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 1: (through May 12) Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical @ ZACH Theatre
May 2: Cinco de Mayo Community Fiesta @ Metz Rec Center
May 3: Movies in the Park: The Road to El Dorado @ Dick Nichols Park
May 3: Aquaman Outdoor Screening @ Community First Cinema
May 3: KUTX Rock the Park @ Mueller Lake Park

May 4: Violet Crown Spring Festival @ Brentwood Elementary
May 4: Pioneer Days @ Old Settler’s Park
May 4: Maker Faire Austin @ Palmer Events Center
May 4 & 5: Pecan Street Festival @ Downtown Austin
May 4 & 5: Pop Cats @ Palmer Events Center

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

May 5: Sunshine Run @ Auditorium Shores
May 5: H-E-B First Sunday @ Bullock Museum
May 5: Simple Machines – Sunday Funday @ Neill-Cochran House
May 5: Wonders & Worries Urban Scavenger Hunt @ Zilker Lodge
May 7-12: Cats @ Bass Concert Hall
May 8-12: Frozen on Ice @ H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
May 9-26: Shakespeare in the Park @ Zilker Hillside Theatre
May 10: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Outdoor Screening @ Community First Cinema
May 10: Birthday Bash @ Epic Fun
May 10-12: Ballet Austin’s Giselle @ Long Center

May 11: CelebrAsia Austin 2019 @ Asian American Resource Center
May 11: Lemonade Day @ various locations
May 11: Maifest @ Austin Saengerrunde
May 11: Community Grand Opening: Moody Pavilions @ Laguna Gloria
May 11 & 12: Detective Pikachu Family Party @ Alamo Drafthouse
May 11 & 12, 18 & 19: West Austin Studio Tour @ various locations
May 11: Touch-a-Truck @ Camp Mabry

Get up close with BIG trucks at Camp Mabry!

May 12: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Click here for a roundup of Mother’s Day events
May 12: 512 Day @ Dell Diamond
May 12: Mother’s Day Concert @ Texas State Capitol
May 12: Family Day @ Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
May 17: Ratatouille Outdoor Screening @ Community First Cinema
May 17-19: Deutschen Pfest @ Pfluger Park
May 18: Kids Dance Party with DJ Mel @ Historic Scoot Inn
May 18: PBS Kids at the Alamo: The Daniel Tiger Movie @ Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline
May 18: 5 Book Dive: Summer Reading Splash @ AISD Performing Arts Center
May 18: Fairytale Tea Party @ Gus Garcia Rec Center
May 18:
3rd Annual Festival of Good @ Goodnight Ranch
May 19: The Music of David Bowie for Kids @ Mohawk Austin

Have some fun at a daytime dance party with DJ Mel!

May 22: Blues on the Green @ Zilker Park
May 23: Movies in the Park: The Little Mermaid @ Dove Springs Rec Center
May 25: Paramount Summer Classic Film Series: The Wizard of Oz @ Paramount Theatre
May 26: SlimePOP @ Palmer Events Center
May 31: The Secret Life of Pets Outdoor Screening @ Community First Cinema

May 26: Woodland Faerie Trail Opens @ Zilker Botanical Garden

More to Explore this Month:

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