The cooler weather is the perfect excuse to get out and enjoy a street festival, an art walk in the garden and more things to do in Phoenix this weekend. If you’re looking to treat Mom to a special brunch, dinner or special event, check out our blog on upcoming Mother’s Day events.

Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival

May 7-8

Cinco de Mayo falls on a Thursday, but this Phoenix festival keeps the celebrations going through the weekend. Stroll the streets in Downtown Phoenix for live music, cultural performances and traditional food, games and family fun. (Don’t miss the lucha libre wrestling.)

200 W Washington St, Phoenix 85003
(602) 279-4669

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Music at the Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival. Photo via Facebook

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

May 6-8

Take home a gift, a treasure for yourself or plenty of inspiration from the 170 local vendors at this three-day market. Jewelry, home decor, crafts and vintage clothing are just some of the things you can expect to find.

WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale 85260
(480) 338-0331

Bruce Munro at the Desert Botanical Garden

Through May 8

It’s the final weekend to see the spectacular light displays of installation artist Bruce Munro among the desert flora. The exhibit, an artistic interpretation of the Sonoran Desert, features eight displays throughout the garden and hundreds of miles of beautiful fiber optics.

1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix 85008
(480) 481-8188

Bruce Munro Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden

Gin & Jazz Preservation Party

May 7

Dance your way back to the roaring ’20s at Heritage Square, Phoenix’s historic downtown landmark. This party to preserve the Rosson House and other nearby buildings features a concert with swing dance lessons, small bites and bathtub gin drinks for those partaking in Prohibition-style libations.

Heritage Square, 113 N 6th St, Phoenix 85004
(602) 261-8063

SMoCA Family Mix

May 8

For the fashion-forward kid in the family (or anyone looking to get artsy): The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is hosting a free day for families to create accessories, enjoy face painting and entertainment, nosh on food truck fare and take a turn on the catwalk for a fun photo op.

7374 East Second Street, Scottsdale 85251
(480) 874-4666

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