Art, music, food and lots of free kids’ activities? Violet Crown Spring Festival has it all! Mark your calendars for May 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This fun festival will be in the west-side parking lot of Brentwood Elementary School (6700 Arroyo Seco). Admission is free.
The festival – staged by Violet Crown Community Works (VCCW) — will feature local arts and crafts vendors, family fun, children’s activities, live music, and refreshments. The festival’s major sponsors are Austin Chronicle, Amy’s Ice Creams, Burnet Road Self-Storage, Crestview Minimax IGA, John Dunham with Juice Homes, Native Edge, Snapology, Dave’s Ultimate Automotive, Grande Communications, Top Notch and Jump Gymnastics.
The schedule of entertainment will include music from Lunch with Danny, Jungle Jill and the Jaybirds, Roger Beck and the Knights of Texas Swing, belly dancing from Jamie Shelton, Deanne Rene, Light Upstairs and Feet First. Children will be delighted by entertainment from Sparkle Stories.
Other offerings include spin art, face painting, life-sized Jenga and chess, hula hoops, legos, different craft stations, Sparkle Stories and a cake walk.
Refreshment vendors include Amy’s Ice Creams, Domino Dogs, Snowie Shaved Ice and Jack Hates Coffee.
This spring’s festival is the 15th neighborhood event VCCW has coordinated since 2003. The event will again showcase the best of local music, food and arts; neighborhood history; community resources; and family activities. Proceeds from the festival will benefit projects in the Brentwood and Crestview community.
In addition to the festival’s major sponsors, other sponsors include Barnstormers Studio, Sparkle Stories, Tecolate Farms, DPS Credit Union, Taco Deli, State Farm Insurance, Lightcrafters, Pinthouse Pizza, Fork & Taco, Brenda Davis—Speech-Language Pathologist and Brentwood Neighborhood Association.
Parking is limited, so attendees are encouraged to walk or cycle to the festival.
Violet Crown Community Works is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas, helping build and sustain community in Brentwood and Crestview by supporting neighborhood enhancement projects and events. Information on past beneficiaries of VCCW funds is available on the “projects” page of the group’s website.