Head outdoors and enjoy the cool weather headed our way with these top things to do in Phoenix this weekend:
Fridays in the Park: April 25
Downtown’s Civic Space Park is the site where the community comes together for live music, games, art, food trucks and more the second and fourth Friday of the month. This week’s festivities – which are always free – include a special concert by local favorites Wooden Indian.
The Inaugural Pinewood Classic: April 26
The pinewood derbies of days gone by return to downtown Phoenix this weekend. Racers have been hard at work constructing and decorating their kits and they’ll unleash their racers on Roosevelt Row outside of Short Leash’s Sit…Stay this Saturday. Root on your favorite racers as they compete for prizes such as fastest time, best team spirit, best creativity, and more. And don’t forget to enjoy a Short Leash dog while you’re down there (we recommend the Igby).
Chandler Craft Spirits Festival: April 26
Are you a bourbon connoisseur? Do you scoff at well drinks in favor of carefully crafted cocktails? Then the Chandler Craft Spirits Festival is just the place for you. Head to Dr. A.J. Chandler Park Saturday night for an evening of celebrating – and tasting, of course – craft cocktails of all kinds from across the state.
Pat’s Run: April 26
Join thousands of other runners on this 4.2-mile run that celebrate the life of former ASU football star and Army Ranger Pat Tillman. The course takes runners through the streets of Tempe and ends inside Sun Devil Stadium at the the 42-yard line. Online registration has closed, but walk-up registration info can be found here.
Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece in the desert, Taliesin West, is open for tours year round, but best enjoyed when the weather is right for an outdoors tour. The National Historic Landmark, located in the scenic foothills of the McDowell Mountains, offers a variety of tours ranging from 60 minutes to three hours. Get the details on the tours and pick the right one for you here.