May is here and that means Cinco de Mayo and time to celebrate Mom! There are many great events in and around the Houston metro to share with your mother this Mother’s Day. From a champagne brunch cruise to a buffet at the Houston Aquarium you’re sure to find something to do with mom. Later in the month there are art festivals and comic book conventions. All great reasons to get out of the house and have a little fun.
Here are more family friendly events in Houston during May.
Cinco de Mayo at The Pastry War
When: May 5th, 2015, 4pm – Midnight
Where: 310 Main Street,
Houston, TX 77022
Cinco de Mayo, Mexico’s celebration of the unlikely victory at the Battle of Puebla, has become a somewhat misconstrued and ridiculous American celebration of our neighbors to the South, but why should The Pastry War bar shy away from a good time? They’re going to party! By the way…Puebla is one of Mexico’s most exciting mezcal-producing states. Bobby Heugel, Alba Huerta and general manager Francisco Terrazas will all be behind the bar, serving up cocktails from the brand new cocktail menu launching that day with seven new cocktails.
Happy hour will last all day. In addition to their famous tamales, queso and salsa, guests can nosh on elotes (Mexican street corn) on the stick. The bartenders have been practicing their thumb wrestling skills for weeks, in preparation for the Luchador Thumb Wrestling Competition, which will begin at 7pm. Sign up to participate between 4pm and 6:30pm and get your thumb painted at the bar (or show up with your own design). The winner will walk away with a $200 gift certificate to Hugo’s, in addition to bragging rights.
Mother’s Day at Bayou Bend
When: Sunday, May 10th, 2015, 1-4pm
Where: Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens offers holiday pricing and amenities for Mother’s Day! Relax with a complimentary lemonade at the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center. Listen to live harp music, and check out The Shop at Bayou Bend, where you’ll find bargains on selected Mother’s Day gift items.
No reservations necessary! Admission is free for mothers and grandmothers. Everyone else in the group receives discounted admission: $10 for adults; $5 for ages 10–17; free for ages 9 & younger. Last entry to the house is at 4 p.m.
Mother’s Day Buffet Downtown Aquarium
When: Sunday, May 10th, 2015, 10am – 4pm
Where: Downtown Aquarium
410 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002
Bring Mom to the aquarium for all kinds of fun! Over 40 different buffet items to choose from. Also included is admission to the aquarium, bird show and activities, exhibit feedings and live entertainment!
Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise at Star Fleet Yachts
When: Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Where: Star Fleet Yachts
280 Grove Road
Kemah, TX 77565
Mother’s Day has never been so special. Treat your Mom to a Champagne Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Cruise on Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. Enjoy a leisurely cruise by the Kemah Boardwalk as you gaze upon million dollar yachts and homes. What a perfect Mother’s Day Gift for the whole family. Sit back and relax to live music with endless mimosas, champagne, beer and wine as you cruise in style. This is one Mother’s Day she’ll never forget!
Houston Greek Fest
When: May 14th – 17th, 2015
Where: St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church
1100 Eldridge Parkway
Houston, TX 77077
Join in the fun at the 20th annual Greek Fest! Come celebrate your Greek Heritage with Houston and the surrounding communities. Visitors can enjoy tours of the Church, dance performances, delicious Greek food and beverages, unique Greek art, jewelry and imported gifts. There are plenty of fun family-friendly activities for all ages.
Comicpalooza 2015
When: May 22nd – May 25th, 2015
Where: George R Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Comicpalooza is a four-day sci-fi and fantasy extravaganza in Downtown Houston. Join celebrities and  fellow fans for this ultimate convention. This year the event expands to four days and over 1,000 hours of programming of all types, including panels, Q&As, workshops, games, concerts, sports matches, demonstrations, performances, and many other things. You really can’t miss a day of Comicpalooza!