Austin May 2021 Events

Austin May 2021 Events

Austin Offers Post-Pandemic Options for a Great Memorial Day Weekend

Average temperature low and high: 66°-86°
With summer quickly approaching and COVID restrictions lifted in Texas, May offers a wide variety of activities best spent outdoors. From hiking trails and natural swimming holes to outdoor bars and restaurants, the weather is perfect for it all. Tip: carve out time to watch the sunset on Mount Bonnell. In a city like Austin, the opportunities are endless.

May Event Calendar

ILLfest Music & Art Festival

ILLfest Music & Art Festival

The ILLfest Music & Art Festival is an unforgettable and enriching experience everyone will love. The Festival devotes itself to some of the world's most talented electronic musicians, DJs, and bands, with top names making past apperances. Tickets and updated info about this year's fest in regard to COVID-19 will be available online soon. 

Austin Events in May



Theater & Headliners

Upcoming Nightclub Events

Sat, May 01 at KAMANI: Nikki Glaspie, Sput Searight, Xavier Taplin, Kat Dyson, Matt Lapham
Sat, May 01 at KAMANI: Nikki Glaspie, Sput Searight, Xavier Taplin, Kat Dyson, Matt Lapham
Sun, May 02 at Ana Popovic w/ Mike Zito
Mon, May 03 at Kill Tony
Wed, May 05 at 2nd Show Added! Ricky Duran
Wed, May 05 at Ricky Duran w/ Keith Sanders
Thu, May 06 at Ricky Duran
Fri, May 07 at New Breed Brass Band (Early Show)
Fri, May 07 at New Breed Brass Band (Late Show)
Sat, May 08 at Henry Invisible
Mon, May 10 at Kill Tony
Tue, May 11 at 2nd Show Added! Eric Gales
May Club Events

Things to Do in Austin in May

Blues on the Green

From May through August, hundreds of concert-goers flock to Zilker Park to partake in one of Austin’s most beloved traditions: Blues on the Green. It’s a free concert series that pops up once a month during the summer months. There are food and drink vendors available for purchase, or you can always pack your own dinner. Make sure to bring a blanket or two and find a nice spot for the night. The event, like most things in Austin, is dog-friendly so if you’re traveling with Fido, you can bring him along too!

Take a dip in one of Austin’s iconic pools

Take a dip in one of Austin’s iconic pools
With a size of three acres, Barton Springs Pool isn’t your ordinary swimming pool. It’s a freshwater pool whose water is fed by a source of springs at the bottom. You’ll want to get there early as it gets very busy during the daytime. If you’re feeling adventurous, head on over at night and swim in cold, dark waters whose true depths cannot be seen by the naked eye once the sun sets. The pool is free from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night. Photo courtesy:  

Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs
If you’re looking for a real natural wonder, take a drive about 45 minutes west of Austin, and you’ll find yourself in Dripping Springs, TX, which is home to the beautiful Hamilton Pool Preserve. The pool is a result of a once-underground river which had collapsed, leaving a dome-like shape on the back half of the pool. Bring your swimming clothes and dive into the icy waters that sit below a 50-foot waterfall. Due to the popularity of the pool, you’ll have to make reservations ahead of time. Photo courtesy:

Get dirty on famous 6th St. and the Red River Cultural District

No trip to Austin would be complete without a trip to infamous 6th street. Two blocks of bars, restaurants, shops, and a weekend block party that is closed to all traffic, 6th Street is the place to go for a raunchy night out. Situated in the heart of downtown Austin, it’s conveniently located to the Texas State Capitol building, delicious cuisine, and Lady Bird Lake. A few blocks away, right past the Austin Convention Center, you’ll find the Red River District which is another entertainment neighborhood worth checking out. The district boasts some of the very best live musical performances in the city.