s picnic will be held at the same spot as last year’s picnic: Auditorium Shores. Its marked on the map below.
Gypsy Picnic Admission is Free
Admission to Gypsy Picnic is FREE! All you need to bring is money to eat.
Gypsy Picnic Trailer Map
Plan your “must stops” with this easy to navigate map. Put it in your Dropbox account and easily access the map on your phone while you’re at the picnic.
Cash is King
Most of the vendors will only be accepting cash so you’ll want to bring plenty of money so you can try everything that tickles your fancy. If you do run out of cash, there will be ATMs located on the festival grounds.
Gypsy Picnic Sample Items for $3
Trailers at Gypsy Picnic will have sample size portions on their menu for $3. This will allow you to try more items for more trailers. And who isn’t stoked about that?
Activities for Kids
This year there will be several activities for kids such as face painting, story time, an interactive chalkboard and slideshow acts.
Furry Kids are Welcome Too
Dogs are allowed as well so don’t leave Fido at home. Remember, dogs must remain on a leash at all times.
More Questions about Gypsy Picnic?
For more questions about this year’s Gypsy Picnic including what not to bring, head over the official website, GypsyPicnic.com.