Find a flavorful festival or free cultural experience on our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.
This inaugural downtown festival is enticing fans of rooster sauce to taste and sip their way through signature sriracha dishes prepared by local restaurants. Entry to the festival comes with as many spicy tastings as you can handle, plus four alcoholic drink samples. The event also features live music and a game area. Sorry, kids—this one’s for ages 21 and up only.
Brazilian Day Arizona Festival
Celebrate Brazilian culture with a full day and night of traditional dance and martial arts performances, live music, workshops and more throughout indoor and outdoor stages. And yes, there will be plenty of Brazilian food and drink to enjoy—try street foods such as coxinhas and pastels, and the country’s national cocktail, the caipirinha.
Slide Across America
Summer’s not over yet, which means it’s a great weekend to get wet at the world’s largest inflatable waterpark. Slide Across America sports two of the world’s tallest inflatable slides, standing at 42 and 40 feet, along with more than 40 other water slides, zip lines, trampolines and fun for thrill-seekers. Check out the deals for a family four-pack of tickets.
Ballet Under the Stars
September 22-24 (Continues next week, Sept 29-30)
Experience Ballet Arizona performances for free at locations throughout Greater Phoenix. The show program ranges from classic to contemporary, utilizes an outdoor stage with lighting and costuming, and is a great introduction for families to ballet. This week’s performances will begin at 7 p.m. at the following:
Explore some of Phoenix’s top museums for free courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine’s annual event. Visit the link above to grab your free tickets, and zoom in on their Arizona map to find participating local museums such as Pueblo Grande Museum, Heard Museum, Rosson House Museum, Desert Botanical Garden and more.