Austin May Events Guide

Delicious food, local music, friendly dogs and more. What else are summers in Austin about? Grab your family and head on out to one of these fun-filled events this May to kick-off the start of summer.

Barks for Beers
Multiple Locations in Austin
Where dog and beer lovers meet, Barks for Beers is hosted by the local non-profit group, Divine Canines, the entire month of May. Enjoy Austin and Central Texas’s beer scene with 25 of the most outstanding local craft breweries.
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Blues on the Green
Zilker Park
Spend your summer nights listening to live music hosted by KGSR Radio Austin. Come out to Zilker Park every Wednesday in May to enjoy family (and pet) friendly evenings filled with free, local entertainment.
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Circuit of the Americas
Join us for a two-day, two-city traveling festival with some of the most sought-after talent in hip-hop music. Artists will include Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Kevin Gates, Gunna and more.
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Kentucky Derby Party
Victory Cheval Estate
The Best Kentucky Derby Party in Texas is returning to Austin! Bring your kids and dogs for a fun day at the Victory Cup Polo Match and Kentucky Derby Party, featuring phenomenal food from Austin’s best chefs.
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Farm to Plate
Barr Mansion
We all know Austinites sure love to eat. Taste seasonal pairings of local food, cocktails, wine and beer from some of Austin’s best restaurants at Sustainable Food Center’s 12th annual Farm to Plate.
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Camp Mabry
Bring your kids to Camp Mabry to experience the world of trucks, ambulances, backhoes and bulldozers at Touch-A-Truck. Afterwards, enjoy food trucks and a Kid Zone, along with a petting zoo, face painting, barrel train rides and more.
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AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour
Krieg Fields
For the second time since 2005, Austin will be hosting pro beach volleyball again. The combination of professional athletes and Austin’s unique culture will make this the biggest and best pro volleyball tournament in the country.
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Red, White and Blues on the Falls
Cypress Falls Event Center
Enjoy Memorial Weekend while commemorating the anniversary of the 2015 Wimberley floods. Swim, float and relax on Cypress Creek with live music, great food and wonderful vendors. $1 of every ticket sold will be donated to TreeFolks.
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