Things To Do In Arizona

Things to Do in Arizona – February 2021

Hi Friends,

Here is the newsletter:   “Things to Do in Arizona – February 2021”.

I hope that this email finds you well and that you will be able to enjoy some of these activities and our beautiful Arizona weather:)

Here are some fun things to do in February in Arizona – although greatly diminished due to Covid -19.  

*** Please note that some events that are starred take place over multiple time periods.


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I love getting feedback, so please let me know if you enjoyed any of these activities or if there are others that you think I should include.   Please note that activities marked with *** are ongoing activities that span several months.  Have a great January and Happy New Year!!

Event dates, times and locations are subject to change. Some events require tickets or may charge fees for attendance. Please check with event organizers before attending.

***Jan 15th – March 28th – 17th Annual Arizona Fine Art Expo – Scottsdale – Southwest corner of Jomax & Scottsdale Rd  Visit over 100 nationally acclaimed fine artisans working in a studio environment as they give hands-on art demonstrations and workshops.  Weekends feature musical entertainment,  $10.00 or $8  – you may return as often as you like with your pass!  10 am – 6 pm, 480-837-7163 or


*** Jan 16th – March 28th  – 31st Annual Celebration of Fine Art  – Scottsdale – Located in the big white tents on Hayden Rd and Loop 101 Freeway, (exit 35) this 2 month long show is billed as one of the “premiere arts events of the west” !  You can watch over 100+ juried artists create & sell their original works.  Note: your Celebration of Fine Art ™ ticket is an all-event pass, good for all 10 weeks of the show and sale  $10 – $8, 10 am – 6 pm, 480-443-7695 or



January 19th – April 25th – WIND, WATER, EARTH –  Desert Botanical Gardens – Phoenix – Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is now open and features large-scale living sculptures created by Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz of Waterlily Pond Studio. Using florals and plant materials as the medium and desert elements as the inspiration, Wind is currently on display through Feb. 19. Water (on display Feb. 23 – March 22) and Earth (on display April 3 – 25) are three separate intricate installations that guests will experience at the Garden for only a few weeks.

Wife-and-husband duo Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz work at the nexus of sculpture and floral art, creating installations that combine the emotion of flowers with fascinating structures of industrial materials. Their work has been commissioned by modern art museums, cathedrals, public spaces, and cultural organizations globally.  Included with paid entry.



February 1st – February 7th- 84th Annual Waste Management Phoenix Open – Scottsdale -Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale – This is one of the PGA Tour’s top events, with some of the finest golfers in the world competing. Limited tickets available $100 – $125/day or ticket packages, 8 am – 6 pm, 602-870-0163 or



*** February 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th – Dog Days at the Garden – Desert Botanical Garden – Phoenix – Dog Days return in 2021. Enjoy a “pawsitively” perfect morning stroll through the Garden. You and your pup will have a tail-wagging good time exploring the beauty and sniffs of the trails. Please BYOB (bring your own bowl) to fill at water refill stations.  8am – 11am  Dogs free with paid admission.



Feb 12th  – Feb 14th – ​10th Annual Waterfront Fine Art, Wine and Chocolate Festival  -Scottsdale Waterfront – Stroll along the waterfront while enjoying the live music, sipping wine, and viewing the works of more than 150 juried fine artists.   $3, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-837-5637 or

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Feb. 13th – 31st Annual Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest  The Heard Museum Virtual Hoop Dance Contest will be presented as a prerecorded online event on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021



Feb. 12th – Feb. 14th  Annual Western Winter Blast Pyrotechnic Show –Virtual WinterBlast 2021: Lifting Spirits with Pyro​, will be held on February 12th, 13th, and 14th. A nominal fee will be charged.

This will be an entertaining chance to socially interact with old friends, make new ones, contact vendors, improve knowledge and share skills. It is a chance for newcomers to check out the WPA and an opportunity for those who would normally be unable to physically make it to attend virtually. Yes, you will need a way to access the internet. No, it won’t be the same as live in-person – no smoke, no hugs, no chest thumps from big shells unless you really turn up your speakers….BUT… no setup, tear-down, uncomfortable weather, travel costs, bunker duty and you still actually get to spend at least part of Valentine’s Day with your sweetie!

For all that WWB has afforded attendees in the past, this interactive virtual event will be a unique opportunity for rare experiences and additional participation:

  • Attend virtual tours of places you would not normally see.
  • Learn from interviews with interesting people and industry talent.
  • Witness fireworks manufacturing as you may have been unable to before.
  • Get a front-row seat to shows and demonstrations designed specifically for the virtual experience.

Every morning there will be a social discussion of the schedule of events for the day and recapping events from the day before. Every evening there will be a BYOB Afterglow.

Sure, it won’t be quite the same as an in-person event, but with the tools of modern technology and virtual participation, the possibilities for Virtual WinterBlast are endless. You won’t want to miss this entirely new interactive and unique approach to a beloved pyrotechnics tradition.


Feb. 19th – Feb. 22nd – Annual Wigwam Festival of Fine Arts – Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park – The elegant grounds of the Wigwam Resort is home to this festival featuring award-winning artists of the Western, Native American, and Southwestern Genres.  There will be entertainment and food will be available.  Free 10am – 5pm daily.


Feb 27th and 28th  –  36th Annual Matsuri: A Festival of Japan – This annual event will be virtual for 2021.   602-262-5029 or


***Feb. 27th – March 30th – Cactus League Spring Training – The Phoenix area is the Cactus League’s Spring Training Home.  Visit 10 unique stadiums throughout the valley to see the 15 Cactus League baseball teams training games. See the full 2021 Cactus League Schedule Here!


Are you looking for even more ideas for things to do? Visit Things to do in Arizona for even more ideas!

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That’s it folks, however, remember to go to my page Things to do in Arizona where I will be posting more fun events as they become available.   You can comment, add your own findings, review other people’s discoveries.


Interest rates for home mortgages are very low but they are going up!  As always, if you or someone you know, is interested in buying or selling real estate  I would love to be able to help you with that.  For information on real estate in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area please visit my website where you can search for properties and find other interesting info about real estate.   Just give me a call @ 602-763-6363 or send me an e-mail.  


I hope that you have a very happy, healthy, fun-filled, and prosperous 2021!



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