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Pearl Announces the Latest May Happenings: Cinco de Mayo festivities included!

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The May fiesta has officially begun! If you haven’t already ventured out to the Pearl this week, clear your calendar and schedule some time to visit. Pearl announced various happenings throughout the month of May. Kick off the summer with weekly workouts in Pearl Park, dancing the night away at SoundCream, and celebrating Cinco de Mayo with music, food and more. All events are free and open to the public.

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Fitness in Pearl Park at 5:30 p.m. Pearl hosts a free Fitness in Pearl Park every Tuesday (May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29) at 5:30 p.m. in May with crossfit classes from MBS Fitness. After class, enjoy specials in the Bottling Department from The Good Kind and the Bar. Sign up is not required for this event.

First Thursday Night Market from 4 to 8 p.m. Over 20 Pearl Farmers market vendors will set up shop on Pearl Parkway offering their latest products and handmade goods. Enjoy live music by Los Djangoleros while stocking up on goods from local vendors.

Saturday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo at Pearl from 4 to 7 p.m. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Pearl will have a celebration at Pearl Park. Patrons will enjoy live music by El Tallercito de Son and specials at The Bottling Department such as corn in a cup from The Good Kind. The Bar at the Bottling Department will also feature no upcharge for Micheladas featuring Tejas beer, as well as feature $6 agave wine “Margaritas.”

Monday, May 7: All-Day Happy Hour at Bottling Department Enjoy specials from the food hall vendors throughout the entire day. From 5 to 9 p.m., food hall guests can also enjoy live music and board games. Happy hour at the Bottling Department will take place every Monday in May (May 7, 14, 21, and 28).

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Sunday, May 13: Mother’s Day at Pearl Mother’s Day at Pearl is jam packed with family-friendly activities and brunches worthy of spoiling your mom. The Bottling Department will be giving away free Vintage Bouquet Bar flowers to all moms that walk in that day and will have a mom mimosa special at the bar. Bakery Lorraine will have dark chocolate zinfandel macaroons, and The Granary ‘Cue and Brew will have a first ever pop-up brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring buttermilk French toast and more (Granary is not normally open on Sundays, giving guests an exclusive chance to try their brunch for the first time). Retailers at the Pearl will also be open during normal business hours for guests to buy the perfect Mother’s Day present. The Farmers Market will also be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as usual that day.

Starting Wednesday, May 2: SoundCream returns to the Pearl from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Soundcream Sunset Sessions will be returning to Pearl Park for the 2018 summer season. DJ sets are every Wednesday this Summer.

May DJs include:

  • May 2– DJ Novasoul
  • May 9– DJ Plata
  • May 16– JJ Lopez
  • May 23– DJ Nandez
  • May 30– Benjamin Boogie

More to come for June through October SoundCream Sunset Sessions DJs.

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Starting Saturday, May 19 through June 3: Elena Gallego’s Rare Books Pop-Up Shop at Pearl from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Elena Gallego Rare Books will host a special pop-up at the Pearl featuring antiquarian books, manuscripts, maps, and posters from Texas and Spain. The pop-up will start on May 19and go through June 3. There will be an official opening party on Sunday, May 22, starting at 5 p.m., with cocktails provided by La Merienda Catering. To RSVP for the opening party, please RSVP to mariana@elenagallego.comor 210-789-5824.

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day at Pearl from 12 to 4 p.m. Celebrate Memorial Day at Pearl with a crawfish boil & pig roast by Bud’s Southern Rotisserie. There will be live music by the Gulf Coast Playboys, and more!

It’s officially May, summer is right around the corner and Pearl has packed this must visit destination with the must attend events of the season. So grab your friends for this wonderful opportunity to network and enjoy the beauty that is Pearl. For more information on Pearl, please visit

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