The heat is almost here, so take advantage of the fun this May in Tucson.
UNLIMITED BLUE BELL ICE CREAM! What more can we say, other than it’s a fundraiser for Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome. Foam Parties, Face Painting, Inflatables & Music.
May 4-5, 12pm – 5pm daily at Rillito Park.
Get tickets and details here.
There’s no better place to watch and bet on the first leg of the Triple Crown than at the racetrack. Rillito Park Racetrack hosts the annual Kentucky Derby Party this Saturday. A southern style buffet will be available for purchase and guests can enjoy Mint Juleps and Bloody Marys. And don’t miss out on the hat and necktie contests. Post time is 3:40. Admission is FREE!
It’s a very Tucson Cinco de Mayo at Hotel McCoy with Orkesta Mendoza, Joey Burns of Calexico and Tucson’s favorite touring band, Devotchka! Food trucks + fun too. Outdoor & family friendly.
A botanical Cinco party for FREE. An event filled with the traditions of the Southwest! Enjoy mariachi band performances, agave spirit tastings, and artist displays. Includes food vendors, a local produce farmers market, local makers, games for the kids, and much more. At Tohono Chul, Sunday from 10-2.
Black Renaissance spotlights black creativity in Tucson. Every Saturday in May from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, Hotel McCoy hosts these free events dedicated to the exploration of arts in the black community. This is designed for the community at large to help in the learning of Black Artists and their steady influence on mainstream culture.
May 4th is Hip Hop Night featuring the following artists:
Shot at Old Tucson, Young Guns II is the latest feature shown on The Loft Cinema’s giant inflatable screen right where the movie was shot. And this Saturday at 7PM, Young Guns II screenwriter and producer, John Fusco, appears in person! Please bring your own seating. Bleacher seating is also available. Get the full schedule for Old Tucson screenings here.
CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is on its Broadway tour across North America! Experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life for a new generation… or let it thrill you all over again! The show runs from Tuesday to Sunday at Centennial Hall. Get your tickets here!
Enjoy the final weekend of all things agave including the Cinco de Mayo Celebration and the Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra. The amazing agave plant has deep roots in the culture of the Southwest. The heritage festival celebrates all aspects of the plant, food, drink, crafts, and culture. Don’t miss a single event! Get the details here.
This FREE concert features Wally Lawder and the Stragglers, this Saturday from 5-8PM. Wally is known for his rich baritone vocals. For this show he will be joined by the Stragglers! Together they create a unique, Folk/Americana sound, mellow in feel, upbeat in mood!
See the complete schedule and where to buy tickets here: Tucson Sugar Skull single-game tickets now on sale.