Looking for ways to get moving, be social, and explore Austin with other like-minded people 50+? Look no further! Here are fun, active, and social events happening around Austin in May 2022.
Keep Austin Active Reoccurring Events
[FREE] Tuesdays at 9:30 AM: Great Hills Neighborhood Trail Hike
[FREE] Thursdays at 9:30 AM: Brushy Creek Hike
[FREE] Fridays at 4:00 PM: Walnut Creek Metro Park Hike
[FREE] Sundays at 11:00 AM: Violet Crown Trail Hike at LBJ Wildflower Center
*To see all these Keep Austin Active Facebook group events and more (as well as RSVP), follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/keepaustinactive/events/
Natural Fit Therapy Events
Tuesday, May 24th 5-7PM – Happy Hour + Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop (FREE)
Come mingle with Keep Austin Active friends at the Natural Fit Therapy clinic in NW Austin, followed by an informational workshop teaching effective treatment strategies for back pain and sciatica. Come for one or both events. Adult beverages and appetizers provided. Registration required to attend the workshop and is limited to 15 attendees.
Hosted at Natural Fit Therapy’s clinic in NW Austin – 13740 Research Blvd – Suite U1, Austin, TX 78750
Register for the workshop at https://naturalfittherapy.lpages.co/back-pain-and-sciatica-workshop-registration/ or call 512-730-0231
Austin & Surrounding Areas Community Events
All Month Long – Strawberry Picking at Sweet Berry Farm (FREE)
Visit the strawberry patch! No admission or parking fee, simply pay for the fruit you pick or the activities you wish to participate in. The closer you can get to ‘opening’ hour – the fewer the folks and the largest supply of ripe berries. Thursday is the best day of the week to come (we are closed Wednesday). GPS can have trouble finding the farm, so make sure you follow their directions.
1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls, Texas 78654
For more details, visit: https://sweetberryfarm.com/spring.html
All Month Long – Tuesday Twilights 5 – 8 PM at Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center ($15; $10 for 65+)
Spring happy hours featuring live music, food trucks, artists and — of course! — wildflowers. Entry is included with admission, which is always free for members.
4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, Texas 78739
For more details and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.wildflower.org/events/category/tuesday-twilights/list
All Month Long – Daily Virtual Fitness Classes from Stronger Austin (FREE)
Stronger Austin has a full slate of free virtual classes all week long, from cardio & strength to Zumba, so you can always fit some fitness in your schedule.
For more details and to register, visit: https://strongeraustin.org/
All Month Long – Tuesday Bike Night at Circuit of the Americas ($10 Adult registration)
Clip in and navigate The Circuit at Bike Night. The weekly event lets riders cruise COTA’s famed stars and stripes in a stress-free environment without the worry of city traffic while offering fantastic sunset views of COTA’s signature Observation Deck and Austin skyline. After the ride concludes, cyclists can replenish and recharge with an ice-cold drink, mouth-watering refreshments and great conversations and camaraderie with fellow riders.
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617
To register for a ride and see weekly themes, visit: http://circuitoftheamericas.com/bike
All Month Long – Wednesday Outdoor Stay Strong Fitness Workout with Aging is Cool (FREE)
Your favorite Aging is Cool instructor, Damien Temperley, is back with weekly live classes at the beautiful Waterloo Greenway. Get your body moving in a gorgeous outdoor setting. Standing and seated options available. Grab a coffee from the nearby food trucks after the session and spend some time with old or new friends. Free parking available in Capital Visitors Parking garage; metered parking also available on the street.
Waterloo Greenway – 500 E 12th St, Austin, Texas
For registration details, visit: https://www.amightygoodtime.com/event/ZJs7R8zRTRlM1p4oCFOW/27527940
Sunday, May 1st 12-5PM – Yellow Bike Project 25th Birthday Celebration (FREE)
For 25 years the Yellow Bike Project has served the Austin community as a bicycle recycling facility, providing free or affordable refurbished bikes and an educational space. Come eat cake, take a bike ride, and see the Bike Zoo with a bike-butterfly and bike-owl. See the website for complete program.
1216 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78721
Friday, May 6th – ATX Paddle to Remember for Alzheimers ($30 general admission)
Bring yourself, group or team to paddle Lady Bird Lake to benefit Alzheimer’s research and caregiver support. Registration by May 5 gets an all day kayak or SUP rental at Rowing Dock, and an optional lake tour. There will be music, nature, and paddling downtown. Every registration gets entered into a raffle for prizes from our sponsors like Yeti, REI, Amy’s and Fresas. Registration link below. Hours are 9am to 7pm and most activity will be 3pm to 7pm.
Rowing Dock: 2418 Stratford Drive, Austin, TX 78746
Saturday, May 7th – Leander Kite Festival (FREE)
Join Leander Parks & Recreation every spring for the city’s annual Kite Festival at Devine Lake Park. Activities include kite events, food and craft vendors, and lots of high-flying fun!
1807 Waterfall, Leander , TX 78641
Saturday May 7th – Sunday May 8th – 47th Annual Pecan Street Festival (FREE)
One of the largest, and longest-running, arts/crafts and music festivals in the nation celebrates its 47th year! The association donates its proceeds towards the preservation of historic 6th Street (previously named Pecan Street) located in Downtown Austin.
501 Old Pecan St, Austin, TX 78701
Saturday, May 21st 7-9PM – Family Dance Glow Crazy! ($10-15 admission)
Join us for a family dance at the Cedar Park Recreation Center. The theme is “Glow Crazy!” The dance will be held in the gymnasium. There will be music, dancing, photos ops, black light decorations, and more!
Visit: www.cedarparktexas.gov/familydance to register
Saturday, May 27th at 7:30PM – Music in the Park featuring American Dreamer (FREE)
Music In The Park is an annual outdoor concert series that showcases a variety of live bands on select Friday nights May to September. There’s no admission charge, so bring lawn chairs, pfurry friends, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music, entertainment and relaxation. Alcohol is allowed, but please do not bring glass containers.
515 City Park Rd, Pflugerville, TX