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Things to do in and around San Antonio| May 2023

Get out and explore your city and enjoy all the things to do this May

Lots of delicious food in a glass show case and the theme is all mexican

San Antonio, Texas, continues to impress visitors with its diverse range of attractions and activities, and the month of May is no exception. As the weather warms up, the city blooms with exciting events and experiences for all to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Alamo and take a stroll along the famous River Walk, adorned with vibrant flowers and bustling with energy. May is the perfect time to explore the city's art scene, with art festivals and gallery exhibits showcasing local talent. Indulge your taste buds at food and drink festivals featuring mouthwatering Tex-Mex cuisine and refreshing margaritas. Outdoor enthusiasts can embrace nature by hiking or biking along the scenic trails in the nearby Hill Country. And don't forget the lively Cinco de Mayo celebrations, where you can experience the vibrant colors, music, and flavors of Mexican culture. With so much to offer, San Antonio in May promises endless opportunities for unforgettable adventures. Discover the best of the city and make the most of this vibrant month. Click here for the full article.

Cinco De Mayo

A delicious photo of a margarita with Tahin

Cinco de Mayo is a vibrant celebration of Mexican culture. And if you're in San Antonio, you're in for a treat! This festive holiday offers a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the city's rich heritage and indulge in delicious Mexican cuisine. Start your day by exploring the vibrant Market Square, where you can find traditional crafts, music, and mouthwatering street food. Don't forget to try authentic tacos, tamales, and refreshing margaritas! Join the lively parades and cultural events happening throughout the city, showcasing vibrant costumes, mariachi bands, and folk dances. For a more immersive experience, visit the iconic Alamo and learn about its historical significance. And when the sun sets, head to one of San Antonio's many Mexican restaurants or rooftop bars to enjoy live music and dance the night away. So grab your sombrero, embrace the festive spirit, and celebrate Cinco de Mayo in San Antonio like a true local. Viva la fiesta!

THe McNay

Second Thursday At The McNay:

Looking for a way to spice up your Thursday night? Then come on down to the McNay Art Museum for a dog-friendly night of live music, art activities, drinks, and food. In addition, to live music, there will be food trucks as well as margaritas, wine, and beer for purchase by La Gloria. Up until 9 p.m., admission to the main collection galleries will be free. Lucky for SNIPSA, we get to join in on the fun again, so be sure to stop by our booth for some puppy love. You really don’t want to miss out on all this fun and it is completely FREE with registration, so bring your blankets and lawn chairs and kick back! Second Thursday at the McNay - Click here for more info

Zoo Lala 27th Annual

27th Annual Zoo-La-La! A Taste Of San Antonio, Presented By Higginbotham

Explore your inner wild thing at San Antonio Zoo for their largest one-night-adult-only fundraiser with more than 50 of the area’s premiere restaurants with headliners Tone Loc and Rob Base! Zoo-La-La! A Taste of San Antonio, presented by Higginbotham, is on Thursday, May 11, and provides guests with an all-inclusive evening of delicious food, beer, wine, and entertainment; a VIP experience is also available with exclusive lounges, specialty cocktails, and early event entry. Zoo La-La! A Taste of San Antonio takes place on the zoo’s grounds for a wildly fun adults-only night that only San Antonio Zoo can deliver. Click here for more info

Billy Elliot The Musical Poster

Cinema On Will’s Plaza | Billy Elliot: The Musical

Billy Elliot: The Musical Cinema on Will’s Plaza – FREE EVENT The Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza opens at 7PM. The movie begins at 8 PM

A gifted dancer fights for his dreams of stardom despite pressure from society and his parents.

DIRECTOR: Stephen Daldry

PG | two h 49m

CAST: Elliott Hanna, Ruthie Henshall, Deka Walmsley, Howard Crossley, Ann Emery

Full concessions and bar available. Please bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the movie on our 32-foot LED video wall (Chairs are also available at the venue). No outside food or drinks are allowed on the plaza. No pets allowed on the plaza, please. Click here for more info

Mommy and me Royal Party Poster

Mommy & Me Royal Tea Party

Lady Green and her royal princess friends invite you to a royal tea time on Saturday, May 13 at 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in New Braunfels!

At this enchanted, character dining experience you’ll enjoy a bountiful brunch with tea by Table 306 Catering as well as photos and table interactions with Belle, Sleeping Beauty, the Bayou Princess, Snow Queen, and the Little Mermaid as well as a mother’s day craft, bubble house by Party with a Bounce, and a special stage performance. Upon entering our mom guests will also be honored with a special welcoming gift! Reservations start at $45 per person and include a full meal and activities. Click here for more info

New Braunfels Farmers Market

New Braufels Farmers Market poster

Over 60 vendors including: Farmers, Ranchers & Growers Home & Personal Care Pantry Items Prepared Food & Drinks Pet Care

Every Saturday, Rain or Shine

SoFlo Market

SoFlo Market poster

Come see what everyone is raving about! Amazing artists and makers offering their unique handmade creations, local homegrown products, and special vintage finds!

Saturday, November 12, 2022, is our next market and we can’t wait!

Market hours are from 10 am-4 pm.

SoFlo Market is a family-friendly and pet-friendly event, that features a lively art scene and an alternative shopping experience that includes: handmade and vintage treasures from local artists and vendors, including jewelry, handmade soaps, recycled art, home accessories, skincare, fine art, pottery, and more! Click here for more info

Sing 2 movie poster

Movie In The Park | Tower Of The Americas

Grab a blanket and get all the family together to enjoy a free family-friendly movie under the stars!

This month's feature is: Sing 2

The movie starts at Sunset Food and Drinks are available for purchase. Click here for more info

The XFL Championship

2023 XFL Championship Game

The XFL Championship Game will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, May 13 at 7 p.m. CT. The game features the South Division Champion and North Division Champion and will be broadcast live on ESPN. Tickets for the XFL Championship start at $25 plus applicable fees. Tickets for the 2023 XFL Championship game are now available for purchase at via Ticketmaster.

Buy Tickets here.

A ballerina's Tale movie poster

Black History Film Series – A Ballerina’s Tale

A Ballerina’s Tale is a 2015 documentary film revolving around the career of Misty Copeland,who serves as the narrator of the film as well as its subject. The film premiered on April 19, 2015 at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was released through video on demand on October 13, 2015, prior to opening in a limited release on October 14, 2015, by Sundance Selects.

Did you know San Antonio has a premiere Black owned ballet school? Enjoy a delightful discussion after the film about Blacks in ballet.

ADMISSION IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities Click here for more info

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Go see the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers comes to San Antonio in support of their two new albums, Unlimited Love and Return of the Dream Canteen.


MAY 17, 2023 | 6:30 pm

WHERE Alamodome 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203, USA

TICKET range from


The ReDo at the duseum

ReDo: Prom Night

ReDo, The DoSeum’s popular adults-only event is back! This May 18th, join us for ReDo: Prom Night presented by Shiner Bee, for a night of play for the young at heart. Dust off that old tux or party dress and put on your dancing shoes, because, at ReDo: Prom Night, you’ll be feeling sweet sixteen all over again. We’ll have a classic photo booth to capture moments with your BFF’s, a DJ to play all your favorite hits, lots of yummy treats and drinks from local vendors, fun activities, and of course access to all our interactive exhibits! We’ll even crown a Prom Night King and Queen to the best-dressed couple, so come dressed to impress for a chance to win!

No fake ids or limos are required for this fun night of nostalgia. Click here for more info

Annual Tejano Festival concert

41st Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival

The Tejano Conjunto Festival is the first and longest-running conjunto festival in the country and is internationally recognized as the most influential event for this beloved and popular Texas musical tradition. The highlight of the 41st Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival is the opportunity to hear the very best in conjunto music from all across the many different styles played regionally in Texas.

The line-up for the 41st Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival will feature “Puro Conjunto Pesado: Lo Mejor de Tejas” with three days of the best in conjunto music. On Friday, May 19, the festival kicks off with Joe Zimmerle y su Conjunto, Los Tellez, Javier Solis y los Unikos, Ruben de la Cruz and Ruben Garza, the South Texas Homies, and Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers.

On Saturday, May 20, the festival features Conjunto Cats, Isaac De Los Santos y La Sangre Chicana, Ricky Guzman y Los Tres Ases, Conjunto Baraja de Oro, Los Cucuys de Rodney Rodriguez, Los Fantasmas, Los Monarcas de Pete y Mario Diaz, Lazaro Perez y su Conjunto, Los Garcia Brothers, and Tony Tigre Saenz.

On Sunday, May 21, the Tejano Conjunto Festival closes out with an incredible old-school line-up, made up of Cindy Ramos y su Conjunto, Grupo Azido, the Tejano Boys, Los Badd Boyz Del Valle, Santiago Garza y Naturaleza, Los Conjunto Kingz de Flavio Longoria, Edgar Vasquez y su Conjunto, Eva Ybarra, Los Texmaniacs featuring special guest Flaco Jimenez, and Boni Mauricio y Los Maximos. Click here for more info

The Heart of Texas Concert Flyer

The Heart Of Texas Concert Band Talent Showcase 2023

Alamo City Arts Heart of Texas Concert Band HTxCB Talent Showcase 2023 Sunday, May 21, 2023, 3 PM

Edgewood Theatre of Performing Arts 402 Lance St. San Antonio, Texas 78237

Free admission, no tickets necessary

The band’s regular season concludes in May with HTxCB Talent Showcase 2023, a performance featuring composers, arrangers, soloists, and guest conductors drawn from the membership of the band. As we welcome special guests, Dr. Gary Garner, professor emeritus- at West Texas A&M University, and friends of the members of the band who will be in the spotlight on this occasion, featured will be old favorites and new. Composer (and retired physician) Richard Marple will premiere a fanfare written for the band, and “Legacy of the Valley,” a sparkling tone picture by Smithson Valley band director Mike Childress is another new piece for our audience on this program. Save the date – May 21 for this concert is always one of the most enjoyable of the year. Click here for more info

May Wine & DIne Lebanese Bazaar Flyer

May Wine & Dine: Lebanese Bazaar

This month we’re heading overseas to enjoy some delicious Lebanese creations typically found in Bazaars across the Middle East. Dinner is just $75 per person & includes a four-course meal with wine pairings.

Reservations are required to attend & can be made by calling us at 210-495-2672. Beer pairings are available upon request. Check out the menu here

UTSA Asian Festival Flyer

UTSA Asian Festival

The Asian Festival will return in the Spring

The University of Texas at San Antonio is pleased to announce that San Antonio’s

treasured Asian Festival returns on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The one-day performance, entertainment, and food event will celebrate the diverse Asian diaspora represented

in South Texas and San Antonio.

WHAT: ASIAN FESTIVAL | WHEN: MAY 27, 2023 | 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. | WHERE: UTSA DOWNTOWN CAMPUS | Bill Miller Plaza

501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

ADMISSION: $15.00 – General Admission (age 13+)

$5.00 w/the purchase of a General Admission ticket – Children (12 and under)

Remember the Texas Toy Soldier Show Logo


The Texas Toy Soldier Show 2023 returns MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND to San Antonio at the historic Menger Hotel located just steps from the Alamo. See military miniatures displayed in battle dioramas in plastic and metal. Old and new figures, accessories, books, prints, and antiques will be available for purchase. There will also be living historians to discuss the history and take pictures with. If you like military history this is the show for you! FOR SHOW DETAILS CONTACT DAVY CROCKETT'S CABIN AT 210-757-3463 OR AT INFO@DAVYCROCKETTSCABIN.COM or Click here for more info

Celebrating San Antonio City

If that's not enough things to do, make sure you check out this list of everything that's going on in and around San Antonio during May, Click here

San Antonio is a dynamic and exciting city with something for everyone. Whether you're interested in history, farmer's markets, art, music, or sports, San Antonio has plenty of events and attractions to keep you engaged and entertained. From Cinco De Mayo, Mother's Day, and The Tejano Conjunto Festival to the XFL Championship game, there is always something going on in this lively city.

And don't forget, if you or anyone you know is looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate in San Antonio, we're here to help. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve your real estate goals and making your San Antonio experience unforgettable. So come and enjoy this amazing city and let us help you and anyone you know.

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