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What To Do in Dallas in May

Venture to new venues, the latest eateries and the enjoyable outdoors in May.

Grace Baird
Posted on Apr 18, 2022

The month of May is the perfect time to come to Dallas and play. From a multitude of concerts to exciting celebrations like Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Cinco De Mayo, there are many ways to enjoy the month in Dallas. 


Get Your Live Music Fix

Honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Dallas


Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Dallas

  • Head to the Carne Asada Fest on May 29 to enjoy the showcase of food, family, music and 25 + of North Texas' finest Latin food vendors.
  • If you are looking to spend time outside and save some money, check out this guide to free outdoor adventures.
  • If you're visiting with kids, or just love animals, let these 11 photos of the Dallas Zoo inspire you to visit. If you're a parent to older kids, check out this guide to keep them entertained or this guide on where to cool off around town.
  • For happy hour or evening entertainment, channel your competitive side at Electric Shuffle then head over to Adair's Saloon, a local watering hole famous for live country music, dancing and an authentic Texas experience.


Credit: Dallas Symphony
Credit: Dallas Symphony

May the 4th be With You

  • On May 6-8, listen and watch as Constantine Kitsopoulos conducts the spectacular, climactic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga. Watch the complete film unfold as the DSO performs John Williams's legendary score live at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

  • Head to historic Jefferson Boulevard to party at Cinco de Mayo Dallas, an annual event celebrating Hispanic American heritage, with a parade and citywide fiestas. While you're in Oak Cliff, pop into Xamán Cafe for coffee and baked goods or Ayahuasca Cantina to enjoy some authentic Mexican dishes or drinks.
  • Dance it out at Beto and Son's salsa nights every Thursday, and make sure to try the famous nitrogen margarita. If you're hunting for authentic tacos, look no further than this list of Dallas' best street tacos. 
  • Before you leave Dallas you must try the Mambo Taxi, a Dallas staple made of swirled margarita and sangria, at the new Mi Cocina on the Park.


Other Can't-Miss Events in May


Find more May events on our website here.