We know your typical To-Do List is filled monotonous parenting tasks — go grocery shopping again, fold laundry for the gazillionth time, drive the kids to dance lessons, etc. But we’ve got your FUN To-Do List right here. Every month, we round up all the best things you can be doing with your kids. Here’s your Austin To-Do List for May!

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May 3 – 27: Shakespeare in the Park @ Zilker Hillside Theatre
May 4: The Greatest Showman Outdoor Screening @ Community First Cinema
May 4 – 6: LEGO Play Ball Weekend @ Dell Diamond
May 5: Violet Crown Spring Festival @ Brentwood Elementary
May 5: Kindnesspalooza @ Hill Country Galleria
May 5: Lemonade Day @ various locations
May 5: Pioneer Day @ Old Settler’s Park
May 5 – 27: Weekend Backyard Bash @ Barton Hill Farms
May 5 & 6: 41st Annual Pecan Street Festival @ Downtown Austin
May 5 & 6: Maker Faire Austin @ Palmer Events Center

So much to see and do at Maker Faire Austin! Photo credit: Nine Francois

May 6: Silicon Labs Sunshine Run @ Auditorium Shores
May 6: H-E-B First Sunday @ Bullock Museum
May 6: Round Rock Express Bark in the Park & H-E-B Kids Day @ Dell Diamond
May 6: Simple Machines – Sunday Funday @ Neill-Cochran House
May 9: Wednesday Night Live: Splash Bash @ Mueller Austin – Aldrich St.
May 10: Free Movies in the Park: Emperor’s New Groove @ Dick Nichol’s Park
May 11: Parents Night Out @ Thinkery
May 11: Round Rock Express Star Wars Night @ Dell Diamond

Take your Star Wars fans to a fun night at the Dell Diamond. Photo credit: The Saber Guild

May 11 – 13: Ballet Austin’s Peter Pan @ Long Center
May 11: Pixar’s UP Outdoor Screening @ Community First Cinema
May 12: Waller Creek Conservancy’s Field Day @ Palm Park
May 12: Touch-a-Truck @ Camp Mabry
May 12: Recycled Robots Workshop @ Laguna Gloria
May 12 & 13: West Austin Studio Tour @ various locations
May 12: Taco Libre @ Republic Square Park
May 12: Diaper Drive @ All Hat Creek locations
May 12: Do512 Day Crawfish Boil @ Moontower Saloon
May 12: Do512 Day Family Party @ Top Notch

May 13: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Click here for a roundup of Mother’s Day events.
May 13: Mother’s Day Concert @ Texas State Capitol
May 13: Family Day @ Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
May 17: Movies in the Park: Coco @ Dove Springs Rec Center
May 18 – 20: Deutschen Pfest @ Pfluger Park
May 18: Rock the Park – Riders Against the Storm @ Mueller Lake Park
May 18: Paddington 2 Outdoor Screening @ Community First Cinema
May 19: 2nd Annual Festival of Good @ Goodnight Ranch
May 19: Maifest @ Austin Saengerrunde
May 19: Summer Reading Splash @ AISD Performing Arts Center
May 23: Blues on the Green @ Zilker Park
May 25: The Incredibles Outdoor Screening @ Community First Cinema
May 26: Woodland Faerie Trail Opens @ Zilker Botanical Garden

Explore the abodes of the faeries and gnomes along the Woodland Faerie Trail.

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As always, check out our Daily Calendar or Events for even more ideas for family fun!