Updated: Two Step Inn Festival in San Gabriel Park on April 15-16

Apr 12, 2023

The City looks forward to welcoming music fans to San Gabriel Park on April 15-16 for Two Step Inn and encourages festival attendees to consider the following guidance for the best possible experience.

This page has been updated to include lane closures on Austin Avenue. Please see the street closures section below or the interactive map for more information.

Georgetown residents

  • For questions about access to San Gabriel Park during the festival or to provide general feedback, please fill out this form. Select “Two Step Inn” from the dropdown menu.
  • To voice a concern about noise, parking, traffic, or other issue related to the festival, please call police dispatch at 512-930-3510.
  • See this map for street, lane, and facility closures, as well as where event parking is prohibited. See below for details about these festival-related closures.
  • Follow the City social media platforms below for additional information for residents.
  • Georgetown Police and Fire departments will be on-site to ensure all safety and fire code requirements are met.
  • Georgetown Emergency Medical Services will provide on-site medical resources at the festival.

Two Step Inn attendees

  • There is no event parking in the neighborhoods surrounding San Gabriel Park. Parking in front of homes, on the grass, or on unauthorized park grounds will result in a large fine during special events.
  • Park rules:
    • Glass is not allowed in the park.
    • Do not swim in the San Gabriel River.
    • Smoking is not allowed at the festival.
    • Vending at the park site without a permit will result in a fine.
  • Visit the Two Step Inn website to learn about:
    • Bags, water bottles, and other allowed/prohibited items
    • Shuttle, parking, and rideshare options
    • Safety recommendations
  • Submit questions to info@twostepinn.com or use the chat feature on the website by clicking the “Help” button in the lower right-hand corner.
  • Follow Two Step Inn on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for live updates.
  • Follow the City social media platforms below for additional and emergency-related communications during the event.
  • If you or someone you’re with experiences a medical emergency and can make it to the medical tent, please do so. If unable, call 9-1-1 and provide as many details about where the medics need to go to reach the patient as quickly as possible.

Street closures

Many of the streets surrounding San Gabriel Park will be completely closed for the festival. See this interactive map for a full list of festival-related closures.

Updated April 12: The center and northbound lanes of North Austin Avenue from northeast of Morrow Street to southwest of Northwest Boulevard will be closed from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 15, through 5 a.m. Monday, April 17. North Austin Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Please expect delays.

Full street closures start with Morrow Street from Chamber Way to the roundabout at College Street from 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, through 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18. Chamber Way from the second Recreation Center parking lot entrance to Morrow Street will close at 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 14, to allow access to the Recreation Center and Georgetown Chamber of Commerce until 5 p.m. Friday, April 14. Chamber Way from North Austin Avenue to East Morrow Street will be closed from 5 p.m. Friday, April 14, through 6 a.m. Monday, April 17.

Additional street closures from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 15, through 6 a.m. Monday, April 17, include:

  • North College Street from Holly to College streets
  • College Street from North College Street through the roundabout
  • Riverhaven Drive from Weir Road, through the roundabout

Several roads surrounding the park and leading to neighborhoods will be open to local traffic only Saturday and Sunday, including:

  • North Church Street
  • East Spring Street
  • West Valley Street
  • North Myrtle Street
  • East Morrow Street from Saguaro Trail to Weir Road

Event parking is prohibited in several locations around San Gabriel Park. These areas are denoted by the orange-shaded areas on the map and include North Old Town, Katy Crossing, and Parkview Estates neighborhoods.

Be aware of a large volume of pedestrians sharing the roadway in the area around the festival. If there is an emergency response to the area, please give right-of-way to allow emergency vehicles access.

Park and facility closures

Festival staging, which includes safety fencing, will begin Wednesday, April 5, and continues through Friday, April 21. This interactive map outlines impacts to the grounds and surrounding area: Click the boxes in the left-side navigation to learn how the park will close during different phases.

The Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave., will be closed from 5 p.m. Friday, April 14, through 5:30 a.m. Monday, April 17. There will be no event parking at the Recreation Center.

All of the hike and bike trails will be open during the festival except the segment in San Gabriel Park along the river. The two pedestrian river crossings on College Street and other sections of the trail will be open. This interactive map shows closures in San Gabriel Park. You can use the left navigation in the event map to select phases of closures to the park.

Due to street closures, the Georgetown Animal Shelter, 110 W.L. Walden Drive; McMaster Athletic Complex, 101 W.L. Walden Drive; and Transfer Station, 250 W.L. Walden Drive, will be closed Saturday and Sunday.

Firework show

At the conclusion of each day of the festival—about 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday—the festival will have a firework show.

Fireworks also can be upsetting for pets. Please make sure your dog(s) is secure inside your home, particularly during the evenings of the holiday weekend.

If your dog has a tendency to become anxious at loud noises, please consider staying home with the animal; playing music in the house to drown out the noise of fireworks; and/or buying a product that “hugs” the dog. Your veterinarian also may be able to provide a tranquilizer for the dog.

For more ideas on keeping your dog safe on these holidays, please see the article, “10 Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips.

Communication during the festival

The City of Georgetown will use the following Twitter and Facebook accounts to push out relevant and time-sensitive information:



Two Step Inn will utilize its website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share information with festival goers.

Community members and visitors should call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency—where there is an immediate threat to life or property—and the police non-emergency number 512-930-3510 to report a non-emergency situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Promoter/General info

1. Who is the City’s agreement with?
The City’s agreement is with C2 Acquisitions, LLC.
2. Does the festival have a special event permit?
C2 Acquisitions, LLC, has a Special Event Permit for the festival. The Special Event Permit addresses specific items including the traffic control plan and detours, solid waste, insurance, liquor license, noise, etc.
3. How many tickets were sold?
There were 30,000 tickets sold for each day.
4. Do we have any data on the capacity of San Gabriel Park?
The area of the park designated for festival attendees is about 26 acres. At 30,000 attendees, that is 37 square feet per person. Festivals typically count for 15 square feet per person. Last year’s Fourth of July Festival attendance information provided by Sertoma estimated 50,000 to 60,000 people in San Gabriel Park.
5. What is the term of the agreement with C2?
The term of the agreement is for one year with the possibility of two additional terms if the parties agree on all subsequent terms and conditions.
6. Why aren’t we doing this in Garey Park?
The meadow area at Garey Park is not of the same size and scale as San Gabriel Park. In addition, there are only two entrances/exits at Garey Park, which makes transportation on FM2243 an issue.
7. Is there any way in the agreement to ensure this is a family friendly event?
There is a kids zone called Poppy Ranch that is open to children.
8. Does our agreement require C2 to leave the park in at least as good a shape as they found it?
Yes, C2 is responsible for any damages to park grounds, as well as repairing or replacing damaged sod after the event.
9. Is this festival being paid for with taxpayer dollars?

The festival is not funded by taxpayers: It is being produced by C2 Acquisitions, LLC. This company is paying a fee to utilize the park, and per the special-event ordinance, will reimburse the City for overtime for police, fire, and EMS staff. In addition to bringing in thousands of visitors, who will stay the night and spend money in Georgetown, the Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation will receive at least $500,000, which will go back into the Parks and Recreation Department for capital projects, programs, and scholarships.

This festival aligns with the City Council’s vison to make greater use of our parks for economic development purposes. The City Council voted to approve the contract with C3 Presents for the festival. A decision about future festivals will be made after the event this year.

10. When does the music end?
The music ends at 10 p.m. each night. There is a short firework show at the conclusion of the festival each night as well.
11. When is the firework show?
At the conclusion of the festival each day, so about 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


12. How is C2/the City going to handle the influx of parking?

The event organizers have secured parking spots at both Georgetown High School and East View High School, as well as parking at Barton Creek Mall in Austin. Shuttles run from all locations.

There will also be a pickup and drop off area for rideshare users near the festival entrance.

13. Where is the rideshare pickup and drop off area?
The pickup and drop off area for rideshare users is at the Recreation Center located at Austin Ave and Chamber Way.
14. How will the City enforce the no-parking areas?
No-parking zones that are compliant with established state law and/or City ordinance will be enforced throughout the event. Vehicles parked in prohibited areas may be ticketed or towed. For concerns about noise, parking, traffic, or other issue related to the festival, please call police dispatch at 512-930-3510.
15. Can residents park on the street in front of their homes?
Residents will not be restricted from parking on the street in their neighborhoods. PD will not ticket parked vehicles registered to an address in a neighborhood near the festival.
16. Will residents need to show identification to access their neighborhood?
Residents will not be asked for documents to enter their neighborhood.
17. What about parking in the shopping centers near the park?

The parking lots are for customers and employees for those businesses. The City is publicizing parking information for the festival, so attendees will park in other locations.

If there is a concern about parking in these areas, business owners/patrons can call police dispatch at 512-930-3510.

18. Can business owners allow parking in the spaces designated for no-event parking?
You can allow parking, as it is your property. The signage is an attempt to prohibit those not given permission. If you have issues with people trying to park there without your permission during the event, please call the nonemergency police line at 512-930-3510.

19. Is Two Step Inn using all of East View and Georgetown high school parking lots?
The festival has an agreement with GISD to use parking spaces at the Georgetown athletic stadium lot and the East View High School lot. The schools will have designated, reserved parking for events that weekend. For questions about where to park for the University Interscholastic League soccer tournament, please visit the tournament website.
20. Will the roads be blocked off on Friday, April 14, as well?
Please view the interactive map to see when which roads are closing for the festival. If you click a street on the map, the detail in the left-hand column will show you dates.
21. Will regular public street and parking lots in Downtown Georgetown be available for residents dining and shopping next weekend?
This map lists our public parking spots downtown. Some street parking may be limited, but there are no road closures in downtown related to Two Step Inn. Please expect higher traffic volumes than normal and be patient while looking for parking.


22. Are the trails open?
All of the hike and bike trails will be open during the festival except the segment in San Gabriel Park along the river. The two pedestrian river crossings on College Street and other sections of the trail will be open. The interactive map shows closures in San Gabriel Park. You can use the left navigation in the event map to select phases of closures to the park.
24. When will the Recreation Center close and reopen?
The Recreation Center will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 14, and will reopen at 5:30 a.m. Monday, April 17.
25. Is anything else in the area closed?
Yes, the animal shelter, McMaster Athletic Complex, and Transfer Station will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16, due to street closures.
26. Will there be access to the river during the park closure?
There are no restrictions on kayaks or paddle boards on the river.

The two pedestrian crossings off College Street will remain open for pedestrian traffic. However, vehicular traffic is limited in these areas. The park and river area near the low water crossing is outside the festival area and will remain open for pedestrians but will not have vehicular access during the festival.

27. What are we doing to protect the wildlife, especially the ducks?
The ducks are free roaming and typically hang out along the San Gabriel River. Fencing has been installed to separate the festival from the riverbank.
28. Can concert goers can access the venue by crossing into the park on the south side of the river and walking toward the Rec center on the gravel path?
The two pedestrian crossings off College Street will remain open for pedestrian traffic. After crossing the river, festival attendees can walk to Morrow St. then take a left onto Chamber Way to enter the South Fork festival entrance.
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