May 5, 2012, Saturday, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wear a fancy hat, sit in “millionaires’ row,” sip on mint juleps and dine on Southern cuisine at this elegant event while you bet on the ponies and watch a simulcast of the 138th Kentucky Derby on large screens. The event takes place on the Derby Lawn. Proceeds benefit Homeward Bound, which provides housing and services for families with children who are homeless or fleeing domestic violence. Jockey club VIP access, and table, private and semi-private bungalow sponsorships are available.
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
PRICE: $500 for finish-line seats, $350 for infield-level seats, $200 per grass pass
Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival
May 5, 2012 - May 6, 2012
The two-day multicultural festival features local and national live entertainment, ballet Folklorico, authentic Mexican food, live U.S.A. boxing matches, product sampling, and arts and crafts. On Saturday hear David Lee Garza y Los Musicales and Latin Breed. On Sunday, War performs, and at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage, over $30,000 in scholarships to Hispanic college-bound seniors and GCU students are awarded. Visit arvizuscholarships.com to apply. Deadline is 5 p.m. May 6. Winners must be present.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003
Sunday, 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
PRICE: $5, free for age 12 and younger
Mother's Day Tea Party
May 5, 2012 Saturday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
The Kiwi Dash, a muddy, obstacle-filled 5K, kicks off at 9:30 a.m. followed by an all-day after-party. "Blues," the Slap the Gator Musicfest, is a music event featuring seven live bands, including headliner the Delgado Brothers. "Bruise," a Muay Thai mixed martial arts "Redemption 2" competition, is a four-series fight where winners from each event go on to compete at the grand finale during the Live Life Expo in February 2013. Barbecue items are available from 65 vendors, and beer gardens and wine tastings are offered. An Exotica Body Art body-painting competition is also featured, plus a motorcycle competition with prizes for best bike, best custom, hottest rider and coolest tattoo.
Arizona Soccer Complex
2209 N. 99th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85037
PRICE: $10 - $65 : $8-$10 general admission, $25-$75 for martial arts fight and festival admission, $15-$20 for biker admission