Austin May 2024

Austin May 2024 Events

Austin May 2024 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

Quesoff: Cheese Festival

Quesoff: Cheese Festival

Food and cheese lovers, don't miss out on the Quesoff at the Mohawk, a "Queso" competition. There will be 30 vendors that will compete in four cheesy categories: Meaty, Spicy, Veggie, and Wild Card. The competition will be open to all, from restaurant top chefs to local cooks.

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Seismic Dance Event

Seismic Dance Event

Dance the days and nights away at Austin's Seismic Dance Event. Enjoy house and techno music designed to keep the crowd moving, with more than 30 artists performing on the festival's two stages. Tickets start at $129.

Spartan Race Event Weekend

Spartan Race Event Weekend

Spartan Race Event Weekend will be held at Reveille Peak Ranch on May 20th and 21st. This unique race features an obstacle course challenge designed to push you to your limits. Whether you are a seasoned pro or new to Spartan racing, this event offers something for everyone with different race lengths and levels of difficulty. Kids can also join in on the fun with a special kids’ race event catered just for them. Tickets are on sale today, ranging from $26 to $154.

Mimosa Fest

Mimosa Fest

Brunch lovers won't want to miss Austin's Mimosa Fest, a full day dedicated to prosecco or champagne cocktails, delicious food, and live music. Grab your best friends and planning on turning out for this luxe festival. Tickets start at $75 and can be purchased online.

Hot Luck Food & Music Festival

Hot Luck Food & Music Festival

Don't miss out on the Hot Luck Festival. An event filled with fire, food, and music. This four-day event is filled with great performers, renowned chefs, and food from popular restaurants. You can buy tickets to see some of your favorite bands (prices start at $15 for each band), or you can purchase whole-day passes that give you access to the full musical lineup for the day of your choosing (prices start at $125). Tickets for the entire four days start at $500.

Hot Luck Festival

Hot Luck Festival

Experience the Hot Luck Festival in downtown Austin from May 25th to 28th and benefit the Southern Smoke Foundation. Enjoy a unique culinary experience with renowned chefs from all over the country while listening to live music and having fun with the whole family. Kids 12 and under can get in free with a ticketed adult. Tickets range from general admission to the Whole Enchilada package.

Austin Train Show

Austin Train Show

See over 25,000 square feet of rail wood modeling at the annual Austin Train Show. The event will feature mechanic and lego models of various scales, vendors, clinics, raffles, and more. Admission is $8 for adults and free for kids 12 and younger. Ticket purchases include admission for both days of the show. 

Austin Greek Festival

Austin Greek Festival

Delicious Greek Food, Free Spirit of Greek Dance, Fun Memories . . . await you just around the corner at the Annual Austin Greek Festival on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, 27 and 28, 2023. Mark your calendars now for an exciting three days of Livin’ the Greek Life! If you have never experienced true Greek hospitality, you’re in for a treat. The Annual Austin Greek Festival was created to support the Building Expansion Fund, and all proceeds from the Festival go to that cause. Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church was started in 1985 on Justin Lane and moved to St. Stephens Road to spread the beauty and fullness of the Greek Orthodox faith. Our Festival church tours will draw you into the Byzantine art and mesmerize you with the love and closeness of our community. Let us bring the beauty and joy of our faith, love, cuisine and customs to you without ever leaving the Texas Hill Country. Opa! See you there! Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church 414 St Stephens School Rd S, Austin, TX 78746 $5 Admission We love your pets but service animals only will be allowed to enter the festival.

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CapTex Tri

CapTex Tri

On May 29th, the CapTex Tri will be held at Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. This event includes a half-mile swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a 5-kilometer run while enjoying the scenic views of the lake. Whether you want to register for the Rookie Triathlon or test your endurance by participating in the Olympic Relay Triathlon, this has an opportunity for athletes of all levels. Register online today.

Austin Events in May

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Upcoming Events

Sat, May 04 at Mohawk Catbite
Sat, May 04 at Mohawk Helmet
Tue, May 07 at Mohawk Pond
Wed, May 08 at Mohawk Royel Otis
Wed, May 08 at Mohawk Wayfarer
Mon, May 13 at Mohawk Gustaf
Tue, May 14 at Mohawk Rosie Tucker
Wed, May 15 at Mohawk Kate Stephenson & Catterina
Sun, May 19 at Mohawk Hot Water Music
Sun, May 26 at Mohawk Warpaint
Things to do in Austin

Things to Do in Austin in May

Blues on the Green

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: austintexas.gov  

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.

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

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.