The Best Spring Events + Things to Do in and Around Phoenix


There’s nothing better than springtime in the Valley of the Sun!  Spring events in Phoenix and the perfect weather come together for a beautiful season… before the onset of the long and hot summer days. 

Living here, it can be easy to forget all of the fun festivities that surround us.  We live where people vacation and travel to attend certain events that we may just let pass us by. So, in honor of our beautiful weather and the arrival of spring, here is a list of the best events and things you and your family can enjoy!

spring events in phoenix


Arizona Renaissance Festival
Now – April 2 in Apache Junction
Each year you can enjoy music, theater, comedy, food and drink, crafts, games and knights jousting at the Arizona Renaissance Festival.

Cactus League Spring Training
Now – April 1 throughout Greater Phoenix

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey
Now – May 29 at the Arizona Science Center
Cutting-edge Sensory4 Technology provides a walk-through, multi-sensory cinematic gallery experience tracing millions of years of evolution and bringing you face-to-face with the great white shark. 

Caped Crusaders and Everyday Heroes
Now – May 28 at the i.d.e.a Museum
Unmask the history and science behind pop culture and real-life heroes through art and hands-on activities. Discover famous comic book, TV/movie, cultural and mythological heroes from around the world.

A.S.U. Sun Devil Baseball 
Now – May 28 at the Phoenix Municipal Stadium

Family Friday Sunday Series
March 5, 12, 19, 26 at the Gateway Access Area Amphitheater, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale
Connect to the natural and cultural resources of the preserve through the use of their senses, allowing kids of all ages to see, smell, touch, hear and even taste their surroundings.

Arizona Aloha Festival
March 11, 12 at Tempe Beach Park
Music, dance, song, and rhythms of Hawaii and Polynesia. Also enjoy island foods and shop for crafts and products.

Arizona Wild West Festival
March 11, 12 in Cave Creek
Western band competition, gunfight performances, western art show, living history characters, fast draw contest, western stunts, rodeo competition, western fashion show, kids zone.

Circles of Change Conference
March 17, 18 at Because Event Space, Tempe
The Circles of Change Conference is an invitation to come together and change the conversation and culture around health, beauty, and body image. 

NASCAR’s Camping World 500
March 17 – 19 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale

Anthem Days
March 25, 26 at Anthem Community Park
Arts, crafts and business fair, live music, carnival rides and games, food court and beer garden, bounce houses.

Arizona Dragon Boat Festival
March 25, 26 at Tempe Town Lake
Dragon Boats, Craft booths and entertainment.

North Phoenix Moms Blog Moms’ Night Out with Scout and Molly’s Uptown Boutique
March 29 6-8pm at Scout and Molly’s Uptown Boutique
Wine, light bites, scarf tying, make up, shopping with a stylist, 25% off new arrivals, swag bag for each attendee + GIVEAWAYS! 

NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four
March 31 – April 3
Games at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale
Fan festivities happening throughout Greater Phoenix!

Movies In The Park – FREE!!!
Biltmore Fashion Park 
Friday nights in March enjoy baseball favorites in the Center Lawn at 7:00 p.m.
Scottsdale Quarter
Fridays, March 3 – 31 in The Quad near True Food Kitchen at 6:30 p.m. 
City Scape
The Secret Life Of Pets. Friday, March 10th at 6:30 p.m. Patriots Park at CityScape.

Great Arizona Puppet Theater
10am Wed – Sat, 2pm Sat – Sun. $10; $7 ages 12 and younger. Reservations recommended.  


Phoenix Pride Festival
April 1 – 2 at Steele Indian School Park

Phoenix Film Festival
April 6 – 13 at Harkins 101/Scottsdale Theatres

Scottsdale Culinary Festival
April 8 – 9 at the Center for the Arts, Scottsdale

This is just a small list of the great activities around the valley for spring. Hoping to check some out with the family, by myself, and maybe snag a date with the hubby! Are there any you are attending?  Or ones that did not make our list? Let us know in the comments below! 


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