Craft beverage festivals and the return of competitions, shopping and food at the annual Arabian Horse Show top our things to do in Phoenix this weekend.
The craft cocktail is the star of this celebration, including a Cocktail Jam on Saturday pairing live music and popular spirit brands at downtown's The Van Buren. Then, Sunday's Top Bars showcases pop-up versions of national and global bars. Downtown is slinging dinners, Arizona Cocktail Week-End events and exclusive tastings throughout the weekend.
Photo credit: Arizona Cocktail Week-End
As top trainers from around the world compete, guests are invited to watch and celebrate the beautiful Arabian horse breed with behind-the-scenes barn tours and activities for families. There's also shopping from 300 vendors and an international cuisine court.
Photo credit: Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
Craft wine, cider, beer and spirits samples will flow in the plaza this Saturday in a sampling event where you vote for your favorites to win The People's Choice Award. The lineup includes wine selections from Arizona wineries, regional craft brewers, a food truck caravan, Craft Whiskey Lounge and live music playing throughout the evening.
Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, 7375 E 2nd St, Scottsdale
Photo credit: Crushbrew Craft Beverage Festival
Phoenix Chinese Week & Culture Festival
Friday kicks off the Year of the Dog, and you can celebrate it here in Phoenix with a family-friendly festival packed with martial arts demos, folk dances, musical performances, activities in the Children's Pavilion, famous dragon and lion dances, craft booths, and traditional dishes, happening the entire weekend.
Margaret T Hance Park East, 1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix
Photo credit: Phoenix Chinese Week
Through February 25
Catch 21 new films and five short films in a two-week event celebrating Jewish cinema at venues throughout Greater Phoenix. The 22nd year of the film festival brings adventures from South Korea to the Soviet Union to Swiss mountaintops to your movie theater seat.