Activities in Phoenix

Admission for Two or Four to The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show (50% Off)

Maricopa County Home & Garden Show

Arizona State Fairgrounds

More than 1,000 home improvement, landscaping, and design experts gather to help folks out with their projects

$10 $5

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One, Three, or Five Nights of Bingo at Fraternal Order of Police Phoenix Lodge 2 (Up to 57% Off)

Fraternal Order of Police Phoenix Lodge 2

North Mountain

Make new friends over up to 21 fun-filled games of bingo

$21 $9

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One Month of Unlimited Pilates Classes or 10 Pilates Classes at Pilates by Fitness Solution (Up to 74% Off)

Pilates by Fitness Solutions

Central Phoenix

Build strength, stamina, and a solid core in classes that draw upon a wide variety of Pilates-specific equipment

$150 $42

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"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" at Orpheum Theatre on December 3 at 7:30 p.m.

The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Orpheum Theatre

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Supernatural gothic musical from Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T-Bone Burnett stirs audiences with a haunting story and rootsy score

$47.25 $31.60

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KMLE’s “No So Silent Night” feat. Big & Rich, Jake Owen & More at Comerica Theatre on December 4 (Up to 30% Off)

KMLE's "Not So Silent Night"

Comerica Theatre

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Country powerhouses including Big & Rich, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, and Gloriana join forces for a festive concert

$51.50 $36.05

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Repticon Phoenix for Two Adults and Two Children on December 13 or 14 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Arizona State Fairground Wesley Bolin Building

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures’ behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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A National Treasure Unveiled Event for Two or Four at Arizona State Capitol Museum Guild (Up to 54% Off)

Arizona State Capitol Museum Guild

Phoenix

Visitors can be among the first to see a flag aboard the USS Arizona that was present at Pearl Harbor at a special unveiling event

$40 $20

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Nickelback at Ak-Chin Pavilion on July 1 at 7:30 p.m (Up to 38% Off)

Nickelback

Ak-Chin Pavilion

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Chart-topping rockers behind “How You Remind Me” deliver slick yet heavy hits in support of their latest album, No Fixed Address

$32 $20

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One-Day Hot Air Balloon Festival for Two or Four from Arizona Balloon Classic on January 23–25, 2015 (50% Off)

Arizona Balloon Classic

Fear Farm Sports & Entertainment Complex

Guests experience all aspects of hot air balloon culture during festival with morning races, tethered rides, fireworks, and exhibits

$30 $15

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Two or Four Tickets to the Pueblo Grande Auxiliary Indian Market and Ki:him on December 13 or 14 (Up to 50% Off)

Pueblo Grande Museum

Indian Market

Over 100 artist booths offer food, activities, & performances by dancers & musicians—”Ki:him” is an interactive set of artist demonstrations

$16 $10

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Ice Skating and Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Arcadia Ice Arena (Up to 58% Off)

Arcadia Ice Arena

Camelback East

Guests lace up figure or hockey skates during public skate sessions offered seven days a week

$16 $8

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Outdoor Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two, Three, or Four at CityScape Phoenix (Up to 40% Off)

CityScape Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix

Beginning in November, ice skaters can strap on rental skates and zip around the city’s only real outdoor rink all day

$24 $15

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Ahwatukee Foothills Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" on December 19 or 20 (Up to 44% Off)

Ahwatukee Foothills Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker"

Desert Vista Fine Arts Theatre

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Dancers aged 3–22 perform all the roles in the company’s annual children’s production of Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet

$18 $10

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$17 for a Puppet Show for Two Children and Two Adults at Great Arizona Puppet Theater ($34 Value)

Great Arizona Puppet Theater

Downtown Phoenix

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Puppets regale audiences with fables such as The Little Red Hen and original holiday stories such as Little Bunny’s Halloween

$34 $17

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5 or 10 Open-Play Passes, Open-Play Party, or Weekday Party at The Play Factory (Up to 51% Off)

The Play Factory

Phoenix

Kids indoor play center with inflatables and slides; parents relax with free WiFi, Starbucks coffee, and the NFL Ticket

$45 $22

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$29 for Three Private Dance Lessons, Two Group Lessons, and One Dance Party at Arthur Murray ($349 Value)

Arthur Murray

Phoenix

Learn elegant ballroom, cha-cha, merengue, hustle, and swing dance techniques

$349 $29

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Five or Eight Indoor Double-Inflated Bubble Sessions at Blue Elephant Creations (Up to 53% Off)

Blue Elephant Creations

Paradise Valley Mall

Children ages 3 to 12 roll and tumble in large double-inflated bubbles

$25 $15

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20 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Horizons Martial Arts (55% Off)

Horizons Martial Arts

Phoenix

From the merchant: Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes offer a fun and safe environment for women and men of all ages and levels to train in.

$130 $58

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for Six Months of Discounted Golfing from Player's Pass (Up to 60% Off)

Player's Pass

Phoenix

Pass grants discounts to more than 2,000 golf courses locally and nationwide, including top links in your area

$48 $19

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It's hard to say which is more distinctive: the karts zipping around Octane Raceway or the track itself. During each lap on the 1/3-mile course, drivers zoom through an indoor area, then weave around an outdoor section that's covered by a permanent steel canopy, making for a hybrid experience rarely found in American go-kart tracks not owned by bored supervillains.

An equally rare find in the U.S. is the raceway's fleet of 32 Sodi RTX karts, all imported from France, whose electric motors give off zero emissions while reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Drivers who can stay in control at these top speeds are in for success: the winner of each race is determined not by who finishes a given number of laps first, but by who puts up the fastest single lap time, a result that's posted both at the track and online for posterity.

Races take place in a 65,000-square-foot space that doubles as a gathering place for parties and corporate events for up to 500 attendees. In addition to racing, the raceway is also home to off-track activities that include shooting pool in the billiards room, scaling a 21-foot rock-climbing wall, and melting burgers and pizza into rocket fuel at the Trackside Bar and Grill.

9119 E Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Step beneath the domed, packed-mud ceiling of a traditional Navajo family dwelling. Weave a Yavapi burden basket. Explore a secluded garden filled with bronze sculptures of women in prayer. By immersing visitors in Native American artifacts and artworks, the Heard Museum's exhibits strive to illuminate the cultural legacy of Arizona’s indigenous peoples. The collections emphasize first-person accounts of Native cultures, not only through artwork, but also in interviews with Native Americans, portraits by Navajo photographers, and monthly lectures. In addition to showcasing historical artifacts, the Heard Museum exhibits contemporary American Indian artwork. Like a ballerina trapped on a carousel, exhibits rotate often, and have included collections of Native American bolo ties, Hopi pottery, and 20th-century paintings depicting Native ceremony. Passing on cultural traditions to future generations, the staff educates children with tours, and brings Native American presentations and curricula to area schools.

2301 N Central Ave
Phoenix,
AZ
US

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.

2209 North 99th Avenue
Phoenix,
AZ
US

At Casey's SportsWorld, the owners stripped down the ice from an outdoor hockey rink, replaced it with multipurpose, artificial turf, and retained the oval's lights and bleachers to create an outdoor arena that hosts games of soccer, flag football, kickball, and monthly dodge-ball tournaments. Casey's baseball and softball batting cages differ from most in that players can swing for a 200-foot home-run fence while batting from one of three slow-pitch softball cages or seven baseball cages, which sling pitches as fast as 80 miles per hour and feature an arm-style mechanism that emulates human pitchers or talented robots with soup-ladle arms.

Designed to honor a legendary species named the Marsh-wiggle, Casey's SportsWorld's mini-golf course boasts its own brand of folklore. As guests attempt to sink testy putts or manipulate their opponents' scorecard, they can speculate about the origin of the Volkswagen Beetle that is half-embedded into the ground, which denizens of Casey's SportsWorld believe squished the last remaining Marsh-wiggle.

3947 E Union Hills Dr
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Let It Roll Bowl's lineup of 32 slick lanes invites locals in for a night of friendly competition accompanied by drinks and grub from its lounge and restaurant. Paintings of vibrant cityscapes line the walls of the facility, and each lane is outfitted with monitors that keep track of scoring and pins' heartbeats while competitors send orbs gliding down waxed paths.

Throughout the week, the alley spices up traditional play with a variety of specialty nights, including ones with karaoke and soul DJ sets; flashing neon lights accent classic rock tunes during "Rock N Cosmic Bowl". The on-site lounge keeps taps brimming with eight drafts and keeps glasses filled with a selection of wine, mixed drinks, and soda. Meanwhile, the kitchen of the connected Pizza RE churns out pizza by the slice or pie, with options such as the house's signature sweet jalapeno fig?a flavorful mixture of jalapeno jam, figs, feta cheese, spinach, and pine nuts.

8925 N 12th St
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Over careers spanning 25 years and 15 pairs of spontaneously combusted shoes between the two of them, Academy of Ballroom Dance instructors Jim and Jenell Maranto have chalked up a long list of professional-dancing and dance-instruction achievements. The pair entered the dance world from backgrounds as high-level college athletes, and after meeting and teaming up, they whirled through professional dance competitions, winning every major Open Professional Smooth contest in the United States and two consecutive US American Smooth Championships in 1993 and 1994. More recently, the couple has taken to training new generations of winning dancers, including several US Pro-Am and Amateur champions, and both have won teaching awards for their efforts and their ability to explain high-level physics while foxtrotting. Any level of dancer may receive private instruction from Jim or Jenell in any of 26 styles of dance.

832 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US