In the Neighborhood: August Events

In the Neighborhood: August Events

Posted 07/31/2013


The month of August means the end of summer for many, but that doesn’t have to mean the end of fun. There are many events taking place all around Arizona near your community that you can enjoy with your family during the last of the warm summer nights.

Every Monday
Hot Yoga at Hotel Palomar, 7-8 p.m.
Forget paying for that hot yoga class and use the free Arizona heat to get a hot yoga workout. Head to the rooftop pool at Hotel Palomar at Cityscape for the free flow class taught by a local instructor.

Every Thursday and Saturday
Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden7-9 p.m.
Experience the Desert Botanical Garden at night with the family through a self-paced tour along the garden’s trail and take part in 10 discovery stations. Admission is $18 adults; $15 seniors; $10 students, ages 13-18; $8 children, ages 3-12.

Friday, Aug. 2
First Fridays- Game On6 p.m.
Get your game on at the Phoenix Art Museum to celebrate “The Art of Video Games” exhibit and play arcade games that you remember from childhood.

Saturday, Aug. 3
Dog Days of Summer7- 10 a.m.
The Historic Downtown Glendale/Murphy Park is hosting the annual Dog Days of Summer celebration that will be a fun event for both pet owners and their furry friends.

Thursday, Aug. 8
Outlaw Rebels in Oro Valley Concert Series6-8 p.m.
Tucson’s favorite rockabillies are taking over the Century Theatres Courtyard for a free concert! The Outlaw Rebels have a created a sound that blends styles like western swing, jazz, country, punk and surf for a genuine sound. Bring a chair and sit back to listen the music.

Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11
Hilton Indoor Fine Art Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Hilton El Conquistador Resort will play host to this year’s Hilton Indoor Fine Art Festival where art-lovers will be able to see artistic demonstrations, acoustic live music. They can also experience the art of culinary through wine and food.

Sunday, Aug. 11
East Valley Bridal Show10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Planning a wedding? Get everything you need at one stop at the Mesa Convention Center at the East Valley Bridal Show. Vendors will include beauty companies, photographers, disc jockeys and everything else you need to plan your dream wedding.

Wednesday, Aug. 14
Waterplay Fun!, 10:30 a.m.
Escape the heat at Foothills Branch Library in Glendale with some fun water activities aimed at children ages 2-4. Activities will include bubbles, doll washing, rubber ducky tub and others. Prepare to get wet and registration opens Aug. 2.

Thursday, Aug. 15
The Cordials on Twilight Third Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.
The Tucson Botanical Garden comes alive every third Thursday with music and performing arts for families! Local band The Cordials will be bringing their blend of rock, pop, surf and country for a fun concert. Entertainment will be accompanied by cash bar and food, ice cream and face painting. Admission is adults $9; children $5; member adult $5; member children $3.

Friday, Aug. 16
Hot Club of Tucson: Main Gate Square Jazz Summer Concert Series7-9 p.m.
Start your weekend off with free live jazz presented by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. Enjoy the relaxing tunes and dishes from local restaurants.

Saturday, Aug. 17
Arizona Animal Encounters: Arizona Mammals10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join Arizona Animal Encounters every third Saturday at Rio Salado Audubon Center for the opportunity to see wild animals during a free presentation.

Tuesday, Aug. 20
Paws to Read with Jake4 p.m.
ake, the most adorable therapy dog officially certified through Delta Society, is heading to Velma Teague Branch Library in Glendale to read with little bookworms ages 5 and older. Registration starts Aug. 13 for one-on-one reading sessions with the pup.

Saturday, Aug. 24
Chandler Center for the Arts Summer Concerts – “Plugged In”, 7:30 p.m.
One night, six bands. The sounds of West Hills Brothers, Carly Paige, Run 2 Cover, No Longer Together, Molly Kigin and Eclipses for Eyes will be heard at the Chandler Center for the Arts during this free concert. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is first come, first served.

To check out these events and more, see our full event calendar