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. 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.

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 a set donation amount on site, where all sales benefit the Conservancy. (Plus, get a complimentary picnic koozie or reusable wine carafe with your drink!) Guests may bring their own non-alcoholic beverages.

Can I purchase baskets day-of at the event?

A limited number of Easy Tiger 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 6:30-7:30 PM on Saturday, April 14 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 7:30 PM.

Are dogs allowed at the Picnic?

Yes! Dogs are welcome (on leash please). Let your furry friends join in on the fun by purchasing a dog picnic basket from Grocery Pup, new this year!

What is the rain plan for the Picnic?

We will notify guests within 24 hours should we need to cancel the Picnic due to hazardous weather. In the case of a cancellation, baskets will still be available for pick-up on April 14, to be enjoyed at home.

Any other questions?

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

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