See where to welcome summer with splashy fun and dining deals on our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend:

Spring Arizona Restaurant Week

May 20-29

Local restaurants have whipped up special three-course menus to showcase their finest fare. For you, the lucky foodie, this is the perfect excuse to try out a wish-list eatery, return to a favorite haunt or surprise yourself at someplace new. At $33 or $44, the menus are often a deal. Make it a date at spots offering a $33/44 price per couple.

Slide the City

May 21

Fill up that inflatable tube: The slip-and-slide so large it requires a city street is back in Downtown Phoenix.  New this year are designated “wave times” to space out arrival or riders ready to race down 1,000 feet of vinyl.

100 S 7th Street, Phoenix 85004

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Slide the City. Photo via Downtown Phoenix

Ballet Performances

The classic and upbeat Soiree de Ballet takes the stage in Herberger Theater Center May 21-22, featuring “The Ballet Class,” an act that highlights ballet training for the audience. It’s also the opening weekend of Round at the Desert Botanical Garden, an enchanting evening performance utilizing the garden’s desert backdrop and a central, circular stage.

Lemonade Days

May 21

The community of Queen Creek keeps it cool for its refreshing summer kick-off: Fresh-squeezed lemonade, summer shandies and spirits complement a day of games and kids’ splash park fun. The lineup of afternoon musical acts is headlined by country artist Craig Campbell.

 Founders Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek 85142
(815) 642-4836

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Lemonade Days. Photo via Facebook

Phoenix Rising: The Valley Collects at Phoenix Art Museum

Wednesday-Sunday through May 29

Art is a Phoenix passion and a pastime. Local enthusiasts are sharing their collections and achievements in an exhibit that brings privately-owned paintings, sculpture, photography, fashion and design together for public viewing. It’s one of the last weekends to catch the rarely-seen works at Phoenix Art Museum.

1625 N. Central Ave, Phoenix 85004
(602) 257-1880