For desert wanderers, this May is looking like the perfect time to visit Scottsdale, a month chock full of eclectic entertainment, music and even a bit of culture. This spring, Scottsdale plays host to several one-time events that can’t be missed, and people who love both new and old Scottsdale attractions will find plenty to keep them occupied. Here’s a sample of what’s going on:

  • Jazz Legend Dianne Reeves. For jazz lovers, this one-night-only performance at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on May 5th should be a smash. Dianne is a Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist known for her range, pitch and overall vocal prowess. Get your tickets now, because it’s happening soon. If you’re too late, don’t worry. Those one-time events we mentioned are happening all month long.
  • Rock and Roll Classic Car and Bike Show. Whether you’ve got a classic car of your own or you just want to see what all the buzz is about, the Rock and Roll Car and Bike Show should be at the top of every car lover’s list of Scottsdale attractions. This rockin’ show is absolutely free and hosts anywhere from 400 to 650 classic cars and bikes. Stop by the Scottsdale Pavilions any Saturday evening from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. to check it out.
  • Arizona Restaurant Week.  If you appreciate fine dining, Arizona Restaurant Week is a fantastic time to visit Scottsdale. From May 19th through the 27th, you can sample signature dishes at any of 150 fine area restaurants. You’ll pay no more than $40 per person (minus beverages, tips and tax) for the experience, and that gives you a great excuse to finally try out that restaurant all the local guidebooks are raving about.

This May is shaping up to be an exciting time to visit Scottsdale. From great concerts to fine dining and car shows, there’s no shortage of family-friendly events happening around town this spring. So head on out and drink (and eat) your fill. These Scottsdale attractions won’t hang around forever, but you just might!