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
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
Phoenix Chinese Week Culture and Cuisine Festival
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
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.
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
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.
Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2016
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, encouraged—Saturday is the day to dress your best for a costume competition.