The Scouted Calendar May 2019

As far as transitional months are concerned, May might be our favorite. Beautiful weather—plus plenty of reasons to celebrate, thanks to Mother’s Day and the kickoff of graduation season—give it a festive, anticipatory feel, and there’s always a variety of events and activities happening to fill our calendar. From a venerable horse show in Main Line, Pennsylvania, to a festival celebrating Jackson Hole’s western heritage, here’s what we’re looking forward to in May.

COLUMBUS, OHIO

Prepare to swing during the Columbus Museum of Art’s next installment of their Jazz Masters Series, Ella, Oscar, Herb and Ray: The Will to Swing! on May 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. Joining Richard Lopez will be Columbus jazz artists Mary McClendon, Tom Carroll, Jim Rupp, and Roger Hines, as they perform iconic hits from some of jazz’s most notable musicians. For more information, call 614.629.0312. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Columbus here.}

 JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

From May 18 to 27, Jackson Hole will celebrate its western heritage with the town’s annual Old West Days. This 10-day festival is in homage to the area’s Western culture, and includes parades, music, dancing, contests, local cuisine, kids’ activities, a rodeo, and so much more (new this year is the Million Dollar Music Fest on May 26). Find more information here. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Jackson Hole here.}

MAIN LINE, PENNSYLVANIA

May 23 through June 2, The Devon Horse Show & Country Fair returns to the Main Line. The show is both the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States, while the Country Fair, established in 1919, continues its philanthropic mission of raising money for Bryn Mawr Hospital, while providing the community with fun-filled, wholesome family activities. Click here for a full schedule of special events, and here to purchase tickets. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Main Line and Philadelphia here.}

NAPLES, FLORIDA

On May 3, the Naples Botanical Garden debuts the special exhibition Natural Oasis: The Art of Mally Khorasantchi. Each painting and collage is a celebration of the ever-changing landscape that surrounds us—expect to see vibrant images of lush tropical landscapes as Khorasantchi communicates her life journey and passion for the natural world. Museum members can attend a members-only preview on May 2. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in the Naples area here.}

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

Yogis are invited to enjoy the splendor of the Ozark Mountains for the Fayetteville Yoga Fest from May 3 to 5. This three-day event is a celebration of movement, music, and mindful living, with a mission to build a community that cultivates compassion, creativity, and connection; see the schedule of events here, and purchase tickets here. Just days later, the Bentonville Film Festival will take place from May 7 to 11 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Co-founded by Geena Davis in 2015, this unique film festival champions inclusion in all forms of entertainment media. The annual, six-day fest connects entertainment industry leaders and major corporate changemakers with a diverse array of storytellers. Find the full schedule and buy passes here. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Northwest Arkansas here.}

RALEIGH, DURHAM & CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA

CAM Raleigh, North Carolina’s leading non-collecting contemporary art museum, will celebrate its eighth year in the Warehouse District with Arthouse 2019 on Friday, May 3 from 8 to 11 p.m. Guests will meet the artists and experience their artwork, while enjoying delicious cocktails and light bites. A live auction will feature one-of-a-kind “un-gettable” experiences, and the evening will conclude with a DJ Paradime dance party. This signature fundraiser supports the transformative exhibitions and education programs CAM has to offer. Purchase tickets and find more information here. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill here.}

TULSA, OKLAHOMA

This time of year, the gardens throughout Tulsa really come alive. Taking advantage of the season, the Tulsa Garden Crawl will commence May 19 at 9:45 a.m., treating attendees to curated experiences at Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa Botanic Garden, Tulsa Garden Center/Linnaeus Teaching Garden, and Gathering Place. Guests will be transported via a party bus and enjoy wines and beers from local breweries and vineyards and pizza from Prairie Fire Pie, all while marveling at the city’s best gardens. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in the Tulsa area here.}