no cinco de mayo
Fantastic Planet

Tuesday Mahrle

Whether it’s not your forte, you don’t believe it’s a holiday or don’t want to make a fool of yourself in a sombrero, we have a great set of events that have nothing to do with Cinco de Mayo. From movies under the stars to horse racing, we have enough to keep you busy all weekend.

 

Roars & Pours

Thursday, May 3

This happy hour has a bit of a wild side. Guests 21 and older can sip and stroll through select zoo trails with craft brews, wine and food. As the zoo animals start to go to sleep, the party animals will come alive with animal encounters, yard games and live music.

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Fantastic Planet

May 4-May 12

Fantastic Planet, an installation of six, gigantic inflatable humanoid figures by Australian artist Amanda Parer, will have its United States premier in downtown Mesa. The massive sculptures will be lit from the inside at night, and will be on view at Mesa Arts Center and other nearby walking locations.

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City Lights Movie Nights: Spaceballs

Friday, May 4

“May the fourth be with you” during this special screening of Mel Brooks’ cult Star Wars parody classic. Bring your picnic blankets, chairs and gather around as heroic Lone Starr and his half-man, half-dog sidekick, Barf, set out to rescue Princess Vespa from the evil Spaceballs — yes, it’s as ridiculously goofy as it sounds.

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Maks, Val, and Peta: Live on Tour

Friday, May 4

Confidential is the all-new dance tour from the stars of ABC’s Dancing with the StarsMaksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd. How do you follow up the smash hit Our Way national tour that was all about family? You make the family bigger!

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CinePark May Movie Series – Coco

Friday, May 4

Journey to the magical land of Miquel’s ancestors as he uncovers the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions. Movie lovers can enjoy the family, fun adventure of Coco with the return of Chandler’s #CinePark May Movie Series! Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and get ready to watch this vibrant music filled film on a big, outdoor screen being erected in Tumbleweed Park’s amphitheater.

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LEGO Star Wars Days

May 5-May 27

Experience LEGO Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona every weekend in May with LEGO Star Wars MINILAND and LEGO Star Wars themed build activities.

The weekend events will feature fun-filled LEGO Star Wars build activities for all ages to channel their inner Jedi including LEGO Star Wars build competitions, a LEGO Star Wars themed build in the Master Builder Academy and a large-scale LEGO Darth Vader group build. All Star Wars fans alike are encouraged to dress as their favorite character while exploring the ultimate LEGO Star Wars galaxy of fun.

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Experience China

May 5-May 6

Come to MIM to experience Chinese culture through live musical performances, crafts, talks, workshops and more. This event marks the final weekend of their special exhibition Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum, so don’t miss it!

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Bubble Bash

Saturday, May 5

Children of all ages are invited to soak up the fun at the third annual Bubble Bash. Experience new demos & activities, plus enjoy their signature interactive bubble discovery stations, where kids can make their own bubble wands, learn about the science behind bubbles & play among millions of floating bubbles. Pop over & enjoy live entertainment, prizes, contests & more!

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Third Annual Stella Artois Derby DayClub

Saturday, May 5

The 2018 Third Annual Stella Artois Derby DayClub hits the grass at Turf Paradise. This is Arizona’s only Kentucky Derby Party with live horse racing, betting and Polo Party-style outdoor tents.

Stella Artois Derby DayClub guests can enjoy air-cooled tents, private betting terminals, all-inclusive VIP tickets, a taco bar, champagne tastings and the ever popular Mint Juleps!

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Phoenix Flea After Dark

Saturday, May 5

Phoenix Flea is an outdoor curated market featuring 150 vendors and food trucks! This is not your typical flea market where you rummage through junk to find the best items. You will find handcrafted goods and fine art from skilled craftsmen and artisans, curated vintage, modern fashion and design, and delicious food and drink.

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Get Out of Town

Break at the Lake

Saturday, May 5

Come take a break at Lake Pleasant featuring a variety of activities and a free concert! Attendees can enjoy a water zone for $10 with water activities and slides. Check out the amazing food and drinks and yard game favorites such as corn hole, giant Jenga and giant Connect Four.

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