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.
Arizona Cocktail Week
The craft cocktail is the star of this week-long celebrating that includes parties, spirit tastings, cocktail competitions, drink specials and more. Most events will take place at the Hotel Valley Ho, while restaurant activities are throughout Greater Phoenix. It all kicks off with a spirited Cocktail Carnival on Friday the 17th.
Varies, but several events will be at Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E Main St, Scottsdale 85251
Photo via Arizona Cocktail Week
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 and activities for families. There's also shopping from 300 vendors and an international cuisine court.
February 18-19 UPDATE: Dates have been moved to March 3 and 4.
Craft wine, cider, beer and spirits samples are flowing for two days of along the Scottsdale Waterfront. The lineup includes wine selections from Arizona wineries, regional craft brewers and live music playing throughout the evening.
7134 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale 85251
Photo via Crushbrew Craft Beverage Festival
D-backs Fan Fest
February 18 UPDATE: Event has been moved to Monday, February 20.
Salt River Fields, the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, goes to the fans as the team hosts a free day of festivities. Grab the fam and enjoy photo ops, a family fun zone, batting cage practice and autograph sessions. Player autograph vouchers are available to purchase in person at the Home Plate Box Office starting at 11 a.m.
401 East Jefferson St., Phoenix 85004
Corks & Cactus
Wine lovers will love sampling against the scenic backdrop of the Desert Botanical Garden. Each day of the two-day event, 40 different wines will be ready to enjoy and purchase from representatives of boutique wineries. The weekend will also include a cooking demo and entertainment. (Psst: Load up on gifts! You can mix and match 12+ bottles for 10% off the total purchase price).