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Unique Popular Texas Events Guide for May 2024

The adrenaline rush of a rodeo, the heart-pumping action of a derby, and the rhythmic beats of music festivals—you name it, Texas has it. May is undoubtedly the best time of year to be in the heart of the Lone Star State. With this guide to Unique Events Across Texas: May 2024 by your side, rest assured, there’s no dull moment this month.

Whether you’re a native Texan (yes even for a Texan), a neighboring state visitor, or an adventurous traveler seeking to spice up your next road trip, it may puzzle you how to find out what’s going on near you. Fear not, as you are just in the right hands. Our Texas events calendar below is your key to unlocking the finest offerings of the Lone Star State this May.

Click on the city’s major events calendar (which is linked at the top of each bulleted list) for more information, ticket details (if applicable), and even MORE awesome events! And be sure to save this blog post so you can reference it next year!

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Unique Events in Texas By City

Alvin

  • Star Wars Skate Party: Whether you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan or love a good party, The Star Wars Skate Party in Alvin is the place to be! Happening on May 4th, this event offers access to an evening filled with excitement and adventure for just $12. Skate rentals are included in this fee as well- so strap on your skates and glide yourself in the Star Wars Universe. But that’s not all! Engage in exciting games and challenges while putting your Jedi knowledge to the test with trivia sessions. If fortune favors you, you might just snag one of the numerous fantastic giveaways during the event. So, get set to drive to the party and bring the Star Wars universe to life! May 4, 2024, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • Swifties Event: Attention, Taylor Swift fans! An electrifying Swifties event is hitting Alvin this May, and you’re invited to dive into the world of your favorite pop icon. Celebrate Taylor’s music, iconic style, and unparalleled talent alongside fellow Swifties. Get your creative juices flowing by crafting two friendship bracelets and pimping out your very own Swifty sunglasses. Don’t worry about hunger pangs – snacks will be on hand. Just remember to bring your own water bottle. Dress to impress in your best Swifty gear and connect with like-minded fans. For just $35, join the Swifties community and enjoy an unforgettable time. Book your tickets now and let the Swifties’ spirit soar! May 27, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

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Austin

  • Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival (Free Admisison): Are you ready to experience one of the top events in the state? The Pecan Street Festival, presented by The Pecan Street Association offers a fantastic blend of arts, crafts, and music. Enjoy thrilling rides and delicious food concessions at this family-friendly event, and a special Kids’ Area will keep your little ones entertained for hours. And the best part? General admission to this lively street festival is absolutely free! May 4 to May 5, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • ​​Cine Las Americas International Film Festival: Cine Las Americas is a non-profit organization in Austin, TX that screens films made by and/or about Latinos and Indigenous peoples of the Americas. It hosts three programs: the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, CineNoche, and the Emergencia Youth Film Program. The festival features contemporary films and videos from various regions. CineNoche is a monthly screening of documentaries spotlighting women’s activism in Latin America. The Emergencia Youth Film Program showcases works by filmmakers 19 years or younger from the USA and abroad. May 15 to May 19, 2024.
  • Hot Luck Festival: Hot Luck Live Food & Music Festival will be held at various locations in downtown Austin! This annual event is a swirling mix of the culinary and music world, bringing together the finest of both for an unrivaled celebration. With just one ticket, you’ll have access to all the culinary delights of a food festival, refreshing beverages, and incredible live music performances at the festival. May 23 to May 26, 2024.
  • Memorial Day: There’s no better time to explore the magnificent outdoors than this long holiday weekend in Austin. From camping and hiking to barbecuing and tubing, there are plenty of exciting activities. Whether you prefer an adrenaline-fueled adventure or want to relax and chill, Memorial Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to make unforgettable memories. So, take advantage of the beautiful weather and enjoy the natural beauty of Austin. May 27, 2024.

Bay Area Houston

  • Expedition 70 | Crew Debrief & Welcome Home Ceremony (Free): Here’s your chance to embark on a thrilling journey with the accomplished astronauts of Expedition 70. Celebrate their achievements at the Crew Debrief & Welcome Home Ceremony in the Space Center Theater. The most exciting part? This event is absolutely free! But don’t forget to reserve your spot, as seating is limited, and tickets are selling fast. May 16, 2024, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
  • Family Overnight Space Camping Program at Space Center, Houston: The Family Overnight program is a one-of-a-kind educational camping trip at Space Center Houston. Stay overnight under the twice-flown Falcon 9 rocket or in Independence Plaza, underneath a Boeing 747, NASA 905, or the shuttle replica Independence. You’ll be warmly welcomed in the Mission Briefing Center, where you’ll receive a briefing on preparing for the night’s activities. This unique experience also includes hands-on STEM activities, dinner and breakfast, and a second day visit to the Space Center. May 25 to May 26, 2024.
  • Countdown Graduation 2024 (Free): All Houston district High School Seniors are warmly invited to Countdown Graduation 2024, the very first inaugural Graduation Celebration before they embark on their future journeys. Get ready to experience the ultimate party of the year, packed with free carnival rides, exciting games, and not just one, but two music stages blasting out the hottest beats of HIP-HOP and EDM! Plus, they have got some delicious food to keep you fueled up and a photo booth to capture those moments that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. May 27 to May 28, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM.

Beaumont

  • Neches River Rally: Looking for a family-friendly nature adventure? The Neches River Rally is the perfect event for you! Come and paddle along the 4–5-mile Texas Paddling Trail from Cooks Lake to Scatterman. As you sail, you can observe wading birds, songbirds, and turtles in the bald cypress/water tupelo swamp and open waters of the Neches River. There is no better way to experience the breathtaking beauty of Big Thicket National Preserve. May 4, 2024.
  • Star Wars Day: There is no need to ask if you are a fan of the legendary space opera Star Wars—we already know you are. You won’t want to miss out on the excitement hitting Main Street in Beaumont (inside Beaumont Civic Center). Get ready to awaken the force within you as this event promises a fun-filled day of Star Wars-themed crafts and activities. Oh, and did we mention that it’s only $6 per person (1 year and older)? May 9, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • International Museum Day: Mark your calendars, folks! May 18th, 2024, will be a day to remember as we celebrate International Museum Day at the vibrant Beaumont Civic Center on Main Street. Get ready to unleash your imagination and rethink education as we explore a future where knowledge-sharing knows no bounds and innovation blends seamlessly with tradition. Let’s come together to appreciate the treasure trove of knowledge museums hold and work towards creating a more informed and inclusive world. May 18, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Bellville

  • Kentucky Derby Party Fundraiser: The 4th Annual Kentucky Derby Party Fundraiser is about to happen at the High Noon Saloon, located on the picturesque Mark Red Ranch. Put on your fancy hats  and join us for a fun day filled with thrilling horse racing action, delicious food, and drinks, all while supporting a worthy cause. May 4, 2024.

Blanco

  • Reading Between The Wines: Attention wine and book lovers! The Blanco Library and Gem of the Hills have joined hands to present an exciting event bringing together the finest of Texas Hill Country’s authors with local wineries, distilleries, and breweries. “Reading Between the Wines” is a perfect blend of literature and wine tastings that will tickle your taste buds and stimulate your mind. May 8, 2024, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
  • Republic Of Texas Cigar Box Guitar Festival: Join the ultimate celebration of music, whiskey, and art at the 8th Republic Of Texas Cigar Box Guitar Festival! This annual festival brings you the finest Texas whiskey, mouth-watering local food, and non-stop blues music that’ll keep you grooving all day. But here’s the kicker! If you’re into building cigar box guitars or showcasing your art, this festival is the perfect opportunity to showcase your amazing talent and creativity. May 11, 2024.

Boerne

  • Boerne Lemonade Day: Let’s have some fun in the Texas sun. Decorative lemonade stands will pop-up all-over Boerne and its surrounding areas, but the real magic will happen on Boerne’s historic Hill Country Mile. Young entrepreneurs will showcase their lemonade-making skills and compete for awards like best-tasting lemonade, best-looking lemonade stand, and youth entrepreneur of the year! Bring your kids and friends and enjoy refreshing lemonade while supporting the community’s youth. May 4, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Cinco De Mayo Fiesta: There is no better way to spice up your weekend than attending the Cinco De Mayo Fiesta on the Roca Loca Lawn. Enjoy a day of non-stop fun, live music, delicious food, ice-cold margaritas, and exciting shopping options. Come with your whole family and make unforgettable memories together! May 4, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
  • Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk: Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day by connecting with Mother Nature through a Wildflower Walk! It’s time to explore wildflowers and native plants in Alamo Area Park under Master Naturalist Bob M.’s guidance! This half-mile walk is mostly on a flat route to make it easier for your mom. As a token of appreciation, all mothers will receive a special gift upon completion of the walk. Don’t forget to bring sturdy footwear, water, and sun protection. The walk is free with park admission; Adults: $7, Children 12 & under Free. May 12, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
  • Boerne Art Waddle 12th Annual 2024: Make the most of Memorial Day Weekend at the 12th Annual 2024 Boerne Art Waddle along The Hill Country Mile in downtown Boerne. This amazing outdoor art fair will feature over 35 professional artist booths. Watch as they create stunning pieces right before your eyes and don’t miss the opportunity to take home a unique masterpiece for yourself! You can also indulge in delicious food, sample fine wine, and groove to live music all weekend. May 25 to May 26, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 5:00PM.

Brownwood

  • Cinco de Mayo festival: Ready to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Cinco de Mayo festival? Head to Brownwood for a grandiose celebration filled with parties, parades, and mouth-watering food that will leave you wanting more! With so many fun things to do, you’ll be in a fix deciding where to start and what to skip. May 4, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
  • Wildflower Hike (Free): You are welcome to join Ranger George at Lake Brownwood State Park to explore the beauty of the native wildflowers that grace the park. It’s a journey of discovery and learning as you traverse the Texas Oak Trail. You’ll uncover the secrets of wildflower identification, historical use by native peoples, and ecological significance. All are invited, regardless of age or experience level, to participate in this inspiring free event. May 11, 2024, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Bryan

  • Big Barn Dance Music Festival: A beloved festival is coming all the way from Taos, New Mexico, to the charming town of Bryan. You’ll be welcomed with open arms by two nonstop days of live music, infectious dancing, and the joyous company of like-minded friends. This festival promises to be an unforgettable celebration of life, love, and everything that makes us human. May 3 to May 4, 2024.
  • Wine Through the Vintages: If you want to delve deeper into the world of wine tasting and expand your knowledge and understanding, then this tasting is just for you. Messina Hof Winery is proud to celebrate the legendary Judgement of Paris by presenting a hand-picked selection of Cabernet Sauvignon from their Private Reserve and Paulo lines. You’ll have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of climate, oak, and aging on wine’s flavor, body, and acidity. May 24, 2024, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

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Burnet

  • 2nd Annual Butterfly Release: Let’s release those butterflies and show the world that we stand together in the fight against Ependymoma! The 2nd Annual Butterfly Release aims to raise awareness for Ependymoma and show support for those who have battled this disease. You’ll release beautiful butterflies to acknowledge care partners and medical workers. There will be plenty of fun activities to enjoy alongside delicious refreshments! Get your game on with some yard games, or unleash your creativity with our craft activities. May 5, 2024, from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
  • Burnet Pro Rodeo: Are you ready for some adrenaline rush of a rodeo? If yes, you’ll be thrilled to know the Burnet Pro Rodeo is just around the corner! Come on down to the Fair Grounds of Houston Clinton Dr, Burnet to experience the thrill. Don’t miss out on the fun; be there! May 10 to May 11, 2024, at 9:00 AM.
  • Austin Hurricane Heat Weekend 4HR & 12HR | 2024: Hurricane Heat is a team-building event that selects capable Spartans to lead a team. Those who lead their squadron to the finish line will earn their place among the elite few. There are no timing chips, just a fun run Spartan-style. Participants must be 18 or older and wear a black top and bottoms. They need to carry mandatory gear such as a sturdy backpack, water, food, a headlamp, glow sticks, a whistle, duct tape, a paracord, a multi-tool, and a bucket. May 17 to May 18, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Canton

  • May The 4th Be With You – PNO: Celebrate May 4th in style with an EPIC Star Wars-themed Parents’ Night Out (PNO) at Van Zandt Martial Arts Center! This is your chance to show off your Lightsaber skills and participate in choreographed battles with your friends. You’ll also play some fun galactic games and enjoy a delicious pizza & pop dinner. This PNO is open to kids aged 5-11 years, and registration costs $35. You won’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity to become a Jedi – so sign up now! May 4, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
  • Texas Mini Milkers Piney Woods Polka MDGA Goat Show: Are you ready for some good old-fashioned fun? The Piney Woods Polka is just around the corner! This is the best little goat show in Texas and you don’t want to miss it. Presented by the Texas Mini Milkers, this MDGA Sanctioned Show (2 Rings) will be held at the Van Zandt County Fairgrounds in Canton, Texas. May 18, 2024.
Display at First Monday Trade Days

Conroe

  • Conroe Music Festival: The most anticipated Conroe-Woodlands Music Festival is back with a bang at the historic Heritage Place. With 10 hours of non-stop music from CMA, Grammy Award, and Billboard #1 artists, the concert will make you groove to the beats. Plus, you can explore dozens of artists and crafters, shop at the farmers’ market, and enjoy cold craft beer and wines. And guess what? Early bird tickets are just $5, and parking is free! May 4, 2024, from 10:30 AM to 9:30 PM.
  • Big As Texas Festival 2024: Big As Texas is the newest outdoor music and food festival in Houston. As one of the biggest Texas festivals, it will use the sprawling 75+ acre campus of Montgomery County Fairgrounds with live performances against sprawling Texas prairie land. The three-day outdoor festival features a world-class music lineup, local vendors and artisans, immersive art installations, live-fire grilling, carnival games, and activities for all ages. May 10 to May 12, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM.

Corpus Christi

  • Buc Days Rally Night Parade: Let’s give a big shoutout to all the amazing people and organizations that make Corpus Christi shine! If you’re looking for excitement and live entertainment, you won’t want to miss the Rally Night Parade at Buc Days. Starting at 8:00 PM, you’ll be treated to a full display of marching bands, spirited dancing, dazzling floats, and the impressive Official Wrecker Service, Apollo Towing, clearing the route for all the fun. May 4, 2024, 8 PM.
  • Festival De Cine Latino Americano Corpus Christi: The newest member of the FDCLA Texas family, Festival De Cine Latino Americano Corpus Christi, is all about shining a spotlight on the best Latino and Latin American content from around the world. Alongside FDCLA Norte, the Corpus Christi festival brings together the most talented filmmakers for a truly unforgettable experience. We can’t wait to share these powerful stories with you and the rest of the world. May 10 to 12, 2024.
  • Driscoll Children’s Parade At Buc Days: If you’re looking for a fun-filled event for your little ones, the Driscoll Children’s Parade at Buc Days is the perfect choice. Get ready to be dazzled by the marching, dancing and floats featuring some of Corpus Christi’s finest schools and youth organizations. So, gather your young pirates and sail to this exciting parade! May 11, 2024, at 10:00 AM.
  • Buc Days: Experience a wild ride through rodeos, electrifying concerts, high-octane bull riding, and thrilling carnival rides, all in a single event at Buc Days. Whether you’re young or old, there’s something for every buccaneer at the heart of Corpus Christi, Texas. Buc Days Stripes Carnival: Single-Day Gate Entry: $5. Children under 36″ are FREE. May 2 to May 12, 2024, at 5:00 PM.
  • Corpus Christi Beer Festival: Are you ready to raise a glass and celebrate the ultimate South Texas beer tasting experience? Look no further than the annual Corpus Christi Beer Festival! Whether you’re a true craft beer connoisseur or simply beer curious, this festival has something for everyone. Hosted by the local Nueces Brewing, you’ll be treated to live music, beer talks, local artisans, and food trucks. And, if you’re looking for a family-friendly activity, don’t miss the free Family Art time presented by The Art Center. May 25, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

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Dallas

  • Native Plants and Prairies Day: Native Plants and Prairies Day is an exciting family event celebrating the Blackland Prairies in North Texas. Visitors can explore fascinating exhibits, take prairie tours, and indulge in retail therapy at native plant sales. Highlights of the event include discovering the vibrant prairie flowers, observing the fascinating birds and insects that call the prairie home, and learning how to bring the beauty of the prairie into your own backyard. May 4, 2024.
  • Dallas Cinco de Mayo: Dallas Cinco de Mayo is now a mile-long fiesta with over 200 storefronts, anchor stores, Hispanic products, services, art centers, and theaters. The sights, sounds, and flavors, along with dining and shopping, make it one of the best cultural festivals in the state of Texas. As the sun sets, the party continues with an evening fiesta in a large parking lot, transforming it into a block party extravaganza. Get ready to dance the night away with the Main Stage featuring electrifying music and entertaining performances. Bring your little ones to the Kid Zone where they can enjoy a vibrant array of activities, arts & crafts, games, rides, and food vendors. May 4, 2024, 9:00 AM.
  • Silent Disco at Klyde Warren Park: With electrifying music from a local DJ and personalized playlists on your own headset, the silent disco at Klyde Warren Park is the perfect spot to let loose with your friends. It’s going to be an unforgettable night of dancing under the stars. 100 early bird tickets come with a Mambo Taxi drink from Mi Cocina in their lounge, so you can sip and savor while you groove. There will be a C4 Energy pop-up with one can for each attendee and a 360-photo booth from DFW Selfie Mirror to capture memories. May 24, 2024, from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
  • Dallas Memorial March: Are you ready to honor those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom? Gather your loved ones and head to Reverchon Park for the Dallas Memorial March, the esteemed event of the year! This two-day extravaganza is an ideal embodiment of our values and mission. Let’s celebrate the heroes who gave their all, embrace the fallen, and educate communities on the significance of Memorial Day. Come together and pay our respects in the most respectful and memorable way possible! May 26, 2024.
A unique design of center infrastructure of a water fountain in a park.

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Denison

  • Denison Derby Day Party: Put on your finest attire and most extravagant hat and head to Ray’s Mercantile in Downtown Denison for an exclusive Kentucky Derby Party! Indulge in classic mint juleps and revel in the stylish ambiance of the event. The party promises to be a perfect blend of fashion, fun, and delicious drinks, leading up to the most awaited “greatest two minutes in sports”! Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to celebrate the Derby in style! May 4, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
  • Cinco de Mayo Party: Dance to the beats of DJ Cold Hard Fruth to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style. Sip on signature frozen and rocks margaritas (duh!) while enjoying delicious bites from Cornfed Catering. Don’t miss out on the exclusive drink specials that will keep your spirits high all night long! May 4 2024 at 8:00 PM.
  • Mom-Mosas on Main: Downtown Denison: Get ready to pamper the most special person in your life this Mother’s Day with Downtown Denison’s Mom-Mosas at the Main event! With a wide range of Mimosas, Mocktails, and other exciting beverages on offer at various local businesses, you can both sip and savor while exploring the stores and doing some window shopping. Don’t forget to get unique gifts and enjoy exclusive discounts along the way. Raise a toast to your mother and show her how much she means to you. May 11, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • NTX Drum Circle: NTX Drum Circle is a night of free-spirited expression around a campfire in sacred woodland. Bring your favorite instrument or drum, or just a chair. Food and cooking out are part of the celebration, and camping is encouraged with diverse wildlife to observe. Remember to honor Mother Earth and leave no trace. May 25, 2024, at 6:00 PM.

Denton

  • Denton Taco Fest: Spice up your life at Denton Taco Fest! 🌮 Join us for a sizzling fiesta where local taco artisans, hot sauce heroes, spice aficionados, salsa masters, and makers of all kinds converge in one flavorful spot! From the cheesy delights of Cheese & Salsa to the mouthwatering creations of Riprock’s and Cool Bean’s, indulge in the taco paradise crafted by Cocina La Catrina, Render Texas Delicatessen, Chubbies Chowhouse, H&S Tex Mex, and No Way Jose Tacos. May 4, 2024, at 2:00 PM.
  • Denton County LOSS Music and Art Festival: Get ready to groove, create, and make a difference at the Denton County LOSS Music and Art Festival! 🎶🎨 Join us for an unforgettable day packed with the best of local talent, from heart-pounding music to breathtaking art that will leave you spellbound. Dive into the pet adoption zone, bid in the silent auction, and enjoy delicious food and thirst-quenching cocktails. Together, let’s unite as a community to support Local Outreach for Suicide Survivors (L.O.S.S.) and shine a light on mental health awareness. Your presence isn’t just appreciated – it’s impactful! May 11, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

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Driftwood/Dripping Springs

  • Dripping Springs Trade Days (Free Admission): Spend a fun-filled day of shopping, eating, and exploring at the Dripping Springs Trade Days! With an array of goodies ranging from garden and home decor, jewelry, floral designs, woodcraft, art, candles, wreaths, gourmet foods, clothing, unique gifts, and antiques, this event is anything but boring! Best of all, admission is completely free! So, bring your friends and family along and indulge in some retail therapy while savoring delicious food from food trucks. May 4 to May 5, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Baby Goats and Coffee: Want to cuddle up with some adorable baby goats while sipping a delicious cup of coffee or refreshing beer? Le Muse at Caliterra, Dripping Springs, you can do that! These playful and adorable goats will bounce around, ready to climb onto your lap and pose for cute pictures. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enjoy some quality time with some furry little friends! May 4, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.
  • Forest Bathing: Looking for a unique and refreshing way to recharge and reset? Join Justine Kies for an immersive experience in nature through a forest bathing session. During this session, you’ll walk 2 miles of tranquil trails and indulge in guided mindfulness sessions. This will enable you to let your senses come alive truly. This experience is open to adults and youth aged 14 and up. They have limited the group size to 15 people to ensure an intimate and personalized experience. Book your spot now for just $40 per person and embark on an unforgettable journey of relaxation and rejuvenation. May 10, 2024, at 3:00 PM.

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Dublin

  • Cinco De Mayo Club Party: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in style at Lucky Vines Vineyard & Winery’s exclusive Club pick-up party! Savor mouth-watering food, explore a diverse range of shopping options, and groove to the rhythm of foot-tapping music. With an electric atmosphere and a host of exciting activities that promise to up your fun quotient, this is an event you wouldn’t want to miss! May 5, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • Monta de Toros 2024: Get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush at the Monta de Toros 2024 Open Bull Riding event! This exciting competition is a chance to see some of the most talented bull riders in action. With just a $12 admission fee, and free entry for kids 8 and under, it’s an event the whole family can enjoy. There will be plenty of other activities to enjoy, such as Mutton Bustin, Rodeo Clowns, Bull Fighters, Local Royalty, and Food Vendors. May 11, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Ennis

  • Cinco De Mayo Celebration 2024: Get ready to party with us at our fourth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration! We’re bringing the best of Mexican culture and traditions to life right here in the heart of downtown Ennis. Join the festivities as local artists light up the stage with their music and performances, and discover delicious food selections and unique artisan vendors. And don’t forget to catch the mesmerizing ballet folklorico performances that are sure to transport you to another world. May 5, 2024.
  • National Polka Festival: Join us for the Corona Premier National Polka Festival, celebrating 57 years of Czech heritage and traditions from May 24-26, 2024. Enjoy a weekend of polka dancing, traditional costumes, religious customs, and live music from 15 bands, including Grammy Award winning Brave Combo and the Josh Abbott Band Country Concert. Don’t miss the King and Queen Dance Contest, a giant parade, and other family-friendly activities in historic downtown Ennis. May 24 to May 26, 2024.

Farmersville

  • MayDay 2024: The 2nd Annual MAYDAY 2024 at Prairie Lakes Ranch RV Park is a chance to have some fun while serving a worthy cause! This year we’re raising funds for the Farmersville Fire Department in Texas. You’ll enjoy live music by EJj Miller and The Dashboard Saints while you indulge in some delicious J.C.’s Tacos. And don’t forget to bring your lawn chair and BYOB to make the most of this amazing day! May 11, 2024, at 4:00 PM.
  • Earth-Kind Workshop: Pollinators in Your Landscape: Learn how to promote crucial pollinators in your landscape with the Earth-Kind Workshop: Pollinators in Your Landscape! This workshop will provide you with the necessary knowledge and tools to create a habitat that supports these essential insects and animals. By attending this workshop, you’ll gain insight into the various pollinators, their importance to our ecosystem, and how to attract and keep them in your landscape. May 17, 2024, from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
Historic building in downtown Farmersville

Fort Worth

  • Japanese Children’s Day: Kodomo No Hi—Japanese Children’s Day is an exciting community event, especially for kids under 12. What can you expect at Kodomo No Hi? Get ready for a day filled with thrilling Taiko drummers, traditional Japanese games, and mesmerizing calligraphy and origami displays. You’ll also witness martial arts demonstrations and try arts and crafts. Tickets are just $12 for adults – a steal for all the incredible entertainment you’ll experience. Children between 12 and 18 can get tickets for just $10. May 4, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
  • Cinco In The District (Free): Celebrate Mexican American arts and culture at Cinco In The District with an array of exciting activities. Satisfy your taste buds with delicious food from the food trucks, groove to the beats of live music and entertainment, browse through the vendors and raffles, and have a family fun time. The best part? This year, you can explore three new exhibits for free! Witness the breathtaking art of “Mexican Roots: Masks, Prints, and Traditional Arts of Mexico,” learn about the brave “Soldaderas to Amazonas: Escaramuzas Charras,” and admire the rich history of “Soy de Tejas!” May 5, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • Cowtown Fair: Cowtown Fair at the Texas Motor Speedway Fair Grounds is a 10-day event packed with exciting shows and attractions that thrill and delight visitors of all ages. From the heart-stopping Fearless Flores Thrill Show to the adorable Petting Zoo and pony rides, there’s something for everyone. And if you’re in the mood for laughs, don’t miss the hilarious Doc Magic comedy show! Of course, no fair would be complete without mouth-watering fair food, so be sure to indulge in some of the delicious treats available. And if you’re feeling brave, ride the Iron Dragon roller coaster or the Mega Drop for a truly unforgettable experience. May 3 to May 12, from 5 PM to 11 PM.

Frisco

  • 12th Annual Frisco StrEATS Gourmet Food Truck & Music Festival (Free): The legendary food truck festival is back and better than ever! Here you can taste the DFW metroplex’s top food trucks. Enjoy live music, and sip on craft beers. This fest has loads of fun activities lined up for your kids, ensuring you can relax and enjoy your time hassle-free. And did we mention that this fest is free to attend? Just $10 for on-site parking. May 4, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Cinco de Mayo at PGA Frisco: Let’s raise a toast to Cinco de Mayo at PGA Frisco! This event offers refreshing Frozen Fields margaritas at Lounge by Topgolf and Icehouse. From the moment they open to their closing time, their margaritas are available the whole time—always fresh and delicious. They are even having a sweet deal on the signature margarita. So gather your friends and celebrate in style at PGA Frisco. May 5, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Frisco Starfest (Free): Join other stargazers on the second Saturday of every month for an unforgettable night under the stars. This event lets you grasp the beauty of the night sky, as you observe planets, stars, and other celestial wonders. Best of all? It’s completely free! Just make sure to check the weather before the event. Happy stargazing! May 11, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM.

Galveston

  • La Izquierda Surf and Music Festival: At La Izzy Fest, you can have an amazing beach bash like no other! Join us for Free Locals Friday featuring DEM Roots and Bun B. Plus have a cosmic adventure with a stellar lineup including Garrett T Caps, Ghost Wolves, and more. You can take part in surfing activities, meditate with beach yoga, and build sandcastles. Fuel up at our food vendor area and sip on Galveston Island Brewing’s finest brews. Also, don’t miss the Space-Themed Costume Contest on day two! May 3, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM; May 4, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM; May 5, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Galveston Island Cinco de Mayo Fiesta (Free): Galveston Island Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is an incredible annual event packed with live music, stage cars, and lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. It is a great opportunity to come out and support the local businesses, vendors, and restaurants. This fiesta is free to attend! May 4, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
  • Island Vybz Reggae Fest: Dive into the vibrant beats and Caribbean culture at the Island Vybz Reggae Fest in Galveston! This fest will continue for 2 days. The first night will be the VIP night, where you can experience Caribbean vibes, live performances, complimentary drinks, Caribbean-inspired cuisine, and stunning Galveston views- all the protocols of VIP amenities. The second day will be the actual festival day, where the renowned reggae acts keep the energy high, featuring pulsating rhythms and soulful melodies all day. May 31, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, to June 1, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

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Georgetown

  • Superhero Meet And Greet Lunch: Give your kids an opportunity to witness their superheroes in action with this fun-packed and exciting Superhero Meet & Greet Launch. This epic event contains an incredible Superhero lunch, platters, and PB&J for the kids. While your kids are busy with the heroes, feel free to have some mouthwatering delights, including turkey roast with white cheddar and beef roast with sauce goodness, accompanied by a refreshing collection of soft beverages and tea. For dessert options, you can be creative and build your own sundae for the ultimate sweetness! May 27, 2024, at 1:00 PM.
A red poppy in a field

Houston

  • Houston Art Bike Parade & Festival: Culture, art, creativity, and community, all C’s blend together in this fun-packed exciting Houston Art Bike Parade and Festival. In collaboration with HISD, this event invites students to showcase their talents and celebrate their inner artist. This activity does wonders to promote health, confidence, and creativity. This will be a great opportunity for the parents as well, to nurture and strengthen their bond with their talented stars by appreciating and rooting for them on the sideline as they proudly pedal along the route. Register for free via the website, and have an amazing experience. May 11, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • 18th Annual Empty Bowls Houston: Empty Bowl Houston returns for its 18th Annual Event this May. This unique fundraiser event, manifested by splendid artwork and intricate design, is an international attempt to fight hunger and poverty. There’ll be an Indoor Gallery space to exhibit the masterpieces of ceramists and an outdoor garden, for live art demonstrations. The raised money will benefit the Houston Food Bank. The attendees who purchase bowls will enjoy a simple yet delicious soup lunch. Let’s fight hunger together! May 11, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • iFEST USA (Free): A world of cultural richness and artistic brilliance awaits you at Ifest USA! This event is the official celebration, where multiculturalism and diversity take center stage. Artists from Greater Houston and beyond come together to show their unique talents and traditions. Enjoy the captivating sights and mouthwatering aromas of gourmet foods while vibing with enchanting music from around the world. Let’s celebrate our shared humanity. Head to the Discovery Green and enter this festival free of cost to witness the beauty of cultural exchange! May 18, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
  • Screen on the Green: Wonka (Free): This event is ready to give you a cinematic event like no other! Watch your favorite Trimothèe Chalamet and Rowan Atkinson in action, in the movie Wonka. That too under the stars and skyscrapers of downtown, at Discovery Green. Attendees can bring blankets, snacks, and even camping chairs, to make themselves at home. Don’t worry about the food or wine. It’ll be available to serve you at the Lake House. Let me tell you the biggest highlight of the event, IT IS FREE! There’s not even an entry fee. Early birds will also enjoy games and fun activities. May 25, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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Kerrville

  • Extreme Dwarfanators Wrestling: Prepare for an electrifying evening of intense action at the Extreme Dwarfanators Wrestling event, coming to Kerrville, Texas, this May! Witness the epic clash of the smallest warriors in a larger-than-life spectacle that will leave you breathless. These incredible athletes may be small in stature, but they pack a punch like no other. May 10, 2024, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • Kerrville Folk Festival: Mark your calendars for the Kerrville Folk Festival, a must-attend Texas festival, starting May 23rd! From children to adults, this festival has entertainment and nurturing for everyone. Get ready to be swept by the soulful melodies that define the folk music festival, spanning 18 straight days. Sing along to your favorite tunes in the daytime concerts for kids and live night shows for adults. Discover your musical talents as you dive through the art of songwriting, and attend workshops on harmonica, guitar, and ukulele. So yes, this fest is a total music celebration, but it has more! Dive into outdoor fun with camping, hill country bike rides, and canoe trips through the Guadalupe River. May 23, 2024, to June 9, 2024, at 8:00 AM.

Kingsland

  • MerMagical Texas Hill Country Retreat: The Yoga Mermaid is coming with a thrilling event in Kingsland, Texas, where you can go swimming in mermaid tales! Dive into the world of enchantment as the MerMagical Texas Hill Country Retreat will continue over the weekend. You can get the tickets according to your room stay, starting from $500. Besides swimming, you can enjoy manifold fun activities like dancing and singing. This event is the true friend of your health- relax with meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises. Experience Watsu, a unique water bodywork therapy. Enjoy delicious, nourishing plant-based meals. May 17, 2024, at 6:00 PM to May 19, 2024, at 11:00 AM.

Laredo

  • Laredo’s Birthday Celebration: Get ready to party! Laredo’s Birthday Celebration is going to be a bash like no other! Join us as we celebrate the vibrant history and culture of Laredo on 18th May at Downtown Laredo. This event is one of the best for family and fun attractions. Some of the exciting events at the birthday celebration that might attract your attention are the First exhibit of historical items by the LPRS Relic Preservation department, the Preservation Texas Presentation, Live painting, and a Guided tour of Downtown Laredo. So saddle up and join us for a rip-roaring good time filled with both; western and Southern flair. May 18, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • Biciclovia: For fellow bike enthusiasts! Clear your schedule for the epic Biciclovia event, gearing up to take Laredo, Texas by storm on 25th May. It’s time to hop on your trusty two-wheelers; be it a bike, cycle, skateboard, or scooter; and join the pedal-powered party of a lifetime. What’s a better way of promoting physical activity than this fun car-free event in the park? Bring out your whole family and join this entertaining event where you will enjoy bike races and leisurely family rides. May 25, 2024, at 9:00 AM.
  • Mexico Lindo 2024: Hola Amigos! How about experiencing the vibrant spirit of Mexico right here in Loredo Mansion, Texas? The “Mexico Lindo” event is coming to town in May, bringing the rich and colorful traditions of Mexican culture to life. Attend this event and enjoy the captivating Mexican music and dance by none other than Gabriela Mendoza-Garcia Ballet Folklorico. For just $15, get tickets to this amazing show, and celebrate the beauty and charm of Mexico. May 25, 2024, to May 26, 2024, from 7:30 PM to 09:00 PM.

Livingston

  • May 4th Trivia Night: Put your knowledge to the test at the ‘May 4 Trivia Night’ event happening at Chick-fil-A Livingston, in Texas. This event will be a mind-boggling night of fun, with brain-teasing questions, friendly competitions, and an electric atmosphere. Whether you go solo or join a team, it’s sure to be a blast. Don’t miss the chance to win exciting prizes for the top three positions, including awards for the best team name. Trivia night calls for a dressing up, however, it’s solely your choice. But remember, there will be a prize for best dressed as well. May 4, 2024, at 5:00 PM.
  • Eat Street Food Festival: Brace yourselves for an epic foodie fiesta at the ‘Eat Street Food Festival’ in Livingston, Texas. With a fantastic lineup of food trucks, your taste buds are in for a wild ride – a full street-food vibe! But it’s not just about the food! There are other exciting activities lined up for you too! Challenge your friends to a game of corn hole, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere with colorful balloons, and satisfy your sweet tooth with cotton candy. May 25, 2024, at 10:00 AM.

Lubbock

  • 12TH ANNUAL CINCO DE MAYO PARADE OF LUBBOCK 2024: May 4th, 2024, is the day to remember because Lubbock is hosting the 12th annual Circo de Mayo Parade. Celebration of our roots and the rich Mexican culture is the true spirit of this march. From schools and churches to car clubs and dance groups, everyone is encouraged to be a part of this incredible event. However, if you don’t want to participate in the parade, you’re most welcome as a spectator as well. The Parade of Lubbock will begin on Avenue V, moving east on historic Broadway to the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Register yourself to make your contributions to the unity of the community while enjoying the colorful musical parade. May 4, 2024, at 9:00 AM.
  • Lubbock Official Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl: Make it an evening to remember at the Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl happening in Lubbock on Sunday, 5th May. Join us as we hop from bar to bar, sipping on refreshing margaritas, indulging in mouthwatering tacos, and swaying in exquisite tequila. In addition to honoring Mexican culture, Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl guarantees a pleasant and safe social drinking atmosphere. Enjoy a variety of festive cocktails and dance nonstop to the beat of live music. Spice up your night with your amigos, dress up in the boldest colors, and get ready to salsa the night away! May 5, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
  • Kangaroo Yoga & Mimosas: This May, experience a one-of-a-kind meditation session by attending the ‘Kangaroo Yoga’ event which will leave you feeling refreshed, healed, and connected with nature. Imagine practicing yoga surrounded by adorable kangaroos and marsupials in the great outdoors. This meditative class is open to those above 21. Register for just $49 to enjoy therapeutic yoga while observing playful lemurs in action. After practice, reward yourself with the complimentary mimosa, raising a glass to the beauty of the moment. And don’t forget to say Hello to Frank, the adorable baby wallaby. So, grab your mats, and bounce into this unforgettable experience with the kangaroos at Lubbock. May 11, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

Lufkin

  • ¡Viva Mexico! ¡Viva America!: Celebrate the rich music and dance of Mexican Americans who have thrived on both sides of the border. Kicking off the festivities is the iconic Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar, serenading us with traditional tunes that will transport you straight to the heart of Mexico. But that’s just the beginning! Prepare to be dazzled by the mesmerizing performances of Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles. And as the grand finale, sing along to Oscar-winning Disney tunes that will leave you humming all the way home! Don’t miss out on this colorful and captivating show that celebrates the beauty of both cultures. May 1, 2024, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
  • Family Party: Get ready to groove and grill at the ultimate family party in Lufkin at Zavalla! Join us for a fun-filled gathering complete with live music from a talented band and delicious cookout delights. It’s the perfect recipe for a memorable day with your loved ones. May 25, 2024 at 12:00 PM.

Marshall

  • Mother & Son Superhero Dance: Attention all super moms and their little heroes! Don’t miss the extraordinary event happening in the Marshall Convention Center this May- the ‘Mother and Son Superhero Dance’. For this celebration, we highly recommend dressing up to celebrate with a true superhero vibe. There are tons of games and entertaining stuff to do at the event in addition to dancing and music. Delectable refreshments will also be available, and each child will receive a goody bag to take home. You better hurry, as slots are limited! Secure your tickets now for this entertaining show. Grab your little crime fighter, strike your best superhero pose, and join us for an evening filled with superhero-themed music, dancing, and excitement. May 3, 2024, from 6:30 PM.
  • 1st Annual Mother’s Day Gala: The African American Celebration Committee is organizing its first-ever Annual Mother’s Day Gala at Marshall Convention Center. Purchase tickets for $50 for yourself and your mothers to enjoy live music by Gabriel ‘Saxman’ Johnson and a hilarious comedy show by DP Jefferson. Every mom will receive a beautiful bouquet as a tribute to their unconditional love. You’ll also enjoy a tantalizing dinner and create lasting memories at this gala. Best of all, your ticket purchase supports the AACC Scholarship Fund, helping fund students in their educational pursuits. There is no better way to pay tribute to your mothers than a day of fun and relaxation with exciting activities lined up! May 11, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
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McKinney

  • Tee Up for Cinco de Mayo at District 121 (Free): Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style at District 121 combining the excitement of Byron Nelson weekend. Enjoy the electrifying performance of Rockin’ Down the Fast Lane and let Ernesto’s Mariachi Band make you dance till you drop. Savor the flavors of Mi Cocina’s margaritas, beer, and wine to make the event meaningful. In addition, challenge your pals to a virtual round of golf and record the moments at the 19th Hole picture booth. Don’t pass on this fantastic free fiesta; they don’t come around very often! May 4, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
  • Folklórico Dance Festival of McKinney 2024 (Free): Are you ready for the return of the Folklorico Dance Festival in McKinney, Texas? Celebrate the cultural heritage of Mexico at this fantastic event held on two consecutive Sundays, May 5th, and 12th. Enjoy a day filled with Latin rhythm classes including Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and the mesmerizing Mexican Folklore. This fest is free for the general public, offering live entertainment with the tunes of the Mariachi band Cuerdas de Mexico, followed by guest Folklorico performances. May 5, 2024, and May 12, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
  • Guided Trail: Lace up your hiking boots and explore the captivating guided trail at Heard Natural Science Museum on the 11th of May. As you traverse the well-maintained paths, expert guides will share their knowledge and passion for the local flora and fauna. Get your tickets; $10 for children and $13 for adults, and experience the unique museum landscape during a 45 to 60-minute hike. Along the way, you’ll also learn about the cultural significance of the land. Groups of 10 may enjoy an exclusive private hike, subject to availability. May 11, 2024, at 2:00 PM.
Sign in downtown McKinney

New Braunfels

  • May – Infant Massage: Moms and dads are invited to the ‘May- Infant Massage’ event to learn the secrets of infant massage and create a deeper bond with your baby. Learn from experienced instructors who will guide you in creating a calming and loving atmosphere for your baby- teaching you gentle touch and nurturing techniques. You’ll be amazed to discover how massage can not only promote a happy sleep but also help in relieving discomfort and enhancing communication with your little one. Secure your spot now and give your baby the comfort and care they deserve. May 2, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
  • Saengerfest 2024: Sangerfest 2024 is coming to rock your world in Downtown New Braunfels. This epic event is a music lover’s dream, with live performances that will have you dancing all day long. Bring your loved ones to explore the charming downtown shops, and tantalize your tastebuds with the delectable offerings from the food vendors. And for all the wine and beer fanatics? Indulge in the fantastic collection of wine available for sampling and purchase. May 4, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • In this Moment: Texas, get ready for an extraordinary weekend from May 4th to May 5th, 2024, at Whitewater on the Horseshoe! “In this Moment” is set to take the stage and bring in the heat with their mesmerizing Hard Rock event that will leave you in awe. The interactive showcases of the event will push the boundaries of what you thought was possible. This is not an exaggeration; the thrill of a live concert promises to be an experience like no other! Buy tickets now priced between $99 and $127. May 4, 2024, to May 5, 2024.
  • Carry The Load: The efforts made by first responders, vendors, military personnel, and their families are worthy of greater recognition and respect than any other group. Step up and join us at the Carry the Load Community Event that serves the purpose of connecting Americans with their military and nation’s heroes. As we walk together, we create a powerful atmosphere of unity. Come and be a part of this event to show our unwavering support and positively impact the lives of those who have sacrificed so much. Together, we can make a difference and let our heroes know they are never forgotten! May 20, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Palestine

  • Palestine Horsey Derby002 (Free): Palestine Horsey Derby is a true family-friendly event happening at the Farmers Market this May! Bring your kids for a day of excitement—it’s sure to become their new favorite event. Best of all, it’s free to attend and participate. People of all ages join in the fun, with many dressing up in derby costumes for added enthusiasm. Children can participate in a kid-friendly jockey race for a chance to win fantastic prizes. This outdoor experience is a true sports adventure for children- yet it’s bound to be a memorable day for the whole family! May 4, 2024, at 10:30 AM.
  • Cinco De Mayo Festival: Mexico won the battle of Puebla against the French army in 1862 on May 5th. Hence comes the annual commemoration of their win, the Cinco de Mayo festival, translated as May 5th. Originating in California, this celebration has become a nationwide phenomenon. The theme of this festival is celebrating triumph by showcasing the origins of Mexican and Hispanic culture, delectable cuisine, and remembrance of the valiant defense in war. Taking place at Regal Park, this festival promises a delightful and engaging experience for families—one you definitely won’t want to overlook! May 4, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Dogwood Fly In Fair: Want to soar in the sky? Attend the thrilling ‘Dogwood Fly in Fair’ event happening this May at Municipal Airport Palestine, Texas. For those who enjoy both art and flight, this weekend-long spectacle is an absolute utopia. Marvel at the stunning art displays and browse through the craft booths to find one-in-a-kind treasures. Take to the sky with exhilarating plane rides, and if you’re a history buff, the gun show and the collection of militaria art will captivate your attention. This educational family event promises a fun day surrounded by the wonders of aviation. May 18, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to May 19, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Paris

  • Cinco De Mayo Fish Fry: Let’s turn up the heat and celebrate Cinco de Mayo Texas-style with a sizzling fish fry. This May, get ready to fiesta with a day-long happy hour and serve up mouthwatering catfish that will make your taste buds dance. Enjoy live music, while you show off your skills in corn hole, pool, darts, and dominoes. And of course, there is an ice-cold beer selection to keep the party going. May 5, 2024, at 12:00 PM.
  • LIFT Community Corral: You all are in for a real treat at the LIFT Community Corral in Hugo, OK. This lively gathering will feature thrilling booth games that will test your skills and keep you entertained. And guess what? There are fantastic prizes and giveaways up for grabs! When your belly starts rumbling, enjoy free finger-licking hotdogs that will satisfy even the hungriest cowboys and cowgirls. Plus, there’s face painting and bounce houses for the little wranglers. So, gather your friends and family and join us on May 31st for a wild adventure and rip-roaring good time! May 31, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Pearland

  • Fiesta At The Bee: Join us on 2nd May for a girls’ night like no other. Celebrate the upcoming Cinco de Mayo weekend by having a blast at ‘Fiesta at the Bee’. This event is focused on enjoying exclusive offerings. Attendees can sip delicious beverages and snack on delectable treats while exploring the latest arrivals at Silver Bee Boutique. The fun continues with exciting giveaways that will bring smiles all around! And of course, what’s a fiesta without tacos? A taco truck will be serving the yummiest tacos you’ve ever tasted. May 2, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
  • Howey’s Water Safety Festival: Make a splash at Howey’s Water Safety Festival. Houston Swim Club is hosting its first-ever annual event promoting water safety and preventing drownings in our community. However, besides water safety demos and CPR /Rescue lessons, this event also features crafts, games, music, and prizes- making it an all-rounder. By attending, you’ll also support “Stop Drowning Now”- a non-profit working tirelessly to eliminate drownings. May 18, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Plano

  • Asiafest ’24: Let’s welcome the 20th annual Plano Asian American Heritage Festival coming to town on May 4. Head over to Haggard Park in Historic Downtown Plano for a day packed with cultural awesomeness. Attend this event to enjoy incredible performances like music, dance, martial arts, and more! Discover fascinating Asian cultures, which include calligraphy, food, and the visual arts, to mention a few. Asian festivities are always a feast for the senses! A huge selection of delicious dishes from local restaurants and food trucks will also be available. May 4, 2024, at 11:00 AM.
  • 14th Annual Head For The Cure 5k/10k: Get ready to make an impact! Lace up your running shoes and join us at the 14th Annual Head for the Cure 5k/10k. Whether you run, walk, or donate, you’ll support vital brain cancer research and awareness efforts. Held at Red Tail Pavilion, this event channels donations towards local beneficiaries like UT Southwestern, Grey Matters Support Group of North Texas, and national brain cancer programs. Let’s rally together to build hope and support for the brain tumor community. May 4, 2024, at 8:00 AM.
  • Paint Your Home: You can create beautiful art whether you are an art lover or a newbie. Join the Paint Your Home event and let your creativity flow by sketching and painting your home with the guidance of the talented artists at Pipe & Palette. The event will start right on time, so plan to arrive early to prepare for the art session. In this painting lesson, you will receive all the necessary instructions along with paint equipment, such as canvas and acrylic on canvas. All you need to bring is some of your favorite munchies and alcohol if desired. Slots are limited, so reserve your spot now for just $50, for a 1.5-hour session of artistic exploration and fun! Need some more inspiration to visit this event? And if you are looking for a fun and budget-friendly way to explore Texas, this one is not to be missed. Why? Here, you can get our Texas Travel Guide, packed with 55+ amazing trips and getaways, all for under $50. Get insider tips for an unforgettable adventure in Texas, discover new places, and plan day or weekend trips. This guide is a steal at just $19.95. May 12, 2024, from 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM.
  • Picnic At The Pavilion (Free): Gather your loved ones and join us for a Picnic at the Pavilion on May 25th! Enjoy a fantastic lineup of live music and indulge in delicious eats from food trucks. Bring your chairs, coolers, and beverages for a comfortable and enjoyable experience (please note, that no pets or glass containers are allowed). You’re free to enjoy the picnic vibes. Spread out your blanket, play games, and soak up the sunshine. Don’t miss out—keep an eye out for the ticket sale- $18 for adults and $16 for seniors aged 60 and above. May 25, 2024, from 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
Burger on a platter at Legacy Hall in Plano

Port Arthur

  • Port Neches RiverFest: Embrace the excitement of Port Neches RiverFest, where Thunder on the Neches tunnel boat racing awaits! Join us from May 1-5, 2024, for a thrilling festival set against the backdrop of the Neches River. Indulge in carnival fun with live music, enticing vendors, and tasty food options, including classic treats served on a stick. Take in the scenic river vistas for an inside-out soul-rejuvenating experience. Moreover, explore La Masion Bosoliel, a charming Cajun home on-site. With activities for everyone, RiverFest promises a fantastic time for all attendees! May 1, 2024, to May 5, 2024.
  • Museum Family Fun Day: Texas families, are you looking for a fantastic day out with your loved ones? Dive into history and adventure at the Museum of the Gulf Coast! This gem is a must-visit, offering something extraordinary any day you drop by. And here’s some exciting news: they offer free family days that are bursting with activities and surprise guests. Add to the fun and make thrilling memories while taking an alligator selfie in the museum’s parking lot. Make sure to clear your schedule from 10:00 am to 1 pm to fully immerse yourself and your family in the Museum Family Fun Day. May 4, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • S’mores and Skills at Sea Rim: An amazing event is happening for kids at the Sea Rim State Park. During National Kids to Parks Day, the S’mores and Skills event is a fantastic opportunity for both kids and adults to learn new skills. Roasting marshmallows in the park is the highlight of this event. Get to play different games to double the fun. Explore the park’s boardwalks, the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, and the tranquil marsh unit. Another exciting part of this event is the opportunity to fish, shell, and bird-spotting. With so much to do, why miss out on this adventure-packed day? May 18, 2024, from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Round Rock

  • 18th Annual Pioneer Day: This year in May, the 18th Annual Pioneer Day is happening at the Old Settlers Association in Round Rock. Hosted by the Williamson Museum, this event is a celebration of our pioneering roots. Get ready to dip candles, churn butter, and even make corn husk dolls and rag balls. Explore the reenactment camps and chuck wagon areas- a fun way of learning history! Tap your boots to the lively tunes of live music, try your hand at pioneer games, and take a tour of the historic houses. And here’s a special treat: Texas Photography Festival founder David Valdez will be leading a guided photo walk, capturing the magic of Pioneer Day. Don’t miss your chance to snap some amazing shots! May 4, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • Un-Birthday Party: One day a year is our birthday, which means the other 364 days are our ‘UN-birthdays’! Round Rock Parks and the Recreation Department, along with Casey’s Circle, is bringing you a very unique approach to celebrating days other than your birthday. Such a party gesture should readily be accepted to have a blast. This event is a must-attend for individuals with disabilities and their families. Join us at the Play for All Park for a night of pure fun and enjoyment. With the park closed to the public, you’ll have unlimited access to all the park’s attractions, plus some special surprises planned just for you! May 6, 2024, from 05:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
  • Dia de las Madres Celebration: Respected mothers, it’s your day, and we’re ready to celebrate you at the 14th annual Dia de las Madres celebration. Join us on May 11, at Prete Main Street Plaza. There will be tons of fun at the event- art and craft activities for kids, and mouthwatering food to satisfy your cravings. The face painting section at the celebration will let you paint your faces with the colors of enjoyment. You’ll truly live in the moment at this event. Don’t forget to capture precious pictures with your mom in the special photo area to make the memories forever! May 11, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

San Antonio

  • Spooky De Mayo Haunted House Fiesta: Spend $20 and get ready for a spine-tingling experience! This May, the Haunted Dollhouse Museum has come up with a hair-raising Spooky de Mayo Haunted House Fiesta. The timing of 8 pm to 12 am makes this event a perfect thrilling and chilling vibe. Brace yourself for the terror of encountering folkloric characters like La Llorona, and La Muerte, to name a few. This isn’t your average party- we’re turning it up a notch with a First Fright Friday Block party featuring vendors, delicious foods, refreshing drinks, toe-tapping music, and more! May 3, 2024, from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
  • Cornapalooza Block Party: Are you a corn lover? Be a part of the entertaining Cornapalooza Block Party at Casa Navarro Historic site. Casa Navarro is bringing you the ultimate corn joy with many happening activities. At this event, you can experience something fun and new! Try your hands on corn grinding. You’ll also be given a corn shucking demonstration while learning about its history demos from Texas History Sites. Groove to live music and be captivated by Folklorico dancers adding to the festive atmosphere. After soaking up the fun, don’t forget to grab a validation ticket from the front desk for complimentary parking at the Bexar County Garage. May 4, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
  • Cinco de Mayo Concert: Look no further than the Cinco de Mayo concert for the outstanding Cinco de Mayo celebration. This concert is going to be off the charts! The main stage will be sizzling with performances by Las Fenix, Conjunto Cats, and Culture JamSA. Dance to the rhythm, savor the yummy traditional foods, and explore the fantastic shopping options. And guess what? You can enjoy all of this without spending a dime on entry fees! Pay $6 for parking fees only. There are also thrilling rides for the kids at the concert. So yes, it’s going to be a day full of non-stop fun! May 5, 2024, from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

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  • Pan-African Cultural Festival 2024: Experience the soul-stirring magic of the Pan African Cultural Festival 2024 in Texas this May! For straight 3 days, San Antonio will burst with life with the vibrant colors and infectious energy of Africa. Enjoy the rhythmic beats of African drums, witness the awe-inspiring dance showcases, and explore the vibrant marketplace displaying traditional African crafts and fashion. With engaging workshops and delicious food, this festival is a melting pot of cultures that foster unity and appreciation. Get ready to be transported to the heart of Africa right in the heart of the United States. May 11, 2024, from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Adult Nite: Luau: A special extravaganza is designed for 21+ party animals! Get ready for a night of bliss at the DoSeum’s Adult Night: Luau in Texas. Picture yourself sipping on refreshing tropical-inspired drinks and feasting on mouthwatering island eats. Enjoy the traditional hula dancing and be mesmerized by thrilling fire performances. There are interactive exhibits where you can participate in special hands-on activities and let your inner child run wild. Don’t wait too long to grab your tickets as they’re selling like crazy! Ticket price is $35. Let the Lau spirit take you away! May 16, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM.
  • Leap Into The Wild at Jumpyland: Transform the Sunday of May 26th into the perfect family day filled with learning and fun! Treat your children to ‘Leap into the Wild’ hosted by ‘Once in a Wild’ at Jumpy Land. If animals pique the interest of your children, this event is perfect for them. And if not, this day is guaranteed to ignite a love for animals in every child. Buy tickets now, $25 for your children, and $17 for adults. Witness your children enjoy friendly interaction with animals in a safe environment. Apart from this, there are spectacular animal shows to entertain you. While the little ones jump on Jumpy Land’s jumping zones, indulge in delicious food from cafeterias, food trucks, and various vendors. May 26, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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San Marcos

  • 47th Annual Historic Tour Of Homes: Uncover the secrets of San Marcos’ past on the 47th annual Heritage Home Tour! Stroll through the enchanting history of this charming city as you explore a selection of spectacular bungalows, tucked away on historic buggy trails. Docents at each stop will share unique histories and fascinating facts about each bungalow. You can purchase your tickets for $30 per day, but if you book in advance, you have to spend only $25! Let’s dive into the historic tour of homes together! May 4, 2024, to May 5, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • Spring Lake Guided Light-Up Kayak Tour: Fall in love with the enchanting beauty of Spring Lake on the Guided Light-Up Kayak Tour at the Meadows Center in San Marcos. Glide across the river’s headwaters in a clear kayak with underwater LED lights, revealing the hidden beauty of the wildlife and San Marcos Springs. You’ll also get updated about the lake’s history and conservation efforts to protect endangered species. Keep your eyes and camera ready to encounter and capture turtles, fish, and aquatic plants. Reserve your spot for $45 to have an illuminating kayak tour you won’t soon forget. May 4, 2024, May 5, 2024, May 11, 2024, May 25, 2024, and May 30, 2024, from 05:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
  • Migratory Bird Day Festival: Flock to San Marcos Discovery Center for the Migratory Bird Day Festival- the celebration of our winged friends and their incredible journeys. At this family-friendly event, you can enjoy a leisurely bird walk, and engaging games. From live music to partner booths, this festival offers a range of fun activities. They even have a migratory bird obstacle course- experience what it’s like to be a bird on the move! This festival is part of a global mission to protect migratory birds; this year’s theme is ‘Water: Sustaining Bird Life.’ May 11, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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Sugar Land

  • Jazz Festival: The incredible Jazz Festival is ready to enchant you with its magic at Crown Festival Park, Sugar Land. This event brings together top-notch jazz musicians who will captivate you with their soulful performances. But that’s not all! The amazing food section is the icing on top of this festival. A wide selection of craft food and specialty cocktails will complement the jazzy vibes. This event will continue for 2 days, offering single-day or two-day tickets in both general and premium versions to suit your preference. May 11, 2024, to May 12, 2024
  • ZN Fashions Houston Spring Exhibition: ZN Fashions is again bringing its Spring Exhibition to Houston. Attend this fashion event and immerse yourself in elegant clothing, exquisite jewelry, and stunning home décor. Head to Marriott Sugar Land to discover the finest dress collections from Pakistan, India, and other South Asian countries- all under one roof. Whether you’re shopping or interested in showcasing your own products, this event welcomes both buyers and sellers alike. Reserve your stall and showcase your products to earn and connect with fellow enthusiasts. May 12, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Bazaar Food + Wine Festival: Houston Foodies embark on a culinary journey at Bazaar Food and Wine Festival. This immersive event will transport you to six different neighborhood destinations within Sugar Land Town Square. Explore vibrant Latin American flavors, aromatic spices of India and Pakistan, tantalizing Asian dishes, exotic tastes from North Africa and the Middle East, classic European flavors, and bold Texan cuisine- the all-in-one fiesta blend! Tickets are available for $150 for regular admission and $200 for VIP access. Indulge in the true feast of senses! May 18, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Tyler

  • 2024 Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival: Rock to the best of Texas music at the 2024 Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival. Besides music, the renowned Texas food will enlighten the fest with tantalizing colors. You’ll find the finest barbecue joints in Texas, featuring their signature slow-smoking goodness that will transport your taste buds to the sky with joy! And if that wasn’t enough, the biggest names of Texas and Red Dirt Music will present you with an amazing musical time. Groove to the soulful tunes of Randy Rogers Band and Casey Donahew. May 4, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 11:59 AM.
  • Birding 101: Intro to Birding at Tyler State Park: Come to the feathered friends’ nature walk for a day of avian adventure. If you’ve ever been curious about birding, now is your chance to spread your wings and gather at Tyler State Park for the “Intro to Birding” event. Here you’ll learn to identify birds just by their sight and sound. Bring your binoculars or borrow one of the loaner pairs accessible at the event. Dress appropriately for the weather, and get ready for the leisurely ½ mile walk through the picturesque Brown’s Point Picnic Area for an unforgettable birding experience. May 11, 2024, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • 2024 LACC Lindale Championship Rodeo: Get ready for a night of pulse-pounding action, and witness some of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country compete for the championship title! The 2024 LACC Lindale Championship Rodeo is back at the Cross Brand Cowboy Church. The gates open at 6:00 p.m., followed by the cutest event of the night – Mutton Bustin at 6:15 p.m. And then, at 7:30 p.m., the real excitement begins – the rodeo itself! May 16 to May 18, 2024.
  • Wild Photo Walk at Tyler State Park: Are you ready to explore the beauty of nature through the lens of your camera? Join our Wild Photo Walk at Tyler State Park and discover the art of photography while enjoying the great outdoors! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, you’ll learn some basic principles and techniques that will help you capture stunning shots. So, grab your camera or smartphone and get ready for a 1/3-mile easy walk! Don’t forget to dress for the weather and get ready to see the world in a whole new way. May 18, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

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Victoria

  • Kick Off To Summer Bike Rodeo (Free Registration): Ride, splash, and play at the ‘Kick off to Summer Bike Rodeo’! Bring your bicycle and head over to Escondido Creek Parkway for a day of high-energy fun. Hosted by the San Antonio River Authority, this event promises excitement. Participate in the bike parade, check in at your designated start time, and test your riding ability at 4 different thrilling stations. There will also be amazing awards and prizes. Register yourself for free and kick off your summer with an adrenaline-fueled adventure you won’t forget. May 4, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • Fiesta Cinco de Mayo: Fiesta Cinco De Mayo is coming to Victoria, TX, and it’s going to be a blast! This amazing event will take place at the De Leon Plaza in downtown Victoria, and the music lineup is just fantastic! You’ll get to enjoy the talented Palominos Solino, Orozco, Ricky Naranjo, Roberto, David Rarias, and many more. May 4 to May 5, 2024, at 2:00 PM.
  • Memorial Weekend Bash Music Festival: If you’re in Victoria in the last week of May, make sure to attend the music-filled event- the Memorial Day Weekend Bash Music Festival. Riverside Park will come alive with the sounds of Tejano music, featuring chart-topping acts like Siggno, La Mafia, Jay Perez, Duelo, and more! Celebrate the festive vibes and enjoy the mouthwatering BBQ cookoff and impressive car show. Upgrade your weekend with VIP tickets for exclusive perks. This three-day festival promises entertainment galore, so secure accommodations at nearby hotels to fully enjoy your weekend. May 24, 2024 to May 26, 2024.

Waco

  • 2024 Festivals Preview Tasting – Waco, TX: The Scotch Malt Whiskey Society is bringing an event for all whiskey lovers. This event offers a first taste of their May Festival Rare Releases. Explore ten distinct single malts from Scotland’s renowned whisky regions, including Speyside, Highlands, Lowlands, Campbeltown, and Islay. The drinks are complemented by a delightful barbecue buffet. Mingle with fellow aficionados in a laid-back setting. Sang your spot for just $85 (early bird rate until April 24th) and savor the world’s finest Scotch whiskies. Don’t miss out, tickets are $100 after April 24th. May 5, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • Police Memorial Run: Police officers are our national heroes, so let’s celebrate their bravery and sacrifices. The Waco Police Memorial Run is an event that pays tribute to our fallen officers. Gather your family for a memorable day at Redwood Shelter at Cameron Park. Lace-up your sneakers and choose between the scenic 5k and challenging 10k races. Both races are chip-timed so that you will get accurate results. Register till May 7- pay $40 for a 5k race, and $45 for a 10k race. Walk-up registration will cost you an extra $5, so you better hurry! May 18, 2024, at 8:00 AM.

Weatherford

  • Furever Love Adoption Event: Furry friends easily become the apple of your eyes! If you also plan to add a pet to your family, you’re in luck! The Furever Love Adoption Event is happening in Weatherford. Local rescuers and shelters will be showcasing their adorable fur babies who need a loving home and a caring owner. There will also be local vendors offering all kinds of pet goodies. Spoil your four-legged friend while supporting a great cause. There is even a silent auction where the proceeds will be evenly distributed among the shelters and rescuers in attendance. So if you have a rescue of your own, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Let’s make a difference together! May 18, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Wine & Words: “Big Sky Music – The Western Film Score” At Chandor Gardens: Howdy music lovers! Chandor Gardens Foundation invites you to a captivating evening of music and storytelling at their Wine & Words speaker series featuring Dr. Paul Cortese. He will take you on a musical journey, exploring how composers crafted the iconic soundtracks of Western films. From thrilling gunfights to epic frontier adventures, discover the profound influence of music on these cinematic masterpieces. Music and film clips from beloved classics make this event a delightful and entertaining time! May 18, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Last Updated 2 weeks ago by Jessica Serna | Published: May 1, 2024