Events

Search our guide to what's happening around Arizona. (Want your event listed? Send an email to Noah Austin at [email protected] Be sure to include the dates of the event, public contact information (phone and/or website) and a brief description.)

  • Central

    1. 68th Annual Gold Rush Days & Senior Pro Rodeo : Wickenburg

      February 12 to February 14

      928-684-5479 www.facebook.com/WickenburgAZGRD

      This annual celebration is one of Wickenburg's signature heritage events and was recently named Arizona's best special rural event by the Arizona Office of Tourism. It includes a Saturday parade, vendors, food, rodeos and more.

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    2. VNSA Used Book Sale : Phoenix

      February 13 to February 14

      602-265-6805 www.vnsabooksale.org

      "Generations of Readers" is the theme for the 60th anniversary of this sale, which will be held at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. More than 500,000 books in 27 categories will be on sale for as little as $1. Free admission; fees for parking.

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    3. Silent Sunday at the Orpheum Theatre : Phoenix

      February 14

      silentsundays.vots-atos.org

      This event celebrates Valentine's Day with "Mantrap," the 1926 silent romantic comedy featuring Clara Bow. Accompaniment is provided by the Orpheum's magnificent Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

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    4. Arizona Renaissance Festival : Apache Junction

      February 6 to March 27

      520-463-2700 www.RenFestInfo.com

      With over 200 shops of handmade items; blown glass, leather goods and jewelry, 13 stages of nonstop entertainment; performances of music, dance, comedy, falconry, acrobatics and 3 jousting tournaments daily – there is something for everyone!

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    5. 16th Southwest Leather Workers Trade Show : Prescott

      February 26 to February 28

      888-289-6409 www.leathercraftersjournal.com

      The show comes to Prescott for the third year in a row. Events will be held at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center.

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    6. Archaeological Lecture : Phoenix

      February 15

      www.az-arch-and-hist.org

      The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society presents "It's All About Scale: Polity and Alliance in Prehistoric Central Arizona," a lecture by Dr. David Abbott, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Medical Center's DuVal Auditorium. Free.

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    7. Silent Sundays at the Orpheum Theatre : Phoenix

      February 14

      silentsundays.vots-atos.org

      Enjoy the moviegoing experience of the bygone era of silent film at the Orpheum (203 W. Adams St.). This Valentine's Day event features the 1926 romantic comedy "Mantrap," starring Clara Bow. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

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    8. 42nd Annual Sun City Fine Art Show & Sale : Sun City

      February 20 to February 21

      This show at the Bell Recreation Center (south of Bell Road on 99th Avenue) is sponsored by the Palo Verde and Lakeview Artists. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free parking and free admission.

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    9. 68th Annual Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo : Wickenburg

      February 12 to February 14

      www.wickenburgchamber.com

      This event celebrates Wickenburg's origins as a ranching and gold-mining center in the days before Phoenix existed. Today, Gold Rush Days draws tens of thousands of visitors.

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    10. Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters : Gilbert

      February 24

      480-279-7194 higleycenter.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=141

      Singer and playwright Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of the Carpenters and brings it to the stage with her six-piece backing band dedicated to re-creating the true sound of the Carpenters.

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    11. Phoenix Rising for Haiti Gala : Scottsdale

      February 27

      www.phoenixrisingforhaiti.org

      This gala at the DC Ranch Homestead (18600 N. 98th Street) raises funds to support Phoenix Rising for Haiti's goal of establishing a sustainable, stand-alone medical clinic in northwest Haiti. NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. will be the special guest.

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    12. 13th Annual Camp Fair AZ : Scottsdale

      February 27

      campfairaz.com

      This event at Rancho Solano Preparatory School (9180 E. Via de Ventura) provides an "up close and personal" chance to learn about local day camps and overnight camps in Arizona, the Southwest and the U.S. It's hosted by Raising Arizona Kids magazine.

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    13. AI's Impact on Labor Markets : Phoenix

      February 15

      http://thefutureofai.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/ai-and-work-public-debate.html

      This panel discussion at the Phoenix Convention Center centers on the impact automation will have on jobs in the future. Panelists from Oxford, MIT, Rice and the Allen Institute for AI will also answer questions posted to Twitter. Free.

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    14. Indradhanush Cross Cultural Dance Festival : Tempe

      February 27

      480-350-2822 iacconnect.org

      Golden-crowned dancers in bright costumes bring the magic of India and the soul of Spain to this event at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Cultural exchange is a key component of the festival, which features elements of Indian and Western dance.

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    15. Progressive International Motorcycle Shows : Glendale

      February 20 to February 21

      800-331-5706 www.motorcycleshows.com

      University of Phoenix Stadium hosts a custom bike competition, stunt shows, family events, live art illustrations, a slot track, custom motorcycle displays, live performances, shopping and more.

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    16. AZ SciTech Festival Activities at GCC North : Glendale

      February 19

      www.gccaz.edu

      Students, employees and community members can participate in scientific events and hands-on demonstrations at the north campus of Glendale Community College from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Family-friendly events include stargazing, chemistry and physics.

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    17. Third Thursday at the Museum - An Evening With Ken Koshio : Tempe

      February 18

      www.tempe.gov/museum

      The Tempe History Museum (809 E. Southern Avenue) hosts an evening of Japanese roots music and Taiko drumming for your spirit, starting at 7 p.m. Each Third Thursday program features dessert, coffee and a creative event. Free admission and parking.

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  • Southern

    1. Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® : Tucson

      February 11 to February 14

      520-322-5773 www.tgms.org/show-2015/

      The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® has something for everyone: special items in every price range for sale; education for all ages and giveaways every hour. The Show will be held at the Tucson Convention Center and starts at 10:00 a.m. each day.

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    2. Fourth Avenue Antique Swap Meet : Tucson

      February 20

      http://www.fourthavenue.org/4th-avenue-antique-swap-meet/

      From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy selling and/or buying quirky items alongside Tucson's dealers, treasure hunters and visitors on historic Fourth Avenue. Find something special for your loved one, or snag a conversation piece for your own living room.

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    3. Tomstone Vigilantes Event : Tombstone

      February 13 to February 15

      http://www.tombstonevigilantes.com/

      The group celebrates its 68th year of service to the community of Tombstone and Cochise County. World-famous T-shirts will be on sale, and the infamous "Hanging Tree" will be up and running. Also includes a raffle, fashion shows and a chili cook-off.

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    4. Hotel Congress Art in the Lobby: Speaking to Love by Liz Vaughn : Tucson

      February 3 to March 9

      520-622-8848 www.hotelcongress.com

      The hotel's Lobby Gallery hosts local artist Liz Vaughn's new set of artworks. The artwork is available for purchase throughout the duration of the exhibit. An artist reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 6, in the lobby.

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    5. Marimba Centennial Concert of Classical Music : Tumacacori

      February 20

      520-287-2521 consulmex.sre.gob.mx/nogales/

      Tumacácori National Historical Park hosts a marimba concert featuring Grupo Sahuaro from Nogales, Sonora, in conjunction with the Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona. Concert is free with $5 park admission.

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    6. Rick Estrin & the Nightcats : Tucson

      February 27

      www.boondockslounge.com

      The Sacramento-based blues masters perform at the Boondocks Lounge (3306 N. First Avenue) at 8 p.m. The group has been serving up fresh and modern original blues injected with a solid dose of gritty roadhouse rock 'n' roll since 2009.

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  • Western

    1. Valentine's Day at Hualapai Mountain Park : Kingman

      February 13 to February 14

      928-681-5700 www.mcparks.com

      Quaint, romantic cabins at Hualapai Mountain Park are available for booking over Valentine's Day weekend. Mention this listing to receive Valentine's Day extras waiting for you in your cabin.

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