5/21: Slide the City in downtown Phoenix
Fans of slides, get ready. Slide the City features 1,000 feet — or the width of more than three football fields — of slick vinyl sliding fun. The event will feature a family friendly slip-and-slide water party along with live music, food and beverages. People are welcome to bring water buckets, floaties and colorful water guns to enjoy while on the well-padded slide.
Details: Times vary, check website for details. Saturday, May 21. 100 S. 7th St., Phoenix. $35-$45. slidethecity.com.
5/21: Free Bubble Bash
Bubbles have a way of capturing the attention of almost any kid. Children of all ages, and even some adults, are sure to be enchanted at the first-ever Bubble Bash at the Fountain Park in Westgate. The event will feature bubble discovery stations where kids can make their own bubble wands, learn the chemistry of bubbles and play among countless bubbles. Children will even be able to experience what it’s like to be inside of a giant bubble.
5/20-29: Arizona Restaurant Week
This statewide event in late May offers foodies a wide variety of dining opportunitiesand the chance to get outside of their neighborhood to try some new foods. Arizona Restaurant Week features something for every palette, from Southwestern to comfort foods and more.
Details: May 20-29. $33 or $44 for a three-course meal; prix-fixe menus are available. Details about participating restaurants and more are on website. arizonarestaurantweek
5/20: Calais Campbell Charity Golf Tournament
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell is bringing together other professional athletes, celebrities, and local philanthropists for his annual celebrity golf tournament to benefit the CRC Foundation. Named after Campbell’s late father and community activist, Charles Richard Campbell, the organization provides support to under-resourced children and families.
5/12-22: 21st Annual Peach Festival
Called “Paint the Town Peach,” this year’s event, hosted by Schnepf Farms, features hay rides to the orchards, live music, train rides, carousel rides, and a Peachy Sampling Pavilion that allows people to sample sweet and savory foods made with peaches. Kids are sure to enjoy the peachy arts and crafts booth and water activities. Admission is free; there is a small fee for food, rides and/or peaches.
Details: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek. Free. schnepffarms.com.
5/21: Lemonade Days
Nothing says summer like freshly squeezed lemonade. This Queen Creek event, produced by HDE Agency, features food vendors, the Arnold Palmer’s putt-putt driving range, a cornhole tournament, a splash pad and water slides for kids, plus band performances throughout the day. Adults can enjoy summer shandy beers, hard lemonade and craft beer. VIP ticket holders receive six alcoholic drink tickets, catered food, and a private area and bathrooms.
Details: Noon-9 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Founders Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek. $8-$10 for general admission, free for children ages 12 and younger. $45 for VIP tickets. 602-276-2499, lemonad
5/21: AJ’s Summer Wine Spectacular Tasting Event
AJ’s cellar masters will guide you through wine and food pairing at this annual fundraiser. More than 40 wines will be available to sample, along with such noshes as artisan cheese, seafood and dessert. Live music and a silent auction are planned for the evening. VIP tickets, which give ticketholders early entry, will be available April 16. Tickets must be purchased in advance; they will not be for sale at the door. Proceeds benefit the Scottsdale Cultural Council, a nonprofit that provides programming through Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Public Art.
Details: Saturday, May 21. 1 p.m. VIP entry; 2–4:30 p.m. general admission. $40; $35 art center members. $50 VIP admission. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale. 480-499-8587, scottsdaleperfor