Feb. 3-5

Find out what's happening this weekend in Phoenix. You can see some live music, see the most current art exhibitions and more. Find more things to do this weekend on our event calendar.

 

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Open

Through Sunday

The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Open, hosted by the PPA Tour, is a professional and amateur pickleball tournament that will feature over 1,000 registered athletes and welcome thousands of spectators and fans.

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

 

First Friday Art Walk

Friday

Experience one of the nation's largest, self-guided art walks on the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. Tour more than 70 galleries, venues and art-related spaces throughout the Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue arts districts — as well as some worthwhile stops beyond — for a variety of artwork and creative expression, and to enjoy the spirit and culture of the city. Check out our First Friday guide for all the details.

Downtown Phoenix

 

Arizona Balloon Classic

Friday-Sunday

The sky will be filled with colorful hot-air balloons on the grassy fields of the Goodyear Ballpark for a spectacular sight of mass and color. Spectators can walk on the field and experience the balloons inflation and lift off. 

Goodyear Ballpark

 

Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival

Friday-Sunday

Thunderbird Artists lines the banks of the Scottsdale Waterfront with the greatest selection of juried fine arts, fine wines, delectable chocolates and musicians in the Southwest for the Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival.

Scottsdale Waterfront

 

Angry Crab Shack Southwest Cajun Fest

Saturday

Cajun cuisine aficionados will enjoy dishes like gumbo, seafood boils, frog legs and beignets served up by Angry Crab Shack.

Dr. AJ Chandler Park

 

Parada del Sol Parade

Saturday

Since its start in 1953, the Parada del Sol has grown to be one of the world's longest horse-drawn parades and boasts more than 100 entries, including floats, bands and individual riders. 

Old Town Scottsdale

 

Kierland Fine Art & Wine Classic

Saturday-Sunday

Featuring more than 100 world-class artists, 15 of the region's best wineries pouring more than 150 different wines, dozens of dining options, and live musical entertainment.  

Kierland Commons

 

Super Bowl Experience Presented by Lowe's

Saturday-Sunday

Experience the NFL's football theme park with interactive games like the 40-yard dash, get star player autographs, take photos with the Super Bowl Rings and Vince Lombardi trophy, and visit NFL Shop. Find more Super Bowl events coming to Greater Phoenix.

Phoenix Convention Center

 

Arizona Renaissance Festival (Opening Weekend)

Saturday Through April 2

The Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 16-stage theater, a 50-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long adventure.

Arizona Renaissance Festival

 

Concerts & Performances This Weekend

Shows are taking place more often now, including theatre performances, comedy shows and concerts. Here's who you can see perform this weekend:

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Sports This Weekend

Our local teams are giving it their all. Here's who you can cheer on this weekend:

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Mr.: You Can Hear the Song of This Town

Through March 12

Mr.: You Can Hear the Song of this Town at Phoenix Art Museum is the first U.S. solo exhibition in more than five years to exclusively showcase the imaginative and visually complex works of contemporary Japanese artist Mr., a self-described member of the otaku subculture. Mr. creates feverish, graffiti-inspired paintings and cartoon-like sculptures, installations, and video works that combine high and low culture to examine themes of desire, fantasy, and trauma within Japanese society and among a global audience obsessed with social media.

Phoenix Art Museum

 

Dinosaurs in the Desert

Through April 30

Immerse yourself in a world where colossal dinosaurs and other ancient beasts dominate the landscape in this not-to-be missed prehistoric experience. All new creatures include Giganotosaurus, saber-toothed cat, sea scorpion, terror bird and more.

Phoenix Zoo

 

Playing with Stars: Rotraut at Desert Botanical Garden

Through May 14

The bold and lyrical large-scale sculptures of Rotraut will enliven the Garden t​rails while a selection of her paintings and small sculpture fill the Ottosen Gallery. Known around the world, and based in Arizona, Rotraut’s artwork explores the energy of the seasons and the relationship of nature with the sky, sun and universe.

Desert Botanical Garden

 

Rediscover Treasures: Legendary Musical Instruments

Through Oct. 31, 2023

The exhibition, which features 28 new acquisitions and loans of historical significance, gives guests the opportunity to explore some of the rarest instruments of their kind, including items owned and played by musical icons like Prince, Eric Clapton, and Lionel Hampton.

Musical Instrument Museum