May is the beginning of summer, and summer is our favorite season in Arlington! There's much fun to be had this month, and as a plus, we're almost done with school! Take a look at the fun things happening this May and make your plans now for a great start to your summer.
Hurricane Harbor Opening Weekend
Saturday, May 7 | Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Three million gallons of cool water are calling your name! It may not be super-hot yet, but we’re in Texas man, it’s high time to make a splash in our favorite water park. With slides like the Wahoo Racer, Typhoon Twister, Tsunami Surge, plus the wave pool and Lazy River, there’s something for everyone in your family. Plus, you may even learn how to surf. Cowabunga! Catch our exclusive Hurricane Harbor vacation packages here.
The NEW East Main St. Arts Festival is coming
Saturday, May 7 | Division Brewing
36 artists, 33 vendors and 23 bands will be at Division Brewery (601 E. Main St.) for activities including 69 local and emerging artists and vendor tents. Art lovers and collectors are encouraged to stop by! Brought to us by local hero at Arlington Proud, the lineup of local performers was put together by ArlingtoN NightS, which will include award-winning act the Sam Houston Mariachi Band at 3 pm. There will be plenty of kids activities and Arlington Animal Services will be adopting animals from noon to 3 pm. A full menu from nearby Maverick’s Grill, which has handmade brisket tacos on the bill – sign us up! — plus, a nice lineup of beer from local brew geniuses Division Brewery will be on tap. Plus, the guest emcee will be our friend Bryan Weatherford from Alley Cats! For more information please visit the Arlington, Texas – Proud to Call it Home Facebook Page.
BEYONCE IS COMING. I REPEAT. BEYONCE IS COMING.
Monday, May 9 | AT&T Stadium
Not only is Bey one of the greatest living entertainers left on the planet, with unmatched singing and dancing abilities (usually displayed flawlessly at the same time), her new album, Lemonade, has been making waves since it came out two weeks ago. Come sing along to “Formation” or her recently-covered-by-the-Dixie-Chicks country banger “Daddy Lessons.” Even the late great Prince was a fan: http://www.ew.com/article/2015/09/15/prince-10-favorite-artists
Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Friday-Sunday, May 13-15 | Maverick Stadium at UTA
The skirl of the Pipes, the cheers of encouragement for the Athletic events, and the swirling of the Highland Dancers reminds all Scots of their rich and glorious heritage.The 30th annual Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games celebrates three-decades with the finest in Scottish music, food, athletics and vendors that offer the best and most varied assortment of Scottish wares and crafts available. Come to UTA to experience a wee bit of Scotland May 13-15. For more information please click here.
May 21 – August 21 | Arlington Museum of Art
Virtually unknown photographer Vivian Maier took close to 200,000 photographs while she worked for over 40 years as a nanny primarily on Chicago’s North Shore. Born in New York City, Maier’s hauntingly beautiful images of street life in the City, Chicago, and Los Angeles weren’t discovered until the contents of an abandoned storage unit packed with hundreds of thousands of negatives, hundreds of rolls of film, some printed work and audio recordings were auctioned off. It was then that her talent came to light and told the story of a true creative genius whose life remains shrouded in mystery to this day. Join us for a celebration of life through the lens of Vivian Maier. Visit ArlingtonMuseum.org for more information about this exhibit.
Art on the Greene
Friday-Sunday, May 20-22 | Richard Greene Linear Park
Set against the natural beauty of Richard Greene Linear Park and nestled in between the lights and sounds of AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park, this art fair brings in local, regional and national artists to sell and exhibit their artwork in the middle of Arlington’s Entertainment District. Best part, it’s FREE to enter. Plus, there’s live music and delicious food vendors. Visit artonthegreene.com for more information on this event.
Dallas Wings Opening Home Game
Saturday, May 21 | UTA College Park Center
Come join the WNBA team Dallas Wings as they play San Antonio Stars in their home opener! This game will take place at College Park Center (600 S. Center St., Arlington, TX 76019) on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 PM. For more info on the team and roster, visit DallasWings.com.
Levitt Pavilion Opening Weekend
Friday-Monday, May 27-29 | Levitt Pavilion Arlington
Enjoy FREE music under the stars. Did we mention it was FREE?
- May 27—The Polyphonic Spree & Pleasant Grove
- May 28 – Blood, Sweat and Tears & Reagan James
- May 29 – Bowling For Soup & Doug Burr
GOTHAM CITY Expansion Opens at Six Flags Over Texas
Saturday, May 28 | Six Flags Over Texas
GOTHAM CITY at Six Flags Over Texas will be expanding for not one, not two but three new rides: THE RIDDLER Revenge, HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity and CATWOMAN Whip. Get your exclusive Six Flags Over Texas vacation package or your “Everyone Pays Kids Price” tickets now on arlington.org, rides open to the public May 28.
Take a look at this video of THE RIDDLER Revenge being tested: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TexasThrillSeekers/permalink/887386311388607/