Things to Do in Austin in May 2014

Posted on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 3:39pm.

Things to Do in Austin in May 2014

Pecan Street Festival in Austin. Photo courtesy of Robert Bahn.

With summer just around the corner, May is the perfect time of year to be out and about in Austin. Annual events like the Pecan Street Festival and Unplugged at the Grove are back again this May with even more vendors and local music acts than ever before! If you're looking for a challenge this month, sign up for one of the two triathlons happening in Austin. Dogs can even have a great time this May at the Mighty Texas Dog Walk. If you're a country music fan, don't miss out on the local and big name bands performing at the Lone Star Jam and Red Fest this month. There's something for everyone to do this May in Austin.

Here are some of our favorite events happening this May in Austin:

Event   Location / Time
Website Date
Shakespeare in the Park   Zilker Park in Austin / Thursday - Sunday at 8 pm austinshakespeare.org May 1 - 25 (Thurs - Sun only)
Unplugged at the Grove   Shady Grove restaurant in Austin / Thursdays at 8 pm theshadygrove.com May 1 - 29 (Thursdays only)
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik   The Long Center in Austin / Thursday - Saturday, Times Vary thelongcenter.org May 1 - 3
Billy Currington   ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin / Thursday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) acl-live.com May 1
First Thursday in Downtown Buda   Downtown Buda / Thursday from 5 - 9 pm www.budatxtourism.com May 1
First Thursday on South Congress Avenue   South Congress Avenue in Austin / Most businesses open until 10 pm www.firstthursday.info May 1
Austin Psych Fest   Carson Creek Ranch in Austin / Friday - Sunday, Times Vary www.austinpsychfest.com May 2 - 4
First Friday in Downtown Georgetown   Downtown Georgetown / Friday from 6 - 8 pm visit.georgetown.org May 2
Lone Star Jam   LBJ Library Lawn in Austin / Saturday and Sunday, Times Vary lonestarjam.com May 3 - 4
World's Biggest Disc Golf Weekend   Austin Ridge Bible Church in Austin / Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 5 pm www.wbdgw.com May 3 - 4
Pecan Street Festival   Sixth Street Historic District in Austin / Saturday from 11 am - 10 pm and Sunday from 11 am - 8 pm www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com May 3 - 4
Free Comic Book Day   Various stores around Austin / All Day Saturday www.freecomicbookday.com May 3
Cap 2K Swim   Lady Bird Lake in Austin / Saturday at 10:30 am www.cap2k.com May 3
Rookie Triathlon   Walter E. Long Lake in Austin / Sunday at 8 am www.therookietri.com May 4
Cinco de Mayo Downtown Block Party   2nd Street, between Guadalupe Street and San Antonio Street in Downtown Austin / Sunday from 1 - 9 pm www.facebook.com May 4
War Horse   Bass Concert Hall in Austin / Tues - Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm, Sunday at 1 pm and 7 pm texasperformingarts.org May 6 - 11
The Sleeping Beauty   The Long Center in Austin / Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm thelongcenter.org May 9 - 11
Pachanga Latino Music Festival   Fiesta Gardens in Austin / Saturday from 12 pm - 11 pm pachangafest.com May 10
Gardens on Tour   Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin / Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm www.wildflower.org May 10
O. Henry Pun-Off   O. Henry Museum in Austin / Saturday from 11 am - 6 pm www.punpunpun.com May 10
Mighty Texas Dog Walk   Palmer Events Center in Austin / Saturday at 9 am www.servicedogs.org May 17
Jimmy Eat World   Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin / Sunday at 7 pm stubbsaustin.com May 18
Boomtown   The Long Center in Austin / Wednesday - Saturday at 8 pm thelongcenter.org May 21 - 24
Red Fest   Circuit of the Americas in Austin / Friday - Sunday, Times Vary redfest.com May 23 - 25
Fiesta Amistad   Lakeview Pavillion in Round Rock / Saturday and Sunday, Times Vary www.elamistadclub.org May 24 - 25
Capital of Texas Triathlon   Palmer Events Center in Austin / Monday at 6:45 am www.captextri.com May 26
Trailer Food Tuesday   The Long Center in Austin / Thursday from 5 - 9 pm trailerfoodtuesdays.com May 27
Chaos in Tejas presents A Weekend in Austin   Various venues all around Austin / Wednesday - Sunday, Times TBA www.facebook.com May 28 - June 1
Ballet Under the Stars   Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin / Friday and Saturday at 8 pm www.metamorphosisdance.org May 30 - 31
Bonnets and Bowlers Bash   The Long Center in Austin / Friday at 7 pm thelongcenter.org May 30

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