When to Come
Many people have heard about the Arizona dry heat. But, while the Valley of the Sun is experiencing hot, pool like temperatures in the summer, just 1 to 2 hours north or northeast people are layering their clothes for cool and crisp weather. And in the winter, while central and southern Arizona are enjoy mild temperatures and chilly nights, folks in the high country of Flagstaff and the White Mountains are bundling up, sliding down the hill with their sleds or waxing up those skis and heading to the ski resorts for some fresh powder.
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some events below may be affected. Please visit the attached links for latest updates.
1-3 WICKENBURG: Hassayampa Boardwalk: Cowboy Christmas – Hassayampa River Walk, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays, find iconic Ferris wheel in addition to carnival games and vendors at the boardwalk, outwickenburgway.com
2 GLENDALE: 50th Annual PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Football Classic – State Farm Stadium, the tradition returns bringing two of the best programs in the country with it! Boasting two of the best teams in the country, battling it out for one last win and a big ol’ payout! fiestabowl.org
2 TUCSON: 1st Saturday Art Walk – Downtown Tucson Warehouse Arts District, exhibition of paintings and sculpture takes place on the first Saturday of each month, visittucson.org
2-16 MARANA: Marana Outdoor Market – Dove Mountain Center, this market brings arts & crafts, produce, products, services, food and coffee, discovermarana.org
3-17 MARANA: Picture Rocks Farmers Market – Sandario Road, a peaceful and serene garden and weekly farmers, craft, and flea market provided for the local Picture Rocks and surrounding communities, discovermarana.org
6-27 ARIZONA STATE PARKS: Wednesday Guided Bird Walks – Catalina State Park, both novice and seasoned birders enjoy the variety of birds that visit and live in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Our experienced bird guide will help you spot and identify various birds as you walk through the park. Please bring binoculars and your mask, AZstateparks.com
8-10 SURPRISE: 9th Annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival – Surprise Recreation Center, more than 100 jury selected artists from around the nation and abroad, live musical performance and more than 40 different domestic and imported wines available for tasting, thunderbirdartists.com
15-17 CAREFREE: 28th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival – Downtown, award-winning and renowned artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad, live musical entertainment, fine wines, galleries and outdoor cafés, thunderbirdartists.com
15 – 03/28 SCOTTSDALE: 17th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo – Jomax & Scottsdale Rd, nationally acclaimed fine artisans working in studio environment, hands-on art demonstrations, entertainment, a café, weekends feature musical entertainment, arizonafineartexpo.com
30 – 02/14 TUCSON: Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase – Tucson Convention Center Arena, Tucson transforms into a shopper’s paradise featuring gems, minerals, fossils, beads, crystals and jewelry-making supplies as well as every type of merchandise remotely related, visittucson.org