The primary few months of the 12 months is prime occasions season in metro Phoenix, however with COVID-19 doing its greatest to spoil the whole lot, it may be onerous to maintain observe of what is truly going to happen.
To assist, we have put collectively an inventory of of occasions scheduled to occur between now and the top of April — together with particulars about what’s been canceled, postponed, or reworked to incorporate digital parts. They’re listed in alphabetical order to make it straightforward to seek out your favorites.
Every thing is topic to alter today, so look ahead to updates. A closing notice: Hold it stylish throughout in-person occasions by following masks and social distancing tips.
Anticipate the Arizona Renaissance Pageant to return in 2022.
Arizona Renaissance Pageant
Canceled for 2021
The Arizona Renaissance Festival has been canceled for 2021, however organizers plan to carry the competition again in 2022. The competition places a Renaissance spin on leisure, meals, costumes, and extra.
Throwback to a earlier Mutant Piñata Present throughout Artwork Detour.
February 27 to March 31
Art Detour will span 33 days this 12 months, from February 27 to March 31. Artwork Detour will embrace in-person choices across the Valley, in addition to on-line parts. This 12 months’s lineup will characteristic visible arts, performing arts, trend design, culinary arts, and extra. Artwork Detour 2020 occurred throughout early days of COVID-19 closures and cancellations in March 2020, which affected programming and participation.
Ballet Underneath the Stars goes digital this 12 months.
Tzu Chia Huang
Ballet Underneath the Stars
Ballet Arizona is changing its free stay out of doors Ballet Under the Stars performances with a web-based adaptation this 12 months, which you’ll be able to entry on YouTube on January 23. The efficiency will likely be adopted by a stay on-line chat with dancers.
Exploring the showroom throughout an earlier Barrett-Jackson public sale.
March 20 to 27
The Barrett-Jackson automobile public sale is scheduled to return to WestWorld in Scottsdale March 20 to 27. The occasion, which often happen in January, will embrace a Barrett-Jackson Cup Competitors with 50 automobiles. Ticket costs differ by day and exercise.
Girl, do you concern? by Jenny Gerena was a part of Breaking Floor 2018.
CONDER/dance is working with Tempe Heart for the Arts to current this 12 months’s Breaking Ground up to date dance and movie competition in a free on-line format on April 21. Featured choreographers and entry particulars haven’t been introduced.
Chandler Worldwide Movie Pageant
January 21 to 24
The Chandler International Film Festival is scheduled for January 21 to 24, when the lineup will embrace movie show, drive-in, and on-line experiences. Venues embrace Harkins Chandler Style Heart 20. An all-access cross prices $220. Ticket costs for particular person movies differ.
The Chandler Chamber Ostrich Pageant has been rescheduled for Fall 2021.
Chandler Chamber Ostrich Pageant
Chandler Chamber Ostrich Pageant
Postponed till Fall 2021
The Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival, which often occurs in March, is being moved to Fall 2021. The brand new dates haven’t been introduced. The competition was launched in 1988 as a option to rejoice the area’s historical past of ostrich ranching.
Bringing the pink, white, and blue to Nation Thunder.
Nation Thunder Arizona
April eight to 11
Country Thunder Arizona is scheduled for April eight to 11 in Florence, with a lineup that features Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dustin Lynch, and Morgan Wallen. Occasion hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. day by day. Single day tickets are $75, and a four-day cross is $200.
Desert Nights, Rising Stars
February 18 to 20
The Desert Nights, Rising Stars writers convention that’s sometimes introduced on ASU’s Tempe campus goes digital this 12 months, with dozens of craft talks, panels, and displays. Single day admission is $150; normal registration for the total convention is $225.
Anticipate a distinct spin on Devour Phoenix this 12 months.
Jacob Tyler Dunn
February 27 to 28
The annual culinary occasion is being reworked into Devour at Home this 12 months, which can characteristic family-style meals that feed 4 individuals. Quite a few eating places, together with The Breadfruit & Rum Bar and Gallo Blanco, are taking part this 12 months, and can obtain all the proceeds from this 12 months’s occasion. The $200 value contains souvenirs and entry to digital experiences.
Fiesta Bowl Parade
The Fiesta Bowl Parade was rescheduled from January 2 to April 10. The theme and grand marshal haven’t been introduced. The free occasion takes place alongside Central Avenue.
Recalling a earlier hoop dancing championship on the Heard Museum.
Hoop Dance Contest
The Heard Museum Hoop Dance Contest goes digital this 12 months. Viewers can watch the prerecorded occasion on-line on February 13. The occasion will embrace grownup and youth performances.
Ikebana Artwork Exhibit
January 30 and 31
The Ikebana Art Exhibit is scheduled for January 30 and 31 on the Japanese Friendship Backyard. The artwork present options Japanese floral preparations made with flowers, leaves, branches, and a wide range of much less typical supplies. Hourly time slots are restricted to 150 individuals every. Admission is $13.
Throwback to a 2019 Indie Movie Fest dialogue.
Mango Skies Movies
Indie Movie Fest
February 11 to 13
The Indie Film Fest scheduled for February 11 to 13 will embrace out of doors drive-in screenings, a digital movie stroll, on-line digital panels, and a choose variety of personal screenings. On-line tickets, which value $10, embrace on-line entry to all movies, digital workshops, and filmmaker Q & A classes. Further ticket choices haven’t been introduced.
Throwback to a earlier Innings Pageant in Tempe.
Canceled for 2021
Maricopa County Truthful
April 7 to 11
The Maricopa County Fair is scheduled for April 7 to 11 on the Arizona Exposition & State Fairgrounds. The precise lineup has not been introduced, however plans embrace stay music, distributors, and carnival rides. Tickets are $9. You’ll pay an extra $30 for an all-day carnival cross.
The jam-packed crowd at 2019’s M3F.
Jacob Tyler Dunn
March 5 and 6
The M3F Festival is scheduled for March 5 and 6, though the placement and lineup haven’t been introduced and tickets aren’t on sale but. Sometimes you may select between single-day or occasion passes, with normal admission or VIP choices.
Oak Road Alley Mural Pageant
The free Oak Street Alley Mural Festival is scheduled to happen on March 20 in a Coronado neighborhood alley at Oak and 14th streets, the place the lineup contains stay mural portray, performances, and hands-on actions.
Pat’s Run is switching to a digital 4.2-mile race this 12 months, which is scheduled for April 24. The occasion helps to help Pat Tillman Basis scholarships for veterans and navy members. The $42 ticket features a race T-shirt, or you may pay extra for two- and three-race bundles.
Skye Lucking and Paul Pangle painted this mural throughout a earlier Phoenix Mural Pageant.
Phoenix Mural Pageant
February three to March 6
The Phoenix Mural Festival is scheduled to happen from February three to March 6 alongside the Grand Canalscape, the place numerous artists will likely be portray murals with sustainability-related themes. The lineup for the free occasion has not been introduced.
Search for the Phoenix Satisfaction Pageant on April 10 and 11.
April 10 and 11
Phoenix Pride is scheduled for April 10 and 11 at Steele Indian College Park. The parade occurs on April 11. This occasion was rescheduled from November 2020. Tickets are $30 to $150, relying on whether or not you need normal admission or VIP entry for a single day or the total competition.
Recalling an earlier Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona marathon.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Maraton
Canceled for 2021
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona marathon won’t happen in 2021. Organizers notice the occasion has been postponed till January 15 and 16, 2022.
Scottsdale Arts Pageant
March 12 to 14
The Scottsdale Arts Festival is scheduled to happen from March 12 to 14. The competition sometimes happens at Scottsdale Civic Heart, however the 2021 lineup and site has not been introduced. The 2020 competition was canceled attributable to COVID-19, and details about taking part artists was posted on-line.
Spring NASCAR Cup Collection
The Spring NASCAR Cup Series is scheduled for March 14 at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, however solely a restricted variety of followers will be capable to take part contained in the occasion gates. Common admission tickets for hillside seating are $40.
Search for artwork by native creatives when you’re in downtown Tempe.
Tempe Pageant of the Arts
March 26 to 28
The Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts is scheduled for March 26 to 28. The competition sometimes takes place alongside Mill Avenue in Tempe, however particulars for the spring competition haven’t been introduced. Each the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 festivals had been canceled attributable to COVID-19.
The Good Life Pageant
The Good Life Festival is scheduled for March 27 at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek, the place the lineup will embrace The Guess Who, Don Felder, and America, in addition to Nate Nathan and The MacDaddy O’s. Tickets aren’t but on sale, and costs haven’t been introduced.
Unity Artwork Stroll
January 5 to 31
As a substitute of presenting a conventional single-day Unity Art Walk to rejoice variety and Martin Luther King Jr., seven cities and cities collaborated to current a month-long, self-guided tour of primarily out of doors artworks referred to as Unity ArtWalk: A Visible Journey of Range, Tradition and Fairness. Taking part municipalities embrace Chandler, Gilbert, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale.
Recalling cookbooks noticed throughout the 2020 VNSA Used E-book Sale.
VNSA Used E-book Sale
Canceled for 2021
The VNSA Used Book Sale that historically occurs on the Arizona State Fairgrounds in February won’t happen this 12 months. Organizers point out that the occasion is being postponed till 2022.
Waste Administration Phoenix Open
February 1 to 7
The Waste Management Phoenix Open is scheduled for February 1 to 7 on the TPC Scottsdale, the place 132 gamers, together with Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler, are anticipated to vie for a $7.three million purse and $1.three million first-place examine. Single-day normal admission tickets are $100 to $125, relying on the day.
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