When to Come

Weather

 

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.

 

 

 

Events Calendar

Events subject to change. Please visit event links for latest updates.

 

March 2024

 

1-24 Scottsdale: Arizona Fine Art Expo – MacDonald’s Ranch, a select group of artists from around the world will be showcasing their one-of-a-kind artworks, arizonafineartexpo.com

 

1-30 Tucson: Haunted Ghost Tours – Old Tucson, guided tours, select dates, grab your lantern, and gather your nerves to hear the stories and legends of ghosts, oldtucson.com

 

1-30 Tucson: Legends of the Wild West – Old Tucson, select dates, meet the legends who braved Southern Arizona during the 1800’s, learn their stories through entertainment, become a part of the Wild West, oldtucson.com

 

1-04/28 Wickenburg: Mexican Folk Art: Artesanía del Pueblo – Desert Caballeros Western Museum, a journey into diverse, colorful art from various regions of Mexico, westernmuseum.org

 

1-06/03 Scottsdale: American Icons: Wright & O’Keeffe – Taliesin West, spotlighting Wright and O’Keeffe, shown in an intimate setting, against the backdrop of North Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountains, franklloydwright.org

 

1-09/02 Phoenix: OceanXperience – Arizona Science Center, become a true explorer as you embark on a journey aboard the ship to uncover the ocean’s secrets and learn how to connect people with this precious resource, azscience.org

 

2 Casa Grande: Annual Cactus Antique Aircraft Fly-in – Casa Grande Municipal Airport, see history come to life at this popular event, cactusflyin.org

 

2 Mesa: I love Science Day – Arizona Museum of Natural History, participate in science-based activities and crafts while surrounded by dinosaurs and artifacts and see our new Mammal Hall and Paleo Lab Live, azmnh.org

 

2-3 Litchfield: Litchfield Park Art & Wine Festival – Litchfield Park, fine art, Arizona wine and craft beers, fantastic live music, litchfieldpark.gov

 

5-26 Tucson: Historic & Movie Tours – Old Tucson, select dates, guided by an Old Tucson historian, our tours give guests the opportunity to see and experience famous sets and attractions, oldtucson.com

 

8 -10 Apache Junction: Magic of Mexican Artistry – Superstition Mountain Lost Dutchman Museum, unique pottery that is among the world’s best, superstitionmountainlostdutchmanmuseum.org

 

8 -10 Marana: Desert Bluegrass Festival – Gladden Farms Park, children’s activities, food, and crafts along with some of the best musicians, discovermarana.org

 

8-10 Superior: Apache Leap Mining Festival – Downtown, celebrate rich mining history, shop local merchants and vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, apacheleapminingfestival.com

 

9 Bisbee: Return of the Vultures – Vista Park, festivities and activities to welcome our returning turkey vultures, kids activities, meet some live vultures, discoverbisbee.com

 

9 Florence: Flo Glow Hot Air Balloon Glow Fest – Aquatic Center, family event featuring hot air balloons, live music, inflatables, food trucks and more, pinal.gov

 

9 Lake Havasu: Annual Havasu Deuces Car Show – Rotary Community Park, enjoy music and vendors while you stroll the some of the oldest cars ever made, golakehavasu.com

 

9 Mesa: I Love Mesa Day – Arizona Museum of Natural History, it’s citywide and includes free admission to the museum, azmnh.org

 

9 Wickenburg: West Fest – Stone Park, rodeo, gun show, petting zoo, live music, food trucks, vendors, outwickenburgway.com

 

13-17 Casa Grande: Annual Pinal County Fair – Pinal Fairgrounds, this event brings the community together with amazing entertainment, thrills, good eats, livestock animals, pinalfairgrounds.com

 

15-17 Cave Creek: 2nd Annual Sculpture & Wine Festival – Stagecoach Village, nationally acclaimed, award-winning sculptors from throughout the country and abroad, thunderbirdartists.com

 

15-17 Lake Havasu: Stampede Rodeo – SARA Park, top cowboys and cowgirls in the sport of pro rodeo make their way to Lake Havasu City to compete, golakehavasu.com

 

16 Marana: Founders Day – Downtown, honor the community’s heritage with a parade and festivities, discovermarana.org

 

16-17 Camp Verde: Pecan and Wine Festival – Downtown, a celebration of Camp Verde’s pecan growers and wineries, including nut and wine tastings, vendors, music, visitcampverde.com

 

17 Litchfield: Arts in the Park Concert – Litchfield Park, grab your blankets and lawn chairs and spend your Sunday afternoon watching the Thaddeus Rose Band perform, litchfieldpark.gov

 

21-24 Cave Creek: Cave Creek Rodeo Days – Memorial Arena, family fun, parade, Mutton Bustin’, dances, action packed PRCA Rodeo performances, cavecreekrodeo.com

 

22 Apache Junction: Ghost Hunting – Superstition Mountain Museum, popular after-hours Ghost Walk, superstitionmountainlostdutchmanmuseum.org

 

22 Prescott: 4th Friday Art Walk Downtown – This is the night to get out and experience Prescott’s visual arts scene, artthe4th.com

 

22-24 Carefree: 29th Annual Spring Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival – Downtown, a wonderful festival is widely known as ‘…a collector’s paradise’, more than 165 artists and an excess of original masterpieces, thunderbirdartists.com

 

22-09/01 Wickenburg: 19th Annual Cowgirl Up! – Desert Caballeros Western Museum, art from the other half the West Invitational Exhibition & Sale, westernmuseum.org

 

23 Globe: Morning Walk – Peridot Mesa, famous for the green gemstone that gives this dormant volcano remnant its name, globemiamichamber.com

 

23-24 Lake Havasu: Woodystock Blues and Brews Festival – Windsor Beach, an epic day of the best blues and brews around, food, and great music, golakehavasu.com

 

24 Phoenix: Bunny Brunch – Phoenix Zoo, enjoy close-up animal encounters, a delicious buffet brunch and photos with the Easter Bunny, phoenixzoo.org

 

30 Casa Grande: Southwest Taco Fest – Regional Park, culinary favorites, live music including Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, casagrandechamber.org

 

30 Clarkdale: Easter Bunny Express – Verde Canyon Railroad, the Black-tailed Jackrabbit, a Verde Canyon native, may be one of the largest hares in North America but he’s got nothing on Verde Canyon Railroad’s other resident rabbit, the Easter Bunny, verdecanyonrr.com

 

30-31 Tucson: Easter ExtravaganZoo – Reid Park Zoo, hop over to the zoo for an ‘eggstra’ special morning of festivities, hunt for eggs, enjoy breakfast and meet the Easter Bunny, reidparkzoo.org