Summertime temps routinely reach triple digits in summer, but a 100-degree day in the desert actually feels much more pleasant than an 85-degree day in a locale with heavy humidity. The best thing about summer in Phoenix: It's value season. Prices at resorts, hotels and golf courses plunge as much as 30 percent.
Explore our seasonal highlights below, or view our full event calendar here.
Experience Taliesin West, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's desert masterpiece, under the romantic night sky on Friday evening tours.
May 27-September 2: See, hear and feel the desert at night at the Desert Botanical Garden's flashlight tours, Thursday and Saturday evenings.
Catch the action at a MLB Arizona Diamondbacks game in air-conditioned Chase Field.
July 4: Enjoy fireworks launched from the Mill Avenue Bridge, plus a Family Fun Fest with free inflatables, a beer garden and food court.
July 1-9: Present the Golden Coupon to receive 20% off participating local businesses during Independents Week.
July 4: Celebrate Independence Day with a free family event featuring live music, a classic car display and one of the Southwest's largest fireworks shows.
July 29: Sip on samples from more than 40 participants in a showcase of the state's notable brews.
Keep cool at these upcoming Phoenix art exhibitions and evening events, including artwork from Frida Kahlo, free admission days and the nation's largest artwalk.
Make a splash—or just soak up the sun—at these top local resort pools.
These refreshing cocktails from local resorts and restaurants will hit the spot on a sunny day by the pool.
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