Phoenix May 2021 Events

Escape the heat with Whiskey, a Cosplay Festival and Restaurant Week

Average temperature low and high: 67° - 94°

May brings the first real taste of summer in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. The weather is still cool enough to explore nature trails and other desert attractions in the morning and early evening, but temperatures regularly settle into the mid-90s around mid-day. That means the pool is calling your name, along with festivals and other cooler events to beat the heat.

May Event Calendar

Carnival of Illusion

4-30 May, 2020
Tempe Center for the Arts MAP
Carnival of Illusion

Head down to the Tempe Center for the Arts for “Magic, Mystery, and Ooooh La La.” Experience comedy and thrill at the Carnival of Illusion! The unique show is described as vaudeville-inspired with an international travel theme. The fun will be reoccurring on Saturdays throughout the month of May. Ticket prices vary by seat location, and they can be purchased here.

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Date to be confirmed
Cinco de Mayo Festival

This annual festival has been bringing culture and excitement to downtown Phoenix for more than 25 years. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live music, lucha libre, baile folklorico, authentic food, drinks, and more! Advanced tickets are $10, VIP tickets are $35, and “exclusivo lounge” tickets are $75; they will soon be available for purchase here.

Scottsdale Whiskey Festival

9 May, 2020
Wasted Grain MAP
Scottsdale Whiskey Festival

More than 20 different varieties of whiskey, bourbon and Scotch will be available to sample during this outdoor tasting event. Pours take place at Wasted Grain between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. with early entry for VIP ticketholders.

Arizona Restaurant Week

15-24 May, 2020
City Wide MAP

Save money and explore new dining spots during the spring edition of Arizona Restaurant Week. Prix fixe menus, ranging from $33 to $44, will be offered at more than 120 participating restaurants with the idea of “eating your way” through the entire state.

Arizona Wine and Dine

22 May, 2020
Scottsdale Quarter MAP
Arizona Wine and Dine

Top Arizona restaurants will be on full display in the hip Scottsdale Quarter. Enjoy bites, beer and wine from the state’s best chefs, restaurants and resorts. You must be 21+ to attend. Tickets will be available online soon.

Phoenix Fan Fusion

24-25 May, 2020
Phoenix Convention Center MAP
Phoenix Fan Fusion

Originally known as the Phoenix Cactus Comicon, Phoenix Fan Fusion is an expansive movie and comic book convention. Panels and autograph sessions feature some of your favorite actors from Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter and more. Part of the fun is dressing up in costume yourself.



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