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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 28-31, 2015
2015 Phoenix Comicon

Check out all things sci-fi and pop culture at this year's Phoenix Comicon held at the Phoenix Convention Center – featuring celebrity panels, vendors, cosplay, and more. The event time is TBA.

June 2015

June 6, 2015
2015 Science on the Rocks

Learn a thing or two while enjoying some "scientific" beverage concoctions at the Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix. Scheduled events include mixology seminars, appetizers, music, and interpretive activities.

July 2015

July 4, 2015
2015 July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival

Fireworks, live music, kid's activities, vendors, and plenty of wet 'n wild fun at Tempe Beach Park in Tempe. The event begins at 4 p.m.

September 2015

September 25, 2015
2015 Summer Ends Music Festival

Hometown rock/alternative heroes, Jimmy Eat World, are set to take the stage with special guests at the Tempe Beach Park in Tempe. Show time is TBA.

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.

Northern Arizona Events

June 2015

June 19 & 20, 2015
6th Annual Northern Arizona BBQ Festival

Enjoy a weekend of excellent BBA, a beer garden, live music, kid's activities, vendors, and so much more in the northern Arizona town of Williams.

July 2015

July 20 & 21, 2015
16th Annual Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

Presented by the Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society, this event sees a weekend's worth of live music, family activities, beverages, Celtic-themed workshops, and so much more at Foxglenn Park in Flagstaff.

July 2015

July 24-31, 2015
2015 Prescott Film Festival

Check out advanced screenings, short films, guest appearences, and more cinema-themed events at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center in Prescott. Event start times vary by day.

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Must See in Arizona

  • All Arizona Sports

    All Arizona Sports

    Check out Arizona's many sports teams, from the pros like the Phoenix Suns to MLB's Cactus League to in-state college rivals.

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  • Arizona Motorcycle Rides

    Arizona Motorcycle Rides

    Explore northern, central, and southern Arizona's national parks, Old West attractions, and quirky historic districts with these detailed motorcycle tours.

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  • Arizona Universities

    Arizona Universities

    Your guide to Arizona Universities. The Arizona Wildcats thrive in Tucson, and Arizona State makes their marks on Tempe.

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  • Arizona Golf

    Arizona Golf

    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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  • Visiting the Phoenix Metro Area

    Visiting the Phoenix Metro Area

    Find hotels throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, and visit museums, ball fields, and golf courses in the Valley.

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  • Arizona Airport Hotels

    Arizona Airport Hotels

    Hotels near Arizona airports like Phoenix Sky Harbor, Tucson International, Flagstaff Pulliam, and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway.

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