Temperatures are rising, and graduates have their caps and gowns. Call us biased, but the start of summer in Houston is special. Astros baseball is in full swing, pools and splash pads are filled, and the days are long and (hopefully) lazy. As we gear up for summer (and Mother's Day, and Cinco de Mayo), there are plenty of ways to pass the time in H-Town. 


East End's Cinco de Mayo Celebration 

May 4, 2024

Bring the whole family for a day of celebration of art, music, food and heritage in East End Houston. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with performances from various Mexican and Chicano artists at the Esplanade on Navigation. Kids will love the fun activities at Plaza de los Niños while car enthusiasts will appreciate the Show & Shine area. Make a full day of it and stop by the Original Ninfa's on Navigation or El Tiempo for a Tex-Mex bite!


Madame Butterfly at Miller Outdoor Theatre

May 17 & 18, 2024

Spend the evening at one of the most iconic venues in Houston, Miller Outdoor Theatre. Known for its free performances and rolling hill, Miller Outdoor Theater is a staple in the Museum District. This May, don't miss out on a free performance as the Houston Grand Opera presents Madame Butterfly.


Bad Bunny at Toyota Center

April 30 & May 1, 2024

Experience an unforgettable night of music as Bad Bunny takes the stage for two back-to-back nights at Houston's very own Toyota Center. You won't want to miss his "Most Wanted Tour" with this Puerto Rican global superstar!


Mother's Day Serenade

May 10, 2024

Celebrate mom this Mother’s Day by getting her tickets to the Mother’s Day Serenade at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Join the Houston Latin American Philharmonic for its annual serenade. Fun fact, The Houston Latin Philharmonic is the only full-size professional orchestra in the United States created to promote and elevate Latin American music. Sit back, relax, and let mom enjoy!


Margarita Festival

May 4, 2024

Get outside while it's still bearable and enjoy a marg (and more!) for the annual Margarita Festival at Water Works Park. Catch the best margarita competition, enjoy live music, and munch on plenty of snacks from 2:00 - 10:00 pm. Whether you like your margarita spicy or sweet, it's sure to be a fiesta!



May 24 - 26, 2024

Comicpalooza returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) Memorial Day weekend. Kicking off Friday, fans can expect to see a bustling exhibition floor with vendors from all over the galaxy, programming covering a multitude of fandoms, special attractions intriguing curious minds, panels featuring this year’s stellar guests, and other geeky entertainment that will make Comicpalooza weekend one for the books!


Big As Texas Music Festival

May 10 - 12, 2024

Brand new this year, the Big As Texas Music Fest is bringing the hottest country artists to the Montgomery County Fair Grounds! With multiple stages featuring artists like Thomas Rhett, legend Dwight Yoakum, and Dierks Bentley, onsite hat-making, hainsaw wood carving, and pig races, this fest is sure to bring some Texas-sized excitement! 

Memorial Day Fireworks

May 26, 2024

The Woodlands - Memorial Day

Summer is officially here, so enjoy it with a firework show! The annual Memorial Day event in The Woodlands pays tribute to all military service men and women who lost their lives while serving our country. The festival features live music, children's activities, strolling entertainment and more at Town Green Park. The evening concludes with a dazzling firework display choreographed to a patriotic soundtrack.


Party on the Plaza at Avenida

Fridays, May 3 - 24, 2024

Visit Downtown for live music as Avenida Houston hosts the Party on the Plaza concert series. Enjoy dinner at one of the many amazing restaurants (some favs - The Grove, Xochi, and the Grotto Downtown) and then light up the dance floor with a wide variety of free performances throughout the month of May!



Granduca Houston

Enjoy a stay at luxury boutique Hotel Granduca located in Uptown. As a special treat this Mother's Day, enjoy their afternoon tea that puts an Italian twist on an English tradition. Not interested in tea? Stop by for their Mother's Day brunch on Sunday, May 12th!


Woodlands Resort

Looking for a resort-style stay? The Woodlands Resort is the perfect getaway for luxurious relaxation. Whether you want to entertain your kids, play golf, spoil mom for Mother's Day, or explore the Memorial Day fireworks, this place is for you and they have a special to accommodate. 

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