Sunny weather is the backdrop for these top things to do in Phoenix this weekend, including a chocolate festival and a golf tourney unlike any other:
Waste Management Phoenix Open
Through February 7
As the golf legends navigate the greens of TPC Scottsdale, fans flood through the tournament gates—approximately 500,000 over the week—to party it up at the “greatest show on grass.” Golf nut or not, it’s an experience. Join the infamously rowdy crowds at the 16th hole, or just hear the roar from afar as you spectate in the sunshine.
17020 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale 85255
Pregame Sunday’s big game at the Brewers Bowl, where breweries will compete to take home a trophy for the ‘best of show’ craft beer. A general admission ticket gets you 20 tastes from 19 local breweries, plus access to food trucks and live entertainment.
Arizona Renaissance Festival
February 6-March 27
This popular outdoor fair returns with all the royal revelry and roasted turkey legs to warrant a few huzzahs. Take a stroll through the medieval village, and you’ll encounter costumed performers, a massive arts and crafts village, festive games and a jousting tournament.
12601 East Highway 60, Gold Canyon 85118
Glendale Chocolate Affaire
There’s no need to wait until Valentine’s Day to indulge. Browse a bounty of chocolate confections, from berry kabobs to chocolate-dipped fried Twinkies, and go behind the scenes on a factory tour of Arizona’s own Cerreta Candy Co. The festival also features romance authors, artists and fun for kids (don’t miss the chocolate pizza-making booth).
58th and Glendale Ave, Glendale 85301
First Fridays at the Heard Museum
The Heard Museum celebrates First Fridays with a free evening of performances, including a fashion show, traditional katsina doll carving and hoop dancing. Museum admission is free during the event, and patrons can sneak a peek at the newest exhibition, Confluence: Intergenerational Collaborations, before it opens to the public Saturday. If you haven’t seen Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, it’s a great chance to catch the exhibit before it ends February 8.
2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix 85004