• Barks for BeersApril 27- May 31
    Multiple locations, Austin, TX

    Divine Canines, a local non-profit group, is coordinating Barks for Beers which runs for the entire month of May! So come out and enjoy the Austin area’s beer scene during the entire month of May, meet fellow dog and beer lovers, and toast the tail-waggers that make Divine Canines possible. The Barks for Beers 2018 roster is complete with 25 of Central Texas’s most outstanding craft breweries on board such as 4th Tap Brewing Co-op, Adelbert’s Brewery, Circle Brewing Company, St Elmo Brewing Company and Oskar Blues Brewery Austin and more!

  • National Wildflower WeekMay 1- May 6
    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739

    While wildflowers, such as bluebonnet spring up along the highways, it’s not too late to learn more about them and take some photos. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center provides guided walks, educational activities, and more to help educate you more on wildflowers. Wildflowers are admired nationwide, and they’re celebrated officially every first week of May!

  • Music on MainMay 2
    Prete Plaza 221 E Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664

    The City of Round Rock brings you Music on Main Street, a free music series on the Prete Main Street Plaza stage from 6 to 8 p.m! Make sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets and the entire family or all of your friends! Before heading to the concert, visit all the unique restaurants on Main Street or pack a picnic basket while enjoying your evening full of fun and music! The local artists who will be performing are Dave Scher Trio on May 2nd and Carolyn Wonderland on May 9th.

  • CLAIFF21May 2- May 6
    Multiple locations, Austin, TX

    The 21st Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will offer narrative and documentary feature, short films and videos, as well as experimental, animation, and music video selections, in competitive and non-competitive sections. The festival showcases contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula!

  • Blues on the GreenMay 2- May 23
    Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    Austinites are always longing for live music, and during these long summer nights, there are plenty of chances to get your fill! Blues on the Green is the longest series of free summertime concerts hosted by KGSR Radio Austin! KGSR invites music lovers to Zilker Park every Wednesdays in May to enjoy a family (and pet-friendly!) night of music in a comfortable atmosphere. These free concerts feature performances by popular local bands with a variety of different genres. The audience is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, pack a picnic and bring the whole family out for a unique musical experience!

  • First ThursdayMay 3
    Downtown Dripping Springs, Dripping Springs, TX

    Experience Downtown Dripping Springs like never before; all grown up and open late on the First Thursday of each month! Enjoy special activities, music, art, dancing, restaurants, and shopping in historic downtown Dripping Springs. Make it a night to remember with good friends or someone special!

  • Movies in the ParkMay 4
    The Mason Homestead 1101 S Bagdad Rd, Leander, TX 78641

    Movies in the Park provides families the opportunity to spend time together under the stars all while enjoying first run movies all for free! On May 5th, the movie featured is Disney Pixar’s Coco! The movie is also pet-friendly, so make sure you bring your dogs! But make sure they are on a leash! There will be music and games before the movie, and the movie will begin just after dusk. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner. Be sure not to bring any glass containers; they are not allowed.

  • Evening of Dinner, Dancing, Great Auction ItemsMay 4
    Stone House Ranch 2750 McGregor Lane, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

    Hill Country Senior Center would love to have you come and eat a great dinner, dance the night away to live music and get some great auction items! They are a nonprofit organization and have been serving Seniors (age 60 and over) since 1977. Their overall goal is to empower Seniors by having a gathering place to foster a sense of belonging and to promote their interests while enticing the discovery of newfound abilities and interests!

  • JMBLYAMay 5
    Circuit of the Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617

    JMBLYA brings only the finest rising talents from the world of hip-hop to the stage for fans to discover and enjoy! JMBLYA is the perfect opportunity for you to broaden your interests and learn about some new artists that are sure to break out onto the scene in the next few years due to their talents. This years lineup includes J. Cole, Migos, Cardi B, Kevin Gates, Playboy Carti, Trippie Redd, Ski Mask, The Slump God, Cozz, Killy, Jack Harlow and special guests Bun B, Trae Tha Truth and DJ Mr. Rogers!

  • Kentucky Derby PartyMay 5
    Victory Cheval Estate 13628 Gregg Manor Rd, Manor, TX 78653

    The Victory Cup Polo Match, which has been called “The Best Kentucky Derby Party in Texas” returns to Austin! Dust off the lucky hats, pastel dresses and seersucker suits, and bring the kids and dogs for a day of fun at the Victory Cup Polo Match and Kentucky Derby Party! This party isn’t just about the Derby; it’s also about the wide range of phenomenal food from dozens of Austin Chefs delicious Derby cocktails from dozens of local and national brands. This best way to experience the Kentucky Derby, without being at the Derby!

  • Pancakes and Booze Art ShowMay 5
    Elysium 705 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

    Pancakes and Booze Art Show has been filling the best venues in over 30 cities around the world with favorite local artists, photographers, bands, and DJ’s! They focus on keeping pieces on display to help local artists of all types sell their work and seek to bring the art community and those outside the community together by creating an upbeat art show that appeals to the masses. Each show usually features between 50-150 local artisans, a unique lineup of live musicians and DJs, live painting, body painting, along with other forms of entertainment and delicious pancakes!

  • Pecan Street FestivalMay 5- May 6
    6th Street, Austin, TX

    The Pecan Street Festival is one of the largest, and longest-running, arts and crafts and music festivals in the nation! Named after 6th Street’s original name, this family-friendly street festival takes place twice a year in Austin’s downtown entertainment district (also takes place on September 29th and 30th, 2018). Pecan Street Festival offers several blocks of family fun, from local art to live music and entertainment. Of course, no Austin festival would be complete without food! Experience all of this and more each May and September in the lively streets of downtown Austin.

  • Maker Faire AustinMay 5- May 6
    Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    Maker Faire originated in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine and now has grown into a significant worldwide network of the gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, and projects. This family-friendly showcase is a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning!

  • Finding Euphoria FestivalMay 11- May 13
    Carson Creek Ranch 9507 Sherman Rd, Austin, TX 78742

    This year Euphoria Festival has imagined expanding their community and change their traditional festival format. Their vision is to create an opportunity to reconnect with the values and vibes that made the festival all possible, to begin with. So this year, they are presenting Finding Euphoria Festival; a one-day, scaled back version of the festival, offering a more intimate experience for you. Finding Euphoria is a place to reconnect, experience great music and meet up at The Ranch. Car camping will be offered for those who wish to extend the Finding Euphoria experience, but only 2,000 attendees will be able to enter the festival. Make sure to get your tickets sooner than later!

  • West Austin Studio TourMay 12-13
    Big Medium at Canopy 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2 #101, Austin, TX 78702

    Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour (WEST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in May. WEST, a non-profit organization, provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces. Through their programs and partnerships, they work to foster the arts and facilitate an inclusive cultural dialogue between artists and their communities.

  • Touch-a-TruckMay 12
    Camp Mabry 2210 W. 35th St, Austin, TX 78731

    Touch-A-Truck is a family-friendly event that provides an opportunity for kids of all ages to come to Camp Mabry and explore the vehicles they’ve seen in movies, books, and just driving around town. From fire trucks and ambulances to backhoes and bulldozers, Touch-A-Truck has them all! This year’s event will also feature food trucks and a Kid Zone complete with a petting zoo, face painting, barrel train rides, and more.

  • Mother’s Day – May 13
  • A Smile For YouMay 13
    Austin Scottish Rite Theater 207 W 18th St, Austin, TX 78701

    Nina McIntire, internationally acclaimed Composer and Pianist, is an imaginative, poetic and uplifting musician. Nina makes classical music as exciting as a pop hit, and her R&B/Rock/Pop-compositions are refreshingly classy. Her concerts celebrate the vital power and joy of music and are well known around the world for her special mother’s day music programs. What better way to celebrate it than with your loved ones at an elegant Mother’s Day piano concert!

  • Mother’s Day at the CapitolMay 13
    Texas State Capitol 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

    What better way to close out a great day with Mom than by taking her to a free concert at the Texas State Capitol in her honor? The Austin Symphonic Band will perform well-known tunes, including marches and musical numbers, that you and your Mom are sure to enjoy! Make sure to get to the state capitol early so you can get the best seats available; this concert is extremely popular!

  • AVP Pro Beach Volleyball TourMay 17- May 20
    Krieg Fields 515 South Pleasant Valley Road, Austin, TX 78741

    Austin plays host to pro beach volleyball for the second time since 2005, but high-level volleyball is nothing new to the area. The University of Texas owns the nation’s longest streak of reaching the indoor volleyball NCAA Regionals for 11 consecutive years!; along with a strong juniors volleyball presence. Combine top pro beach volleyball athletes and Austin’s awesome culture; you get the biggest and the best pro volleyball tournament in the country!

  • Bobby Bones Red Hoodie Comedy TourMay 18
    Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

    Radio DJ, stand-up comedian, best-selling author, chart-topping recording artist, TV personality; Bobby Bones has built his career on the ability to multi-task. Channeling humor, honesty, and hard work, he’s also built the largest nationally syndicated morning show in country radio, The Bobby Bones Show! Bobby is regularly hitting the stage alone as a stand-up comedian, putting Bones face-to-face with his audience and eliminating his cast of on-air sidekicks! This show will be the funniest night of your lives!

  • Deutschen PfestMay 18- May 20
    Deutschen Pfest 515 City Park Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660

    Deutschen Pfest is Pflugerville’s most popular pfestival! The festival is always bursting with pfun all weekend long! There will be plenty of activities to participate in, including the Miss Pflugerville Pageant, the Deutschen Pfest parade, the Deutschen Pfest 5K, a children’s area, a carnival, live music and much more! And let’s not forget that children 6 and under are free and all proceeds support Pflugerville park projects! Make sure to wear your wristband while entering gated areas of the festival.

  • Saengerrunde MaifestMay 19
    Saengerrunde Hall 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

    The Saengerrunde is the oldest ethnic organization in Austin that provides an atmosphere which encourages members and guests to preserve and enjoy the German heritage. German Bier Festival hosts their annual Saengerrunde Maifest to keep celebrating German heritage and German food in Texas. Enjoy special tastings from Texas craft brewers, a community cookout and plenty of fun which includes live music, dancing, and local vendors will round out the event.

  • West Austin Studio TourMay 19 -May 20
    Big Medium at Canopy 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2 #101, Austin, TX 78702

    Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour (WEST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in May. WEST, a non-profit organization, provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces. Through their programs and partnerships, they work to foster the arts and facilitate an inclusive cultural dialogue between artists and their communities.

  • Austin Sketch FestMay 21- May 27
    Multiple locations, Austin, TX

    Austin Sketch Fest is a sketch comedy showcase held every year over Memorial Day weekend! Austin Sketch Fest is presented by ColdTowne Theater and features comedy groups from Austin and all over the country. In addition to the annual festival, ColdTowne Theater hosts alternative comedy shows year-round with stand-up, improv and sketch shows taking place seven days a week.

  • Kerrville Folk FestivalMay 24- June 10
    Quiet Valley Ranch 3876 Medina Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028

    The Kerrville Folk Festival is the longest continuously running music festival in the United States! The festival is celebrated by a community who considers themselves family and is the second largest community in Kerrville. Over the course of 18 days, there will be activities of all sorts including workshops, yoga and more! The festival’s goal is to develop artistic expression, especially the art of songwriting, in a loving, family-friendly environment.

  • Red, White and Blues on the FallsMay 26
    Cypress Falls Event Center 1 Woodcreek Circle, Wimberley, TX 78676

    Red, White & Blues on the Falls creates positive vibes in Wimberley, Tx on the anniversary of the 2015 Wimberley floods. The city of Wimberly wants to give all the locals, as well as the out of towners, a spot to enjoy their Memorial Weekend! So come swim, float and relax on Cypress Creek while jamming out to live music with your family and friends! They will bring to you some of the best live music around, great food and some wonderful vendors to meet and shop with! $1 of every ticket sold will be donated to TreeFolks; a Non-Profit Organization!

  • Life Time Tri CaptexMay 28
    Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX

    The 2018 Life Time Tri Series will host nearly 25,000 participants, many of whom have varying athletic abilities, interest levels, and goals when it comes to triathlon! The event includes the USA Paratriathlon National Championship, sprint and international distances, First Tri distance and sprint and international distance relays. In the spirit of providing a customized race experience, this year athletes now can decide how competitive they wish to be, who they start alongside, and when they start their respective journey!

  • An American in ParisMay 30- June 3
    Bass Concert Hall 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712

    An American in Paris is a Tony Award® winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Christopher Wheeldon, acclaimed director, and choreographer brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin!

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