As summer kicks off, mark the calendar with these local things to do in May and June. From outdoor activities to live performances to informative classes, local organizations are hosting a variety events.

Events happening in May

Through June 23: Visit the healing arts gallery

The Healing Arts Gallery at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital is hosting an exhibit by the Williamson County Art Guild. Made up of oil and acrylic paintings as well as photographs and pastels, the exhibit includes nature themes, such as birds, flowers, animals, landscapes and abstract representations.
  • The exhibit is open during hospital hours.
  • Free.
  • 2000 Scenic Drive, Georgetown.
  • 512-943-4183.
May 19-June 18: See a musical production

Georgetown Palace Theatre is presenting “Once On This Island,” an original Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” The show follows peasant girl Ti Moune, who rescues wealthy boy Daniel from the other side of the island and falls in love with him. Unbeknownst to Ti, gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, and the stakes are Ti’s life.May 20: Fish and hike

The staff at Garey Park is hosting a morning of fishing at the park’s two stocked fishing ponds for both beginner and advanced participants. Equipment, instruction and bait will be provided. Preregistration is required, and the fee includes the entry cost to the park.May 20: Eat barbecue

Nonprofit organization Heroes Night Out, which offers a variety of support services for service members, veterans and military families, is hosting its 11th annual Heroes Appreciation BBQ. The event, to be held at Reunion Ranch, is meant to provide veterans and their families a space to relax, enjoy fun activities and connect with others.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Free for military, veterans, first responders and their families.
  • 850 CR 255, Georgetown.
May 21: Go to a Texas Bach Festival event

The first event of the 2023 Texas Bach Festival will be held at the Georgetown Public Library, where Gil Zilkha and Rick Rowley will perform “Winterreise,” a cycle of 24 songs by Austrian composer Franz Schubert, with words by poet Wilhelm Muller. The event is limited to 200 attendees.May 27: Learn how to write a book

The San Gabriel Writers’ League is hosting a panel discussion, Write a Book How-to A-Z, inviting the public to the Georgetown Public Library to hear from experienced authors, editors, publishers and illustrators. The event includes drawings for free books and a free 2023 membership in the San Gabriel Writers’ League.Events happening in June

June 2: Play in a golf tournament

Golfers can take part in the Georgetown Rotary Invitational Golf Tournament, the proceeds for which go to programs supporting youth. The Rotary Club of Georgetown supports literacy projects, youth scholarships, programs to prevent human trafficking and more. The tournament will be played at Cowan Creek Golf Course, and an afterparty will be held with a live band and a buffet-style dinner.
  • 11 a.m. (registration), 1 p.m. (shotgun start), 5:30 p.m. (afterparty).
  • $155 (single-player registration), $310 (double), $465 (triple), $620 (full team).
  • 1433 Cool Spring Way, Georgetown.
June 3: Join a group bike ride

The Swim Bike Run Fun Club is hosting a group bike ride that will tour the countryside of Walburg. The ride is approximately 21 miles with a stop to take photos in downtown Walburg. Afterward, the group will meet at BiG Cafe and Shop to support the Brookwood Vocational Special Needs Community.June 5-6: Learn from a lecture series

The Senior University Summer Lecture Series will be held at Olin Hall on the Southwestern University campus, where attendees can hear from a variety of experts on subjects such as the arts, entertainment and science. The series includes lectures on space travel, preparations for retirement, anatomy of theater productions and gene editing.
  • Two classes will be held each day from 9-10 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Free (registered members of Senior University), $75 (nonmembers).
  • 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown.
  • 512-863-1680.
June 7: Celebrate Global Running Day

The Big Run 5K presented by Michelob Ultra is open to runners and walkers of all abilities, allowing folks to get outdoors, connect with others and cross the finish line. The first 100 participants to register for the untimed event will receive a medal and a bib. Bibs can be picked up at Fleet Feet Georgetown on June 5-6 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Race day pickup is not available.
  • Race begins at 6 p.m.
  • $20.
  • Legacy Pavilion at San Gabriel Park, 521 E. Morrow St., Georgetown.
June 9: Catch a movie at the park

Georgetown Parks & Recreation is hosting its 2023 Sunset Movie Series starting with a screening of “Sing 2” at The Legacy Pavilion at San Gabriel Park. The public is invited to bring blankets, chairs and snacks. The city will also show “Lightyear” on Aug. 11 as part of the film series.June 10: Attend an art class

Area artist J Muzacz will lead an introductory mosaic workshop at the Georgetown Art Center, where he will teach aspiring artists the basics of mosaic artwork. The workshop includes a brief introduction to the art form and all materials, tools, supplies and instruction will be available for participants to create their own piece.June 18: See a concert at the library

Classical musician Joseph Palmer will perform at the Georgetown Public Library as part of its monthly live music program. Palmer, a member of the Grammy Award-nominated Texas Guitar Quartet, has been awarded 16 prizes in international guitar competitions as well as being a featured soloist in the U.S. and abroad.​​​​​Worth the trip

Through May 29: The Blue Genie Art Bazaar’s May Market is open weekends through Memorial Day, bringing local artisans together. This year, the market will feature four Georgetown vendors: Beyond the Above, selling reiki-charged crystal jewelry; Keiko Hayner Illustrations, selling prints and merchandise with her images; Year 901, selling handmade playful jewelry; and Yikes Twins, selling hooded towels and baby accessories.