1. Perfect Weather
Keep your parka and umbrella at home. The average high temperature is 71° (22° Celsius) in February, 76° (24° C) in March, and 85° (29° C) in April.
And the skies stay clear with less than a couple inches of rain throughout all of spring.
2. Baseball is Back
Cactus League Spring Training has more than 200 games scheduled from February 23 to March 27.
3. March Music Madness
Music fans keep a packed schedule during the month of March. M3F (McDowell Mountain Music Festival) and Pot of Gold are annual favorites, and 2018 brings the inaugural Innings Festival to Tempe.
Get the details on all three March music festivals and check out the concerts page for a full music calendar.
4. It's Swimsuit Season
It’s already pool season in Phoenix, so dive into one of these resort swimming pools.
5. Colorful Cacti
Blooming cactuses and wildflowers reveal why the Sonoran Desert is among the lushest deserts in the world.
6. Eat, Drink and Be Merry
It's prime season for food and drink fests. Explore the local culinary scene at events such as the Street Eats Food Truck Festival, Devour Culinary Classic and Flavors of the West.
7. Sonoran Explorin'
Spring is the prime season for exploring the Sonoran Desert, whether it be hiking, biking, kayaking, canyoneering or paddle boarding.
8. Dine Under Sun and Stars
One dinner under the springtime sun or stars, and you’ll understand why so many of Phoenix’s restaurants have patios. Check out our list of some of the best restaurant patios in town.
9. Gorgeous Greens
Phoenix's signature golf courses are in pristine condition.
10. Grand Adventure
A day trip to the Grand Canyon won’t include large summer crowds.