– Scottsdale Events May 2023 –
The events are not slowing down in May. Here is a collection of events taking place in and around Scottsdale this month.
- 🏞️ Go Tubing on the Salt River – Starts April 29th – It is time for tubing again! Spend your day flowing down the Salt River. This year they are debuting new buses, fast passes and the promise of shorter lines. Be sure to check ahead as there may be closures due to weather or water levels.
- 🎤 Free Concerts at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park – April 30th -June 25th – Looking for some fun on a Sunday night? The Railroad Park concert series is back and the music ranges all over the place. There will be country, R&B, past pop hits and and more. Each concert will also feature different Food Trucks with food for purchase.
- 🦁 Roars and Pours at the Phoenix Zoo – May 4th – Find your inner child at this 21+ and up event at the Phoenix Zoo. Besides checking out the animals, there will be oversized lawn games, food and beverages, a raffle and even a Price is Right themed game.
- 🏠 Maricopa County Home & Garden Show – May 5th – 7th – This year’s show at WestWorld will feature over 1,000 vendor booths, local experts and the latest inspiration and trends. There will be free gardening seminars, make and take crafts, wine tastings, tiny homes tours, and special guest HGTV’s David Bromstad!
- 🏇 Kentucky Derby Events – May 7th – The Derby is back for its 149th run. Several resorts around town are hosting Derby parties. Some events: The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, The Phoenician and Andaz.
- 🪖 A Soldier’s Play – May 16th – 21st – Head over to ASU’s Gammage Theater for this gripping Tony award-winning adaption of Charles Fuller’s work.
- 🍳 Arizona Restaurant Week – May 19th – 28th – Over 100 local restaurants will participate in Arizona Restaurant Week this year. Each location will offer a three-course prix fixe menu and you can sample everything from casual dining to fine dining.
- 🍷 AJ’s The Art of Wine and Tastes of Summer – May 20th – Sample great wines and small bites while supporting the arts at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. There will also be a silent auction and discounts on bulk wine purchases.
- ⚾ Pac-12 Baseball Tournament – May 23rd – 27th – Come watch some exciting college baseball at the Scottsdale Stadium. The event has expanded to nine teams this year and play will be pool play.
- 🖼️ Wonderspaces – Ongoing – This gem of an interactive and immersive art experience is located at Scottsdale Fashion Square. They have a collection of rotating exhibits, so you can often explore something new during each visit. The exhibits can run from thought-provoking to whimsical.
As always, this is a partial list. Please feel free to add any others in the comment section.
Disclaimer: Events, times and dates subject to change.