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  • Central

    1. Spring Heritage Pecan and Wine Festival : Camp Verde

      March 28 to March 29

      www.visitcampverde.com

      This event combines the Camp Verde Pecan and Wine Festival, the Verde Valley Archaeology Center Fair and the Verde Valley Runoff Canoe and Kayak Race into one fun-filled weekend. Admission to most events is free.

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    2. 32nd Annual Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month : Phoenix

      March 1 to March 31

      602-542-4174 www.azstateparks.com

      Special events in towns across Arizona focus on current efforts to preserve our past by protecting our fragile and non-renewable cultural resources. Events include hikes, site tours, lectures and demonstrations.

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    3. Arizona Game & Fish Department Outdoor Expo at Ben Avery Shooting Facility : Phoenix

      March 28 to March 29

      602-942-3000 www.azgfd.gov/expo

      Participate in hands-on activities, demonstrations and exhibits on hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, archery, off-highway vehicle (OHV) and watercraft recreation, conservation and wildlife education, camping and other outdoor elements.

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    4. Cowtown’s 14th Anniversary PHX AM Skateboard Contest : Phoenix

      March 28 to March 29

      480-642-2697 www.phxam.com

      Desert West Skate Park hosts this international skateboarding contest for professional and semi-professional skateboarding teams from all over the world.

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    5. 13th Season of Native Trails Presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation : Scottsdale

      March 5 to March 28

      480-421-1004 www.experiencescottsdale.com

      This series of free festivals celebrates Native American culture and Arizona tribes including Fort McDowell Yavapai, Hopi, Diné and Apache nations, with music and dance, traditional flutes and drums, arts, crafts and jewelry.

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    6. 37th Annual Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo & Parade : Cave Creek

      March 27 to March 29

      www.CaveCreekProRodeo.com

      Watch three rodeo performances featuring top-ranked Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) contestants, with a parade on Saturday at 9 a.m., mutton bustin', rodeo dances on Friday and Saturday.

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    7. 38th Annual Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts : Tempe

      March 27 to March 29

      480-921-2300 www.tempefestivalofthearts.com

      Enjoy one of the top 20 art festivals in the nation, with more than 400 national artists and craftspeople, traditional and ethnic foods, continuous entertainment on multiple stages, street performers, and hands-on activities for children.

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    8. 16th Annual Chandler Jazz Festival : Chandler

      March 27 to March 28

      480-782-2735 www.chandleraz.gov/special-events

      Bourbon Street comes to downtown Chandler with this jazz-filled weekend highlighting local and national bands and jazz in a variety of outdoor and indoor venues. All performances are free.

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    9. 17th Annual Spring Celebration at Sundance Park : Buckeye

      March 28 to March 28

      www.buckeyeaz.gov/events

      Enjoy free activities including the annual egg hunt, entertainment and active games, plus Mr. & Mrs. Cottontail will be available for pictures.

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    10. Prescott's 4th Friday Art Walk : Prescott

      March 27 to March 27

      www.artthe4th.com

      More than 18 participating Prescott galleries keep their doors open to visitors and locals alike for a night of fun, food, music and ART from 5 to 7 p.m.

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    11. 4th Annual Loven Family Run : Cottonwood

      March 28 to March 28

      racetimers.com/loven-family-run.html

      This event benefits VVMC's Hospice Home and includes a 2K run/walk, a 5K run/walk and a 10K run. A good old-fashioned country breakfast at the Blazin' M Ranch after the run is free to participants.

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    12. Scottsdale Home & Travel Show : Scottsdale

      March 28 to March 29

      602-277-6045 www.exposaz.com/home-travel-show

      Look for ways to turn your house into your dream home, or find an ideal getaway that's the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, at this event at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Hundreds of companies will showcase their products and services.

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    13. Run & Gun Challenge : Phoenix

      March 28 to March 28

      www.gorunandgun.com

      This new obstacle-course race at Maricopa Wells of Wild Horse Pass incorporates unique shooting challenges. The race tests physical stamina, strength, drive and teamwork.

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    14. 12th Annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival : Tempe

      March 28 to March 29

      azdba.com

      The Tempe Town Lake marina hosts competitive and recreational dragon-boat races, vendors, and Asian- and Pacific-inspired entertainment. Races will include mixed, men’s and women’s, high school, collegiate, corporate and other teams.

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    15. Open House at Virginia Auto Service : Phoenix

      March 28 to March 28

      www.virginiaautoservice.com

      Virginia Auto Service, an award-winning repair shop, celebrates its 20th anniversary with raffle and door prizes, a barbecue lunch, a dunk tank and other games, special guest appearances, a blood drive and more. Free.

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  • Eastern

    1. Boyce Thompson Arboretum Spring Plant Sale : Superior

      March 14 to March 29

      520.689.2723 www.ag.arizona.edu/bta/

      Stock up on plants grown at the arboretum’s nurseries. This seasonal fundraiser offers visitors an opportunity to ask experienced arboretum staff and Pinal County master gardeners about plants and landscaping in Arizona.

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  • Western

    1. 9th Annual Village Jazz Series : Yuma

      March 1 to March 31

      www.yumajazz.com/village/

      Yuma Palms Regional Center and the Yuma Jazz Company showcase student ensembles and outstanding local jazz artists, Thursdays from 6 to 8 pm.

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  • Southern

    1. Carnival of Illusion : Tucson

      March 6 to March 28

      520-615-5299 www.carnivalofillusion.com

      Celebrate a magical night out at Doubletree Hotel with this top-rated vaudeville-inspired road show.

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    2. 22nd Annual Southwest Indian Art Fair : Tucson

      March 28 to March 29

      520-621-6302 www.statemuseum.arizona.edu

      Southern Arizona’s premiere Indian art show and market takes place at Arizona State Museum. Meet and view more than 200 Southwest Native artists’ work, view demonstrations, enjoy Native food, music, and dance performances.

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    3. 4th Annual Nogales Bicycle Classic : Nogales

      March 28 to March 28

      nogalesbicycleclassic.org

      Take self-paced rides designed for leisurely fun as well as the physical challenge demanded by serious cyclists at Nogales High School. Enjoy the fresh air and majestic beauty of Santa Cruz County.

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    4. Texas Canyon 10K Trail Run : Dragoon

      March 28 to March 28

      520-686-1336 www.amerind.org/events.html

      This all-ages 10K features a variety of trails, terrain, vegetation and awe-inspiring views that are not normally open to the public. Proceeds from the event support the mission of the Amerind Museum.

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    5. Biennial Quilt Show: Splendor in the Desert : Green Valley

      March 28 to March 28

      www.vqgaz.com

      This show at Las Campanas Recreation Center (565 W. Belltower Drive) features more than 145 quilts, judged quilts, a mini-raffle, vendors, a quilt appraisal, food by Sweet Peas Catering and an Opportunity Quilt drawing. Admission is $7 at the door.

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