March arrived with wildflower blooms, baseball, and warm, breezy temps in tow. Whether you’re in town to catch your favorite team or just bask in sunshine, we’ve got a few top things to do in Phoenix this weekend for you to enjoy:
Cactus League Spring Training
Through April 2
It’s the season for sunscreen, shades and lawn blankets. Find your ballpark—and where to grab food before or after—on our ultimate guide to Spring Training. You can also catch fun for the family with former player meet and greets, a sports memorabilia expo and more at the Spring Training Festival, March 5 at the Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, 7380 E. 2nd St, Scottsdale 85251.
Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market
Traditional pottery is the spotlight of this year’s acclaimed American Indian fair, which also features authentic jewelry, weavings, paintings and more work for purchase by more than 600 native artists. While shopping the market, don’t miss the lineup of cultural performances, such as music and an interactive introduction to hoop dancing.
2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85004
Melrose on 7th Street Fair
The Melrose District, an eclectic mecca for vintage shopping, entertainment and galleries, is packing the street with family fun for its annual fair. Stroll through artist booths and antiques at Chester’s Classic Car Show, and refuel with local food trucks and a craft beer garden.
My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge
All-you-can-eat salsa and chips. Now that we’ve got your attention, here are the details: While local chefs battle for the top-rated taste, attendees can scoop up more than 100 variations of mild and hot salsas, and cool the tongue with beer and margaritas. Enjoy your weekend of delicious sampling, and may the best salsa win.
Phoenix Flea Market
On the grounds of downtown’s historic Heritage Square, crafts, clothes, jewelry and art will change hands during Phoenix Flea’s modern market. Besides the saguaro art, potted succulents and hip print tees you’ll find in the collection, gourmet food vendors will be serving everything from mustache-shaped pretzels to craft cocktails.