"Creek Show," the annual free walking tour of light art staged by the Waller Creek Conservancy, has moved upstream and will end up at the group's new home in Symphony Square.
Creek Show began in 2014 as a one-night event; in 2017, more than 20,000 people attended "Creek Show" over nine nights, sampling the kind of attractions that supporters envision in plans to transform Waller Creek into a string of signature parks.
The 2018 projects promise to continue the large-scale experience of 2017, when "Creek Show" really advanced beyond a few elegant, minimalist pieces. Remember "Night Garden," the mass of little pink flags, from last year?
This year, visitors will embark at 700 E. Ninth St., well north of previous "Creek Show" locations. The displays stretch along the water from East Ninth Street to East 11th Street, ending at Symphony Square.
There, three renovated buildings — two of them 19th-century stone structures rescued by the Austin Symphony in the 1970s and brought back in dazzling style in recent months —and a new, wide deck serve as the new headquarters for the Conservancy.
Part of the former Serranos restaurant that dates to the 1980s will temporarily become the Creek Show Lounge.
Besides the light art that defines this popular downtown event, one can expect live music and kids activities along with food and beverages.
On the Love, Tito's Stage at Symphony Square; all performances at 8 p.m.
Nov. 10 - Superfónicos
Nov. 11 - Cowboy Diplomacy
Nov. 14 - Montopolis
Nov. 15 - Bidi Bidi Banda
Nov. 16 - Big Wy's Brass Band
Nov. 17 - Night Drive
At the Family and Children Entertainment Zone in and around the Doyle House across East 11th Street from Symphony Square, experience a free lineup of interactive games, demonstrations and creative hands-on activities.
FOOD AND DRINK
Grab a grown-up beverage at the Tito's Handmade Vodka Bar in Symphony Square. A variety of vendors will also be available next to the Family and Children Entertainment Zone with pastries, hot chocolate, coffee, cotton candy and other food truck offerings.