May Hobby Ideas

Each year on the first Sunday of May, The Five Boro Bike Tour takes place. 30,000 riders participate in the 42 mile ride around New York City on a route that is closed to automobile traffic. Popular event. Tickets sell out quickly. See more about Bike Tours around the country.

The first Sunday in May is designated as World Laughter Day. See our pages on Laughter Yoga and Stress Relief.

Train Lovers Unite! Celebrate National Train Day in May. Events hosted in all 50 states. Since National Train Day is observed cross-country, you’ll also find celebrations in Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Chicago to name a few places. Check out your local area for similar events.

Read about the Grand Canyon Train Rides on our Train Ride Trips For Fun page.

The 2012 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be presented at Tom Lee Park on Riverside Drive between Beale Street and Georgia Avenue in downtown Memphis, TN on May 15 – 17, 2014. Tickets can be purchased at the North and South gates at Tom Lee Park. See more on this and other cooking contests.

With the warm weather approaching, May is a great time to get in some fishing time at Cape May, NJ. See more Jersey Shore Vacation Ideas

The Amgen (Bike) Tour of California takes place in May. See more on Bike Tours.

The Maryland Faerie Festival in Upper Marlboro, MD is being presented the third weekend in May. Further information can be obtained by calling 888-607-9134. More information on Renaissance Fairs across the country.

Comic Palooza at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX takes place on May 23 through May 26, 2014 with comics, sci-fi, fantasy horror, steam punk, movies, video games, and gaming tournaments. Also, guest appearances and autographing sessions. See more on Book Collecting.