As one spring tradition comes to an end this weekend, two annual favorites roll back into town and one very special exhibit opens at the Phoenix Art Museum. Check out our top things to do this weekend in Phoenix:

Hollywood Costume at Phoenix Art Museum: Through July 6
It’s going to be a star-studded lineup at the Phoenix Art Museum this spring. Batman, Darth Vader, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Superman are just a handful of the iconic characters whose outfits will be on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibit, making its first and only showing west of the Mississippi.

Hollywood Costume Exhibit Phoenix Art Museum

Hollywood Costume at Phoenix Art Museum (Photo credit: Phoenix Art Museum Instagram)


Spring Training’s final weekend: Through March 29
Soon, the 15 Cactus League teams will pack up their bags and head off to their respective home cities, leaving behind the warm, sunny skies of Phoenix. Sorry, Cleveland. So get yourself out to the ballpark by this Saturday to experience one last day on the lawn with a beer and a hot dog in hand. Don’t forget to check out our spring training guide before heading out to a game.

Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts: March 28-30
The award-winning Tempe Festival of the Arts and its 400+ artists return to Mill Avenue this weekend. The weather will be perfect for an afternoon stroll through the hundreds of art booths. In addition, there will be live music, street performers, and nearby wine and beer festivals.

Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts

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McDowell Mountain Music Festival: March 28-30
Just a few weeks after the success of Viva Phx comes another marquee music festival to downtown Phoenix. Margaret T. Hance Park is the site of the annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival, featuring bands such as Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Dwight Yoakam, STS9, Slightly Stoopid, G. Love and Special Sauce and more than 20 more. Get the full lineup and tickets here.

Check, Please! Arizona Festival: March 30
Treat your taste buds to the culinary delights of Arizona’s top independent restaurants at Sunday’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival. Downtown’s CityScape is the the site of the foodie fest, where festivalgoers will dig into dishes from restaurants that have been featured on the namesake show, such as Cowboy Ciao, Tarbell’s and Havana Cafe.

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