The Scouted Calendar / May 2016

May is an undeniably lovely month, with lush spring landscapes, lengthening daylight hours, and lots to celebrate (side note: it’s time to start shopping for Mother’s Day and graduation parties!). In our Scouted cities, the month brings a slate of wonderful events, including music festivals, golf tournaments, design shows, and more—as well as a number of opportunities to support great causes. Here are a few we look forward to attending:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Mid City’s spring art showcase, Hot Art, Cool Night, takes place on May 6, bringing thousands of people to the area to view work by local artists and enjoy live music (including a set by Baton Rouge Music Studios’s Young Band Nation in the parking lot of Bistro Byronz). And while football season is still months away, but Tiger Stadium will be packed with fans (of the country music variety) and energy at the end of May for Bayou Country Superfest. The three-day event, which kicks off on Saturday, May 28, brings Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, and more stars to Baton Rouge. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Baton Rouge here.}

Chicago, Illinois

May 28 – 29, Chicago’s Randolph Street Market (which has been referred to as “the SoHo of the Midwest”), is home to the Chicago Antique Market, which Travel & Leisure ranks in the top 3 urban antique markets. With more than 250 vendors offering vintage furnishings and quirky finds—plus live music and entertainment—it’s sure to be a delightful shopping experience. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Chicago here.}

Greenwich, Connecticut

On Saturday, May 28, Greenwich residents are encouraged to come together at the annual Greenwich Town Party. Daryl Hall and John Oates, John Fogerty, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform at the event, which was created as a way for the community to come together in the spirit of friendship and support. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Greenwich and Fairchester here.}

Louisville, Kentucky

Combining two of our favorite things—horses and statement hats—the Kentucky Derby will take place at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 7. Those planning on attending can check out TSG Equestrian editor Molly Knott’s TSG Tip on being a stylish spectator, and for recommendations on what to do and see around Louisville when you’re not awaiting (or experiencing) the fastest two minutes in sports, browse The Scout Guide Louisville.

Memphis, Tennessee

The Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy, a new non-profit that has launched therapeutic riding and barn lesson programs to support individuals with disabilities in southwest Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and northeast Arkansas, will host Jockeys & Juleps, a Derby day fundraising event on Saturday, May 7. The event offers live music, a bourbon bar, a hat contest, and delicious southern fare. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Memphis here.}

Miami, Florida

High design descends on Miami May 10 – 16, when Maision & Objet Americas returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center. Talks by top designers and architects at the Lifestyle Summit and hundreds of brands exhibiting make this event a must-attend for fans of the show’s Parisian counterpart. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Miami here.}

Richmond, Virginia

May 14, World Pediatric Project invites guests to eat, drink, and dance to hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s while raising funds for life-saving pediatric care at the 7th annual “Rock ’n’ Heal” event. In addition to entertainment by cover band Special Sauce, guests can peruse (and bid on) a variety of enticing silent auction items. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Richmond here.}  

Williamsburg, Virginia

The Kingsmill Championship takes place May 16-22 at Kingsmill Resort, bringing some of the world’s best female golfers to Williamsburg. The Women’s Day “Perfect Pairings” event on Tuesday, May 17 is not to be missed, and includes a morning of great food and guests speakers including Crystal Cameron discussing wine, and professional golfer Natalie Gublis. The Championship rounds kick off on Thursday, May 19. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Williamsburg and The Chesapeake Bay here.}

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