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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

May 2014

May 9-11, 2014
John Lovitz Come on out to Stand Up Live and listen to the hysterical comedian when he takes the stage at 7 p.m.

June 2014

June 5-8, 2014
Phoenix Comicon Sci-fi and comic book lovers flock to the Phoenix Convention Center for this amazing event. Mark Bagley and Bruce Campbell join the attendees this year. Times vary per day.
June 14, 2014
Arizona Bridal Show The Phoenix Convention Center fills with hundreds of brides-to-be as they mingle with florists, musicians, and bakers. Doors open at 8 a.m.
June 1 - August 31, 2014
Ghost Towns of Arizona: Photography of Kurt Wenner

The Pueblo Grande Museum hosts this photography exhibit of different ghost towns as seen through the lens by Kurt Wenner. Museum hours vary.

June 20, 2014
Music in the Garden Spring Concert Series Visit the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix for this wonderful evening of music by Fuerza Caribe. Doors open at 6 p.m.

July 2014

July 4, 2014
29th Annual Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix Fourth

Three stages of entertainment, classic cars, food, and more fill Steele Indian School Park for this patriotic event. Festivities begin at 6 p.m.

July 2014

July 19, 2014
2014 ARR Summer Series Race #4 Get out of the house and join in on this 5K run/walk at Kiwanis Park. It begins at 6:30 a.m.
July 11-26, 2014
She Kills Monsters Brelby Studio houses the production of this fun show that rouses the geek within all that see it. Curtain times vary per day.
July 19, 2014
Motley Crue- The Final Tour Ak-Chin Pavilion fills with music from the famous group during what is sure to be a high-energy event. They take the stage at 7 p.m.

August 2014

August 2, 2014
5th Annual Dog Days of Summer Historic Downtown Glendale goes to the dogs for this afternoon of fun. Bring your furry friend out and enjoy photos, Frosty Paw Treats, and more. The fun begins at 7 a.m.
August 25, 2014
Hamburger Fry Join the citizens of Globe at the Gila County Historical Museum for entertainment and some delicious hamburgers. The grill lights at 5:30 p.m.

September 2014

September 25, 2014
Katy Perry

The pop superstar brings The Prismatic World Tour and half a dozen #1 hits to Jobing.com Arena in Glendale. The sing along starts at 7 p.m.

Northern Arizona Events

May 2014

May 17-18, 2014
Bike MS: Ride the Vortex

Cyclists of all skill levels gear up for 30 to 150-mile courses through beautiful Sedona landscapes. The two-day event features food, entertainment, a massage tent, and even a beer garden.

Tucson and Southern Arizona Events

April 2014

April 27, 2014
Bobby McFerrin

The "Don't Worry, Be Happy" hit maker pays a visit to Centennial Hall on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. The music starts at 7 p.m.

April 27, 2014
Mount Lemmon Marathon/ Half Marathon and 10K This uphill course along General Hitchcock Scenic Byway is a very scenic marathon. Starting time is 6 a.m.
April 3 - June 8, 2014
Beach Blanket Bee-Bop Hit the "beach" at the Gaslight Theater in Tucson. Show times vary.

May 2014

May 24, 2014
Gipsy Kings in Concert Head on down to the Fox Tucson Theatre to watch this talented group. Doors open at 6:30

May 2014

May 24-26, 2014
Wyatt Earp Days Celebrate the life of the famous lawman in Downtown Tombstone. Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 31, 2014
TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run/ Walk Join the running party throughout Downtown Tucson. It begins at the Children's Museum.
May 22-24, 2014
Arizona Banjo and Ukulele Blast Join the fun with workshops, jamming sessions, and fun music at the Omni Tucson National Resort. It all begins at 9 a.m.

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