FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.
The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.
Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
When: January 28th - February 2nd; recurring daily
Where: ASU Gammage; 1200 S. Forest Ave. Arizona State University, Tempe
Hours: Showtimes vary by date
More Info: ASUGammage.com
ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE'S "WE ARE IN A PLAY!"
Gerald the Elephant is cautious and Piggie is…well, not. They are the best of friends. Which means they have lots of fun together. But sometimes they face tough questions. What do you wear to a fancy party? Should you share your ice cream? Can two friends play with just one toy? Get ready for a hilarious musical experience as two of Mo Willems’ most delightfully amusing characters come to life on stage in their Very First Play. Backed by nutty backup singers, The Squirrelles, Gerald and Piggie will have your family doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long.
When: January 26th - March 8th; recurring weekly on Saturday/Sunday
Where: Herberger Theater Center; 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix
More Info: (602) 252-8497 or ChildsplayAZ.org
BUCKEYE AIR FAIR
Join us for the 2020 Buckeye Air Fair featuring the Copperstate Fly-In. This year's event will include a fly-in and expo for General Aviation pilots with an event that is open to the public.
Featured Activities Saturday and Sunday include an Air Show, Helicopter Candy Drop, Aviation vendors, Static military and aviation displays, Simulators, Kid's Zone, Arizona SciTech Festival, and Helicopter and plane rides.
When: February 7th - 9th; recurring daily
Where: Buckeye Airport; 3000 S. Palo Verde Rd., Buckeye
Hours: 8am - 5pm
More Info: (623) 349-6331 or BuckeyeAZ.gov
2020 ROCK 'N' ROLL MARATHON AZ HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO
Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona features a two-day Health & Fitness Expo prior to the race, which all participants must visit in order to pick up their race packets. Free and open to the public, this expo features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health & nutrition information and interactive displays.
When: January 17th - 18th; recurring daily
Where: Phoenix Convention Center & Venues; 100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix
Hours: Friday 12pm - 7pm; Saturday 9am - 5pm
More Info: RunRocknRoll.com
Creature Feature And Wonders Of Wildlife Show At Out Of Africa Wildlife Park
Experience an interactive animal encounter, learn fun facts and about animal behavior in our ‘Creature Feature’ show. See a variety of unique and exotic animals playing and just being themselves in our ‘Wonders of Wildlife’ show.
Where: Out of Africa Wildlife Park, 3505 W. State Route 260, Camp Verde
Hours: See website for various dates and times
Cost: Included in admission
More Info: OutOfAfricaPark.com
Meet Me Downtown Phoenix Social Walk/Run
Meet Me Downtown Phoenix is a weekly evening get-together designed to build healthy bodies, healthy businesses and a healthy Downtown. Every Monday join the community for a social walk/run through the heart of our city and, in the process, get fit, win prizes, shop local and make friends. Check in at Copper Blues from 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., then run/walk 3-5 miles or as far as you'd like. A route guide will be provided. After the walk/run, join them for closing ceremonies, incentive awards and prizes. Participants will get a stamp to receive discounts that night at select local restaurants.
When: Recurring weekly on Monday
Where: The Park Street Food Bar, 3 S 2nd St., Phoenix
More Info: MeetMeDowntownPhx.com
DISNEY ON ICE: MICKEY'S SEARCH PARTY
Disney On Ice Brings the Magic Closer to You Than Ever Before! Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickeys Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts!
When: January 16th - 19th; recurring daily
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena; 201 E Jefferson St., Phoenix
More Info: DisneyOnIce.com
First Friday at DeSoto Central Market
Come celebrate Roosevelt Row's monthly Art Walk on First Fridays at DeSoto Central Market with tons of delicious food options, great drinks, a pop-up market, DJ tunes and local artwork!
When: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
Where: Desoto Central Market, 915 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Hours: 5pm - 9:30pm
More Info: (602) 680-7747 or DesotoCentralMarket.com
ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Don't miss Raucous Revelry at the Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival! The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 14-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure. You never know what you will find on or off the stage!
This unique outdoor event combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have been found in a 16th Century European village market celebrating the arrival of the King and Queen to their shire. Walk through the gates to be transported back in time.
Mingle with over 2,000 costumed characters, eat a giant roasted turkey leg; take part in games of chance and skill; cheer on your favorite knight; select a handcrafted rose for that special someone. There's so much to see and do!
When: February 8th - March 29th; recurring weekly on Saturday/Sunday
Where: Festival Village; 12601 East Highway 60, Gold Canyon
Hours: 10am - 6pm
Cost: Discount tickets are $26 for adults, and $16 for children 5-12 when purchased at Fry’s Food stores, children under 5 are always free. Tickets purchased at the Festival are two dollars more.
More Info: (520) 463-2600 or Arizona.RenFestInfo.com
Enjoy the spirit and culture of Greater Downtown Phoenix as you mingle with thousands of other residents and visitors. Tour more than 70 art galleries, venues, and related spaces. Get from place-to-place on a free shuttle, starting at the Phoenix Art Museum, or at major stops on each route. Print a map online and guide yourself or maps are also available at the Phoenix Art Museum.
When: Every first Friday of the month
Where: Downtown Phoenix
Hours: 6pm - 10pm
More Info: ArtLinkPhoenix.com
Movies at the Museum
Independent and classic cinema and documentaries relating to art, artists, and works on view in the Museum, typically followed by a discussion. First come, first seated.
When: Various dates, see website for more details.
Where: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Hours: Vary, see website for more details.
Cost: FREE with museum admission
More Info: PhxArt.org
THE 29TH ARIZONA MILITARY VEHICLE SHOW
Sponsored by the Arizona Military Vehicle Collectors Club. This event will be an impressive line-up of vehicles from World War I through modern conflicts. This includes jeeps, tanks, trucks, humvees, and armored cars from 100 years of American combat. There is also a swap meet featuring military vehicle parts, uniforms, and other historical items. Great educational event for families. Food is available. Free for public to display a military vehicle. Admission is $8 for adults, kids and active military are free. Parking is free. Show runs from 0900 to 1700 hours (9AM-5PM) Saturday and 0900 to 1600 hours (9AM-3PM) Sunday. Visit www.armytrucks.org for more info.
When: January 25th - 26th; recurring daily
Where: Turf Paradise; 1501 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix
Hours: 9am to 5pm
Cost: $8 for adults, kids and active military are free
More Info: (602) 791-5235 or ArmyTrucks.org
Scottsdale ArtWalk is much like a large, easy-going open house for the Scottsdale Arts District located primarily along Main Street and Marshall Way in Scottsdale Downtown. "America’s Original ArtWalk", this weekly gathering takes place every Thursday evening (year-round, except Thanksgiving) when all member galleries belonging to the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) open their doors to the public and show off the work of the Southwest’s outstanding artists. A 30-year tradition, the ArtWalk process is simple; proceed at your own pace, wander into galleries that capture your fancy, stroll around a delightful area punctuated by dramatic statues, bubbling fountains, tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants and more. Horse-drawn carriage rides and trolley rides are often available from plentiful free parking areas nearby.
When: Recurring weekly on Thursday
Where: Various Galleries, 7100 East Main St., Scottsdale
Hours: 7pm - 9pm
More Info: ScottsdaleGalleries.com
9TH ANNUAL ARIZONA BALLOON CLASSIC
The 2020 Arizona Balloon Classic will host up to 20,000 guests who come from across the Country, the Southwest, Arizona and the Phoenix metropolitan area to see this most spectacular event.
The sky will be filled with colorful hot-air balloons participate in thrilling “Hare & Hound” races from the grassy fields of the Goodyear Ballpark for a spectacular sight of mass and color. Spectators can walk on the field and experience the balloons inflation and lift off. Photo taking is invited.
Desert Glows on Friday and Saturday evenings are our most popular attended events. A field full of illuminated, tethered, hot air balloons will glow in time to music.
When: January 24th - 26th; recurring daily
Where: Goodyear Ballpark; 1933 S Ballpark Way, Goodyear
Cost: $20 General Admission, Children 12 & under are free
More Info: ABCFest.com
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WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN
Annually sporting the largest crowds on the PGA Tour, the Waste Management Phoenix Open has gained legendary status on Tour for being unlike any other golf tournament. It starts with the unbelievable golf played by the likes of Rickie Fowler, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, and Keegan Bradley on the beautiful TPC Scottsdale and ends with the biggest galleries on Tour. If you are visiting for the first time, hole 16 is a must-see. With stadium seating and crowds exceeding 16,000, it makes the fan experience at this hole more comparable to a Phoenix Suns game than a traditional PGA Tournament. Visit their website for more information including a list of events and concerts throughout the week.
When: January 31st - February 3rd; recurring daily
Where: Scottsdale Tournament Players Club; 17020 N Hayden Rd., Scottsdale
Cost: Monday/Tuesday: Free; Wednesday,/Thursday/Sunday: $40; Friday/Saturday: $50
More Info: (602) 870-0163 or WMPhoenixOpen.com
City Lights Movie Nights at CityScape Phoenix
On the second Friday of every month, guests are encouraged to bring their blankets and chairs to watch a feature film on the big screen at the outdoor movie theater in Patriots Park. More than 1,200 guests attend each of these free, family friendly events that include giveaways, special-themed contests and prizes.
When: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday
Where: CityScape Phoenix, One East Washington St., Phoenix
Hours: 6:30pm - 9pm
More Info: Check their Facebook for upcoming movies.
Street Food Saturdays & Caravan Café
Enjoy up to 15 of the Valley's top gourmet food trucks in one location. Picnic seating available or lounge in our comfy Caravan Tent. Guaranteed private tables are available for rental (seat 6 for just $20 a night). Cool misters in the summer, heated in the winter. After dinner, join us for dessert at the NEW Caravan Cafe. Sweet after dinner treats and NEW "action" food stations. Healthcentric options available every Saturday night. Please check in with concierge.
When: Every Saturday night
Where: 5th Ave. and Goldwater, Scottsdale
Hours: 6:30pm - 10:30pm for Street Food, 7:30pm - 10:30pm for Caravan Café
More Info: FoodTruckCaravan.com
Downtown Chandler Art Walk
The Downtown Chandler Art Walk is held on the third Friday of the month, year-round, from 6 to 10 p.m. Dozens of talented artists in a variety of media showcase their art along the sidewalks of Boston and San Marcos Streets. Live music in the park, free kids activities and free parking. A map can be printed from the website.
When: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday
Where: Historic Downtown Chandler, 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler
Hours: 6pm - 10pm
More Info: (480) 855-3539 or ChandlerArtWalk.com
Live Entertainment at Desert Ridge
A different set of performers entertains every week at the District Stage and the AMC Fountain Stage! There is seating, but you may bring your own chairs. There are plenty of both sit-down and fast food restaurants where you can get all kinds of good eats while you listen to the music.
When: Every Friday and Saturday, year-round
Where: Desert Ridge Marketplace, Loop 101 and Tatum Blvd.
Hours: 7pm, see website for weekly performers
More Info: ShopDesertRidge.com
Melrose Third Thursday
Merchants along 7th Avenue in uptown Phoenix, between Camelback and Indian School Rd, invite patrons the 3rd Thursday of every month to a celebration running during the day and into the evening hours. Featured attractions are food trucks posted along 7th Ave, local businesses with extended operating hours, music, vendors, crafts, and family-friendly fun.
Specific businesses open only on the third Thursday of the month sell inventory at deep discounts, and other businesses feature sales and specials dedicated to the day. Find a map and more information on the website.
When: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday
Where: Merchants in the Melrose area between Camelback and Indian School Rd along 7th Ave., Phoenix
Hours: 12pm - 8pm
More Info: Melrose3rdThursday.com
GIRLS IN STEM
Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields at our Girls in STEM Events! Dive into hands-on workshops while working side by side with mentors currently working in STEM careers. Hear from the experts and collaborate on real-world problem-solving activities that will ignite curiosity!
When: February 1
Where: Arizona Science Center; 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix
Hours: 8:30am - 12pm
Cost: $5, Lunch and Snack included
More Info: (480) 274-1988 or
See millions of twinkling and dancing lights, a three-story-high holiday tree, live reindeer, a 200-foot long polar slide, photos with Santa, hundreds of glimmering light displays and lakeside music-in-motion shows.
New this year to the holiday display is the Wildlife Lantern Safari, featuring more than 60 creatures – all aglow.
When: thru January 19th; recurring daily
Where: Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation; 455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park, Phoenix
Hours: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
More Info: (602) 286-3800 or PhoenixZoo.org
McDonald's Rock'n'Roll Car Show at the Pavilions
Celebrating over 20 years as the longest consistently run car show! This Rock'n'Roll McDonald's in Scottsdale is the perfect destination to see classic cars and motorcycles in a free, open-air event, complete with 50's era music provided by Party Time DJ's. An average night showcases anywhere from 250 to 500 cars and up to 150 motorcycles.
When: Ongoing weekly on Saturdays
Where: The Pavilions at Talking Stick Shopping Center, Talking Stick Way & Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale
Hours: 4pm - 8pm
More Info: ThePavilionsAtTalkingStick.com or (480) 443-0080
Gilbert Farmers Market
Located in the Heritage District of Downtown Gilbert, next to the historic water tower, this Farmers Market is full of local, one-of-a-kind growers, farmers and artisans. Pets are welcome and plenty of shade is available. Their multitude of vendors can be found on their website listed below.
When: Every Saturday morning
Where: 222 N. Ash St., Gilbert
Summer Hours: 8am - 12pm
More Info: GilbertFarmersMarket.com
2nd Friday Night Out in Mesa
Bring the family to downtown Mesa for 2nd Friday Night Out featuring 60 or more artists showcasing original artwork, food vendors, and downtown Mesa shops that stay open late. You can also expect to hear live music and find activities geared towards the kids. It's a monthly block party with a different theme each month.
When: Second Friday of every month
Where: Along Main Street, between Center and Country Club in downtown Mesa. The information booth is located on Main and MacDonald.
Hours: 6pm - 10pm
More Info: See 2ndFridayNightOut.com for monthly theme.
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