It’s May and that means Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day –  the official beginning of summer! If you’re looking for events in Austin this May, then be sure to take a look at all of the family friendly activities listed below.

Events in Austin this May

Lemonade Day
When: May 5th, 2018
Where: Various Locations in Austin

Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. It began in Houston, Texas in 2007. Since then it has grown from 2,700 kids to 1 million kids across North America – including ours!

Each child who registers receives access to the lessons of Lemonade Day like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community. Along the way, they acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some.

Pecan Street Festival
When: May 5thand 6th, 2018
Where: 6thStreet
Austin, TX

Sixth Street (formerly known as Pecan Street) is lined with many historical houses and commercial buildings dating from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The storied old buildings now house numerous bars, a host of live entertainment venues, tattoo parlors, art galleries, casual cafes, upscale restaurants, and the elegant Driskill Hotel. Live music of every genre abounds. From jazz, blues, and country to rock, hip-hop, beat, progressive, metal, punk and derivations of these, there’s something to whet everyone’s musical pallete. Great food is a staple on Sixth Street, featuring such regional staples as chili, ribs, and Tex-Mex plus steak, seafood, cajun-cooking, and deli.

Finding Euphoria
When: May 11th– 13th, 2018
Where: Carson Creek Ranch
9507 Sherman Road
Austin, TX

Finding Euphoria is an intimate electronic music festival on May 12 with two nights of camping, surrounded by a series of music and community events.

Finding Euphoria camping will be capped at 2,000 attendees for a relaxed and intimate experience, with more room to spread out and greater access to shaded areas. This change will also allow us to offer car camping, something so many of you have requested.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at the Driskill
When: May 11th– 13th, 2018
Where: The Driskill Lobby
604 Brazos Street
Austin, TX

The Driskill’s celebrated afternoon tea is the perfect setting to celebrate Mother’s Day. Leisurely sip teas and sparkling wine, paired with three courses of finger sandwiches, pastries and scones. Stay as long as you’d like for a memorable experience at Austin’s legendary landmark hotel.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Lakeway Resort
When: May 13th, 2018
Where: Lakeway Resort
101 Lakeway Drive
Lakeway, TX

Lakeway Resort will host a Mother’s Day Brunch at TR Restaurant & Lounge on Sunday, May 13 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., offering guests beautiful views of Lake Travis and an assortment of menu options that include but are not limited to:

  • Classic Breakfast Options – made to order omelets, breakfast buffet, assorted pastries
  • Assorted Seasonal Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes – With buffalo mozzarella, basil dressing, balsamic glaze and micro greens
  • Smoked Brisket – House smoked for twenty-two hours, cherry chipotle BBQ sauce
  • Salmon – Salmon en croute, spinach and fennel, creole mustard sauce
  • Seared Chicken Breast – Stuffed tomato, demi and kalamata olives
  • Croissant Bread Pudding – Whiskey Vanilla Sauce

West Austin Studio Tour
When: May 12th– 13th, 2018
Where: The Lawn at Seaholm
800 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX

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.

Bastrop Music Festival
When: May 17th– 20th, 2018
Where: Various locations in Bastrop
Bastrop, TX

The inaugural Bastrop Music Festival (May 17-20) features more than 30 bands in multiple venues. Make plans to visit this charming Central Texas town and enjoy four days of great music!

Austin Flea at Fall Creek Vineyard at Driftwood
When: May 19th, 2018
Where: Fall Creek Vineyards at Driftwood
18059A FM 1826
Driftwood, TX

Austin Flea, a traveling, local Artisan market, will be setting up at Fall Creek in Driftwood on Saturday May 19th from 11-5.

Over 20 vendors, live music, and a food truck will take over our front grounds! Join us for a tasting or a bottle of wine before or after shopping the awesome local crafts, art and goodies. Open to the public.

2ndAnnual Festival of Good
When: May 19th, 2018
Where: Goodnight Ranch
Blaze Drive
Austin, TX

Join us along Blaze Drive inside Goodnight Ranch for the Festival of Good, a fun, block party-style event celebrating the “good” things of Austin. We’ll have live music, food, giveaways, and activities including face painting and yard games. You may go home with a puppy, or you may find that home is right here at Goodnight.

Entertainment by Leeann Atherton and Tanya & the Dirty Mercy.

Renegade Craft Austin
When: May 19th, 2018
Where: Fair Market
1100 East 5thStreet
Austin, TX

Our Fairs feature hundreds of makers, interactive elements, our favorite locales, artisanal food and libations, great music, and good times. Equal parts entrepreneurial incubator and community gathering space, it all culminates in a lively celebration of contemporary craft and design culture.