May is here, which means Spring is in full affect and fun activities await us, like River Jam! May is full of amazing things to celebrate, but if you need a few more holidays to put on your calendar, then check out some of these wacky holidays to observe in May!
National Burger Month
From Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day, there are tons of days to celebrate in May, but you may not know that May is also National Burger Month. Sorry beach bod but Moo & Brew is calling! Who doesn’t love a good burger and in this city there are no limit to the good eats you can find, but if you need some suggestions then check out our 5 Favorite Burger Joints in CLT!
National Bike Month
Since we have (fingers crossed) said goodbye to April showers, that means sunshine every day right? May weather is perfect for bike riding and what a convenience because May is also National Bike Month! A bike tour around Dilworth and Uptown with Charlotte NC Tours is not only a great way to celebrate bike month, but also a way to enjoy this wonderful weather!
May Fun Fact: May 1st is known as May Day, which is the celebration of Spring!
Cinco de Mayo
May 5th or Cinco de Mayo is the day we celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. You may think that the 5th is Mexican Independence Day, but the day is actually to signify the defeat of a European colonial power in Mexico. In the U.S. we now celebrate with delicious Mexican dishes (tacos FTW) and tequila. If you need some suggestions on places to celebrate then check out our 5 Favorite Margarita Places in CLT!
May Fun Fact: Eat What You Want Day on May 11th, you gotta treat yourself. So whether you are crushing it at Sabor or chowing down on your favorite burger at Bang Bang Burgers, make sure you are treating yourself to your favorite food.
Mom’s will always hold a special place in your heart, which is why they have their own special day. The second Sunday in May, the14th is when we honor all the wonderful mom’s in our lives but sometimes is can be hard to find something new to do. How do you give something to someone who has given you everything. Well if you need a place to start, then check out our Favorite Alternative Mother’s Day Ideas!
International Museum Day
There’s nothing quite like an afternoon stroll around Uptown in the spring. But on May 18th, International Museum Day, make sure you include visiting some of your favorite Uptown museums! From admiring modern art at the Mint, discovering science at Discovery Place or learning about Charlotte’s culture at the Levine Museum, go out a support local museums!
May Fun Fact: May 25th is Tap Dance Day and incase you don’t have access to a dance studio or tap dance isn’t your forte, then just get out and get moving! Try out an adult class at Open Door Studios or a ballroom lesson at Metropolitan Ballroom.
Memorial Day is not only the official start of the summer season, but a time to remember those who have served in the Armed Forces. If you are looking for a fun filled weekend of memorial day activities, check out the Memorial Day Celebration at the USNWC!
Whether you needed reasons to celebrate this month or wanted to shake up your May with some fun new holidays, remember there is always a reason to create memories. Have a great May!