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Events in Harlingen: May 2023

Updated: Apr 29, 2023

I have decided to write a blog to let you know about events occurring in Harlingen each month. Here's my first compilation of events for May 2023. For more events that I find out about throughout the month, please see my Facebook page.

Viva Streets Cinco de Mayo Festival

Friday, May 5, 2023, 6-10 pm Description: Live music, food trucks, artisan vendors, Harlingen Social Bike Ride, skateboarding, rollerblading, 5K/1-mile fun run, and more Location: Lon C. Hill Park, 1217 Fair Park Blvd. Hosted by City of Harlingen Parks and Recreation

Cinco de Mayo Party

Date/Time: Friday, May 5, 2023, 6 pm to midnight Description: Tortilla toss, chancla toss, jalapeno eating contest, and live music Location: 1811 W. Jefferson Ave. Hosted by The Moon Rock

Market Days

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 9 am to 3 pm Description: Daytime market event, held on the first Saturday of the month Location: Jackson Ave. and Centennial Park Hosted by Downtown Harlingen

Pop-Up Market and Sidewalk Sale

Friday, May 12, 2023, 5-8 pm Description: Live music by Purple Suede and shopping Location: Jackson Ave. and Lozano Plaza Hosted by Downtown Harlingen

Blues on the Hill

Saturday, May 13, 2023, 7-10 pm

Description: Live music by Mark May Band and Davi Jay & The Bourbon Street Experience, food, and beer

Location: McKelvey Park

Hosted by Visit Harlingen

Downtown at Sundown

Saturday, May 19, 2023, 6-10 pm Description: Evening market event, held on the third Saturday of the month Location: Jackson Ave. and Lozano Plaza Hosted by Downtown Harlingen

Harlingen Art Night

Friday, May 26, 2023, 7-10 pm Description: Art appreciation event featuring local artists and musicians, held on the last Friday of the month Location: Downtown Harlingen ("A" Street) Hosted by Harlingen Art Night


About the Author

Lisa has been a blogger for Harlingen since October 2013. Her blog, Explore Harlingen, can be found on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube under the handle: @exploreharlingen.


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