5 things to do in Cedar Park and Leander this weekend, May 5-7, plus 1 event that is worth the trip

Celebrate the first weekend of May with one or all of these events happening in Cedar Park and Leander this weekend, May 5-7.

May 5

Concerts in the park. The Cedar Park Parks and Recreation department hosts the cover band Suede for its spring concert in the park. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food concessions will be available, but people are welcome to bring a picnic and ice chest. Glass containers are prohibited. Free admission. 7-10 p.m. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/parks-recreation

Movies in the Park. Leander Parks and Recreation department staff present "BFG," a film adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel which tells the story of the unlikely friendship between an orphan named Sophie and the titular "big friendly giant." There will be music and games before the movie, and the film begins at dusk. Lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner are encouraged Concessions are also available. Glass containers are prohibited. Friendly pets are welcomed on a leash. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Benbrook Ranch Park, 1100 Halsey Drive, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/parksrec/page/movies-park

May 6

Beeper’s Bonanza! Reed Elementary School Carnival. The school’s PTA is hosting its first family fun festival. Activities include a rock wall, trampoline, spin art, express kids train, soccer demo, photo booth, cake walk, inflatable obstacle course and more. $5 for a wristband, which covers all games, one popcorn and one cotton candy. Other food and drink will be for sale as well. 2-5 p.m., Reed Elementary School, 1515 Little Elm Trail in Cedar Park. 512-570-7700. http://reed.my-pta.org

An Evening with the Arts. Students and staff at Tom Glenn High School present an evening of dance, music and theater. There will be live performances, student artwork, a silent auction and refreshments. The event benefits the school’s fine arts program. $10 per ticket. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tom Glenn High School, 1320 Collaborative Way, Leander. www.grizzlyfinearts.org/store

Worth the trip: Central TX Congenital Heart Walk. The Congenital Heart Walk is a national fundraising event series benefitting the Adult Congenital Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation. The Congenital Heart Walk shows the nation how a team of individuals can join together to make a difference. Funds raised will support the missions of both national nonprofit organizations. Free registration, although donations are accepted. 8 a.m.-noon. Travis County Exposition Center, 7311 Decker Lane, Austin. 855-243-9255. www.congenitalheartwalk.org

May 7

Band of the Hills concert. The ensemble of wind and percussion musicians will perform a family-friendly concert. Free admission. 3 p.m. Hill Country Nazarene Church, 1750 S. Bagdad Road, Cedar Park. www.bandofthehills.org


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