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SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for May 2018

We are excited to introduce you to our SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events monthly sponsor!  OdySea Aquarium!

It’s hot outside, come CHILL with the SHARKS at OdySea Aquarium! Recently voted Best Kids Indoor Entertainment, OdySea Aquarium offers educational, interactive and entertaining experiences for guest of all ages. Get up close and personal with otters, penguins, rays, sea turtles, octopus, and step aboard OdySea Voyager, the world’s ONLY rotating aquarium exhibit experience! Also they offer tons of monthly events, see many listed below or visit their website for the complete calendar of unique events. 

Gearing up for summer in Scottsdale brings a lot of fun family friendly events for May! Scottsdale Moms Blog has all the fun outlined for you here in our monthly guide to family friendly fun! 

What are your favorite events happening this month? Are there any that I haven’t covered? Please comment below and let us know how you’ll be enjoying the beautiful month of May here in Scottsdale.  

 

Have you joined one of our community groups yet?  

We have two Facebook groups for Scottsdale moms to connect, support and encourage each other. Join a group based on what part of Scottsdale you’re in, North or South. Visit the links below and request to join today! Please feel free to share any events you are aware of that other local mamas should know about, too.  

SMB Community & Connection {North Scottsdale}

SMB Community & Connection {South Scottsdale}

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May 2018

The Art of Ice Cream Experience

May 1
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 30, 2018

The Art of Ice Cream Experience is an immersive pop-up exhibit located in downtown Scottsdale. An Instagrammers dream, the Art of Ice Cream explodes with color, texture, and interactive engagement. The spaces have themes like the Banana Split Room, The Toppings Room, the Popsicle Room and the Cone or Cup Room. Guests choose their arrival time and have 60 minutes to explore each room, sample ice cream treats and take as many social sharing images as their devices can handle.…

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May Day

May 1
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of May, repeating indefinitely

May Day is observed annually on May 1. In many ancient calendars, May 1 was the first day of summer. This was a cause for celebration. One of the more popular rituals was harvesting flowers and giving them to neighbors and strangers in cone-shaped baskets. These “May Baskets” become more commonly known as “May Day Baskets”. The current tradition is observed by hanging a cone-shaped basket full of flowers or other gifts on the outside doorknob, then knocking or ringing…

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National Day of Prayer

May 3
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day first of May, repeating indefinitely

The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Thursday in May. This day of observance, designated by the United States Congress, asks people “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” The modern law formalizing the annual National Day of Prayer observance was enacted in 1952 and each year since, the President of the United States has signed a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. HOW TO OBSERVE Use #NationalDayOfPrayer to post on social…

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Make a Card for Mom!

May 4 - May 6
hanna andersson, 15054 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Free

Join us in stores + outlets all day May 4–6 to create something special for mom. We’ll have Mother’s Day cards and supplies to make her feel extra special. All are welcome, kids little to big! Love, Hanna ❤ Find your Hanna store: http://www.hannaandersson.com/stores

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Splash-In Movies at Scottsdale Quarter

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 18, 2018

Scottsdale Quarter (The Quad), 15059 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Free

Join us on Fridays May 4, May 11 and May 18 for double features classic and new! The first classic movie will show at 3pm and the second, new movie will show at 6pm. May 4: 3pm Jumanji (1995) and 6pm Jumanji (2017) May 11: 3pm Beauty & the Beast (1991) and 6pm Beauty & the Beast (2017) May 18: 3pm The Jungle Book (1967) and 6pm The Jungle Book (2016) Free to attend. Please note: the splash pad will…

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May the 4th Be with “Choo”

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd.
Scottsdale, 85250
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The Force will be strong at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park as we celebrate all things Star Wars with May the 4th be with “Choo.” Our trained themed twist on the popular Star Wars Day event will feature themed concessions, photo opportunities with Star Wars characters and a number of intergalactic activities. Become a true Jedi Master and create your own lightsaber. Come dressed as one of your favorite characters for a chance to win an annual park membership in our…

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Shrek the Musical

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - May 13 @ 2:00 pm
$3 - $20

CYT Phoenix presents Shrek the Musical at the Mesa Arts Center. CYT is a musical theater company for ages 8-18. We offer classes and three shows per year. Tickets are $20 for the performance but if you contact me through text at 239-398-3451 in the next two weeks, I can get them for you for $15. Show times are as follows: May 4th 7:00pm May 5th 2:00pm May 6th 2:00 pm May 11th 7:00 pm May 12th 10:00am, 2:00pm May…

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Old Town Farmer’s Market

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until May 26, 2018

Old Town Scottsdale, 3806 N. Brown Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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This lively market features local growers and specialty food producers. Be ready to find a wide variety of organic and pesticide free produce. Enjoy a plethora of seasonal specialties such as cider and apples, flowers, free-range beef, free-range eggs and local cheeses. You can also choose from the selection of freshly baked artisan breads, Amish friendship breads, jams, picadillies, and tamales. Stop by for these and more of the great local foods you’ll find at the Old Town Farmer’s Market!…

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“Campo” de Mayo

May 5 @ 10:00 am - May 6 @ 2:00 am
camp social, 6107 N 7th St.
Phoenix, 85014 United States
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Admission is free; food & drinks will be available for purchase.

Camp Social hosts “Campo de Mayo” on Saturday, May 5, 2018 with drink specials courtesy of Casamigos Tequila, Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Modelo and Corona including: • $3 Modelo drafts • $3 Pacifico bottles • $20 Buckets of Corona or Corona Premier • $5 House margaritas • $8 Casamigos shots and Casamigos margaritas In addition to spirited libations, food specials include a variety of Chef Esteban Contreras’ famous tacos. Guests can choose from chicken, shrimp, octopus. The Campo de Mayo fiesta…

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Butterfly Brush Strokes

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
butterfly wonderland, 9500 East Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256 United States
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$15 - $20.00

Butterfly Wonderland will be hosting another Butterfly Brush Strokes class on Saturday, May 5th inviting guests to enjoy a relaxing morning with local artist Carla Keaton painting an image of the butterfly. Participants will enjoy refreshments, art supplies and 2 hours of instruction. No skill level required and the unskilled are desired. At the end of the class, participants will have a special memory to take away with them.

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