The Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest, Arizona Indian Festival, Arizona Strong Beer Festival, and more highlight our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend
Prepare for stunning performances of the men and women who are vying to call themselves World Champion Hoop Dancer. Each presents a unique variation of the intertribal hoop dance, weaving in aspects of his or her distinct tradition and culture.
2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Celebrate the Year of the Boar through the sights, sounds and tastes of the annual Phoenix Chinese Week’s Culture and Cuisine Festival. Shop at souvenir and arts and crafts booths, experience cultural performances, and taste authentic Chinese cuisine.
Margaret T. Hance Park East
1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix
Get ready for a weekend of heavy lifting at the Arizona Strong Beer Festival. Each sip from a frosty cold pint counts as a bicep curl, right? The state’s strongest brews, craft favorites and festival-only features will be out in force in the park this Saturday. Your ticket gets you 40 samples from 130 breweries and a whopping 450 craft beers on tap.
While it's not everyday you can bask in a beer-filled utopia, you can for the next 10. Raise a glass to Arizona Beer Week with more than 200 events state-wide.
Steele Indian School Park
300 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix
Sunday through September 2
The Arizona Science Center invites you to get face-to-linen-cloth at their newest exhibit, opening this Sunday. The largest collection of mummies ever assembled line the museum, with over 40 real human and animal mummies, 85 rare artifacts from across the globe and state-of-the-art multimedia stations to enhance the experience.
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix
A new Arizona music and arts festival breaks ground at Rawhide Western Town this weekend. The lineup features Rebelution, Stick Figure, Atmosphere, Dispatch, J Boog, Trevor Hall and lots more.
Riverwalk at Rawhide Western Town
5700 W North Loop Rd, Chandler
This free two-day family-friendly event serves as a celebration of the region’s Native American roots in culture and ancestral traditions. Guests can view historic dwellings and art demonstrations and enjoy Native American storytelling, performances, music and contemporary entertainment along with an artisan market, food trucks, fry bread stands and kids’ activities.
Scottsdale Civic Plaza
7375 E 2nd St., Scottsdale