Taste of Mexico
MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM | May 3 @ 6PM
Taste of Mexico returns on May 3rd to celebrate the artistry and culinary arts of Austin and Mexico. This culturally conscious and historical celebration of Cinco de Mayo invites guests to generously sample creative cuisines from over 50 of Austin’s most eclectic and exciting restaurants, food trucks, and beverage purveyors. Alongside fine tequilas and mezcales, Taste of Mexico offers regional specialties and contemporary fusions that trace the lineages of a cuisine that boasts continental flavor and international flare.
Pecan Street Festival
E 6th Street | May 6-7
The 40th Annual Spring Pecan Fest will be held on May 6th & 7th, 2017. Featuring over 300 artisan vendors, food concessions, 3 stages of live music, carnival rides for the kiddos, and much more. The Fest is free admission and open to the public!
iHeart Country Festival 2017
Frank Erwin Center | May 6 @ 7PM - 11PM
Country music's biggest superstars will perform at the Frank Erwin Center in a live celebration of all things country. The country music of the iHeartRadio app will come to life with an extraordinary lineup including Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, and Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots with more to be announced.
10th Annual Farm to Plate
Barr Mansion | May 10 @ 6PM
Chefs from 30 of Austin’s most acclaimed restaurants will prepare and treat more than 600 guests to tastes of their culinary creations at Sustainable Food Center’s 10th annual Farm to Plate. The annual benefit focuses exclusively on serving local food and beverages and showcasing the sustainable farm and ranch offerings of Central Texas.
FXA Austin Fashion Week
JW Marriott Austin | May 12-21
Fashion X Austin presents Austin Fashion Week 2017, taking place Friday, May 12 through Sunday, May 21. FXA is the largest fashion event in Texas. Showcasing talented independent and emerging designers.
Food Truck Friday
912 E 11th St, Ste A | May 12 @ 11AM - 8PM
In it's second year, Food Truck Friday serves as a platform to promote diversity within Austin's growing mobile food industry.Food trucks will roll onto the grounds located next to the African American Cultural Heritage Facility and prepare their best works to be named the 2017 GABC Food Truck Friday Champion. In addition to delicious bites, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about GABC and tour an artist exhibition in the Historic Dedrick-Hamilton House.
Fit Foodie Festival & 5K
Old Settlers Park | May 20
For all the fit and fun Austinites: Cooking Light & Health brings a 5K to Austin with healthy bites at each mile, tasting stations, and cash reward for top race finishers. John Hancock Vitality Village Food and Fitness Festival post-race has bites from local restaurants, a beer and wine garden, mini-workout classes, and cooking demonstrations-what a fun way to spend a race day!
New Kids On The Block
"The Total Package Tour"
Frank Erwin Center | May 21
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK announced their 2017 headlining tour alongside Grammy Award-winning tour mates PAULA ABDUL and BOYZ II MEN. A follow-up to 2013’s hugely-successful Package Tour, the aptly titled TOTAL PACKAGE TOUR is the group’s biggest lineup yet. Paula Abdul makes her momentous return to the stage for a hit-fueled set that includes an incredible seven number-one hit singles, while Package Tour alums Boyz II Men will deliver their trademark, multiplatinum-selling sound to fans nationwide.
Hot Luck : Live Food & Music
Various Locations | May 18-21
Hot Luck: Live Food & Music. It’s not a typical festival, but it will sure be a good time.Hot Luck is inspired by friendly tailgates, family reunions, get togethers and potlucks of our past and present — with a few differences. It is a fun, chef-driven, celebration of fire, food, music, and camaraderie. An a la carte eat-with-your-fingers picnic and party experience tat highlights open-pit feats of culinary know how, and music in your ears that is as thoughtfully created as the food on your plate. Come hungry, thirsty, and bring your dancin boots.