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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

June 2016

June 2-5, 2016
2016 Phoenix Comicon

A celebration of all things sci-fi, fantasy, and pop culture will descend upon the Phoenix Convention Center for four days. Expect plenty of celebrity appearances, cosplay, collectibles, and even some premieres. Get your tickets today – this event is sure to sell out.

June 11, 2016
39th Annual Great Western Tube Float

Parker visitors won't want to miss their chance to catch residents float their very best floats down the strip during this friendly competition. This year's theme if Float-aritaville. The floats starting flowing at 9 a.m.

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

May 2016

May 7, 2016
2016 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Sedona celebrates its Hispanic heritage with a day of mariachi music, authentic dancers, Mexican food, and the Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off. The festival is held at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, all starting at 11 a.m.

May 7, 2016
2016 Grand Canyon Half Marathon

Get an excellent view of the Kaibab National Forest as you race through it with family and friends during this annual half marathon. There are registration fees, and the race time is TBA.

June 2016

June 4 & 5, 2016
7th Annual Flagstaff Hullabaloo

Wheeler Park in Flagstaff hosts an entire day of live music, local foods, craft vendors, kids' activities, a bike parade, and so much more. Tickets are on sale now – the fun begins at 10 a.m.

June 11, 2016
3rd Annual Holbrook Route 66 Festival

Holbrook residents celebrate their town's relationship with the Mother Road at Gillespie Park, where events like a car show, live music, scavenger hunt, and more, are set to take place. The event start time is TBA.

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