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Things to Do in and Near Houston This May

Things to Do in and Near Houston This May

Houston comes alive with a variety of fun-filled events and activities happening for both locals and visitors as May draws near. This vibrant city features a wide range of fun activities whether you’re a foodie or an art enthusiast, a nature lover or a sports champion, there’s something for everyone, so if you’re in search of fun, come along as we explore the best sights to see and the best things to do in Houston in May:

Abstraction after Modernism | Recent Acquisitions

Things to Do in and Near Houston This May

This event presents the work of amazing artists who came after Modernism and created new directions for non-representational art. Acquired during the last 15 years, the art exhibition features pieces by Agnes Denes, Sam Gilliam, Rick Lowe, Suzan Frecon, Richard Serra, and Ellsworth Kelly.

starting from April 26, 2024, throughout May.

1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006, United States

Bad Bunny at Toyota Center

Things to Do in and Near Houston This May

Enjoy a memorable musical evening at Houston’s Toyota Center, which hosts 2 consecutive nights of Bad Bunny performances.

30 April- 1 May 2024

Party on the Plaza at Avenida Plaza Houston

Things to Do in and Near Houston This May

Attending a Party on the Plaza is one of the most fun things to do in Downtown Houston, offering a series of live music concerts and a full dose of entertainment. Choose one restaurant among The Grotto, The Grove, and Xochi to enjoy a delicious supper and live dance performances.


Houston, TX 77010, United States

East End’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Things to Do in and Near Houston This May

The Eat End’s Cinco de Mayo festivity features so many fun-filled family activities Houston, where you can enjoy music, art, food, and much more. Immerse fully in the rocking performances given by various Chicano & Mexican artists performing along the Esplanade at Navigation.


2500-2800 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003, United States.

Margarita Festival

Things to Do in and Near Houston This May

One of the fun things to do in Houston is to head over to Water Works Park to attend an annual festival offering flavorful margaritas, hosting the greatest margarita competition while live music is being played in the background, and you can try out their amazing appetizers as well. Children will enjoy the entertaining activities and events happening at Plaza de los Ninos and car lovers will love the Show & Shine section.

To indulge in the Tex-Mex cuisine, visit El Tiempo or the Original Ninga’s on Navigation.


105-B Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007, United States.

Panel Discussion: Ruth Asawa, Art & Life

Things to Do in and Near Houston This May

It's a fantastic event for art lovers interested in the biographies of Marilyn Chas and Addie Lanier, the daughter of an artist. The event will feature art talks and a wholesome panel discussion about Asawa's relationship between life and art.


1412 W Main St, Houston, TX 77006, United States

Mother’s Day Serenade

Things to Do in and Near Houston This May

Treat your mother to a lovely Mother’s Day concert, book a ticket, and head to the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. It’s a great way to honor the love and dedication of Mothers. The Houston Latin American Philharmonic Orchestra organizes this yearly serenade to advance and promote Latin American music.


615 Louisiana St #102, Houston, TX 77002, United States.

Driving Miss Daisy

Things to Do in and Near Houston This May

It's a comedy-drama set in 1948 Georgia, focusing on the elderly Jewish woman Daisy Werthan. After a car accident, her son hires a considerate and amiable Black man as her driver, but Daisy initially resists. After 25 years of fascinating exchanges, Miss Daisy gradually opens up. The show highlights the anti-Semitism and racism that permeate their daily lives.

17 April- 12 May 2024.

A.D. Players at the George Theater 5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

Big as Texas Music Festival

Things to Do in and Near Houston This May

It is a one-of-a-kind festival where the hottest country musicians will be performing at the Montgomery County Fair Grounds this year, all thanks to the brand new Big as Texas Music Fest which promises to be quite exciting, with many stages hosting dazzling performances by famous singers with big names like Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Dwight Yoakum along with some fun activities like hat making, pig races and chainsaw wood cutting.

20-12 May 2024

9333 Airport Rd, Conroe, TX 77303, United States.

Madame Butterfly at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Things to Do in and Near Houston This May

Enjoy a beautiful evening at Miller Outdoor Theater which is one of the most well-known places to go in Houston, known for its free shows and sloping lawn, not to miss out on their Grand Opera’s Madame Butterfly, which is hosted in May.

17-18 May 2024

6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, United States.


Comicpalooza returns on Memorial Day weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Visitors can anticipate a bustling exhibition floor with vendors from all over the world. This geeky entertainment event promises an unforgettable experience.

24-26 May 2024

1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010, United States.

Memorial Day Fireworks

Things to Do in and Near Houston This May

Summer calls for celebratory fireworks on Memorial Day, as the Woodlands honors the military service personnel, men and women who sacrificed their lives while defending their nation. It is hosted at Town Green Park, with live music concerts, family-friendly Houston activities, entertainment, and much more.

The evening wraps up with a spectacular fireworks show set to a patriotic soundtrack.


2099 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380, United States.

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