Things To Do In Arizona, February 2023

Hi Friends,

 

Here is the newsletter:   “Things to Do in Arizona – February 2023.”

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 – And boy do we have a lot going on!!  There is the Superbowl,  there are pyrotechnic shows, gem and fossil shows, fantastic arts shows, golf, baseball and parades! Please note that some events that are starred take place over multiple time periods.

 

On another note, I have been a real estate agent for 30 years and it is my full-time business.  If you are considering buying or selling a home I would welcome your call!  You can reach me at 602-763-6363 or email me. You can also search for homes on my website at www.OnlineArizonaHomes.com

 

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I hope that you will find something to do that is perfect for you.  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 February!!

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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.


 

**Ongoing until – April 30th – Dinosaurs in the Desert – Phoenix Zoo   They’re baaack! And this time… they’ve brought friends. This October, journey back in time at the Phoenix Zoo! Immerse yourself in a world where colossal dinosaurs and other ancient beasts dominate the landscape in this not-to-be missed prehistoric experience. All new creatures include Giganotosaurus, saber-toothed cat, sea scorpion, terror bird and more. https://www.phoenixzoo.org/events/dinosaurs-in-the-desert/

 

*** Ongoing until March 26th  – 33rd 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 http://www.celebrateart.com/

art fair

 

***Ongoing until  March 26th – 19th 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 http://www.ArizonaFineArtExpo.com

 

Ongoing until – February 12th – 68th Annual Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase – Tucson Convention Center – Celebrating 60 Years of Diamonds, Gems, Silver and Gold – This annual event is the largest gem and mineral show in the United States taking place at more than 40 sites across Tucson!  There will be lectures and seminars as well as dealers!!  http://www.tgms.org/


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February 3rd – First Friday Artwalk – Flagstaff- Downtown Flagstaff. This is one of Northern Arizona’s premier arts events. On the first Friday of each month the art galleries and businesses of downtown Flagstaff stay open from 4-8pm. There are special arts exhibits, live music and more. https://www.artwalkflg.org/about

 

First Friday

 

 

February 3rd – Artlink First Friday Phoenix – Downtown Phoenix – Enjoy the spirit and culture of downtown Phoenix as you mingle with thousands of other residents and visitors. Tour art galleries, venues, and related spaces from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. every First Friday of the month. (Note: each art space has their own hours.) There is even a First Friday Trolley to help you get around! Free. https://www.visitphoenix.com/things-to-do/arts-culture/first-friday-art-walk/

 

Feb 3rd  – Feb 5th – ​12th 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.   $5, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-837-5637 or https://thunderbirdartists.com/scottsdale-arizona-waterfront-fine-art-wine-festival-february

 

Feb 3rd – Feb 5th – 20th Annual Wuertz Family Gourd Festival – Pinal County Fairgrounds – The Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival is a three-day event full of gourd vendors from near and far selling their gourd art and crafts, gourd classes, a judged gourd art competition hosted by the AZGS (Arizona Gourd Society), nonstop entertainment, food vendors and thousands of dried gourds for sale.  Friday and saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 9am – 3pm  $12.00 pp kids are free  https://www.wuertzfarm.com/festival.html

 

Feb. 4th –  69th Annual Parada del Sol – Scottsdale  – This annual event is a Scottsdale tradition.  The Parade starts at 10am and is immediately followed by the Trail’s End Celebration in Old Town Scottsdale, a huge block party with games, pony rides, live entertainment and more! https://scottsdaleparade.com/

 

Renaissance Festival, Jouster***Feb. 4th – April 2nd – Arizona Renaissance Festival – Apache Junction – Open Saturdays and Sundays as well as Monday, 2/20 from 10am – 6pm  This has been an Arizona Tradition for 34 years.  This festival takes place in a Renaissance Village recreated in the Sonoran Desert off of Route 60.  This beautiful setting is home to much wildness and revelry with various shows going on throughout the day and plenty of food and shopping opportunities.  Many people show up dressed in period garments so if you have them you might want to wear them here!  $ Discounted tickets available at Bashas. http://arizona.renfestinfo.com/ 

 

Feb 4th, 11th and 18th – Dog Days in the Garden – Phoenix – Desert Botanical Gardens –  Back by pup-ular demand! Dog Days are a perfect op-paw-tunity to walk the trails, heel for photo opps and meet other dog lovers amid the beauty of the Garden. Last Dog Admission: 10:30 – 11 a.m. time slot.

Don’t miss this tail-wagging good time! Garden admission rates apply.  https://www.dbg.org/events/dogs-day-garden


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Feb 4th – Feb 5th and Feb 9th – Feb 11th – Superbowl Experience – Phoenix Convention Center – Experience the NFL’s football theme park with interactive games like the 40-yard dash, get star player autographs, take photos with the Super Bowl Rings and Vince Lombardi trophy, and visit NFL Shop. It’s the ultimate Super Bowl Week event with fun for all ages. Tickets $20.00 – $40.00 pp (varies by date) – Children 12 and under are free.  Military discount available.  https://www.nfl.com/super-bowl/event-info/super-bowl-experience/pcc

 

Feb 4th – Feb 5th  –   Corks and Cactus – Desert Botanical Gardens  – Phoenix.  Sample and sip 40 different boutique wines in the beautiful Botanical Gardens.  If you find some that you like you can purchase them by the bottle.  There will be delectable foods to purchase as well.  1-4:30pm  $60.00 – $85.00/pp. 480 941-1225 or https://dbg.org/events/corks-and-cactus-2023/2023-02-04/

Lake Havasu, planeFeb 4th – Feb 5th –  Annual Winterfest – Lake Havasu City – Downtown District – Featuring more than 200 vendors from across the US this festival also features eclectic entertainment, children’s activities, arts & crafts, street food, a beer garden & more!  Sat. 9am – 5pm, Sun. 9am – 4pm  Free admission – 928-855-4115  https://golakehavasu.com/event/winterfest/ 

 

 

February 6th – February 12th-  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 largest crowds on the tour coming to see some of the finest golfers in the world compete. $$ daily or ticket packages, 8 am – 6 pm, 602-870-0163 or http://wastemanagementphoenixopen.com

 

February 8th – 24th Annual Superbowl Soulful Celebration – Mesa Convention Center –  An Evening of Inspiration and Culture, is the only inspirational music event sanctioned by the NFL for Super Bowl weekend.  This uplifting concert brings NFL players & award-winning musical artists together on one stage for an evening of joy and praise at the Biggest Game on Earth!  Various prices.  https://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/other-presenters/a-super-bowl-soulful-celebration

 


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Feb 8th – Feb 12th- Historic Old Town Scottsdale ESPN Main Street Tailgate – Old Town Scottsdale – Join  the Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate – a free, five-day Old West-style football pre-game party in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. The event will serve as the backdrop for much of ESPN’s pre-game coverage of Super Bowl LVII, including NFL Live and Sunday NFL Countdown. Play life-sized games while enjoying live music, entertainers, a western bar, giveaways and food-for-purchase offerings from Cien Agaves, Yellow Spruce Roasters, Belle’s Nashville Kitchen, Val’s Frybread and Piccolo Virtu.  Free – 8am – 8pm Wednesday – Saturday 8am – Noon Sunday.  https://www.experiencescottsdale.com/event/historic-old-town-espn-main-street-tailgate/368214/

 

 

Feb 8th – Feb 12th – 64th Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts – Tubac Village – This is Arizona’s longest running outdoor arts festival.  This juried festival features hundreds of artists, craft persons & musicians from throughout the country.  Horse-drawn trolleys are on hand to take you around the town.  The food court has ethnic foods as well as traditional “fair food”.  10am – 5pm daily.  Free admission. $10.00 parking.  520 398-2704 or https://www.vermillionpromotions.com/event/tubac-festival-of-arts/

 

 

Feb 9th – Feb 11th – Superbowl Experience – Phoenix Convention Center – Experience the NFL’s football theme park with interactive games like the 40-yard dash, get star player autographs, take photos with the Super Bowl Rings and Vince Lombardi trophy, and visit NFL Shop. It’s the ultimate Super Bowl Week event with fun for all ages. Tickets $20.00 – $40.00 pp (varies by date) – Children 12 and under are free.  Military discount available.https://www.nfl.com/super-bowl/event-info/super-bowl-experience/pcc

 

Feb 9th – Feb 12th Superbowl Experience at Hance Park  – Phoenix – Hance Park – Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s at Hance Park is a FREE event filled with family-friendly games & activities. Enjoy live music, entertainment & local cuisine.  https://www.azsuperbowl.com/hancepark/

 

 

Feb 10th – Feb 12th – 74th  Annual Gold Rush Days – Wickenburg – The Library of Congress recognizes Wickenburg’s Gold Rush Days as one of America’s Living Legends!!  These 3 &½ days of activities celebrate Wickenburg’s ranching and gold mining heritage.  Activities include a Senior Pro Rodeo, a carnival, gold panning, arts & crafts show, mucking & drilling contest a gem show & more.  On Saturday morning there is a parade featuring over 1,000 horses, floats, marching bands & more.  Check out the full schedule at https://www.wickenburgchamber.com/annual-events

 

Feb 10th – Shaq’s Fun House – Talking Stick Resort – “Phoenix – I am back to win another Big Game Weekend championship! Part festival, part carnival, I recruited my boys Diplo &  Snoop Dogg to perform, plus will be building out a massive carnival experience. Get ready for the most over the top party and celebrity filled event ever!” -SHAQ   Various prices  https://shaqsfunhouse.com/

 

Feb 11th – Dog Days in the Garden – Phoenix – Desert Botanical Gardens –  Back by pup-ular demand! Dog Days are a perfect op-paw-tunity to walk the trails, heel for photo opps and meet other dog lovers amid the beauty of the Garden. Last Dog Admission: 10:30 – 11 a.m. time slot.

Don’t miss this tail-wagging good time! Garden admission rates apply.  https://www.dbg.org/events/dogs-day-garden

 

 

Feb 11th – NFL’s Play Football Family Festival – Hamilton High school, Chandler – Join NFL Play Football for the Play Football Family Festival ahead of Super Bowl LVII. The event will celebrate youth football players, parents and coaches, featuring football skills and drills stations and engagements with NFL players and Legends. The Family Festival will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 10 AM – 1 PM at Hamilton High School in Chandler, AZ.  https://playfootball.nfl.com/events/play-football-family-festival/

 

 

Feb 11th – End Zone Family Festival – A J Chandler City Park, All family members, young and old, are invited to the End Zone Family Festival. Come out and enjoy an Afro Beats live band and DJ that will liven up the park. Kids can enjoy a Kids Zone with face painting, inflatables, and field games with NFL players. There will also be food trucks and vendors, along with a farmer’s market and celebrity chef cooking demonstrations. You don’t want to miss this fun-filled event! FREE – 10am – 6pm  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/end-zone-family-festival-tickets-507217480137?aff=erellivmlt

 

 

Feb 12th – 2023 Hall of Fame Tailgate – Oasis Pool at Wildhorse Pass, Scottsdale – The party will deliver giant LED video screens, amazing culinary options, DJs, and cheerleaders to hype the crowd and cheer on the teams. Brand activations, contesting, and giveaways will round out the festivities around the game.  This tailgate event will also showcase the launch of the all-new Blacktop Streetball Association! Blacktop brings the full essence of street basketball in creating the ultimate cultural art experience, incorporating street basketball, hip-hop, and breakdancing in a unique setting.  Event guests include NFL athletes, Food Network star, Chef Kev D, Bravo’s Top Chef, Chef Bruce Kalman, and FOX’s MasterChef winner, Chef Shaun O’Neale.  $$ – 21 and older event – https://playatgila.com/show/2023-hall-of-fame-tailgate/

 

Feb 12th – Guy’s Flavortown Tailgate – Glendale – directly opposite from Statefarm Stadium – GUY FIERI IS BRINGING FLAVORTOWN TO GLENDALE ON BIG GAME SUNDAY FEATURING 10+ DINERS, DRIVE-INS, AND DIVES RESTAURANT POP UPS, A TASTE OF PHOENIX, TONS OF BARS, PLUS SUPERSTAR MUSICAL PERFORMANCES! TAKING PLACE DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO STATE FARM STADIUM, SECURE YOUR FREE TICKET NOW AND HEAD ON DOWN TO FLAVORTOWN  – Free or paid VIP tickets available – MUST have a ticket!!  11:30am – kickoff.  https://guysflavortowntailgate.com/

 

Feb. 16th – Feb. 19th – 34th Annual Western Winter Blast Pyrotechnic Show – Lake Havasu   The fireworks displays are promised to be the best ever!!  The displays will start at 7:30 each evening.  Admission is $5.00/pp  – $10.00 pp & parking fees.(12 and under free) https://www.golakehavasu.com/western-winter-blast-pyrotechnics-show-2023

 

Feb 16th  – Feb 26th –  The Official Arizona Beer Week –  Throughout the week there will be events throughout Arizona including pub crawls, beer-pairing dinners and educational seminars.  602 341-5724 http://www.arizonabeerweek.com

 

Feb 16th  – Feb 26th  –Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo – Scottsdale – WestWorld   Arabian horses from all over the world  come to compete in 100’s of events at this show. Additionally, there is a shopping expo featuring fine art, household items, clothing, jewelry and more! $7-15, 8 am – 10 pm, 480-515-1500 or http://www.scottsdaleshow.com

 

Feb. 17th – Feb. 19th – 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.  https://www.vermillionpromotions.com/event/wigwam-festival-of-fine-art/

 

Feb 17th – Feb 19th – Downtown Chandler Fine Art and Wine Festival – Dr. A. J. Chandler Park West – Thunderbird Artists, producer of award-winning fine art and wine festivals, is partnering with the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership to bring 125 juried fine artists to the Southeast valley. Patrons love strolling through the spectacular paintings, bronzes, glass, stone, copper, clay sculptures, photography and jewelry.  10am – 5pm  $5.00 pp  https://thunderbirdartists.com/downtownchandlerfineartandwinefestival

 

Feb 18th – Dog Days in the Garden – Phoenix – Desert Botanical Gardens –  Back by pup-ular demand! Dog Days are a perfect op-paw-tunity to walk the trails, heel for photo opps and meet other dog lovers amid the beauty of the Garden. Last Dog Admission: 10:30 – 11 a.m. time slot.

Don’t miss this tail-wagging good time! Garden admission rates apply.  https://www.dbg.org/events/dogs-day-garden

 

Feb 18th – Feb 19th  – 66th Annual VNSA Used Book Sale  Phoenix – State Fairgrounds –  This is one of the nation’s largest book sales!  There will be more than 600,000 books, paperbacks, videos, CD’s, DVD’s, record albums, puzzles and book-related items.  Prices range from $1.50 – to over $100.00 for rare items. Proceeds benefit the Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County & the AZ Friends of Foster Children Foundation.  Free admission, $ parking, Sat 8 am – 6 pm, Sun 8 am – 4 pm, 602-265-6805 or http://www.vnsabooksale.org

 

 

Feb 18th – Feb 19th –  Annual Vigilante Days – Tombstone – Wild West comes alive in the streets of Tombstone – “the town too tough to die”.  There will be street entertainment, shoot-outs, hangings, an 1880’s fashion show, music, saloon girls, a chili cook-off and more! https://tombstoneweb.com/event/tombstone-vigilante-days/

 

Feb 18th – Feb 19th  – 34th Annual Willo Historic Home Tour & Street Festival  – Phoenix  West of Central Avenue between Thomas and McDowell Roads from 1st-7th Avenues.  Here is a great opportunity to view a variety of homes from Tudor to Spanish Revival, Bungalow to Ranch, from the 1920-1940’s. You can hop on the trolley cars that are providing transportation, or you may walk.  Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm $20.00pp, https://willophx.com/home-tour/

 

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Feb. 24th– Feb 26th– 59th Annual Lost Dutchman Days –  Apache Junction  – This annual event features 3 days of professional rodeo, a carnival, a parade, a Rodeo dance and continuous music.  There will be plenty of food vendors to choose from.  Various prices for different events.  . http://www.lostdutchmandays.org/

 

 

Feb 24th – Feb 26th – The Annual Great Fair Fountain Hills – With the beautiful fountain as the backdrop this is one of the valley’s largest and best arts and crafts festivals featuring more than 500  juried artists & craftspeople.  Free, 10 am – 5 pm, 480-837-1654 or http://www.fountainhillschamber.com/the-great-fair/ 

 

Feb. 24th – March 28th – 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. https://cactusleague.com/schedule.php

 


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

 

 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 or send me an email.  

Have a fun February.

Cheers!

David

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David Thomas, Realtor®

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