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Austin’s Local Guide — May 2022
May is packed full of fun things to do in Austin. From the Pecan Street Festival to the Austin Record Convention and Mother’s Day events, there are plenty of things to do in Austin this month!
Here’s a list of things to do in Austin:
Famous for his cowboy hats and fringed face masks, Orville Peck will be at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater performing his Bronco Tour with Teddy and the Rough Riders. This show is for all ages, and tickets are available in advance or on the day of the show.
Honoring the late musician and artist Daniel Johnston, this concert has been rescheduled before but is set to happen on May 4. The concert will take place at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, which is known to be one of the best music venues in town.
This week is a chance to celebrate African food and culture and support local businesses. Throughout the week, people can enjoy special reduced-price menus at different restaurants.
The Pecan Street Festival is back for a spring celebration! It is one of the largest and longest-running arts, crafts, and music festivals in the nation. All proceeds go toward preserving Downtown Austin’s historic 6th street.
If you’re looking for fun things to do in Austin, head to The Austin Record Convention. This convention is the largest sale of recorded music in the U.S. It would take you the whole weekend to check out everything.
This event will help you entertain your mom with a night of laughs, R&B, great food, drinks, and more. It will take place at the Historic Victory Grill and will feature the comedy stylings of Marcus Comb along with a live band.
May 7, 14-15, 21-22
If you’re trying to find something quirky and perfectly weird, this is one of the perfect things to do in May in Austin. This imaginative exhibit will feature stuffed animals and their science projects.
Take Mom to the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park to enjoy performances by Grammy® Award-winning, multi-platinum selling R&B artist Monica, as well as artists Tank and Ginuwine.
Celebrate Mother’s Day in Austin by painting your own works of art. Bring your own mimosas and paint with your mom at this Painting With a Twist event. Make sure to reserve your spots, because they won’t allow walk-ins.
Attend Urban Roots 10th Annual Tour de Farm event to dine on a delicious farm-to-table dinner and go on a youth-led farm tour. There will also be a performance by Ray Prim and Chulita Vinyl Club ATX.
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the City of Austin’s Asian American Resource Center (AARC) is putting on a free, family-friendly festival to celebrate. There will be performance groups, musicians, food vendors, and more.
Nature lovers can tour the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with a guided tour of the garden. You can learn about native plants as well as the history and architecture of the Wildflower Center.
Enjoy a home game at Dell Diamond and then watch a George Strait themed fireworks show!
Aaron Franklin (of Franklin Barbecue) returns to host the popular Hot Luck Festival. When you’re searching for things to do in May in Austin, add this to your calendar if you want to enjoy delicious food and live music.
Live the Greek life this Memorial Day weekend and enjoy delicious Greek food, Greek dancing, church tours, shopping for Greek souvenirs, kid-friendly activities, and more. Admission fee: $5, free admission for kids under 10, military, and first responders.
This event has been going on for 30 years, and it returns to challenge Austin athletes again this year. Participants swim in Lady Bird Lake, then bike to the Texas Capitol, and finally run through Butler Park and the Palmer Events Center before finishing at Vic Mathias Shores.
As originally published in Realty Austin.