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Things to Do in Austin in May | Austin May Events

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Austin Motel Pool PassesEveryday – October
Austin Motel 1220 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 
Soak up the sun or the neon nightlife at the Austin Motel Pool. Book your reservation for a 3-hour day or nighttime swim in the motel’s massive kidney-shaped pool. Food and drinks are available to order from The Pool Bar.  

Birds, Bubbles, and BluesEvery Thursday 
Geraldine’s 605 Davis Street, Austin, TX 
Make reservations at Geraldine’s on Thursdays and enjoy their special of half bottles of Moet, spicy fried chicken, and live music! Doors open at 5:30 pm and music starts at 8 pm. 

Live Music At Last Stand Brewing Company SoCoEvery Saturday
Last Stand Brewing 12345 Pauls Valley Rd. Building i, Austin, TX  
Join Last Stand Brewery for live music and brews every Saturday evening with no cover charge.

Spring Craft Fair And MarketMay 1 
Hand Made at Nutty Brown Store 12919 Nutty Brown Road, Austin, TX 
Shop and support local artisans and crafters. Find goods perfect for Mother’s Day such as wood work, stained glass, jewelry, artisanal breads and cakes, plants and much more.

Come and Smoke It – BBQ by the LakeMay 1 
Windy Point Park 6506 Bob Wentz Park Road, Austin, TX 78732 
Hang out at Lake Travis and indulge in delicious BBQ from your favorite local pitmasters including, Valentina’s BBQ, Blanco River Meat co., Voncille’s, Chud’s BBQ, Rollin Smoke BBQ, and Backline Smoker.  

3rd Annual Live Music and Magical Marketplace WeekendMay 1 – 2
Doc’s Drive In Theatre 1540 Satterwhite Rd, Buda, TX 
Join in on the fun of Doc’s Drive In’s Magical Marketplace with free entry from 12-8 pm. Shop local vendors, build your own wand, listen to live music, and drink Butter Beer as you prepare for the 8:30 pm viewing of Harry Potter.  

Sherwood Forest FaireMay 1 – May 23 (weekends) 
Sherwood Forest Faire 1883 Hwy 20, McDade, TX 
Travel back in time by visiting this locally owned medieval-style village. Explore over 100 permanent buildings on 25 acres of land that feature performance stages, pubs, merchant shops, a castle, and more! 

Cinco de Mayo at Trudy’sMay 1 – 5 
Multiple Locations 
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Trudy’s! Visit their South Star and North Star locations for entertainment from a Mariachi band, a COVID piñata, special giveaways and Cinco de Mayo backdrop for photos! 

Austin Mac and Cheese FestivalMay 2
Springdale General 1023 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 
What’s yellow, gooey, and delicious? You guessed it, mac & cheese! The 5th annual Austin Mac & Cheese Festival is serving up take and bake packages loaded with gourmet, scratch-made mac from Austin’s most notable chefs and eateries.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration Picnic NightMay 5
Barr Mansion 10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 
Come with friends or family to the Cinco de Mayo Celebration Night. Barr mansion will be serving up special Mexican dishes with a reservation and other regula favorites from their weekly picnic menu. Stay for the live music, piñata, and other festivities!

Mother’s Day Candle WorkshopMay 6
Furniture Mall of Texas 12901 North Interstate Highway 35 #Building 3 Suite 300, Austin, TX
Relax during a mom’s night out creating custom candles and sipping on complimentary zero sugar canned wine by Bev!

Mother’s DayMay 9
Multiple Locations 
Spoil mom this Mother’s Day! View our guide to Mother’s Day brunch spots and gifts here. 

Round Rock Express Vs OKC DodgersMay 11
Dell Diamond 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX  
Batter up! Enjoy a baseball game at Dell Diamond and watch the Round Rock Express take on the OKC Dodgers. During Tuesday games you can bring 2 canned goods and receive complimentary general admission to the outfield lawn.

The Office: At the Drive-In – May 15 
The Globe Drive-in Theatre 8017 Cele Rd, Pflugerville, TX
Join Global Drive-in for a laugh out loud good time at The Office watch party. The theme for this party is “Bears, Beets, Best of Dwight Schrute”, showing a variety of episodes throughout the evening.

Parent & Toddler Yoga – May 18 
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX
A delightfully playful and lighthearted class filled with fun, laughter, calming yoga practices and poses as well as breathing techniques. Recommended for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years old.

National Museum Day – May 18 
Multiple Locations
Spend the day at one of Austin’s many museums. From history to art, enjoy learning something new and expanding your knowledge.   

Exotic Reptile and Pet ShowMay 22 – 23
Rock Sports Arena 3918 Gattis School Road, Suite 102, Round Rock, Austin, TX
View thousands of reptiles, amphibians, inverts, feeders, small mammals, supplies, and more! Animals will be on display and available for purchase. 

Wild Diva’s Drag BrunchMay 23 
Wild Heart Yoga 5604 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX  
Channel your inner Diva and shake your groove thing! You’ll have an unforgettable brunch toasting to good times. You’ll laugh until you cry at this entertaining show. Tickets include flowing mimosas and a customized brunch board.

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