Events in Houston this May

Events in Houston this May

If you’re looking for events in Houston this May there are plenty of options to choose from. There’s a lot happening this month including Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day! Now that Houston has been open for a while more and more events are live and in person rather than virtual, though you can still find plenty of virtual events too.

 Events in Houston this May

Cinco de Mayo at Miller: Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea

When: May 1st, 2021

Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre

6000 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX

Cinco de Mayo at Miller is a guaranteed festive time for the whole family and this year we are proud to present Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea!

Directed and founded in 1999 by trumpet player Cindy Shea, Mariachi Divas is an all-female ensemble that continues to expand the scope of mariachi music. A two-time Grammy Award winner, with eight Grammy nominations and three Latin Grammy nominations, Mariachi Divas is a multicultural ensemble imbued with a truly unique musical flavor.

Learning to play the trumpet at the age of eight, Cindy knew she wanted to be a professional musician early on. Through hard work and determination, she caught the attention of famed Latin Jazz icon, Arturo Sandoval. Impressed by her talent and musical knowledge, he offered her a full scholarship to study jazz performance at Florida International University as his student. While studying in Miami, Florida, she became immersed in the local music scene which centered on Salsa music and Latin jazz. Through this experience, she gained a deep appreciation and love for Latino culture and music which would serve her well in the future.

By 1999, she was invited to join an all-female, LA-based mariachi, Mariachi Alondras. She instantly fell in love with mariachi music and within that same year decided to form her own group, Mariachi Divas.

Live Horse Racing at Sam Houston Race Park

When: Various dates in May

Where: Sam Houston Race Park

7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy

Houston, TX

Come out and enjoy the race park. 

Pompeii: The Exhibition

5555 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX

POMPEII: The Exhibition examines the lives of residents of Pompeii before and after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24th, 79 A.D. Visitors to the exhibition travel back in time when Pompeii bustled as a commercial port and strategic military and trading city. In a media-rich, object-based, immersive experience, learn how the people of Pompeii lived, loved, worked, worshipped and found entertainment.

The special exhibition features over 150 artifacts on loan from the collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum, including frescoes, mosaics, and statues from the sites hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until rediscovery over 250 years ago. The sudden disaster that destroyed Pompeii also preserved it and over time archaeologists have uncovered a unique record of its daily life — roads, buildings, municipal services, paintings, mosaics, artifacts, and even preserved bodies. Ongoing excavations at the site provides an ever-evolving picture of everyday life at the height of the Roman Empire.

Taste of Houston Food Tours

When: Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

Where: Various Houston Locations

Taste of Houston Food Tours certified by the Food Tour Corporation, the nation's largest and most influential Food Tour and Culinary Event company. Our family of Food Tour and culinary event companies have been featured in major national and international media. We employ a professional staff of passionate guides and liaisons, ready to share their love and knowledge of history, architecture, culture, food and drink with others.

Taste of Houston Food Tours is in charge of creating, developing and managing all major food tours throughout the Houston area, including all walking tours that are marketed by the Houston Culinary website.

Our Food Tours and culinary events are locally run and managed, developed in cooperation with Houston historians, chefs, and writers to ensure some of the best possible culinary and cultural experiences available in the city.

Houston, the fourth largest city in the country, is a diverse city rich in history, boasting a constantly evolving culture, beautiful historic neighborhoods, modern skyscrapers, world-class activities, and great food and drink.

The cosmopolitan city is a mecca for culinary diversity; Indigenous local favorites can be found alongside progressive cuisine, while authentic ethnic enclaves continue to grow. The size and scope of the city provides an opportunity to enjoy some of the finest culinary experiences anywhere in the United States.

Talk Derby to Me

When: May 1st, 2021

Where: Chapman and Kirby

2118 Lamar Street #100

Houston, TX

Break out the Hat's, brunch out, and most importantly bring out the Derby attire! Join us to celebrate Churchill Down's 147th Annual Kentucky Derby!

Enjoy Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps, live music, D.J. sounds, gift giveaways, Prizes for Best-Dressed Male & Females.

For Brunch reservations visit for reservations or text 832-794-0743 for bottle service reservations!

Celebrate and Stop the Hate

When: May 1st, 2021

Where: Social Beer Garden

3101 San Jacinto Street

Houston, TX 

A celebratory event highlighting Asian Culture, in a central Houston location whilst bringing attention to the horrible suffering the community has gone through recently. We are calling the event; Celebrate and Stop the Hate! We will have Asian food trucks, An Asian/ locally owned vendor market, and entertainment consisting of local Asian DJs, Artists, Musicians and some spoken word performances from well-known Writers. We are sponsoring crafts and activities for children as our space is child friendly until 9:00 p.m. and would love to make this as family friendly as possible. We will be having mini dance lessons from Dance of Asian America, An interactive art installation where the kids will make origami hearts, A photo booth and more Soaring Phoenix Dragon & Lion Dance will be graciously donating 2- 20 min performances (Lion Dancing) at 5pm and 7pm as well as Dance of Asian America are performing on the day of the event. I personally will donate a percentage of the events takings to a chosen local charity. The vendors at the event will be donating products or gift cards for a charity raffle. This will be on May 1st from 4pm to 10pm.

International Female Ride Day

When: May 1st, 2021

Where: Sugar Land Town Square

2711 Plaza Drive

Calling all female riders! Join Republic Harley Davidson as they take part in the global event celebrating women motorcycle riders. They will start the day’s events at Republic Harley at 10 AM with on-site registration, music, photo ops, and more. Then, kickstands up at 11:45 AM as you take a police-escorted ride around the 610 Loop and through scenic Sugar Land. The ride will end at Sugar Land Town Square for an end-of-ride party on the Plaza featuring live music, vendors, prizes, and more!

5th Annual Cinco de Mile Block Party on Washington Avenue

When: May 5th, 2021

Where: 5102 Washington Avenue

Houston, TX

𝟱𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗼 𝗱𝗲 𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆 :: 𝗖𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗼 𝗱𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝘆𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘂𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆. #cincodemile

Presented By: RTB Event Group - The Mile Series and So Clutch Group

"¡𝘚𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘥, 𝘱𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘴 𝘺 𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘳 𝘺 𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘢 𝘨𝘰𝘻𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘰𝘴! – 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩, 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦, 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮!"

The biggest party in Houston going on its 5th year, The Green Mile & Cinco de Mile have changed the game for the day of celebration. We come back to the ever growing Washington Ave as our plans are only to expand, with bars and parking lots! We’re all coming together for one create the biggest and most memorable St. Patrick’s Day & Cinco De Mayo block parties Houston has ever seen!! Each participating venue will have specials and surprises for all participating Mile guests!

𝗖𝗜𝗡𝗖𝗢 𝗗𝗘 𝗠𝗜𝗟𝗘 - 𝟰𝗽𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝟮𝗮𝗺

Participating Mile Venues:

🇲🇽 The Sporting Club - Raising the Steaks 4pm to 2am

🇲🇽 Clutch Bar Houston - 4pm - 2am

🇲🇽 Sugar Room - 6pm - 2am

🇲🇽 Concrete Cowboy Houston - 8pm - 2am

💚 Live Ponies ❤️ Live Monkeys ❤️ Stilt Walkers 💚 Instagram Installations ❤️ Folklorico Dancers  ❤️ Games 💚 Drink Specials at every Bar ❤️ Mariachi Bands 💚 Cinco de Mayo Swag being given out - and more than a few surprises...

Mother’s Day Pink Out Dance Day

When: May 7th, 2021

Where: Sugar Land Town Square

2711 Plaza Drive

Sugar Land, TX

Jazzercise Sugar Land is celebrating Mother’s Day Weekend with a Pink Out Dance Day! The event will include a 45-minute dance cardio workout to all the Mamas out there. During a Pink Out event, attendees wear pink.

UH School of Art Annual Student Exhibition

When: May 1st – 16th, 2021

Where: Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston

120 Fine Arts Building

Houston, TX

Every spring this popular exhibition introduces the University of Houston campus and Houston audiences to the work of School of Art undergraduate seniors and first- and second-year graduate students. The show features works selected by School of Art faculty in consultation with student artists. More than 100 UH artists will present works during this exhibition. The exhibition has long served as a way to introduce rising artists to local patrons and provides students with the experience of presenting works in a professional museum.

Memorial Day Tribute Ft. Monarch Chamber Players

When: May 28th, 2021

Where: Sugar Land Town Square

2711 Plaza Drive

Sugar Land, TX

We’re saluting those who served this Memorial Day Weekend with a special presentation of Patriotic music presented by the Monarch Chamber Players, an ensemble of top classical musicians committed to keeping live music alive.

Houston Food Fest

When: May 29th, 2021

Where: Midtown Park

2811 Travis Street

Houston, TX

HOUSTON'S PREMIER FOOD FESTIVAL IS SET AND READY TO GO!! Come to enjoy food from over 70 different food vendors from Houston, Austin, and other surrounding cities. Everything from Tacos to Gumbo to Ice Cream to Vegan Burgers to BBQ will be available for you to snack and munch on!!!

OUTSIDE OF FOOD THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF FUN ACTIVITIES FOR ALL TO ENJOY. OUR MUSICAL LINE-UP WILL BE JUST AS GOOD AS OUR FOOD. Local bands will be rocking our stage all day, so make sure you bring your dancing shoes!!




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