Explore the Many Things to Do in Phoenix
Whether it's attending a world-class sporting event with the kids or catching a musical festival with friends, you'll never be short of things to do in Phoenix. Consult the list of monthly events below to find out what's happening in downtown Phoenix and beyond.
Sun Devil Baseball: January through June, the Arizona State Sun Devils slug it out on the diamond against other NCAA teams.
Fiesta Bowl: One of the premier college football events of the year of the year takes place at University of Phoenix stadium.
Waste Management Phoenix Open: The largest professional golf tournament returns to Phoenix the first week of February.
Cactus League Spring Training: Bring the kids to cheers on their favorite baseball team at one of 11 ballparks around Phoenix.
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Carefree Fine Arts & Wine Festival: Artists and wine makers gather in the desert town of Carefree, right outside of Scottsdale, to celebrate fine wine and fine art.
NASCAR: Subway Fresh 500: Grab your cooler and head to the racetrack - NASCAR comes to Phoenix with the Subway Fresh 500.
Queen Creek Peach Festival: Savor fresh fruit and sample amazing peach pies, tarts, preserves, and much more.
Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden: Explore the desert's night sights, sounds, plants and animals on the Discovery Trail every Thursday and Saturday all summer long.
Fabulous Phoenix Fourth of July Celebration: Ring in our Independence Day by watching the night sky light up with a fantastic display of colors and patterns.
Summer Spectacular ArtWalk: Come outside and marvel at works from the next generation of painters, sculptors, and other artists.
Grape Train Escape: The Grape Train Escape combines the wonder of riding on an old train with fantastic wine. Sample libations from local wineries as you take a scenic train ride to the Grand Canyon.
Sun Devil Football: College football season kicks into high gear in September. Cheer on the Arizona State Sun Devils as they tackle their rivals on the gridiron.
Arizona Coyotes Hockey: Hockey? In the desert? Our Arizona Coyotes aren't the oldest team in the NHL, but they give even the best teams in the league a run for their money.
Oktoberfest: The Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures doesn't have a dedicated home yet, but they do have one of the more popular festivals in the Valley - and for good reason. Those who can't make the trip to Germany for the real thing can enjoy a taste of Deutschland in Phoenix.
ZooLights: A delight for children, ZooLights brings Christmas to the animals - and affords kids a chance to catch a glimpse of the animals that are a little more lively at night.
Arizona International Auto Show: Grander than World of Wheels, the Arizona International Auto Show brings car enthusiasts - and their eye-catching antiques - to Phoenix for the largest auto show in the Valley.
Los Noches de las Luminarias: The Desert Botanical Garden comes to life with the soft glow from more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags. Open nightly from the end of November through December.
Scottsdale Fantasy of Lights: Scottsdale comes alive with the spirit of Christmas each December. You can drive, but to get a full appreciation for the light displays in historic downtown Scottsdale, plan on walking a bit.
Glendale Glitters: Glendale’s award-winning holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the valley.
APS Electric Light Parade: Enjoy holiday lights on everything from elaborate floats to marching bands.