MAY TRAVEL/MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ESCAPES
A Multitude of Destinations Await as the Temperatures Start Rising
MAY 23-26: Hot Luck Festival
It wouldn't be right to kick off the grilling season without an all-you-can-eat festival, and the state capital has just the treat in hand. Mellow out to the music, sample foods from all the best restaurateurs in Texas, and get a nice base tan while enjoying the “Keep Austin Weird” vibe.
Various Locations in the 511, www.hotluckfest.com
MAY 23-27: Memorial Day Weekend Party on the Sea, Part II
Get on board the Carnival Dream with this second annual cruise as crew members set the sails high for a wet and wild adventure. The weekend departs from Galveston and stops in Cozumel along the way. While at sea, take part in on-board entertainment, dance classes, karaoke, mini golf, the casino, bingo, a comedy club and dive-in movies on the oversized screen.
Port of Galveston Cruise Terminal I, 2502 Harborside, Galveston, www.galveston.com/cruiseschedule
MAY 24-27: Memorial Day Artisan Show
More than 50 artists will showcase their jewelry, art and clothing as part of this free annual tradition. The River Walk welcomes more than 13 million visitors annually and is one of the best treasures of Texas' history.
River Walk Extension, 849 East Commerce, San Antonio, www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events/memorial-day-artisan-show
MAY 25-26: Neon Desert Music Festival 2019
With headliners like Wiz Khalifa, Miguel, and Dashboard Confessional, need we say more? Also pay attention to big name Latin performers Kali Uchis and Don Omar at this year’s fest.
300 North Kansas, El Paso, www.neondesertmusicfestival.com
MAY 26: Memorial Day Music Fest 2019
Klyde Warren Park will host its first-ever music festival with performances across multiple stages throughout the day and into the night, ranging from rock, jazz, country and classical. Visit vendor booths, a family game zone, and those oh-so delicious food trucks Big-D is known for.
Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, 214-716-4500, www.klydewarrenpark.org/Things-To-Do/events/memorial-day-music-fest.html
May 27: A Tribute to Heroes and Freedom
Join the Energy Corridor of Houston Orchestra for this musical celebration as the band plays popular hits and favorites for the crowd in celebration of our bravest heroes who have committed their lives to our country. No need to worry about rain or sun, as attendees will be seated under a tent. Kids are welcome to attend this free event.
Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway, www.echorchestra.org
23rd Annual Rockport Wine Festival, Texas Maritime Museum, Rockport, www.texasmaritimemuseum.org
Crider’s Rodeo & Dancehall Opening Night, 2310 Highway 39, Hunt, 830-238-4441, cridersrandd.com
Conservation Society Antique Barn Sale & Market, 1300 Church Hill Drive, New Braunfels, 830-832-9699, www.newbraunfelsconservation.org
Columbus Country Market, Columbus, 979-732-8385, www.columbusFMtx.org
Audie Murphy Day, The Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum, Greenville, 903-450-4502, www.cottonmuseum.com
S.A.L.T. Club Fishing Tournament, Port Arthur, 409-626-2501, www.saltclub.net
Kerrville Festival of the Arts, Kerrville, 830-895-7962, www.kvartfest.com
Wimberley Open Pro Rodeo, VFW Arena, County Road 162, Wimberley, www.lmrodeo.com
Texas Fallen Heroes Exhibit, Fort Davis, 432-426-3015, www.fortdavis.com
Memorial Memories, Cailloux Theater, 910 Main, Kerrville, 830-896-9393, www.caillouxtheater.com
Memorial Day Lunch Train, Texas State Railroad Depot, Palestine, 855-632-7729, www.visitpalestine.com/events/2018/memorial-day-brunch-train2
Boerne Concert Band Memorial Day Performance, 100 North Main, Boerne, 830-248-1635, www.visitboerne.org
Concert in the Cave with Axiom String Quartet, 325 Kreutzberg, Boerne, 830-537-4212, www.visitboerne.org
MAY 26-JUNE 1
Texas Junior High Rodeo, Gonzales, www.tjhra.net