Taste some of the best brews from across the nation at AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, channel out your inner artist at the Chalk Art Festival, celebrate Hispanic culture at Día del Niño and other events happening across the Valley April 27-29.
The 8th annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival is coming back to Margaret T. Hance Park this Saturday. Ticketholders may choose up to 20 samples from the selection of 250 craft beers from over 100 breweries across the nation. Plus, there will be an assortment of beers otherwise not available in the state of Arizona. Entertainment includes live music, food, a beer science garden, beer Olympics and a rare beer garden.
Both East and West Valley residents can enjoy the annual Chalk Art Festival, held at Tempe Marketplace and Westgate Entertainment Center on April 28. Local artists will create colorful illustrations on large canvas murals for both shopping center guests to enjoy. The whole family can join in on the fun at the KidsZone or the community participation mural area, where amateur artists are encouraged to practice their chalk art skills.
Día del Niño at Phoenix Zoo and Heard Museum
Overheard from my room as he's talking to Alex in the kitchen. "Next time I want to ride a giraffe and a lion!" "I don't think they do giraffe rides, bubba. And they for sure don't do lion rides." 😂 Kameron is now telling him they just need a ladder and he can ride the giraffes. And now he's planning his elephant ride... 🦁 🐘 🐫 #phoenixzoo #kameronmark
Spend Sunday at the Phoenix Zoo celebrating children, animals and Hispanic culture at Día del Niño. Free with zoo admission, the family-friendly festivities include carousel rides, lucha libre wrestling matches, folklorico dances, animal encounters, piñatas, arts and crafts and more.
The Heard Museum will celebrate Children’s Day with a community celebración that includes free admission to the museum for children 12 and under with up to two accompanying parents or guardians. The festivities include arts, storytelling, music, dance, games, and activities for kids of all ages.
FOODstock brings together over 90 food trucks to the West Valley for one of the largest local festivals of its kind. Held inside the Peoria Sports Complex, the festival will offer full-size dishes and $3 samples from each and every truck. For those of age, a full bar will be available. Entertainment includes live music, bounce houses, a barrel train, face painting, Knockerball and more.
Junk in the Trunk will bring together over 170 vendors selling vintage, antique and handmade goods. The curated exhibitors will offer apparel, art, décor and more. In addition to hours of shopping, visitors will also be able to enjoy food, drink, live music and endless vintage design inspiration.