Roars and Pours
This happy hour has a bit of a wild side. Guests 21 and older can sip and stroll through select zoo trails with craft brews, wine and food. As the zoo animals start to go to sleep, the party animals will come alive with animal encounters, yard games and live music.
Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, 602.286.3800, phoenixzoo.org, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., $10.
Cinco De Mario
Join Mario Lopez in celebrating this new Cinco de Mayo festival hosted by the Saved by the Bell alum and the city of Scottsdale. The traditional Mexican elements that come with Cinco de Mayo are mixed with Saved by the Bell contests and other games. Food and beverages are sold separately from the general admission tickets.
Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, 3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, 480.874.4607, cincodemario.com, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $15 online or $20 at the gate.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tlaquepaque
Enjoy the rich culture of Mexican history in Sedona with the Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tlaquepaque. Dance along with the music of the mariachi bands and experience the savory flavors of Mexican food. There is free trolley service to get you to the fiesta.
336 State Route 179, Sedona, 928.282.4838, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., free admission.
Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival with games, traditional food and drinks. There will be live entertainment from El Chicano, Latin Breed and Tierra. Enjoy the largest multicultural event in Arizona.
Downtown Phoenix, 200 W. Washington Street, Downtown Phoenix, 602.279.4669, cincophx.com, noon to 10 p.m., $10.
The Brewery Comedy Tour
The best U.S. comedians are traveling to Peoria Artisan Brewery for a night of laughs. Promising to hit more than 300 breweries in America and having comedy stand-ups, Herron Entertainment wants patrons to have the best night on the town.
Peoria Artisan Brewery & Gastropub, 10144 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway, Peoria, 623.572.2816, 8 to 10 p.m., $15.
Scottsdale Bacon and Beer Classic
Guests older than 21 can enjoy more than 100 beers from regional breweries and over 30 different bacon dishes by local chefs. Sample regional ciders and craft beers while indulging on the best bacon dishes out there. Have fun with a blind beer tasting and a Hormel bacon eating contest.
Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, 480.312.2586, baconandbeerclassic.com, noon to 4 p.m., $49.
Cheers to Future Years Fundraiser
Valley residents can enjoy craft beers and food while supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Live music and outdoor games will be provided, while guests can sip on brews to keep the evening going. The newest addition to the fundraiser – Cortney’s Beer Garden – will have outdoor seating with two drink tickets included.
Scottsdale Beer Company, 8608 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, 480.219.1844, scottsdalebeercompany.com, 5 to 10 p.m., $40.
Pub N Grub Block Party
This “old school”-themed block party is a day filled with music, food, and everything that involves fun in the sun. Activities such as cornhole, volleyball and water games will have guests forgetting about the heat. The 42-foot-tall Blue Crush Water Slide is another way of staying as cool as the brews.
Mesa Riverview Park, 202 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa, 480.644.2352, azeventsgroup.com/, 2 to 10 p.m., $7.
Tails and Ales Fundraising Event
Go mutts at Monastery Bar & Grill Mesa and grab a couple of beers to support Valley Dogs Rescue. Mill among the silent auction items, or play volleyball or horseshoes in the grassy backyard. The canines from Valley Dogs Rescue will have a booth of their own. Enjoy live music from Boomer and have a pawesome time.
Monastery Bar & Grill, 4810 E. McKellips Road, Mesa, 480.474.4477, themonasterybar.com/, 1 to 5 p.m., free.
Tavern Americana and Ballast Point Brewery Host Shuffleboard Tournament
Some things just go hand in hand — like shuffleboard and cold beer. Enter Tavern Americana’s Shuffleboard Tournament sponsored by Ballast Point Brewery where up to 20 teams can enter. It’s free to participate. Ballast Point will pour beer samples, and all Ballast Point beers will be available at happy hour pricing.
Tavern Americana, 20469 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, 480.502.6740, tavernamericana.com, 5 to 8 p.m., free.
Sips and Skies – Wine, Beer & Spirits Festival
Discover and enjoy the night skies of Sierra Vista while drinking beers from microbreweries, distilleries and vintage wineries. Take a stroll along the San Pedro River and star gaze while viewing the town’s history. Have fun exploring the Sierra Vista skies and the uncommon grounds of the city.
Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista, 520.417.6960, sierravistaaz.gov, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., $15.