With so many fun and not-to-miss activities across the Lone Star State, we’ve picked out our favorites for you and all the family to enjoy during what is one of the best times of year in Texas.
Mimosa Fest | Sunday, May 15
Fair Market, 1100 E. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702
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Think: boozy, bougie, brunchy. This is the iconic day party for the mimosa and brunch connoisseur. There will be live music, food trucks, vendors and of course…Mimosas! This is a “rain-or-shine” event as both indoor and outdoor spaces are available. Mimosa Fest.
Corpus Christi’s Buc Days Festival | May 5-15
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Saddle Up for Corpus Christi’s annual Buc Days Festival, a pirate-themed festival for all ages that commences with the Mayor of Corpus Christi walking the plank. The 11 days of nonstop fun at the American Bank Center features a rodeo, carnival and multiple parades. There are rides, racing pigs, professional bull riding, a Ferris wheel, carousel and traditional fair food. New to the festival for 2022 – the Robotics Rodeo. Buc Days Festival.
Dallas Festival of Joy | Saturday, May 21
Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas
Ushering in the summer season with a colorful celebration of Indian culture and spirituality, the free festival brings together thousands of families, young adults and dignitaries for a fun-filled day of bright colors, beautiful flowers and a free vegetarian feast, along with riveting music, dance and interactive holistic living and cultural activities. Dallas Festival of Joy.
2022 Houston Art Bike Festival | May 21
MacGregor Park, 5225 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77021
Participation is free and open to the public. Register by May 15.
A city-wide celebration of human-powered art on wheels, the Art Bike Festival will bring together Houstonians of all ages to celebrate Houston’s great parks and trails through art and creativity. The free, family-friendly event is open to all ages with a range of activities throughout the day at Macgregor Park and the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art campus. Art Bike Festival.
Raw 1899, Bloom Art Show and Sale | May 12-Jun 3
West Texas’ premier art lounge located in historic downtown San Angelo, presents a spring art show and sale, The opening Champagne Reception is Thursday May 12, and the public is invited to attend free of charge. This juried and judged show will fill the Raw 1899 gallery with a profusion of floral art in all styles and media. Raw 1899, Bloom Art Show and Sale.
The San Antonio Book Festival | Saturday, May 21
Central Library and Southwest School of Art
Celebrating its 10th anniversary with a day of books, authors, and literary fun, the free, family-friendly event draws more than 18,000 festival-goers to downtown San Antonio for a full schedule of author presentations, panel discussions, book sales, signings, children’s and teen activities, and food trucks. The festival showcases debut authors and established writers, introducing everyone to new literary talents and connecting them with their favorite authors. San Antonio Book Festival. (This listing first appeared on Alamo City Moms.)
Cover photo courtesy Austin Mimosa Fest
Julie Tereshchuk is the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Lifestyle Magazine.