Make the most of your month with our list of 15 favorite events and happenings in Houston during May 2017.
Also in May 2017
Act like a kid again at an adult field day, geek out at a Minecraft expo, get your fill of local craft beer, celebrate La Porte’s 125th Anniversary, cheer on dragon boat racers and more at these can’t-miss events happening all month long.
Events are not ranked, but are listed in chronological order throughout the month of May.
Top 15 Things to Do in Houston this Month: May 2017
- Cinco de Mayo Parties Around Houston | Friday, May 5 – Go all out for Cinco de Mayo this year. There’s a party in Market Square Park, margarita throw down at Hotel Derek, taco and drink specials at Eight Row Flint, fiesta at El Big Bad, jalapeno eating contest at Doneraki Restaurant and more.
- Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival at Galveston Island Convention Center | Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7 – Wine and dine at this annual event featuring a champagne brunch, food and wine sampling events, a 5k champagne run, blind tasting and more.
- Houston Dragon Boat Festival at Allen’s Landing | Saturday, May 6 | FREE – Cheer for teams, watch cultural performances, enjoy music, and food from vendors at this festive event while dragon boats race down Buffalo Bayou.
- Field Day 2017 at 5050 Acorn Street | Saturday, May 6 – Relive the glory days at this adult Field Day that will feature classics like potato sack races, tug-of-war, a water balloon toss, and 21+ games like “dizzy bat” and stein races.
- Annual Rosé Revival at Rouge Wine Bar | Saturday, May 6 – Sip on rosé all day at Rouge, where you’ll sample seven varietals from France and nosh fresh seafood from the ceviche bar.
- 6th Annual Star Wars Art Festival at The Space HTX | Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 – 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.
- Santo de Mayo 5k at Saint Arnold Brewery | Sunday, May 7 – This 5K will start at the brewery, continue through Downtown and finish back at Saint Arnold. Walk or run and then treat yourself to three brews and a breakfast burrito. Don’t want to run? You can buy a Beer & Party pass.
- La Porte’s 125th anniversary | Friday, May 12 to Sunday, May 14 – Celebrate 125 years of the Coastal City of La Porte with a weekend full of fireworks and food featuring a family-friendly 5k, car and air show, dinner gala, parade, and a concert headlined by Clay Walker.
- AsiaFest at Asia Society Texas Center | Saturday, May 13 – Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at this family-friendly event featuring hands-on activities, food, musical and dance performances and more.
- J.J. Watt Charity Classic at Minute Maid Park | Saturday, May 13 – Houston Texan J.J. Watt will host his home run derby and softball game again this year to raise money for the J.J. Watt Foundation. Tickets start at $5, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. 4pm.
- Houston Whiskey Social at HSR Event Center | Friday, May 19 – Sip on specialty single barrel whiskeys from around the world – including an exclusive private barrel bottled specifically for this event – and enjoy hors d’oeuvre pairings at this fundraising event.
- Houston Greek Fest at St. Basil The Great Greek Orthodox Church | Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21 – Say “opa!” with thousands of other festival-goers at Greek Fest where you’ll nosh on authentic dishes, shop goods from vendors, tour the church, let the kids play, watch cultural dances and more.
- Houston Press BrewFest at Silver Street Station | Saturday, May 20 – Sample more than 150 beers while you fill up on grub from local food trucks and live music fills the air at Houston Press’ BrewFest. Tickets start at $25, not including ticket fees. 3pm to 7pm.
- Minefaire: A Minecraft Fan Experience at NRG Center | Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 – Immerse yourself in the world of Minecraft at this two-day exhibit where you’ll meet YouTubers, participate in build battles, attempt world records, learn from the world’s top Minecraft experts and more. Tickets start at $89 for Saturday and $79 for Sunday, not including ticket fees.
- John Legend in Concert at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Sunday, May 21 – Hear singer-songwriter John Legend perform songs from his latest album Darkness and Light live at this show in The Woodlands.
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