In May 2015, we visited Austin for the annual music festival – Austin Psych Fest (now called Levitation). We had planned this trip and purchased tickets before we had even moved to the U.S!
This also gave us the opportunity to see Austin – a city we had heard so many good things about. It did not disappoint!
As is quite common for us, we chose to stay in an AirBnB – full of character and a joint studio for mermaid tales & candy lollipops. It was in a great location – walkable to Rainey St and E 5th St.
Austin airport is unique in celebrating its ‘musical capital of the world’ claim to fame, with themed guitars on the baggage carousel and tributes to musicians all over the terminal.
After arriving at our AirBnB and dropping off our bags, we took a walk in the humidity to Cenote Cafe on East Cesar Chavez for a late lunch. Good food & coffee, awesome garden art and a high percentage of hipster.
After lunch we continued our walking to check out the area around E 5th and 6th St.
There are so many food trucks and bars in this area, I wish we could’ve had time to go to them all …next time.
Instead we walked..and walked…and ended up at Reverb Records to pick up our festival wristbands, before walking back to Yellow Jacket Social Club – a bar I could easily have spent a lot of time at.
Austin Psych Fest hosted two kick off parties on the Thursday night, so that evening we went to check out Dirty Sixth and the gig at ‘Cheer Up Charlies’ . Delicious drinks, a vegan food truck in the yard and huge outdoor areas.
After a sleep in the next morning we started our days adventures at Dirty Sixth again, stopping in at the Museum of Weird and the Alamo…
Before walking up into the park to the Texas Capitol Building…
And finally over to Congress Ave to look at boots and cupcake airstreams.
Austin Psych Fest was a great experience and I would love to go again!