Things to Do in Austin in May 2012

Posted by Realty Austin on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 4:07pm.

austin-events-blog-may-2012Looking for cool, Austin-y things to do this month? Check out these fun, family-friendly events in Austin this May. We have compiled a list of activities for you to easily jump into Summer.

First Thursday
May 3

Every First Thursday of the Month on South Congress there is plenty to see, buy and eat for all ages. Many stores have special sales and snacks for their customers, and it's a great event for families!

No Pants Day
May 4

Every first Friday of May, people throughout the country celebrate a new, warm month by going trouserless. Clean & appropriate undergarments encouraged!!

Cinco de Mayo Block Party at 2nd Street
May 5
Cap 2K Swim May 5

The 10th anniversary of the annual open water race will take place at our beloved Lady Bird Lake. The race hopes to promote clean water conservation and open water swimming, while also raising money for reserach, support & awareness of prostate cancer.

Chuy's Hot to Trot 5K May 5

Benefiting Special Olympics Texas, support a great cause and have fun running Cinco on Cinco with Chuy's this Saturday!

March of Babies May 5

Walk together to support stronger healthier babies.

Free Comic Book Day
May 5
Simply walk into any participating comic book store (in Austin and around the world!) all day to recieve free comic books. If you can't participate this year, this event takes place the first Saturday of every May.
Pecan Street Festival May 5-6

The bi-yearly arts & crafts festival on Sixth Street is a great way to spend the weekend being creative in the heart of Austin, Texas. The Pecan Street Festival is A fantastic event for all ages!

World's Biggest Disc Golf Weeked
May 5-6

Fourteen cities in Texas, including Austin and Wimberley, as well as many cities around the world, will be hosts to thousands of disc golf enthusiasts who will play on more than 100 courses worldwide.

Early Voting Ends
May 8
Austin Modern Outdoor Tour*
May 12

Rain or shine, Austin's best outdoor living design experts will showcase their work in this self-paced driving tour.

Gardens on Tour
May 12

Enjoy a tour of five private gardens as well as the Wildflower Center for some ideas on how to design a garden using wildflowers and native Austin, Texas plants. Could be a great way to spend a part of Mother's Day weekend with your family!

Voting Day
May 12
Pachanga Latino Music Festival May 12

This Latino Music Festival, at Fiesta Gardens on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in East Austin, will serve Austin with multiple grammy-award winning acts like Los Lonely Boys, for it's fifth year. Enjoy latin-inspired foods and crafts as well!

Mother's Day
May 13
Bike to Work Day
May 18

Leave out the carbon footprint today and enjoy the fresh air on your way to work. There will be numerous locations serving free breakfast to those that participate!

UT Commencement
May 19

Congrats, Class of 2012!

Kerrville Folk Festival
May 24-June 10

Enjoy music, camping and more with your family at the Quiet Valley Ranch just south of Kerrville. For almost an entire month, over 30,000 people, including 1,500 singer-songwriters come together at this mecca of music.

O. Henry Pun-Off May 26
The 35th Annual Pun-Off, held at the O. Henry Museum, is filled with hundreds of storytellers and people ready to pun.
Fiesta Amistad
May 26-27

El Amistad club is a non-profit civic organization in Round Rock to support efforts emphasizing education, community services, recognition for veterans and Hispanic cultural awareness. This annual event features live music, food and family entertainment.

Texas Tax-Free Appliance Weekend
May 26-27

This weekend, pay no Texas taxes when you purchase any energy-efficient applainces. Go green!

Austin Wine & Music Festival May 26-27

Experience Austin & Texas wineries while enjoying local live music. Proceeds benefitting Operation Finally Home.

Memorial Day
May 28
Capital of Texas Triathlon
May 28

Swim, bike & run with thousands of others in the heart of downtown Austin. Races for all ages and running levels, so don't be intimidated if you haven't trained!

Blues On The Green May 30

Enjoy a free live KGSR concert with great artists every other Wednesday at Zilker Park.

Chaos in Tejas
May 31- June 3

For it's 8th year, this festival will be full of acts of many genres, including punk, metal, hip hop, indie rock and more.

 *Date is tentative and subject to change.


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