Ah, how we love spring here in Arizona. The sun is always shining, and when there is rain, it never lasts for long. The temperatures stay at the perfect level, allowing us to be outside for long stretches of time. Knowing that the heat of the summer is just days away, this is the time for some of the best events and festivals that Scottsdale has to offer! If you’re planning a visit to Arizona in the spring, here’s a list of festivals and events that may interest you during your stay.
Crush Brew Craft Beverage Festival, February 17th & 18th
Yes, February is still technically winter, but Scottsdale weather is at its best, and there’s hardly a real winter season in this part of Arizona, anyway! Plus, we are talking about a beer festival here, people; it’s always a good time for that! Held at the Scottsdale Civic Plaza and offering beer, wine, AND whiskey tastings, this festival is a definite must-see.
McDowell Mountain Music Festival, March 2-4
Held on the outskirts of Scottsdale on the east side of the Margaret T. Hance Park, this three-day music festival has all the required elements of an epic party: music, drinks, food, and fun! And since all the proceeds go to non-profit organizations in the area, you will be doing a good deed as well! This year’s line-up will be legendary and includes local favorites such as the Noodles and national acts such as Anderson East.
MLB Spring Training
Spring isn’t just about love and romance; it’s about peanuts, popcorn, and the crack of the bat as your favorite boys of summer shake off their winter blues and get back in the game! With two stadiums in Scottsdale proper (the San Francisco Giants play at the Scottsdale Stadium, and the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks play at Talking Stick), plus eight other stadiums spread throughout the valley, a good time can be found anywhere in the valley during Cactus League Spring Training!
Scottsdale Culinary Arts Festival, April 14th & 15th
The best vacations involve the tastiest vacation foods, and if you’re in the area on the weekend before taxes are due, this epicurean extravaganza will NOT disappoint! The best of the best, from food trucks to gourmet restaurants, will be offering samples at the Scottsdale Civic Center, in addition to drinks, cooking demonstrations, live music, and so much more!
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