Things to Do in Austin in May 2017

Posted on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 11:28am.

Things to Do in Austin in May 2017

Festivals and fun are lined up all throughout the Austin area this May! The biannual Pecan Street Festival takes over Sixth Street this month with tons of displays from local artisans and craftsmen. Shakespeare in the Park also kicks off in May with a month full of performances at the Zilker Hillside Theater. See the latest fashions by local and national designers during Austin Fashion Week. Kids can explore their creative side at the Maker Faire at the Austin Convention Center. Country music fans, don't miss your favorite artists performing at the iHeart Country Festival. There are so many fun things to do in the Austin area this month!

Check out what's happening in the Austin area this May:

Event Date Location / Time
Website
Cine Las Americas May 3 - 7  Locations Vary by Event / Wednesday - Sunday, Times Vary cinelasamericas.org 
Shakespeare in the Park  May 4 - 28 (Thursday - Sunday Only)  Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin / Thursday - Sunday at 8 pm  www.austinshakespeare.org 
Six Guitars  May 4 - 7  The Long Center in Austin / Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm  thelongcenter.org
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship May 4 - 6 Circuit of the Americas in Austin / Thursday - Saturday, Times Vary by Event sportscarchampionship.imsa.com
First Thursday South Congress  May 4  South Congress Avenue in Austin / Thursday, Most businesses open until at least 10 pm  www.firstthursdayaustin.com 
First Thursday Buda  May 4  Downtown Buda / Thursday from 4 - 8 pm  www.budatxtourism.com
First Friday Georgetown May 5 Downtown Georgetown / Friday from 6 - 8 pm www.thegeorgetownsquare.com
Pecan Street Festival May 6 - 7 Sixth Street in Downtown Austin / Friday from 11 am - 10 pm and Saturday from 11 am - 8 pm pecanstreetfestival.org
Austin Record Convention May 6 - 7 Palmer Events Center in Austin / Friday from 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm www.austinrecords.com
iHeart Country Festival May 6 Frank Erwin Center in Austin / Saturday at 6 pm www.uterwincenter.com
Muddy Miler Family Adventure May 6 Old Settlers Park / Saturday from 8:30 am - 11 am www.roundrocktexas.gov
The Rookie Tri May 7 Walter E. Long Park in Austin / Sunday at 8 am therookietri.com
Kings of Leon May 9 Austin 360 Amphitheater in Austin / Tuesday at 7 pm austin360amphitheater.com
ChupacabraCon May 12 - 14 Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in Round Rock / Friday from 2 pm - 12 am, Saturday from 9 am - 12 am, Sunday from 9:30 am - 6 pm www.chupacabracon.com
Alice (In Wonderland) May 12 - 14 The Long Center in Austin / Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm thelongcenter.org
Farmgrass Fest May 12 - 13 Simmons Family Farms near San Marcos / Friday at 5 pm and Saturday from 8 am - 10 pm www.farmgrass.org
Austin Fashion Week May 12 - 24 Venues and Times Vary by Event austin.fashionx.co
Maker Faire May 13 - 14 Palmer Events Center in Austin / Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 6 pm austin.makerfaire.com
O Henry Pun-Off May 13 O Henry Museum in Austin / Saturday from 11 am - 6 pm punoff.com
Maifest May 13 Saengerrunde Hall in Austin / Saturday from 5 pm - 11 pm www.saengerrunde.org
Deutschen Pfest May 19 - 21 Pfluger Park in Pflugerville / Friday from 5 pm - 10 pm, Saturday from 10 am - 10 pm, Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm deutschenpfest.com
Summer KickOff! May 20 Lakeway Activity Center / Saturday from 10 am - 1 pm www.lakeway-tx.gov
Lone Star Jam May 27 - 28 Travis County Expo Center in Austin / Saturday at 12 pm - 11 pm and Sunday from 12 pm - 10:30 pm www.lonestarjam.com
Fiesta Amistad May 28 Centennial Plaza in Round Rock / Sunday from 12:30 pm - 11 pm www.elamistadclub.org
Life Time Tri CapTex May 29 Downtown Austin / Monday at 6:45 am www.captextri.com

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