Looking for Something to Do This Spring? Check Out Our May/June Adaptive Events Calendar! From east to west and north to south, this May and June are jam-packed with adaptive events that will get you moving your body, trying out different activities, making new friends, fundraising for worthy causes, and advocating for your rights. Check the list below to see what’s happening near you!
Sports & Recreation Events
May 6 | Wings for Life World Run | Anywhere in the world
Run, walk, or roll as far as you can before the finish line catches up to you. There’s no need to travel to an organized event site — just download the app, grab some buddies, and off you go! The best part? All entry fees go toward spinal cord injury research.
May 8-10 | US Disabled Golf Open | Orlando, FL
The United States Disabled Golf Association is hosting their first ever open! Players with physical and intellectual disabilities are encouraged to enter. Registration fees include three rounds of golf and two meals.
May 19 | Adaptive Sports Discovery Expo | Minneapolis, MN
This event is all about exploration and discovery. You’ll get to try out a multitude of adaptive sports without the pressure of being the only rookie in the group. Chat with coaches, test equipment, and find out which activities are offered in your area in your are of the state.
May 19-20 | Gateway Games | St. Peters, MO
Athletes with physical or visual disabilities are welcome to participate in this multi-sport event hosted by the Disabled Athlete Sports Association. Veterans compete for free!
May 31-June 3 | Thunder in the Valley Games | University Center, MI
Head over to the mitten state for the 11th annual Thunder in the Valley Games where you can compete in one (or more) of nine disciplines. The competition is open to athletes with physical disabilities of all ages, and proceeds are donated to Michigan Sports Unlimited, an organization working to provide more access to recreational activities for the disability community.
June 3-8 | Disabled Veteran’s Summer Adventure Week | Telluride, CO
Veterans, don’t wait to sign up for this one. Spots fill up fast because the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program funds all travel, lodging, and program expenses for this six-day outdoor adventure experience. Say what? That’s right, go rock climbing, kayaking, and relax in some hot springs with your new buddies completely free!
June-August | National Sports Center for the Disabled Summer Camps | Various locations in CO
From team sports to outdoor adventure, NSCD offers summer camps for adults and kids of all abilities. Be sure to check out their event calendar on Facebook for dates and details.
June 21-24 | Angel City Games | Los Angeles, CA
Attend a clinic or compete in the Angel City Games at UCLA’s state-of-the-art athletic facilities this June. Open to all ages and abilities, the weekend is filled with opportunities to “run, jump, and throw things” as well as a cookout, fundraising gala, and a celebrity wheelchair basketball game you don’t want to miss!
June 23 | Long Trail Century Ride | Killington, VT
For the eighth year in a row, Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is hitting the trails to raise money for their year-round adaptive sports and recreation programs. Whether you’re a seasoned cycler ready to pedal 100 miles or just looking for a fun, family-friendly ride, they’ve got you covered. If you’re not much of a cyclist, just come for the after-party and enjoy some live music, food, and local beer.
Expos, Fundraisers, and Parades
If you’ve never been to an Abilities Expo, you’re really missing out! Participate in free workshops, adaptive sports, watch performing arts demos, and check out hundreds of exhibitors showcasing everything from new technology developments to various resources for the disability community. All Abilities Expos are completely free!
May 19 | Museum of disABILITY History Fundraiser and Auction | Buffalo, NY
As the museum commemorates its 20th anniversary, you get to munch on hors-d’oeuvres, sip a glass of wine, and learn about the evolution of disability rights. Your ticket helps fund the museum’s educational programs which currently include themes such as disability etiquette, disability history, and an annual film festival.
June 11-16 | Disability Pride Week Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA
Come out and celebrate diversity while being part of a movement that is redefining societal views on disability. The week kicks off with the raising of the disability pride flag and ends with the Disability Pride parade weaving through the streets of Philadelphia.
There are so many great activities going on this spring throughout the United States that we couldn’t include them all. Be sure to check organizations in your area for events not listed here. Now get out there and enjoy life!
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