Arizona Balloon Classic, Arizona Wine Festival, and Tacolandia highlight our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.

 

Arizona Balloon Classic

Friday-Sunday

 

Colorful hot air balloons take flight this weekend for the eighth annual Arizona Balloon Classic. Watch the Hare & Hound race on Saturday and Sunday morning, or bring your crew at sunset when the illuminating balloons glow in time to music. Other attractions include hot air balloon rides, a street food fest and beer garden, and a family fun zone. 

Goodyear Ballpark
1933 S Ballpark Way, Goodyear

 

Tacolandia

Saturday

 

Three words: unlimited taco samples. The fiesta known as Tacolandia is back with Mexican cuisine from the city's best taquerias, ranging from trending hot spots to authentic street style.  Your ticket grants you access to over 50 vendors, plus access to live entertainment and cash bars.

Margaret T. Hance Park
1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix

 

Arizona Wine Festival

Saturday-Sunday

 

It's impossible to whine with wine in hand. Don't believe us? Test the theory for yourself this weekend at the Grand Wine Festival, where more than 30 Arizona wineries sample 200 unique wines in downtown Phoenix. Grab a glass (or two) while listening to live music, shopping with local vendors, and feasting from food trucks. Consider yourself a wine expert? Learn more about Arizona wines at the Arizona Vignerons Alliance Symposium and Grand Tasting.

Heritage Square
113 N. 6th Street, Phoenix

 

Cave Creek Indian Market

Saturday

 

Experience the Old West at the Cave Creek Indian Market, where you can shop for all sorts of handcrafted goods made by American Indian and Western artists while checking out live performances. The event takes place in Cave Creek's modernized Western plaza of Stagecoach Village. 

Stagecoach Village
7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek

 

Joseph Cornell: Things Unseen

Saturday Through August 16

 

The Phoenix Art Museum is showcasing an exhibition featuring the works of Joseph Cornell, a contemporary of iconic artists like Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. See a variety of mediums in his works, including collages, films, and his most well known, glass-paneled shadow boxes. 

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

 

Art of the Cowgirl

Saturday-Sunday

 

Giddyup cowgirls and celebrate western women. For two days, get a feel for the cowgirl life by seeing the first World's Greatest Horsewoman Competition, fine art, live music, and all sorts of horsemanship. 

Corona Ranch & Rodeo Grounds
7611 S. 29th Ave., Laveen Village

 

Concerts

Earthgang at The Van Buren, Friday

Juliana Hatfield at Crescent Ballroom, Friday

The Fab Four at Mesa Arts Center, Friday

Raphael Saadiq at The Van Buren, Saturday

The Texas Tenors at Chandler Center for the Arts, Saturday

Theo Katzman at Crescent Ballroom, Saturday

Patrick Watson at Crescent Ballroom, Saturday

The Almost at The Rebel Lounge, Sunday

Saint Motel at The Van Buren, Sunday