March in Phoenix is off to a beautiful start with sunny skies and a weekend full of music, art and craft beverage sampling. Get the details here:

 

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

March 3-5

Downtown's big music festival is back and packed with three days of headliners, including The Shins, Grouplove and Bob Moses (Friday); Flume, Chromeo and Emancipator Ensemble (Saturday); and Gov't Mule, Lettuce, and Railroad Earth (Sunday) plus many more. The 100% nonprofit festival donates all proceeds to local charities. See you in the park!

Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N 3rd Street, Phoenix 85004
(602) 343-0453

 

mcdowell mountain music festival
McDowell Mountain Music Festival

 

Downtown Mesa Brewfest

March 4

Local Arizona breweries and eateries are coming together for a festival filled with games, vendors, free giveaways, music and beer. Tickets are available for $5 for a 12oz pour, while VIP tickets include 4 drinks and a $10 food truck credit. The event is kid- and dog-friendly.

Downtown Mesa, MacDonald St and Main St, Mesa 85201

 

Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

March 4-5

Meet traditional and contemporary American Indian artists during the two-day arts fair that draws 15,000 visitors each year. In addition to shopping weavings, pottery, painting and more media, guests can watch demonstrators craft new pieces and catch a program of stage performances including traditional music and dance.

Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85004

Heard Museum Guild Indian Market
Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

 

Litchfield Park Art & Wine Festival

March 4-5

Welcoming tree-lined paths and lush gardens are the setting for the annual celebration of art and wine in Litchfield Park. Enjoy the fresh air while you browse juried artist exhibits and sample culinary creations (and, of course, wine).

Downtown Litchfield Park, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park 85340
(623) 734-6526

 

Crushbrew Craft Beverage Festival

March 4-5

This event moved from its original date two weekends ago so that festival-goers could escape the rain and sample their craft beer, boutique wine, hard cider and local spirit samples under the warm spring sun. The weather's holding out, and all the craft beverages will be flowing along the Scottsdale Waterfront.

7134 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale 85251
(602) 284-1989

 

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