Festivals in Maricopa


$20 for Admission for Two to the St. Patrick's Day Parade & Faire of Phoenix, Arizona ($35 Value)

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Faire of Phoenix, Arizona

Downtown Phoenix

Day-long celebration of Irish culture with Irish food and drinks, artisans specializing in Celtic crafts, and live music and dancing

$35 $20

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St. Patrick's Day Irish Craft Beer Festival at Arizona Event Center for One or Two on March 17 at Noon (Up to 54% Off)

Flanigan Entertainment

The Arizona Event Center

Partygoers enjoy Irish craft-beer tastings, or a package with whiskey tastings, Irish meal of corn beef, cabbage, and potatoes; live music

$60 $29

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$39 for General Admission for One to The Great Arizona Beer Festival on Saturday, April 18 ($50 Value)

Great AZ Beer Festival

Sloan Park

As live music fills the air, more than 50 breweries from across the globe whet whistles with more than 200 brews; snacks available

$50 $39

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Outing for One or Two to Shamrocks & Shenanigans at the Wigwam (Up to 44% Off)

Shamrocks & Shenanigans at the Wigwam

The Wigwam

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with 15 beer tastings, Chicago-inspired dishes, and live entertainment; portion of proceeds benefit charity

$40 $25

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Single-Day Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Scottsdale Arts Festival (Up to 58% Off)

Scottsdale Arts Festival

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Festival showcases artists with pieces ranging from ceramics to photography, local bands, food trucks, and a kid-friendly activity area

$20 $11

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It begins with a flurry of activity. Balloon operators prepare for lift-off, checking equipment and tossing ropes as spectators wander the grounds, observing the action. And then it reaches a new level: dozens of balloons take flight at once, filling the crisp January dawn sky with brilliant blues, purples, oranges, and reds that rival the colors around them. The Arizona Balloon Classic's orbs then set off on an aerial hare-and-hound race, drawing cheers from below as onlookers snap pictures. For one weekend each year, visitors gather on the grounds to snap pictures and watch the balloons inflate and lift-off outside the Fear Farm Entertainment & Sports Complex for the Classic??a three-day festival celebrating hot-air balloon flight and culture. But the fun doesn't end with the descent to earth. After sunset the tethered balloons begin to glow, lighting up for the DESERT GLOWS portion of the festivities. Attendees browse exhibits and feast on treats from a variety of vendors, and children play in the Family Fun Zone. Last, on Saturday evening, sparks give balloons a run for their money, springing through the sky in a stunning fireworks display.
48th St. and N Loop Rd.
Chandler,
AZ
US
Luminous chandeliers float like paper lanterns above the lobby of Chandler Center for the Arts, welcoming guests entering through the towering glass facade. Inside, they find three halls?one larger auditorium, and two more intimate performance spaces?hosting a variety of musical and theatrical performances. Each theater is designed for optimal acoustics, ensuring audiences can hear every tuneful note, stage-whispered line, and breaking of the fourth wall. And the center showcases non-performing arts as well?the Exhibition Hall displays regularly rotating collections of sculptures and paintings. Some events, including the Zopp?, An Italian Family Circus, are also held on the expansive West Lawn,
250 North Arizona Avenue
Chandler,
AZ
US
Host Sharon Cooper-Lashley has trained with such celebrity stylists as Patric Bradley and Taliah Waajid, and in the first Annual Divas of Colour Hair & Beauty Show she brings together some of Arizona's rising stars in creative hair and makeup. They may all share a passion for transforming people into walking works of art, but it's not all buddy-buddy?it's a competition. The artists vie for top honors in categories such as Natural Hair, which bans chemical straighteners; Fantasy Hair, which is open to more imaginative possibilities; the Barber Battle, a lightning-round for elaborate fades and designs; and the Make-Up contest, which transforms models into high-concept fantasy beings.
7475 W Chandler Blvd
Chandler,
AZ
US
Come mid-march, thousands will pounce upon Tumbleweed Park for three rampaging days of long-necked frolicking and a flock of family-oriented thrills. Celebrating nature’s most irascible flightless bird, the Ostrich Festival showcases a smorgasbord of food, music, and events to entertain every abounding lil’ critter and bigfoot.
2250 South McQueen Road
Chandler,
AZ
US
Normally, if you'd want to eat cuisines from more than 50 different restaurants, you'd be in for a day of some serious traveling. Happily, the Best Food Truck of Arizona contest takes care of the leg work. The two-day culinary competition pits area food trucks against each other to see whose cuisine comes out on top. VIP guests sample all the food they desire, from grilled cheese sandwiches and fry bread to BBQ and soft-serve ice cream. They then cast their votes for their favorite based on presentation, taste, appearance, and friendliness. In between bites, they can take in live music and entertainment from local musicians and performers.
PO Box 11723
Chandler,
AZ
US
On New Year's Eve, quaint downtown Chandler turns into Downtown Countdown, an outdoor party with live music from Desert Dixie and DJ Solomon. The event has something for everyone. To keep warm, guests can dance to the beats, sip pours from the wine bar, or bask in the party's variety of heated warming zones. Youngsters, meanwhile, play in the kids' zone, and everyone unites to cheer for the spectacle at the stroke of midnight: a ball drop and a fireworks display.
Arizona Place and Commonwealth
Chandler,
AZ
US
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