Waterloo Greenway’s signature event, Pop-Up Picnic, is back in-person for the first time in two years! Join us on April 9th at the newly-reopened Waterloo Park for an evening of food, friends and a beautiful sunset over the Capitol as we celebrate the picnic’s 10th anniversary. 

Featuring curated picnic baskets from some of Austin’s most beloved local restaurants, all proceeds from Pop-Up Picnic will directly benefit Waterloo Greenway Conservancy to keep Waterloo Park beautiful and activated with free programming for the entire community all year round. 

Be sure to snag a basket from your favorite participating restaurant or group before it sells out! Baskets start at $100 and are on sale now at wgpicnic.com. 



Texas Classics

Skip the line at Franklin Barbecue and enjoy your very own BBQ basket here at the park! You can also enjoy homestyle Hill Country cooking (without the drive) from Hildee’s Texas Dine-Inn, a Wimberley favorite, and of course, Lucy’s Fried Chicken – the perfect finger lickin’ picnic dinner. 


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Local Favorites

Grab a pie from Home Slice Pizza to share with friends and family, or pair Easy Tiger’s beer cheese and pretzels with a charcuterie board from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop for the most Instagram-worthy spread. 


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Upscale Hot Spots 

If you’re looking to elevate your picnic, these restaurants are for you! With a basket from MML Hospitality, Uchiba, or 68 Degrees Kitchen & La Traviata, you’ll enjoy some of Austin’s finest cuisine in the natural beauty of our largest downtown park. 

Check out our PFF (Picnic Friend Forever) package for an even better picnic experience that includes reserved parking, a limited-edition Waterloo Greenway blanket and other swag.


You can also purchase raffle tickets starting at $20 for a chance to win incredible prizes such as 3-day passes to ACL, a stay at the Austin Proper Hotel, premium concert seats at Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park and many more! 

For more information on Pop-Up Picnic, visit wgpicnic.com and be sure to follow Waterloo Greenway on Instagram at @waterloogreenway. We can’t wait to see you at Pop-Up Picnic!