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Things to do in Arizona

Planning a visit to Arizona? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the state.

Phoenix and Central Arizona Events

May 2015

May 28 - December 17, 2015
2015 Scottsdale ArtWalk

The Scottsdale ArtWalk, now in it's 41st year, takes place every Thursday night. The Walk features art openings, live music, food and drinks, and special events/exhibits throughout the year. The Walks begin at 7 p.m. in the Scottsdale Arts District.

January 2016

January 11, 2016
2015 BCS National Championship

The two best college football teams in the nation square-off for four quarters of high-octane action. The game will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Game time is TBA.

January 16 & 17, 2016
2016 Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series

One the Valley's biggest annual events is back, complete with Health and Fitness Expo, 5K, Kids Rocks, 10K, half marathon, and plenty of partying. The course runs through parts of Phoenix and Tempe – start times are TBA.

February 2016

February 4 - February 7, 2016
2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open

Professional golf's best and brightest shoot for par during this week-long event, held at the Tournament Players Club in Scottsdale. All four rounds, practice rounds, and special event start times vary by day.

March 2016

March 12, 2016
2016 Arizona Craft Beer Relay

Share a tasty brew with some of your mates at the WeKoPa Resort in Phoenix during this special, outdoor event. Relay teams compete in a 5K for prizes and bragging rights while sampling some of the region's best craft brews. The fun begins at noon.

April 2017

April 1 & 3, 2017
2017 NCAA March Madness Final Four Tournament

For the first time ever, Phoenix will host the NCAA men's basketball Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Tip-off time is TBA.

Tucson and Southern Arizona Events

May 2015

May 9 - December 12, 2015
2015 2nd Saturdays Downtown

Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month in downtown Tucson, this monthly festival features an impressive collection of music, vendors, street performers, and entertainment. The festival is held on Congress Street between Toole and Church Avenue.

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    Choose a traditional links course or fairways surrounded by Sonoran desert landscape - with ideal weather and over 300 courses, Arizona is paradise for golf.

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