Arizona Cocktail Weekend, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, and Vegetarian Food Festival top our to-do list this weekend in Phoenix.
Looking for some ways to have a romantic evening in Phoenix? Check out our blog on Valentine's Day dinners and activities.
Through Feb. 23
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.
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale 85260
One of the first gay rodeos to be created, this annual event features traditional rodeo events as well as camp drag events, vendors, food, bars, dancing, games and more.
Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds
7611 S 29th Ave, Laveen
More than 20 events are on the bill for the annual Arizona Cocktail weekend, featuring everything from parties, spirit tastings, and educational seminars, to cocktail competitions, drinks specials and dinners at various venues throughout Greater Phoenix.
These are the weekend's signature events:
Saturday: Join The Cocktail Jam for a night of music from MarchFourth marching band and wildly-inventive, one-of-a-kind cocktails.
Sunday: Pop-up versions of renowned bars from around the state, country and across the globe gather under one roof at Top Bars.
Monday: Root for your favorite at the Last Slinger Standing as they compete for the title of Arizona's Star Bartender.
Meet your favorite players, alumni, coaches, and broadcasters for photos and autographs during the Arizona Diamondbacks' annual Fan Fest.
401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Before the start of the 2020 season, the Phoenix Rising FC will take on the Columbus Crew as part of one of three games that compile the 2020 Visit Tucson Sun Cup.
Casino Arizona Fields
751 N McClinktock Dr, Scottsdale
You'll be able to soak up as much wellness as you can this weekend, thanks to the Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival. For the sixth year, the fest will be in full swing with over 60 vendors, 40 chefs and keynote presenters, workout classes, live music and more.
Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater
3939 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale
Have a taste of the Big Easy in Phoenix at this annual festival. The event features New Orleans and Cajun culture, cuisine and handcrafted beers fused with some Arizona style.
AJ Chandler Park
178 E Commonwealth Ave, Chandler
If chocolates interest you more than romance during the Valentine's Day weekend, live the sweet life at the Sweet Festival, featuring cotton candy tacos, dudge, caramel, and more.
Gilbert Civic Center
50 E Civic Center Dr, Gilbert
Renee Fleming at Mesa Arts Center, Friday
Karrin Allyson at The Nash, Friday
Sarah McLachlan at Arizona Federal Theatre, Saturday
The Westerlies at The Nash, Saturday
Tito Puente, Jr. with The Rico Monaco Band at Tempe Center for the Arts, Saturday
Larry Hernandez at Celebrity Theatre, Saturday
Frankie Valli at ASU Gammage, Sunday
Walk Off The Earth at The Van Buren, Sunday