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AZ Things to Do May 2013 Part 2

Everytime I think I can stop looking for activities, I end up finding more!
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Here are more fun events happening this month to keep you and your family busy, happy, and learning.

Free Science Saturdays – Chandler.  Tumbleweed Ranch.  2nd Saturday, October -May (excluding November and March).  Noon -4pm.  The whole family can participate in a science experiment.  The ranch features animals, older buildings, etc.  It will keep even the older kids interested.

Phoenix Comic Con – May 23-26, Phoenix Convention Center. This isn’t for just trekkies and Star Wars junkies.  There are super heroes and there are some family friendly comics out there.  Pay attention to what they are doing on particular days and there are some people who do dress up.  It is an interesting event.

Neon Splash Dance – May 11th.  Scottsdale.  It’s a 5k run event at night where you run or dance through different splash zones and you are “splashed” of sprayed with neon colored water.  There is also an after party with lots of music and afterglow!

Free Art Friday – Tempe.  Fridays.  You can learn about music or create an art piece.  Every month is a different theme.

4th Annual May Day Celebration – Pine.  May 11 and 12.  Antique Tractor Show, entertainment, crafts, food, etc.  It’s a small town celebration that’s close enough for us “city folks.”

MISS Foundation 3rd Annual Kindness Walk and Safety Fair – May 19.  Cesar Chavez Plaza, Phoenix.  Registration 8 am.  The MISS Foundation, an Arizona-based international non-profit organization, comes to the aid of thousands of families who have experienced the heartbreak of child death.

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 Make It and Take It Wednesdays – 3rd Wednesday.  Mesa.  8 years and up.  4:30 -5:30 pm.  Kids can make art projects from a variety of materials and then take them home.

11th Annual Soar Into Spring Kite Festival – Flagstaff.  May 11.  12-4 pm.  Kite flying, arts & crafts, carnival games and rides, bounce houses,  face painting, library activities, food, prizes and giveaways, etc.  This a great family event and you can get out of the heat!

Taylor Trapper Days – Taylor.  May 25.  BBQ, Mutt Show, craft show, horsehoe tournament, and more.  This is another great event to beath the heat and enjoy seeing part of Arizona.

Public Astronomy Night – Sierra Vista.  6:30 pm.  You will get to use the Patterson telescope to view the stars, moon, and much more.  Free.

Annual Nature Center Work Day & Tent Raising – Pinetop-Lakeside.  May 18th.  Volunteers needed to help take care of nature and complete projects.  Fun for the family to help work in nature.

Go Outdoors! Event  – May 18th and 19th.  Prescott.  This event showcases all of the things you can do in the outdoors in Arizona.  It’s a great opportunity to see what is out there for you and your family.  If you are looking for things to do this summer, this is a great place to start.

33rd Annual Wyatt Earp Days – May 25-27.  Tombstone.  The town will be celebrating one of their famous former residents with chili cook-offs, hangings, gunfights, 1880s fashion show, and much more.  If you want your children to see history up close, this is a great place to take them.

This is a great month for getting in a lot of the last minute outdoors events in the Phoenix area before we reach heat stroke temperatures.  Take advantage of what Arizona has to offer.  Enjoy!


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