Transport yourself to vibrant New Orleans at the Great Southwest Cajun Fest, relive some of your favorite childhood memories at the Pinewood Derby, catch a favorite film in the park, and other activities happening in and around Phoenix this weekend.  

Transport yourself to vibrant New Orleans at the Great Southwest Cajun Fest, relive some of your favorite childhood memories at the Pinewood Derby, catch a favorite film in the park, and other activities happening in and around Phoenix this weekend.

 

Nirvana Food & Wine Festival

April 19-22

This weekend, rub elbows with some of the finest national and international talent that cooking has to offer at the Nirvana Food & Wine Festival. The festival's event series showcases the best of the best in food and wine, allowing guests to get up close and personal with the talent behind their tantalizing dishes. Celebrity guests include Kurt Russell, Stephanie Izard, Aaron Sanchez and Scott Conant.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, 5700 E. McDonald Drive Paradise Valley, AZ

 

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Great Southwest Cajun Fest

April 21

Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of New Orleans right here in Phoenix at the Great Southwest Cajun Fest. On Saturday, enjoy live entertainment, food and fun inspired by the culture of southeastern Louisiana. Musical acts include Little Hurricane, The Urban Renewal Project, Southern Drawl Band, Funkhaus Brass Band and the Hoodoo Casters.

AJ Chandler Park, 178 E Commonwealth Ave Chandler, AZ

 

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The Sandlot Presented by Street Food Cinema

April 21

You’re killing me, Smalls! Street Food Cinema brings a family favorite to Margaret T. Hance Park this Saturday with an airing of The Sandlot. In addition to the film, enjoy a selection of food trucks, live music, games and more.

Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W Culver St Phoenix, AZ

 

Pinewood Classic

April 21

Relive your favorite childhood memories at the annual Pinewood Classic. The fierce competition, held at Short Leash Hotdogs + Rollover Doughnuts, is an event for the whole family, with children’s races held in the morning and the adults-only competition later in the day. The event features a doughnut bar, balloon animals and a Bloody Mary bar for the big kids.

Short Leash Hot Dogs,110 East Roosevelt St Phoenix AZ

 

Phoenix Improv Festival

April 20-22

Get ready to laugh! The three-day Phoenix Improv Festival is one of the longest-running celebrations of improvisation and unscripted humor in the country. Local and national professional improv groups will gather at the Herberger Theater Center all weekend long to showcase the uniquely hilarious art form.

Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ

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