Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day & The Indy 500 Provide Plenty Of Partying Opportunities
More than a year after the start of the pandemic, May is the month that Americans are going to be shedding their COVID-19 coats by getting out to bars and returning to the four major events, making it a breakout month for partying and nightlife.
And, of course, don’t forget Mother’s Day, which if you are not with your mom (but be sure and call her!), then chances are you are gathering with friends for some type of champagne or mimosa-filled brunch.
With nearly half of Americans already vaccinated, hesitations among people, government leaders and event organizers are beginning to fade away like foam slowly disappearing from a glass of beer. As of this writing leading into May 1, 43% of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 29% was fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Heck, a lot of Americans are feeling so confident that COVID-19 is licked that they are blowing off the second vaccines or not bothering to get one in the first place. While I personally don’t recommend this approach it shows that people are ready to put the pandemic in their rear-view mirror and step on the gas to get to the fun things in life.
So it’s party time again in America!
People have been bursting at the seams to get out of the house and join others, to go to live events and to return to their normal nightlife life. There is already much evidence of this in many places – Arizona, Florida and Texas primarily as they are 100% open – but there has yet to be a true party “excuse.” That is changing with all of the events taking place in May.
In addition to the big events, there are backyard BBQs, pool parties, beach gatherings, local festivals in some locations and going to rivers and lakes across the country on Memorial Day Weekend.
All of this makes May the breakout party month in America.