Stay cool: There’s plenty of fun ahead on our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.
A mermaid, at the zoo? You bet—and there’s even more beach-themed fun and surprises for kids in store during Prowl and Play. Try your skills at riding a mechanical shark, join an animal beach party and get moving to music and hula lessons. The Zoo’s waterslides, splash zone and Leapin’ Lagoon will be open for a cool-down.
455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix 85008
Free Diamondbacks Games for Kids
Take the family out to the ballgame! The Arizona Diamondbacks play the Miami Marlins in a weekend series that’s not only in Chase Field’s air-conditioned comfort, but free for kids. Purchase an adult ticket and get up to two kids’ tickets (ages 15 and younger).
401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix 85004
Chill out to live music and grill in the grove at Queen Creek Olive Mill’s Corn Roast, a feast of local sweet corn, burgers, sandwiches and craft beer, wine and sangria.
25062 S. Meridian Road, Queen Creek 85254
City Lights Movie Nights
An ocean-themed heartwarmer or horror: It’s your pick for special Friday night film screenings. Catch Finding Nemo on a picnic blanket on Central Avenue, or Jaws up on the top deck of LUSTRE Rooftop Bar. They’re both free to see and viewers can enjoy summer evening fun, such as pre-movie activities and prizes in CityScape and drinks with a view up at LUSTRE’s bar.
Bloomsday, a day of commemoration and pub crawls in honor or Irish author James Joyce, comes to Phoenix in a festival at the Irish Cultural Center. Attendees can sample beer and enjoy live Irish music and literature readings.
1106 N Central Ave., Phoenix 85004