Date: May 19, 2013 - 12PM to 5PM
Location: Sixth Street between Brazos Street and Robert Martinez Jr. Street
A two-mile length of Sixth Street will be closed to motor vehicles and open for biking and other activities as show on the map.
Where do I start?
You can enter anywhere along the route.
What can I do there?
VIVA STREETS! is an open street festival. You ride a bike, walk, or do a Tango. The street is yours, and this day, it’s closed to cars!
Where can I find parking?
Here is a map detailing all the available parking for the event: http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Transportation/downtown-evening-parking-map.pdf.
How can I get involved with VIVA STREETS!?
Contact Gary Metcalf at Gary.Metcalf@CadenceSports.com
Are there bathrooms along the route?
How long will the streets be closed?
Some streets will be closed as early as 7:30AM to after 6PM, but there will be a few streets along the route opened to traffic at police controlled intersections throughout the day.
Where can I find water along the route?
Water stations will be located adjacent to the volunteer tent in each of the zones. Remember to bring your reusable bottles!
- H-E-B Zone Water Station on 6th at Brazos St.
- My ATX Zone Water Station on 6th under IH-35
- Get Moving Zone Water Station on 6th at Robert Martinez Jr. St.
Can I bring a soccer ball?
Yes! VIVA STREETS! is your event. Bring a Frisbee, a soccer ball, or whatever gets you moving!
Is VIVA STREETS! pet friendly?
Yes, but remember to keep pets on a 6 foot leash at all times and clean up after them!
Is the route handicap accessible?
Yes. There are no official entrances or exits, so you can access the event at any point.
Can I enjoy VIVA STREETS! if I don’t ride a bike?
Absolutely. This is an event all about being active.
How is VIVA STREETS! being organized?
VIVA STREETS! is a community-led event in partnership with the RunTex Foundation and the City of Austin. VIVA STREETS! is being funded by corporate, private and not for profit organizations.
Event Day Permits
Temporary Food Service Permit Application. Phone the Health Department temporary food service coordinator at 512-978-0306 at least 10 days prior to event. Complete Permit Application and submit required fee.
TABC Approval Letter. If a business/restaurant wishes to sell alcohol outside of their establishment during the Viva Streets! event the business/restaurant must acquire a temporary wine/beer permit in addition to their existing TABC certification. First, secure a City Sidewalk Permit from the Right of Way office. Then, request a temporary TABC wine/beer permit through TABC. Both the TABC Permit Application and TABC Approval Letter must be completed before submission.
Temporary TABC Permit Application. This application should be submitted at least 10 business days in advance of an event. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify with their local TABC Office and local officials, the required forms/permits necessary for the event. It is also the applicant’s responsibility to ensure adherence to all local ordinances and state laws. More information from TABC.