Austin May 2022

Austin May 2022 Events

Austin May 2022 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

Pecan Street Festival

Pecan Street Festival

Pecan Street Festival is a must-attend event for craft, food, and beverage lovers. They feature a variety of food vendors, artists, and musicians. The crowd turns 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!

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iHeartRadio Country Festival

iHeartRadio Country Festival

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!

Oblivion Access Festival

Oblivion Access Festival

The Oblivion Access Festival, previously known as Austin Terror Fest, isn't your typical music festival. Instead, it's an entirely new experience featuring some of the biggest names in noise, metal, hardcore, psych, and rap. The weekend event takes place over two Austin venues, Empire Control Room & Garage and the Mohawk. The Festival dedicates itself to artists developing the sound of metalcore.

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 $45 and can be purchased here.

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 $450.

Outer Limits Music Festival

Outer Limits Music Festival

Enjoy a variety of live music performed by some of the best area bands as you dance around a bonfire at the Austin Outer Limits Festival.  Festival food and beverages can be found to fulfill any hunger you may experience when your feet get tired, and you'll have plenty of new people to meet.  Follow the official Facebook page for up-to-date details, including ticket sales.

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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Austin Events in May

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Upcoming events

Sat, May 28 at Antone's Early Show: Cam Cole
Sat, May 28 at Flamingo Cantina Fidel Nadal, Son Rompe Pera, Mono Verde Collective
Sat, May 28 at Antone's Joe Marcinek Band featuring George Porter Jr. (of The Meters)
Sat, May 28 at Mohawk Hot Luck Fest: Shannon and The Clams
Sun, May 29 at Antone's BFREE Yoga Sunday Ritual at Antone's
Sun, May 29 at Antone's Austin Live Music Revival: Jackie Venson w/ Henry Invisible
Things to do in Austin

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: 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. Photo courtesy: texashillcountry.com

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.