Eeyore’s Birthday

Festival attendees gather under a banner

For my second story I focused on the 100th anniversary of Zilker Park. While this was an exciting milestone for Austin, Austin has some weirder parks and even weirder traditions. Eeyore’s Birthday began in 1963 for seemingly no definitive reason other than to, “Keep Austin Weird.” The event has stuck to this theme, sporting family friendly petting grounds, live music, and great food. However it has also stuck to it’s hippie roots by turning Pease District Park into a drug fueled party for some attendees. This year everyone stayed safe, and the event was a success.

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