Now that we’ve got that heat wave behind us, it’s time to get back to enjoying our regularly scheduled spring weather with our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend:

A Gathering of Carvers: Katsina Doll Marketplace at Heard Museum: April 11
In addition to the nation’s largest gathering of Hopi katsina doll carvers, this Heard Museum event offers patrons live musical performances and carving demonstrations.


Flavors of the West: April 11
The west side of town gets some foodie love this weekend at the annual Flavors of the West festival. Some of the top chefs and restaurants from the west metro area will come together at Goodyear Ballpark for a day of food, wine and entertainment. Some of the restaurants scheduled to appear are Flavors of Louisiana, India Garden, Saddle Mountain Brewery and Fractured Prune (don’t miss out on their donuts!).

ASU’s Native Now Festival: April 11
Celebrate Arizona’s past and present at this 20th anniversary celebration of the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve. The 47-acre preserve—home to the largest concentration of petroglyphs in the area—is the site for this festival celebrating Arizona’s indigenous cultures with music, performances, contemporary art and more.

Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s Great Arizona Picnic: April 11-12
You can leave the basket at home for this picnic. More than 40 local restaurants will be serving up their fare at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s marquee event on the lush grounds of Civic Center Mall. In addition to the fabulous eats and drinks, picnic-goers can take in live music across three stages or just grab a comfy spot on the grass and soak up the sun with friends.

Great Arizona Picnic

Great Arizona Picnic

Phoenix Pride Festival: April 11-12
Join Phoenix’s LGBTQ community for a weekend of entertainment and camaraderie at Steele Indian School Park. The festival features lots of live entertainment—including a Saturday night concert from Wilson Phillips— food and drinks, and Sunday morning’s Pride Parade.

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