Event calendar May 2017.

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Anchorage

MAY 6-7

Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

Now in its 20th season, this is Alaska's premier must-see aviation event with more than 23,000 attendees, including pilots and aviation enthusiasts. Alaska is the "flyingest" state in the union with more pilots and aircraft per capita than anywhere else in the world. greatalaskaaviationgathering.org

MAY-JUN 11-4

Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End

A one-woman show illuminates and celebrates the life of Erma Bombeck. Heartwarming and funny, and a loving tribute to the famous and beloved humorist, Erma captures the frustrations of generations of women struggling with home, family, and women's freedoms, asking "If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What am I Doing in the Pits?" Cyranos.org

MAY 20

Ride AWAIC

Ride AWAIC is a local motorcycle ride to benefit Abused Women's Aid in Crisis, Alaska's largest domestic violence safe shelter and resource center, made possible by the Diamond Girls Motorcycle Club. www.awaic.org/events/ride-awaic

Cordova

MAY 4-7

Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

This week-long festival is a great experience and a wonderful sight to see. As many as 5 million shorebirds rest and feed in Cordova during the spring migration. There are opportunities for bird watching, hiking, presentations, community events, and many more activities fun for all ages. copperriverdeltashorebirdfestival.com

MAY 8

Alaska Visitor Industry Charity Walk

The Visitor Industry Charity Walk celebrates this commitment to giving through a fun, festive community event that raises money for nonprofit agencies throughout Alaska Since the first walk in 2000, more than $1 million has been distributed to Alaska charities. The walk takes place in Anchorage on May 13. alaskacharitywalk.org

Homer

MAY 11-14

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

More than 130 bird species migrate to Kachemak Bay. Sandhill cranes, Arctic and Aleutian terns, Pacific bolden-plover, bristle-thighed curlew, horned puffins, and red-necked stint are only a few bird species visitors might see. The festival includes fun and educational activities for any level of birder and all ages, homeralaska.org

Juneau

MAY 3-18

Juneau Jazz b Classics

]uneau Jazz & Classics _ celebrates its 27th annual festival with sixteen days of soullifting, blues-chasing, live music with concerts, workshops, cruises, and free events all over town. This year's roster will bring Arlo Guthrie, the Grace Kelly quintet, and moie.jazzandclassics.org

MAY 6

Juneau Maritime Festival

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