Picnic Pop-up

Popular spring event pops up to celebrate Waller Creek

Popular spring event pops up to celebrate Waller Creek

The Waller Creek Conservancy presents Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic
The fifth annual Waller Creek Picnic is slated for Saturday, April 8. Photo courtesy of The Waller Creek Conservancy

Waller Creek Picnic is back for its fifth year. The free, family-friendly affair takes over Palm Park on April 8 with live tunes, tasty eats, and community fun.

"The annual Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic has become an Austin favorite. It's a time for us to celebrate the future of the Waller Creek Park district with our friends and neighbors," says Bryan Rubio, chief development officer for the conservancy, in a release.

The idea is simple. Austin's top restaurants create tasty picnic spreads, ranging from hearty sandwiches to eclectic snack packs, as well as kids' plates, vegan eats, and wine pairings. Guests are also welcome to pack their own picnic fare, but you can feel good about splurging on a basket too. Proceeds benefit the Waller Creek Conservancy and its mission to transform the downtown corridor with 37 acres of trails and green space.

Baskets are now on sale, with dinners for two starting at $40. For $250 you can upgrade to the Park Friends Forever package, which includes valet parking, limited edition swag, and other surprises.

The full list of participating restaurants is as follows:

Baby Greens
Blue Dahlia Bistro
The Brewer's Table
Café No Sé
Central Standard
Clark's Oyster Bar
Easy Tiger
Franklin Barbecue
Goodall's Kitchen
Home Slice Pizza
June's All Day
Justine's Brasserie
Kemuri Tatsu-Ya
La Condesa
Lucy's Fried Chicken
Noble Sandwich Co.
Patricia's Table
Salt Lick BBQ