The opening weekend of Cactus League Spring Training, the Arizona Matsuri Festival and the Devour Culinary Classic highlight the top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.

 

Spring Training Opening Weekend

Through March 23


Play ball! It's the opening weekend of Cactus League Spring Training, so grab your lawn blanket and sunscreen to catch the action and get up close to your favorite players. We've got a stadium map, complete spring schedule and more in our Cactus League guide.

 

Devour Culinary Classic

Saturday - Sunday


There are still tickets available for one of the region's premiere annual culinary showcases. Enjoy Arizona's best food and beverage amidst the beautiful backdrop of Desert Botanical. In addition to tastings from top chefs and restaurants, the event will offer opportunities for attendees to learn skills and tips from some of their favorite local chefs and food producers.

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix 85008

 

Arizona Matsuri: Festival of Japan

Saturday - Sunday


Explore the flavors of Japanese food, beer and sake at this annual festival which also features Japanese exhibits, demonstrations, arts and crafts, children's activities, bonsai displays, live music and more.

Steele Indian School Park
300 E. Indian School Rd Phoenix

 

Arizona Roots Music and Arts Festival

Saturday - Sunday

 

This roots and reggae focused festival returns for a second year to Rawhide Western Town, where you'll find performers like Damian "Jr Gong" Marley, Steel Pulse, and Rebelution. Soak in all the chill vibes. 

Riverwalk at Rawhide Western Town
5700 W North Loop Rd, Chandler

 

Concerts

Totally 80's Live with The Motels at The Van Buren, Friday

Simply Three at Mesa Arts Center, Friday

Phora at Crescent Ballroom, Friday

Little River Band at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Saturday

Ekali at The Van Buren, Saturday

Lucia Micarelli at Chandler Center for the Arts, Sunday

Travis Tritt at Mesa Arts Center, Sunday