5 Awesome Arizona Events (May 2018)

May is such a wonderful month – summer is in the air and the world is filled with a ton of fun outdoor activities. There are a ton of things to do in Arizona in May – whether you want to visit butterflies at a botanical garden or try a new restaurant (or three!) or perhaps listen to a little Jazz music. Check out some of our top finds!

33rd Annual Tucson Folk Festival – Tucson, Arizona
May 5th & 6th

One of the countries largest free festivals, taking place in downtown Tucson. Features 120 musical acts including Pokey LaFarge and the Greg & Randal Morton band.

A Sip Of Science – Chandler & Phoenix, AZ
May 6th & 8th

For $15, enjoy light appetizers and conversations with notable researchers and scientists. Topics and locations vary – May 6th will be led by Joshua LaBaer, discussing amazing scientific breakthroughs in cancer research. May 8th will be led by Athena Aktipis, and featuring the unique topic Zombies Are Real: Are Microbes Controlling My Mind?

Spring Butterfly Exhibit, Desert Botanical Gardens – Phoenix, AZ
Through May 13th

Meet hundreds of butterflies at this special spring exhibit – and be sure you don’t miss out on the caterpillar nursery and emergence chamber! See butterflies emerge from their chrysalises in real-time. Exhibit is included with admission to the gardens – $24.95 per adult.

Jazz & Jokes, The Nash – Phoenix, AZ
May 17th


A unique combination to be sure – Jazz musicians and stand up comedians performing together in an improv show.

Arizona Restaurant Week
May 18th-27th

There’s no better time to visit that restaurant you’ve been dying to try than a restaurant week! Prix-fixe dinners for $33 or $44 dollars will be available at a variety of restaurants across the state. See website for list of participants.

None of these events catch your eye? Try our concierge service – we’ll find you the perfect date activity!


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