With summer finally on the horizon, the theme of this month’s events makes sense. From street fairs to “mutt struts,” these events encourage you to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. While you’re there, you can learn a little more about your community and the dedicated businesses and organizations that support it.
May 18, 2019
Organized by the Business Association of Midtown, this annual street fair will feature goods, food and beverages that are all “Made in Midtown.” The Midtown neighborhood of Jackson boasts a growing business and creative culture, put on full display during this lively event. Of course, the event will also feature live music. More details are available from the Business Association of Midtown.
26th Annual Mutt Strut
May 18, 2019
This outdoor event is for the dogs — and their owners! Hosted by the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, the 26th annual Mutt Strut invites animal lovers to bring their pups out for a leisurely walk and a day full of activities. The event raises money and awareness for the local Humane Society, which supports more than 2,000 animals annually. Proceeds will help the organization care for these animals and find their forever homes in the community. More information is available from the event website.
2nd Annual Cornhole Competition
May 19, 2019
One in eight households in the Greater Lansing community struggles with hunger or food insecurity. This event seeks to serve those families in need by raising money and awareness for the Cristo Rey Community Center. Hosted by the community center and the Lansing Brewing Company, the cornhole competition will give 32 teams the chance to battle it out for a 1st place trophy and an important local cause. Register in advance to secure your team a spot. More information is available from the Cristo Rey Community Center and the Facebook event.
Bike to the 500
May 26, 2019
Looking for a creative way to avoid traffic on the way to the Indy 500? Bike Indianapolis invites you to join several hundred other riders as you bike the four miles from downtown Indianapolis’s City Market to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event starts early in the morning with a gathering party full of music, food and fun. Then, riders will take off toward the speedway, where they will park their bikes in a monitored area while they enjoy the main event. This unique event blends an Indianapolis tradition with a tour through downtown and a day of outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Bike Indianapolis or the Facebook event.
Pueblo Parks&Rec Fest
May 31, 2019
Complete with local food vendors, live entertainment and a beer garden, the second-annual Parks&Rec Fest raises awareness for Pueblo’s exciting array of outdoor activities. The event runs all day long, with a full schedule that includes free tennis clinics, a free pickleball clinic, free swimming sessions at the public pool and a movie in the park at dusk. There’s no better time to learn about the local outdoor fun that will keep you busy all summer long. Learn more about Parks&Rec Fest from the City of Pueblo.