Temperatures are on the rise, but we've got you covered. Take a trip to the art museum, hop on a moon lit train ride, or walk the art-filled streets of Downtown Phoenix this weekend.


Free Family Weekend at Phoenix Art Museum

July 8-9

Get creative with your whole crew this weekend at the Phoenix Art Museum.  You'll receive free general admission to experience live performances, tours, story time, and hands-on activities. Kids have the opportunity to learn and make art with featured local artists and go on a scavenger hunt throughout the museum.

1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix
(602) 257-1222

Phoenix Art Museum free family day


Day trip idea: Starlight Train Ride with Verde Canyon Railroad

July 8

Relax under the stars on an evening train ride aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad. Watch as the sun sets beneath the high cliffs before reaching the turnaround point in Perkinsville, where you'll catch glimpses of serene nocturnal wildlife. 

300 N Broadway, Clarkdale

Verde Canyon Railroad


First Fridays Art Walk

July 7

Hit the streets of Downtown Phoenix and experience the city's spirit and culture through over 100 galleries, venues, and art-related spaces. Join the fun in a self-guided art tour or even get some shopping done after dark with Roosevelt Row's Vampire Hours. Don't forget to use your Independents Week Golden Ticket to receive 20 percent off local favorites.

Artlink First Fridays


Performances Happening This Weekend

  • The Little Mermaid, Disney's classic musical at Hale Centre Theater: Friday and Saturday 

  • Beauty and the Beast, a Broadway favorite at the Herberger Theater Center: Friday-Sunday

  • Prince Royce performs at Comerica Theater: Saturday

  • Deftones and Rise Against perform at Ak-Chin Pavillion: Sunday