From cultural celebrations to art exhibits and sports, there is plenty to do in the area this May.


Fiesta Austin Cinco De Mayo

With a focus on celebrating Hispanic heritage, attendees can partake in cultural dancing, live music, games, a kids zone and more. Over 40 vendors will be in attendance with wares and food.

  • May 4, 1-10 p.m.
  • Free (age 12 and younger), $5 (advance), $7 (gate)
  • Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., Austin

Art in Cahoots

Targeted for children ages 30 months-4 years old, the arts and crafts activities are designed to be completed by children and their caregivers during the one-hour pop-up event. Although the session is free, attendees are encouraged to RSVP online to reserve a spot.

  • May 10, 10-11 a.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive, Austin

Austin LuLu Fest

In its eighth year, Austin LuLu Fest will celebrate women-led bands, including those who are well-established and newcomers to the music scene. Created to follow in the footsteps of the nonprofit Ritenuto Foundation’s Wall Street Jazz Festival, LuLu Fest includes genres such as jazz, Latin and Western swing.

  • May 11, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • $21.40-$31.60
  • First Presbyterian Church of Austin, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin

Mother’s Day at the Capitol

The Austin Symphonic Band will host a Mother’s Day concert at the south steps of the State Capitol. The music will feature a range of genres from marches to theatrical to original arrangements.

Austin FC vs Houston Dynamo FC

Major League Soccer teams Austin FC and Houston Dynamo FC will face off at Q2 Stadium as part of a Copa Tejas match—an annual rivalry between Austin, Dallas and Houston. Austin FC won its first 2024 Copa Tejas matchup in March against Dallas.

  • May 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Prices vary
  • Q2 Stadium, 10414 Mc Kalla Place, Austin

CelebrAsia Austin 2024

The family-friendly event will feature Asian-American-focused live music, dance performances and exhibits, plus food vendors, activities and more. Due to occupancy limitations, attendees are encouraged to RSVP on Eventbrite.

  • May 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, Austin

Wooldridge Elementary Art Gallery Exhibition

Reading-themed artwork created by Woolridge Elementary School students will be on display at the Little Walnut Creek Branch of Austin Public Library for visitors to view.

  • Through mid-May, during normal library hours (Mon.-Thu. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.)
  • Free (admission)
  • Austin Public Library’s Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W. Rundberg Lane, Austin


Emergency preparedness pop-up

Part of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s monthly pop-up series, this informative event geared for teens and adults will offer presentations filled with guides to help those attending prepare for a variety of emergencies, such as flooding, wildfires and more.

  • June 18, 4-7 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Austin Public Library’s Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin