May is such a wonderful time in Austin, always plenty of great events in Austin this May. Of course there’s music but there’s also the Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival, Austin Fashion Week and West Austin Studio Tour. No matter what you choose to do in Austin this month, there’s fun for the whole family!
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
When: May 3rd – 7th, 2017
Where: Various Locations around Austin
The full festival lineup will include feature films, including new releases that are new to the Austin market, short films, documentaries, and music videos. Together, they highlight a diversity of themes, genres and styles characteristic of contemporary national and international cinema trends. Films will be presented at the following partnership venues: the Blanton Museum of Art (200 E. MLK Blvd, Austin, TX, 78712), the Santa Cruz Theater (1805 E. Seventh Street, Austin, TX 78702), and the Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River St, Austin, TX 78701).
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
When: May 5th – 6th, 2017
Where: Circuit of the Americas
It’s time to break away from the herd. After sharing the stage with the World Endurance Championship at Lone Star Le Mans, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads out on its own for an action-packed celebration of speed!
Along with unprecedented fan access to the paddock and grid, the debut of IMSA’s own race weekend features a wide variety of classes and cars ranging from Le Mans prototypes to GTs based on some of your favorite production models from legendary manufacturers Ford, Porsche, BMW, Corvette, Audi, Lamborghini, Ferrari and more. Across four classes and the Continental Tire SportsCar challenge, this stacked entry list will keep the pressure on over two days of intense racing action.
Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival
When: May 6th – 7th, 2017
Where: East Sixth Street
The Pecan Street Festival is one of the largest, and longest-running, arts/crafts and music festivals in the nation presented by The Pecan Street Association
Austin Fashion Week
When: May 12th – 21st, 2017
Where: Various locations around Austin, TX
Going into its 9th year, Austin Fashion Week is the largest fashion event in Texas and one of the most highly acclaimed in the Southern United States. AFW 2017 will feature an all new lineup of events.
When: May 13, 2017
Where: Austin Saengerrunde and Scholz Garten
TX German Bier Festival hosts this annual festival celebrating German heritage (and food) in Texas. Enjoy special tastings from Texas craft brewers, a community cookout and plenty of fun. Live music, dancing and local vendors will round out the event.
West Austin Studio Tour
When: May 13th– 14th, 20th – 21st, 2017
Where: Various locations in Austin
Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour (WEST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in May. WEST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces.
This year, we celebrate the 6th edition of WEST. The 2017 tour includes 331 participants: 172 Artist Studios, 45 Galleries, 92 Temporary Exhibitions, 11 Happenings, 6 Libraries, and 5 Schools.