25 of the Most Fun Things You Can Do in Phoenix this March

Thursday, March 5 

Roars and Pours

Stroll through the Phoenix Zoo checking out the impressive variety of animals while enjoying craft beers, wine and food. The adults only happy hour will include an evening of yard games and live music. (Phoenix Zoo // 5:30 p.m. // $10) 


Friday, March 6


Kicking off its 16th annual event on Friday night with a lineup of top artists like Bon Iver, LANY, Local Natives and San Holo., this nonprofit music festival will benefit more than just the community.  (Margaret T. Hance Park // 1:30 p.m. // $85+) 

Rodeo Scottsdale 

See “the West’s most Western town” in all its glory at the 67th annual Rodeo Scottsdale — a three-day event featuring professional bull riding, live music, dancing and more Western-themed activities. (WestWorld of Scottsdale // 7:00 p.m. // $10) 

KMLE Country Double Header: Brett Eldridge & Parmalee 

Country music fans can look forward to a poolside spring training celebration show by not just one, but two country music heavy hitters – Brett Eldridge and Parmalee. (Talking Stick Resort Pool // 6:00 p.m. // $30+)


Sunday, March 8

NASCAR Fanshield 500 

Phoenix Raceway is hosting NASCAR greats like Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott for an unforgettable race to the NASCAR Cup Championship at the recently renovated Phoenix Raceway. (Phoenix Raceway // 12:30 p.m. // $42+)


Monday, March 9

Cocktails Under the Cosmos 

View the supermoon in Pisces from the stunning Mountain Shadows deck overlooking Camelback Mountain while enjoying light bites, jazzy tunes and sipping on the evening’s signature astrology-themed cocktail. (Mountain Shadows // 6:30 p.m. // $45)


Friday, March 13

Scottsdale Arts Festival

The 50th anniversary of the Scottsdale Arts Festival will feature everything from live music, yoga, silent disco, giant yard games, trivia and even a selfie contest. (Scottsdale Civic Center Park // 10 a.m. // $12)

Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival 

The Ostrich Festival, a three-day celebration featuring (of course) ostriches, carnival rides and live music will kick off on Friday with a full day of events and closing with a nostalgic performance by 2000s boy band sensation 98°. (Tumbleweed Park // 11:00 a.m. // $8+)


Saturday, March 14 

2020 Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Faire

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with mild weather, lively Irish music, Irish-inspired crafts, festive drinks, food and more. (Margaret T. Hance Park // 10:00 a.m. // $8+)

Arizona Aloha Festival

The celebrated festival is back for its 26th year celebrating all things South Pacific Island culture with authentic island food, crafts, dancing and plenty of family-friendly entertainment. (Tempe Beach Park // 10:00 a.m. // Free) 

Italian Festival of Arizona 

Arizona’s annual Italian Festival brings together 15,000 people to celebrate Italian culture. Join in on the many vendors that will be serving up Italian delicacies and all varieties of Italian music. (Talking Stick Resort Arena // 11:00 a.m. // $15)

Downtown Mesa Brew Fest 

This family and dog-friendly beer festival will offer live music, bites from local eateries and beers at just $5 for a 12 ounce pour. Plus, cocktail lovers can skip the brews and enjoy a cocktail lounge from AZ Distilling Co. with mixers by Unique Cocktail. (Downtown Mesa // 1:00 p.m. // Free)


Sunday, March 15

Post Malone Runaway Tour

Grammy-nominated rapper and singer Post Malone is continuing his RUNAWAY tour and performing hits from his latest album “Hollywood’s Bleeding” this month in Phoenix with special guest Tyla Yaweh. (Talking Stick Resort Arena // 8:00 p.m. // $93+)


Tuesday, March 17 

Third Eye Blind 

The beloved ‘90s pop rock band behind chart topping hits like “Semi-Charmed Life” and “How’s It Going to Be” are headed to Phoenix for the 2020 Screamer Tour. (The Van Buren // 7:00 p.m. // $49.50) 


Saturday, March 21 

Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival 

Asian food lovers can look forward to a day of bao and dumplings from a variety of vendors for under $5 a piece, as well as boba, desserts and other Asian food favorites. Attendees can also enjoy games and a marketplace of local products. (Dr. A.J. Chandler Park // 12:30 p.m. // $8)

Phoenix Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival

The Phoenix Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival is one of the top blues music events in the Valley. Packed with performances by “International Blues Challenge” winner Zac Harmon, Amanda Fish and Tucson-based Bad News Blues Band. Attendees will also enjoy local art vendors, BBQ and craft beers. (Margaret T. Hance Park // 10 a.m. // $20+)

Pride Run Phoenix Half Marathon, 10K and 5K

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community at the vibrant annual Phoenix Pride Run where you can walk, jog or run a 5K, 10K or the 13.1 mile half marathon. Plus, make sure to check out the expo block party with entertainment, exhibitors and a beer garden. (Central United Methodist Church // 5:00 a.m. // $50+)


Friday, March 27

Tempe Festival of the Arts 

The award-winning, nationally recognized arts festival attracts more than 200,000 visitors during its bi-yearly downtown Tempe events. Attendees can browse through art from over 350 artists across the country while enjoying food, drinks and entertainment. (Mill Ave. // 10:00 a.m. // Free)

Dancing With The Stars: Live! 2020 Tour 

Catch Dancing with the Stars favorites like 2019 champion and “The Bachelorette ” star Hannah Brown, pop-star Ally Brooke and Kate Flannery from “The Office ” as they bring their dazzling dance moves to Phoenix for a high-energy performance. . (Arizona Federal Theatre // 8:00 p.m. // $43+)

Emo Nite 

Sing along to your 2000s emo favorites as a DJ plays top hits from the likes of My Chemical Romance and Taking Back Sunday at one of the most nostalgic events of the year produced by Emo Nite L.A. (Crescent Ballroom // 9:00 p.m. // $15)


Saturday, March 28 

KNIX BBQ & Beer Festival 

This year’s festival is dedicated to all things beer, barbecue and country music. Performances by top artists like Grammy-nominated Lee Brice will be on the radar as well as plenty of barbecue options from 20 pitmasters. Oh, and lots of beer.  (Tumbleweed Park // 12:00 p.m. // $10)

Zac Brown Band 

The Grammy-winning country group behind everyone’s favorite feel-good summer song “Chicken Fried” is coming to the Valley on The Owl Tour for an outdoor show at Ak-Chin Pavilion. (Ak-Chin Pavilion // 7:00 p.m. // $27+)


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