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Encanto Park Waterfall

In case you haven’t looked at your calendar recently, Cinco de Mayo is this weekend, and as always, the Greater Phoenix area is going to be buzzing with events to celebrate it. If you’re going to be in Phoenix this weekend, don’t make plans until you’ve checked this list below first! Whether you’re going to be near Tempe, Scottsdale, or want to take a day trip north to Sedona, whether you want to keep it low key or let loose, whether you have children to entertain or friends visiting from out of town…this list has something for everyone!

Things to Do Around Phoenix This Weekend

Dana Carvey Stand Up Show (Special Event)
When: May 4, 2012, starting at 8:00pm & May 5, 2012, starting at 7:00pm & 9:45pm
Where: Stand Up Live
How: 480-719-6100
Cost: $35

El Mexcellente! Cinco de Mayo Block Party
When: May 5, 2012, starting at 11:00am
Where: Canteen Modern Tequila and Fat Tuesday of Tempe
How: 480-773-7135
Cost: Free

Cinco de Milagro
When: May 5, 2012, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Distrito at the Saguaro
How: 480-970-4444
Cost: Free

El Santo Cantina Grand Opening
When: May 5, 2012, starting at 12:00pm
Where: El Santo Cantina
How: 480-584-3801
Cost: Free

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
When: May 5, 2012, starting at 11:00am
Where: Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village of Sedona
How: 928-282-4838
Cost: $10, $5 for children

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
When: May 6, 2012, 11:00am – 8:00pm
Where: Enchanted Island Amusement Park at Encanto Park
How: 602-254-1200
Cost: $7

Cinco de Mayo Salsa Festival
When: May 6, 2012, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: El Pedregal Shops at the Boulders Resort
How: 480-488-1072
Cost: Free

Let’s continue this list in the comments below… If you’ve made plans to do something that didn’t make our list above, add a comment and let us know! We love to hear from our readers.

Speaking of our readers, please help us in thanking, Jonathan, for allowing us to share his stunning photograph of Encanto Park’s waterfall at night in this post. Jonathan is a former Phoenician, a past client of The Hill Group, a friend, and I must say, an outstanding photographer!

Image Credit: boeke on Flickr. CC Licensed.