How it Works

The Pop-Up Picnic is a free event open to the public hosted by the Waller Creek Conservancy. Pre-purchase a picnic basket online or pack your own to bring with you. All baskets include a meal for two to be picked up at the event between 6-7pm. Beer, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase on site.

Interested in being a Pop-Up Picnic VIP? Purchase a Park Friends Forever (PFF) package, which includes valet parking, a picnic blanket and other great picnic swag. All purchases support Waller Creek Conservancy’s year-round free family programming. We look forward to celebrating with you!

How do I get to the Picnic & where can I park?

Check out the How to Get There section of this site.

Do I need to RSVP to the Picnic?

No, the Picnic is free and open to the public.

What is the rain plan for the Picnic?

Should we need to cancel the Picnic due to hazardous weather, we will inform you via email asap. In the case of a cancellation, baskets will still be available for pick-up on April 6th from 6-7pm, to be enjoyed at home. If this plan goes into place please come pick up your baskets at the corner of 3rd Street and IH-35 between 6-7pm. This will be a drive-thru basket pickup and we will have volunteers ready to deliver your baskets to your vehicle -- you don't even have to get out of your car!

In this case you will be able to pick up baskets for friends and family. Please just give last name and if possible show their receipt.

May I bring my own food to the Picnic?

Guests are welcome to bring their own spread. Please do not bring any glass containers into the park.

Is the Picnic BYOB?

No. Due to TABC permit regulations, guests may not bring outside alcohol to the event. Beer and wine will be available for sale on site, where all sales benefit the Conservancy. Guests may bring their own non-alcoholic beverages.

Can I purchase baskets day-of at the event?

A limited number of baskets will be available for purchase on site. All other baskets must be purchased in advance.

Where and when can I pick up baskets?

If you purchased a basket, you may pick it up between 6:00-7:00 PM on Saturday, April 6th in Palm Park. Please bring your ID and a copy of your confirmation email (either printed or loaded on your phone). Baskets are non-refundable and cannot be held past 7:00 PM.

Are dogs allowed at the Picnic?

Yes! Dogs are welcome (on leash please).

Any other questions?

Please email Lisa at or call 512-541-3520 ext. 107.