Good Neighbor Fest, a free community festival with art, live music, and family-friendly activities will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24 at St. Marks wildflower meadow at St. Marks wildflower meadow at 601 W. Braker Lane, Austin.

Cut the VS., an organization that brings community events to North Austin is hosting Good Neighbor Fest with the aim to connect neighbors with ways to get involved in the community.

“Our goal is to help bridge divides and encourage more local connection and collaboration in these divisive times,” said Emily Shaughnessy, managing member of Cut the VS.

A number of local businesses have come together to fund it and make it happen, Shaughnessy said. Sponsors include North Lamar International District, Humana and Clay Imports.

Blowcomotion, a big brass band with more than 25 musicians, will perform.

More details about how to participate can be found at