School's almost out.  Summer is just around the corner.  And there are so many great things to do in Austin right now.  This isn't a comprehensive list by any means, but here are some of our top picks of things to explore in Austin this May.


Go see The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Zilker HIllside Theater

May 2 - 27, 2018

Zilker Hillside Theater

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Enjoy starry nights at Zilker Park and be delighted with this classic (and free!) take on Shakespeare's famous comedy done in a 1950's sitcom style. Don't forget to bring blankets, low chairs, and a picnic to enjoy Austin Shakespeare's production on the grassy hillside. 


Fun for the whole family at Movies in The Park

  • May 10: The Emperor’s New Groove at Dick Nichols Park (Rain date: May 31)
  • May 17: Coco at Dove Springs Park (Rain date: August 30)

mitp site

Take family movie night to a whole new level and enjoy a free movie under a blanket of Austin stars.  Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics for a fun and relaxing evening.  Dogs on leash are welcome.  Austin Parks Foundation and Alamo Drafthouse will bring these free movies to us all summer long.  You can get the full schedule here.  


Journey to Never Never Land as the Ballet Austin Presents Peter Pan at the Long Center for the Performing Arts

May 11 - 12, 2018

Long Center for the Performing Arts

Photo by Karen Ripley

Nothing beats this childhood classic story by J.M. Barrie’s novel, Peter Pan, about a boy who refuses to grow up. Fly off to Neverland as presented by Ballet Austin and choreographed by Paul Vasterling. 


Move your body at The Color Run

May 19 at 9 AM

The Color Run

A fun run like no other! Get ready to be doused in a beautiful rainbow of colors as you run in this kid-friendly run. Walk, run, cartwheel or dance your way to the finish line and get your Unicorn Medal. And the fun doesn't end at the finish line as there will be music hosted by a DJ, dancing, and Foam Blaster.   


See a classic at the Paramount Theater Summer Film Series

  • May 24: Casablanca
  • May 26: Shoulder Arms/Dr. Strangelove (1 pm)
  • May 26: Doctor Zhivago (4 pm)
  • May 27: Bridge on the River Kwai (1 pm)
  • May 27: The Great Escape (4 pm)

 Paramount Theater

Indulge in the great American classic movies that shaped the nation's film industry. This year's film series will have musicals and Westerns, scary movies and screwball comedies, thrilling adventures and foreign favorites, and weekend matinees for the whole family. 

This is just a sample of the great things our city is hosting this May.  Let us know if we left one of your favorites off the list.

We hope to see you out and about!