Final Four fan events and free concerts headline the lineup of top things to do in Phoenix this weekend. Here's where to catch the action on and off the court:

 

2017 NCAA Men's Final Four

March 31-April 3

We're down to the four best teams in men's college basketball, and as they contend for the championship title, Phoenix will play host to several fan events to get you pumped up for the games. 

Final Four Friday: Watch the four teams warm up in an open practice at the University of Phoenix Stadium. 

Final Four Fan Fest: The four day sports extravaganza kicks off Friday and continues through Monday with youth clinics, interactive games, exhibits, and a photo opp with the championship trophy.

March Madness Music Festival: Like concerts? How about free ones? It's first come, first served to enjoy a big lineup of musical acts in Hance Park, including Keith Urban on Friday, The Chainsmokers and Grouplove on Saturday, and Aerosmith, Blink-182 and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on Sunday (plus plenty more). 

For more basketball action, check out the 2017 College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at Grand Canyon University Arena—and grab tickets to the big games themselves here.

Final Four Fan Fest
Final Four Fan Fest

 

Phoenix Pride Festival & Parade

April 1-2

Celebrate the LGBTQ community in Phoenix during an annual event open to all. Weekend-long festivities include 150 performances on five stages, an arts expo, activities and nearly 300 vendors and exhibitors. Sunday's Pride Parade, which features colorful floats, music and nearly 2,000 participants begins at 3rd St and Thomas and moves to 3rd St and Indian School at the location of the Pride Festival.

Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix
(602) 277-7433

 

Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts

March 31- April 2

Tempe's annual arts festival lines Mill Avenue with hundreds of arts and crafts vendors presenting their handmade creations. Enjoy a sunny spring day browsing art and entertainment, including street performances, a festival stage, kid-friendly activities and amazing chalk artists. The festival also features a beer and wine garden, food trucks and food court. 

281 S Mill Ave, Tempe
(602) 997-2601

Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts
Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts

 

Sandfest

April 1-2

The Children's Museum of Phoenix presents another year of beachy fun and inspiring artistry during Sandfest, a kid-centric playground of indoor and outdoor activities. The Travel Channel's "Sand Masters" team will create a signature sculpture alongside entertainment and food trucks on Saturday. On Sunday, grab photo ops with the finished creations and enjoy a free day at the museum for grandparents and grandchildren visiting together.

215 N. 7th St, Phoenix
(602) 253-0501

 

Agave on the Rocks

March 31

This is Happy Hour, Desert Botanical Garden-style. Enjoy a 60s and 70s-themed evening with live entertainment, local food, and plenty of agave-inspired libations. Get your own glowing margarita glass and sample agave cocktails and a popular tequila-sampling station.

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

 

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