Nunsense at the Fountain Hills Theater.

Nunsense at the Fountain Hills Theater.

 

THURSDAY 5/5

Spring Concerts in the Park

6:30-8:30 p.m. at Gilbert Regional Park, 3005 E. Queen Creek Road. Spend your Cinco listening to some tunes in the park. Guests can bring a blanket or lawn chair and listen to the sounds of Soulitify playing R&B, pop, Latin, classic rock and country hits. There will also be a line-up of food trucks if you need a snack after dancing! This event is free and family-friendly. 

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FRIDAY 5/6

American Farmer

10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Chandler Museum, 300 S. Chandler Village Dr. In May, guests can head to the Chandler Museum and view the latest exhibit: American Farmer, which features 45 iconic portraits showing the geographic and cultural diversity of farmers past and present. The portfolio, from photographer Paul Mobley, is supplemented by anecdotes and memories in the farmers’ own words. Admission is free. 

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SATURDAY 5/7

A.M. Adventures

9 a.m. at Taliesin West, 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale. A.M. Adventures are geared toward kids ages 8 and up. This month’s class is called Windmill, Windmill and showcases Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous windmill in Wisconsin, named Romeo and Juliet. Students will learn what makes the wind blow and why windmills exist, then create their own functioning windmill and put it to the test. Classes are $20 per person. 

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration

11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Tlaquepaque Arts and Shopping Village, 336 State Route 179, Sedona. Guests can immerse themselves in a colorful fiesta saluting a rich heritage at Tlaquepaque. There will be live music, savory dishes, and authentic dances of Mexico at this year’s event. Admission is free, and this event is for all ages. 

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Cards, Kicks and Collectibles

11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Bell Bank Park, 1 Legacy Dr., Mesa. The first annual Cards, Kicks and Collectibles Show is a gathering of collectors, dealers and attendees interested in collecting trading cards, sneakers and other related memorabilia. Local and out-of-state vendors will be on-site ready to buy, sell and trade. There will also be contests, giveaways and a food court if you get the munchies. Tickets are $10 per person. 

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SATURDAY 5/14

Uncorked Wine Festival

11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Verde Canyon Railroad, 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale. The inaugural Uncorked Wine Festival at the Verde Canyon Railroad is here! Guests can enjoy a selection of wines before heading on an adventure through the red rock Verde Canyon. This event will be held the entire month, with daily wine tastings at the depot – tickets can be purchased along with the train ride and lunch for $130-$140 per person. 

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FRIDAY 5/20

Stars on Ice

7:30 p.m. at the Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale. The Stars on Ice show puts fans front and center to see the best of the U.S. Figure Skating team from the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. The showcase includes the top medal competitors, including reigning World and U.S. National Champion Nathan Chen, U.S. Champions Alysa Liu, Jason Brown and Madison Chock and Evan Bates, Vincent Zhou and Mirai Nagasu. If ice skating is your jam, you might not want to miss this. Tickets start at $25. 

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SATURDAY 5/21

Nunsense

7:30 p.m. at the Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. This show is billed as “so funny it should be sinful.” Five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery stage a variety show to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried. Guests will find laughter, tears and music – all in one! Tickets are $35 for adults and $18 for youth. 

fhtaz.org

Mariachi Festival

9 a.m. at Patagonia Lake State Park, 400 Patagonia Lake Road, Nogales. May is the perfect time for a camping trip – why not mix it with a little music? The 2022 Mariachi Festival will boast local food, wine, beer, live music and activities that the whole family can enjoy. Tickets are $20 per family of four, and camping reservations can be made on the website. 

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SATURDAY 5/28

Sky Islands Summit Challenge

5 a.m. at the Huachuca Mountain range in Sierra Vista. Okay, it starts early, but you’ll feel amazing at the end! This adventure challenges attendees to climb Pat Scott, Carr and Miller Peaks – an elevation of over 5,000 feet – to get to the top. Afterward, climb down and head to the Wine, Beer, & Spirits Festival with your swag bag. Registration is limited to 250 hikers and is $100 per person. 

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Wine, Beer and Spirit Festival

12 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. Even if you don’t participate in the Summit Challenge, you can still enjoy a beverage. Attendees will find wine, beer and spirit samples, plus music performances on two stages. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. There will also be a pop-up art gallery, courtesy of the Huachuca Art Association, with artwork available for purchase. Tickets are $25. 

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Off Street Festival

9 a.m. at thePrescott Chamber of Commerce, 117 W. Goodwin St. Spend Memorial weekend shopping local. This event will feature over 75 arts and crafts, local and statewide vendors, and food and drink vendors held in historic downtown Prescott. This festival is free for all ages. 

prescott.org