Things to do this spring in Phoenix and TucsonPosted 03/07/2019
Springtime is the best time to get up and get outdoors here in Arizona, where the temperatures live in the warm upper 70s and the evenings are consistently cool and comfortable. It’s the perfect time to take advantage of the various activities the Valley and Tucson have to offer.
From food festivals and concerts, to Arizona’s premier Cactus League Spring Training, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a resident Arizonan or just visiting for the season, here’s our list of favorite spots and activities to do this spring.
Spring Food and Beverage Festivals
The Valley has no shortage of food and beverage festivals that make it the go-to, one-stop spot for foodies everywhere. Start your epic food adventure at the Arizona Aloha Festival March 9-10, featuring foods from Hawaii and the South Pacific, but remember to save some room for the Flying Burrito Food and Music Festival, Burger Battle, Great American Barbecue & Beer Festival and Uncorked: AZ Wine Festival. You’ll feel like you’re on vacation without ever leaving the state.
March is the month for music festivals and spring offers the best weather to get outside and enjoy the tunes. You may have already attended M3F Fest and Innings Festival, so keep the party going and check out the Pot of Gold festival March 15-17 at Steele Indian School Park. All attendees will be sure to sham-ROCK all weekend long.
Whether you’re a serious collector or simply searching for the perfect piece of art to complement your new home, you won’t want to miss these two Valley institutions: the Tempe Festival of the Arts and the Scottsdale Arts Festival. These well-loved community events showcase hundreds of visual artists working in a variety of media. Soak in some sun, fun and family time.
Downtown Mesa Brewfest
Head out to Downtown Mesa for the Fifth Annual Downtown Mesa Brewfest filled with local breweries, eateries, live music and vendors from across the Valley. The event offers free admission and is dog friendly.
Lost Dutchman State Park
Enjoy the springtime scenery at the Sonoran Desert’s Lost Dutchman State Park located in Apache Junction, 40 miles east of Phoenix. Head out and explore the trails leading from the park into the Superstition Wilderness and Tonto National Forest – and for the more daring hikers, try out the challenging Siphon Draw Trail to discover the park’s full beauty!
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park
Experience Arizona’s largest collection of exotic and endangered animals at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park in Litchfield Park. Featuring over 600 different species, rides, petting zoos and food, every animal-lover will be in their natural habitat.
Cactus League Spring Training
Take yourself out to the ballgame and experience Spring Training here in the Valley. With fifteen major league teams and more than 200 games across the Greater Phoenix area, this event will be home base for all baseball-lovers.
The 2019 Cactus League season takes place February 21-March 26.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Ranked as one of the top ten museums in the country, Tucson’s Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum combines the zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum and aquarium into one. With over 85 percent of the museum being outdoors, this attraction is perfect for anyone who wants to take advantage of the warm weather and appreciate the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
Saguaro National Park
Take in the beauty of the Arizona landscape at Saguaro National Park. Home to the nation’s largest cacti, this national treasure will take your breath away with its iconic scenery and beautiful sunsets. As an added bonus, the spring weather will also provide hikers the perfect temperatures for their outdoor travels.
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