May Event Calendar: Our Top 5 Austin Events!

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Happy May Day! Here are our TOP 5 Events for May. From festivals to food to fitness, there is so much going on this month in Austin; the weather is beautiful and it won’t stay this way for long! Make sure you head outdoors for some fun; whether it’s paddle boarding on Lake Austin, running Lady Bird Lake, relaxing at Barton Springs, hiking the Greenbelt, or cycling the city during National Bike Month, this is the month to do it! Join us this month, as we enjoy the beauty that is Austin, Texas!

pecan street Pecan Street Festival
Saturday, May 3: 11am-10pm
Sunday, May 4: 11am-8pm
Admission: Free

The Pecan Street Festival, one of Central Texas’ oldest and most popular events, is a free two-day arts festival held each spring and fall in downtown Austin’s charming Sixth Street Historic District, a National Register of Historic Places site. On the first weekend of May and the last weekend of September, the street fills with hundreds of local and national artisans offering handcrafted creations in all sorts of two and three dimensional media. More than 60 of Austin’s finest musical acts bring three stages to life, and family-friendly activities from street magicians to a petting zoo delight both adults and children. Thirty food vendors provide both healthy and indulgent choices, often supported by and benefiting charitable partners.

dog walk16th Annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk
Saturday, May 17, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: $30 per dog

The 16th Annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk’s WAG & SWAG is moving indoors! Join us for a stroll around the beautiful Palmer Events Center overlooking Auditorium Shores and lots of exciting entertainment, giveaways, games and the chance for your dog to be a STAR…all inside! Help us fetch even more Guinness World Records, including the return of our Guinness World Record Holding Fur Ball.

Participating pooches will enjoy the latest in dog food samples, advice from top veterinarians, games of canine skill and even a doggie psychic. 100% of the proceeds benefit Service Dogs, Inc. celebrating its 25th anniversary of transforming shelter dogs into assistants for disabled individuals free of charge. Take advantage of early bird discounts by registering online at http://www.servicedogs.org/.

kfflogotanKerrville Folk Festival
May 22 – June 8, 2014

Founded by Rod Kennedy, the Kerrville Folk Festival has run annually since 1972. It is the longest continuously running music festival of its kind in North America. For 18 straight days and nights each May and June, over 30,000 guests come from all over the world to experience the magic of what we simply call “Kerrville”. The Festival is known internationally as a Mecca for singer songwriters of varying musical style. It’s a place where those just developing their skills have the opportunity to play their music along- side master craftsmen.

Over 1500 outstanding singer-songwriters have been presented on the Festival’s stages since the beginning. More than just a “folk music” festival, Kerrville offers music of many styles including traditional folk, bluegrass, acoustic rock, blues, country, jazz, and Americana. The common thread is songwriting. The focus of the festival is to promote emerging artists while giving our audience exposure to both new and recognized, seasoned talent.

captextri_smCapital of Texas Triathlon
Monday, May 26
5:30am-11:30am

Life Time Tri CapTex was founded in 1991 and has become one of the most popular multisport races in the country. The “Premier Texas Triathlon” is now part of the Life Time Triathlon Series and fills the streets of Austin on Memorial Day, selling out with 3,000 participants. Life Time Tri CapTex attracts all levels of athletes from top ranked professionals to first-time triathletes.

Life Time Tri CapTex includes sprint and international distances, SuperSprint distance, and sprint and international distance relays. We look forward to hosting all of our athletes and spectators on race weekend!

trailerTrailer Food Tuesdays
Tuesday, May 27
5pm-9pm at The Long Center

Austin’s premier mobile food event, Trailer Food Tuesdays presented by Real Ale, is back for another season! Sample the delicious food trucks of Austin in one easy location. Try popular local favorites, and enjoy something new every last Tuesday of the month from 5pm – 9pm at The Long Center.

About Laura

Laura is a third generation native of Austin who grew up in Tarry Town in Central Austin. She is the owner and broker of West Austin Properties and has been selling real estate in the Austin area since 1979. Laura is married to the love of her life, Brad, and they have two grown daughters. Together, they love to explore all of the fun spots Austin has to offer.