Arizona is not only a beautiful state rich in natural wonders and steeped in culture and history; Arizona is also a great destination for spring events and festivals. This season, make your way out to one, or more, of the following events. You’ll find plenty to do in Arizona and the weather will be just right for you to enjoy and celebrate the many activities with friends and family, including fairs, holiday events, and cultural festivals.
So, here they are:
Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts: October 7, 2017 – April 21, 2018
A great weekend getaway, the Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts is a free event that includes music, food, and artwork by established and emerging artists including jewelry, ceramics, photography, metalwork, and woodwork plus more.
More info: www.dtmesafest.com
Yuma County Fair: April 3 – April 8, 2018
The 66th annual Yuma County Fair celebrates the country living style of Arizona, complete with fan favorites including a demolition derby and livestock show and auction. This is the fair where we come together as a community to honor and celebrate our roots with friends and family. Enjoy a day and night of concerts and entertainment and don’t miss the Yuma Gem and Mineral Society. There will also be a carnival and 4H and FFA exhibits.
More info: (928) 726-4420 or http://www.yumafair.com
The Maricopa Music Fest: April 7, 2018
The Maricopa Music Fest will feature over 25 live bands plus a beer and wine garden. There will also be an art walk, glow in the dark face painting, and cell phone charging stations.
More info: (615) 569-9138 or http://www.maricopamusicfest.us
Gilbert Global Village Festival: April 14, 2018
The 14th annual Gilbert Global Village Festival is a celebration of diverse cultures and heritage. This family-friendly event features traditional and contemporary forms of music, dance, ethnic foods and activities for the children.
More info: (480) 503-6235 or http://www.gilbertaz.gov/
Scottsdale Culinary Festival: April 14 – April 15, 2018
This is your opportunity to taste delicious food from 40 local restaurants and enjoy live music by 20 bands. The event also features chef demos, a wine garden, and a teen cooking challenge. Adults can also partake in Tito’s Handmade Vodka zone.
More info: www.scottsdalefest.org
Great Southwest Cajun Fest: April 21, 2018
Abita Brewing brings you the Great Southwest Cajun Fest in downtown Chandler. The festival will display the unique fusion between New Orleans and Arizona food and entertainment. Signature dishes will include catfish, jambalaya, and a crawfish boil. Don’t miss out on the watermelon eating competition and let the children loose in the kids zone.
More info: www.downtownchandler.org
Cinco De Mayo Celebrations: May 5, 2018
Join the fiesta and honor the rich and colorful culture of Mexico with mariachi music and Folklorico dancers plus a taste of traditional Mexican cuisine. This is a great way to learn and observe the history of this wonderful border state.
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Memorial Day Pine-Strawberry Arts and Crafts Festival: May 26 – May 28, 2018
With over 75 arts and crafts booths featuring stained glass, jewelry, wood items, pottery, copper, and much more, this is a great place to spend the weekend. Enjoy the Fire Department pancake breakfast and children’s activities.
More info: (928) 476-6537 or http://pinestrawberryartscrafts.com
Cave Creek Balloon Festival: May 26, 2018
Rancho Mañana Golf Course hosts the Cave Creek Balloon Festival featuring live bands, and a red, white, and blue fireworks show. A great way to see the Sonoran desert from the sky and celebrate our country.
More info: CaveCreekFestivals.com
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