Get out and enjoy a sunny spring weekend in Phoenix with a downtown wine walk, world market, Cinco de Mayo street festival and more top things to do:
Sip, sample and move to the music along a self-guided tasting route with participating locations from downtown to uptown. Nearly 30 restaurants will be serving $2 or $3 wine samples plus small bites, and are all within walking, biking or light-rail distance from each other. Grab some cash and comfy shoes, and don't forget to check out the International Jazz Day Festival the Phoenix Public Market. (Psst: The First 300 people who start their walk at Chico Malo at CityScape Phoenix get a free wine glass.)
Urban Wine and Jazz Walk. Photo via Downtown Phoenix Inc
Travel the world in just one spot this Saturday, as local cultural businesses converge for a vibrant market and day of entertainment. Sample and purchase everything from Ethiopian coffee to Middle Eastern sweets, and shop handcrafted jewelry, dresses, baskets and art. The family-friendly event also features a Kids' Zone.
It may technically be on the 7th of May, but this massive downtown street festival commemorates Mexico's independence with cultural festivities, music and traditional food. Catch lucha libre wrestling, ballet folklorico and musical performances throughout the day.
200 W Washington St, Phoenix
Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival
Kentucky Derby Events
You've got your big hat. Now here's were to celebrate the "fastest two minutes in sports" around Phoenix.
Turf Paradise is throwing a Derby DayClub party where you can watch live horse racing and place your bets on the Kentucky Derby from a trackside air-conditioned tent.
1501 W Bell Rd Phoenix, AZ
Hats + Horses at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar inspires guests to dress to impress, swimsuit-style as they soak up sun and watch the race from the rooftop pool.
2 East Jefferson St Phoenix, AZ
Fairmont Scottsdale's Kentucky Derby Lawn Party has a special menu, big TVs, bourbon tasting and lawn games to keep you entertained before and after the race.
7575 E. Princess Drive Scottsdale, AZ
This is one big picnic: Grab tickets, a lawn blanket and cash for food truck fare, then kick back in grassy Hance Park for a local musical act and big screen showing of Back to the Future. Dogs and kids welcome!
1218 N. 2nd. St. Phoenix, AZ