Would you rather have beer, wine or… peaches? Sample it all at these top things to do in Phoenix this weekend:
Swirl, sip, and socialize along a self-guided wine tour of downtown and uptown Phoenix. More than 20 participating venues are serving $2 or $3 wine samples and complimentary snacks, and are located near the light rail or within walking distance for easy access. Bring cash and show up early to the starting location, CityScape Phoenix, to snag a commemorative wine glass.
Start at CityScape,1 E Washington St, Phoenix 85004
AmeriCAN is cracking open a cold one to celebrate the canned craft brew. Sample rare beers and local favorites from over 100 breweries, dig into food truck fare, check out brewing demos and canning stations, or get competitive in the beer Olympics games.
The sounds of the ukelele and beat of Samoan dance will fill the Musical Instrument Museum during its celebration of Polynesian culture. Join for a musical exploration of island instruments, including a hula performance, interactive dance and demonstration of handmade ukeleles from the Big Island.
4725 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix 85050
May 14-15; 21-22
If you’re peachy keen on the fuzzy fruit, this festival’s for you. The farm has picked its orchard and is dishing up a peach pancake breakfast; pies, cookies, cobbler and more in the bakery; and more peach-perfected sweets and salsas in the sampling pavilion. Families can also enjoy hay rides, train rides and a spin on the carousel.
24810 South Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek 85142
May 13-August 7
El Mac may live in Los Angeles, but the Phoenix-born artist has left his signature on the city’s walls in the form of stunning, large-scale art. His iconic work can be seen along Roosevelt Row, outside Cobra Arcade Bar, and beginning this Friday, in a new (and free) exhibit at the Mesa Arts Center. The opening reception kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. You can also check out his recent mural—a two-story depiction of a woman with a rose—on the building’s exterior.
Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St, Mesa 85201