You won’t want to miss any of these upcoming events in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Phoenix Film Festival
The Phoenix Film Festival showcasing more than 300 films and short screenings arrives on April 4-14, 2019. In addition to film viewings, the festival includes a Q&A with actors, directors, and writers; a silent auction; workshops; and networking parties. The festival takes place at Harkins Scottsdale 101, 7000 East Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at their website http://www.phoenixfilmfestival.com/.
- Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours
Experience the beauty and magic of the Phoenix desert in a new light through the Desert Botanical Garden Flashlight Tours. This event allows you to take self-paced flashlight walking tours through the Desert Botanical Garden, which is home to over 50,000 different plants. You and your family can witness the desert as it comes alive with night-blooming plants and nocturnal animals. The tours run throughout the summer months at the Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ. Learn more at their website https://www.dbg.org/.
- Arizona Taco Festival
Taco lovers will not want to miss the 2-day Arizona Taco Festival taking place in October 2019 at the Salt River Fields. More than 50 restaurants are participating and will be dishing out $2 tacos. Visitors can wash down the tacos with margaritas, beer, and soda. Besides delicious food, the Arizona Taco Festival also offers music, entertainment, and fun activities for the entire family, such as Lucha Libre Wrestling and a hot chili pepper eating contest. Learn more at their website https://aztacofestival.com/
- Arizona State Fair
The Arizona State Fair, which has visited downtown Phoenix each fall since 1905, is the state’s largest festival and attracts over 1 million guests. Visitors looking for classic fair eats can feast on cotton candy, funnel cake, corndogs. Thrill-seekers can hop on different rides, and there is always the chance to win a prize playing ring toss or one of the many other games. Fairgoers should also make sure not to miss the live musical shows and other entertainment taking place each day of the fair. Learn more at their website https://azstatefair.com.
In December 2019, visitors of the Phoenix Zoo get to experience a one-kind-event when the entire Zoo gets lit up with millions of sparkling lights and hundreds of enchanting displays at ZooLights. Not only do visitors have the chance to see spectacular displays, but they can also take part in fun family activities. Real reindeers are available for photo ops and entertainment ensembles will be performing throughout the event. Learn more at their website https://www.phoenixzoo.org/.
- CitySkate Holiday Ice Rink
Downtown Phoenix transforms into a winter wonderland when the CitySkate Holiday Ice Rink opens each winter. Visitors have the opportunity to skate on an outdoor ice rink in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Hot Coco and other beverages are available for purchase. Kids have the opportunity to take a picture with Santa when he visits the CitySkate Rink. Learn more at their website http://www.phxicerink.com/.
- Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Markets
Celebrate Native American Arts at the Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Markets in December 2019. Learn about Native American history while watching live performances, viewing unique art, and hearing traditional storytelling. While exploring the Indian Market, visitors can taste delicious and unique food from food trucks, like fry bread, Navajo tacos, and cactus chili. Kids will enjoy participating in the many hands-on activities available, such as painting, beading, pottery, and archery. The event takes places at the Pueblo Grande Museum at 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ. Learn more at their website http://www.pueblogrande.org/events/annual-pgma-indian-market/.