Welcome to April in Phoenix: You can keep those rain boots and umbrellas tucked away. The month is off to a good start with warm sunshine and plenty of things to do this weekend in Phoenix:
Phoenix Pride Festival
All are welcome to celebrate with the LGBTQ community for a weekend full of festivities. Dash down Central Phoenix during Saturday morning’s Pride Run, ending with an arts festival and fitness expo. The Pride Festival kicks off nearby in Steele Indian School Park, featuring food and entertainment (reggae rock stars Magic! take the stage Sunday night), while 2,000 Pride Parade participants make their way down 3rd St Sunday morning.
CycloMesa Bike Fest
Celebrate cycling with a three-day fest of racing and refueling with great local beer and food. Watch races, tour historical Mesa by bike, tackle rock walls and zip lines, and gather friends or fam for the Mesa Adventure Challenge scavenger hunt.
Downtown Music Stroll
It’s a sunny day, and you’re listening to live local music with a drink in hand. Don’t just picture it: This veritable bar hop is happening Saturday, when participating downtown venues showcase snacks, drinks and tunes to those out for a stroll. The ticket price gets you in and includes refreshments.
Flavors of the West
Experience the cuisine of Phoenix’s West Valley, all in one flavorful location. Top chefs and wineries from the west side are showing off their best side during an afternoon of food sampling, ending with a musical performance from local rock band Gin Blossoms.
Four Peaks Kilt Chaser Festival
Four Peaks Brewery knows how to throw an anniversary party. This year, their festival starts with a 5K and ends with happy patrons full of BBQ and local beer. Here’s what happens in-between: Sign up to run, or just skip to the BBQ cook-off to sample the handiwork of competing teams. Fifteen local breweries are also on hand to showcase what they’ve picked to be their best brews. It’s all happening to the tune of live local music, and if you’d like to go behind the scenes of the host, Four Peaks is open for self-guided brewery tours throughout the event.
Four Peaks Tasting Room, 2401 S Wilson St, Tempe 85282