Shop, dine and dance your way through the weekend with our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend:
First Fridays Art Walk: May 1
Experience the downtown arts scene with Artlink’s First Fridays art walk. More than 70 galleries and spaces along Roosevelt Row, Grand Avenue and throughout downtown open their doors for free during the pedestrian-friendly event. Plan your night by checking out Artlinks’s new digital map of participants.
Arizona BBQ Festival and Redneck Games: May 2
BBQ, bacon, mechanical bulls and lots more are part of the fun at this annual festival. Go for the gold in the redneck games arena, dig in to the grub from dozens of local vendors, and take in the live music at Salt River Fields.
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market: May 2-3
If you love all things vintage, the Junk in the Trunk market is a can’t-miss shopping experience. More than 180 hand-picked vendors will be on hand at WestWorld of Scottsdale this weekend selling their clothes and wares. The earlier you get there, the better chance you’ll have at scooping up a one-of-a-kind treasure.
Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival: May 2-3
Cinco de Mayo isn’t until Tuesday, but the festivities kick off this weekend in the streets of downtown. Live music, lucha libre, cultural dances, and lots more are part of the fun at the family-friendly two-day street fest.
Southern Rail’s Kentucky Derby Celebration: May 2
Don your best big hat and head to chef Justin Beckett’s Southern Rail for an all-day Derby celebration and dining affair. Kentucky fare, race coverage, fashion contests and, of course, mint juleps are all part of the festivities.