Events: Waller Creek Pop-up Picnic baskets on sale

The Waller Creek Conservancy annually holds a unique fundraiser that is one of the most charming of its kind. The Conservancy teams with restaurants across the city to create picnic baskets for a pop-up outdoor event to raise money for the non-profit that’s dedicated to the preservation, redevelopment and maintenance of Waller Creek.

This year’s Waller Creek Pop-up Picnic takes place April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Palm Park and baskets include offerings from Café No Sé, Contigo, Easy Tiger, Elizabeth Street Cafe, Franklin Barbecue, Home Slice, Lucy’s Fried Chicken, Olamaie, Uchi and more. Baskets range in price from $20 to $175, with the most cherished usually selling out pretty quickly.

In addition to the baskets, this year the Conservancy selling Park Friends Forever package for $200 that includes valet parking, a picnic basket, koozies and other goodies.

For more details and to purchase a basket, visit


Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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