Events in May

North Charleston Arts Festival

Charleston South Carolina - May - (dates TBD)

North Charleston Arts Festival is one of the most comprehensive arts festival in South Carolina and as its 33rd year, the locals and the tourists in this 9-days event will experience nearly 200 great performances, exhibits and activities which will be presented by local, regional and national artists in the fields of visual arts, media arts, music, literature, theatre and dance.

Kentucky Derby

Louisville Kentucky - May - (dates TBD)

The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports, and the First Jewel to the Triple Crown has been taking place since 1875. Only now they took a famous "two minutes" and made it a two-week extravaganza. The party begins with The Thunder Over Louisville, now the nation's largest annual fireworks extravaganza! The Festival is one of the premiere events of its kind in the world. It brings fun, excitement, international recognition and a spirit that is unmatched anywhere. The festival ends the day of the Derby. Join high society which has been coming to the derby year after year to experience the thrill and electricity at Churchill downs. 140,000 people fill the stands for a party and experience they will never forget.  

20 Horses with the most points will earn a spot in the starting gate on the first Saturday in May.

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Italy - May - (dates TBD)

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - the insider's list called 'Europe's Elite 1000' gives this event an honorable mention and says, "This music festival is not just about opera but about adventurous ballet productions, imaginative set design and a proud tradition of stagecraft. This explains the qulaity of the aritsts who have performed here - Callas made her debut and Karajan, Solti and Bernstein have all conducted at the festival."

Free Intro to Sketch Comedy Class

Tempe Arizona - May - (dates TBD)

Do you watch shows like Saturday Night Live or Chappelle's Show and think, "I would love to try that!" well here is your chance! Join this successful sketch comedy workshop and learn the tricks of the trade from director Tony Vicich. 

Work along side veterans and newcomers and have your ideas and talents take shape. Students from this workshop have gone on to television roles on Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, national commercials and sitcoms.

After this 5 week workshop students will perform a live show at Arizona's hottest comedy club, the Tempe Improv! Stop by and see what we are all about and the first class is always free. No obligations, no hard sell.


Camping, Hotel and Other Accommodations: Click on the link for a list of Tempe, Arizona accommodations.

Annual KY Defenders 5K Run/Walk

Lake Cumberland Kentucky - May - (dates TBD)

Annual KY Defenders 5K Run/Walk – Burnside Elementary School, East Lakeshore Dr. Burnside, KY Defenders 5K Run/Walk to help or contribute to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity and a veterans service that offers services to the wounded veterans of the military. Not only you will contribute, you can also win prizes or receive free gifts and much more.

Kentucky Derby Festival

Louisville Kentucky - May - (dates TBD)

They took a famous "two minutes" and made it a two-week extravaganza. The party begins with The Thunder Over Louisville, now the nation's largest annual fireworks extravaganza!  The Festival is one of the premiere events of its kind in the world. It brings fun, excitement, international recognition and a spirit that is unmatched anywhere. The festival ends the day of the Derby.

Mariposa Butterfly Festival

High Sierra and Gold Country California - May - (dates TBD)

Mariposa celebrates its namesake at the town’s Annual Butterfly Festival. Mariposa means  Butterfly in Spanish.  The 2013 Butterfly Festival will take place  Friday, May 3rd, Saturday, May 4th, and Sunday, May 5th.  The Festival  is a Fun Filled Family Weekend that includes Live Butterfly Releases,  Parade, Art & Artisan Show, Butterfly Hat Competition, Taste of Mariposa, Little Miss Butterfly and Captain Caterpillar Costume Competition, Children’s Activities, Chalk Art Competition, and Several Stages of Live Entertainment.

Shipshewana Flea Market and Antique Auction

Shipshewana Indiana - May - (dates TBD)

The small town of Shipshewana, Indiana (pop. 600) in the heart of Amish Country swells as 40 thousand visitors a day from around the world come to enjoy the Shipshewana Flea Market & Auction. On Wednesday mornings the antique auction springs into action in the large barn on the flea market grounds, drawing both collectors and the curious. This is a great way to experience Amish living first hand in a setting reminiscent of the wild west.

Ellsworth Farmers Market

Ellsworth Maine - May - (dates TBD)

The Ellsworth Farmers' Summer Market runs on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Customers will enjoy bread, pies, vegetables, meat, many different cheeses, jewelry, hand knits, and more! Visit this market on route 3 from 10am-1pm every first and third Saturday of each month.     Map + Directions

Festival of Nations

Saint Paul Minnesota - May - (dates TBD)

Travel the World without a Passport at the Festival of Nations which has been running since 1932 and has become known as the largest ethnic event in the nation.  Over 90 ethnic groups participate in numerous events throughout the weekend. 12,000 volunteers make it one of the largest volunteered events in the county.

Anna Maria Island Food and Wine Festival - Food and Wine on Pine

Anna Maria Florida - May 5th 2018

Food and Wine on Pine along the historic Pine Avenue on Anna Maria Island is a celebration of food and wine found all over the island.  This is an Anna Maria Island experience you do not want to miss, held on historic Pine Avenue.  This day is about food, wine, music, art, and fun AND an appreciation for Anna Maria Island.  Over 20 of the area's finest restaurants along with upscale wines plus plenty of artists and musicians. Musical performances throughout the day and for the children there will be an Art and Activity Area.

Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly Exhibit

Maryland United States - May - (dates TBD)

Help a caterpillar fly, plant your garden to provide! Why did the caterpillar cross the road? To get to its host plant! This year the focus is on butterflies in your backyard, and the host plants that local caterpillars need in order to survive and thrive. Learn about the life cycle of these amazing creatures, and be surrounded by hundreds of North American, Costa Rican and Asian butterflies flying freely inside the Conservatory. Learn more about how to attract butterflies to your backyard with our informative brochure, Gardening for Butterflies.

Beginning in early May and running daily through Mid- September, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 p.m., Brookside Gardens South Conservatory will feature live butterflies. Come witness the butterfly life cycle as tiny eggs hatch into crawling, chewing caterpillars, which then encase themselves in jewel-like chrysalides and emerge as sipping, flying adult butterflies. Learn about the best annual and tropical plants, and hardy shrubs that are used as nectar sources to attract butterflies to your own garden.

Peak visitation hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Exhibit tickets and parking are available at the Visitors Center and Conservatories. Admission is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for ages 3 to 12. Children 2 and under are admitted free, however, we regret that we are not able to accommodate strollers in the Butterfly Exhibit. The exhibit is wheelchair accessible.

Planning a visit for the morning hours after public schools close for the summer is another way to avoid crowds and enjoy the butterflies when the temperatures in the exhibit are more comfortable.

"Wings of Fancy" is located inside a greenhouse, which is usually ten degrees warmer than the outside temperature. The exhibit is also more humid than the outside environment and temperatures increase over the course of the day.Visiting the butterfly exhibit and seeing the gardens requires a fair amount of walking. We encourage all visitors to bring water with them during hot weather and to drink water regularly to replace water lost as sweat. We want all our visitors to have a safe and enjoyable visit to Brookside Gardens and "Wings of Fancy" and we look forward to seeing your group at Brookside Gardens.

The Butterfly Exhibit is located in Brookside Gardens south conservatory located at 1500 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902. The Visitors Center is located at 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902. Call 301-962-1400 for more information


Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Louisiana United States - May - (dates TBD)

The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun and Zydeco musicians. While the music fills the air thousands of pounds of crawfish will be cooked anyway and every way you can imagine - boiled, fried, étouffée, jambalaya, boudin, pies, bisque, gumbo, fettuccine, stew and even crawfish dogs! Lots of other Cajun delicacies are also available for tourists and locals alike to enjoy. The Festival also will have an Arts and Crafts show, souvenir booths, and a carnival midway and games.

International Congress on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease

Italy - May - (dates TBD)

AD/PD™ Florence will unite international medical professionals for a dynamic scientific program revealing cutting-edge research and discoveries in diagnosing, preventing and treating neurodegenerative diseases.

Pella Tulip Time

Pella Iowa - May - (dates TBD)

Travel back in time to a European village full of windmills, tulips and excitement.  Pella Historical Village is a collage of more than twenty buildings, some more than 150 years old, nestled in a courtyard laced with brick walkways. Pella, at Tulip Time comes alive as thousands of residents wear Dutch attire and celebrate their Dutch heritage in this three day event each spring.

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

Gulf Shores Alabama - May - (dates TBD)

The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by Tanger Outlets, welcomes more than 50 hot air balloonists from across the country. Enjoy the floating works of art as they grace the skies of South Baldwin County on Friday and Saturday morning*. Get up close and personal as the hot air balloons and their pilots light up the evening skies at the nightly balloon glows, held Friday and Saturday night.

Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival

Destin Area Beaches of South Walton and Scenic 30A Florida - May - (dates TBD)

Previously hosted in Seaside, this year’s event will be held in WaterColor. The festival will feature more than 130 international exhibiting artists, live music, artist workshops, a children’s exhibit and much more.

Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show

Brimfield Massachusetts - May - (dates TBD)

The Brimfield Antiques Show began in the 1950's and has become the largest and best-known antique show in the country. The town's 35 square miles are surrounded by apple orchards and wooded hills, rivers, and valleys. The town's population balloons to over 30,000 visitors and over 5,000 dealers from all over the world, and has a carnival-like atmosphere, appropriate for all ages. From millionaire world-famous rock stars, to the mason down the street, the Show is a Mecca for serious and casual collectors of all kinds of antiques. Other dates are: 7/10-7/15/ & 9/4/-9/9.

Women Council of Realtors in Nampa

Nampa Idaho - May - (dates TBD)

Women Council of Realtors Location: Home Federal Rooms We are a network of successful REALTORS® empowering women to exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders. This event repeats on various days: Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10

Mayfest on Main Summer Concert Series

North Myrtle Beach South Carolina - May - (dates TBD)

Kickoff your summer in North Myrtle Beach during the month of May. The annual Mayfest on Main festival will feature some of the best live musical acts, art, craft and food vendors, a community stage and a children's area. Bring a beach chair to this family event to enjoy a day on Main Street, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Browse local shops while strolling the street for one of a kind beach memories. The festival begins at 10:00 am and continues until 6:00 pm. You are sure to have a day full of fun with the family.

Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular

Southern Shores North Carolina - May - (dates TBD)

Take part in the world's oldest hang gliding contest held on the Outer Banks at Jockey's Ridge State Park and Jockey's Ridge Crossing in Nags Head, North Carolina. Families can enjoy activities including rock climbing, hang gliding simulator, kite making, face painting, demonstrations, street dances, and award ceremonies.

Key West Songwriters’ Festival

Key West Florida - May

The 22nd annual showcase of musical magic features America’s foremost performing songwriters, with concerts staged in intimate, audience-friendly island settings.
The Key West Songwriters Festival - the largest festival of its kind in the world. Celebrating its 22nd year. Since 1997 BMI has been a presenting sponsor of the festival and has helped it grow into both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals. The festival revolves around five days and nights where live music bliss introduces crowds to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs.

Annual Yuengling Nags Head 5k Run

Kill Devil Hills North Carolina - May - (dates TBD)

This course weaves through one of the best remaing examples of Mid-Atlantic maritime forest and decidous hardwoods. This race highlights the Mother's Day event: Treat your Mother to Mother's Day on the Beach- themed weekend in Outer Banks.

Bluffton Village Festival

Hilton Head Island South Carolina - May - (dates TBD)

The 35th annual Bluffton Village Festival coordinated by The Rotary Club of Bluffton will be held Mother’s Day weekend in Old Town Bluffton. The festival, commonly known as Mayfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4


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New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival

New Smyrna Beach Florida - May

Get ready for some rhythm and soul at the 5th Annual New Smyrna Beach Blues Festival, set for Thursday May 11th through the 14th at multiple locations throughout the beachside city including OM Bar and Chill Lounge, Flagler Tavern, and Clancy’s Cantina to name a few.

The four-day musical weekend celebrates one of America’s most popular music genres and the weekend includes two dozen concerts, multiple band meet and greets and plenty of free giveaways. And best yet – every performance is free – no cover charge – though some locations do have a minimum age admission of 21 years.



Big Rick and the Trouble Makers – Old Chicago Blues
6pm start, no cover
Famous Philly’s Beachside Beef and Beer, 102 South Cooper Street

Johnny Reed Foley Band
8pm start, No Cover
Flagler Tavern, 414 Flagler Ave

The Pirates
8pm start, no cover
Peanuts Sports Pub & Grub, 419 Flagler Ave

The Tommy Mac Band – Blues/Roots Rock
9pm start, no cover, age 21+
The OM Bar & Chill Lounge, 392 Flagler Ave

Pop Culture Poets
9pm start, no cover, age 21+
Traders Sports Bar, 317 Flagler Avenue


Big Rick and the Trouble Makers – Old Chicago Blues
6pm start, no cover
Famous Philly’s Beachside Beef and Beer, 102 South Cooper Street

Acoustic Inferno
6pm start, no cover, age 21+
Traders Sports Bar, 317 Flagler Avenue

Highway Flyers - Rockin’ Blues
4pm start, no cover
Toni & Joes Patio, 309 Buenos Aires

Gina & Mary Cuchetti – Classic & Modern Blues Mix
7pm start, no cover
Courtyard Wine Bar & Café, 307 Flagler Ave

Jeff Risinger – Blues Rock
9 pm start, No cover
Tayton O’Brian’s Irish Pub and Grille, 410 Flagler Ave

The Rockin’ Jake Band – New Orleans Rockin’ Blues/Harmonica
5X Blues Harmonica Champion
9pm start, no cover, age 21+
The OM Bar & Chill Lounge, 392 Flagler Ave

Kings Country – Country Blues
6pm start, no cover, age 21+
Traders Sports Bar, 317 Flagler Avenue

Asking Avery
9:30pm start, No Cover
Flagler Tavern, 414 Flagler Ave


The Transfers Duo
11am start, No Cover
Flagler Tavern, 414 Flagler Ave

Smoking Torpedoes
1pm start, No Cover
Flagler Tavern, 414 Flagler Ave

Highway Flyers – Rockin’ Blues
4pm start, no cover
Toni & Joes Patio, 309 Buenos Aires

Warren Beck
5pm start, No Cover
Flagler Tavern, 414 Flagler Ave

Big Rick and the Trouble Makers – Old Chicago Blues
6pm start, no cover
Famous Philly’s Beachside Beef & Beer, 102 South Cooper Street

Two Flow
6pm start, no cover
Gnarly Surf Bar, 114 Flagler Ave

Payne Brothers
6pm start, no cover, age 21+
Traders Sports Bar, 317 Flagler Avenue

Jeff Risinger – Blues Rock
9 pm start, No cover
Tayton O’Brian’s Irish Pub & Grille, 410 Flagler Ave

Beach Blues Jam
9pm start, no cover, age 21+
The OM Bar & Chill Lounge, 392 Flagler Ave

Cheap Thrill
8pm start, no cover
Peanuts Sports Pub & Grub, 419 Flagler Ave

Kings Country – Country Blues
9pm start, no cover, age 21+
Traders Sports Bar, 317 Flagler Avenue

Asking Avery
9:30pm start, No Cover
Flagler Tavern, 414 Flagler Ave


Highway Flyers – Rockin’ Blues
4pm start, no cover
Toni & Joes Patio, 309 Buenos Aires

4pm start, no cover, age 21+
Traders Sports Bar, 317 Flagler Avenue

Johnny Reed Foley Band
7pm start, No Cover
Flagler Tavern, 414 Flagler Ave

Trae Pierce & The T-Stones – Rock & Funk Blues
4X Grammy Winner
9pm start, no cover, age 21+
The OM Bar & Chill Lounge, 392 Flagler Ave

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur - May - (dates TBD)

Cannes Film Festival, annual Festival usually held in May, is one of the most prestigious film festival in the world that showcase new films of all genres, including documentaries from different countries. This event was founded in 1946 and held annually at Palais des Festivals et des Congrhs, a non-public event, attended by big movie stars and all members of the movie industry and distributors around the globe. This festival, not only it became very significant for the European films, it also became an opportunity also for other countries from all over the world to showcase their films and their countries cinematic image and producers are given the opportunity to sell their works to distributors who come from all over the world.

Nantucket Wine Festival

Town of Nantucket Massachusetts - May - (dates TBD)

Nantucket Wine Festival is the premier wine and food event, and is characterized by a single-minded commitment to quality and good taste. With an emphasis on intimate contact between the attendees and the winemakers and chefs in the world, the celebration has been hosted here since 1997.

With 50 events over five days, this is a wine and food connoisseur's dream festival. Nantucket Island is approx. twenty five miles off the coast of Cape Cod and accessible only by air or by sea, the island of Nantucket is a unique and special place to visit. We certainly recommend a vacation to the island and if you are wise and lucky enough to travel and find accommodations during the wine festival than even better! The cobblestone streets, historic settings, and the ambiance of the island are the perfect settings to celebration this festival.

Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

Tribeca New York - May - (dates TBD)

More than a million hungry people descend on the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood for two days each May to sample the delights offered at one of New York's finest street fairs. Ninth Avenue's restaurants and food stores cover a vast range of ethnic cuisine, which have made it the city's most famed food district.


Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin - May - (dates TBD)

If you ever wanted to learn car lingo like “The Fonz” on “Happy Days” or just know the difference between antique and vintage autos, some of the most knowledgeable car folks can be found at AUTOMOTION. Including many from the “Happy Days” era, some 1,200 classic autos fill the parking lot at Noah's Ark Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells. Enjoy live music and food, car parade, car corral, and a swap meet after admiring all the classic and antique cars.


In the evening, "Hollywood on Broadway" keeps the Automotion going from 5:00 - 9:00 pm when iconic Hollywood cars, including the Batmobile, Kitt and the Smokey & the Bandit car, are on display in downtown Wisconsin Dells. These star-studded cars of steel won't be hiding from the poparazzi, so bring your camera to get your shot at capturing these super star autos on your own film.

Montford Arts and Music Festival in Asheville

Asheville North Carolina - May - (dates TBD)

Montford Arts and Music Festival is an annual festival, one of the largest one day free music and arts festivals in Asheville. Held in historic Montford at Montford and Soco, this city is one of the premium cities in the world. There is something very artistic, creative, and energy flowing. Its located in a geographical location that resinates with beauty and history. Now this event will just add to the splender with hundreds of art and food vendors and live music playing all day long. There are two stages with about 20 groups playing throughout and a childrens area. Come visit and of course stay in one of our vacation rental accommodations.

Rib Burnoff On Hilton Head Island

- May - (dates TBD)

Annual Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest

Quiet Valley Farm Animal Frolic

Poconos - Pocono Mountains Pennsylvania - May - (dates TBD)

Come and join the celebration of new life. This is a unique opportunity for children (and grown-ups) to see and touch a variety of baby farm animals. There are activities for all ages and plenty of good country food will be for sale, so come and bring the whole family - rain or shine. Free parking. No pets allowed.

Bay to Breakers 12K

San Francisco California - May - (dates TBD)

Throughout its long history Bay to Breakers has been a showplace for the City's irrepressible color and its affection for eclectic traditions. Although runners come from across the country and all points of the globe, the 12k race is still quintessential San Francisco and a true reflection of life between the breakers and the Bay.

Cape Cod Maritime Days

Cape Cod Massachusetts - May - (dates TBD)

The month-long event will include a variety of Cape-wide maritime-themed activities, including guided kayak excursions, lighthouse & walking tours, nautical art exhibits, the 17th Annual Cape Cod Martime History Symposium at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on June 1st, the Wellfleet Harborfest and Nautical Flea Market on June 1st and more.  Maritime Days will culminate with the 5th Annual Cape Cod Quahog Day at the oceanfront Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis on Friday, June 21st. 

PlumFest - Plum Island, MA

Plum Island Massachusetts - May

PlumFest 2017- the Plum Island Porch Festival, featuring island-wide music showcasing local musicians and more. May 20th, noon to 6:00 pm!

PlumFest is a community-driven project to bring local musicians, island residents and visitors together to showcase the natural beauty and artistry that make Plum Island such a special place. Inspired by other “porch-fest” efforts in nearby communities, PlumFest brings our own unique flavor to the mix, with an event that is sure to please.

The entire event is FREE! The hosts volunteer, the bands volunteer, and our volunteers volunteer. This day is all about coming out and sharing the beauty of Plum Island and the music of our
community with friends and neighbors. Yes, we will be collecting donations for our designated beneficiaries (Music & Memory and the Boys & Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley), but there is no admission charge.

There will be music playing across Plum Island on Saturday, May 20th from noon to ~6:00 pm, and it’s all FREE!

Thunder on the Bay

Dauphin Island Alabama - May

Bring the Family and join us to celebrate the upcoming 152nd Battle of Mobile Bay Sponsored by the 6th Alabama Cavalry and the Alabama Division of Reenactors. Saturday at 2:00 pm will be the Battle of Mobile Bay then at 3:30 a surrender ceremony, on Sunday at 1:00pm will be a Tactical review.


California Strawberry Festival

Oxnard California - May - (dates TBD)

An array of scrumptious strawberry dishes, live concerts, “Strawberryland For Kids” fun zone, the Strawberry Hill Climbing Wall, Strawberry Thrill Bungee Jump, gooey contests, and an award-winning Fine Arts & Crafts show with more than 300 artisans from throughout the nation, help make this event one of the nation's premier outdoor weekend celebrations.  It's the “The Perfect Summer Kickoff.”

San Francisco International Beer Festival

San Francisco California - May - (dates TBD)

The San Francisco International Beer Festival is the City’s biggest and oldest beer festival.

At the 32nd Annual Beer Festival, you’ll be able to sample hundreds of unique beers from some of the best craft brewers on the globe. Some of San Francisco’s best restaurants including Pizza Orgasmica, The Chubby Noodle, Crave, City Smoke House, Liverpool Lil's, El Porteno, Rosamunde, Swan Oyster Depot are in attendance to delight your taste buds and satisfy your appetite.

The San Francisco Beer Festival is the sole fundraiser for the Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School. The entire event is produced by the parents, and funds the teaching and learning programs at our little school for an entire year. Consider it drinking (responsibly) for a better tomorrow. 

First Annual Great Lakes Surf & Turf Event

Lakeside Michigan - May

First Annual Great Lakes Surf & Turf Event on Sunday, May 21 from 4 pm - 8 pm. This inaugural tented event combines roast Sturgeon and Mangalitsa hog for a full-on feast. Your all inclusive ticket $65 covers multiple Flagship Specialty Foods & Fish Market's great house-made sides and a serving of local wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage. But there's more! Meet the chefs and learn about Sturgeon and heritage hog breeds. Enjoy live music from The School of American Music. Drawings for free Edible Michiana subscriptions and Flagship items. Tickets are limited and there are NO TICKET SALES THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Atlanta Georgia - May - (dates TBD)

May is a great month to visit Atlanta. The 31 day celebration of jazz culminates into a memorial day weekend celebration that will reach deep within the human soul. The festival is regarded as one of the Country's largest free jazz festivals. This festival Celebrates Jazz legends and legends to come in venues throughout Atlanta. A month event which culminates on memorial day weekend with performances all day long at Piedmont Park.

Primavera sound Festival

Barcelona Catalonia - May - (dates TBD)

When: May 22nd to 26th

Wildwood International Kite Festival

Wildwood Crest New Jersey - May - (dates TBD)

The largest kite festival in North America taking place on the Beach at Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring kite makers from around the world flying their most incredible colorful creations. Event begins on Friday at 12 noon with the 'Unlocking of the Ocean' media event on the beach at Roberts Avenue featuring a special Wildwoods Icon Wall Mural Unveiling. Festivities continue with the opening of the Festival Field Tent and the 9 p.m. illuminated kite fly at Rio Grande Avenue and the beach. Saturday and Sunday include the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach starting at 9 a.m. daily, as well as kite exhibits and workshops. A Kite Festival Auction will be held in the Wildwoods Convention Center at night and is open to the public - many unique kites and collectibles will be auctioned off. Also, attend the featured World Indoor Kite Competition.

Strawberry Music Festival

Groveland California - May - (dates TBD)

Strawberry Music Festivals take place twice each year, always over Memorial and Labor Day weekends.  The home of the Strawberry Music Festivals is stunning Camp Mather (elevation 4,520 feet), bordering Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of central California.  Camp Mather is the City of San Francisco’s family camp and is situated within 350 acres of mountains, meadows and pine forest.  Strawberry’s home is nestled on the brink of Hetch Hetchy, the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne, and also features the natural beauty of picturesque Birch Lake.   Located on Evergreen Road just seven miles off Highway 120 near the north entrance to Yosemite National Park, Camp Mather offers the wonders of its Yosemite location to festival goers.

Bermuda Day

Sandys Parish Bermuda - May - (dates TBD)

What a wonderful day on the island. Currently, the day represents the coming of summer on the island but was originally celebrated for the queens birthday. A half-marathon, parades, and games are held on the island.

Dowtown Saginaw Farmers Market

Saginaw Bay Area Michigan - May - (dates TBD)

Find the best variety of locally grown fresh produce, plants, baked goods, handmade soaps & lotions, gourmet chocolates & candy, certified organic produce, specialty cupcakes, beeswax candles, entertainment & food vendors. Open every Mon., Wed., & Fri. 10 am-3 pm, Saturdays beginning July 6, 9 am-1 pm.

Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis Indiana - May - (dates TBD)

Every year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana the ground will rumble as the cars take to the 2.5 mile oval track for the 95th Indianapolis 500 auto race. Taking place anually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana since 1911, the Indy 500 is the world's most famous auto race. The race is 200 laps and covers 500 miles in all.

Called the world's largest single-day spectator sporting event, the Indianapolis 500 is sure to be filled with excitement. When traveling to Indianapolis, ID for the Indianapolis 500 race don't forget your tickets! With many events in the days leading up to the race, so there will be plenty to do nearby your rental Condo or vacation home in Indianapolis Indiana. Listed on FindRentals are a variety of homes, hotels and condos in and around Indianapolis, Indiana for you to select from. Find Condos, Cabins, furnished rentals, vacation homes, townhouses and other vacation rentals. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact us using the form above, and an agent will contact you as soon as possible. Enjoy the Race!!

Spoleto Festival USA

Charleston South Carolina - May - (dates TBD)

Spoleto Festival USA has firmly established itself as one of the world's major arts festivals. During the event, Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces are filled with over 120 performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in various disciplines ranging from opera the visual arts. World-renowned artists who performed early in their careers at Spoleto Festival USA include such artist as Yo-Yo Ma to Joshua Bell.  The Festival seeks excellence in all of its endeavors as it strives to provide excitement, enjoyment, and education for artists and audiences alike.

Riverfest Arts & Music Festival

Little Rock Arkansas - May - (dates TBD)

Riverfest is Arkansas' largest and most popular music, arts and food festival. Riverfest features 100 performing groups of all musical genres on 5 outdoor stages. Performers from BB king to The Black crows have been here to exhilarate the crowds of over 300,000 over 3 days. A children’s area, teen area, fireworks, a variety of food vendors, a wide variety of beverages and many visual artists selling handmade artwork all add to this well rounded event.

Sacramento Jazz Jubilee

Sacramento California - May - (dates TBD)

If you’re looking for the finest in traditional jazz, Sacramento has it! It features approximately 130 bands from around the world and across the United States performing at 38 sites in six Jazz Centers around Sacramento. Be sure to attend the opening day Jubilee Parade on Friday.

WaterFire Providence

Providence Rhode Island - May - (dates TBD)

Providence Journal cited WaterFire as “the most popular work of art created in the capital city’s [365]-year history. ” It is- sparkling bonfires, fragrant scents of aromatic wood smoke, flickering firelight on the arched bridges, silhouettes of the fire-tenders passing by the flames, torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and enchanting music from across the world, all of which engage the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths and bridges of Waterplace Park.