EVENT DATE : April 27, 3:00PM
Dr. A.J. Chandler Park

More than 2,000 21-and-over fans of Arizona’s drink scene will mix and mingle just in time for spring. Festival-goers can sample dozens of diverse spirits and plenty of local food truck specialties from Korean cuisine to BBQ. Experience the 2019 AZ Craft Spirit Competition, a double-blind competition where professional judges award medals based on spirit quality. ArizonaCraftSpiritsandCocktailFestival.com

EVENT DATE : April 27, 6:00PM
Basha High School

This community run team event brings awareness and raises money for cancer research and education. There’s an opening ceremony, survivor/caregiver walk, luminaria ceremony and closing ceremony. Check out other teams’ tents, games, activities and dedicated luminarias. ChandlerRelay.org

Vision Gallery

Chandler Unified School District’s most gifted artists display their work for the community to experience in this annual showcase. The burgeoning artists from Basha, Hamilton, Perry, Erie, Casteel and Chandler high schools display more than 100 works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry and photographs. VisionGallery.org

Chandler Museum

This traveling exhibit explores how time and the presence of humans have impacted notable Southwest natural landmarks. Oblique Views features aerial photographs taken in 1929 by famed married aviators Charles and Anne Lindbergh, compared with images taken in 2007-2008 by Adriel Heisey, of some of the Southwest’s most significant archaeological sites. ChandlerAZ.gov

EVENT DATE : 3, 10
Tumbleweed Park

Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and get ready for a free family flick. The movie begins at 8 p.m., and moviegoers are encouraged to arrive early to scope out a spot, grab a snack and partake in games and crafts. Catch Ralph Breaks the Internet on May 3 and The Grinch on May 10. CinePark is a cash-only event. ChandlerAZ.gov

EVENT DATE : May 4, 10:30AM
Turf Paradise

Turf Paradise offers the only location to watch and wager on both the Kentucky Derby and live local horseracing. Attendees also can enjoy a fashion contest, food and drink specials, live music and kids’ fun park. TurfParadise.com

EVENT DATE : May 4, 3:00PM
Chandler Center for the Arts

Join the Chandler Children's Choir for a one-of-a kind concert experience where the audience chooses the story. Catch special guest improv actors and an appearance by the CCC Prelude Choir. You're not going to want to miss this adventurous day of children's choral music at its best. ChandlerCenter.org

EVENT DATE : May 5, 12:00PM
Downtown Phoenix

Experience one of the largest multicultural festivals in Arizona that commemorates Mexico's victory over the French Army in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. The festival will have plenty of entertainment, with rides, games, giveaways, Ballet Folklorico, Lucha Libre, and performances by Grammy-nominated War and Tierra. Traditional food and drinks will be available. CincoPHX.com

EVENT DATE : May 7, 6:30PM
Chandler Downtown Library

Harmless or sometimes beneficial bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites are all around us. Occasionally these microbes become pathogens and infect other living creatures. But sometimes it's more insidious and looks exactly like a zombie apocalypse. Join Epidemiologist Dave Engelthaler for this intriguing discussion. ChandlerLibrary.org

EVENT DATE : 10, 11
Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre

A two-day indoor market of more than 100 vendors of vintage, antique and handmade goods, as well as wine tastings, craft beer, a mimosa bar, massages, classes and more. Live acoustic music and a kids’ zone too. The event will take place Friday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. VintageAndVinoAZ.com

EVENT DATE : May 10, 6:00PM

ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth hosts the Henrys Classic Cornhole Tournament from 6–10 p.m. at Quarthaus in Historic Downtown Chandler (201 S. Washington St.). Participant, spectator and VIP tickets are available. The event will feature live music and games. All proceeds will benefit ICAN’s free programs for disadvantaged youth in Chandler. ICANAZ.org/thehenrysclassic 

EVENT DATE : May 11, 9:00AM
Downtown Chandler

Celebrate Mother's Day with spa treatments, shopping, cocktails, and some of the best breakfast bites in town. Mobile hair, nail and massage stations are the perfect way to help Mom feel special. Moms & Mimosas will feature DJ Jen Jones spinning live, a brunch-themed scavenger hunt, champagne toast, and greeting card making station. ChandlerAZ.gov

EVENT DATE : May 11, 10:30AM
Chandler Center for the Arts

Chandler and Mesa Therapeutic and Adaptive Programs team up for a sporty summer fashion show. From tracksuits to team logos and sports gear, therapeutic All-Stars take to the runway for an action-packed show. Join for the luncheon prior to the show or just attend the show. ChandlerAZ.gov                

EVENT DATE : May 15, 6:00PM
Raintree Ranch Center

The event is a special pre-sale exclusively for newly pregnant families and first-time parents with a child up to 6-months-old, foster parents, teachers, grandparents and military families. This is a great opportunity to stock up on baby gear such as strollers, high chairs and nursery items. The public sale is open May 16-18. For more information and to register visit KidsCloset.biz.

EVENT DATE : May 16, 6:00PM
The Forum

Enjoy group trivia games, as well as food and drink specials, at this event designed for trivia newbies to trivia junkies! TriviaAtTheForum.eventbrite.com

EVENT DATE : May 16, 7:00PM
Desert Botanical Garden

The festive party with a purpose will feature a hosted bar, tequila tastings, field fresh hors d’oeuvres and lively music staged in Desert Botanical Garden’s beautiful outdoor setting. Ticket sales and sponsorship will provide essential infrastructure for Spaces of Opportunity, including shade structures and cool storage. DBG.org

EVENT DATE : 23-26
Phoenix Convention Center

The largest pop culture and comic convention in the Southwest offers geek and pop culture events, panels, guests, and entertainment. With more than 1,000 hours of programs and panels and more than 600,000 square feet of entertainment, Phoenix Fan Fusion has something for everyone and every fandom. Meet dozens of authors, artists, comic book creators and celebrity guests. PhoenixFanFusion.com

EVENT DATE : May 27, 6:00AM
Phoenix National Memorial Cemetery

More than 200 motorcyclists pay tribute to those who served our country by lining Cave Creek Road, the entrance to the National Cemetery, with 500 U.S. flags and then greeting visitors who enter to pay their respects. Also, the national anthem, a bi-plane flyover, and official ceremony in the cemetery. You can sponsor a flag for a veteran for a $10 donation at RidersUSA.net.  

EVENT DATE : May 31, 5:30PM
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

These annual community awards honor local businesses, educators and individuals for their outstanding contributions to the community. The Chandler Chamber Community Foundation awards scholarships to Chandler Gilbert Community College. The evening includes socializing, light entertainment, dinner and awards presentations. ChandlerChamber.com