Events

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

  • Central

    1. Tempe Empty Bowls : Tempe

      February 24 to February 25

      480-296-5573 tempeemptybowls.org

      This hunger awareness fundraiser at Sixth Street Park (Friday) and the Tempe Community Center (Saturday) benefits the Tempe Community Action Agency and United Food Bank's Kid's Café. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

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    2. 39th Annual Dollhouse Miniature Show & Sale : Phoenix

      February 25 to February 26

      480-466-9691 www.phoenixminiatures.com

      ASU West's LaSala Rooms (4701 W. Thunderbird Road) host this show, which benefits Children First Academy. Free make-and-take workshop for children. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $5 admission, $2 for kids under 12.

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    3. Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace : Gold Canyon

      February 11 to April 2

      arizona.renfestinfo.com/

      Get ready to be transported back to the 16th century as one of the largest and most picturesque Renaissance Festivals in the nation prepares for raucous revelry below the foothills of the Superstition Mountains.

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    4. Night of the Open Door : Phoenix Area

      February 3 to February 25

      480-965-5566 asu.edu

      Arizona State University invites the local community to visit any of the five campus locations, allowing visitors to explore the innovative spaces accessible only to ASU students. Dates and times vary by campus location.

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    5. Beth Hyatt Fine Art at Arizona Fine Art EXPO : Phoenix

      February 1 to March 26

      480-229-6175 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. EXPO (26540 N. Scottsdale Road) is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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

      February 1 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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    7. Jossy Lownes Studio #154 at Celebration of Fine Art : Scottsdale

      February 1 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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    8. Fritz Scholder Exhibition at Larsen Gallery : Scottsdale

      February 1 to March 31

      www.larsengallery.com

      The gallery (3705 N. Bishop Lane) hosts this annual exhibit, which includes original paintings, works on paper, sculpture and limited-edition graphics from the more than 100 Scholder works consigned to the gallery.

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    9. 62nd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo – WestWorld : Scottsdale

      February 16 to February 26

      800-745-3000 www.scottsdaleshow.com

      WestWorld presents the largest event of its kind in the world, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators watching exciting competitions and participating in gala parties, educational seminars and an international cuisine court.

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    10. 23rd Annual International Film Festival & Workshop : Sedona

      February 18 to February 26

      928-282-1177 www.sedonafilmfestival.com

      Watch hot new domestic and international films screened prior to release, documentary and animation features, shorts, and a filmmaking workshop.

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    11. 25th Annual Winter Range – Ben Avery Shooting Range : Phoenix

      February 20 to February 26

      www.winterrange.com/

      1,000-plus gather for the Cowboy Action Shooting, competitive events, militaria displays, Western skills and crafts exhibitions, 100 vendors, cowboy entertainment, and food from chuck wagon cooking.

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    12. 53rd Annual Lost Dutchman Days - Rodeo/Event Center : Apache Junction

      February 24 to February 26

      www.lostdutchmandays.org

      Join the rustic fun, which includes a GCPRA rodeo, carnival, pageant, rodeo dance, parade, arts and crafts, bratwurst party and entertainment.

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    13. 31st Annual Great Fair : Fountain Hills

      February 24 to February 26

      480-837-1654 www.fountainhillschamber.com

      View the work of 480 juried artists and craftspeople, and enjoy food, live musical entertainment and a beer garden.

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    14. 18th Annual Coolidge Family Quilt Show — Quilts Paint a Thousand Words : Coolidge

      February 24 to March 5

      coolidgechamber.org/m/listing/view/dsinclair

      In conjunction with Coolidge Cotton Days and sponsored by the Coolidge Cotton Patchers, a chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild, view more than 100 quilts on display, and participate in raffles, displays, demonstrations and challenges.

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    15. "Blacklisters" at Brelby Playhouse : Glendale

      February 17 to March 4

      623-282-2781 brelby.com

      Brelby Theatre Co. (7154 N. 58th Drive) hosts this world premiere production, set in a totalitarian state in the future, when most art and literature has been censored and archived. Show dates and times vary. Contains strong language and violence.

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    16. Legacy of Quilts : Sun City West

      February 25 to February 26

      623-537-5144 patchers.scwclubs.com

      The Palm Ridge Rec Center (13800 W. Deer Valley Drive) hosts the Palo Verde Patchers' 10th anniversary quilt show, which also includes a boutique, antique quilt work, Spring Bling exhibit, raffle and lunch. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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    17. Native Trails at Scottsdale Civic Center Park : Scottsdale

      February 9 to March 30

      800-782-1117 www.scottsdalenativetrails.com

      Experience the rich and varied cultures of Native American nations through storytelling, song and dance at these events, which occur most Thursdays and Saturdays. Visit website for more information, including blackout dates.

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    18. Hot Rod Night at Westgate Entertainment District : Glendale

      February 10 to May 3

      westgateaz.com/hotrod

      Every Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m., more than 200 classic cars will cruise into Westgate for an incredible car show that includes live music, happy hour deals and more. Free and open to the public.

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    19. Provisioner Wines First Anniversary Celebration : Phoenix

      February 23

      www.azstronghold.com

      MonOrchid hosts Provisioner Wines' celebration of the first anniversary of its launch in Arizona. The evening features wine, a barbecue menu from Page Springs Cellars chef Brian Nowicki, live music, an art show and a mechanical bull. Tickets are $35.

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    20. Spring Training Deals at Westgate : Glendale

      February 25 to April 1

      www.westgateaz.com/baseball

      For the entire Cactus League season, fans are encouraged to show their ticket stubs to take advantage of deals at Westgate restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues. Visit website for complete list.

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    21. King Cake, Sazeracs and Jambalaya on Fat Tuesday at Southern Rail : Phoenix

      February 28

      602-200-0085 southernrailaz.com

      Southern Rail (300 W. Camelback Road) hosts this Fat Tuesday celebration, which features a special Mardi Gras menu, festive slices of king cake and signature New Orleans whiskey cocktails. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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    22. 14th Annual Polish Festival : Phoenix

      February 25 to February 26

      480-442-9765 www.polishfestivalaz.org

      Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish (2828 W. Country Gables Drive) hosts Polish cuisine, Polish beer, traditional folk dances, Polish music and family activities from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Free admission and parking.

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  • Northern

    1. Antelope Canyon 100 : Page

      February 25

      www.grandcircletrails.com/antelope-canyon-general-info/

      Experience two of the most photographed land features in the country — Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend of the Colorado River. After traversing the desert to reach these unbelievable features, the run finishes out on Page's plateau.

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  • Western

    1. Behind the Big Guns Tour : Yuma

      February 22

      928-783-0071 http://www.visityuma.com/visit-yuma-tours.html

      This tour departs from the Yuma Quartermaster Depot for an inside look at the Yuma Proving Ground.

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    2. Yuma Masonic Lodge Annual BBQ : Yuma

      February 24

      Support local scholarships, grants and the Bikes for Books program as the Yuma Masonic Lodge kicks off its annual barbecue at the Yuma Civic Center.

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    3. 38th Annual Yuma Art Symposium – Yuma Art Center/Historic North End : Yuma

      February 25

      928-782-1934 www.yumasymposium.org

      This total-immersion art event includes exhibitions, events, demonstrations and performances by nationally and internationally recognized and emerging artists in metal, clay, photography, printmaking, wood, painting and sculpture.

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    4. 3rd Annual Mangy Mutt/5K Desert Run/Walk & 1K Kids Run : Kingman

      February 25

      www.active.com/kingman-az/running/distance-running-races/3rd-annual-mangy-mutt-5k-run-walk-event-2017

      KRMC Hualapai Mountain Campus hosts a variety of races benefitting the Low Cost Spay/Neuter Foundation. Look for their bicycle event held the same day.

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  • Southern

    1. 35th Annual Quilt Show & Sale : Tombstone

      February 1 to February 28

      520-457-2380 www.tombstonechamber.com

      Tombstone Art Gallery hosts a quilt show all month. See beautiful needlework, vote on your favorite, and take quilting classes and demonstrations. Free.

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    2. 69th Annual Vigilante Days : Tombstone

      February 18 to February 20

      www.tombstonevigilantes.com

      Wild West history comes to life in the streets of Tombstone, “the town too tough to die.” Watch street entertainment, an 1880s fashion show, a chili cook-off, shoot-outs and saloon girls.

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    3. Casa Grande Cowboy Days and O’odham Tash at the Rodeo Grounds : Casa Grande

      February 18 to February 26

      casagrandecowboydays.com

      Celebrate a week of roping competitions, a two-day all-Native American rodeo, a parade, "Canadian Only" Maple Leaf Classic roping, barrel racing, chuck wagon chow, music and more.

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    4. Sahuaro Classic Horse Show at Pima County Fairgrounds : Tucson

      February 22 to February 26

      520-762-9100 www.hitsshows.com/arizona/hits-arizona-winter-circuit

      Horse Shows in the Sun presents the fourth of its six-week Arizona Winter Circuit with hunter, jumper and equitation classes for novice and experienced riders. Free.

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    5. 92nd Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade at South 6th & Irvington : Tucson

      February 23

      520-294-1280 www.tucsonrodeo.com

      View the world's longest non-motorized parade, with 200 entries including Western-themed floats and buggies, Mexican folk dancers and musicians.

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    6. Haunted Weekend - Ghost Hunt of Bisbee Masonic Lodge : Bisbee

      February 25

      OldBisbeeGhostTour.com

      Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime chance to investigate the haunted Bisbee Masonic Lodge.

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    7. 20th Annual Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts : Oro Valley

      February 25 to February 26

      https://www.saaca.org/springfestival.html

      Oro Valley Marketplace features up to 150 artists in all mediums, live strolling performances, food vendors and family arts activities.

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    8. Old Time Fiddle Contest at San Miguel High School : Tucson

      February 25

      520-743-7086 www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org

      Enjoy one of the longest-running fiddle contests in the West from the 1940s, with old-time, bluegrass music performed live and unplugged.

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