Love will be in the air this weekend, but it’s not all just about celebrating Valentine’s Day. There’s lots of things to do in Phoenix this weekend (and if you are on the hunt for Valentine’s Day plans, we’ve got a blog for that, too).

Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

February 13-14

Through a rhythmic manipulation of colorful hoops (from as many as four to four dozen), native dancers craft symbolic shapes and animal designs in a one-of-a-kind storytelling sport: the hoop dance. Heard Museum’s annual competition brings together top contestants for two days of awe-inspiring performances.

2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85004
602-252-8840

A dancer performs at the Heard Museum. Photo via Facebook.

A dancer performs at the Heard Museum. Photo via Facebook.

Phoenix Chinese Week Culture and Cuisine Festival

February 12-14

It’s time to party like it’s 4714. Phoenix Chinese Week celebrates the recent Lunar New Year and diversity of Chinese culture with a free schedule of entertainment, plus opportunities for shopping and authentic cuisine. Don’t miss the traditional dragon and lion dances.

Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix 85003
(480) 352-3467

Arizona Strong Beer Festival

The state’s strong brews, craft favorites and festival-only features will be out in force. Discover something new from over 120 breweries and a whopping 400 craft beers on tap. When you have to leave beer heaven, just remember there are more Arizona Beer Week events to enjoy in the week to come.

Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix 85012
602-341-5724

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

February 11-21

As top trainers from around the world compete, patrons are invited to watch and celebrate the beautiful Arabian breed with behind-the-scenes barn tours, activities for families and more.

WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale 85260
(480) 515-1500

via Arabian Horse Association of Arizona fb

Photo via Arabian Horse Association of Arizona on Facebook

Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2016

February 12-14

You’ll find big names in the comic universe headlining the Amazing Arizona Comic Con, including Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld. Diehard Deadpool fans can even purchase a special Friday movie screening with introduction from Liefeld. Costumes are, of course, encouragedSaturday is the day to dress your best for a costume competition.

Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd Street, Phoenix 85004

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