10 Things to do in May

Whether you're treating Mom for Mother's Day or planning your Memorial Day getaway, there's plenty to keep you exploring in Dallas this month.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 By Diana Alvarez


1. Experience the Asian Festival

Grab some friends and head to Fair Park on May 13 for the Home Depot Asian Festival. Enjoy cultural performances, arts and crafts and wellness classes, as well as the children's fair. Grab some bites of specialty Asian cuisine from all over the world, including Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Korea and China, and don't leave without checking out the market place for gifts to take back home. 

Photo Credit: Home Depot Asian Festival

2. Hit the Golf Course

Make plans to attend the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas, a week-long event that's more than just golf running May 15-21. Enjoy the ultimate fan experience at the AT&T FanDome where you can feel like you're out on the course while watching the games in 4K, and bring the little ones along to play in the KidsZone – they'll love the bounce houses and putt-putt course.


3. See the Rangers Play

Baseball season is here! Grab your jersey and sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" all the way to Globe Life Park to cheer on the Texas Rangers. Check out a game this month, or make plans to see them later in the season.


4. Enjoy the Circus

Dallas Summer Musicals presents CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus, a circus show unlike anything you've seen. You'll be in awe of the contortionists, acrobats, puppetry and so many more elements that are sure to captivate a crowd of any age. This exhilarating show kicks off May 23 and runs through June 4 at Music Hall at Fair Park.

Photo Credit: Circus 1903

5. Check out a Concert

Dallas has a great line up of artists coming to town this month, so get your tickets if you haven't already. The American Airlines Center hosts The Weeknd on May 9, and New Kids on the Block on May 23. John Legend takes the stage May 22 at the Verizon Theatre, and U2 will rock out on May 26 at AT&T Stadium.


6. Spring at NorthPark

Head to NorthPark Center for the first ever "Spring at the Park Home and Garden Show," going on the entire month of May. See the mall transform with botanical landscapes, floral fashions, plant pop-ups, garden parties and more! There will also be special fashion exhibits, art on display and concerts.


7. Bluebonnet Tours at the Bush Center

See the Texas state flower in abundance with bluebonnet tours at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Every Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. the center offers free guided tours on a one-mile walking trail. Make a day out of it by exploring the museum in full after your tour.

Photo Credit: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

8. Kayak on the Trinity River

Plan your next outdoor adventure with a kayaking (or canoe) trip at the Trinity River Audubon Center every Saturday this month. Enjoy a two-hour trip on the water with professional guides who will teach you about the history of the river and the Great Trinity Forest. All equipment will be provided, just register online and you're all set.


9. Explore something new at the Nasher

The Nasher Sculpture Center, located in the Dallas Arts District, will feature large-scale glass sculptures as part of their summer show. Roni Horn's exhibit is the first American museum exhibit of the artists' cast glass sculptures and will feature eight cylindrical pieces varying in color. The gallery opens May 20!


10. Safari Nights at the Dallas Zoo

Starting May 6, the Dallas Zoo will start their summer concert series – Safari Nights for 11 consecutive Saturdays until July 15. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, and enjoy live music and interactive wildlife shows. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase on site.

Photo Credit: The Dallas Zoo


Header Photo: Credit AT&T Byron Nelson 

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