Make the most of your month with our list of our 15 favorite events and happenings in Houston during May 2015.
This month, Houston is showcasing its diversity by satisfying your craving for good music, cultural festivals, delicious food, refreshing craft beer, cutting edge technology and art in a variety of mediums.
So get out of your comfort zone and try something new, or stick to what you know and love.Either way, scroll down to check out our top 15 things to do in Houston in May 2015.
Events are not ranked, but listed in chronological order throughout the month of May.
Top 15 Things to Do in Houston May 2015
- Houston Dragon Boat Festival Along Buffalo Bayou | Saturday, May 2 | FREE to Attend – Roll out a blanket along the bank to cheer teams on during the annual dragon boat race and festival along Buffalo Bayou. Enjoy the outdoors while taking in cultural performances, dances, live music and tons of food and libations.
- Houston Food Truck Fest at Stereo Live | Saturday, May 2 – Eat your way through 20 of Houston’s favorite food trucks including Happy Endings, Maine-ly Sandwiches and Wokker Texas Ranger during the Houston Food Truck Fest at Stereo Live. The event will also feature live DJs, a bounce house, karaoke and drink specials.
- Star Wars Art Festival at Summer Street Studios | Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 – May the force be with you as you browse a selection of Star Wars themed artwork by artists near and far, far away curated by Dandee Warhol. Costumes encouraged.
- Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt and Hunter Hayes in Concert at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Sunday, May 3 – Country music stars Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt and Hunter Hayes will perform in The Woodlands during their Wheels Up 2015 Tour.
- Offshore Technology Conference at NRG Park | Monday, May 4 to Thursday, May 7 – The Offshore Technology Conference brings over 100,000 industry professionals from around the world to NRG Park for a week of cutting edge technology, equipment and networking.
- Bob Dylan in Concert at Bayou Music Center | Tuesday, May 5 – Influential singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is making his way down to Texas on his tour that will hit a handful of US cities before heading to Europe this summer.
- Wanda Sykes at Bayou Music Center | Friday, May 8 – See the hilarious Wanda Sykes perform her stand up bits at Bayou Music Center.
- Bayou Jamboree & Gumbo Showdown at Market Square Park | Saturday, May 9 – Chow down on gumbo samples from competing teams and wash it down with Saint Arnold brews. Enjoy live music and Cajun food from Treebeard’s pop-up booth.
- Houston Press Brewfest at Silver Street Studios | Saturday, May 16 – Sample your choice from over 100 different craft beers while jamming to a lineup of live music during the 4th annual Houston Press Brewfest. Limited discount tickets available.
- Dave Matthews Band in Concert at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, May 16 – Dave Matthews Band’s 2015 Summer Tour is hitting Houston in a big way – landing in The Woodlands to perform at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
- AsiaFest at Asia Society Texas Center | Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 | FREE to Attend – In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Asia Society is hosting a two-day festival highlighting Asian and Pacific food, performances, vendors and art.
- BuffBrew Invitational at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company | Sunday, May 17 – Buffalo Brewing Co. invites you to put on your wackiest golf attire and putt your way through a 9-hole mini golf course. There will be plenty of beer to enjoy, and food trucks to satisfy your hunger.
- Carnival Houston at Various Locations | Thursday, May 21 to Sunday, May 24 – Carnival Houston kicks off with a Masquerade Bash at The De Gaulle, and continues through the weekend with events like the Neon Paint Party, Street Parade and Festival downtown, and Picnic + Games on Sunday.
- Comicpalooza at George R. Brown Convention Center | Friday, May 22 to Monday, May 25 – Dive into four days of panels, cosplay, gaming and programming during Comicpalooza. Get autographs from and snap photos with guests like wrestlers Booker T and Sting, and Gotham stars Cory Michael Smith and Camren Bicondova, and more.
- Kiss My Grits at Silver Street Studios | Thursday, May 28 – Local chefs will compete for the best Cajun-inspired bite during this throwdown hosted by Young Texans Against Cancer. The catch? They must include one protein and grits in their dish.