April 29th, 2024

Blooming Adventures | May in Dallas

As Dallas begins to flourish in vibrant hues, May beckons with a plethora of activities that embrace the city’s blossoming spirit. From the aromatic gardens to the lively cultural scene, Dallas in May is a captivating tapestry of colors and experiences. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a culture connoisseur, or simply seeking a delightful escape, this guide will unveil the enchanting petals of Dallas, revealing the hidden gems waiting to be discovered in this blooming metropolis.

Adulting Class: Auto Repair

Date and Time: May 2nd, 2024 | 6:30 PM

Price: FREE!

Location: Dallas Central Library | Downtown Historic District

Description: “Real life can be difficult to navigate, so let the library help!” If you want to learn the basics of auto care and maintenance, this class is the perfect opportunity for you. As part of a six week series, this lesson will cover a beginners level of diagnosing basic car malfunctions and how to know when to get your vehicle serviced!

The words adult 101 are on top of a pile of money and a calculator.
A person cutting a piece of meat on a cutting board.

BBQ Class

Date and Time: May 3rd, 2024 | 6:30 PM

Price: $75

Location: The Sheraton Dallas Hotel | Deep Ellum

Description: Want to learn the basics of BBQ or interested in adding to your expert knowledge before the summer? Then you need to check out this course! Learn recipes and techniques for barbequing brisket, ribs, pork, and chicken. Once the lesson is complete, enjoy your new creations at the reception that follows!

Beginners Floral Headdress Workshop

Date and Time: May 4th, 2024 | 10:00 AM

Price: $299

Location: Anja Yamaji Art School | Bishop Arts District

Description: Try your hand at something new with this beginners headdress workshop! The class will teach you everything you need to know about creating a lightweight, fitted, and durable headdress base from scratch as well as how to decorate that base with a variety of different materials. All tools and materials are provided and info sheets and patterns will be available to keep following the course.

A woman is holding a fan with the words beginners headdress workshop.
A giraffe in a zoo enclosure.

Composition in the Field - Photography Workshop

Date and Time: May 4th, 2024 | 11:00 AM

Price: $125

Location: Dallas Zoo | Wynnewood North

Description: Want to brush up on your photography skills? This course will lead you through the zoo, using the animals as the test subject for new photographic techniques. The instructor will walk you through composition techniques and how to more dramatically capture your subject.

The Dallas Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Date and Time: May 4th, 2024 | 8:00 PM

Price: $10

Location: Deep Ellum Art Co. | Deep Ellum

Description: This event is one of the largest pop-up art movements in North America, celebrating 10 years of pancakes and the nation’s leading emerging artists! Admission to this event includes access to view 100+ local artists exhibiting over 750 pieces of work, FREE PANCAKES, live performances from local DJs and Music Producers, live body painting and art, and more!

Dallas djs - dallas djs - dallas djs -.
A crowd of people at a concert at night.

Good Vibes Only "DFW" Block Party

Date and Time: May 4th, 2024 | 3:00 PM

Price: From $25

Location: 1700 Botham Jean Blvd | Central Dallas

Description: Whether you’re a music lover, a foodie, or simply looking for a good time, the Good Vibes Only Block Party is the place to be. This event is an afternoon of live DJs, food from local vendors, and creating memories with your DFW neighbors!

Star Wars - May the 4th Celebration

Date and Time: May 4th, 2024 | 1:00 PM

Price: FREE!

Location: Audelia Road Branch Library | Lake Highlands

Description: “May the 4th be with you! Star Wars is coming to Audelia Road; we have some out-of-this-world crafts and games for the entire family! Not feeling crafty? Sit back and enjoy a Star Wars movie instead!”

Star wars wallpaper star wars wallpaper star wars wallpaper star wars wallpaper star wars wallpaper star wars wallpaper star wars wallpaper star war.
A group of people standing near tents at an outdoor market.

Above Wines EXPO 2024 - Outdoor Wine Festival

Date and Time: May 5th, 2024 | 3:00 PM

Price: From $40.50

Location: Beehive Dallas Backyard | Design District

Description: “Embark on an extraordinary journey through the vineyards of Italy at the Above Wines EXPO – Spring 2024! Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of an Italian Evening, where the joy of community, Spring weather, the richness of regional flavors, and the finest, exclusive Italian wines blend seamlessly in a celebration like no other.” Admission to this event includes unlimited wine tastings, meetings with renowned winemakers directly from Italy, discounts on wine purchases, complimentary Italian-style grilled foods, and a live jazz band!

Craft Lounge

Date and Time: May 5th, 2024 | 1:00 PM

Price: FREE!

Location: Hampton-Illinois Branch Library | Oak Cliff

Description: Hang out with other crafters and enjoy some creative time! Bring your favorite craft to work on or use the provided yarn, crochet hooks, and embroidery tools!

A basket full of sewing supplies and scissors on a table.
Hat and magnifying glass clipart.

Little Detectives Scavenger Hunt

Date and Time: May 6th-11th, 2024 | All Day

Price: FREE!

Location: Skillman Southwestern Branch Library | Northeast Dallas

Description: Take the little ones out for an adventure! “Embark on an exciting scavenger hunt at the library! Each month, explore the nooks and crannies of the library to uncover the hidden pictures! Once you’ve found them all, stop by the information desk for a special prize!”

Printmaking with Plants

Date and Time: May 7th, 2024 | 11:00 AM

Price: FREE (requires pre-registration)

Location: Park Forest Branch Library | Farmers Branch

Description: Create art with the nature around you! This art series will use plants to do printmaking.

A group of drawings hanging on a clothes line.
A group of people sitting on a couch playing video games.

Teen Game Day

Date and Time: May 7th, 2024 | 4:00 PM

Price: FREE!

Location: Vickery Park Branch Library | Vickery Meadow

Description: “Test your mettle on the Sony PlayStation or Nintendo Switch, or kick back and watch along!

Sports, action-adventure, role-playing, first-person shooter, and party games are all available to you. The only limits are time and the consensus of your peers. Titles include TBD.

Games rated E through M.”

Girls Who Code

Date and Time: May 7th, 2024 | 4:30 PM

Price: FREE!

Location: Forest Green Branch Library | Town Creek

Description: “Learn to code and have fun doing it! Meet other girls interested in computer science and work together on larger coding projects.” Bring your own laptop or use the computers provided. This program is appropriate for girls in grades three through twelve.

Girls who code.
The cinema brew night logo with a cup of coffee and a movie clapper.

Cinebrew Night

Date and Time: May 9th, 2024 | 6:00 PM

Price: FREE!

Location: Vickery Park Branch Library | Vickery Meadow

Description: If you love a good cup of tea and great movies, then this event is for you! Enjoy a cup of tea while diving into a film in an intimate setting.

Learn to Make Your Own Fresh Pasta

Date and Time: May 10th, 2024 | 4:00 PM

Price: $65

Location: The Sheraton Dallas Hotel | Deep Ellum

Description: This cooking class is perfect for pasta lovers! The course will teach you techniques and tips for how to make a variety of fresh pastas (including ravioli) by hand! Once the lesson is complete, enjoy your new creations at the reception that follows!

A person putting butter on a pastry dough in front of a fireplace.
Chair yoga with instructor mara black.

Chair Yoga

Date and Time: May 10th, 2024 | 10:30 AM

Price: FREE! (requires pre-registration)

Location: White Rock Hills Branch Library | Eastwood Hills

Description: “Get in touch with every part of yourself, from head to toes.

Chair yoga isn’t only for older adults. It is for anyone that wants to experience transformation with a little more support. Explore healthy breathing and concentration exercises to energize body and mind.”

RnB in the Park

Date and Time: May 11th, 2024 | 2:00 PM

Price: From $20

Location: Dallas City Hall | Central Dallas

Description: Enjoy a day of great food, great music, and great vibes! Attractions at the event include champagne and mimosa bar stations, local vendors, and celebrity and local DJs. This festival is a must for music lovers!

Rnb in the park - dallas.
Two theatre masks on a white background.

Acting Workshop

Date and Time: May 14th, 2024 | 6:00 PM

Price: FREE!

Location: Dallas West Branch Library | West Dallas

Description: “Participants will exercise skills such as listening, reasoning, communication, and physicality in order to heighten their imagination, ability to react and to relate to one and other.

The class will use these skills to explore different styles of Improvisation Games designed to be competitive, cooperative and big fun!!!

During the course of the workshop the actors will form teams to compete against one another in a culminating performance. Participants will gain confidence in interpersonal communication and public speaking, as well as newfound skills and Improv Games that will delight your family and friends!”

BBQ & Whiskey Tasting

Date and Time: May 15th, 2024 | 7:00 PM

Price: From $50

Location: The Whiskey Spot | Uptown

Description: BBQ and whiskey, all in one place! Enjoy live music, craft cocktails, exclusive whiskey tastings, shopping from local vendors, and try a wide variety of different BBQ foods. Foods available for sampling include: wagyu brisket, wagyu smoked sausages, Texas beef brisket, beef ribs, pork belly burnt ends, smoked turkey and chicken, baby back ribs, smoked hill country sausage, pulled pork, chocolate, a wide variety of sides, and more!

A large platter of bbq food on a wooden table.
A cup of coffee on a brown background.

Senior Coffee Club

Date and Time: May 16th, 2024 | 9:00 AM

Price: FREE! (requires pre-registration)

Location: Online

Description: “Taking the time to cultivate and maintain relationships has become more important than ever. Senior Coffee Club meets every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. on Zoom to share stories, jokes, conversation, and maybe even a little trivia or other types of games. Connect with others, make new friends, and have fun!”

Warhammer US Open: Dallas

Date and Time: May 10th, 2024 | 4:00 PM

Price: Free to attend, participating in events starts from $50

Location: Esports Stadium Arlington | Arlington

Description: Interested in gaming? Then this event may be for you! Warhammer 40K is a tabletop miniature wargame, where players assemble and paint miniature models representing their armies. The US Open series is a chance for people who play the game to meet and compete with others in their area and view exhibits from the game. Even if you don’t play the game currently, it’s worth checking out and potentially falling in love with a new hobby!

Us open 2024 dallas texas.
Margarita festival in texas.

Dallas Margarita Festival

Date and Time: May 18th, 2024 | 12:00 PM

Price: From $20

Location: Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ | Uptown

Description: Grab your squad and head to this festival to sample some of the best margaritas in Texas! Attendees will sample 10 different margaritas and then cast their vote for their favorite, The restaurant with the most votes will be crowned “Best margarita in Texas”! Attendance includes: live music, street foods and food trucks, margarita samples, frozen drinks, a beer garden, a 50 ft Ferris Wheel, and a chance to win a trip to Mexico!

Stuffed Animal Hospital

Date and Time: May 18th, 2024 | 10:30 AM

Price: FREE!

Location: Audelia Road Branch Library | Lake Highlands

Description: “Do you have a well-loved stuffed animal that needs a bit of repair? If so, bring your furry or not-so-furry friend to [the] walk-in clinic staffed with volunteer ESTs (Emergency Stuffing Technicians) so they can try and mend your stuffed animals for you. [The] Volunteers are all community members and will provide the best care possible!”

A teddy bear with a stethoscope on a blue background.
Dallas career fair 2019.

Dallas Career Fair

Date and Time: May 23rd, 2024 | 11:00 AM

Price: FREE!

Location: Doubletree Hotel | Uptown

Description: Looking for a job or just interested in networking? The Dallas career fair is the perfect opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters and hiring managers, explore job opportunities, lean about different companies, and network!

Lego Challenge

Date and Time: May 23rd, 2024 | 4:00 PM

Price: FREE!

Location: Preston Royal Branch Library | Preston Hollow

Description: If you have a kid who loves Lego, then this afterschool activity is perfect for you! Each session is themed and begins with an introductory story before letting attendees play and get creative while watching a Lego movie!

Lego challenge every 4th thursday.
A poster for silent disco.

Silent Disco at Klyde Warren Park

Date and Time: May 24th, 2024 | 8:00 PM

Price: From $25

Location: Klyde Warren Park | Central Dallas

Description: If you love music, dancing, and spending time under the stars, then this all-ages silent disco is perfect for you! Enjoy music from a local DJ or your own playlist on your personal headset, a 360 photo booth, a C4 Energy Drink, and a free ‘Mambo Taxi’ drink from Mi Cocina!

New Parent Meet-Up hosted by the Dallas Parent Collaborative

Date and Time: May 30th, 2024 | 1:30 PM

Price: FREE! (Requires pre-registration)

Location: White Rock Hills Branch Library | Eastwood Hills

Description: Looking for a chance to connect with other new parents and share your experience? Then this event is perfect for you! Come as you are (PJs are okay!), sit with other new parents and build a community while sharing parenting resources.

A man and woman holding a baby in their hands.

Disclaimer: The events and activities discussed in this blog are presented for informational purposes only. UnionMain Homes explicitly disclaims any association or affiliation with the events described herein. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official stance of UnionMain. Any references to individuals, organizations, or events are made without endorsement or sponsorship from UnionMain Homes. UnionMain is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information presented in connection with the mentioned events.