Looking for something to do in Phoenix this weekend? We took a look at our events calendar this week and noticed a TON of fun things going on, so to make it easy for you we put this list together of things to do for you. You’re welcome.
Friday, May 18
Enjoy the spirit and culture of Greater Downtown Phoenix as you mingle with thousands of other residents and visitors. Tour more than 70 art galleries, venues, and related spaces. Print a map from the Art Link website, and guide yourself. Maps are also available at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Bring your friends along with a chair or blanket and enjoy the sights and sounds of a local band in the Downtown Civic Space Park.
Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20
In the heat of the afternoon, nothing feels better than the air conditioning on full blast, so why not head indoors to the Arizona Science Center to view a ground breaking exploration of the work of Vincent Van Gogh. Immersing the visitor in light, sound, movement and color, Van Gogh Alive is a unique exhibition that combines traditional art, multi-media display technology and cinematic direction to create an unparalleled experience that engrosses, educates and entertains.
Saturday, May 19
Explore downtown Phoenix’s nightlife with the Downtown Phoenix Spring Fling Pub Crawl. Eighteen downtown Phoenix bars and restaurants are part of this fun-filled night of entertainment, food and drink specials only available to Spring Fling participants. Collect Spring Fling beads at participating bars and end the night at the after-hours breakfast.
Come down to the second annual summer block party featuring great food, music, and short films. The event is FREE and open to all ages. Patrons should bring their own seat or a blanket.
Short Leash Hot Dogs will be acting as the gourmet concession stand, serving up their top-notch best hot dogs.
The 2nd year AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival celebrates the craft beer movement during the recognized American Craft Beer Week. This festival includes a craft can award ceremony, live entertainment, craft food, VIP quarters, beer science garden, beer Olympics and over 60 local and national breweries celebrating the canned craft beer revolution.
The 5K Foam Fest is a one of a kind event. A fun and exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners packed with obstacles of all types. The “5K Foam Fest” makes exercising an absolute party.
Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20
Celebrate peach season with the Schnepf Farms annual Peach Festival. Start the day with a pancake breakfast followed by celebrity chef cooking demos. Head to the peach sampling tent or take one of the train rides out to the orchard for peach picking. There will be plenty of activities for the kids with hay rides, train rides and a pie-eating contest.
Between 40 and 60 barbecue teams will be cooking and competing at the Arizona Barbecue Festival. Come out and enjoy a day filled with food, fun and hot competition. The highlight of the Arizona Barbecue Festival is Pit Row, where the cooking teams will be grilling, smoking and braising in their best effort to be named the champion in their barbeque category. The main performance stage will feature live music as well as fun contests and announcements.
Sunday, May 20
Discover the latest spa offerings at The Centre for Well-Bring and Salon Mila during this kickoff to summer open house. Enjoy complimentary mini-treatments, vendor product displays, and giveaways all complemented by an exquisite presentation from The Phoenician’s award-winning culinary team. RSVP (480) 423-2452.