Austin May 2021 Events

With summer quickly approaching, May offers a wide variety of activities best spent outdoors.

Perhaps you want to bar hop at one of the many live music joints along dirty 6th St. Or, if hiking is more your style, you’ll want to hike and watch the sunset on Mount Bonnell. In a city like Austin, the opportunities are endless.

May Event Calendar

JMBLYA

Date to be confirmed
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JMBLYA

See some of the hottest artists at JMBLYA, a two-day music festival in Dallas and Austin. The festival welcomes well-known hip-hop and rap artists, who are among the most famous in the music game right now. Throughout its history, this music event has seen stars such as Kanye West, J Cole, Travis Scott, and more. The line-up for 2020 has yet to be announced. General admission tickets start at $109 for the Austin festival.

Pecan Street Festival

Date to be confirmed
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Pecan Street Festival

Pecan Street Festival is a must-attend event for craft, food, and beverage lovers. Featuring a variety of food vendors, artists, and musicians, this event holds value for every type of people. The crowd turns the Pecan Street into a lively, rock, bi-annual street fair. This festival is one of the largest, and longest-running, arts/crafts and music festivals in the nation - a great reason to attend!

Finding Euphoria

Date to be confirmed
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Finding Euphoria

Join the Finding Euphoria Music Festival and enjoy the unique electronic music, music arts, car camping, workshops, art, and much more. The popularity can be judged as thousands of people travel Austin every year for this electronic music festival. This festival is amongst Austin's most popular combined music and camping festivals.

Hot Luck Food & Music Festival

Date to be confirmed
Various locations around the city
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 buy 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 whole four days start at $550.

Austin's ONLY Hot Air Balloon Festival

Date to be confirmed
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Austin's ONLY Hot Air Balloon Festival

Feel like doing something different with a loved one or friends? What's more different than a hot air balloon ride? This one-day event allows you to face your fears and ride a hot air balloon with beautiful views of the surroundings. It's way beyond just hot air balloon rides though, as you'll indulge in food and drinks from vendors, watch live music and even ride a helicopter to experience great views.

ILLfest Music & Art Festival

Date to be confirmed
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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. Some of the top names making an appearance include: Seven Lions, Deorro, Gramatik, G Jones, Riot Ten, Bleep Bloop, LUCA LUSH, Manila Killa, Kompany b2b TYNAN, Vincent b2b Montell2099, and QUIX.

iHeartRadio Country 2020

Date to be confirmed
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iHeartRadio Country 2020

iHeartRadio Country is back again and it's better than ever. This annual music event is a celebration of some of the top country music artists in the nation. Unlike typical music festivals, the format features 30-minute sets per performer, so everyone gets the opportunity to listen to their favorite country artist. The artists for this year's event have yet to be announced, though get your tickets in quick before they sell out!

Texas Burlesque Festival

Date to be confirmed
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Texas Burlesque Festival

Live life to the fullest and venture in different and exciting opportunities. The Texas Burlesque Festival is a must-see if you love to be a part of a unique experience. The two-day hoedown celebrates the revival of burlesque dancing and is aimed at enthusiasts, professionals, wanna be's or those seeking entertainment. The weekend overflows with the opportunity to embark in burlesque too, with parties, workshops, and live performances.

WICKED

21 Apr, 2021 - 9 May, 2021
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WICKED

See the live performance WICKED! Travel to the land of Oz before Dorthy and Toto's arrival to learn about to withces of Oz! This multi-award winning show will make for an unforgettable night. Get your tickets here!

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Events may be canceled due to the coronavirus. Please confirm with all ticket vendors that events are still active.