Best Things To Do In Joshua Tree In May

Bobby Dyer
joshua tree in may

The desert is heating up in Joshua Tree In May

If you are tired of the city, Joshua Tree is a great destination to explore in May before it gets super hot. You can enjoy the early mornings and late afternoons with ideal temperatures and low humidity.

Find your favorite spots to camp or hang out and enjoy the ideal desert weather in May. Temperatures in May range from 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the daytime to 53 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Be sure you pack warm clothes for the evenings because it can get cold and windy in the desert at night.

Top Events happening in Joshua Tree In May:

JTMF Music Is The Soul Concert Series


Enjoy live music with amazing artists from around the world at the Joshua Tree Music Festival’s Music Is The Soul Concert Series. Due to COVID, the traditional Joshua Tree Music Festival was canceled, but the Founders created a great experience to still bring music to the people in a safe way.  Music events are happening multiple times throughout April and May.

Transformational Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

Heal your negative ions with the world’s most powerful healing vortex. The transformative weekend will heal your past and bring you a better future.


Milky Way Photography Workshop

Learn the tips and secrets of photographing landscape astrophotography, star trails, the milky way, and deep-sky astrophotography.


Ekam Circle: Hiroko Momii

May 20

A global gathering to ignite and support humanity’s transformation into the field of higher consciousness.


Rock Climbing and Bouldering

Joshua Tree’s most popular activity is to hit the slab and crawl around on the jumbo size rocks. There are thousands of routes you can climb. If you are new to the sport, we recommend checking out the Joshua Tree Rock Climbing School to get versed on where to start

Go Hiking

If you have ever explored Joshua Tree National Park you will understand how vast it really is. There are endless miles of trails and canyons to explore. Always bring plenty of water when you go hiking because the sun can sneak up on you and wear you out.


The Integratron


The Integration was built by ufologist and contactee George Van Tassel. You can enjoy their daily sound bath events to rejuvenate and relax. Be sure to book ahead and get your reservation as it quickly fills up.


Weekly Local Events in Joshua Tree in May:

Saturdays: Joshua Tree Farmers Market

Joshua Tree is a great destination year-round. Many other extraordinary events are happening and listed on the Joshua Tree Guide website.

For info on the live music scene, the Event Brite has a great list of upcoming shows in the desert area.

If you have any questions about other events happening in Joshua Tree, please contact us at the ITH Coyote Ranch Joshua Tree.


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