Phoenix Events

Phoenix EventsPhoenix, Arizona is a beautifully scenic desert city that has a lot to offer in the way of events. Home to the Fiesta Bowl, World of Wheels, World Championship Hoop Dance Contest, Arizona Aloha Festival, Festival of the West, Arizona Asian Festival, and the Arizona National Boat Show, Phoenix is chock full of events throughout the year for people of all walks of life to enjoy.

The Carefree Fine Arts and Wine Festival is a nationally acclaimed and juried fine art event featuring artists and art collectors from across the globe. The festival includes more than 160 artists and over 5,000 original works of art. Sculptures of metal, clay, stone, glass, mixed media, bronze, and wood are displayed, as well as pottery, photography, handmade jewelry, and crafts. Oil and acrylic paintings, unique drawings, and mixed media artworks adorn the festival as well as many other genres of art. Wine tastings are offered as you stroll amongst the artwork.

The Arizona State Fair is a large and exciting family-friendly event. The fair features rides, petting zoos, a concert series, eating contests, a beer fest, rodeo events, and magic shows. Native American dancers, stunt men, and drum corps entertain guests, and butterflies, snakes, and bugs are displayed and can be explored by little ones and adults alike.

McDowell Mountain Music Festival is an event made up of numerous musical performances by bands from a wide variety of musical genres. This is a family-friendly event that features a zone for children, a silent auction, and acoustic stage, a marketplace of arts and crafts, and delicious food. One hundred percent of all earnings benefit local children’s charities.

Chandler’s Multicultural Festival is an entertaining and educational festival. It highlights and celebrates cultural diversity through music, art, dance, story-telling, and multi-cultural food.

The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a day-long medieval festival that includes 12 performance stages, arts and crafts, a 30-acre circus, and a jousting tournament. Weaving, blacksmithing, glass blowing, pottery, and other medieval skills are demonstrated, and more than 2,000 costumed actors perform all day long.

The Fountain Hills Great Fair is a three-day-long juried art fair with more than 500 artists from around the world. Over 200,000 visitors flock to this scenic and entertaining fair each year to enjoy live music, food booths, a beer garden, and other attractions.

The Arizona National Livestock Show has been a popular annual tradition since 1948. Exhibitors from around the country show their prize cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, and goats. Cowboys compete in rodeo events and skills such as branding, cow milking, and stray gathering are demonstrated.