Cinco de Mayo, JMBLYA music festival: 7 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, May 3-6

A variety of events are happening all over the Greater Houston area this weekend, May 3-6.

1. The Whiskey Extravaganza
Choose from more than 100 varieties of whiskies during The Whiskey Extravaganza. Novice and connoisseur whiskey enthusiasts can attend tasting sessions, master classes and culinary pairings during the event. 6 p.m. $135-$175. Royal Sonesta Galleria, 2222 W. Loop 610 S., Houston. 404-474-0433.

2. League City Music Festival & Bar-B-Q Cookoff
Enjoy live music from country music headliners Sammy Kershaw Friday night and duo Maddie and Tae Saturday night during the League City Music Festival & Bar-B-Q Cookoff. The festival will also feature a barbecue cookoff, a carnival and craft vendors. 6 p.m. (Friday), 4 p.m. (Saturday). $15-$25. Walter Hall Park, 807 Hwy. 3 N., League City. 281-830-6211.

3. Houston Polish Festival
Celebrate Polish heritage all weekend with traditional beer, music, dance and customs. 4 p.m. (Friday). 10 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday). $5. Children age 12 and younger and adults age 65 and older receive free admission. Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 1731 Blalock Dr., Houston. 832-740-3588.

4. Free Comic Book Day
All Bedrock City Comic Book Co. locations, including the stores at Westheimer, Clear Lake, FM 1960, Washington Avenue and Sugar Land, will host events featuring signings from comic book creators, cosplayers, bands and magicians. 10 a.m. Free admission. Locations vary. 713-780-0675.

5. Wet n' Wild Splashtown opens for 2018 season 
Wet n' Wild Splashtown kicks off the season Saturday. Attendees can check out the new 60-foot tall, 429-foot long Alien Chaser attraction with two-person tubes. 10 a.m. $37.99-$45.99 general admission day pass. 21300 I-45 N., Spring.

6. Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl for Charity
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Downtown Houston with this bar crawl that benefits East End Studio Gallery, a community-based, nonprofit organization that provides a platform for artistic expression in the community. 2 p.m. $33.72 general admission. Check in at El Big Bad, 419 Travis St., Houston, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

7. JMBLYA Music Festival
The JMBLYA music festival will feature J. Cole, Migos, Young Thug, Kevin Gates, Playboi Carti, Trippie Redd, Ski Mask The Slump God, Cozz, Killy, Jack Harlow, Bun B, Trae Tha Truth and DJ Mr. Rogers. 1 p.m. $25-$349. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St., Houston. 713-758-7200.

By Beth Marshall

Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.


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