Things To Do In Austin Texas — May 2023

From the Pecan Street Festival to the Austin Record Convention, there are plenty of things to do in Austin this month!

From the Pecan Street Festival to the Austin Record Convention, there are plenty of things to do in Austin this month!

RA Things To Do May

Here’s a list of things to do in Austin Texas in MAY:

Fiesta Austin Cinco de Mayo

May 6

Fiesta Austin Cinco de Mayo is a popular annual event that celebrates the rich Mexican culture and traditions. Held at the Fiesta Gardens in East Austin, this year’s event promises a fun-filled day of music, dance, arts, and, of course, delicious Mexican food. The “Nacho Average Fiesta” theme adds a playful touch to the event, with a dedicated area for children offering various fun activities, and vendors selling traditional and new Mexican arts and crafts. Join in the celebration and experience the colorful and vibrant Mexican culture that has become an integral part of Austin’s diverse community.

Pecan Street Festival

May 6 & 7

The Pecan Street Festival is the oldest and largest art festival in Central Texas, featuring a wide array of activities and attractions. Musicians, food vendors, artists, and craftspeople transform Sixth Street – also known as Pecan Street – into a vibrant street fair. Visitors of all ages can enjoy live music, browse through unique arts and crafts, and sample a variety of delicious food options.

Austin Record Convention

May 6 & 7

The Austin Record Convention is the biggest event in the United States where recorded music is sold. It offers an extensive range of music formats, including 78s from the 1930s, CDs, 8-track tapes, LPs, cassettes, posters, collectibles, and music-related memorabilia, with over one million items available. This event brings together over 300 dealers from various parts of the USA and Europe, who showcase their products across a vast floor space spanning 40,000 square feet. Due to the sheer size of the show, it typically takes most of the weekend to explore everything on offer.

Cedar Park Kite Festival

May 7

The Cedar Park Kite Festival is an annual event that invites families, friends, and pets to come together for an exciting afternoon of kite flying. The festival is free and open to the public, making it a fun and affordable way to spend time outdoors. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own kites and join in on the fun. The festival features a vibrant atmosphere, with plenty of sun, smiles, and colorful kites filling the sky. In addition to kite flying, the festival offers a variety of entertainment options, including food trucks, music, and performances. This family and pet-friendly event is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day outdoors while connecting with your community. Bring your own kite and join in on the fun!

CelebrASIA Austin 2023

May 13

CelebrASIA is an annual festival that celebrates Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month and is hosted by the City of Austin’s Asian American Resource Center (AARC). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event. The festival is free and open to the public and features food vendors, exhibits, cultural experiences, and performances by groups such as the Austin Japanese Minyo Group and the Heavenly Dragon Lion Dance Association. Cultural experience rooms will be hosted by organizations like the Vietnamese American Community of Austin Texas and the Korean American Association of Greater Austin. CelebrASIA commemorates the AARC’s 10 years of community and cultural engagement, and the center’s mission is to create a space of longing and healing for Asian American communities in Austin and beyond.

iHeartCountry Festival

May 13

This highly anticipated event is back, promising an unforgettable experience for fans of country music. The festival is set to take place at the Moody Center and will feature a star-studded lineup of top country artists, including Luke Bryan, Elle King, Sam Hunt, Kane Brown, and many more. Fans can look forward to a night filled with incredible performances, high energy, and an electric atmosphere that only a country music festival can provide.

Oasis Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

May 14

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style with the Oasis Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 14th, from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. With a breathtaking view of the lake, indulge in an array of delectable treats such as breakfast and lunch items, assorted desserts, a carving station, an omelet station, a seafood bar, and more. The kids will have their own dedicated corner to enjoy some delicious dishes too. Reservations are required to enjoy the full brunch experience, but general dining is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Impractical Jokers: The DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE Tour

May 20

The masterminds behind truTV’s successful show, Impractical Jokers, Brian Quinn (Q), James Murray (Murr), and Sal Vulcano serve as the creators, executive producers, and stars of the show, which has now reached its 10th season. Impractical Jokers is a unique hidden camera comedy program that showcases the trio as they compete with each other to pull off hilarious and outrageous dares in public. Any challenge presented to Q, Murr, and Sal must be completed, or else they lose. At the end of each episode, a celebrity guest helps determine the loser, who then receives an epic punishment. Join in on the fun with this live event!

Mimosa Fest

May 21

Mimosa Fest is a must-attend for brunch lovers. The festival is designed to celebrate the joy of brunch, with a focus on the beloved drink, mimosas. Attendees can expect a lively atmosphere featuring live music, a mimosa contest, food trucks, and local vendors showcasing a variety of unique products. The festival takes place both indoors and outdoors, so visitors can enjoy the event rain or shine.

Hot Luck

May 25-27

Hot Luck Fest is a unique food and music festival that celebrates the creativity, diversity, and soul of the culinary and music worlds. The festival is designed to be a fun and casual picnic-style event where attendees can enjoy delicious food and great music. The festival features open-pit cooking demonstrations that showcase the skills and expertise of top chefs, as well as live music performances that are carefully curated to match the quality and creativity of the food.

Austin Greek Festival

May 26-28

Get ready for an unforgettable experience of Greek food, dance, and fun memories at the Annual Austin Greek Festival on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 2023! This three-day event is a celebration of Greek culture and hospitality. Hosted by the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, all proceeds from the festival go towards their Building Expansion Fund. Take a tour of the church and be amazed by the Byzantine art and the warmth of the community. Experience the best of Greek cuisine, hospitality, and customs without ever leaving the Texas Hill Country. Join us for Livin’ the Greek Life!

Ascension Seton CapTex Tri

May 29

Join athletes from all over for the Ascension Seton CapTex Tri presented by Life Time, taking place Memorial Day Weekend in Austin, Texas! This triathlon is the perfect start to your summer, with a refreshing swim in Lady Bird Lake, a bike ride through the heart of the city, and a picturesque run through Butler Park before the big finish line and party at Auditorium Shores. Don’t wait – gear up, train hard, and join us for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime at the CapTex Tri!

As originally published in Realty Austin.

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