Top Things to do in Phoenix This Week
You’ll want to clear your schedule and you’ll definitely want to make room in your phone for pictures. With everything going on this week, it’s going to be tough to choose because you’ll want a piece of everything. Many of our top things to do in Phoenix this week are free and all of them include more than enough for everyone to have a ball. And we’re not just saying that! Here’s this week’s list of Top Things to do in Phoenix! Comment your pictures below and show us what top things you did in Phoenix this week!
3/6 SEINFELD LIVE – See the comedian who brought the world “The TV show about nothing” performing at Comerica Theatre.
DETAILS: 7 p.m. Friday, March 6. Comerica Theatre, 400 W Washington St., Phoenix. $60-$175. 602-379-2800, LiveNation.com.
3/6-8: OUT WEST BALLOON FEST – Eyes will be wide this weekend; as the sun goes down the balloons will rise and glow around University of Phoenix Stadium. There will be something to capture everyone’s attention with live music, friendly competitions, tethered-balloon rides, night-skydiving exhibitions, a kid-zone, food, and even a 5K run!
DETAILS: March 6-8. Friday March 6, 4-9 p.m. Saturday March 7, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday March 8 6 a.m.-11 a.m. Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. $10-$20; FREE for age 12 or younger. $5 for parking. (Some activities require a separate fee) OutWestBalloonFest.com
3/7-8: TRES RIOS NATURE AND EARTH FESTIVAL – This two-day event celebrates the heritage, ecology, history and wildlife of the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria rivers with canoe excursions to look for wild-life, fishing clinics, archery, educational tours and displays of famous venomous reptiles, tips from experts on wildlife photography, hikes to petroglyphs, BB-gun target shooting, beginners bird-watching classes, live music, food and tons of vendors. Kids in kindergarten through sixth-grade can even enter the recycling fashion show and highlight “trashy” trends made from recycled materials!
DETAILS: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday March 7-8. Base Meridian wildlife area, 7602 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale. FREE. 602-333-4472, TresRiosNatureFestival.com
3/7-8: ALOHA FESTIVAL – All your favorite Hawaiian, Polynesian and South Pacific traditions, food, music, crafts and more will unite people of Phoenix at this annual culture festival. People of all ages can make traditional crafts to take home, or from the huge Island Marketplace with vendors offering traditional crafts, fresh flower leis, baskets, hats, carved bone necklaces, and tapa cloth. Excite you pallet with authentic food like kahlua pig, manapua, haupia, Vilo Vilo chicken, and Spam musubi. Polynesian cultures are celebrated with storytellers, lectures and Tahitian drummers and dancers from Guam, Fiji and the Philippines.
DETAILS: Saturday March 7 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 8 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tempe Town Lake, Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway. FREE. 602-697-1824 azalohafest.org
3/7-8: LITCHFIELD ART AND CULINARY FESTIVAL – Kick back, relax and drown your senses at this stunningly scenic festival. Sample amazing foods and wines and take a stroll along the tree-lined walkways, plush gardens, and charming cafes. Soak up good vibes and recharge your soul with the beauty that surrounds you at this aesthetically pleasing artisan’s village atmosphere.
DETAILS: Saturday and Sunday March 7 and 8; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Litchfield Park, 300 W. Wigwam Blvd. FREE. 623-734-6526, vermillionpromotions.com/festivals/17th-LPAC.php
3/7: KITE FLYING FESTIVAL – Known as Basant Mela in Pakistan and India, this seasonal festival celebrates the coming of spring as it’s celebrated at the end of winter. The Pakistan Information and Cultural (PICO) Basant Mela is the perfect time to try out your Kite Flying Skills, and a great opportunity to visit vendor displays of Pakistani apparel, jewelry, and traditional arts and crafts. Enjoy traditional Pakistani food, get a henna tattoo and enjoy the music. There are also kids and youth activities.
DETAILS: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. FREE. 480-586-1840. fh.az.gov/kite-festival-2015-03-07.aspx
THROUGH 3/29: ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL – Dress up and unveil your medieval side at the 27th annual festival! Watch jousting tournaments and 13-stage theaters of medieval entertainment. This is the time to enjoy giant turkey legs, traditional arts, crafts, dance, music and rides.
DETAILS: Rain or Shine! 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through March 29. Arizona Renaissance Festival is just east of Apache Junction: 12601 E. U.S. 60, Gold Canyon, $22; $19 for seniors; $12 for ages 5-12. 520-463-2600. www.royalfaires.com/Arizona
There’s our list! Don’t forget to leave comments below and share what top things in Phoenix you did! Better yet, attach photos and show off your good time, we would LOVE to see them!