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.)

  • Southern

    1. JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show : Tucson

      January 26 to February 6

      213-629-3030 www.jogsshow.com

      Wholesale jewelry manufacturers, miners, designers and international gemstone and jewelry dealers gather at the Tucson Expo Center (3750 E. Irvington Road) in this show, a top destination for gem and jewelry professionals from around the world.

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    2. History on Tap at the Arizona History Museum : Tucson

      January 28

      www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/tucson/

      The museum (949 E. Second Street) hosts this evening of craft beer tasting featuring the finest local brewers, plus pub food for purchase from a selection of area restaurants. Tickets are $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m.

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    3. Casa Grande Main Street 17th Annual Historic Downtown Street Fair & Car/Bike Show : Casa Grande

      January 21 to January 22

      520-836-8744 www.cgmainstreet.org

      More than 180 exhibitors offer art, pottery, jewelry, clothing, sculptures, food and entertainment starting at 10 a.m.

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    4. 10th Annual Sunrise at Old Tucson Cross Country Trail Run : Tucson

      January 22

      520-991-0733 www.azroadrunners.org/races/detail/sunrise

      In this family-friendly competitive race at Old Tucson Studios, participants receive free entry, trailside breakfast and a T-shirt. The 4-mile trail loops through the dusty streets, horse trails and desert terrain. Children and strollers are welcome.

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    5. J.O.G.S. Show at Tucson Expo Center : Tucson

      January 26 to February 6

      www.jogsshow.com

      This exciting gem and jewelry show with 800 exhibitors draws buyers and exhibitors from all over the world offering fine and finish jewelry, silver, gold, gemstones, findings, beads, minerals, watches, fashion jewelry, décor and gift items.

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    6. Hummingbird Hoedown – Square and Round Dance Festival : Sierra Vista

      January 27 to January 28

      https://www.facebook.com/events/1046777388737179/

      St. Andrews Catholic Church hosts a two-day festival jam-packed with dancing fun. Internationally known caller Jerry Story will be calling Mainstream and Plus levels.

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    7. Pinal County 32nd Annual Agri-Country Bluegrass Festival : Casa Grande

      January 27 to January 29

      520-723-7881 www.pinalfairgrounds.com

      Starting at 10 a.m. each day, Pinal County Fairgrounds hosts jamming, music workshops, AGRI-SPROUTS Kidz Zone, music and craft vendors, clogging, mutt strut contests, Old Fashioned Quilt Show, food and merchant vendors throughout the festival.

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    8. For the Love of Music : Bisbee

      January 28 to January 29

      520-432-7217 artentree.net/loveofmusic.html

      Bisbee’s Premier Chamber Music Series features Skyline Flutes and a quartet.

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    9. American Indian Arts Exposition : Tucson

      January 29 to February 12

      520-622-4900 www.usaindianinfo.com

      Flamingo Hotel Ballroom hosts demonstrations and artists that change every three to seven days. Dances and food held at poolside, with a music concert/jam session on Sunday and authentic arts and crafts from 80 tribal nations.

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  • Central

    1. 2nd Annual Doggie Street Festival Dog and Cat Adopt-A-Thon and Companion Animal Celebration : Phoenix

      January 28

      doggiestreetfestival.org

      Steele Indian School Park hosts this family-friendly pet celebration, which features pet products, food, tips from vets, music, an auction and more. Bring your friendly dog.

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    2. The Phoenix Symphony in Prescott : Prescott

      January 22

      928-776-4255 www.yavapaisymphony.org

      The Phoenix Symphony performs works by Bernstein at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (1100 E. Sheldon Street) at 3 p.m. Tickets are $28 to $39.

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    3. Beth's Images Studio at Arizona Fine Art Expo : Phoenix

      January 13 to March 26

      480-229-6175 www.beth-hyatt-art.com

      The artist is known for painting expressive portraits of people and animals. Her current work focuses on subtle and overt appearances and personal style of African people. The expo (26540 N. Scottsdale Road) is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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    4. One World, Many Voices, Two Languages : Phoenix

      January 22

      602-495-0901 www.pueblogrande.com

      This 2 p.m. event at Pueblo Grande Museum (4619 E. Washington Street) features a bilingual musical performance and presentation on Aztec-style instruments by recording artist Xavier Quijas Yxayotl. Tickets required.

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    5. Archaeology, Artifacts and Artists at Pueblo Grande Museum : Phoenix

      January 7 to January 27

      602-495-0901 www.pueblogrande.com

      Enjoy the January weather with a variety of outdoor and indoor programming at the museum (4619 E. Washington Street), including archaeology classes, behind-the-scenes tours and pottery demonstrations. See website for complete schedule of events.

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    6. Connect2STEM 2017 : Phoenix

      January 28

      www.cox7.com/connect2stem/

      The University of Arizona College of Medicine (435 N. Van Buren Street) hosts this free event with more than 100 hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities for children and families. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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    7. 9th Annual Artists of Scottsdale Ranch Art Show : Scottsdale

      January 28

      www.artistsofscottsdaleranch.com

      From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Scottsdale Ranch Community Association clubhouse (10585 N. 100th Street) hosts 20 local and guest artist showing original works in a variety of media. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served.

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    8. Vanguard Artists Fine Art Exhibit and Sale : Surprise

      January 5 to January 27

      vanguardartists.blogspot.com

      The group of juried West Valley artists celebrates 40 years of excellence with a fine art exhibit and sale at the West Valley Arts Council headquarters (16126 N. Civic Center Plaza). Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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    9. MACFest – Downtown Mesa : Mesa

      January 21

      480-644-6500 www.macfestmesa.com

      MACFest is a free event for the public featuring unique artist creations, music and fun for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

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    10. Camelot at Arizona Broadway Theatre : Peoria

      January 13 to February 11

      azbroadway.org/

      The majestic story of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is brought to life with pageantry, splendor and a magical story of romantic love.

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    11. 46th Annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction : Scottsdale

      January 14 to January 22

      480-421-6694 www.barrett-jackson.com

      WestWorld presents the largest, most prestigious antique and classic car auction in the world, with 700-plus American and European classic, sports and racing cars, with buyers from around the world, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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    12. Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat at Tempe Center for the Arts : Tempe

      January 14 to February 19

      480-921-5700 childsplayaz.org

      When his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know the Cat in the Hat’s mischievous antics will transform their rainy afternoon.

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    13. 24th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival : Carefree

      January 20 to January 22

      480-837-5637 www.thunderbirdartists.com

      Downtown Carefree features award-winning and renowned artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad with live musical entertainment and fine wines from around the world from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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    14. 8th Annual Cave Creek Indian Market : Cave Creek

      January 20 to January 22

      623-734-6526 www.VermillionPromotions.com

      Cave Creek Indian Marketplace presents art, live entertainment and a celebration of the colorful history and rich heritage of the Southwest with a diverse gathering of Native American, Spanish and Southwestern fine artists and craftsmen.

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    15. 6th Annual Arizona Balloon Classic at Fear Farm Sports & Entertainment : Phoenix

      January 20 to January 22

      www.abcfest.com

      Arizona’s premier hot air balloon race and festival offers morning liftoffs, evening glows, live entertainment onstage, fireworks (Saturday only), family fun area with kids activities, and lots of food and other attractions.

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    16. Brian Lebel’s 27th Annual High Noon Show & Auction - Civic Center : Mesa

      January 21 to January 22

      480-779-9378 www.oldwestevents.com

      More than 150 quality Western Indian and fine art dealers offer fine Western art and miscellany, Indian rugs and beadwork, charro, vaquero, historical firearms, Hollywood cowboy, Western books and photography, and historic and silver saddles.

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    17. Arts in the Park Concert Series with Bluesman Mike : Litchfield Park

      January 22

      623-935-9040 www.litchfield-park.org

      The Wigwam features Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band performing a free concert on the front lawn from 3 to 5 p.m.

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    18. 4th Friday Art Walk : Prescott

      January 27

      www.artthe4th.com

      Fifteen galleries stay open late and offer food, musical entertainment, artist receptions and painting demonstrations.

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    19. Chocolate and Wine Experience : Scottsdale

      January 27

      www.scottsdalefest.org

      Scottsdale League for the Arts presents an event highlighting 10 local chocolatiers, 10 local wineries, a chocolate lovers photo booth, chocolate painting and art displays, chocolate massages, chocolate beers, a chocolate fountain and wine tasting.

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    20. Winter Trout Fishing Derby at Tierra Verde Lake Park : Litchfield Park

      January 28

      www.litchfield-park.org

      Bring your fishing gear and cast a line into the lake, recently stocked with 700 pounds of 8- to 17-inch trout, for prizes and giveaways. A fishing license isn’t required for this event.

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    21. 17th Annual Mesa Historic Home Tour : Mesa

      January 28

      www.mesamuseum.org

      Take a self-guided tour of historic homes in and around Mesa on this mostly walkable tour. Tickets may be purchased online but will be available the day of the tour at 9:30 a.m. at a location yet to be determined.

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    22. 2nd Annual Doggie Street Festival at Steele Indian School Park : Phoenix

      January 28

      323-445-5087 doggiestreetfestival.org

      Don’t miss this dog and cat adopt-a-thon and family friendly, fun celebration featuring yummy eats, music, vet tips and auction prizes. Bring your friendly dog and sign up to become a sponsor, member or volunteer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    23. 11th Annual Sun City West Clay Club “Pot Party” at Beardsley Recreation Center : Sun City West

      January 28

      623-544-6530 clay.scwclubs.com/about-clay-club/hours-location/

      More than 50 local potters will be displaying and selling their unique one-of-a-kind, hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery pieces, both functional and decorative, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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    24. Young Musicians Winter Concert at the Musical Instrument Museum : Phoenix

      January 29

      480-840-0457 www.azmusicfest.org

      Recent Musicfest and scholarship winners will delight audiences as these rising stars showcase their astounding virtuosity, technique and style at 1 p.m.

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    25. 81st Annual Waste Management Phoenix Open with Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale : Scottsdale

      January 30 to February 5

      602-870-0163 wmphoenixopen.com

      Enjoy one of the PGA Tour's top events with the finest golfers in the world and the largest crowds on the tour.

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    26. "Capture and Create" at WHAM West Gallery : Surprise

      January 2 to February 13

      623-584-8311 wham-art.org

      The gallery (16560 N. Dysart Road) hosts a unique display of photography and 3-D art. This mixture of media, art taken straight from real life and art made by hand, shows the possibility and expressibility of the artist's mind. Free.

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    27. Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction : Scottsdale

      January 18 to January 22

      russoandsteele.com/get-tickets

      Salt River Fields at Talking Stick hosts this auction during Arizona Car Week. More than 800 collector cars will cross the auction block. Hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day; general admission tickets are $30.

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    28. Exhibition: Altared Realities by Randy Wain : Prescott

      January 4 to March 6

      www.yc.edu/v5content/art-galleries/

      This exhibition at Yavapai College Prescott Art Gallery asserts that the natural world is sacred and worthy of reverence and respect. Opening reception and artist talk January 27 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

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    29. 2nd Annual Doggie Street Festival : Phoenix

      January 28

      doggiestreetfestival.org

      Steele Indian School Park hosts this dog and cat adopt-a-thon and celebration, featuring pet products, food, vet tips, music, an auction and more. Friendly dogs are welcome. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    30. "Gathering Earth" at Herberger Theater Center Art Gallery : Phoenix

      January 6 to January 30

      602-254-7399 herbergertheater.org

      This exhibition, derived and inspired by the natural world, features the work of Candace Greenburg and includes bronze sculpture, mixed-media silk wall hangings and poetry. Free opening reception January 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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    31. Suzanne Brown Jewelry Studio #245 at Celebration of Fine Art : Scottsdale

      January 14 to March 26

      480-225-0930 www.suzannebrownjewelry.com

      Known for her skilled craftsmanship and discriminating eye, the artist displays her new My World on a String Collection, which features stunning stones from around the world: Russia, Australia, Myanmar and beyond.

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    32. Jossy Lownes Studio #154 at Celebration of Fine Art : Scottsdale

      January 14 to March 26

      480-580-3252 celebrateart.com/artsy_gallery/jossy-lownes

      Happy paintings of flowers, figures and forms take center stage with a positive appeal. Located at Loop 101 and Hayden Road, the celebration is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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    33. Introduction to Mindfulness Four-Week Series at Current Meditation : Phoenix

      January 10 to January 31

      602-522-2000 www.becurrent.com

      Current Meditation (4325 E. Indian School Road, Suite 130) offers this four-week guided meditation series. Classes are every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $175 for the all-inclusive four-week series.

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    34. Chandler Symphony Orchestra Presents "To Jupiter and Beyond" : Chandler

      January 29

      480-899-3447 chandlersymphony.com

      The Chandler Center for the Arts (250 N. Arizona Avenue) hosts this 3 p.m. concert, with Maestro Jack Herriman and Alex Zheng conducting. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged.

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    35. Richard Renaldi's "Touching Strangers" at MCC Art Gallery : Mesa

      January 30 to March 24

      mesacc.edu

      Mesa Community College (1833 W. Southern Avenue) hosts this exhibition of photographs that challenge the viewer to explore his or her own assumptions about race, cultural differences, sexuality and presumed identities. Free admission.

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    36. Fitness in the District at Westgate Entertainment District : Glendale

      January 3 to February 28

      www.westgateaz.com/fitness

      Every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., WaterDance Plaza hosts classes in a variety of fitness disciplines. Free and open to all ages and abilities (just bring a mat). Free refreshments and giveaways at every class, plus a DJ spinning music.

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    37. She's Crafty Boutique Grand Opening : Peoria

      January 28

      www.shescraftyboutique.com

      The new boutique (8279 W. Lake Pleasant Parkway, Suite 106) celebrates its grand opening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The do-it-yourself craft studio will host prize giveaways, food trucks, a car show, free kids crafts, games and beer specials.

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  • Western

    1. 12th Annual Woodcarving Expo at Yuma Readiness & Community Center : Yunma

      January 20

      928-373-5000 www.mountainwoodcarvers.com

      View an extravaganza showcasing the talents of area woodcarvers. Vendors will be on hand to introduce newcomers to the craft as well as supply the experts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    2. 38th Annual Tyson Wells Sell-a-Rama : Quartzsite

      January 20 to January 29

      928-927-6364 www.tysonwells.com

      Tyson Wells Show Grounds presents arts, crafts, rocks, gems and a mineral show. Free.

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    3. Wellton-Mohawk Tractor Rodeo at Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation & Drainage District : Wellton

      January 21

      This family fun day benefits the Yuma Regional Medical Foundation and features an antique tractor pull, vintage cars, horseback rides, antique and new equipment displays, a children’s tractor event, live entertainment and a wellness clinic.

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    4. Civil War Days at Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park : Yuma

      January 27 to January 28

      928-373-5198 www.yumaheritage.com

      Watch living history with two re-enactment battles each day. Re-enactment groups from around the West converge for an old-school encampment and mock battles on the grassy grounds of the park.

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    5. 5th Annual Medjool Date Festival : Yuma

      January 28

      928-373-5028 www.yumadatefest.com

      Gourmet Medjool dates grown in the Yuma area are shipped worldwide, even to the Middle East! Enjoy a full day of date fun, with food, entertainment, recipe contests, displays of specialized machinery and tours.

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    6. Desert Gardens Rock, Gem & Mineral Show at Desert Gardens Show Grounds : Quartzsite

      January 1 to February 28

      www.xpopress.com/quartzsite-desert-gardens-rock-gem-mineral-fossil-show.html

      Hundreds of vendors from around the world sell thousands of rocks, gems and minerals to visitors and wholesalers.

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    7. Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Association & Little Delbert Days at SARA Park Rodeo Grounds : Lake Havasu City

      January 28 to January 29

      www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/79/

      Enjoy an old-time country fair and rodeo with activities including gold panning, a roping arena, bounce houses, fishing holes, a cupcake walk, a super slide and a petting zoo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    8. "Our Time, Our History" Presentation : Kingman

      January 21

      www.soundsofkingman.com

      The Mohave Museum of History & Arts (400 W. Beale Street) hosts the presentation "Signs of the Times: Arizona's Golden Age of Neon and Signs," by Marshall Shore, road scholar from AZ Humanities, at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

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  • Northern

    1. 7th Annual BrewHaHa – High Country Conference Center : Flagstaff

      January 21

      877-987-6487 www.flagstaffbrewhaha.com

      This Habitat for Humanity benefit features more than 50 local, regional and Western breweries with 100-plus different craft beers, live jazz, hors d’oeuvres and wine tastings from 2 to 6 p.m.

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    2. Grand Canyon Guitar Society: Judicaël Perroy : Flagstaff

      January 28

      www.CanyonGuitar.org

      Judicaël Perroy, winner of the 1997 Guitar Foundation of America International Solo Competition, performs at 7 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Church.

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    3. Homolovi State Park Star Party : Winslow

      January 21

      azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html

      View the moon, stars and other celestial objects at the park's museum starting at 6 p.m. An astronomy club will have large telescopes available for public viewing. Take a chair, red illumination flashlight, refreshments and bug repellant. $7 per car.

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