Memorial Day has passed and summer's officially in swing. Kick off the month of June with these top Phoenix weekend events.

 

First Fridays

June 2

When the sun sets, the streets of Downtown Phoenix will fill with thousands of event-goers and art enthusiasts. Join in for a self-guided art gallery tour (a map is available on Artlink’s website), find a local watering hole or get in some late-night shopping out of the sun during extended store Vampire Hours along Roosevelt Row, kicking off for the summer this Friday.

 

Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden

Thursdays and Saturdays through September 2

Flashlight tours are back at the Garden for summer evenings of exploration. Grab your own flashlight and stroll desert trails for a self-paced tour of twilight flora, fauna and family-friendly discovery stations: You can get up-close with desert critters such as scorpions and tortoises. (Psst... there's a Flashlight Tours deal on Groupon!) 

1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
(480) 941-1225

Desert Botanical Garden evening
Photo via Desert Botanical Garden

 

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

June 2-4 (continues select dates through July 2)

The classic family favorite comes to life on Arizona Broadway Theatre's stage starting this weekend. See "a tale as old as time" with fantastic costuming, characters and songs, plus enjoy the theatre's dinner and drink menu while you watch. 

7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria
(623) 776-8400

 

Pueblo Grande Museum: Free Admission and World AtlAtl Day

June 3

What's an atlatl? You'll get a chance to find out—and try your hand at throwing the ancient weapon—during Pueblo Grande Museum's annual atlatl demonstration. Join in a competition, or just browse the museum's galleries and Hohokam archaeological site for free: It's the largest preserved site in Phoenix.

4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix
(602) 495-0901

Pueblo Grande Museum
Photo via Pueblo Grande Museum

 

University of Phoenix Stadium Tour

June 2-3

Go behind the scenes for a rare look at one of North America's most unique stadiums - did you know it's the only one with a roll-out natural field and retractable roof? The 75-minute tour involves an accessible walk throughout the facility and chance to learn more about some of its coolest operational features. 

1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale
(623) 433-7165

 

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