There's no shortage of ways to send out August this weekend. Here's where to do some shopping at a local market, visit a National Park, or catch a show at Phoenix's newest music venue:

 

Made. A Local Market

August 26 and 27

More than 100 local vendors and artisans gather under one roof this weekend at the Mesa Convention Center. Shop everything from home decor to homemade pastries all while investing your dollars back into the local economy. Sign up online now for workshops like creative journaling, wood sign making, and jewelry creation.

263 North Center St, Mesa
(480) 390-5493

 

Made. A Local Market
Made. A Local Market

 

Free Summer Sunday at The Heard Museum

August 27

As the hot summer temperatures come to an end, so does Free Summer Sunday. Don't miss your last chance to enjoy free performances, artist demonstrations, and more at The Heard Museum. Watch a performance from a seven time world champion dancer, create a fluffy sheep out of colored wool, and cool of with a Palettas Betty hand-made ice pop. 

2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
(602) 252-8840

 

Heard Museum exterior
The Heard Museum

 

Day Trip to a National Park

August 25

Celebrate the start of the National Parks Service's second century for their 101st birthday. Receive waived admission and free commercial tours in all 22 of Arizona's National Parks. Trek the Grand Canyon, paddle across Lake Mead, or explore the Petrified Forest for free this Friday. So grab your camera, lace up your hiking boots, and leave your wallet behind when you visit the parks listed here.

Grand Canyon National Park
 

 

Sports This Weekend

Root for the home team this weekend at a Phoenix sporting event. Head to Chase Field to watch the Diamondbacks go head-to-head with the San Francisco Giants or cheer on the Phoenix Rising on Saturday as they compete against the highly-ranked Sacramento Republic. 

 

Performances This Weekend

Phoenix's newest live music venue, The Van Buren, opens its doors for an inaugural weekend of concerts you won't want to miss.

Seven Lions performs at The Van Buren, Friday

Lord Huron performs at The Van Buren, Saturday

Sylvan Esso performs at The Van Buren, Sunday

Dierks Bentley and special guests Cole Swindel and Jon Pardi perform at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Saturday

Shrek the Musical, the Oscar winning film takes the stage at Herberger Theater Center, Friday-Sunday