LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Women wearing decorative hats pose for a picture prior to the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The annual event takes place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. May 4
Cinco de Mayo
Celebrate the annual Mexican holiday which commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory against Napoleon III’s French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Celebrate at a parade or at Mexican restaurants nationwide.
Don’t miss this tennis tournament that takes place over two weeks at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. Naomi Osaka is ranked #1, last year’s winner Simona Halep is ranked #3, and Serena Williams is ranked #11. If you can’t make it to see it live, you can watch it on NBC and the tennis channel. May 26 – June 9
SZA, Lily Allen, Kacey Musgraves, Charli XCX and more. NYC Randall’s Island May 31 – June 2