25 of the Most Fun Things You Can Do in Phoenix This February 



Saturday, February 1

Kygo and ARIZONA 
The ‘Happy Now’ tropical house DJ and electro-pop band will take the Bird’s Nest stage as part of the Waste Management Phoenix Open’s official afterparty. (Birds Nest // Doors open at 3:30 p.m. // $75+) 

Waste Management Phoenix Open
Known as the “Greatest Party on Grass,” the Phoenix Open is one of the state’s best-attended events drawing in more than 200,000 visitors and Valley residents on the Saturday of the tournament alone. (TPC of Scottsdale // Rounds begin at 9:00 a.m. // $60+) 

Thursday, February 6 

Armin Van Buuren 
The Grammy-nominated trance DJ is returning to Phoenix to perform hits like “This is What it Feels Like” and “Blah Blah Blah.” (The Van Buren // Doors open at 8:00 p.m. // $5+)

Friday, February 7 

Dashboard Confessional 
Your middle school favorites are back with a new album, ‘Crooked Shadows’ and will be performing new favorites like ‘We Fight’ and ‘Heart Beat.’ (The Van Buren // Doors open at 6:30 p.m. // $35+)

Saturday, February 8

Arizona Strong Beer Festival
The 20th anniversary event will feature craft beer from 130 breweries with over 500 beers. Each ticket includes 30 tastings and commemorative tasting cup, and food is available for purchase. (Steele Indian School Park // Doors open at 1:00 p.m. // $15+)

Renaissance Festival
The beloved, 32nd annual Renaissance Festival returns with comedy shows, an artisan marketplace and of course, giant turkey legs. (Arizona Renaissance Festival Grounds // Doors open at 10:00 a.m. // $27+) 

Street Eats Food Truck Festival 
Food truck lovers unite for $2 samples from 55 food trucks, plus live music, lawn games, eating contests, cooking classes and more. (Salt River Fields // Doors open at 11 a.m. // $10)

Sunday, February 9

Mesa Margarita Festival
This tequila-focused event will feature a day of margarita tastings, pro wrestling entertainment, live music, tacos and a vendor marketplace. (Mesa Convention Center // Doors open at 10 a.m. // $12)

Thursday, February 13

Arabian Horse Show 
The 65th annual horse show features nearly 2,400 horses competing to be named best of show. The event benefits Arabian Horseman’s Distress Fund, ASU Western Equestrian Team, SCC Equine Sciences Scholarships and March of Dimes. (WestWorld // Doors open at 10 a.m. // $10) 

Friday, February 14

Crush Arizona 
Arizona’s highly-anticipated Valentine’s Day-themed rave will feature performances by 4B, Audien, Carbin, Dark Mark, Habstrakt, Jauz and Tynan. (Rawhide Event Center // Doors open at 6:00 p.m. // $59) 

Saturday, February 15

Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival 
This festival brings together accomplished speakers on a vegetarian lifestyle, vegetarian-friendly vendors and of course, tons of meat-free food. (Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater // Doors open at 10:00 a.m. // $20+) 

Arizona Cocktail Weekend 
Arizona Cocktail Weekend is kicking off its ninth year with the Cocktail Carnival featuring more than 30 spirit brands, a 20-person marching band and art installations. (Walter Where? House // Doors open at 7:00 p.m. (for VIP) // $40+)

D-Backs Fan Fest 
D-Backs fans can get excited for the upcoming season with the annual D-Backs Fan Fest where they can take photos with and get autographs from their favorite players, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the clubhouse and enjoy baseball-centric activities. (Chase Field // Doors open at 11:00 a.m. // Free) 

Southwest Maker Fest 
This seventh annual event will inspire kids and adults to be their most creative selves while enjoying community, food and drinks. (Pepper Place // Doors open at 10:00 a.m. // Free) 

Sweets Festival 
This dessert lover’s dream festival has it all from a donut eating contest to cookie and cake decorating classes, plus the opportunity to taste over-the-top sugary creations like cotton candy tacos and funnel cakes. (Civic Center Park Gilbert // Doors open at 11:00 a.m. // $7)

PHX Field Day
Nostalgic for the days of elementary school P.E. where you hopped through a sack race, dominated in tug of war, and more? Relive your glory days, but with an adult twist – such as drinks, prizes and live music – at this amazing day of friendly competition and nostalgic fun. (Margaret T. Hance Park // 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. // $17-$50)

Saturday, February 22

Arizona Roots Music and Arts Festival 
The second Arizona Roots Music and Arts Festival is showcasing art and top reggae and rock talent like Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Rebelution and The Expendables. (Riverwalk at Rawhide Western Town // Doors open at 12:00 p.m. // $109) 

Brunch Bash
Everyone loves brunch, so celebrate the best weekend meal with a festival dedicated to mimosas, Bloody Marys, breakfast tacos and even chicken and waffles. (Civic Space Park // 10:00 a.m. // $8+)

Cactus League Spring Training 
Enjoy sunshine, beers and affordable baseball tickets during Spring Training and be sure to check out one of the season’s first games featuring Arizona’s Diamondbacks against the Rockies. (Salt River Fields // Game starts at 1:10 p.m. // $15+)

Devour Culinary Classic
This nationally recognized food festival has been going strong for more than a decade and for good reason — it brings together dozens of the culinary world’s top names for a day of eating at the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden. (Desert Botanical Garden // Doors open at 10:00 a.m (for VIP // $105+)

Tequila Fest
The aptly named Tequila Fest will be serving up 50 different types of tequila along with tacos, margaritas, live music and more. (The Monastery // Doors open at 3:00 p.m. // $35)

Sunday, February 23

Cirque Du Soleil – Ovo
This breathtaking nature-themed variation of Cirque Du Soleil focuses on the appearance of a mysterious egg. (Talking Stick Resort Arena // Shows begin at 1:30 p.m. // $44+)

Saturday, February 29 

Cave Creek Craft Beer Festival
This first-time event promises to bring together a selection of top-quality craft breweries, live music, pub food and the opportunity to chat with local brewers about their craft. (Stagecoach Village // 1:00 p.m. // $45) 

Innings Festival 
The beloved, two-day, Spring Training-themed music festival is back with nationally recognized artists like Dave Matthews Band and Weezer as well as appearances by MLB legends like Jake Peavy and Luis Gonzales. (Tempe Beach Park // 1:00 p.m. // $99)

PHX Vegan Food Festival 
This two-day celebration of all things vegan will have more than 100 vegan-friendly vendors, over 25 live musicians, cooking demonstrations and more. (Margaret T. Hance Park // 12:00 p.m. // $29+) 

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