Phoenix May 2025

Phoenix May 2025 Events

Phoenix May 2025 Events

May Brings a Taste of Summer to Phoenix

Average temperature low and high: 67° - 94°
May brings a taste of summer to the Phoenix-Scottsdale area with high temperatures reaching the mid-90s under bright, sunny skies--the perfect weather for hitting the links at one of Scottsdale's many courses or relaxing poolside. Want to explore the area's nature trails and stunning desert scenery? Then head out in the morning or early evening (when the weather is cooler), for some hiking at Pinnacle Peak or Lookout Mountain. Whatever the time of day, there's always something happening in Phoenix--from live outdoor music to great food, the city has plenty of fun May events.

May Event Calendar

Drunk Shakespeare

"Drunk Shakespeare," playing at the intimate Rose Theatre in Phoenix throughout May and June, is a riotous blend of classic Shakespeare and spontaneous humor. The actors, known for imbibing generously before performances, deliver lines with an unpredictable twist, making each show a unique spectacle. It's "A live-action drunk history," according to Time Out. You are submerged in the action at the Rose Theatre, and the bar is never far away. This fusion of Bardic tradition and tipsy improvisation offers a refreshing, up-close view of Shakespeare. Get tickets

May Roars & Pours

May Roars & Pours

What's better than a stroll through the zoo? A stroll with a drink in hand. At Roars and Pours, guests will be able to experience an evening of animal encounters, live music, and entertainment while enjoying craft brews, wine, and tasty food. Attendees can look forward to happy hour experiences, like $5 camel rides, and fun oversized field games, such as beer pong, Connect Four, and Ring Toss. In addition to free brew samples, happy hour drink specials will include $5 beer and wine. This event is for guests 21 and over. Tickets are $10, and you can purchase them online as well as at the gate. 

Spring Music Series

Spring Music Series

Starting May 4, enjoy warm spring nights and live local music under the palm trees with Scottsdale's Spring Music Series, every Saturday in The Quad from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM. Admission is free. 

Bill Maher WTF? Tour

TV host, stand-up comedian, and hot-topic humorist Bill Maher brings his 'politically incorrect' humor to Arizona Financial Theatre on May 4. Part of the Emmy Award-nominated star's WTF? Tour, the comic's brand of political satire and cutting-edge commentary will surely delight fans of his long-running show, Real Time with Bill Maher. Tickets are on sale now. 

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Cinco de Mayo Festival

This annual festival has been bringing culture and excitement to downtown Phoenix for 31 years. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live music, Lucha Libre, Baile Folklorico, authentic food, drinks, and more. General admission tickets are $10.

Winemaker Dinner Series

Winemaker Dinner Series

Scottsdale's Winemaker Dinner Series wraps up on May 9 with featured winemaker Freemark Abbey Winery. Enjoy an elegant three-course dinner paired with exclusive wine pairings hosted by Lincoln Steakhouse at JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. Tickets start at $249 and include a pre-dinner reception with the winemakers.

21 Savage 2024 American Dream Tour

Fresh off the heels of a successful 2023 tour with Drake and the release of his latest album, Grammy-winning artist, rapper, and producer 21 Savage brings his 2024 American Dream Tour to Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre. Known for hits like "Creepin'" and "Bank Account"--both with over 1 billion streams on Spotify--21 will undoubtedly light up the Phoenix night with this highly-anticipated concert event. Get tickets now. 

Pure Imagination Festival

Pure Imagination Festival

The Pure Imagination Festival will be held on May 17th - 18th and will feature numerous musical artists, food vendors, and activities. Listen to musical guests such as Tanya Tucker, Sylvan Esso, The Flaming Lips, The Pharcyde, and more against the beautiful background of Watson Lake Park. The Pure Imagination Festival is open to all ages. Tickets range from $65 to $325.

Phoenix Fan Fusion

Phoenix Fan Fusion

Grab your costume and "discover your inner geek" at Phoenix Fan Fusion this Memorial Day Weekend. An annual pop culture celebration, the multi-genre event features a line-up of actors, authors, comic book creators, vendors, and more. There will also be celebrity panels and Q&A, after-dark parties, kids' activity rooms, and a full schedule of signature events. Single Day and Full Event Passes are available now. 

 

 

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Things to do in Phoenix

Things to Do in Phoenix in May

Go for a Hot Air Ballon Ride at Sunrise

Go for a Hot Air Ballon Ride at Sunrise
There is no better way to take in Arizona's desert views than from a hot air balloon in the sky. With Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co., you can catch some sunrise views of the Sonoran Desert and chat about your ride afterward over prickly pear mimosas and breakfast hors d'oeuvres

Play a Round of Golf

Play a Round of Golf
Scottsdale is home to some of the most lavish and scenic golf courses in the United States. The sunny, carefree weather is ideal for playing a morning game at Troon North, Grayhawk, or We-Ko-Pa.