Innings Festival, PHX Vegan Food Festival, and Chili Bourbon Festival highlight our top things to do this weekend in Phoenix.
Get your 90s nostalgia on at the Innings Festival, where Dave Matthews Band and Weezer will headline. Other acts include Death Cab for Cutie, Portugal. The Man, as well as a handful of appearances from MLB legends like Luis Gonzalez and Ryan Dempster — the perfect pairing for Phoenix's spring training season. Innings is just one of several music festivals happening this spring. Get more details about upcoming music festivals here.
Tempe Beach Park
80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
The Chili Bourbon Festival returns for a third year to give hungry Arizonans a healthy dose of Americana. Be the judge at the major Chili Cook-Off and sample chili from local restaurants, sip on bourbon from national brands like Bulleit and local brands like SanTan Brewing, and enjoy some local country music.
A.J. Chandler Park
178 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler
The perfect yin to the Chili Bourbon Festival's yang, the PHX Vegan Food Festival celebrates its fifth year with more than 100 of Arizona's top vegan restaurants, food trucks, artisans and vendors, as well as live music, cooking demos, and other family friendly activities. Check out some top spots for vegan food in Phoenix on our blog.
Margaret T. Hance Park
1202 N. Third St., Phoenix
The Gila River drainage, which is made up of the Gila, Salt, and Agua Fria rivers, acts as home to a diverse wildlife habitat, history, and culture. Experience the beauty of the area at this festival with guided bird tours, canoeing, archery, fishing, and more.
Base & Meridian Wildlife Area
7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale
Cave Creek is hosting its first ever craft beer fest, highlighting the town's biker bars, cowboy bars, and high end restaurants' craft beer offerings, paired with other breweries from around the country.
7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek
Dance Yourself Clean - An Indie Dance Party at The Van Buren, Friday
Abba Mania at Orpheum Theatre, Saturday
Lou Gramm with John Payne at Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix
An Evening with Itzhak Perlman at Mesa Arts Center, Saturday
JOAN at Valley Bar, Saturday
The Black Jacket Symphony at The Van Buren, Saturday
Il Volo at Mesa Arts Center, Sunday