Local Austin Events this May

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As May unfolds in Texas, there’s a host of exciting happenings to enjoy. From lively festivals to cultural celebrations, there’s something for everyone to explore. Take time to relax outdoors or on your favorite patio as Memorial Day approaches, and make the most of this month. Don’t miss out on the fun—check out these local Austin events for more details and join in on the excitement!

@loves Local Austin Events

iHeartRadio Country Festival
5/4/24
Moody Center
The iHeartRadio Country Festival returns for its ninth year, showcasing top country artists like Jason Aldean, Jelly Roll, Old Dominion, Lady A, Riley Green, and others at the Moody Center.
iheart.com/iheartcountry-festival

Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival
5/4/24 – 5/5/24
East Sixth Street
The Pecan Street Festival, Central Texas’ oldest and largest art festival, transforms Sixth Street into a vibrant street fair with live music, food vendors, artists, and activities for all ages.
pecanstreetfestival.org

O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships
5/11/24
Brush Square Park
The 47th annual O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships feature two competitions, the Punsligners and Punniest of Show, where participants compete for titles decided by public vote.
punoffatx.brushsquaremuseums.org

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
5/15/245/1/24
Various Locations
The festival features a diverse array of contemporary films and videos from Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and indigenous groups of the Americas, along with works by or about Latinos in the U.S. and worldwide.
cinelasamericas.org

Hot Luck Festival
5/23/24 – 5/26/24
Various Locations
The Hot Luck live food & music festival celebrates the essence of food and music culture with an immersive experience featuring open-pit culinary showcases and thoughtfully curated music, inviting attendees to indulge in a finger-licking picnic and party atmosphere.
hotluckfest.com

Night Market
5/24/24 – 5/26/24
Distribution Hall
Night Market, presented by the Lunar Foundation and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, is an immersive celebration of the year of the Wood Dragon, offering family-friendly activities by day and vibrant nightlife experiences after dark, featuring Asian community highlights like vendors, food, live music, and more.
www.nightmarket.fun

Sketch Fest
5/25/24 – 5/27/24
ColdTowne Theater
Austin Sketch Fest, curated by ColdTowne Theater, presents premier scripted comedy acts from Austin and beyond, boasting over 20 headliners from across the United States.
Atxsketchfest.com

CapTex Tri
5/27/24
Lady Bird Lake, Downtown Austin
The Life Time triathlon welcomes athletes of all skill levels, from elite professionals to novices, featuring various race options including the USA Paratriathlon National Championship, sprint, international distances, First Tri distance, and relay races.
captextri.com

Memorial Day
5/27/24
As Memorial Day weekend approaches, seize the chance to unwind and reconnect with loved ones by spending time outdoors, whether it’s enjoying nature’s beauty or relaxing on your favorite patio.

ATX Television Festival
5/30/24 – 6/2/24
Downtown Austin
ATX Festival is the first of its kind, celebrating television’s history and future with premieres of new series, beloved classics, and engaging panels featuring industry leaders discussing innovation in production and content delivery.
atxfestival.com


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