Temperatures are rising, graduates have their caps and gowns. May is here. Call us biased, but summertime 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, there are plenty of ways to pass the time in H-Town. 

East End's Cinco de Mayo Celebration 

May 6, 2023

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. Kids will love the fun activities at Plaza de los Niños while car enthusiasts will appreciate the Show & Shine area. 

Miller Outdoor Theater's 100th Birthday

featuring the Houston Ballet

May 12, 2023

Spend the evening at one of the most iconic venues in Houston, Miller Outdoor Theater. Known for its free performances and rolling hill, Miller Outdoor Theater is a staple in the Museum District. Celebrate its 100th year with the Houston Ballet as they perform George Balanchine’s Jewels, a ballet inspired by Rubies, Emeralds and Diamonds.

The Cure at Toyota Center

May 12, 2023

Experience an unforgettable night of music as one of the most iconic bands of our time takes the stage at Houston's very own Toyota Center. You won't want to miss The Cure's first tour since 2016 with special guest Twilight Sad.

Mother's Day Serenade

May 12, 2023

Celebrate mom this Mother’s Day by getting her tickets to the Mother’s Day Serenade at the Wortham Theatre. Join the Houston Latin American Philharmonic for its annual serenade featuring international star Chucho Avellanet.. 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!

AAPI Amplified

Saturdays in May

Join Houston First Corporation on the first three Saturdays in May as we amplify the voices of the Asian American Pacific Islander community during AAPI Amplified. HFC proudly presents this free cultural celebration and invites everyone to join in as AAPI voices are amplified through traditional and contemporary dance, musical performances and art. The event is free and open to the public.

The Killers at Toyota Center

May 14, 2023

Rock out with one of the hottest bands in the world - The Killers - as they take the stage at Houston's Toyota Center. With electrifying performances and chart-topping hits, this concert is guaranteed to be an unforgettable night of pure rock and roll energy.


May 26 - 28, 2023

Comicpalooza returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) Memorial Day weekend, May 26 to 28, 2023. 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 the curious minds, panels featuring this year’s stellar guests, and other geeky entertainment that will make Comicpalooza weekend one for the books!

Memorial Day Fireworks

May 28, 2023

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.


May 16 - 28, 2023

Spend an evening at the Hobby Center to see the award-winning Broadway musical, RENT! Set in Lower Manhattan's East Village, the story centers around a group of struggling artists. You'll be left feeling you should seize the day after this exciting and emotional show!

Blues and More at Avenida

May 1 - 3, 15 - 17, 21, & 29 - 31, 2023

Visit Downtown for live music as Avenida Houston hosts the Blues & More music series. Spend lunch or happy hour enjoying the sounds of the blues for this free event.

Where to Stay

C. Baldwin Hotel
For a fun and elevated Downtown experience, head to the C. Baldwin Hotel. Planning your summer stay already? The C. Baldwin has a special for you. Enjoy the Spring Escape offer. Save up to 15% off for stays of three nights or more.

The 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 or even enjoy a bit of goat yoga, this place is for you and they have a special to accommodate.