“May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.” ~Fennel Hudson
Here are the happenings around The Colony to get your summer started right!
Wade Bowen with Ryder Grimes – Lava Cantina’s Birthday Bash
May 4 marks six years since Lava Cantina opened its doors in The Colony. What better way to celebrate than by listening to Texas Country music staple, Wade Bowen LIVE with special guest Ryder Grimes! Come out for a good time full of great food, cold drinks and real Red Dirt Country music. Buy tickets here.
Your Cinco de Mayo Celebration Destination
If you’re looking for the biggest fiesta around to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, then look no further because The Colony has you covered! Kick off the day at Truck Yard with their Down to Fiesta celebration. Enjoy events like luchador wrestling and little dog races, along with Tex-Mex food trucks and featured drinks all day long. For more entertainment, head on over to the Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Stage & Lawn for live performances by Willie Alvarado Mariachi and Frequenzia. Even when the sun goes down, the fiesta continues at Lava Cantina as Bowling for Soup takes the main stage for one of the biggest parties of the year!
Up, Up & Away! Festival of Flight
We have lift off! Bring the whole family out to Prestwick STEM Academy on May 6 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM for The Up, Up & Away! Festival of Flight. The 8th year of this FREE celebration of all things flight will include activities such as kite flying, music, birding demonstrations, and paper airplane making. There will also be giveaways, rides, food trucks and more!
The Grand-Tucky Derby at the Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Stage & Lawn
“And they’re off!” In honor of the most exciting two minutes in sports, Grandscape is hosting a Grand-Tucky Derby Party. Ladies, don your fanciest headwear and men, grab your bowties as you enjoy live showings of the Kentucky Derby on May 6, from 3:00 – 6:00 PM! There will be Best in Show Awards for Best Derby Hat and Best Dressed Couple, giveaways and prizes from Monogram, as well as snacks and drinks from onsite food vendors.
Country Music City
It’s The Colony’s biggest night in country music. On May 10, some of the biggest names and rising stars of the genre are coming to town! At 2:30 PM, catch country’s newest up and comers at the Opry NextStage Live event at Lava Cantina featuring artists like Ashley Cooke, ERNEST and more. Then at 7:00 PM, Morgan Wallen and friends will perform Live at Topgolf for the ACM Lifting Lives concert.
World’s Largest Super Soaker Battle
Get ready to get soaked! The 2nd Annual World’s Largest Super Soaker Battle is coming back to Grandscape on May 13! Join thousands of others in raising awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness at HealAnxiety.org. There will be several vender booths, live DJ, concert and more. BYOB (Bring Your Own Blaster) and take part in this one-of-a-kind event while raising awareness for a good cause.
MOMS ROCK – Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch at Lava Cantina
Honor the biggest rock stars ever, our moms! Celebrate Mother’s Day (May 15 – set a reminder!) with an amazing brunch at Lava Cantina with an incredible buffet and LIVE Jazz Band! Shower your mother with all the love and affection that a full buffet can provide while jamming to live jazz performances. Click here to reserve your spot!
NFM Summer Kick Off
Get your summer started right at the NFM Summer Kick Off on May 20 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM! Enjoy a family friendly carnival with obstacle courses, games, food trucks and prizes. Also, catch TV foodie Adam Richman as he does a live cooking demonstration and meet and greets. Samsung will also demonstrate their outdoor TVs, sound bars and feature their Freestyle Projector. Don’t forget to enter the raffle to win a Magnum Pathfinder 500W Bike!
Luau at Grandscape
Aloha! Take a daycation to Grandscape for their very first Luau on May 20 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. This FREE event invites guests to enjoy entertainment such as fire dances and other traditional Hawaiian performances, Hawaiian food, drinks and market vendors.
Unwound – Tribute to George Strait with Barefoot Nation – Kenny Chesney Tribute at Lava Cantina
Nothing says Texas summer like cowboy boots and sandy beaches. Unwound – A Tribute to George Strait is taking the main stage at Lava Cantina on Friday, May 26 starting at 8:00 PM, with special guest Barefoot Nation – A Kenny Chesney Tribute! Get your tickets here.
Memorial Day at Grandscape
Celebrate Memorial Day at the Honor and Remembrance Ceremony presented by the American Legion Holley-Riddle Post 21 at the Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Stage & Lawn. On May 29 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, join in commemorating and remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
- Grab a slice and win the prize at Heritage Pizza’s Trivia Night. Select draft beers start at $4 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
- Bring your friends, listen to some great music and enjoy all the drinks and food at Twisted Bar and Grill for Mad Love Mondays, a LGBTQ+ night out produced by DJ Shane Allen.
- Sing your heart out at Karaoke Night at Saintsbury Tavern, hosted by DJ Mr. Jones, aka GetnDaZone!
- Enjoy a Date Night Special at Seven Doors Kitchen & Cocktails with a three-course dinner for two for $39.95.
- Galaxy Theatres Rewards Members get $6.75 tickets on Ticket Tuesdays! Not a member? Click here to sign up.
- Get a glass or bottle of your favorite wine at Seven Doors Kitchen & Cocktails on Wine Down Wednesdays, where all wine is 50% off.
- For those who know it all, swing by Drunken Donkey for Team Trivia from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.
- Enjoy great eats, drinks and doggie treats with live music at LIVE MUSIC Wednesdays at The LOCAL every other week from 7:00PM – 11:00 PM!
- Enjoy dinner and a live performance from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM during Thursday Night Live at Seven Doors Kitchen and Cocktails.
- Shazam meets bingo at The LOCAL with Music Bingo from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
- Rack ‘em and break ‘em all you want with free pool at Shakertins from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
- Celebrate the end of the work week at Andretti’s Indoor Karting & Games with Rush Hour Bowling from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
- Come to The Shacks at Austin Ranch for Live Music from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.
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