Things to Do in Austin, TX in May 2014

Posted by Realty Austin

Things to Do In Austin In May GraphicIt’s beginning to feel like summer and Austin has a lot of events to offer in May! We have compiled a list of activities, festivals, races and more for you to participate in that are uniquely Austin.

Get out to the lake, play at a park or find some indoor activities… the sky’s the limit. Annual events such as Pecan Street Festival and the Austin Fashion Week are some favorites, and there are plenty of other things to do outside, like Cap 2K Swim or the World’s Biggest Disc Golf Weekend, to make this May in Austin one to remember!

Corporate Battle of the Bands May 9
Local bands compete for the top spot as Austin’s best local band.
Pachanga Latino Music Festival May 9 & 10
This Latino Music Festival, at Fiesta Gardens on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in East Austin, will serve Austin with multiple acts like Los Lobos and Vallejo, for it’s sixth year. Enjoy latin-inspired foods and crafts as well!
Gardens on Tour May 10
Enjoy a tour of five private gardens as well as the Wildflower Center for some ideas on how to design a garden using wildflowers and native Austin, Texas plants. Could be a great way to spend a part of Mother’s Day weekend with your family!
O. Henry Pun-Off May 10
The 36th Annual Pun-Off, held at the O. Henry Museum, is filled with hundreds of storytellers and people ready to pun.
West Austin Studio Tour May 10-11 & 17-18
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Mother’s Day
May 11
Nerd Nite May 14
Gather at a 6th Street bar with your fellow nerds for drinks, conversation and fun.
Bike to Work Day May 16
Leave out the carbon footprint today and enjoy the fresh air on your way to work. There will be numerous locations serving free breakfast to those that participate!
UT Commencement May 17
Congratulations to all 2014 graduates!
Mighty Texas Dog Walk May 17
Celebrate service dogs at the dog walk around the Palmer Events Center and enjoy entertainment, shopping and more inside.
Kerville Folk Festival May 22-June 8
Enjoy music, camping and more with your family at the Quiet Valley Ranch just south of Kerrville. For almost an entire month, over 30,000 people, including 1,500 singer-songwriters come together at this mecca of music.
RedFest May 23
Head out to the country music festival of the summer at the Austin 360 Amphitheater.
Fiesta Amistad May 24 & 25
El Amistad club is a non-profit civic organization in Round Rock to support efforts emphasizing education, community services, recognition for veterans and Hispanic cultural awareness. This annual event features live music, food and family entertainment.
Texas Tax-Free Appliance Weekend May 24-26
This weekend, pay no Texas taxes when you purchase any energy-efficient applainces. Go green!
Memorial Day
May 26
Capital of Texas Triathalon May 26
Swim, bike & run with thousands of others in the heart of downtown Austin. Races for all ages and running levels, so don’t be intimidated if you haven’t trained!
Trailer Food Tuesdays Begin May 27
Eat at all of your favorite Austin trailer eateries in one place on the last Tuesday of every month.
Antiques Roadshow May 28
Antique’s Roadshow makes a pitstop in Austin.
Chaos in Tejas May 29-June 1
For it’s 9th year, this festival will be full of acts of many genres, including punk, metal, hip hop, indie rock and more.
Ballet Under the Stars May 30 & 31
The Metamorphosis Dance Academy Ensemble will perform for free at the Zilker Hillside Theater for two nights only!
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